Sponsored by:
August 2018
In This Issue
Generational Success for Relyco
Statistically speaking, Relyco, a specialty paper products and payment solutions business on Broadway, has beaten the odds. It is a family-run business, and it made the transition from first-generation to second-generation - with company president Bruce Steinberg taking the helm of day-to-day operations from his father, CEO Michael Steinberg, who has run the company for 29 years.

Data from the University of New Hampshire Center for Family Business shows this type of hand-off is not always successful. It notes that, nationally, two-thirds of successful first-generation businesses don't survive to the second generation, and fewer than 15 percent survive to the third generation. 

For the full article, click here
Northway Bank Welcomes Fischer 
Northway Bank is proud to name Robert Fischer as AVP, Senior Branch Manager of its Portsmouth location.
In his role, Bob will be responsible for cultivating and strengthening relationships within the Portsmouth community, offering the highest level of customer service, and providing advice, strategies, and solutions for Northway Bank's customers.  Bob brings a career of banking expertise, leadership, and professional networking to his position at Northway Bank.

A graduate of Franklin Pierce University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a double minor in marketing and accounting, Bob most recently served on the Citizens Bank leadership team. Prior to that, he held positions in retail banking as well as in the fitness, travel, and restaurant industries.

Visit www.northwaybank.com for more information.
Dover Attorneys Named Best Lawyers
Three attorneys from Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin were recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the field of personal injury litigation.  This marks the twelfth consecutive year Attorneys Matthew B. Cox and John E. Durkin have been selected. This is twelfth consecutive year Attorney Rockefeller has been selected.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, said a spokesman. Because Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

For more information, visit www.burnsbryant.com
Richer Joins Newburyport Five Cents Savings
Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank announced the addition of Ronald P. Richer as vice president, general services manager. Richer's responsibilities will include strategic direction and management of day-to-day operations, maintenance, and capital improvements of the bank's branches and other owned and leased properties. Richer brings deep category experience to the bank. From 2007-2018, he was vice president of real estate operations at Eastern Bank. 

Prior to that, he held similar management positions at Kane Management Group, LLC and John Hancock Financial Services. Richer holds an associate in applied science in business administration from Herkimer County Community College, is a CPM candidate at the Institute of Real Estate Management, and a graduate of the Building Owners & Managers Association International and the International Facilities Management Association.

For more information, visit www.newburyportbank.com
Registration Open for the 10th Annual AHD 5K Road Race
The Apple Harvest Day 5K Road Race kicks off the Seacoast's premier autumn street festival on October 6th.  The 5K Road Race starts on River Street and ends on Washington Street in downtown Dover. The USTAF certified course runs directly through the Apple Harvest Day festival site on Washington Street and Central Avenue, and then winds through historic Dover on a rolling course that is suitable for beginner runners and walkers, as well as advanced racers. 

To register or for more information, visit www.dovernh.org/5k or contact Community Events Manager, Morgan Faustino, at 603-742-2218 or events@dovern.org
Bob Sherwood Landscaping Helps the Dover Chamber Stay Spruced Up All Summer Long
The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the team at Bob Sherwood Landscaping for maintaining the grounds around the Chamber building this summer. 

From pulling weeds to trimming trees, Bob's team took the time to make sure every inch of the property was taken care of.  Summer is certainly a busy time of year for landscapers, so we appreciate his team coming out in the middle of the busyness to keep us looking good!  Visit www.bob-sherwood.com for more information. 
Leone, McDonnell & Roberts Announces New Hire
Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA is pleased to announce the hiring of recent University of New Hampshire graduate Christine Chrysafidis.

Hailing from Brookfield, New Hampshire, Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH. While at school, she was an active member of Women in Business, a student run organization aimed at networking and educating young women on important business skills such as resume building, navigating LinkedIn and more. As a member of the organization, Christine took part in community service activities, learned from many business women in the community, mentored fellow members and organized and attended an annual Women In Business Conference.

This is not Christine's first time working at Leone, McDonnell & Robert, PA. During the summer of 2017, she gained valuable experience and insight into public accounting as one of our summer interns.

Visit www.lmrcpa.com for more information. 
New Lens Doctors Office Opens in Portsmouth
The Lens Doctors completed construction of its new and expanded offices at 605 Lafayette Road this month. Designed by McHenry Architecture of Portsmouth, the project is a two-story, 12,600-square-foot building, which houses the expanded Lens Doctors' practice on the first floor with an outpatient clinic associated with Exeter Hospital to soon open on the second floor. 

The Lens Doctors, with four locations in New Hampshire, is owned and operated by Drs. Marcie and Peter Mocklis. The new building's design incorporates high-quality exterior and interior materials and sets it apart from the suburban context the site occupies. It features a combination of granite, brick, ground face block and aluminum metal veneer panels in addition to the commercial grade glazing and doorways.

Visit. www.lensdoctors.net for more information. 
HAVEN Announces New Hires
Haven, the violence prevention and crisis response center for anyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in southeastern New Hampshire, announced two new hires. 
Jessica Koukis of Rye joins the staff as manager of communication and outreach. She previously served on the board of directors of Haven for two years before joining the staff.  Koukis is a nationally certified rapid transformational therapy practitioner, focusing on healing work in trauma and addiction.  Kara Rodenhizer, Ph.D., is Haven's new shelter manager. Rodenhizer completed her doctorate in social psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She is a published author of academic articles on intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She has a specialization in research on the impact of media on the use of aggression in dating and sexual relationships. Rodenhizer continues her research with the Interpersonal Violence Research Center at UNH. She has previous research work with the American Association of Suicidology in Washington, D.C. Rodenhizer is a former instructor at UNH in abnormal psychology and introduction to psychology.

For more information, visit www.havennh.org
Welcome  New Members
(Joined August 1-August 31, 2018)

Brick & Barn Real Estate Group
Scott Rome | 50 Pointe Place, Unit 23, Dover |  www.brickandbarngroup.com 

Orangetheory Fitness  
Sherri Ritz | 865A Central Avenue, Dover | dover.orangetheoryfitness.com

Spring Village at Dover
Angela Pelletier | 35 Pointe Place Road, Dover | www.springvillagedover.com 

Tuckaway Farm
Lynne Park |  301 Shapleigh Road, Lebanon, ME | www.tuckawaytreefarmmaine.com 

Top Knots Dover
Sarah Lord | 1 Washington Street, Dover | www.topknotscoworking.com
Member Renewals
We wish to thank the following organizations who renewed their Chamber membership in August.

Renewal E-Blast Raffle
Members who renew their membership during their renewal month are entered to win a free dedicated e-blast to go out on their organization's behalf.  Valued at $225! 

The renewal e-blast winner for August was Dover Women's Health, P.A. !
Get your membership in on-time to win!