PLYMOUTH — North Country Council and the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a free seminar to show how businesses can prepared for a disaster.
The program, led by Michelle Noren-Grey of council's staff, will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library on Russell Street.
Noren-Grey will explain what steps businesses can take to be ready for an interruption of operations due to flood, severe weather, IT systems failure, power disruption, public health emergency, or supply chain disruption? Being prepared by having a disaster response plan can make the difference between days or months of getting back to business.
Organizers point out that from 2000 to 2013 there have been 17 disaster declarations in New Hampshire, that 40 percent of businesses that experience a disaster never reopen, that severe weather events in the last nine years cost Granite State businesses $389.3 million in damages. Considering that small businesses represent 96 percent of employers in the state, and that small businesses employ 50 percent of the private-sector labor force, small-business owners should find the seminar valuable, organizers note.
This seminar is offered at no cost to the public, but space is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to reserve seat by calling the Chamber office at 536-1001.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:21
ALTON — Family fun is planned for Saturday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in downtown Alton with the Light Up Night events.
The Alton Historical Society is pleased to participate in this town sponsored event again this year. Among the other activities planned by the town of Alton Parks and Recreation Department, the Historical Society's museum, located in the lower level of the Gilman Library, will be open for browsing and warming up. Hot beverages and light refreshments will be available.
In addition, the Historic J. Jones & Son Freight Building, located adjacent to the B&M Railroad Park on Depot Street behind the Alton Town Hall, will be open for the public to tour.
Events of the evening will culminate with the tree lighting at the Ginny Douglas Park.
To learn more about the Alton Historical Society, visit www.altonhistoricalsociety.org or contact Marty Cornelissen at 875-5456. New members are always welcome. The Alton Historical Society's museum is open to the public the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:09
LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire's fifth annual Feeding New Hampshire Food collected nearly 3,000 non-perishable food items and more than $500 in monetary donations, which have been shared with 19 local food pantries throughout New Hampshire the week prior to Thanksgiving.
"We are very thankful to those who were able to make donations. The need this year has been greater than in recent years, making this a staple to the communities we serve," said Ann Nichols, senior vice president and chief retail banking officer for the bank. "Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire. This is what makes Bank of New Hampshire more than a bank."
Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:02
SANBORNTON — Sant Bani elementary and middle school students raised over $1,300 for local and international charities though a Track-A-Thon project this fall.
"Students asked family and friends to sponsor them for the number of laps that they would run around the track during their physical education class and independently during recess," explained the school's K-8 Service Learning Coordinator, Jessica Pine.
Made possible through a collaboration with Physical Education teacher Maya Hardcastle, this fundraising effort is one of the service learning projects that are integrated throughout the Sant Bani curriculum. Some of the charities Sant Bani students brainstormed, researched and selected as recipients of the donations were Franklin Animal Shelter, The Carey House in Laconia, The Water Project, World Wildlife Fund and Unicef USA. Learn more at santbani.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:49