Goodwork joins Dover Chamber, Eversource earns award: Seacoast business news

GoodWork joins Dover Chamber

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed GoodWork as a valued member of the Chamber.

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed GoodWork as a valued member of the Chamber.

DOVER — The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed GoodWork as a valued member of the Chamber.

GoodWork was recognized with a ribbon cutting ceremony during a Morning Mixer event hosted at their location in Portsmouth at 400 Little Harbor Road.

The mission of GoodWork is to support, develop and strengthen greater seacoast nonprofits by maximizing their capacity to deliver services. They do this through customized strategic support and affordable live and work space.

With over 50 years of combined nonprofit and business experience, GoodWork co-founders Molly Hodgson and Maria Sillari are certified professional coaches with a concentration in negotiation skills, gender dynamics in coaching, multicultural coaching, training design and delivery, and assessment through evaluation.

They envision thriving, successful, mission-driven nonprofits contributing to the overall cultural, environmental, economic and social wellbeing of the community. They also offer their meeting and event space at Carey Cottage for local nonprofits.

To learn more about GoodWork, visit

Eversource earns 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

MANCHESTER — Eversource announced that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It was recognized for its continued leadership in energy efficiency and commitment to the ENERGY STAR program in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts. This is the ninth year in a row the energy company has won in New Hampshire, seventh year won in Connecticut and second year won in Massachusetts.

The Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. They are among the nation’s leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy, and the American people.

“Energy efficiency is the most valuable tool we have to help all customers save money and reduce their energy use,” said Eversource Executive Vice President of Customer Experience and Energy Strategy Penni Conner. “We’re proud to be recognized again this year by the EPA and DOE with the Sustained Excellence Award, and we look forward to continued collaboration with the ENERGY STAR® program, our states and communities, our small business partners, and our customers on energy efficiency initiatives that mitigate the effects of climate change.”

Eversource was awarded for its raising awareness of, and increasing demand for, ENERGY STAR certified products and offerings. In New Hampshire, the company was recognized for ENERGY STAR homes, while in Connecticut several programs including Home Energy Solutions were recognized, and Massachusetts was recognized for Retail Products.

Eversource will be recognized by the EPA and DOE in an all-day social media event today, May 5. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

Kennebunk Savings sponsors TEDxPortsmouth’s 2022 event

Kennebunk Savings sponsors 2022’s TEDxPortsmouth event, “Hidden in Plain Sight.”

Kennebunk Savings sponsors 2022’s TEDxPortsmouth event, “Hidden in Plain Sight.”

PORTSMOUTH — Kennebunk Savings is excited to sponsor 2022’s TEDxPortsmouth event, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” The immersive, full-day, sold-out event features inspirational speakers, musical performances, local food, networking and, most importantly, big ideas.

Twelve members of the bank’s leadership development programs will be attending the event. “TEDxPortsmouth represents forward-thinking leadership, and just looking at the slate of speakers this year, reflects that clearly,” observed Bradford C. Paige, President and CEO of Kennebunk Savings. “These are innovators, trailblazers, communicators and survivors. Hearing anything they have to say is worthwhile.”

2022’s speakers include geography champion (and high school senior!) Sean Cheng, Black Lives Matter Seacoast vice president Dr. Stephanie Bramlett, and Portsmouth Music and Arts Center co-founder Russ Grazier, Jr., who may or may not bring a saxophone.

“We are so grateful to our sponsors, who have helped us take TEDxPortsmouth from a small gathering in a church basement to one of the largest, most respected TEDx events in the world,” said Kaarin Milne, TEDxPortsmouth’s Co-Producer.

Each year, Kennebunk Savings gives at least 10% of its annual earnings to local nonprofits. The bank is actively involved in work to prevent food insecurity, strengthen early childhood development, and advocate for substance use disorder recovery efforts. The bank’s Social Responsibility Manager, Liz Torrance, said “We focus on initiatives that bring social responsibility to life, and that’s one of the reasons we’re proud to support TEDxPortsmouth. It amplifies public awareness, it sparks conversation, and it convenes community.”

Newburyport Bank donates $1,250 to Experience Hampton

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – Newburyport Bank has donated $1,250 in support of Experience Hampton’s annual fund drive.

Experience Hampton is a 501c3 corporation located in Hampton, N.H. Each year the organization raises funds to help support the Annual Holiday Parade, the Hampton Memorial Day Parade, community projects that occur in Hampton, scholarships to students, and donations to other non-profits in the area.

“The importance of community has been, and will continue to be vital to the people of Hampton,” stated Lloyd L. Hamm, President and CEO of the Bank. “Bringing people together through wonderful events, and making other community initiatives a reality is what Experience Hampton does. It’s essential that organizations like this exist and take the lead in promoting outreach efforts. It keeps communities vibrant and that’s always worthy of our support.”

BIA’s in-person Meet the Commissioners and Executive Councilors Networking Reception coming May 23

CONCORD — The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, is excited to offer its in-person Meet the Commissioners and Executive Councilors Networking Reception on Monday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Hotel Concord, 11 South Main St., Concord.

As business owners, you’ll want to know the individuals directly responsible for and involved in implementing policies and passing regulations that affect how you do business in New Hampshire. Join us for a reception of hors d’oeuvres and networking to get to know your commissioners and executive councilors.

