Marine Corps Pfc. Christian B. Cook, son of Heidi A. and Russell W. Cook of Epping, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Cook is a 2012 graduate of Epping High School.
The physicians of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics are pleased to announce the addition of Kirstin Dodge, DPT, to the staff of Access Rehabilitation Specialists. Kirstin is a skilled manual therapist and utilizes multiple tools and approaches in treating all patients including multiple core stabilization techniques, taping methods and motor control exercises. For more information about Kirstin Dodge, DPT or to make an appointment, please visit www.accessrehabilitation.com or call 603-772-0604.
The Exeter Theater Company (ETC) has named Dianne Wieler of Exeter and Allison Battles of Plaistow as chairs of the IOKA Century Campaign, which will raise $4.6 million to purchase, renovate, and re-open the historic IOKA Theater in downtown Exeter. Diane Wieler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allison Battles can be reached at email@example.com. Business plans and designs for the IOKA are available for download at exetertheater.org.
Tara Whitney of Newfields, the owner of Seacoast Power Yoga with studios in Exeter and Portsmouth, teamed up with her mom Fran Cote of Natick, MA, owner of Edge Power Yoga, to run a four month teacher training program at the Seacoast Power Yoga studios. Last week, four women graduated the accredited training program including; Jennifer Desrosiers (Epping), Alison Quinlan (Hampton), Gail Angellis (Nashua) and Kay Hall (Natick, MA).
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, has opened its first store in Exeter at 75 Portsmouth Avenue near Dunkin Donuts. The store is open Mon.-Sat., from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Sun., from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other area stores are located at 55 Route 27 in Raymond, 2299 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, and at 738 Lafayette Road in Seabrook. For more information, visit their website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
Jewett Construction Company, Inc. has completed construction of a new, ground-up branch of Massachusetts-based Lowell Five Bank at 498 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA. This is the bank’s sixteenth such facility. Jewett Construction Company, Inc. is a Raymond-based design-build / construction management company celebrating 40 years as a family-owned and operated firm specializing in commercial and industrial projects throughout the Northeast. Additional information about Jewett Construction is available at www.jewettconstruction.com.
Leonard A. Lord of Epping was recently nominated by Governor Hassan to serve on the Invasive Species Committee.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association. Founded in 1973, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association is a full-service accounting firm providing complete tax, auditing and accounting services to clients throughout New England. For more information about the firm, visit www.lmrpa.com.
New Hampshire Business Review hosted its eighth Annual NHBR Outstanding Women in Business Awards reception on February 12 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. Six winners were honored for their extraordinary accomplishments, proven leadership, mentorship of female colleagues, ability to advocate for women within their workplace and industries, volunteerism, and contributions towards their communities. Justine Vogel, CEO, RiverWoods (Exeter) was among those honored. Vogel was hired for an accounting position at RiverWoods, a nonprofit continuing-care retirement community in Exeter, when it first opened in 1994. She worked her way up the ranks to become its CEO in 2007 when she was just 39 years old. RiverWoods is now the largest taxpayer in the town of Exeter and employs 470 employees about three-quarters of whom are female. For more information, visit nhbr.com.