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August 2019
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In This Issue
Members Helping Members
Community Partners, the nonprofit community agency that provides behavioral health and developmental services in Strafford County, is sending its employees to Great Bay Community College to become more effective in their jobs.  Some employees who complete the eight-week Judy Mette Institute at Great Bay's Rochester campus will graduate with a raise in pay, along with less stress, better job satisfaction and the skills and confidence to excel in their work.

The institute began in the fall of 2018. Forty-seven employees have completed it so far. Sean Clancy, associate vice president of marketing and community engagement, said Great Bay worked closely with Community Partners to develop two tracks of classes.

For more information about Community Partners, visit www.communitypartnersnh.org

For more information about Great Bay Community College, visit www.greatbay.edu
Seacoast Dermatology Welcomes Emily Farrell
Seacoast Dermatology PLLC is proud to announce the addition of Emily Farrell, PA-C to the growing dermatology Practice. 

Board-certified and dermatology-trained, Farrell is an integral part of the team, working closely with experienced practice doctors to correctly diagnose and determine effective treatment plans for men, women and children. Her focus is on skin cancer detection and women's skin related issues including adult acne, gynecological dermatology, hair loss, nutrition, and anti-aging with comprehensive attention to her patient's health care goals.  Farrell received her bachelor's degree in biology from Tufts University in Medford, MA. She graduated summa cum laude from Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, where she obtained her master of medical science, physician assistant studies. She is now a board-certified dermatology-trained physician assistant with extensive clinical experience in dermatology. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Learn more at www.seacoastdermnh.com
Members Working Together
Eastern Bank  is pleased to announce a $2.5 million construction loan to Dover-based developer Summit Land Development (Summit) for ground-up construction of an 8,500 square-foot building at 5 Terrascape Parkway along Somersworth's "Medical Mile." Planned to open in late 2019, the build-to-suit medical building is fully leased, long-term, to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and will house a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The VA currently has over 800 CBOCs to provide common outpatient services, including health and wellness visits, in communities across the country.

This 15-year banking relationship has provided construction financing for a number of well-known development projects in the Dover area including residential communities and mixed-use commercial properties. In 2017, Eastern provided a $20 million construction financing loan to Summit for the 55-acre development of Pointe Place, a mixed use and residential planned community in Dover that opened in 2018. The first phase of Pointe Place offered 120 residential units and 30,000 square feet of commercial space; it is fully leased with subsequent phases to follow.

For more information, visit www.easternbank.com
Co-Founder Kerry Norton Takes Over Hope on Haven Hill
Hope on Haven Hill has anointed co-founder Kerry Norton as its new executive director, and Norton says three rewarding years of being involved in every facet of the organization has prepared her well for the role. Norton's appointment as executive director was effective Aug. 5. Norton has been serving as interim director for several months since Sharon Drake transitioned elsewhere, according to Norton.

When it opened on Haven Hill Road in 2016, Hope on Haven Hill was New Hampshire's second residential treatment home for pregnant and parenting women. It quickly became a success story, according to community and recovery leaders.  The organization looks to continue that success with the new Abi's Place, a separate recovery home that serves pregnant and parenting women who have competed substance use disorder treatment and face housing insecurity. The home is located within the former rectory of St. Mary's Church, on Charles Street.

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Register Now for the Apple Harvest Day 5K
Apple Harvest Day will continue its tradition of kicking off the Seacoast's premier autumn street festival with a 5k road race, for the 11 th  straight year. Part of the Dover Race Series

This year's course will feature a new route! Starting between the McConnell Center and the Dover District Court on St. Thomas Street, the USATF certified course winds through historic downtown Dover and is perfect for advanced runners as well as beginners and families. Once you finish the race, be sure to stick around for hard apple cider provided by  North Country Cider ! Each runner over the age of 21 will receive two complimentary North Country Cider beverages, with non-alcoholic apple cider available. 

