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082113 Dynamic Networking Group Fusion introducing itself to the Lakes Region (393 w/3 col Fusion)

LACONIA — The Launch into Fusion Networking event at the Margate on Lake Winnipesaukee on  Thursday, August 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. will introduce the public to the organization that brings together the future leaders of the Lakes Region.

The Lakeside Pavilion will be filled with more than 200 members of the community, music by DJ B.O.B., interactive booths by local businesses, raffles and giveaways, a 50/50 drawing, light refreshments, and a cash bar.

As the official kickoff event for the organization, 'Fusion Networking' will be introduced to the Lakes Region. The idea is to get to know others in a casual social environment where connections will happen naturally because people enjoy doing business with those they know, like and trust.

Fusion NH looks to bring people together for social, civic, and business purposes. The organization was first known as the Lakes Region Young Professionals group as a committee under the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. As the group started to grow, it began to have a purpose of its own; bringing people together through social and civic opportunities for the betterment of the community. This inspired the group of individuals to create a separate organization with a new mission, and brought about the opportunity to distinguish and rebrand themselves.

''Being known as the Lakes Region Young Professionals group, didn't allow us to reach those that we were looking to get involved with our organization. The stigma attached to the words 'young' and 'professional' were holding us back from what we were looking to accomplish. It was time for a change – a fresh perspective,'' says Fusion President, Beth San Soucie. "Fusion is looking to make connections within the Lakes Region through activities that inspire people and provide a sense of community; with this comes the opportunity to build business and social connections along the way. This is the wave of the next generation of leaders – we're paving the way.''

Tickets can be purchased online at www.FusionNH.org for $10 or at the door for $15.

For more information about what Fusion can do to support your business or organization, and how to get involved, contact
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Fusion Board and Committee Members at the Margate on Lake Winnipesaukee. Pictured are Craig McKeon (Fusion – Secretary), Meredith Horton, Beth San Soucie (Fusion – President), Jaimie Sousa (Fusion – Vice-President), Kim Drouin, Tania Baert (Fusion – Treasurer), Trish Laurent and Chris Walkley. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:46

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Bristol Baptist Church hosting ham supper

BRISTOL — On Saturday, September 7, at 5:30 p.m., Bristol Baptist Church, located at 30 Summer Street will be having a Spiral Ham Supper.

The meal includes spiral ham, sweet potato, peas and corn with apple crisp and ice cream. Cost of meal is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12 years old, and $25 for families of four.

Take outs are available. For more information, call 744-3885.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 01:10

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090613 Sailing School receives donation of Carolina Skiff (151 w/3 col Dalton )

GILFORD — The Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association sailing school, a non-profit organization, derives a portion of its funding from the generous donations of older boats by people in the Lakes Region community. Some of these boats are used in the program, while others are sold. Info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In July LWSA received the generous donation of a 14 foot Carolina Skiff with a 25 HP outboard. The boat was donated by Tom Dalton, a Belmont cabinet maker and contractor. This sturdy boat will be used by the sailing school as a chase/rescue boat.

The LWSA Sailing School has taught thousands of local youngsters from 7 to 16 years of age to sail over the past 26 seasons. The program has five nationally certified instructors who teach in a fleet of 27 sailboats and four motorboats. See www.lwsa.org



Instructor Liam Shanahan, center; boat donor Thomas Dalton, right, and LWSA instructor Ben Crosby with donated Carolina Skiff. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 11:45

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090113Beyond The Fringe Relocates to Streetcar Building (439 w/3 col Fringe)

LACONIA — Local salon owner Kelsey Nims knew she needed more space to satisfy growing customer demand for services. As the owner of Beyond the Fringe, she knew that she needed more parking, larger styling areas and updated equipment, which meant moving.

So, when she began searching for just the right space for her salon, she knew it was going to be a challenge. When introduced to the available space in the historic Streetcar Building in downtown Laconia  she knew it was the right fit, for her and her clients. Open in the new location since early 2013, Nims is thrilled with the growth she's witnessing.

"To take Beyond The Fringe to the next level, I knew I was going to have to move. When I saw the Streetcar Building location, it was obvious: the physical characteristics of the building and the available space were so impressive, I knew I wanted my salon associated with the heart and soul of the Lakes Region community. With over 1,000 employees in one-quarter mile of the downtown area, the Streetcar Building is the right space for the salon, now and in the future. I couldn't be happier with the increase in our client base."

Weeks Commercial, the largest commercial and industrial real estate brokerage firm from the Lakes Region to the north country, handled the transaction. Sales Associate Kevin Sullivan brokered the lease and maintains the exclusive listing for the available remaining space in the building.

The Streetcar Building houses professional/office and restaurant space in a historic, turn of the century brick manufacturing building. Completely renovated in the 1980's for its current use, the building was originally home to the Laconia Car Company, which manufactured cable cars, and then the Laconia Shoe Company. It is owned by Cable Car Realty of Nashua.

Bill Dube, owner of Cable Car Realty, reflected on his confidence at having a locally owned real estate firm handle the transactions in the building. "Weeks Associates has done a great job bringing quality tenants to the Streetcar Building. Cable Car Reality has a history of downtown revitalization efforts in New Hampshire and we want to be an integral investor in the redevelopment of downtown Laconia. As such, the addition of Beyond The Fringe to the building is a welcome addition to the other fine tenants we have and continues to help rebuild a strong economic base in the local community. Our partnership with Weeks is a rewarding and fruitful one."


Realtor Kevin Sullivan of Weeks Commercial Real Estate and salon owner Kelsey Nims stand in front of the entrance to Beyond The Fringe Salon, which opened early this year. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 11:40

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