April 2021
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Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Join us for the Exeter Area Chamber Golf Tournament, underwritten by Unitil, on Friday, May 21st. Check-In opens at 7:30am with a shotgun start at 9am. Enjoy a day outdoors that includes 18 holes of golf, prizes, and lunch! 

Join us Friday, May 21, 2021
7:30am-Check In Opens
9:00am-Shotgun Start

Leone, McDonnell & Roberts Welcomes Jessica Barlevi

The Certified Public Accounting firm of Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA is pleased to welcome Staff Accountant, Jessica Barlevi, to the firm. Jessica earned a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College, a master's degree from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of New Hampshire. She has a diverse professional and creative background. 
At Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Jessica primarily focuses on tax review, planning, and preparation in our Stratham, New Hampshire office. Her unique professional background makes her a valued contributor to the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts team.
 When not helping tax clients at the firm, Jessica enjoys writing poetry, and spending time at home in Stratham with her three children.

Visit www.lmrpa.com to learn more.
Exeter Hospital Breaks Ground on Cancer Center Expansion

Exeter Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a new renovation and expansion project at its Center for Cancer Care. 

Currently, the radiation oncology and medical oncology services are physically separated, and the addition of 7,000 new square feet will create a more cohesive space to join them together. Hospital officials said the renovation and expansion will increase the number of infusion bays while enhancing the patient experience, providing larger, more modern, and comfortable treatment areas with views to outdoor gardens. 

Additional space will also be created for the center’s renowned multidisciplinary clinics. The clinics streamline the evaluation and planning process when a patient is diagnosed with cancer by pulling together a team of experts specialized in a specific cancer type to meet with the patient and their family in one day.The expansion will create a larger space for multidisciplinary clinics to be held for breast, thoracic/lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck, and prostate/genitourinary cancers. 

To learn more, visit www.exeterhospital.com.
Seacoast Artist's Association to Feature 2 Local Artists

As part of its ongoing Body of Work series, this May the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter will feature oil paintings by Jim Ryan and watercolors by Lorraine Makhoul.

Known for his oil paintings of birds of prey, some of which now grace the walls of the new Center for Wildlife facility in York, Maine, Jim Ryan now turns his talent to songbirds. In his new series, “Unexpected Visitors,” Ryan has placed birds seen in his yard into still lifes he designed in his studio. He calls this “a whimsical venture into realism.” Surprisingly, he started painting only a few years ago and is mainly self-taught. He works in oils, but also uses watercolors, colored pencils, charcoal, graphite, and also enjoys working “en plein air”.

Lorraine Makhoul has been drawing and painting since she was a child. She has taken a number of art classes but is mostly self-taught. Her new show “Definition in Watercolors” shows her love for detail. Her painting "Fish Shanty I" was awarded First Place in Watercolors at the Newburyport Art Association in their 2018 Fall Members Juried show. As an amateur photographer, Makhoul has a wide variety of photographs to choose from when she wants to begin a painting.

Visit www.seacoastartist.org to learn more.
Exeter Police Department Issues New Officer Trading Cards

A police trading card program made popular over 20 years ago is back with new officers, new cards, and a sweet incentive for kids to collect the cards. The 28 unique trading cards feature a photo of both officers and dispatchers along with a personalized statement on the back. McDonald’s of Exeter is also offering a free kid’s cone or sundae to those that have collected at least five cards. 

Detective Bruce Page helps with proper car seat set up, visiting lemonade stands in the summer, and can occasionally be found having breakfast at St. Anthony’s in Exeter with Harry King, a nonagenarian resident of the town with an interest in community policing. Page approached Chief Poulin about bringing back the trading cards. 

The last time the Exeter Police Department had offered these “baseball” type trading cards was back in 1999. There are a few members of the current roster who were on cards at that time, including prosecutor Patrick Mulholland, Deputy Chief Michael Munck and DARE officer Steve Petroski. Cards are available at several locations, including from officers in the field.

Kennebunk Savings Earns Recovery Friendly Workplace Status

Kennebunk Savings is following through on years of work researching and funding substance use disorder prevention and recovery efforts by participating in New Hampshire’s Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative. The initiative encourages employees, employers and communities to collaborate by creating positive change and eliminating barriers for those impacted by substance use disorder.

The initiative provides guidance to help employers support healthy lifestyle choices. It provides resources to make it easier for employees who are both directly and indirectly impacted by substance use disorder to access support and recovery services, and it encourages the use of non-stigmatizing and inclusive language.

To learn more, visit www.kennebunksavings.com.
EAGFWC Donates to Waypoint

The Exeter Area General Federation of Women’s (EAGFWC) Club presented a donation of $1,000 to Waypoint, a critical non-profit provider of resources & services to families in need.

Funds were raised through their annual SleepOut21 event designed to end youth Homelessness in N.H.
Waypoint, formerly known as Child and Family Services, has been advocating for and servicing NH for over 40 years. The Exeter Area GFWC, a non-profit women’s organization in existence for over 65 years, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others in the Exeter and surrounding communities through volunteer and charitable services.

To learn more about EAGFWC, visit www.eagfwc.org.

To learn more about Waypoint, visit www.waypointnh.org.
April Chamber Spotlight:
White Wave Photography
White Wave Photography is a full service boutique portrait photographer specializing in Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family Photography. Jennie's goal is to make sure you not only have an amazing session that leaves you with genuine memories but also to provide you with heirloom quality portraits and products that your family will enjoy for generations to come. She offers a start-to-finish experience unlike any other. Together, they will turn you beautiful images into gorgeous custom art for your home. Jennie will work with you every step of the way.
What better way to get in front of over 2,500 contacts then by advertising in the Exeter Area Chamber's Digital Tradewinds Member Newsletter!

Contact Kim Lindquist, Director of Events & Marketing, at kim@exeterarea.org or by phone at 603.772.2411 x2 to learn more and to secure your spot.
April New Members
Schrager Hampson Aviation Insurance Agency, LLC
9A Lafayette Rd., Suite 5, North Hampton

Great Bay Acupuncture
1 Portsmouth Ave., Suite 1, Stratham

Get Beyond

O'Neil Cinemas
24 Calef Highway, Epping

The Word Barn
66 Newfields Road, Exeter
April Renewing Members
New for 2021, for those members who renew during their renewal month or before they will be entered in a raffle for a complimentary EBlast, valued at $150.
April's winner was Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast . Congratulations!
Membership Milestones
Congratulations to our members who are celebrating a milestone year with the
Exeter Area Chamber!

5 Years
Congratulations to our Award Winners!
Outstanding Woman in Business
Lori Breard
Achievement in Leadership
Kathy Beebe
Kathy Beebe exudes so much leadership with everyone that she encounters. She cares so deeply for the people impacted by trauma, violence, and much more and has the skills to look at things on a visionary level to build systems level change to impact our communities in the best way. Her positive outlook that when a community comes together we can all better people's lives is shown each and every day through her leadership, service, and attitude. Anyone would be lucky enough to be at a table with her, work for her, or be in a community that is impacted by her leadership.
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