SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Event Photos
Vermont Housing Managers Association Fall Conference and Trade Show
We enjoyed participating in the Vermont Housing Managers Association Trade Show at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT on October 24th and 25th!
United Way of Windham County's Annual Meeting
We were thrilled to be invited to the United Way of Windham County’s Annual Meeting at the Brattleboro Retreat along with fellow members of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoyed the meeting and of course the delicious breakfast too!
Business After Hours at Great Eastern Radio
Excellent turnout at last night’s 5th Annual Business After Hours & Open Studio Tour at Great Eastern Radio with the Hartford, Hanover and Lebanon Chambers of Commerce! Happy to be able to attend this great event as affiliate members of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to Great Eastern Radio for an excellent job hosting!
Business After Hours at Brick & Barn and Strafford Saddlery
A huge thank you to Strafford Saddlery and Brick & Barn Real Estate Group for hosting last night's Business After Hours in Quechee, VT! Had a great time chatting, networking and of course enjoying the delicious food!
Strafford Saddlery is a local independent tack shop located by the famous Quechee Gorge. They will be having their annual Fall Sale this weekend! Check them out at: www.straffordsaddlery.com
Okemo Valley Annual Golf Classic - 2019
We had a great time at the Okemo Valley Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, September 10th at the Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, VT! Couldn’t have asked for better weather or more spectacular views for a day on the course! We participated as affiliate members of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce by providing a refreshments tent at the 8th hole!
Bi- Chamber Business After Hours at VINS Nature Center - 2019
Had a great time on Wednesday, September 11th at the Business After Hours with the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce! A huge thank you to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) for hosting this memorable get-together! VINS is an area leader in environmental education and wildlife conservation and is headquartered on 47 acres in Quechee, Vermont. Thank you to the excellent staff for hosting and for a tour of your facilities including the incredible Forest Canopy Walk which is near completion! Can't wait to come back sometime to see the Forest Canopy Walk after it is finished this fall!
We enjoyed being a part of the Contoocook Valley Board of REALTORS and Affiliates Annual Summer Outing at the MacDowell Lake Overlook Shelter in Peterborough this past Wednesday! At this event, we celebrated our Summer Long Backpack Drive and strategized Thursday's deliveries for the school supply items to be donated to local schools throughout the Contoocook Valley Area. We enjoy helping every year with the success of this fun outing and with supporting our local schools! This year's theme was "Summer Pizza Party." A big thank you to Little Zoe's Woodfired Pizza for catering this event! Everything was amazing!
Vermont Claims Association Golf Classic- 2019
On Friday, June 21st we celebrated the first day of summer with a round of golf! SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Co-Owners Ryan Paul and Derek Paul teamed up with Sean Burke of Grant Adjustment Agency for this year's Vermont Claims Association Golf Classic. The team wound up winning second place! Way to go guys!
During the tournament, our Marketing Representative Laura Michelewicz provided cold bottled water and sunflower seeds at the 5th Hole for all participants.
Great job to all who participated in this fun event!
Quechee Balloon Festival 2019
We were happy to be a part of the 40th Annual Quechee Balloon Festival over Father's Day weekend! Saturday, June 15th was a beautiful day to be outside and we had fun volunteering at the front gate. Derek, Andrea and Laura welcomed folks and provided them with wristbands or a hot air balloon shaped stamp for the kiddos. We were also proud to be one of the sponsors for this yearly event. Hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day Weekend!
On Friday, June 14th, we were happy to attend the 4th Annual Firefighters Golf Tournament in Keene, NH. The tournament took place at the Keene Country Club. SERVPRO of Cheshire County Co-Owners Derek Paul and Ryan Paul teamed up for the tournament with Kirke Parsons of AGM Landscaping and Nick Hill of Hill Family Insurance. Our Marketing Manager Andrea Thompson manned our tent which was stock full of cold water and sunflower seeds for everyone. It was a fun day outside!
Woodstock Village Flower Baskets - 2019
On Tuesday, May 21st Derek and Andrea helped fellow members of the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce with putting up the village flower baskets! If you find yourself near downtown Woodstock, be sure to check them out! They are beautiful!
Bulldog 4 Fun Run/Walk -2019
On Saturday, May 18th, we provided a water station at the annual Bulldog 4 Fun Run/Walk which serves as a fundraiser for the Westmoreland PTA. We were proud to be a sponsor this year! SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Co-Owner Derek Paul and Marketing Manager Andrea Thompson both ran in this year's race! Great job guys! While Derek and Andrea ran, Derek's wife Amanda Paul and Marketing Rep Laura Michelewicz ran (see what I did there?) the 1.5 mile point water station. What a beautiful day it was to be outside!
