Buy a cup of coffee and help CHaD
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock will be receiving some fiscal support for its programs with the help of a fundraiser sponsored by Cumberland Farms.
For the month of February, participating Cumberland Farms stores in New Hampshire and Vermont — including the one on Broadway in Derry — will donate 5 cents per cup from its coffee sales to benefit the family-centered children's hospital.
"Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides the highest level of care in a family centered environment to all of the children of our region, regardless of their family's ability to pay," said Kristin LaFromboise, corporate and community Relations at CHaD. "We are so thankful for the generous support on behalf of Cumberland Farms which will help us continue to provide this exceptional care for our patients."
Since formalizing its corporate giving program five years ago, Cumberland Farms has donated millions of dollars in cash and products to causes that benefit thousands of young people, through scholarship, direct-to-school programs, hunger relief, cancer research and more.
Stonyfield visitor center is expanding
LONDONDERRY — Check before you head to Stonyfield's visitors center. The center is expanding again and that will affect visitors.
Until April, the center will be open for yogurt and merchandise sales only, due to ongoing construction. It may have to close for a day or two, so call ahead.
The center will close Feb. 10and reopen on Feb. 14. It also will be closed Feb. 18 through Feb. 20.
Visitor center hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Edward Jones makes Fortune's list again
DERRY — Financial-services firm Edward Jones is ranked fifth on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2012" list. It's the company's 13th appearance on the list, according to Susan Friedrich, a financial advisor in Derry.
Edward Jones also ranked third for large-sized companies and second for work-life balance for associates who feel "encouraged to balance their work and personal life." The firm was the highest ranking financial-services firm on the list.
Currently, Edward Jones has 1,515 positions available throughout the country, mostly for financial advisor and branch office administrator. Each Edward Jones branch office includes one financial advisor and one branch office administrator who work one-on-one with clients in the communities where those clients live.
Derry woman president of state paralegal group
The Paralegal Association of New Hampshire recently announced its 2011-2012 board and committee members.
Catherine D. Allard of Derry was elected president. She also will serve as the primary liaison for the National Federation of Paralegal Association and co-editor of the quarterly newsletter. Allard is employed at the Manchester law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA.
Deborah Jensen of Manchester was elected vice president and secretary. She will also serve as annual meeting chair, NH Bar and communication liaison.
Denise Descheneau of Manchester was elected treasurer. She will also serve as fundraising and publicity chairman. Meghan Brady of Nashua was elected Directory-at-Large. She will also serve as primary liaison for the National Association of Legal Assistants and bylaws chairman.
Lori Routhier of Nashua was elected Directory-at-Large. She will also serve as membership chairman.