Reception this Saturday, April 17, 3-5 PM
Kimball Jenkins is proud to present Artist in Residence, Mawouko Aboussa, in his first solo-show. Originally from Togo, Mawouko has lived in Concord for the past twenty years. His drawings, assemblages, and music share his journey living in a refugee camp and then moving to the United States with his family.
The April 17 outdoor reception will feature artwork, a fashion show and musical performance by Mawouko Aboussa. He will be joined by dance performances from Vibes of Style and an exhibition by Project S.T.O.R.Y.
Chamber accepting Leadership Greater Concord applications through June 1
CONCORD, NH (April 2021) – Leadership Greater Concord, a ten-month program offered by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and generously sponsored by Unitil, seeks applicants interested in future nonprofit, community and/or town/city service in N.H.’s Capital region.
Individuals selected for Leadership Greater Concord will enhance their civic knowledge of the area by gaining exposure to the issues, opportunities and challenges facing New Hampshire’s state capital and surrounding communities. Participants start with a retreat in September and continue with a series of monthly, day-long sessions from September to May focused on a particular aspect of Greater Concord: History, Culture and the Arts, Livable Communities and Smart Growth, Environment and Sustainability, Criminal Justice, Communications and the Media, Government and Politics, Health and Human Services, Education, as well as Reflections and Moving Forward.
“Leadership Greater Concord provides the necessary skills, tools and connections people need to get more involved in their communities,” said Tim Sink, Chamber president. “It is the who, what, where and why of Greater Concord.”
Past participants have represented business, government, education, civic groups, the arts, religion and community groups. For more information about Leadership Greater Concord and an application, please visit ConcordNHChamber.com/Leadership. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce develops economic opportunities, strengthens the business climate and enhances quality of life in the Capital area.
New Hampshire Road Agency Employees Receive UNH T2 Roads Scholar awards
DURHAM, NH.— University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center (UNH T2) is pleased to recognize the following 2020 Roads Scholar achievements.
Roads Scholar candidates contribute their knowledge, expertise, and awareness of new technologies and techniques in road management to road agencies across New Hampshire, both through their practical application of their learning, as well as through mentorship and collaboration with public works colleagues. Their dedication to professional development supports safe, effective roadways for NH residents and visitors. The Road Scholar Program has six award levels and a side award for 20 safety hours. In order to progress in a Roads Scholar level, an individual must complete a minimum number of training hours with UNH T2 across content disciplines including safety, environmental, supervisory, and technical topics.
The following individuals achieved Senior Roads Scholar recognition by completing 75 hours of UNH T2 training:
• David Bennett with the Town of New Durham
• Benjamin Crosby with the Town of Mont Vernon
• Chris Sullivan with NHDOT
• Meghan Theriault with the Town of Gilford
The following individuals achieved the Master Roads Scholar recognition by completing 100 hours of UNH T2 training:
• Rob Coates with the Town of Hampton
• Ron DeDucca with the Town of Moultonborough
• Kenneth Hamilton with the City of Claremont
• William Lowney with the Town of Hampton
• Marc Moore with the City of Concord
• Christopher Theriault with the Town of Moultonborough
• Don Vachon with the Town of New Durham
The following individuals achieved the Master Roads Scholar II recognition by completing 150 hours of UNH T2 training:
• Dawn Tuomala with the Town of Merrimack
The UNH Technology Transfer Center fosters a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving skills and increasing knowledge of the transportation workforce and decision makers. As the site of the state’s Local Technical Assistance Program, it works to enable local counties, cities, and towns to improve their roads and bridges by supplying them with a variety of training programs, an information clearinghouse, new and existing technology updates, personalized technical assistance, and newsletters.
For more information about UNH T2 visit https://t2.unh.edu/ or contact Marilee LaFond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month
BEDFORD, NH – They lead Girl Scout troops. They coordinate cookie deliveries. They teach girls essential life skills and mentor them as they gain leadership skills. They are the volunteers who make everything possible for Girl Scouts throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is marking their enormous contributions during April, Volunteer Appreciation Month.
