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Raymond Chamber's Business of the Year Announcement - 4-4-13
Submitted by Maura Mele

The Greater Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Installation Dinner and Business of the Year award ceremony at the Tuckaway Tavern Restaurant in Raymond on Wednesday, March 27th.  Over 40 members and their guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner.

The newly installed officers were:  Chamber President, Jennifer Sciaudone of People's United Bank; President-Elect, Dennis Lydon of Aggregate Industries; Treasurer, Ryder Audette of Sweatshirts Etc.; Secretary, Aron Tucker of Wal-Mart Distribution Center; Directors, Judy Williams of Judy Williams Real Estate, Lori Shookus of Shookus Special Tools, Inc., Dick Trask of New England Asset Advisors, Dave Turcotte of Riverbend Realty, James Marcheterre of Simply Wireless, LLC., and Kathy Campbell of Kountry Hair Design.

This year's Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Mark
Desrochers of Jambs Jewelry .  Mark has shown his commitment to this
community through his sponsorship of the Raymond Little League, donations to Rockingham Community Action, contributions to local area charities, organizations, the Raymond School system, and community fundraising events.

The Business of the Year for over 6 employees was presented to Arlene French of Elliot Pediatrics and Primary Care at Raymond.  Elliot Pediatrics and Primary Care has served the community since 2001. They continually support the community by having their employees speak at the schools regarding health issues, sponsoring the David Welch Blood Drive for the past 11 years, and representing the Raymond Business Leadership, Career Day, Raymond High School Health Fair, Read Across American Program, and the list goes on. Elliot Pediatrics and Primary Care has grown with this community and they are proud to be in Raymond.  

Congratulations to the winners and to all who were nominated! 

Raymond Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business and Business of the Year Nominees - 2-26-13

The Greater Raymond Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen it's Small Business and Business of the Year nominees for 2012.  These organizations are being honored for their positive impact on our community. The nominees for Small Business of the Year are:  Bradford Copy Center and Jambs Jewelry.

The nominees for Business of the Year are:  Elliot Pediatric & Primary Care of Raymond, Raymond Animal Hospital, Strikers East Bowling Center, and Simply Wireless, LLC "Verizon Wireless Zone". 

Nominations for these awards are made from the members of the Chamber and the Board of Directors make the final decision and vote on the winners.

The results are announced at the Chamber's Annual Installation Dinner which will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Tuckaway Tavern in Raymond from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Tickets may be purchased at People's United Bank in Raymond and from the Chamber office or online at






























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Raymond Area Chamber Business Expo-2012

Lara Finnigan in her Raymond Area News soccer shirt at the Business Expo


Tami Cole and Cheryl Killam at Business Expo