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2 upcoming workshops with SCORE Lakes Region

LACONIA — SCORE Lakes Region will provide two upcoming workshops for small business owners held at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Building, 383 South Main Street. The first workshop titled "QuickBooks Desktop & Online" will be held on Tuesday, November 11 from 5:30-8 p.m. with registration and networking from 5-5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Charlene Smith, SCORE Mentor, owner of QB Support Services and Certified ProAdvisor, will share her expertise. Charlene is certified in QuickBooks Advanced, Enterprise, Point of Sale and Online. If you use QuickBooks and have questions, if you are setting up your business software or if you are in business and are thinking about converting to QuickBooks Online this is an opportunity for you. Discussion topics during this session include; QuickBooks: is it right for you; differences between Online and Desktop versions; what happens if you change from Desktop to Online?; differences in handling payroll.

The second workshop titled "Start & Run A Successful Small Business" will be held on Tuesday, November 18.
Leo Glasheen Jr. and Marc Abear, SCORE Mentors, will lead the workshop. Leo has an MBA with work experience in contracting, engineering, manufacturing and assembly. Marc has owned several small businesses, has experience in logistics, accounting, engineering as well as holding an MBA with a small business an entrepreneurship specialty.
This workshop is aimed at reducing your risk and increasing your probability of success. Small business owners are encouraged talk with someone who has probably made the mistakes they are thinking about making. The workshop will be interactive.

Discussion topics during this session include; Self-assessment; Does your personality match the requirements of small business success? What's a feasibility study and when is it more appropriate than a business plan? Are your goals SMART (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely)? Start-up Checklist; Do you really need expert advice? Do you have one? What should be on one? Does using experts cost or does it pay?

Registration for both programs is required. Space is limited; only the first 12 paid registrations will be accepted. Tuition is $25 per person paid in advance or $30 at the door on a space available basis. Checks may be sent to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Register online at http://lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:31

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Big band event organized by Temple B’Nai Israel nets $2,600 for Lakes Region Community Services

MEREDITH — The October 18 Freese Brothers Big Band performance held at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse attracted music lovers and dancers of all ages who enjoy the timeless music of the legendary Ellington, Basie, Miller, and Sinatra, as well as other swing and jazz legends.

A near sell-out crowd filled the theater, the dance floor and the balcony with over 160 tickets sold. The program was sponsored by Temple B'nai Israel's (TBI) 2014 'We Care' Program, benefited three other nonprofits - Lakes Region Community Services, the Freese Brother Band and The Winnipesaukee Playhouse.

Temple B'nai Israel donated the net ticket proceeds for this event, topping $2,600, to Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS), a community-based nonprofit that serves individuals and families living with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders. The Freese Brothers Big Band of Concord contributed proceeds to their Scholarship Fund to help train young musicians from New Hampshire's high schools to continue the Big Band tradition in the future. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, a nonprofit community theater offering professional and Community Theater and arts education programs, hosted the event.

This multi-focused fund raising effort was devised by the TBI fund raising team and the Temple's Board of Trustees who decided this year to support not just Temple activities but to give back to the community by offering entertainment events where the proceeds would go to local nonprofits. After reviewing nearly a dozen candidates, LRCS was selected as the 2014 'We Care' partner.

"Our efforts in this first year of the 'We Care' program have been very rewarding for us. Practicing the principles of giving back to the community that we were brought up with is far more enlightening than simply reading about them," said Stu Needleman, who headed up the TBI event planning committee.

As the 2014 TBI 'We Care' partner, LRCS was also the beneficiary of the TBI sponsored Gathering Time folk concert held in June. "As a community-based organization, it doesn't get any better than community generated support, commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director. "Our mission is dedicated to serving the community by promoting independence, dignity and opportunity- values shared by the Temple."


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Holiday Luncheon and Craft Fair at Meredith Congregational on Nov. 22


MEREDITH — The Congregational Church Women of First Congregational Church Meredith will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church on Highland Street.

Shoppers will be able to find many of their gift list items either in Granny's Attic, or in the variety of Christmas crafts, beaded jewelry, hand-knit items, decorations and baked goods. In addition there will be chances to win one of the many specialty-theme gift baskets.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature Harvest Vegetable Soup, sandwiches, apple spice cobbler and beverage.

Proceeds from the fair will go toward school or camp scholarships, as well as donations for special needs within the church and community.

For more information call 279-6271


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State trooper to talk at Guys’ Night Out

GILFORD — A New Hampshire State Trooper will be the featured speaker at Guys' Night Out on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Gilford Community Church.

Trooper 1st Class Charles George is a specially trained trooper who flies in the State Police helicopter and fixed wing aircraft over state highways to provide safety infraction information to ground state troopers. The Air Wing has a long tradition of enforcing speeding violations and other traffic related issues. George is an accomplished photographer for the State Police. He has many stories about events that have occurred in the state.

Guys' Night Out is a program for all the men in the Lakes Region. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, beverages and snacks provided. Dinner by Ellie Murphy is served at 7 p.m. with the program by George to follow.

The cost for the evening is $12 and organizers would appreciate payment with reservation. Those planning to attend are urged to make their reservations by Nov. 17 by calling or emailing the church office at 524-6057 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The church is located at 19 Potter Hill Road.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:55

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