The Resource Fair highlights the resources available to small businesses in Maine and NH
BERWICK, Maine – Recently, SBA New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich joined the Falls Chamber of Commerce to attend a small business resource fair at Berwick City Hall.
This event was an afternoon focused on helping small businesses find the resources they need to start, thrive and grow. The Business Resource Fair was attended by 15 New Hampshire and Maine business support organizations.
“I applaud the Falls Chamber of Commerce for their efforts to reach out to the small business community in the Falls area by bringing these small business resources together under one roof,” said Mr. Vlacich. “For small businesses, establishing strong local connections is critical to launch, grow and expand.”
“The Falls Chamber of Commerce hosted the Business Resource Fair to help businesses in both Maine and New Hampshire find resources to start, thrive and grow here,” said Emerson Doiron, Falls executive director . “Our community is getting stronger and growing with new businesses every day, and we’re working to provide them with the resources they need.”
Organizations featured at the Business Resource Fair included:
Small Business Administration (Maine and New Hampshire District Offices)
Small Business Development Center (Maine and NH)
· Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England
· Seashore SCORE
· Veteran entrepreneurship training and resource network
· York County Career Center
· Financial Agency for Southern Maine
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
· New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs
· Maine International Trade Center
Technical Support Sourcing Center (Maine and NH)
· Maine Treasury
The Falls Chamber of Commerce is a professional body serving the businesses of Somersworth NH, Rollinsford NH, Berwick Maine, South Berwick Maine and North Berwick Maine. To learn more visit: https://thefallschamber.com/. Businesses can contact their local SBA office or one of SBA’s resource partners at www.sba.gov/local-assistance.
Zebra Crossings is looking for a new CEO
DOVER – Zebra Crossings, a nonprofit organization that provides camp experiences for children with chronic illnesses and their families, is beginning a search for a new CEO. The organisation, founded in 2010 by Dover-based Astrid Wielens, made the announcement following the retirement of Aric Morrison, who is leaving the position of Executive Director for personal reasons.
“For many years, Zebra Crossings has benefited from the generous support of corporate sponsors, partners, donors and volunteers who believe in the importance and value of our mission,” said Eileen Sewall, President of the Zebra Crossings Board of Trustees. “Our plan is to continue our good work under new leadership, expanding our camp offering and enriching the lives of more campers.”
Three consecutive summers of COVID have stifled the number of camps that would normally hold crosswalks, and the pent-up demand for empowerment and community experiences is evident. “A Zebra Crossings camp is almost like a family reunion, it’s a place where everyone shares the same lived experience and speaks the same language,” said Curtis Hines, program director for Zebra Crossings. Earlier this month, Hines hosted a weekend camp for It’s My Heart New England, a charity that provides non-medical support for children with congenital heart disease: “By connecting with others who share their medical challenges, your support network grows, and these children develop new ones Reserves of self-confidence and resilience. The camp is a special place and sometimes the kids cry when they say goodbye because they don’t want to leave.”
Zebra Crossings is looking to have a new Executive Director in place by early 2023 to facilitate a full calendar of camp programs and events next year. Interested candidates with nonprofit management experience are encouraged to learn more about the position on the Zebra Crossings website at zebra-crossings.org/jobs/.
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce conducts band average at RE/MAX 360
ROCHESTER – The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 13 to celebrate the grand opening of RE/MAX 360’s newest location at 10 South Main St. in Rochester. RE/MAX 360 is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Beverly, Mass. and Alton, NH. The brokerage company, founded in 2018, has more than 120 brokers and specializes in residential and commercial real estate. The addition of this office brings the RE/MAX 360 family of companies to nine offices in the greater Massachusetts and New Hampshire area. They are licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. RE/MAX 360 invites you to learn more by stopping by its latest location or by visiting its website at www.remax360.com.
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce performs the ribbon cutting for The Rochester Voice
ROCHESTER – The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Rochester Voice on Friday, October 21 to celebrate 5 years as Chamber membership and 10 years as a digital newspaper. Formerly known as The Lebanon Voice, The Rochester Voice reports news and community content in Rochester and surrounding cities and communities, including Dover, Farmington, Barrington, Milton and Somersworth, New Hampshire, as well as several cities in Maine. The full-service newspaper features daily state, regional and local news, as well as Lifestyle, See N Go, Focus, Wine and Dine, Obituaries and Opinion sections.
“We want to ensure The Rochester Voice continues to be a sustainable publication,” says Harrison Thorp, editor and publisher of The Rochester Voice, “and look forward to working with corporations, nonprofits and small businesses as we provide our readers with reliable publications.” provide , unbiased news coverage second to none. Along the way, we were blessed by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce as Rochester Company of the Year in 2021 and 12 New Hampshire Press Association Distinguished Journalism Awards over the past four years.” The Rochester Voice invites you to learn more by Visit https://www.therochestervoice.com/.
Dover Chamber hosts Chamber Appreciation Day breakfast.
DOVER – The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce celebrated national Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day on Wednesday 19th October with a Chamber Appreciation Day breakfast.
Over 40 valued Chamber members attended the event to network and enjoy a breakfast prepared by Chamber staff and volunteers. Breakfast items were donated by The Nook, The Sassy Biscuit Co., Panera Bread, Two Bees Café + Patisserie, and Earth’s Harvest Kitchen & Juicery.
In addition to networking, the event featured trivia questions that helped members get to know the Chamber’s staff. So far in 2022, 62 companies and organizations have joined the Dover Chamber and that number is still growing.
“The chamber is 100th The anniversary celebration planned for 2020 did not take place due to COVID, so this was a great opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate the Chamber and its initiatives in the community,” said Melissa Launder, GDCC Membership and Business Programs Manager.
Event sponsors included Bangor Savings Bank, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA, Coastal Mi-Box, Mr. Electric, Clean-O-Rama, Wildside Candle Co. and Dover 400.
The Chamber concluded Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day in the evening with a Business Open House at First Seacoast Bank.
The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, individuals and organizations working together to promote the economic well-being of their members and the community. For information on Chamber of Dover membership and programs or for a schedule of activities, call 603-742-2218 or visit www.dovernh.org.
Seton Academy hosts Chamber’s Business After Hours in November
ROCHESTER — The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce announced that Seton Academy will host a Business After Hours on Wednesday 9th November. Business After Hours will be held in St Anne’s Hall at Our Lady of Holy Rosary at 189 North Main St. Rochester from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Seton Academy celebrates having successfully opened its doors for its freshman year.
This Business After Hours is an opportunity to meet Seton Academy staff and board members. This event also offers guests the opportunity to network with other chamber members. Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards for networking and door prizes! Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes will be provided.
There is ample parking available behind the Holy Rosary Church. Participants should enter the door at the back of the church. Then go through the door on the left to enter St Anne’s Hall.
For more information or to register, contact the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce at 603-332-5080, email [email protected] or register online at www.rochesternh.org/novemberbah.
36 McLane Middleton Attorneys are included in Super Lawyers
PORTSMOUTH – The Law Firm of McLane Middleton announces that 36 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of New England Super Lawyers and/or Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers is a rating service for outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved high levels of recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The attorneys selected by McLane Middleton for inclusion, along with their primary area of practice as stated by Super Lawyers, are:
2022 New England Super Lawyers on the Coast:
Patrick Closson – Business/Corporate
Note: Inclusion on the list or receipt of the award is not intentional and should not be construed as comparison to other attorneys or create any expectation of results that may be achieved in a future matter.