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October 2018
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Member Helping Members
HRCU has announced a donation in the amount of $15,000 to the Monarch School of New England. This donation contributed to the construction of the new high school, which just opened its doors this summer. 

The Monarch School of New England serves children ages 5-21 with significant physical, medical, developmental behavioral and emotional disabilities. HRCU has been a proud partner of the Monarch School of New England for a few years and additionally employs one of their students. 

For more information, visit www.hrcu.org or www.monarchschoolne.org
Acupetvet Announces New Location
Owner Dr. Tasha Wilson is excited to announce that Acupetvet, PLLC,  has located to 279 High Street in Somersworth NH. Established in 2016, Acupetvet has focused exclusively on medical acupuncture, laser therapy, nutritional consults, and hospice care/end-of-life services in the comfort of the home environment. Since then, Dr. Wilson has expanded her practice to include veterinary rehabilitation therapy.

Acupetvet continues to offer housecall services but will now incorporate the unique fusion of modern alternative integrative therapy techniques with a caring and personal touch into the clinic environment. The clinic, designed to closely resemble a comfortable home environment, offers clients and their beloved pets a peaceful and comforting environment in which to receive treatment. Dr. Wilson's perspective is that while the home is almost always best for treating her patients, the clinic should be just as comfortable.

Visit www.acupetvet.net for more information. 
Seacoast Dermatology Earns Awards
Seacoast Dermatology
Community residents cast their votes this year for their favorite local businesses in the "Best of the Seacoast" 2018 competition. Seacoast Dermatology PLLC  retained their First Place title in the "Best Dermatologist" category for the fourth consecutive year, and James G. Dinulos, MD, the company's founder, was awarded second place honors.   The Best of the Seacoast ceremony was held at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbuty, MA, to recognize and celebrate this year's official winners.
Drs Andrew E. Werchniack, James G. Dinulos and Carol Fritz, Office Manager, accepted the award. 

Dr. Werchniack noted it was an exciting evening-to see so many local community businesses gathered to accept such an honor from their customers and patients.  Dr. Dinulos added it was a pleasant surprise to also be named this year.

Visit www.seacoastdermnh.com for more information. 
Top Knots Co-Working Opens in Dover
Two entrepreneurs with a vision of creating safe, comfortable workspaces for women have expanded their co-working business to the Garrison City.  Already the operators of co-working space in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Top Knots Coworking founders and owners Sarah Lord and Callie Hefferan officially opened their new venture at 1 Washington Street. 

Their nicely appointed space on the second floor of the Chinburg-managed building on Washington Street features table and couch seating for 11, two private offices, a lounge area and a conference room equipped with audio/visual capabilities. Their demographic is very specific - women working at home who need a break from the isolation in a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment where they can also benefit from the business experiences of other women.

To read the full article, click here
9th Annual Festival of Trees is November 30th
Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees is Dover's largest community event of the holiday season with over 2,500 attending.  Over thirty trees and wreaths elaborately decorated by local businesses and organizations are on display and available to be taken home by the public through raffles, silent and live auctions. The event also features live choral performances, holiday refreshments, and Santa Randy!  
Festival of Trees benefits the chamber's city lights committee, responsible for putting up American flags throughout the city during the summer months, and illuminating downtown Dover during the holiday season.

To sponsor a tree or for more information, visit www.dovernh.org/fot or contact Community Events Manager, Morgan Faustino, at 603-742-2218 or events@dovern.org

PCA Recognized as Top School  
Portsmouth Christian Academy
Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) has been recognized as a 2019 Best School by Niche, the largest website for researching K-12 schools. This year, PCA ranked #1 Private K-12 School in New Hampshire.
PCA earned this ranking by scoring highly on a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges students consider, and reviews from students and parents. The statistical data used in this ranking was obtained from the U.S. Department of Education and then analyzed by Niche's team of data scientists to create the 2019 rankings.
Visit www.pcaschool.org for more information. 
T-Shirt Frenzy at Blue Dolphin
Soon after the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series, another competition began to brew in downtown Somersworth.  As is customary after a New England-based pro team wins a championship, Blue Dolphin 's workers were on the job through the night so fans could celebrate with a new T-shirt as early as possible. 

Blue Dolphin operation manager Edward Lalone said the factory was to print about 20,000 shirts to celebrate the Red Sox victory. The shirts were bound for a distribution center in Massachusetts, where they will then be sent to stores, ready to be gobbled up by Red Sox fans across New England.  The original order to Blue Dolphin was for about 16,000 shirts, but that was bumped up an additional 4,000. While the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins have all celebrated championships since the start of the 21st century, Blue Dolphin has also produced championship shirts for teams outside the region, such as the Philadelphia Eagles after last February's Super Bowl.

For the full article, click here
Brick & Barn Real Estate Group Adds to Staff
Brick & Barn Real Estate Group announced Brenda Hall joined the company as vice president of agent development. With approximately 40 real estate specialists in six offices across four states, the company's office locations include Portsmouth, Dover and Newmarket, York, Maine, Andover, Massachusetts, and Quechee, Vermont.  

Hall joined the real estate industry in 2011 with more than 15 years of business experience. As a real estate specialist, Hall delivers exceptional service to customers to ensure they achieve their goals. In addition to her passion for real estate sales, Hall thrives on coaching agents to achieve their goals.

For more information, visit www.brickandbarngroup.com
Local Resident Receives Heritage Award
Rollinsford resident Stephen H. Roberts has been chosen by the Association of Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as the 2018 recipient of the ARCH Heritage Award, which is presented annually to a person who has made significant contributions to the preservation of the history, heritage and culture of Rollinsford and the lower Salmon Falls region. 

Roberts is a partner in the law firm of Hoefle Phoenix Gormley and Roberts in Portsmouth, and is a retired district court judge. In addition to his efforts on behalf of ARCH and the Wentworth House, Roberts also currently serves as president of the Board of Trustees of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, which maintains a library of over 40,000 volumes and an archive of manuscripts, photographs, objects, and ephemera relating to local history.

For more information, visit www.paulwentworthhouse.org
Welcome  New Members
(Joined October 1-October 31, 2018)

Bangor Savings Bank
Addison Fredette | 2400 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth | www.bangor.com 

The Dover Parlor
Danielle Frothinyham | 4 Fourth Street, Dover | www.theparlornh.com 

Ourea Solutions
Chris Sleys | www.ourea.solutions 

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

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 October was Dover Physical Therapy!
Get your membership in on-time to win!