Dover Chamber welcomes new members : Seacoast business news

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 move of a current member. Comprised of over 430 current members, the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce has gained 36 new members since the start of 2022. New and moving members include:

CarePatrol of New Hampshire and York County is a trusted placement organization for assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, memory care facilities and retirement homes. They provide senior living options based on the care needs and quality of life of loved ones and the service is free for community members. CarePatrol has a three-step process to ensure safety, quality, and peace of mind. By asking a few personal questions, they match their loved ones with a community that best suits their needs. Then they’ll explore treatment options, showcase the top three matches, and offer personal tours of each option. To learn more, visit www.carepatrol.com or call 603-842-4002.

Grande Baie Nautical Club

Grande Baie Nautical Club has remained true to its mission of promoting the sport of sailing in the Great Bay area since 1958. GBYC members hold at least three regattas each year, including two laser regattas and the annual MerryMac Regatta. GBYC is a tight-knit group of sailing enthusiasts, and the club has two sailboats, Handy Cat and MerryMac, for club members to use, as well as a kayak carrier. They have 11 moorings on the grounds, which are available for members to rent, and they also offer a mooring at the Isles of Shoals for members’ use. GBYC has partnered with the Gundalow Society to run a youth sailing program each year to further their mission of promoting 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 find out more about the Great Bay Yacht Club, visit www.greatbayyachtclub.org.

game room

game room, located at 334 Central Ave. in Dover, is a local games 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 where Dover and area residents can find, test and play games. The store has open spaces for customers to play games, allowing people to try and learn games before buying 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. For more information and to keep up to date with game nights and events, visit www.facebook.com/GameChamberNH Where www.gamechambernh.com.

Central point

central point, located at 458 Central Ave., 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 local and unique items. Owner Alissa Gagnon thinks Dover needed a sewing supply store because the closest supply stores are in Newington or Rochester. The new location will suit sewing enthusiasts in the Dover area. Gagnon started sewing 10 years ago and is now a lifelong quilter and quilter. She looks forward to sharing this hobby with other interested people. Central Stitch is working to eventually host sewing classes and expand its operations with custom orders. To learn more about Central Stitch and what the store has to offer, call 603-343-4361.

Groovy Witch

The groovy witch, a women’s clothing store, has changed location. They now operate at 332 Central Ave. in Dover, right next to fellow chamber members Game Chamber and Ryder Street Co. Groovy Witch owner Jaime Szopa’s vision has always been to creatively combine his love of fashion and his dedication to metaphysics in a fun experience for all. The store features 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 in their new location Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about the items offered at the boutique by visiting www.groovywitch.com or by calling 207-305-0097.

Andrew J. Guyton of The Guyton Group Recognized as President’s Council Club Qualifier

Andrew J. Guyton

PORTSMOUTH — Stratham resident Andrew Guyton has been named a qualified member of the President’s Council Club by the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). The President’s Council Club is the highest honor awarded annually by Guardian to finance professionals who demonstrate exceptional service and dedication to their clients.

“We congratulate Andrew on being recognized as a qualified member of the President’s Council, which is a true testament to his exceptional customer service,” said Seth Medalie, CLU, ChFC, President and Founder of Bulfinch Group. “Being named to the President’s Council’s elite Guardian group further demonstrates what an outstanding asset Andrew is to our firm and to 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 issues, including financial protection and wealth accumulation strategies, using a comprehensive planning method that coordinates all aspects of their personal savings.

Joseph H. Guyton, of The Guyton Group, recognized as Leaders Club Qualifier for the 22nd year

Joseph H. Guyton

PORTSMOUTH — Rye Beach resident Joseph Guyton has been named a Leaders Club qualifier by the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). Leaders Club is one of the highest honors awarded annually by Guardian to finance professionals who demonstrate exceptional 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,” says Seth Medalie, CLU, ChFC, President and Founder of Bulfinch Group. “Being named to the Guardian Leaders Club further demonstrates what a tremendous 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 issues, including financial protection and wealth accumulation strategies, using a comprehensive planning method that coordinates all aspects of their personal savings.

Ryan P. Lirette graduated from Leadership Seacoast

Ryan P. Lirette

PORTSMOUTH — Sheehan Phinney’s attorney, Ryan P. Lirette, is a graduate of the Class of 2022 from Leadership Seacoast. Lirette joins 38 others from coastal businesses, government and the wider community who have graduated from the program.

With over 800 graduates, the Seacoast Leadership program offers current and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the economic structure and social fabric of Seacoast. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities by mobilizing networks, being actively involved and taking personal action.

Lirette is an experienced civil litigator and member of the firm’s commercial litigation group. He has represented companies in complex commercial litigation, construction litigation and securities fraud cases in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, received his JD from Boston University Law School and his BA from the University of New Hampshire.

Granite Bay Wealth Management Announces Addition of Certified Portfolio Manager Designation

From left to right, managing partners of Granite Bay Wealth Management, Joseph Skees and Paul Stanley.

PORTSMOUTH – Granite Bay Wealth Management has 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 taking extensive courses and exams. The CPM program involves an in-depth study of fundamental analysis, options pricing, foreign exchange, structure and analysis of credit default swap pricing and asset allocation. They join an exclusive group of individuals who have obtained this certification, establishing themselves as a pioneer in portfolio management.

Now more than ever, financial planners must be strategic in the decisions they make with client investments. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 has seen above-average volatility, and if financial planners just follow the market, their clients lose 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 their clients.

Granite Bay Wealth Management is committed to supporting its clients through every financial stage of their lives and staying ahead of market changes. This vision is made possible through ongoing training and certifications, constantly evolving and learning new ideas and best practices.