Green Up VT- 2019
On Friday, May 3rd, our Marketing Manager Andrea Thompson and Marketing Representative Laura Michelewicz helped fellow members of the Southern Vermont Board of Realtors with a Green Up in Brattleboro, VT! The team collected rubbish along busy South Main Street. Happy to help make the world a little bit greener!
Pictured: From Left to Right- John Hatton, Kristen Ziter, Tami Purcell, Gigi Purcell, Rebecca Seymour, Maria Diran and Laura Michelewicz. Photo taken by Andrea Thompson
Italian Dinner at Upper Valley Haven- 2019
On Thursday, May 2nd, the Marketing Team for SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties cooked up some Italian Dinner for residents at Upper Valley Haven, a community center in White River Junction, VT. The dinner served over 20 residents with plenty of leftovers for the residents to enjoy for lunch! The community center provides numerous resources for locals. The center's Food Shelf and Good Eats Programs provide visitors with healthy groceries and recipes. There are also services for children including an after school program for school aged children who are current and former shelter guests. Thank you to everyone at Upper Valley Haven for welcoming us into your kitchen! We enjoyed our visit! For more information about Upper Valley Haven and all of their services, visit their website: https://uppervalleyhaven.org/
Annual Meeting for the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce- 2019
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Co-Owner Derek Paul and Marketing Representative Laura Michelewicz at the Annual Meeting for the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC) at Simon Pearce in Quechee, VT which we were fortunately able to attend yesterday despite the snow! The ride over was definitely scenic with all that fresh snow on the ground. Happy to live and work in beautiful New England!
2019 Shave to Save
Some of our favorite pictures from the big day at the Barbery in Keene, NH where many of the gentlemen had their beards shaved in support of this event. This event which is brought to you by the Monadnock Rugby Club raises funds for the Norris Cotton- Kingsbury Pavilion Cancer Treatment Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, NH. Our very own Derek Paul sacrificed his beard in support of this event. We were amazed by the level of participation in our community for this year's Shave to Save and were glad to be a part of it!
Shave to Save 2019
Thank you so much Brandon Goodell from THE SERVICE GUY, LLC for your contribution towards our fundraising goal for this year's Shave to Save!
This event, which is brought to you by the Monadnock Wolfpack Rugby Club, gives all proceeds raised to the Norris Cotton- Kingsbury Pavilion Cancer Treatment Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, NH.
Shave to Save 2019
Thank you so much to Danielle Ruffo and the team at Savings Bank of Walpole on Marlboro St in Keene, NH for helping us in our fundraising efforts for the Monadnock Wolfpack Rugby Club's Shave to Save!
Shave to Save 2019
A big thank you to Laura Akerly- Vice President (far left), Tim McMahon- President (far right) and the team at Bellows-Nichols Insurance Agency in Peterborough, NH for your generous contribution towards our fundraising goal for Shave to Save!
We enjoyed attending the Holiday Party for the Monadnock Region Board of Realtors (MRBR) on December 20th for an end of the year celebration at Papagallos Italian Restaurant on the border of Keene and Swanzey, NH. It was a great way to round out 2018 with a chance to donate to two great causes: Hundred Nights and Toys for Tots. We are proud to be a part of MRBR and look forward to 2019!
Retirement Celebration for Audrey at Ludlow Insurance
We were very happy to attend the retirement celebration last week for our friend Audrey Hoszkiewicz over at Ludlow Insurance in Ludlow, Vermont. Audrey, you will be missed but we are so happy for you and wish you the best!
2018 Holiday Food Drive
We just finished our annual Holiday Food Drive. Due to the wonderful support and participation we received this year, we were able to raise a total of 1201 pounds of non-perishable food which was donated to the Vermont and New Hampshire Food Banks. Thank you to everyone who participated!
2018 Festival of Trees
SERVPRO of Cheshire County and SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties was happy to participate at the Festival of Trees at Mascoma Bank in Keene, NH on November 15th. Local businesses brought and decorated their own artificial tree to be given to local families in need. It was a fun event to be a part of and it’s a really nice way to brighten the holiday season for others.
