DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

March 28, 2012

business Briefs


Birch Heights donates to veterans program

DERRY — Birch Heights independent senior living community, 7 Kendall Pond Road, recently made a $717 donation to the Outward Bound for Veterans program as part of parent company Holiday Retirement's national fundraising effort.

Holiday Retirement and its 278 U.S. independent senior living communities donated a total of $1.2 million through a three-month fundraising campaign.

Outward Bound for Veterans is a nonprofit program that helps returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home by providing challenging wilderness trips, which encourage healing and help rebuild confidence.

Holiday Retirement communities are home to approximately 12,000 veterans and spouses.

To learn more about the Outward Bound program, visit outwardbound.org. To learn more about Birch Heights call 425-7755 or visit birchheights.com.

Bass offers free business social forum

CONCORD — Congressman Charles Bass, R-N.H., is hosting a Small Business Social Media Forum on Friday, April 6, from 9:30 a.m. to noon to give small businesses an opportunity to learn more about leveraging online tools in their business strategy.

Representatives from Facebook, Google, Yelp, the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism will give presentations about implementing an effective social media strategy to attract customers and grow one's business.

The forum, which is free of charge, will be held in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, 31 College Drive in Concord.

Individuals interested in attending should RSVP to 226-0064 or email Bass.Events@mail.house.gov.