Race Directed by No Finish Line Running

Best of the Seacoast Winners Announced
Business men and women from the region recently celebrated the best of the best at the 2019 Best of the Seacoast awards gala. Awards were given to a range of businesses in categories that included professional services, health, food and dining, car services, drink places, merchants and retailers, beauty, and entertainment and recreation.

The awards program and event was sponsored by Seacoast Media Group. A complete list of awards, as voted by readers of SMG's daily and weekly newspapers, was published in a special section of the Aug. 25 edition of Seacoast Sunday.  A total of 310,000 votes were cast in this year's Best of the Seacoast contest from 17,000 unique voters.

For the full list of winners, click here.

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AdvancED | Measured Progress has new Name: Cognia
AdvancED | Measured Progress, which was formed with two education nonprofits merging in November 2018, announced recently it is changing its corporate name to Cognia.  Measured Progress, based in Dover, merged last year with AvanceED of Alpharetta, Georgia, which was focused on education quality and accreditation.

The new name Cognia comes from the Latin word cognitio, which means knowledge. The name change reflects the nonprofit's belief that "knowledge is the key to helping people reach their aspirations-regardless of circumstance or background," according to a statement from the company.  Cognia's Dover office, the organization's assessment division (formerly known as Measured Progress), works with schools, school systems, and state education agencies to design student assessments that gauge academic performance, help inform instruction, and provide data for making decisions about education programs.

For more information, visit www.cognia.org
Dover Recovery Center Celebrates 40 Years
Nine years ago, Danielle Parisi was able to kick her opiate habit when she was pregnant with her first child. But when she was discharged from the hospital after giving birth, she was prescribed Percocet by her doctor. In the years since, Parisi has seen the inside of several sober living and recovery facilities across the state.  On June 10, she checked into Southeastern New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, located in the county complex in Dover.

Parisi joined a celebration marking SENHS' 40th anniversary. The nonprofit, which contracts with the state, provides both in-patient and out-patient services to individuals struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. The agency opened in 1979.  Dr. Larry Kane, who serves on the agency's board of directors, said while SENHS has been in operation for 40 years, the organization has remained "kind of invisible." He cited a recent meeting he attended with 30 police chiefs from across the region - several didn't know about SENHS and its services, he said.

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Dover Celebrates National Night Out
Dover held its National Night Out at Henry Law Park, where the police had several vehicles on display for people to sit in as officers explained the function of the vehicles. It was especially popular with kids as they got to turn on the blue lights and hit the siren.  Residents had the opportunity to tour the Dover police mobile crime lab and the tactical response vehicle, and take up a game of cornhole with officers. Officer Michelle Murch and Joe Caproni were a hit as horses CJ and Rasa were more than happy to have kids come up to give them a pet.  

Dover Fire and Rescue brought a fire truck where they displayed a full ladder extension with a firefighter in the bucket, along with firefighting apparatus. The firefighter's union Local 1312 served up food and beverages donated by the local Hannaford and Shaw's supermarkets.  Several outside agencies also attended and set up informational booths. SOS Recovery was handing out information on drug treatment and recovery, while HAVEN distributed information about domestic abuse programs. Dover Youth to Youth, an extension of the police department who works with teens to prevent substance abuse, was also there. 

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Welcome  New Members
(Joined August 1-August 31, 2019)

Vishay HiRel Systems
Susan Gerrish | 140 Crosby Road, Dover | www.vishay.com 

Complementary Applied Nutrition
Dr. Michael Blackman | 810 Central Avenue, Dover | www.canutritionnh.com 

Advance Pump and Filter Company
Cathleen Cartmell | 10 Calef Highway, Lee | www.advancepumpandfilter.com 

Mattheson and Blackman Chiropractic Center
Dr. Thomas Mattheson | 812 Central Avenue, Dover | www.matthesonandblackmanchiro.com 

Accept Debt Payments
Alex Roy | 201 US Route 1 #234, Scarborough, ME | www.acceptdebtpayments.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 Edward Jones-Sarah Swanson !
Get your membership in on-time to win!
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