On Friday, November 2nd, the SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Marketing Team visited Ron and Sharon Bixby of Ludlow Insurance. The main reason for the visit was to provide care kits for the Ludlow Fire Department where Ron works as 1st Deputy Chief. These care kits have been created to aid people who have had a housefire and are given out in the hopes that they will make their lives a little bit easier, maybe even save them a trip to the store during a stressful time. The kits contain basic hygiene items: shampoo, soap, tissues, toothbrushes, toothpaste and washcloths. SERVPRO appreciates being able to give back to the community and the hardworking crew at the Ludlow Fire Department.
Food Drive 2018
It’s that time of year again! SERVPRO of Cheshire County and SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will be running the 5th annual Holiday Food Drive. This food drive is a collaborative effort between local businesses to benefit the New Hampshire and Vermont food banks. SERVPRO of Cheshire County and SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will be distributing boxes on 11/19 to all participating local businesses and then picking them up again on 12/10 to donate the goods. Last year we collected nearly 800 pounds of food! This year we have set a goal of 1,000 pounds or more. If any local businesses seeing this post would like to participate please let us know and we will bring a box to your business. All you have to do is fill the box with non-perishable food for us to pick up and donate. Thank you and happy holidays from SERVPRO!
Yesterday, Westmoreland Fire Department's Rescue Captain, Chris DeLaVergne gave a presentation on Fire Safety to SERVPRO of Cheshire County and SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties. The presentation went over the importance of how to deal with different types of fires and how to react in a fire emergency at home or at work. A couple quick tips mentioned during the presentation were:
Know your different types of fires and how to put them out. For example, it is important to know that pouring water on a grease fire will likely make the fire worse. A recommended solution is to spread baking soda over the fire and try to smother it.
Have fire extinguishers readily available in case of a fire emergency and also have an evacuation route and meeting spot in place.
SERVPRO of Cheshire County and SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties appreciate all that the Westmoreland Fire Department does!
Our owner, Derek Paul, and Marketing Rep, Andrea, attended the 112th Vermont Insurance Agents Association Convention in Burlington, VT. They had the great honor of being a vendor at the convention along with members of our fellow SERVPRO franchises of Vermont, Winooski/Stowe, and Burlington/Middlebury. They had the great opportunity to connect with insurance agents we have worked with in the past and network with others we have not. They had a great time and can't wait till next year!
Backpack Drive for the Contoocook Valley Board of Realtors
Team SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties has joined forces, for several years now, with realtors, affiliate members of the board and other local businesses from Peterborough, Jaffrey, Rindge and the surrounding areas to collect backpacks and school supplies to be donated to less fortunate students in the surrounding schools. The drive culminated with a cookout at the McDowell Dam in Peterborough, NH where all the donations were collected. We helped to deliver school supplies to the local schools the day after the cookout.
Continuing Education Class On Ethics
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will be hosting a continuing education class about Ethics on September 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We are hosting this event at The Best Western Plus located at Keene 401 Winchester St. Keene, NH 03431. This course is available for insurance adjusters and agents in VT, NH, and MA.
The Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Passes the Torch
Our SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is very proud of the footprint we leave with many local associations and trade groups. Our Marketing Rep, Andrea Thompson (right), is pictured here bidding farewell to Marji Graf, who is passing the torch after ten years of service. The Okemo Valley COC's way is now lit by the new Executive Director Carol Lighthall. With smiling faces, we bid both a farewell and a welcome. Our team looks forward to working with Carol and the Chamber to help preserve the properties and possessions of our neighbors.
Hanging Baskets In Woodstock
We assisted the Woodstock, VT Chamber of Commerce last week in hanging flower baskets along the town's main thoroughfare. We are proud to serve the community and provide property damage restoration services in Woodstock Vermont.
Helping Hands at the Kesman Memorial Mini Park, Ludlow VT
Pictured here is our own marketing rep Andrea Thompson working in the gardens at the Kesman Memorial Mini Park in Ludlow. She and Derek Paul assisted the Ludlow Gardening Club yesterday morning (5-21-18) with the cleanup efforts at the park. It was a beautiful May morning and a pleasure to be part of the effort to help beautify the community.
Friends of Chesterfield School Fun Run
The team at SERVPRO volunteered at this year's Friends of Chesterfield School Fun Run which was held on May 5th. Our water station was at the start/finish line. The event had a great turn out, and the proceeds will go to the sponsorship of art and cultural programs, subsidizing the cost of field trips, supplemental academic materials purchases, and awarding annual scholarships for Chesterfield School. SERVPRO is a big supporter of our community, and we love participating in great events like the Fun Run.
