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December 29. 2013 6:43PM


High Hopes appoints new board members

MERRIMACK — High Hopes Foundation recently elected new board of directors for the new fiscal year.

High Hopes is celebrating 30 years of granting life-changing experiences to seriously and chronically ill children in New Hampshire. Examples of the experiences granted are computers, an accessible van, a Segway, an accessible swing-set and family vacations.

High Hopes' new board of directors:

President: Shaunae Nolet, membership director, Nashua Chamber of Commerce;

Vice president: Jay Welch, account executive, Comcast Business Division

Treasurer: Melissa Hardy, principal of Cypress Consulting

Secretary: Kathleen Palmer, features editor, Telegraph Publishing Co.

Experience director: Paula Dudley Muller, nurse, Dartmouth Hitchcock

Board director: Hall Fogg, president, CEO of Bedford Inc.

Board director: Liz Butler, director of product operations, Brookstone Corp.

For more information about the organization, visit or call the office at 429-1010.

Dupre named to NH Center for Nonprofits fellowship class

CONCORD Krista Dupre, CPA and manager at Nathan Wechsler & Co. PA, certified public accountants, has been selected to participate in the NH Center for Nonprofits' inaugural Hoffman-Haas Fellowship class. Dupre is a member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Named in honor of two New Hampshire philanthropists who are known for their dedication to the state and the well-being of families, the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship honors John E. Hoffman Jr. of Sullivan and Tom W. Haas of Durham. The Hoffman-Haas Fellowship aims to populate New Hamsphire nonprofit boards with new leaders who can bring a solid grounding in board essentials and serve as an infusion of energy for existing boards.

Dupre earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting/finance from Southern New Hampshire University in 2006. She received her New Hampshire CPA certification in October 2009. She graduated from the New Hampshire Society of CPAs' Young Professional Leadership Program in May 2012.

Joe Daigle Realty opens in Manchester

Joe Daigle, formerly of Peloquin Realty, has recently opened a new real estate agency, Joe Daigle Realty at 56 Webster St. in Manchester adjacent to Kane Insurance. Daigle has 15 years of real estate and property management experience and specializes in investment property sales but works with buyers and sellers of residential property as well. He can be reached by calling (603) 668-6000 at or

Lassonde opens Home Key Realty

CONCORD Eddie Lassonde, a broker with more than 16 years of experience, has opened his new real estate office: Home Key Realty LLC. He can be reached at 603-848-1100 cell, 603-229-0001 office/fax, or by email at

The company's website, currently under construction, will be

Home Key Realty, LLC is located on 63 School Street, Concord.

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