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February 2019
In This Issue
Citizens Count Name New Director
Citizens Count
Citizens Count has named Susan DeRoty their new Executive Director. DeRoy, who serves on the economic development committee for the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, recently retired from serving as chair and development director for the Monarch School of New England.  She now oversees the state-wide operations of Citizens Count, a nonpartisan civic engagement nonprofit serving New Hampshire.

DeRoy recently stepped down as the chair of the Rochester Economic Development Commission after 8 years, and has served on the board of Leadership Seacoast. Additional community service work involves serving as member and president of Rochester Rotary, Kiwanis, as chair of Sanford Chamber of Commerce, on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and with Habitat for Humanity's Women Build.   

For more information, visit www.citizenscount.org
Bowl-a-Thon Raises Funds for Dover Children's Home
Dover Children_s Home
A wildly successful fundraiser, for a very good cause, took place Sunday with the 11th annual Dover Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for the Dover Children's Home.

The Dover Children's Home, incorporated in 1893, helps at-risk youth with housing, education and real-life skill training needed to help them move on to a more stable and successful life. Executive Director Renee Touhey-Childress said the event is one of the home's biggest fundraisers. Each year, Seacoast area residents put together teams to raise money and then spend a fun day bowling, eating alley food and just having a great time. While some of the teams are comprised of seasoned bowlers, others have never bowled at all and just want to help raise money.

Visit www.doverchildrenshome.org for more information. 
Children's Museum Cuts Ribbon on Solar Panels
Just before the new year was rung in, 318 newly installed solar panels on the top of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire and the Dover Indoor Pool began operating. 

It was the culmination of a nearly two-year process to reduce the carbon footprint of households and businesses in the Seacoast region. Everyone involved, along with supporters and federal politicians, celebrated the installation of panels at an event held at the Children's Museum. They also unveiled a "The City in the Sea" mural by Seacoast Charter School student Sofia Self that is to be installed outdoors at the nearby Dover Adventure Playground later this year. Self's project was put together with the help of the Dover Rising Waters initiative to help spark discussions about the impacts of climate change. 

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Members Helping Members
Seacoast Educational Endowment of Dover (SEED), a nonprofit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovation grants to Dover educators, is pleased to announce Relyco
has donated $1,000 to fund grant-giving efforts for Dover educators to support innovative programs and curriculum for students.

As a repeat sponsor, Relyco continues to show strong support for SEED. Michael Steinberg, President and CEO, stated that academic excellence is the foundation of a great community  and that Relyco is proud of their continued commitment to SEED and its mission.

For more information on SEED, visit www.doverseed.org. 

For more information on Relyco, visit www.relyco.com. 
Sweeps Sponsorships Available
The  Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is excited to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! "Sweeps," with 400 attendees, features a delicious dinner, cash bar, door prizes, games and activities, silent and live auctions and ten cash prizes, with one lucky attendee going home with $10,000 CASH!
Be part of Dover's premier spring community event promoted throughout the Seacoast.  The Sweepstakes & Auction is the Chamber's largest fundraiser of the year, supporting community enrichment programs such as the Cochecho Arts Festival, Apple Harvest Day and Festival of Trees. 

Email Morgan for more information.

Bank of New Hampshire Welcomes New Branch Manager
Bank of New Hampshire is pleased to announce that Michelle Blake has joined their Dover office as Assistant Vice President - Banking Office Manager. 

Michelle has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry and joins Bank of New Hampshire with a broad knowledge of customer service and retail banking with a strong emphasis on training. In her capacity as Office Manager, Michelle will be responsible for the overall management of the office's deposit portfolio, customer relationship management and new business development. In addition, Michelle will oversee office operations, security, staffing and sales.

Visit www.banknh.com for more information. 
Seacoast Dermatology Expands to Exeter
Seacoast Dermatology PLLC  announced the opening of an additional practice location in Exeter, NH. Growing to meet area demand, they currently have four convenient locations in the NH Seacoast area including Portsmouth, Dover, Newmarket and now in Exeter.

Dr James G Dinulos, founder of Seacoast Dermatology stated they're  pleased to bring their dermatology expertise a bit closer to home for residents of Exeter and surrounding communities. Early detection of skin cancers saves lives, and their goal is to make it easier for them to get regular screenings and effective treatment from a board-certified dermatologist. The new Exeter office, located at 1 Hampton Road, Building B, Suite 208, provides easy access from Routes 101, 108 and Route 111. Seacoast Dermatology recently completed a total re-design of the interior, creating a space suitable for a fully functioning modern dermatology practice. 

For more information, visit www.seacoastdermnh.com
Wentworth-Douglass Hosts International Surgeons
Four surgeons from Spain, Suriname, and Italy visited Wentworth-Douglass Hospital recently to observe orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Thut perform total knee replacements using the Conformis Total Knee. Dr. Thut is among an elite group of surgeons who Conformis uses to train other surgeons on its innovative system, said a hospital spokesman. 

Conformis provides the only fully customized knee replacement system. Each knee implant is specifically designed and built for an individual patient, more accurately reproducing the person's knee anatomy. Dr. Thut has completed over 500 Conformis total knee replacement procedures, according to spokesman Jennifer Harris.

For more information, visit www.wdhospital.com
Copp Joins Atlas-Heritage Title
Atlas-Heritage Title announced Jennifer Copp has joined its marketing and business development team. 

Copp has a degree in business management from Mount Ida College and 10 years' experience in the title industry. Prior to Atlas-Heritage Title, she worked as a Realtor in New Hampshire for many years. Copp performs closings in New Hampshire and Maine and will continue to support her clients while delivering the highest level of customer service. She is a resident of Rollinsford along with her longtime partner Sonny, two children and one granddaughter.

Visit www.atlas-heritage.com for more information. 
Welcome  New Members
(Joined February 1-February 27, 2019)

Takeout Guys
Elizabeth Calabese |  www.takeoutguys.biz 

The Storage Barn LLC
Jessica Smith | 385 Sixth Street, Dover | www.thestoragebarn.com

The UPS Store
Paul Anatone | 422 Central Avenue, Dover | www.theupsstore.com

Piscataqua Landscaping and Tree Service
Jay Rotonnelli | 26 MacLellan Lane, Eliot, ME | www.piscataqualandscaping.com 

Northpoint Mortgage
Kyle Beetle | 100 First Street, Suite 114, Dover | www.trynorthpoint.com 

20/20 Cleaners
Jennifer O'Reilly | www.2020cleaners.com 

LEAP Works
Bret Carmichael | www.leapworks.io
Member Renewals
We wish to thank the following organizations who renewed their Chamber membership in February.

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 February was Thompson Tavern!
Get your membership in on-time to win!