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July 2019
Newburyport Bank
In This Issue
Cornerstone VNA named Business of the Year
 Business NH Magazine  recently named Cornerstone VNA as the 2019 Business of the Year in the Health Care Industry.  Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care organization, was selected for this prestigious award for their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance.  This award is a reflection of Cornerstone VNA's commitment to ensuring that patients and their families receive the very best care.   Cornerstone VNA places great value on transforming the home health care experience and works diligently to provide programs that promote healthy communities and identifies opportunities to provide the most advanced care at home, such as sophisticated telehealth technology.  

The competition and event are a partnership between Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce executives. All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive. 

For more information, visit www.cornerstonevna.org
Studio H Merges with Brick & Barn
Studio H Real Estate, a Seacoast-based real estate brokerage founded by Heather Stasiak, is merging with Brick & Barn Real Estate GroupStudio H will join Brick & Barn and be based out of its Portsmouth and Dover offices.

Stasiak will assume the role of chief strategy officer and broker at Brick & Barn and contribute to the overall strategy, marketing and training of the Brick & Barn team. She will also continue to support clients in the purchase and sale of properties across the Seacoast. With the addition of Studio H, Brick & Barn now has a staff of 75 real estate professionals covering all of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts.

Visit www.brickandbarngroup.com for more information. 
HRCU Helps Furnish Newly Opened Abi's Place
HRCU recently sponsored two bedrooms at Abi's Place, who just celebrated their opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Abi's Place is a new transitional housing facility for mothers recovering from addiction and is operated by Hope on Haven Hill.

HRCU staff outfitted the rooms of the house, the former rectory of St. Mary's Church, with baby furniture including cribs and dressers, as well as, window treatments and handmade quilts and baby blankets made by HRCU staff members.  
Abi's Place will be transitional housing for graduates of Hope on Haven Hill. Programs at Abi's Place will provide personal support, employment training, health care for themselves and their babies, and continuing care for their recovery.

Visit www.hrcu.org for more information. 

Visit www.hopeonhavenhill.org for more information. 
Dover 400th Gets $10,000 Donation
Dover's 400th Anniversary Committee, a city-commissioned group appointed to plan and organize the city's 400th birthday celebration in 2023, announce it has received a $10,000 donation from Patty B's Italian Restaurant. The money will underwrite a variety of activities associated with the celebration.

In 2018, the City Council formed the Dover 400th Anniversary Committee. Although some money has been budgeted by the city, the success of the 400th festivities will depend on donations and sponsors, according to the committee.

For more information on the 400th committee, visit www.dover.nh.gov/dover400

To learn more about Patty B's, visit www.pattybs.com
33rd Annual Cochecho Arts Festival Rocks into August!
Join the Dover Chamber of Commerce as we continue to celebrate the 33rd 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.
Dover Library Introduces The Stargazer Kit
Teach yourself the planets and constellations of the night sky by borrowing the Dover Public Library's NEW Stargazer Kit. The Stargazer Kit is a backpack that contains binoculars designed for astronomical use, a rotating star finder, a Sky Atlas designed for stargazing with binoculars, a step-by-step guide to finding stars, and a red LED flashlight so you can refer to books and charts without ruining your night vision. The Stargazer Kit goes out for three weeks, just like a book. You can borrow it from the Adult Circulation Desk.

The Library's Children's Room also has two StarBlast 4.5 Astronomical Telescopes you can borrow. These powerful instruments will show the Moon and deep sky objects in far more detail than could be seen with a common beginner's telescope. 

Visit library.dover.nh.gov for more information. 
ReVision Energy Ranks #1 in New England as Top Solar Installer
ReVision Energy was ranked #1 in New England for the third year in a row and ninth in the United States on the Top Solar Installers list. They were also ranked #2 in New England for the first ever solar and battery storage list. ReVision installed over 16 megawatts of solar in 2018, enough to power around 3,200 homes.

ReVision predicts that recent policy changes in Maine, combined with increased public awareness of the climate crisis, will only further accelerate the development of solar across Maine and New Hampshire.

Visit www.revisionenergy.com for more information. 
GBCC Students Earn Scholarships
Great Bay Community College
Four freshmen nursing students from Great Bay Community College (GBCC) were recently awarded $2,000 in nursing scholarships thanks to a generous donation - and three-year financial commitment - made by the residents at RiverWoods Exeter.

The four GBCC students are Kurtis Leonard of Greenland, Niomi DeRoy of Somersworth, Allison Welch of Kingston and Hannah VanAuken of Durham. Now in the second year, the nursing scholarships are intended to attract individuals who are interested in healthcare career options in the aging care field. The associate degree nursing program at GBCC offers an integrated curriculum with content specifically related to the aging population introduced in the first semester. As part of the curriculum, GBCC has partnered with other agencies in the community that care for the aging population including Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast which facilitates a Virtual Dementia Tour experience for each nursing student in the first semester.

To learn more, visit www.greatbay.edu
Service Credit Union Offers Business Training for Veterans
Service Credit Union announced it will partner with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) to host a "Streetwise MBA" program for veteran business owners at its corporate headquarters this fall.

Starting in September, this 26-week program will feature 13 weeks of Saturday morning classroom sessions with 12 to 20 participants, as well as 13 weeks of peer-to-peer mentoring sessions. The course curriculum will include strategic planning, financial management, cash flow forecasting, marketing a small business, sales methods, human resources, developing a growth plan, access to capital, legal issues and government contracting.  Additionally, VETRN announced a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, which includes $100,000 in funding for its Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Pilot Training Program. The program will equip participants with the resources and networks necessary to grow their small businesses.

To learn more, visit www.servicecu.org
Welcome  New Members
(Joined July 1-July 31, 2019)

Lincoln Financial Group
Alix Copp | 100 Liberty Way, Dover | www.lincolnfinancial.com 

Dover Parents Music Club
Debbie Codd | 25 Alumni Drive, Dover | www.dpmcnh.org 

Tufts Health Freedom Plan
Cassandra Leach | 11 South Main Street, Suite 203, Concord | www.thfp.com 

Moluccas Association of NH 
Silvia Hitijahubessy 

Healing Arts Collective
Adrienne Irizarry | 16 Pierce Street, Suite 2, Dover | www.healingartscollective.net 

Lighthouse Physical Therapy
JoAnn Burchuk | 60 Pointe Place, Unit 1, Dover | www.lighthousept.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 Seacoast Charter School!
Get your membership in on-time to win!
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