The Hotel Concord offers plenty of space for social distancing. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Cost to attend is $30 per person for BIA members, BIA Capitol Connect members, and members of partnering organizations; and $45 per person for non-BIA members. There is no cost for commissioners and executive councilors to attend, but registration is required for planning purposes. Cancellations accepted up to one week prior to the event. After that, substitutions are allowed. Walk-ins will be allowed based on availability, but there will be a $10 surcharge and payment is due at the door. Online registration closes at noon on Monday, May 23. Register at

Event sponsors are AT&T Services, Eversource Energy, Liberty, New Hampshire Hospital Association, and RYP Granite Strategies. For more information, please email Lora McMahon at [email protected].

Biotech Supply Chain Management Course offered live online and in person June 24

Biotech Supply Chain Management Course offered live online and in person June 24.

Biotech Supply Chain Management Course offered live online and in person June 24.

PORTSMOUTH – The greater Boston area has consistently been the top location for biotechnology, revolutionizing vaccines and therapies for patients around the world. The pandemic has shown the need for rapid vaccine development and execution of the supply chain throughout the Clinical Phases – and as a result, the need for supply chain professionals is drastically outpacing the current supply

UNH Professional Development and Training (PD&T) is meeting this demand with a new course offering: Biotech Supply Chain Management, offered live online and in person at our Portsmouth location on June 24. This program is designed for professionals looking to develop the transferable hard skills of clinical supply chain, while learning how to apply soft skills that are important regardless of a specific sector.

“The Boston area is home to some of the world’s largest biotech industries and a rapidly growing number of new companies,” explains Peter Horton, program instructor. “The demand for supply chain professionals will continue to increase. The foundational knowledge of supply chain gained in this program can benefit anyone, regardless of their role in the workplace.”

Throughout this one-day program, Horton will discuss topics such as Clinical Supply Chain Fundamentals, Clinical Forecasting and Scenario Planning, Biologic Resilient Delivery and Controlled Temp Network, and Clinical Supply Chain S&OP and Decision Making.

“I am very excited to instruct the upcoming Biotech Supply Chain Management Workshop. This workshop will help prepare those who are looking to learn more about the industry and make a positive impact in supply chain management,” says Horton.

Registration is $269 and is available at Contact Stacey Boyle at [email protected] for any further information.

St. Mary’s Bank celebrates employee longevity with Annual President’s Club Dinner

MANCHESTER — While employers across the country continue to struggle to hire and retain existing employees, St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, recently celebrated 27 employees with over 20 years of service each.

The credit union’s President’s Club, which launched in 2010, recognizes and thanks employees who have reached 20 or more years of service. To celebrate a collective 748 years of service among the Club members, the 2020/2021 dinner was held at the Puritan Backroom.

“I look forward to the President’s Club Dinner every year to celebrate with these dedicated employees,” explains Ron Covey, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Bank. “They are truly representative of our culture and heritage.”

Carol Lynne Vieira, Senior Sales & Service Representative, DW Highway branch, was recognized for 35 years of service. Lisa Allard, Electronic & Deposit Operations Manager; Laurie Langevin, Branch Sales & Service Manager II, DW Highway; and Sunshine Voisine, Residential Loan Officer, were recognized for 30 years of service. Recognized for 25 years of service were Judy Leclerc, Senior Residential Loan Officer; and Sue Descoteaux, Senior IRA/HAS & CD Specialist. Sue Aronson, the credit union’s recently retired Front Desk Receptionist/Switchboard Operator, was also recognized for 25 years of service.

Additions to the President’s Club in 2020 included Jack Crane, Senior Wealth Management Advisor, SMFS; and Eileen St. Amand, Member Contact Center Representative. Lisa Viau, Director of Operations, was added to the President’s Club in 2021.

The mission of St. Mary’s Bank is to help members achieve their financial goals by providing best-in-market-service and trusted financial advice, and the faithful service of these employees helps the credit union live out its mission every day.

NHBSR’s Spring Conference returns to in-person with a roar

Paul Michael receives the Changemaker Award from Michelle Veasey, NHBSR executive director, at Wednesday’s “Uniting on Purpose” spring conference.

Paul Michael receives the Changemaker Award from Michelle Veasey, NHBSR executive director, at Wednesday’s “Uniting on Purpose” spring conference.

More than 200 members of the sustainable business community attended New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s (NHBSR) spring conference – Uniting on Purpose – on May 4, for over a dozen vibrant, interactive, educational and inspiring workshops.

In between the morning’s Mindfulness session and the afternoon’s Community Conversations and Corporate Citizenship Plenary Panel, NHBSR presented several awards.

The Changemaker Award was presented to Paul Michael, a Granite State College student and supervisor at Lindt Chocolate. While working as a Jamaican person in New Hampshire, he has experienced significant exclusion and inequities, which prompted him to start a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) committee at Lindt Chocolate Factory. Paul also works as a volunteer firefighter to aid others in emergency situations. He works tirelessly to promote a diverse and equitable future for all.

“Get to know someone who doesn’t look like you,” Paul advised. Just by taking that simple step, you can learn, grow and strengthened connections with others in your community.

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Goodwork joins Dover Chamber, Eversource earns award: Seacoast business news