Dover Chamber celebrates Index Packaging Inc. expansion and welcomes new members
DOVER – The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce continues to have a busy summer. Recently, the non-profit, member-run organization held three ribbon cuttings. The tape clippings should welcome broker Riley Bacon and Club Seacret agent Matt Randall as valued members of the Chamber and congratulate Index Packaging Inc. on expanding their Dover facility.
Riley Bacon, real estate agent at Keller Williams Metropolitan
The search for an apartment shouldn’t be as crazy as the market. Riley Bacon is here to make the home buying process that much easier for the parties involved. Whether you want to sell or buy your house, he is at your side with all relevant questions.
Born and raised in San Diego, Riley traveled across the country to find a place to call home. “I’ve finally found this place here in New England where I want to help you do the same,” he says. “I will work to help homebuyers find the housing situation that best suits their needs.”
With a focus on New Hampshire’s best vacation spots, the real estate agents at Keller Williams Coastal Realty focus on some of New Hampshire’s finest places to live. To “find your home with bacon,” visit www.homesbybacon.kw.com.
Agent Matt Randall from Club Seacret
From the way you look and feel to the way you travel and experience the world, Club Seacret is a lifestyle club that is the first of its kind in offering a program for the whole offers life.
Club Seacret’s primary mission is to make sure its members look better, feel better and live better. They do this by offering skin products containing rejuvenating Dead Sea minerals, beneficial nutritional options for health and weight management, and the opportunity to travel like a star at huge discounts.
At the moment Club Seacret has a special offer for a holiday. When you purchase a Seacret Getaway skincare package, Club Seacret rewards you with a vacation for two at all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, big-name cruises or boutique hotels in Europe.
For more information about Club Seacret, visit www.mattrandall.com or call Matt Randall at 603-767-6500.
Index Packaging is expanding its 150 Venture Drive location in Dover
The expansion, which added 58,000 square feet to the building, was the largest expansion in Index Packaging Inc.’s 54-year history. The space will be used to increase overall production capacity for the packaging company, which has seen a 37% increase sales in the past year. They can now manufacture foam and corrugated packaging products at their Dover site and have a warehouse large enough to support the manufacturing floor. The total size of the building is 105,000 square meters.
“We should be able to produce significantly more specialty packaging, both in Dover and at our Milton campus,” said Mike Wiles, President of Index Packaging. “We are using the space that has been freed up in Milton to expand our wood production capacity. We expect to be able to increase the total volume of both wood and foam/corrugated packaging by fifty percent if all goes well.”
Index Packaging has 70 employees in Dover and employs a total of 210. Many of them attended the opening ceremony as part of a staff appreciation day.
Index Packaging also bought a Manchester and Merrimack based company called Plastifoam on 1 October 2021. They are working on the consolidation of Plastifoam at one site (Merrimack) which will be completed by the end of September.
For more information on the services Index Packaging offers, visit www.indexpackaging.com or call 800-662-3626.
Great Bay Stewards Announces Environmental Champion Award for Chief Executive Officer
GREENLAND – The Great Bay Stewards announced that Board of Trustees Chairwoman Deborah Alberts has received the Aquarion Water Company Environmental Champion Award for New Hampshire. Alberts received the award during a ceremony at the Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion in Hampton, NH. Aquarion’s Environmental Champion Awards recognize organizations and individuals annually in the Corporate, Non-Profit, Adult and Student categories.
Alberts, a retired schoolteacher, joined the board in 2015 and in 2019 became chairman of Great Bay Stewards, a 25-year non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and conserve the Great Bay’s estuary ecosystem. In her role as Chair, Alberts has worked tirelessly to promote research, conservation, stewardship and education around Great Bay. She was instrumental in launching the organization’s Tide Turner program, which encourages residents to commit to making small changes to their homes and yards to improve the health and general environment of the estuary.
“She has such enthusiasm,” says Jack O’Reilly, the former CEO. “I just knew she would make a great next Chair and as it turned out I’m so happy I was right – great dedication and leadership. She is wonderful.”
In addition to being a respected and effective leader of the Board of Trustees, Alberts participates in outreach events, advocates for funding and protection of the bay and reserve, and strives to tell people about the amazing work being done at provided by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Last year she engaged local greenhouses to donate materials to the Great Bay Stewards’ Estuary Inclusion Garden and spent hours planting herbs and flowers in a sensory part of the garden. “Not only is Deb a great chair and recruiter on a great board, but she can also be found mulching during cleanup days at the Great Bay Community Wildlife Garden, hanging paintings for Art of Great Bay and holding the finish line tape at the Great Bay 5K. ‘ says Allison Knab, managing director of the stewards. “I feel so lucky and grateful to be working with her.”
In addition to Alberts, corporate winner A Place to Grow, nonprofit winner Blue Ocean Society, and student winner Wesley Stocken also accepted the award.
Opening of The Edge at Berwick with the support of three women-owned businesses
BERWICK, Maine – The Edge at Berwick, a thoughtful redevelopment of Berwick, Maine’s Village by Great Falls Construction, opens this month with three women-owned businesses at the helm. Located on the riverfront just across the Maine border, The Edge will be the proposed new commercial and residential center for Berwick.
The first three companies to occupy the space include Primal Fit Maine, Mint Preventative Dental Spa, and Badwolfe Butcher and Deli.
Primal Fit Maine, owned and operated by Sheri Clement, is a functional fitness studio offering group classes and nutritional coaching for athletes of all ages and abilities. Daily group workouts include elements of high intensity, cardio, mobility, balance, endurance and strength. Specialty courses include programs adapted to older adults of all fitness levels and Rock Steady Boxing for members treating Parkinson’s disease.
Mint Preventative Dental Spa, owned and operated by Daniele West and Jennifer Davis, is a boutique dental experience with a patient-centric approach. Mint offers cleanings, dental X-rays, periodontal therapy and teeth whitening and aims to tailor each appointment to your individual needs so you leave feeling empowered and excited for your next visit.
Badwolfe Butcher and Deli, owned and operated by Alison Herlihy, is a butcher shop that supports local Maine farms. Additional offerings include a variety of made-to-order sandwiches and specials.
The Edge at Berwick will evolve into a thriving downtown area over the next few years, which will include Berwick’s new Main Street, a total of 12 new buildings with approximately 40 commercial spaces for rent and 265 rental apartments ranging from studio to two-bedroom offerings. If you are interested in joining The Edge, please visit www.jcspropmgmt.com/the-edge.