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July 2018
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In This Issue
Significant Accomplishment for DALC Graduates
DALC
Counselors and directors lined the stage of Dover High School's auditorium to congratulate the 2018 graduates of Dover Adult Learning Center. The significance of the graduates achievement was reflected on their faces through hugs, smiles and cheers
 
During each graduation, DALC recognizes a past graduate to champion the work they've done after graduating from the center. This year DALC recognized Ashley Ciampa, who graduated in 2010. Ciampa went on to study at the University of New Hampshire, and she graduated in 2015. She currently works at Goodwin Community Health Center in Somersworth. Ciampa provided the 2018 graduates with insight into what it was like for her when she was in their shoes

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Wentworth-Douglass Golf Tournament Raises $145,000
WDH
The 24th  annual Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Charity Classic, presented by Tufts Health Freedom Plan, raised more than $145,000. The sold-out golf tournament, held at the Cochecho Country Club in Dover, supports comprehensive services for women and families at the Wentworth-Douglass Women & Children's Center.

Since its inauguration in 1994, the Wentworth-Douglass Golf Tournament has raised more than $2 million to support valuable care and services available to families on the Seacoast, including the Newborn Healthy Start Program, Safe Sleep Certification for families, Hannaford Special Care Level II Nursery, Care Seat Safety Program, therapeutic programs, pediatric services, and more.

Visit www.wdhospital.com/foundation for more information. 
Sole City Dance Welcomes New Director
Sole City Dance
Sole City Dance  is pleased to welcome Ms. Alexandra Poulis as the new Executive Director of Sole City Dance. 
 
Alexandra or Alex, as she's also known, has been teaching all forms of dance at area studios for nearly a decade. Her dance training began locally including classes at Ballet New England where she studied modern, jazz, and ballet. She then continued her dance career at UNH where she choreographed and performed in student run dance and aerial showcases in addition to being a member of the UNH Dance Company. Alex graduated from UNH with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the Field Of Study Communication, General and Theatre with an Emphasis in Dance.

For more information, visit www.solecitydance.org
GBCC Add New Concentration
GBCC
The hospitality management program at Great Bay Community College is introducing a new degree concentration designed for the purpose-driven student who is interested in a career that revolves around travel, culture and adventure.

The new Tourism & Events concentration appeals to the service-oriented student who is passionate about integrating sustainable approaches to planning and managing authentic travel, tourism, and event experiences. Great Bay will take advantage of its location in one of New Hampshire's top tourism regions.  Students will have access to a variety of tourism and event internships and job placement opportunities with Hospitality Management partners that include the Strawbery Banke Museum and on a wider scale, The Walt Disney Company. Students who complete the program will be prepared to work in parks and cultural centers, at resorts, tourism attractions and event centers, as tour directors, recreation managers, camp directors, travel advisors, event planners, or adventure guides.

For more information, visit www.greatbay.edu
32nd Cochecho Arts Festival Rocks Into August
CAF
Join the Dover Chamber of Commerce as we continue to celebrate the 32nd Annual  Cochecho Arts Festival.  

All Cochecho Arts Festival concerts are free and open to the public and take place at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in downtown Dover, brought to you by  Burns, Bryant Cox, Rockefeller and Durkin. For more information about the entire Festival visit  cochechoartsfestival.org

To learn more, visit  www.dovernh.org/caf or contact Community Events Manager, Morgan Faustino, at  events@dovernh.org or  (603) 742-2218.
SEED Welcomes New Board Members
SEED
The Seacoast Education Endowment of Dover (SEED), a non-profit organization that supports academic excellence by delivering groundbreaking grants to Dover educators, recently held its annual board meeting and elected three new board members-Toby Arkwell, Cynthia A. Theodoras, and Markus Brave-each to serve an initial three-year term.  The group also voted in favor of the following officer slate for 2018-2019:  Karen Duffy (president), Sue Vitko (vice president), Patrick Duffy (treasurer), and Erin Tellez (secretary). The board acknowledged and appreciated outgoing members Bob Carrier, Sue Sheehan, and Allison Neal for their years of service.

For more information, visit doverseed.org
Members Helping Members
Great Bay Services
In keeping with its mission to serve the needs of its local communities, the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation, Inc., has made a donation of $5,000 to Great Bay Services, Inc., headquartered in Dover

Great Bay Services is an important nonprofit dedicated to helping those with intellectual disabilities reach their potential. That mission is accomplished through a wide selection of programs where individuals can learn, develop and be truly integrated as productive members of society, said a foundation spokesman.

Originally founded in 1954, Great Bay Services, Inc. has grown to become one of the most recognized and trusted service providers in the State of New Hampshire, providing services and support to more than 100 people from post high-school age through senior citizens, helping them live full and independent lives, according to the spokesman.

HRCU Awards 2018 Scholarships
HRCU
HRCU awarded seven local high school graduates with college scholarships. The recipients are made up of HRCU members who attended five high schools around the
HRCU community. HRCU began their Annual Scholarship program in 1996 and has now awarded 216 scholarships totaling over $220,000 to local students.

Scholarship recipients this year included: Trevor Ballou, a graduate of Spaulding High School (SHS) who will be attending Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU); Alirose Beauregard, a graduate of Dover  High School who will be attending St. Joseph's College; Abigail Chretien, a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas currently attending Emmanuel College; Kayla Dunton, a Nute High School graduate attending  SNHU; Maxwell Horwitz, a Farmington High School graduate currently attending the University of New Hampshire; and Margaret Pomeroy, an SHS graduate attending Dean College. HRCU also awarded Alyssa Lavertue with a scholarship in recognition of her successful completion of The Banking and Financial Support Services, of HRCU's SHS program, with a grade of "A" over two semesters. She will be attending Great Bay Community College this fall. 

Visit www.hrcu.org for more information. 
ReVision Energy Ranked #1 in New England
ReVision Energy
More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and regional employee-owned solar company ReVision Energy has been recognized by  Solar Power World  magazine for its contributions to the industry.

ReVision, who has moved steadily up the rankings since first appearing in 2011, achieved a rank of #15 of all residential solar installers, #5 of all rooftop solar installers, and placed #1 among all rooftop solar installers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  ReVision Energy installed 13 megawatts of solar power in 2017, and has installed over 40 MW of solar since its founding. ReVision started as two guys in a garage, and now has over 250 employee-owners working out of 5 locations across Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

Visit www.revisionenergy.com for more information. 
Welcome  New Members
(Joined July 1-July 31, 2018)

Great Bay Yacht Club
Keith Pratt |  www.greatbayyachtclub.org 

Tokens Taproom
Josh Hynes | 284 Central Avenue, Dover | www.tokenstaproom.com 

Great Island Realty
Cindi Couture |  24 Chestnut Street | www.greatislandrealty.com 

Winichahanat Veterinary Care
Timothy Hunt, DVM | 495 Central Avenue, Dover | www.winichahanatvet.com 

Member Renewals
We wish to thank the following organizations who renewed their Chamber membership in July.

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 July was Rotary Club of Dover!
Get your membership in on-time to win!