Award winners, free festival admission and workshops: Seacoast business news

McLane Middleton announces annual award winners

PORTSMOUTH — The law firm of McLane Middleton is pleased to announce its annual award winners – Laura B. Dodge (Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Award), Laura M. Kahl (John A. Graf Client Service Award), and Catherine D. Allard and Katie Allard (John R. McLane Jr. Community Service Award).

The awards were presented at the firm’s recent Colleague Recognition Reception.

Laura Dodge

Laura Dodge

Laura Dodge was the recipient of the 17th annual Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Legal Services Award for her outstanding commitment to serving citizens in need. McLane Middleton created the award in support of its efforts to help ensure that all New Hampshire residents, regardless of resources, have access to the justice system. Since the firm’s inception over a century ago, McLane Middleton has been a consistent leader in supporting the state’s most vulnerable constituents. The award is named after Jack Middleton, who has worked tirelessly for over 65 years giving back to those most in need. As the firm has grown into Massachusetts, its pro bono commitment has grown too, and now serves citizens of both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Laura is an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. She can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at 603-628-1249 or [email protected].

Laura Kahl

Laura Kahl

Laura Kahl was the recipient of the firm’s annual John A. Graf Client Service Award. The award is named in honor of a former partner in the firm who was relentlessly focused on solving his clients’ problems. The award is provided annually to the McLane Middleton attorney, paralegal, or administrative colleague(s) who exemplifies the highest level of client responsiveness and excellence in service based on colleague observations, peer reviews, and client recommendations. Laura is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. She can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at 781-904-2677 or [email protected].

Cathy Allard

Cathy Allard

Cathy Allard and Katie Allard were co-recipients of the firm’s John R. McLane, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award is given to the McLane Middleton attorney, paralegal, or administrative colleague who exemplifies the highest commitment to the community based on colleague observations and peer reviews. The award is named after former partner, John R. McLane, Jr., who had a long history serving the community. Cathy is a paralegal in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. Katie is a legal administrative assistant in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. Both are active members of the firm’s Community Service Committee.

Aquarion Water Company seeks nominations for Environmental Champion Awards

HAMPTON — The Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations across New Hampshire dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability. Now in its 9th year, the Environmental Champion Awards are an opportunity for environmental advocates to receive statewide honors for their work.

Winners in the Adult, Non-Profit Organization, and Business categories will have the opportunity to select an environmental non-profit to receive a $5,000 grant. The winner of the Student category (grades 9 to 12) will receive a $1,000 award.

“There are many organizations and individuals throughout New Hampshire dedicated preserving the state’s environment,” said Carl McMorran, Operations Manager, Aquarion Water Company of New Hampshire. “As Stewards of the Environment, Aquarion Water Company is proud to recognize them for their outstanding commitment to the Granite State’s natural resources.”

The deadline for submissions is May 6. Winners will be announced at a ceremony this summer. Details and the nomination form for the 2022 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards are available at

Service Credit Union to provide free admission to military and veterans as presenting sponsor of Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

Service Credit Union will once again be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Hampton Beach Seafood Festival.

Service Credit Union will once again be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Hampton Beach Seafood Festival.

PORTSMOUTH – Service Credit Union announced they are once again partnering with the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival as the presenting sponsor of the 33rd annual event, taking place Friday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Sept. 11 along Ocean Boulevard in Hampton Beach.

More than 50 of the top restaurants in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire will participate in the festival, in addition to 80 craft vendors and over a dozen bands and orchestras performing live. Additionally, event-goers will be treated to culinary demonstrations from the “Wicked Bites” TV show. It is the state’s largest seafood festival, and has drawn crowds of more than 100,000 in previous years.

As part of its sponsorship, Service Credit Union will give free tickets to active military personnel and veterans. Free festival wristbands are available to anyone providing an active military ID or evidence of service at any New Hampshire Service Credit Union branches while supplies last, beginning in summer 2022.

“We are thrilled to be back at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival as this year’s presenting sponsor, and we’re honored to be able to give back to our military and veterans with complimentary passes. We can’t wait to share this fun and unique experience with our community!” said Jaime Yates, community relations manager at Service Credit Union.

Service Credit Union will have a booth featuring special offers and giveaways, with more information to come soon.

“We are so happy and thankful to have Service Credit Union back as our Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, said John Nyhan, President of the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce. “The partnership we have had over the years is so important to our success and it is an honor to have such an important Chamber member that gives back to our community and to our military around the world once again be such an important part of our 2022 festival.”

To learn more about the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, visit

Seacoast Score hosts Digital Marketing II Workshop

PORTSMOUTH — Seacoast Score is hosting a free live-online Digital Marketing II workshop on Wednesday, March 9 from 12 to 2 p.m. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for a while, this workshop will help you create effective digital marketing campaigns to promote your small business. You’ll learn how to successfully use various digital marketing channels including email marketing, social media marketing, and paid search and content advertising. Register now at

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