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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce to Announce 2022 Board of Directors

ROCHESTER — The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be holding its annual breakfast on Friday, May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., sponsored by Breezeline. The event will be hosted and hosted by Frisbie Memorial Hospital at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Community Education and Conference Center.

2022 Board Chair Janet Oliver of Unitil will discuss plans for the year ahead. This event will also include an introduction to the Chamber’s Board of Directors for 2022 and recognition of outgoing Board members, as well as other member recognitions. The Annual Meeting Breakfast is open to Chamber members and their guests. Registration is mandatory as places are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Leaders of the organization in 2022 include Board Chair – Janet Oliver, Unitil; President-elect – Kerrie Landry, Waypoint; Vice President, Government Affairs – Paul Gatehouse, Independence Financial Advisors; Vice President, Membership – Mark Zoeller, Keller Williams Coastal Realty-Zoeller Realty Group; Vice President, Events and Fundraising – David Richard, DF Richard Energy; Treasurer – Sharla Rollins, First Seacoast Bank and Past President – Alan Johnson, Breezeline.

Directors currently serving on the board are Mandy Barstow-Studio 109 Dance Voice and Drama, Blaine Cox-City of Rochester, Brian Dickie-Eversource, Daniel Jalbert-Comcast Business, Lauren Jerr-RW Creteau Technology Center, Kevin Miller-Profile Bank and Tatjana Simon-Northeast Credit Union.

New directors recently elected to the board for a three-year term beginning in 2022 are Amy Brown, Yankee Electric and Co.; Mark Farrell, Laars Heating Systems; Tim Jones, Frisbie Memorial Hospital/HCA; David Stevens, Hourihane Cormier and associates; Rob Sweren, Spaulding Composites; and Caitlyn Turgeon, HBL Insurance.

2022 Board Chair Janet Oliver of Unitil and Board members will be formally introduced to Chamber members during the Chamber’s Annual Meeting breakfast.

Retirees who will be recognized will include Anne Brown-Daystar Your Technology Partner, Steve Cates-Waste Management, David Gutierrez-Spaulding Composites, Heather Stachura-Lilac City Grille and Kelly Wilson Rogers, Registered Massage Therapist for their time and service to the organization.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance, policy formulation and fiscal management of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to attend the Annual Meeting Breakfast, call 603-332-5080 or visit

Portsmouth project wins National Construction Excellence Award from Methuen Construction

Methuen Construction Co. Inc., a member of CONCORD – Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT (ABC NH/VT), based in Plaistow, NH, won a National Construction Excellence Award, presented at the National Convention ABC 2022 in San Antonio, March 16 The EIC Awards are the construction industry’s premier national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects across the country.

Methuen Construction received the National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award and, in October 2021, the ABC NH/VT Excellence in Construction 2021 Chairman Award for their outstanding work on the upgrade of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility in Portsmouth.

“The work done by Methuen Construction is exceptional and epitomizes how ABC members work for the betterment of their community. The successful completion of this state-of-the-art facility was completed on time, within budget and shows how the success of a construction project is largely attributed to the collaboration between the owner, engineer and general contractor” , said 2021 ABC NH/ Matt Johnson, President of VT.

EIC awards honor every member of the construction team, including contractor, owner, architect and engineer. Winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, time to completion, quality of execution, innovation and safety.

“The Construction Excellence Awards are a flagship competition in our industry, honoring creative projects that exemplify the best of the best in construction,” said 2022 ABC National Board Chair Stephanie Schmidt, President, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. “This was a world-class construction project completed by members of ABC NH/VT. These exemplary projects show the diversity of what the construction industry builds and how crucial the industry is in creating the spaces in which Americans live, work and play.

National Construction Excellence Pyramid Award Winner

Methuen Construction Co. Inc., Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade, Public Works/Environmental Grade, Portsmouth, NH

A panel of industry experts served as the judges of the contest. This year’s judges included representatives from the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America, University Research Institute, and various construction-related companies. nationwide construction.

A complete list of IEC winners is available on the ABC website.

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The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City 2022 presentation on Tuesday 5 April

DOVER – The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City 2022 presentation on Tuesday, April 5 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the McConnell Center Café at 61 Locust St., Dover. A hot breakfast will be served and pre-registration is required.

Deputy City Manager Christopher G. Parker and Director of Planning and Community Development Donna Benton are the guest speakers and they will provide an update on the development of the City of Dover, an update on the waterfront development sea ​​and a glimpse of how staff restructuring will boost the company’s overall reach. Parker and Benton will also review master plan updates for community facilities and utilities and outline Dover’s priorities for the remainder of the year.

State of the City 2022 is guaranteed by Eversource and sponsored by Newburyport Bank. The cost to attend is $5 for Dover Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Visit to register or for more information.

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, individuals and organizations working together to advance the economic well-being of its members and the community. For details on Dover Chamber membership and programs or for a calendar of activities, call 603-742-2218 or visit

Marketing Fundamentals and Best Practices Workshop

PORTSMOUTH – Learn the basics of effective marketing, 12 best practices and some helpful resources on March 30, 12-2 p.m., at this free Seacoast SCORE workshop. The workshop includes open-mic chat opportunities to brainstorm ideas. The goal is to help you take action now, whether you’re starting a small business or growing one. Prior registration is required. Register now at

Seminar for first-time home buyers

PORTSMOUTH — This one-day live webinar workshop, held on April 9, will provide the tools to guide you through the home buying process. A HUD Certified Educator with professionals from multiple fields will educate you through the stages of home ownership.

At the end of this seminar, you will have the opportunity to schedule a 1:1 appointment with a Certified Educator to further discuss and personalize your home buying needs.

Registration and payment are required to receive the virtual seminar link and seminar materials by mail. The course fee is $39. The seats are limited. To register, go to Please call 603-766-3129 or email [email protected] for details.

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