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BIBA and Bank of New Hampshire announce Buy Local Advantage Card

 LACONIA — Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) announced today their Buy Local Advantage Card. This loyalty card provides consumers various discounts, promotions and special offers from a wide variety of locally owned businesses in the Lakes Region. Simply present the card to any of the participating businesses listed on BIBA's website, www.bibanh.org, and receive the current offer.

BIBA is also announcing a Shift Your Shopping Campaign to encourage shopping at local businesses rather than at national chains and hopes that it will become an annual tradition that strengthens the local economy.

BIBA says that thanks to the Bank of New Hampshire's generous donation it is able to kick of this campaign and provide consumers with the Buy Local Advantage Card. Craig McKeon, Bank of New Hampshire's Graphic Design & Media Specialist designed the card.

"Bank of New Hampshire is dedicated to the communities where we work and live," stated Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. "Supporting organizations such as BIBA is what makes us more than a bank. We truly love New Hampshire."

The cards are free and are currently available at All My Life Jewelers, The Studio, The Insurance Outlet, various Bank of New Hampshire offices, as well as real estate offices throughout the Lakes Region. Additional locations will be updated on the website and Facebook. BIBA's website lists current offers are from the merchants participating.  To participate or learn more about BIBA, contact Kate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BIBA is an affiliate of the American Independent Business Alliance, a non-profit organization helping communities sustain their local independent businesses and keep opportunities alive for local entrepreneurs.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 10:58

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Mid-State Health Center Receives Federal Health Center Funding

PLYMOUTH —  Mid-State Health Center announced at its recent annual meeting that it has been approved as a Heath Center Program New Access Point (NAP) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

The purpose of the Health Center Program New Access Point (NAP) funding is to improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by increasing access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. The Health Center Program NAP funding is an important step in providing sustainability for Mid-State and its mission of providing sound primary care services to the community regardless of ability to pay.

Mid-State believes the investment will help to ensure that the region it serves will have affordable, high-quality health care for years to come. Sharon Beaty, Mid-State's CEO shared, "this funding to support our mission couldn't be more timely as we look toward bringing much needed oral health services as part of our new Bristol facility." Mid-State's new facility is being built at 100 Robie Road in Bristol and will replace their existing facility on Lake Street. It will be the new home for the Bristol health care team and offer primary care, behavioral health, dental health, pharmacy and laboratory services.

The Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce After Hours event and offered the opportunity for Mid-State to share with the community many recognitions it received over the past year: 2012 Business of the Year awarded by Grafton County Economic Development Council; 2013 Rural Pacesetter Award – awarded by CEI Capital Management; named by NH Business Magazine as one of the top 100 women-led nonprofits; and Sharon Beaty CEO received the 2013 John W. True Award for Prevention Excellence awarded by the Communities for Prevention Excellence by CADY Coalition and the 2013 Business Excellence Award in Health Care awarded by New Hampshire Business Review.

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 10:52

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Remax Bayside Donates Turkeys to St. Vincent de Paul

MEREDITH — The owners, staff and associates of RE/MAX Bayside and Bayside Rentals donated 30 turkeys to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Laconia for Thanksgiving distribution.

St. Vincent de Paul is highly successful in their mission of charity locally. Each year the Society distributes hundreds of thanksgiving baskets to families in need throughout the Lakes Region.

RE/MAX Bayside owners Rob Wichland and Chris Kelly feel that community support is very important and above all during the holidays when many families are struggling. "We are thankful to be able to offer our support at this time of year," said Rob Wichland.

RE/MAX Bayside is also inolved in the Toys for Tots program. It is one of the region's busiest drop off locations. People can drop off new, unwrapped toys and gifts at either the Meredith Office (208 Daniel Webster Highway at the junction of Rts. 3 & 104), or at the Laconia Office (423 Main Street at the intersection of Union Avenue and Rt. 106 in downtown Laconia).

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 10:43

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Breakfast at Local Eatery Saturday to benefit LRFN Veggie Round Up

LACONIA — Chef Kevin Halligan is excited to announce Local Eatery will be hosting a special breakfast dining opportunity before the 2013 Laconia Holiday Parade on Saturday November 30 to benefit the Lakes Region Food Network's Veggie Round-up Project, raising awareness and funds for its 2014 initiatives.

The mission of the Lakes Region Food Network is to create an environment where people and organizations can access information and resources, find one another, and discover ways to work together to realize the vision for the Lakes Region Food System. Having received some special funds in 2013; the Lakes Region Food Network offered coupons to families with children, that can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, and eggs at the Thursday Outdoor Market in Laconia. Families received two $5 coupons, which they used at either or both of the last two markets in September.

Named, the Veggie Round-up, the program is to increase access to fresh local food to families with children and support local farmers. This was a trial period to determine the usefulness of encouraging local families on assistance to buy local fresh produce without being held back by the current challenges with the local markets not offering SNAP (food stamps) transactions. Given the success experienced, the 2014 initiative will provide the coupons through the entire farmers market season. For more information go to LRFN.org.

Join Chef Halligan for a Local breakfast before the 2013 Holiday Parade and support Veggie Round-up. Reservations are required. Seating is available between 8 a.m,. and noon.

Chef Halligan will host this year's parade as the guest Grand Marshal. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 10:33

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