When a pandemic unfurls, it's difficult to get your bearings. To say the least. This is what the past five months have felt like for many businesses (and people in general). On days when you're just trying to stand up straight again, everyday-matters come along on their pre-Covid schedule -- and you're just not ready or able to satisfy them.
As Members helping Members — these three member businesses have made contributions that helped other members with their dues during a time when the services of the Chamber are needed more than ever. These members have not only been selfless, but encouraging when the horizon doesn't always look so bright. We thank Kilwins Portsmouth, Fife & AllKane Insurance and Stinson Associates.
Kilwins Portsmouth has been an active member of the Chamber Collaborative since 2012, and owner Janette Desmond served as a board member from 2014 to 2020. Her shop is sweet, and her service to her community and love of family is sweeter, still. Thank you, Janette!
Fife & AllKane calls Rollinsford home to its insurance business, but owner Mark Kane attends Chamber events and chips in as a Chamber Ambassador in the Port city as often as possible. From setting up tables for street.life! to attending mixers in Portsmouth he is a steady presence. For all you do, your membership since 1994, and your quiet consideration, thank you, Mark.
Last, but not least, Stinson & Associates, CPAs, PC is a full-service public accounting firm located in Portsmouth (right above Jumpin' Jay's!), Laconia and Concord. While owner Eric Stinson has three locations, when he's in Portsmouth, he makes it count. A current member of the board, Eric is generous with his time, and we are so thankful he has reached out to help others during this pandemic. Thanks, Eric!
If you are interested and able to become a Member Helping Members, please email Ben VanCamp at ben@PortsmouthCollaborative.org or call (603) 610-5516. We all appreciate you paying it forward!