Dover House 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. With over 430 current members, the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce has gained 36 new members since the start of 2022. New and relocated members include:
CarePatrol of New Hampshire and York County is a trusted placement organization for assisted living, independent living, memory care centers and nursing homes. They provide senior living options based on the care needs and quality of life of loved ones and the service is free to members of the community. CarePatrol has a three-step process to ensure safety, quality, and peace of mind. By asking a few personal questions, they connect their loved ones with the community that best fits their needs. They will then explore care options, featuring the top three matches and providing personal tours of each option. For more information, visit www.carepatrol.com or call 603-842-4002.
Great Bay Yacht Club has remained true to its mission of advancing the sport of sailing in the Greater Bay area since 1958. GBYC members organize at least three regattas each year, including two laser regattas and the annual MerryMac regatta. GBYC is a tight-knit group of boating enthusiasts, and the club has two sailboats, the Handy Cat and the MerryMac, for use by club members, along with a kayak stand. They have 11 backcountry berths, which are available for hire by members, and they also offer a berth in the Isles of Shoals for member use. GBYC has partnered with the Gundalow Company to host a youth boating program each year to further their mission of promoting boating. Next year, for the club’s 65th anniversary, GBYC plans to sponsor a gala celebration and regatta to coincide with the Dover 400 mile celebration. For more information about the Great Bay Yacht Club, visit www.greatbayyachtclub.org.
game camera, located at 334 Central Ave. in Dover, is a local game and hobby store that specializes in board games, miniature board games, trading card games, and role-playing games. Owner Cory Chambers envisions Game Chamber as a place for Dover and area residents to find, try and play games. The store has open spaces for customers to play, allowing people to try and learn games before purchasing. At Game Chamber, there are games for kids and families, as well as more strategic and challenging games for adults and their friends. Game Chamber currently hosts free board game nights every Wednesday. Game Chamber is open every day except Monday. For more information and to stay up to date on events and game nights, visit www.facebook.com/GameChamberNH or www.gamechambernh.com.
center stitch, located at 458 Central Ave., it is designed to be a one-stop shop for those who sew. The store has an extensive inventory of fabrics, threads, zippers, and other sewing supplies. The store also has a gift shop with unique local items. Owner Alissa Gagnon thinks 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 is now a long-time quilter and craftswoman. She is eager to share this hobby with other interested people. Central Stitch is working to eventually host sewing classes and expand operations with custom orders. To learn more about Central Stitch and what the store has to offer, call 603-343-4361.
the wonderful witch, a women’s clothing boutique, has changed locations. They are now operating out of 332 Central Ave. in Dover, which is right next door to the Game Chamber and Ryder Street Co. Groovy Witch owner Jaime Szopa’s vision has always been to creatively combine her love of fashion and his devotion to the metaphysical in a fun experience for everyone. 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 its new location Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 pm, or Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm Learn more about the items offered in the boutique by visiting www.groovywitch.com or calling 207- 305-0097.
Andrew J. Guyton of The Guyton Group Recognized as a President’s Council Club Qualifier
PORTSMOUTH – Stratham resident Andrew Guyton has been appointed as a President’s Council Club rater by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). The President’s Council Club is the highest honor Guardian bestows annually on 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 to his exceptional customer service,” explains Seth Medalie, CLU, ChFC, Chairman and Founder of The Bulfinch Group. “Being named to the President’s Council’s elite Guardian group further demonstrates what a remarkable asset Andrew is to both our firm and his clients.”
Andrew resides in Stratham, NH with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, James, Claire, and Owen. Andrew works with clients on a wide range of topics, including financial protection and wealth accumulation strategies, using a comprehensive planning approach that coordinates all aspects of their personal finances.
Joseph H. Guyton of The Guyton Group Recognized as Leaders Club Qualifier for 22nd Year
PORTSMOUTH – Rye Beach resident Joseph Guyton has been named a member of the Leaders Club by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). Leaders Club is one of the highest honors bestowed annually 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 to his exceptional customer service,” explains Seth Medalie, CLU, ChFC, president and founder of The Bulfinch Group. “Being named a member of the Guardian Leaders Club further demonstrates what a remarkable asset Joe is to both our firm and his clients.”
Joe resides in Rye Beach, NH with his wife Dodi. Joe works with clients on a wide range of topics, including financial protection and wealth accumulation strategies, using a comprehensive planning approach that coordinates all aspects of their personal finances.
Ryan P. Lirette Graduates from Leadership Seacoast
PORTSMOUTH – Sheehan Phinney’s attorney, Ryan P. Lirette, is a graduate of the Leadership Seacoast class of 2022. Lirette joins 38 others from coastal business, government and the community at large who have graduated from the program.
With more than 800 graduates, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and aspiring community leaders with the opportunity to interact with the people and organizations that shape the economic fabric and social fabric of Seacoast. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active participation, and personal action.
Lirette is an experienced civil litigator and member of the firm’s commercial litigation group. She has represented companies in complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, and securities fraud cases in state and federal court. She is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, she received her JD from Boston University School of Law and her BA 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 NYU Stern School of Business. .
Stanley and Skees earned the CPM designation after completing extensive courses and exams. The CPM curriculum involves an in-depth study of fundamental analysis, option pricing, foreign currency exchange, credit default swap structure and valuation analysis, and asset allocation. They join an exclusive group of people who have obtained this certification, consolidating themselves as pioneers in portfolio management.
Now more than ever, financial planners need to be strategic about the decisions they make with clients’ investments. So far this year, the S&P 500 has seen above-average volatility, and if financial planners are just following the market, their clients are losing money. The additional knowledge and training received through the Portfolio Manager Academy keeps Granite Bay Wealth Management at the top of the industry, making the best decisions for the benefit of its clients.
Granite Bay Wealth Management is committed to supporting its clients through every financial stage of their lives and staying ahead of changes in the marketplace. This vision is made possible by ongoing training and certifications, constantly evolving and learning new ideas and best practices.