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3rd Annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair Set for Sept. 11

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Belknap County Economic Development Council, and presenting sponsor Metrocast Business Services invite the public  to the 3rd annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Taylor Community in Laconia.

The event is open to the public and free to attend with an optional buffet lunch. To register, go to the Chamber's website at Lakesregionchamber.org. Seating will be limited, so register as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

This year's program kicks off with a breakfast panel all about the Affordable Care Act presented by the Small Business Administration, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, and Sulloway & Hollis PLLC.

Additional panel presentations by business professionals providing information unravelling the challenges of commercial insurance needs, how to obtain government contracts, bootstrapping your business, defining your market, branding yourself, guidelines on starting your own business and identifying business support organizations available.

Business presenters include Melcher & Prescott, Cross Insurance, NH P-TAP, City of Laconia, SCORE, Plymouth Enterprise Center, BizBuzz Marketing Partners, Comcast Spotlight, Chuck sink Link, Gunstock Mountain Resort, and Devine, Millimet Attorneys at Law.

Attendees can enjoy a buffet lunch while listening to success stories from three local entrepreneurs, their passion, goals, challenges, and advice: Bob Manley of Hermit Woods Winery, Sarah Gray of Body Covers and Allan Beetle of Patrick's Pub & Eatery.

In addition to providing some inspiration and out-of-the-box thinking to the local business community, the Fair is designed to bring a lot of information on local business resources together in one place.

Sponsors include Metrocast Business Services, Meredith Village Savings Bank, LRGHealthcare, Public Service of New Hampshire along with Signature Business Sponsors featured in the event program and providing take away resources. To register for this event, visit www.lakesregionchamber.org or call the Chamber at 603-524-5531.



Metrocast Business Services proudly presents the 3rd Annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair. (Shown L to R): Carmen Lorentz of Belknap EDC, Karmen Gifford of LR Chamber of Commerce met with the staff from Metrocast at their Belmont office. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 09:28

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Gilford Professional Firefighters 11th Annual Community Golf Tournament

GILFORD — The 2013 Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament is celebrating its 11th year and has raised thousands of dollars for the Lakes Region Scholarship in the name of Nicolas Palisi, the WLNH Children's Auction Hose Draggers Pub Mania Team, and for the Professional Firefighters Relief Fund.

This year's tournament will meet on Friday, September 27. Registration at the picturesque Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford begins at 7:45 a.m. with tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Cost for the scramble format game is at the reduced cost of $90 per golfer or $345 per foursome if received before September 15.

In addition to the lunchtime raffle, there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, longest drive, closest to pin, and worst team score. Firefighters have already received some great prize donations and sponsorships from local businesses but there are still plenty of opportunities to become a supporter of this event.

Contact Jeff Madon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information and LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gilfordprofessionalfirefighters.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 09:16

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Traditional bean supper at Moultonborough church September 14

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough United Methodist Church will host a traditional New England bean supper on Saturday, September 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The menu will include hot dogs, two different types of homemade baked beans, brown bread, as well as homemade potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and beverages.

The proceeds from this supper will be used by the Outreach group in its continuous support of our many local missions and ministries, as well as important global ministries, too. Each year many families in Moultonborough and neighboring communities directly benefit from the Church Outreach group's support. Such local Outreach programs such as the Community Giving Tree, provides Christmas gifts to local in-need children, and Thanksgiving food baskets for many local families.

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the supper. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 09:12

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State Commissioners Tour Coming to Laconia Sept. 12

LACONIA — Executive Councilor Ray Burton, in coordination with the Chambers of Commerce in the Lakes Region, Plymouth Area, and Newport, are announcing an informational tour with four NH State Commissioners on Thursday, Sept. 12

The NH Commissioners are:
Commissioner George Copadis, Employment Security – Compensation Issues
Commissioner Jim Craig, Labor and Job-Related Concerns
Commissioner John Beardmore, Revenue Collection from Businesses
Commissioner Roger Sevigny, Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

The panel of Commissioners will be available to respond to inquiries and questions at the following locations:

8-10 a.m., Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 383 South Main Street, Laconia,

11-12 Noon Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Grafton County Enterprise Center (Traffic Circle, Plymouth)
2-3 p.m. Newport Chamber of Commerce, Sugar River Savings Bank Community Room, Main Street, Newport.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 09:09

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