SALEM, N.H — The Southern New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce celebrated 20 years of More Space Place, 450 South Broadway, on Nov. 15.
The evening was filled with excitement, flavorful food and refreshments, and good times.
Over the years, the owners have installed over 1,300 wall beds as well as thousands of closets. Keith Belair, owner of More Space Place, thanked the customers and people who have helped in the store and in the field. He had a special thanks to his father who thought this would be a good idea and supported him along the way.
At More Space Place, they are dedicated to creating modern versions of Murphy beds and wall beds with intricate cabinetry and customizable styles, colors, and finishes. They also offer a complete line of custom-built furniture, including custom closets, home office furniture, media centers, garage organizers, and more.
For more information, visit salem.morespaceplace.com or call 603-893-1199.
Pedego under new ownership
SALEM, N.H. — The Southern New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Nov. 8 to celebrate the new owners of Pedego Electric Bikes, 236 N. Broadway.
There was excitement, a giveaway and delicious food from the neighboring businesses.
Pedego is a locally owned store. As electric bike experts, they put their hearts into helping customers find the perfect electric bike and get the most out of it for years to come.
For more information, visit pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/salem-nh/ or call 603-458-2094.
Pure Barre opens in Salem, NH
SALEM, N.H. — The Southern New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Pure Barre, 55 Central St. on Nov. 7.
Maddy Newell, owner of Pure Barre, is excited to share her love of fitness with all.
Inspired by yoga, Pilates and ballet, Pure Barre is an empowering full-body workout that transforms those participating it physically and mentally. Their classes have been carefully designed to feature low-impact, high-intensity movements for any fitness level.
For more information, visit purebarre.com/location/salem-nh.
Grand openings at Tuscan Village
SALEM, N.H. — The opening of the new Artisan Hotel, 7 Via Toscana, and Tuscan Kitchen, 19 Via Toscana, was celebrated with a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Southern New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce congratulates Tuscan Brands on this huge accomplishment.
The Artisan Hotel is the first Marriott Tribute Portfolio hotel in New Hampshire, with 165 guest rooms in a modern vintage design aesthetic.
The property features a full fitness facility, luxury pool and lounge area, 12,000 square-foot banquet and event space, multiple dining concepts and rooftop bar, as well as walkable amenities, including restaurants, retail, health and fitness and an upcoming entertainment district.
Fundraiser finds friends for newborns
ANDOVER — Dozens of ALKU employees grabbed their bowling shoes for a night of games, raffles, and fundraising to rally their support for fellow team member and recruiter Jenn Dupuis. Her mother, Julie Dupuis of Milford, New Hampshire, lost her life in a car accident in December, 2020, just one week before the birth of her first grandchild, which led to the creation of Julie’s Giraffes.
On Oct. 26, family and friends of the Dupuis family took part in the second annual bowling fundraiser for Julie’s Giraffes at Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury. The fundraiser, hosted by Andover-based staffing firm, raised a total of $5,875.
The program was founded to share Julie’s love, and love of giraffes, with each newborn baby at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Julie spent 37 years working as a Radiology Supervisor. To celebrate her legacy, each newborn baby and their family at Elliot Hospital is gifted a giraffe stuffed animal in Julie’s memory.
Julie’s Giraffes has since expanded its fundraising efforts. In 2021, the Dupuis family started a scholarship program for students looking to pursue a career in the radiology field. ALKU has now hosted a bowling fundraiser in honor of Julie’s Giraffes for two consecutive years and plans to continue to hold this fundraiser annually.
Networking at Noon
NORTH ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking at Noon Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Bueno Bistro, 220 Sutton St. Cost is $28 for Chamber members and $38 for future members and includes your choice of chicken Parmesan, penne puttanesca, or chicken Caesar salad.
To register or for more information visit online at merrimackvalleychamber.com or call 978-686-0900.
Northern Essex partners with Amazon
HAVERHILL — Northern Essex Community College announced it has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees with access to its 60 degree and certificate programs.
Amazon will cover the tuition and fees for eligible employees to enroll in courses at Northern Essex. They can choose from a wide variety of educational offerings, including high school completion/GED, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, certificate programs and associate degree programs.
“We are looking forward to welcoming these Amazon employees on our campuses and into our classrooms,” said NECC Dean of Enrollment Services Donna Bertolino. “Northern Essex is committed to increasing access to higher education in our communities, and partnerships like these are critical to that mission.”
In the U.S., Amazon is investing $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs. Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for third-party partner educators, choosing partners that are focused on helping employees through their education programs, assisting them with job placements, and overall offering education that leads to career success.
“We’re looking forward to Northern Essex coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, Global Program Lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere.”
Random Acts of Kindness Day
LAWRENCE — On Friday. Nov. 3, the Merrimack Valley Credit Union participated in the Kasasa Best Day Ever campaign, which encouraged financial institutions across the country to initiate acts of kindness with the goal of initiating 100,000. The campaign recorded more than 300,000 acts of kindness nationwide.
MVCU team members from every branch and department participated within the communities the credit union serves, from Seabrook, New Hampshire, to Fairhaven. Here are some local examples of what MVCU team members did to spread kindness:
In Plaistow, MVCU team members delivered flowers to the Plaistow Emergency Room and pizza to the Plaistow firefighters on Elm Street.
MVCU’s Haverhill branch paid for a community member’s groceries at Market Basket.
The Methuen branch team donated pet supplies to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.
MVCU’s Human Resources Department delivered winter accessories to Lazarus House in Lawrence, and the Member Support Department delivered school supplies to the Parthum School in Lawrence.
“We had almost 100 team members participate in more than 300 acts of kindness,” said MVCU Marketing Specialist Olivia Pink, who organized MVCU’s Random Acts of Kindness Day. “It just reinforces how awesome of a team we have at Merrimack Valley Credit Union and how important it is for our team members to give back to the communities that we serve.”