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New Business Advisor Now Available for Belknap County

LACONIA — Thanks to a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the US Department of Agriculture and a partnership with the NH Small Business Development Center, Belknap EDC now offers a professional small business advisor dedicated to Belknap County businesses 20 hours every week.

Sally Holder was recently hired by the NH Small Business Development Center to serve as the new business advisor for Belknap and Grafton Counties. Holder will be in the Belknap EDC office every Tuesday and Thursday and is available to meet with any local businesses that need assistance with planning, marketing, financing, or improving business operations and profitability. She can be reached via cell phone at (603) 397-8404 to set up an appointment.

Holder has a diverse business background, including Vice President of Finance, tax accountant, small business consultant, database designer, and controller. Her work experiences involved various stages of business growth in the wholesale, construction, retail, light manufacturing and not-for-profit industries. Holder is a certified public accountant whose continuing education courses focused on tax-related and retirement plan issues, as well as certifications in QuickBooks and as a POS Advisor. Sally said, "My new position as a business advisor for Belknap County is very exciting and I welcome the opportunity to problem solve with existing company owners, help new businesses start, and create more jobs in our local economy."

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:38

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Streetcar selling ‘Wait Until Dark’ tickets

LACONIA — The Streetcar Company community theater group has announced that tickets are now available for their fall production of Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark. The suspense-thriller will be presented at Laconia High School on Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. with a matinee scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at Greenlaw’s Music in Downtown Laconia, at the door or online at the company website: www.streetcarcompany.com. Advanced sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door will be $10 or $ 8 for senior citizens.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:56

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Stage Curtain Restoration Program Begins in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Stage Curtain Restoration Project to restore two painted stage curtains found in the New Hampton Grange Hall and the Town House will be  the  topic of a New Hampton Historical Society meeting Tuesday, October 22, 7 p.m. at the
Gordon-Nash Library.

The Director of Curtains Without Borders, Christine Hadsel, will be explaining the detailed process involved in the restoration. A hundred years ago, grand drapes and painted backdrops were the primary artistic feature of the cultural life of many Northern New England villages and towns and were found in town and grange halls, theaters and opera houses.

Curtains Without Borders is a conservation project dedicated to documenting and preserving historic painted scenery. THe program is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and there will be fundraising items for sale.
For more information, contact Carole Curry at 603-744-9798

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:51

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Lakeport Baptist marked retirement of Rev. Gary Mauck on October 13

LACONIA — Rev. Gary Mauck was honored as Minister Emeritus at United Baptist Church, in Lakeport on October 13th.
Pastor Gary served from 1974 to 1982 and again this year as Minister from June through October. He has now returned to his winter home in Florida.

Dr. Rady Roldan-Figueroa, assistant Professor of Theology at Boston College will be serving as the Pulpit Supply minister. Church services are held at 10 a.m.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:47

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