BIBA's (Belknap Independent Business Alliance) Annual Meeting was held at the Beane Conference Center on May 29, with Joe Grafton from AMIBA (American Independent Business Alliance) as our guest speaker. We are excited to be launching our BIBA Buy Local Advantage Card in the next few months and wish to express our gratitude to Bank of New Hampshire for their design and direction for the card and also to Piche's Ski & Sport Shop Print Shop for the production of the card. Be sure to be on the lookout for the launch and how to get your card!
The event would have not been possible without the underwriting support of American Express Open, AMIBA and those who came to hear about BIBA and the local movement. A special thanks to Kevin Halligan for providing us with some tasty treats from Local Eatery, Craig Beane for the meeting space and logistics and Chris and Janelle McCarthy for working the registration table and bar. We would like thank of all those who attended, including: Bank of New Hampshire, Baron's Major Brands, Belknap EDC, Big Cat Coffee, Bizz Buzz Marketing Partners, Charlie Smith,, Franklin Savings Bank, Fusion, Granite United Way, Hawkins Photography & Framing, Homeward Bound Animal Care, Irwin Automotive Group, Laconia School District, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Lakes Region Nutrition, LRL Holdings, Mainstay Technologies, Mayor Michael Seymour, Melcher & Prescott, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Nearby Registry, Patrick Wood Law, Salmon Press, Skate Escape, The Laconia Daily Sun, The Studio, And various other individuals from the community!
We have an exciting year ahead and we look forward to sharing it with you and our Lakes Region community!
Executive Director: Kate Bishop Hamel
BIBA Board of Directors:
Randy Bullerwell, All My Life Jewelers
David Buffington, AMG Financial
Chris McCarthy, The Insurance Outlet