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November 2018
In This Issue
Dermatology & Skin Health Opens in Newington
Dermatology and Skin Health opened a new location at 2299 Woodbury Ave., Unit 3 at the Beane Farm, in addition to its other offices in Dover and Peabody, Massachusetts. 

Dermatology and Skin Health has thrived, sticking to its independent, patient and community-oriented roots, that enable it to provide top-notch care to its patients in a corporate-free environment. Dermatology and Skin Health offers state-of-the-art services in the treatment of skin cancer, adult and pediatric medical as well as cosmetic dermatology. 

For more information, visit www.dermskinhealth.com
Great Bay Services Hosts Third Annual Bowl-A-Thon
Many generous souls braved the storm and traded their rain boots for bowling shoes.   The third annual Great Bay Services bowl-a-thon struck gold once again, raising funds for adults with disabilities in New Hampshire and Maine.   A record number of bowlers took to the lanes at Dover Bowl, many returning from previous years. 

According to Elizabeth Worboys Burr, GBS Mission Advancement Director, it was wonderful to see the community and so many businesses rally around a great cause. GBS provides many unfunded services to more than 80 individuals in New Hampshire and Maine.  They would be unable to achieve their mission without their supporters.

Visit www.greatbayservices.org for more information. 
CPA Joins Plymouth State University Business Advisory Board
The Certified Public Accounting firm of Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA is pleased to announce that Senior Accountant Kim McLaughlin was recently invited to join the Plymouth State University (PSU) Business Advisory Board.   Kim is a 2015 alumna of PSU, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Professional Communication. Involved in a variety of student educational and recruitment activities since graduating from the university, Kim was recruited by one of her former accounting professors to take part on the Board.

The PSU Business Advisory Board works with the faculty and staff to recognize and address the needs and challenges of students, faculty members and business partners of the University. The Board works together to share information about various topics and challenges in an effort to support the learning experience at PSU.

For more information, visit www.lmrpa.com
SCU's Drouin Receives Young Professionals Award
The Cooperative Credit Union Association recently presented Service Credit Union Vice President Controller Bob Drouin with the Young Professionals Award of Excellence. The award signifies a professional under age 40, who best demonstrates a commitment to the values and principles defining the credit union's mission. Drouin, 38, was one of 11 recipients in CCUA's area of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Delaware. 

Drouin is a member of the Credit Union National Association Finance Council and the Conference Committee and a past member of the Innovation Committee for the CFO Council along with being the treasurer of CCUA N.H. chapter. Before being promoted to vice president in March 2017, Drouin joined SCU as the controller in February 2014. He previously served as vice president/chief financial officer at Commonwealth Cooperative Bank in Massachusetts. 

For more information, visit www.servicecu.org
Hope on Haven Hill Names New Transitional Facility
Hope on Haven Hill will name its new transitional recovery house in honor of the late mother who inspired the organization's creation in 2016. The new, soon-to-open facility at 38 Charles St. will formally be called Abi's Place in honor of the "inspirational" Abi Lizotte. 

Many community members have said Lizotte has served as inspiration for countless people who also deal with substance use disorder. Hope on Haven Hill staff have said their daily efforts to cultivate hope for local families is done in honor of Lizotte. Earlier this year, the organization purchased the former St. Mary's Church on Charles Street in order to open the residential recovery facility for new mothers. The goal is to supplement the different, high-intensity treatment offered at the original 326 Rochester Hill Road facility. 

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Business of the Year Awards
Is Your Company a Business of the Year? You just might be. You don't need hundreds of employees or billions in income to apply. Business NH Magazine is looking for companies that are financially sound, active in their communities and members of their local chambers. If this is you, read on and consider applying for this prestigious award. Businesses of all sizes have won in the past, and you could be next.
For more than 25 years,  Business NH Magazine  and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives have celebrated the NH Businesses of the Year and Business Leader of the Year.   Awards are given to one Business Leader of the Year and nine NH companies. Application deadline is January 11, 2019. 

2019 Business Leader of the Year Application

SOS Receives Exemplary Accreditation  
SOS Recovery Community Organization (SOS RCO) is pleased to announce it is the first Recovery Community Organization (RCO) in the United States to receive an "exemplary" level of accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services.  SOS RCO is the tenth RCO in the country to achieve accreditation and the second in NH.  Until now, no other RCO has received the CAPRSS designation of "exemplary" which is the highest possible level and includes a 5 year accreditation. 

The Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS) is the only accrediting body in the US for recovery community organizations (RCOs) and other programs offering addiction peer recovery support services (PRSS). The CAPRSS accreditation review consists of self review, peer review and committee review. Combined, these help to ensure that accredited organizations will have institutional integrity (clear purposes, high levels of integrity, fiscal stability, systems to fulfill its purposes), PRSS effectiveness (clear and appropriate objectives & design, process of review, collection and use of data that ensure environment for recovery), and sufficient capacity to sustain quality over time.

Visit www.sosrco.org for more information. 
Members Helping Members
Dover-based Jewelry Creations partnered with Seacoast Educational Endowment for Dover, a non-profit organization supporting academic excellence by delivering groundbreaking grants to Dover educators, to raise more than $600 during Dover's annual Apple Harvest Day event. Jewelry Creations offered an Endless Jewelry Bracelet (retails for $60) for every $20 donation to SEED. The popular line was made famous with the backing of Jennifer Lopez. 

SEED is currently underway with its Lighting the Way to Learning appeal, an intense effort by SEED's entirely volunteer-led organization to raise $150,000 toward creating a $500,000 endowment fund. The endowment fund will create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover public schools by allowing the nonprofit to underwrite grant awards in perpetuity. 

For more information, visit www.doverseed.org or www.jewelrycreationsinc.com
Dover Veterinarian Has Passion for Pets
Dr. Timothy Hunt recently opened the Winichanhanat Veterinary Care in Dover, within walking distance of his home. He has been caring for and taking in animals for years. This includes Kevin, a small dog which was brought to him just a few weeks ago to be euthanized due to seizures. The dog was only 5 years old. Hunt didn't feel like it was Kevin's time to go, so he took him in as his own along with two more dogs and six cats.

Hunt has brought his passion for caring for animals to Winichanhanat Veterinary Care, which opened Sept. 1 after three months of getting the 495 Central Ave. property ready for Dover's four-legged residents. Moving into the 1,600-square-foot facility wasn't easy. Every inch of space needed to be utilized in order to make the place run. Wedged between the Metospa and Thai Cuisine it's hard to believe the property holds a waiting room, two exam rooms, an inhouse lab, a radiation room and an operating room.

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Welcome  New Members
(Joined November 1-November 30, 2018)

Go Foto Yourself New England

Hagan's Motor Pool
Mike Hagan | 152 Farmington Road, Rochester | www.hagansmotorpool.com 

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

Charles D. Reynolds & Associates
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 November was Women's Life Imaging Center!
Get your membership in on-time to win!