, Derry, New Hampshire

August 22, 2013


Derry News

---- — AutoFair supports MDA research

MANCHESTER — AutoFair Automotive Group announces that for the month of August, AutoFair will be partnering with MDA/NH to help families being served by MDA in the state.

During the Summer “Sell-A-Thon,” a portion of the proceeds of each vehicle sold by AutoFair dealerships will be donated to the MDA. The partnership is expected to raise thousands of dollars in the fight against MDA in New Hampshire.

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.

“MDA is so honored to be teaming up with the “Best of NH 2013” Best Automotive Group,” said Michele Masse, fundraising coordinator for MDA in New Hampshire. “Their support is going to help the families served by MDA right here in New Hampshire, it is always great to partner with such a community-minded organization like AutoFair.”

AutoFair President and CEO Andy Crews said the partnership is a great way to help connect the employees and customers of AutoFair with the critical mission of the MDA in New Hampshire.

“We are honored and pleased to be connecting our AutoFair team and all our locations with the great people and team at MDA in New Hampshire and all of the families they help right here,” Crews said. “We hope we can help the overall mission and effort of the MDA here in our communities of New Hampshire.”

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Ride-Away holds an open house

LONDONDERRY — Ride-Away, a subsidiary of Hasco Medical, will hold an Open House at their Londonderry location at 54 Wentworth Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will provide customers with a day of activities, prizes and refreshments.

This customer appreciation event will feature door prizes donated by several major equipment providers in the mobility industry. Charron Medical Services will also attend the event, providing customers with information on their services and durable medical equipment offerings.

In addition to door prizes, customers will be able to enter a raffle drawing. Two customers will win a set of four tickets to see the Manchester Fisher Cats play the Portland Sea Dogs at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester on Aug. 27.

The open house will also feature a guest appearance by 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist and Exeter native Victoria Arlen. She came to Ride-Away earlier this year when she needed her car to be outfitted with hand controls. Now, Arlen will visit again to attend the Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet customers and sign autographs.

Ride-Away will have Certified Mobility Consultants on hand to provide Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle demonstrations and answer any questions on mobility equipment and services.

Technology Expo set for Nov. 6

DERRY — The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce has had an encouraging response to the new annual event scheduled for the first time this fall. The GDLC Technology Expo will happen on Nov. 6.

The Technology Expo will bring together vendors, educators and users in an effort to provide much needed resources and information regarding current technologies, their applications within business, and the best process for staying current in your organization.

In this ever changing climate of cutting edge technology, business owners struggle to stay focused on their business while continuously maintaining their technology and business processes.

This event will serve as an opportunity to become familiar with, and make connections for getting and staying up to date with the latest best practices, services and products.

Vendors will have an opportunity to display during the expo as well as provide breakout sessions throughout the day on a variety of topics. Guest speaker Curt Fennell from Google will share new products for business and the general public, and participants will provide insight into applications and programs available for business and personal success. Many additional sessions are forming now, and booth space is available.

There are still openings for both sponsors and vendors. Sponsorships include booth space at the event; prime visibility throughout and guest passes for attendance. Businesses interested in being an exhibitor can get more information by visiting the Chamber website at The community is welcome to attend. Admission is $10.