, Derry, New Hampshire


February 29, 2012

business Briefs

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.

Financial planners, meet new securities chief

MEREDITH — On Friday, March 23, the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England will host a one-day continuing education seminar for financial planning professionals in Meredith at the Inn at Church Landing.

Topics will include a discussion of philanthropy and gift planning; cash balance plans; an update from Joseph C. Long, New Hampshire's new Chief of Securities Regulation; and a discussion about reverse mortgages.

Advance registration is requested. A program brochure and registration form are available at Call 228-1231 with questions.

Visit the state's maple producers

Gov. John Lynch has declared March 24 and 25 as New Hampshire Maple Weekend.

Maple Weekend is an annual open house held by the maple producers of the state to showcase their syrup and the products made from it.

Nearly 100 sugar houses will be offering samples of syrup, maple products and refreshments. Some locations will have petting farms, pancake breakfasts and other family activities.

Producers will explain how sap is turned into syrup. Hours and participating locations can be found at or call 225-3757 for information.

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