The past year has been one of uncertainty and disruption to everyone’s normal routines. That includes Girl Scout activities. Fortunately, many of our volunteers have stepped up and kept their Girl Scouts active in virtual troops, with outdoor activities, on Zoom, and other ways.
• Deb Kaitz of Concord, leader of Troop 20507 in Concord, has helped her girls travel prior to the pandemic, do outdoor activities, and be cookie business pros.
• Denyse Totten of Concord, also a leader of Troop 20507 in Concord, gets her Girl Scouts excited about everything with her positive personality. Her counseling background make her girl-led skills strong.
• Dr. Patricia Edwards of Bow, also a leader of Troop 20507, has a contagious excitement that her Girl Scouts thrive on. She often ties her medical knowledge as a pediatrician to everyday situations, and oversees the badge work and awards for her Girl Scouts.
• Melissa Starkey of Loudon, also a leader of Troop 20507, is an easygoing leader who has shown her Girl Scouts that being different is OK, and it works to laugh at yourself. She uses her contacts as a successful business owner to enhance her troop activities.
• Kate Eads Galdieri of Concord, of Troop 20368 in Concord, has a wonderful way with the girls in her troop, and pushes girls to think and decide for themselves. She is a great role model!
• Sarah Kelley of Concord, NH, is an enthusiastic leader of Troop 20368 with a great rapport with her girls. She loves to share her outdoors knowledge with them, and is eager to do things with them.
• Tiffany Bonneau of Dover, made sure the Girl Scouts of Troop 13946 took the lead on becoming cookie entrepreneurs who earned enough money to travel, go to summer camp, and do community service.
• Brand new troop leaders like Rebecca Whittle and Jessica Pinault of Manchester made it possible for girls to have their first Girl Scout troop experience this past year, starting new Daisy Troop 61103.
• Danielle Mojonnier of Greenland showed Girl Scouts in Troop 51301 how to use cookie proceeds to make their school a better place by using that money to build a game pit for gaga ball.
• Karen Werner of Amherst has given a lifetime of service to a multitude of Girl Scouts over the years, organizing troops, assisting leaders, and promoting the Girl Scout Gold Award.
• Kristi Flanders of Strafford, who leaped into Girl Scouting by starting a Daisy troop, taking outdoor skills training, hosting cookie booths, and participating in World Thinking Day events.
These are but a very few of the nearly 2,000 people who give of their time, talent, and passion to make Girl Scouting possible across New Hampshire and Vermont. We them, hauling supplies to a meeting in the rain, tracking down cookie forms, and finding ways to strengthen friendships even when your troop can’t be together in person. We see them taking the time to build up the girl who isn’t so sure of her abilities. We see them giving girls space to test their ideas and express their feelings about our increasingly complicated world. We see the result – the goals, the confidence, the “we’ve got this” troop energy that only they could inspire. Because of our volunteers, we have Girl Scouts.
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.
30th Annual Business Showcase
Hosted by: Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Online via Remo
Sponsors: Presenting Sponsors: Merrimack County Savings Bank; Unitil. Media Sponsors: Concord Monitor; Binnie Media; The Laconia Daily Sun; New Hampshire Business Review.
(Concord, NH) - Greater Concord’s biggest trade show of the year – our 30th Annual Business Showcase – will transport you to a virtual event space where you can simply click on an exhibitor booth to appear at that location and make connections via video chat! Visualize a map on your screen, featuring virtual booths labeled with each exhibitor name. Using a new software called Remo, entering a video chat room is as easy as double clicking on an exhibitor booth. Get to know Greater Concord’s dynamic business community in a friendly, local atmosphere that makes online networking intuitive and fun. We are excited to continue the tradition of this popular event that highlights Greater Concord's diverse business community in a friendly, lively environment that includes door prizes and new for this year: our popular Business DURING Hours monthly virtual networking event. Join us online this Tuesday to connect with future clients and reconnect with Concord!
Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend this complimentary event. Info to join online is on the Chamber website. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or (603) 224-2508 to RSVP or for more information.