Updates from Kennebunk Savings Bank, Morgan Brown & Joy, Rochester NH


Kaley Gagne appointed Branch Manager for Portsmouth, Hampton sites

PORTSMOUTH — Kennebunk Savings customers in Portsmouth and Hampton will see a new (masked, for now) face in their halls — newly hired branch manager Kaley Gagne. Gagné comes to Portsmouth with years of experience and connections in the Rochester business community, having started working for the Lilac City Chamber of Commerce while still in high school!

“Portsmouth and Hampton really appreciate local thinking,” Gagné observed. “There is tremendous support and enthusiasm for young professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits. I really appreciate Kennebunk Savings growing and giving back to the community, and I look forward to be part of efforts to preserve downtown areas, support local businesses and celebrate the arts.

“We are thrilled to welcome people like Kaley,” said Carlos Maldonado, Vice President, Director of Retail Experience. “She will bring new energy and new perspectives, but the same dedication to community as the rest of us. It’s a perfect fit.

Morgan, Brown & Joy hires Rebecca LaPierre

BOSTON, Mass. — Boston labor and employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy continues to strengthen its team of labor and employment attorneys with the addition of a new partner, Rebecca LaPierre, a resident of Hampton, NH.

LaPierre represents employers in matters of labor and employment law and advises corporate lawyers, human resources professionals and members of the management of non-profit organizations, municipalities and companies of all sizes. She advises on work-related issues and day-to-day matters such as discipline and dismissal of employees, time off, accommodation requests, employment contracts and restrictive covenants such as non-competition agreements and of non-solicitation. She also represents clients in matters related to federal and state employment laws, including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, wage and hour, sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower and retaliation.

Prior to joining Morgan, Brown & Joy, LaPierre was a partner at a mid-sized full-service law firm in Maine, focusing her work on labor, employment, and employment-based immigration law. LaPierre received his JD (magna cum laude) from the University of Maine School of Law; an MA (with Merit), Human Rights and Global Ethics, from the University of Leicester, England; and a BA (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Appoints 2022 Board of Directors

ROCHESTER – The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its recent Board of Directors elections beginning in 2022.

Leaders of the organization in 2022 include Board Chair Janet Oliver, Unitil; President-Elect, Kerrie Landry, Waypoint; Vice President, Government Affairs, Paul Gatehouse, Independence Financial Advisors; Vice President, Membership; Mark Zoeller, Keller Williams Coastal Realty-Zoeller Realty Group; vice president, events and fundraising; David Richard, DF Richard Energy; Treasurer, Sharla Rollins, First Seacoast Bank; and Past President Alan Johnson, Atlantic Broadband.

New directors recently elected to the board for a three-year term beginning in 2022 are Amy Brown, Yankee Electric & Co., Inc.; Mark Farrell, Laars Heating Systems; Tim Jones, Frisbie Memorial Hospital; David Stevens, Hourihane Cormier & Associates; Rob Sweren, Spaulding Composites; and Caitlyn Turgeon, HBL Insurance.

Other Chamber board members are Mandy Barstow-Studio 109 Dance Voice & Drama, Blaine Cox, City of Rochester, Brian Dickie, Eversource, Daniel Jalbert, Comcast Business, Lauren Jerr, RW Creteau Technology Center, Kevin Miller , Profile Bank , and Tatjana Simon, Northeast Credit Union.

2022 Board Chair Janet Oliver of Unitil and Board members will be formally introduced to Chamber members at the Chamber Annual Meeting breakfast on a date to be determined .

The Chamber would like to thank Anne Brown, outgoing member of the Board of Directors. Daystar Your Technology Partner, Steve Cates, Waste Management, David Gutierrez, Spaulding Composites, Heather Stachura, Lilac City Grille and Kelly Wilson Rogers, Registered Massage Therapist for their time and service to the organization.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance, policy formulation and fiscal management of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 603-332-5080 or visit www.rochesternh.org.


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