Dover Chamber welcomes new members
DOVER — The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings to welcome new members to the chamber and to celebrate the relocation of a current member. Consisting of over 430 current members, the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce has gained 36 new members since the start of 2022. The new and relocating members include:
CarePatrol of New Hampshire and York County is a trusted placement organization for assisted living, independent living, memory care facilities, and nursing homes. They provide senior living options based on care needs and quality of life for loved ones and the service is free to community members. CarePatrol has a three-step process to ensure safety, quality, and peace of mind. By asking some personal questions, they match loved ones with a community that best fits his or her needs. Then they will explore care options, present the top three matches, and provide personal tours of each option. To learn more, visit www.carepatrol.com or call 603-842-4002.
Great Bay Yacht Club has remained true to its mission of fostering the sport of sailing in the Great Bay area since 1958. Members of the GBYC organize at least three regattas each year, including two laser regattas and the annual MerryMac regatta. GBYC is a close-knit group of sailing enthusiasts, and the club has two sailboats, Handy Cat and MerryMac, for club members to use, along with a kayak rack. They have 11 moorings in the field, which are available for rental by members, and they also offer a mooring at the Isles of Shoals for member use. GBYC has partnered with the Gundalow Company to host a youth sailing program each year to further their mission to promote sailing. Next year, for the club’s 65th Anniversary, GBYC plans to sponsor a Gala Celebration and Regatta to coincide with the Dover 400 celebration. To learn more about Great Bay Yacht Club, visit www.greatbayyachtclub.org.
Game Chamber, located at 334 Central Ave. in Dover, is a local gaming and hobby store specializing in board games, tabletop miniature games, collectible card games, and role-playing games. Owner Cory Chambers envisions Game Chamber as a place for Dover and area residents to find, test out, and play games. The shop has open spaces for customers to play games, which allows people to try out and learn games before purchasing them. At Game Chamber, there are games for children and families, as well as more strategic and challenging games for adults and their friends. The Game Chamber currently hosts free board game nights every Wednesday. Game Chamber is open every day except Monday. To learn more and to stay up to date on game nights and events, visit www.facebook.com/GameChamberNH or www.gamechambernh.com.
Central Stitch, located at 458 Central Ave., is designed to be a one-stop shop for those who sew. The store has a vast inventory of fabric, thread, zippers, and other sewing supplies. The store also features a gift shop featuring local, unique items. Owner Alissa Gagnon believes Dover needed a sewing supply store, as the closest supply stores are in Newington or Rochester. The new location will be convenient for sewing enthusiasts in the Dover area. Gagnon started sewing 10 years ago and she is now a longtime crafter and quilter. She’s looking forward to sharing this hobby with others who are interested. Central Stitch is working towards eventually hosting sewing classes and expanding operations with custom orders. To learn more about Central Stitch and what the store has to offer call 603-343-4361.
The Groovy Witch, a ladies clothing boutique, has changed its location. They are now operating at 332 Central Ave. in Dover, which is right beside fellow chamber members Game Chamber and Ryder Street Co. The vision of Groovy Witch owner Jaime Szopa has always been to creatively combine her love of fashion and devotion to the metaphysical into a fun experience for all. The boutique offers dresses, tops, pants, skirts, sweaters, jewelry and accessories, children’s clothing, and even metaphysical items like incense sticks and dried herbs. Visit The Groovy Witch at their new location Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m., or on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about the items offered at the boutique by visiting www.groovywitch.com or calling 207-305-0097.
Andrew J. Guyton of The Guyton Group recognized as President’s Council Club Qualifier
PORTSMOUTH – Stratham resident Andrew Guyton has been named as a President’s Council Club qualifier by the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). President’s Council Club is the highest honor annually awarded by Guardian to financial professionals who demonstrate outstanding service and dedication to their clients.
“We congratulate Andrew on being recognized as a President’s Council qualifier which is a true testament in regard to his exceptional client service,” explains Seth Medalie, CLU, ChFC, President and Founder of The Bulfinch Group. “Being named to the Guardian elite group of President’s Council further proves what a remarkable asset Andrew is to both our firm and to his clients.”
Andrew resides in Stratham, N.H. with his wife Jennifer and their three children, James, Claire, and Owen. Andrew works with clients on a wide range of issues including financial protection and wealth accumulation strategies, using a comprehensive planning method which coordinates all aspects of their personal economies.
Joseph H. Guyton, of The Guyton Group, recognized as Leaders Club Qualifier for the 22nd year
PORTSMOUTH – Rye Beach resident Joseph Guyton has been named as a Leaders Club qualifier by the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). Leaders Club is one of the highest honors annually awarded by Guardian to financial professionals who demonstrate outstanding service and dedication to their clients.
“We congratulate Joe on being recognized as a Leaders Club qualifier which is a true testament in regard to his exceptional client service,” explains Seth Medalie, CLU, ChFC, President and Founder of The Bulfinch Group. “Being named to the Guardian Leaders Club further proves what a remarkable asset Joe is to both our firm and to his clients.”
Joe resides in Rye Beach, N.H. with his wife Dodi. Joe works with clients on a wide range of issues including financial protection and wealth accumulation strategies, using a comprehensive planning method which coordinates all aspects of their personal economies.
Ryan P. Lirette graduates from Leadership Seacoast
PORTSMOUTH – Sheehan Phinney attorney Ryan P. Lirette has graduated from the 2022 class of Leadership Seacoast. Lirette joins 38 other individuals from seacoast businesses, government and the general community who graduated from the program.
With over 800 graduates, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through mobilizing networks, active involvement, and personal action.
Lirette is an experienced civil litigator and a member of the firm’s business litigation group. He has represented companies in complex commercial litigations, construction litigation, and securities fraud cases in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
Granite Bay Wealth Management announces addition of Certified Portfolio Manager Designation
PORTSMOUTH — Granite Bay Wealth Management announced that managing partners and Certified Financial Planners, Paul Stanley and Joseph Skees have earned the Certified Portfolio Manager (CPM) designation from the Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Stanley and Skees earned the CPM designation after completing extensive coursework and examinations. The CPM curriculum involves in-depth study of fundamental analysis, option valuation, foreign currency exchange, credit default swap structure and valuation analysis, and asset allocation. They join an exclusive group of individuals who have attained this certification, establishing themselves as a forerunner in portfolio management.
Now more than ever, Financial Planners have to be strategic about the decisions they make with client investments. Year to date, the S&P 500 has experienced above average volatility and if Financial Planners are just following the market, their clients are losing money. The added knowledge and training received through the Academy of Portfolio Managers keeps Granite Bay Wealth Management at the top of the industry, making the best decisions in the interest of their clients.
Granite Bay Wealth Management is committed to supporting their clients in every financial stage of their lives and staying ahead of changes in the market. This vision is made possible through ongoing training and certifications, continually evolving and learning new ideas and best practices.
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