March Contest Winner
Way to go Meghann Galley (right), from Ludlow Insurance, on your big win! She was our winner this month, and the grand prize was a $50 gift card to a restaurant of her choosing. Andrea Thompson (left), our Marketing Representative, delivered Meghann the prize. To win the awesome prize participants had to read an article and answer the question with the right answer. This was a great way for us to educate business and community owners about property damage and restoration.
Our team had a meeting with the representatives from The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR is a DoD agency that promotes private and public understanding of the National Guard and Reserve to increase community and employer support. We also received a letter of support that states SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties recognize the National Guard and Reserve for all that they do to protect and serve our country. Our family at SERVPRO are big supporters of our nation's military, and this organization is very special to us.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties believes strongly in this organization and its underlying values and goals. We are honored to offer support to our troops in any way we can. Please visit the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve by clicking on ESGR.
Hartford Area Chamber-February Mixer
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is now a member of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured is SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties' Co-Owner and Marketing Manager Derek Paul (L) with Hartford Area Chamber Executive Director PJ Skehan (R) at the recent Mixer event at The Engine Room in White River Junction.
2018 Harris Hill Ski Jump
This weekend, the 96th Annual Harris Ski Jump took place in Brattleboro,VT. The two day event was highlighted by great competition, fantastic food and beverages, and picturesque weather! The event was very well attended and very successful. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is a proud sponsor of this Southern Vermont tradition. The Harris Hill ski jump is just another fine local event that make our community great! Congratulations to the competitors and all the event organizers form putting together a great event!
Our 3rd Annual Food Drive 2017
Our SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties team recently kicked off our 3rd Annual Food Drive with our "Box Distribution Day." A group of our trading partners including insurance agencies, real estate offices and plumbing/heating contractors filled up the provided cartons with lots of non-perishable food products. We are so proud to help our neighbors during this festive season and to afford other local businesses a method of donating to a worthy cause. Their generosity was remarkable not only in the amount of food donated but the increasing number of participants from year to year. Our Green Fleet gathered up the boxes mid-December and cheerfully delivered them to the NH and VT Food Banks. Happy Holidays to all.
Vermont Insurance Agents Association Convention / Trade Show
The Vermont Insurance Agents Association Convention / Trade Show took place on September 21st, 2017. Our team at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties attended the event as an exhibitor at the Trade Show. Jeff Fields, from SERVPRO of Winooski / Stowe, accompanied us to the event. We carried the SERVPRO Flag for the state of VT. This event was attended by insurance agents and professionals from across Vermont. At SERVPRO, we are big supporters of our local communities and businesses.
CE Credit Course on Ethics
On September 22nd SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties will be offering a free CE Credit Course on Ethics. The course will be held at the Best Western Plus Keene Hotel in Keene, New Hampshire from 8-11am. This course provides information about ethics, and through group activities shows how to handle ethical decisions in everyday life. For reservations call (800) 352-7251.
The team at SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties is joining the Contoocook Valley Board of Realtors for this year’s Backpack Drive. SERVPRO is collecting backpacks and school supplies for students in need in the Contoocook Valley Area. Donation boxes are located at our office in Westmoreland, NH as well as the Contoocook Valley Area. The event ends August 9th. Help us make a difference this school year.
Keene Swamp Bats Baseball Game Event 2017
Some of our SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties team members were able to enjoy a fun night out at the Keene Swamp Bats ball game for Keene Chamber of Commerce night! It was a beautiful evening full of local businesses networking and enjoying the baseball game. Our team would like to say thank you to the chamber for inviting us, and we look forward to the next event. Oh and one more thing, go Swamp Bats!
2nd Annual Keene Firefighter Golf Classic
Derek Paul and Ryan Paul, co-owners of SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties, recently attended the 2nd Annual Keene Firefighter Golf Classic at the Keene Country Club. It was a fun-filled day for all, and our team was proud to serve the local fire department and community!
Brattleboro, VT Cook-Out by SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties
Our "Fired-Up" vehicle is standing watch over Our Plumbing Supply House grilling at FW Webb. Thanks to all who attended and ate the dogs and burgers. Count on SERVPRO to clean up and restore the location after the cookout, this is what we do.
Green Up Keene 2017!
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties once again participated in this year's Green Up Keene Citywide effort to rid litter from the city streets and roads. Your local SERVPRO franchise representatives worked alongside members of the Monadnock Board of Realtors. SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties are proud affiliate members of the realty board. The effort was hugely successful and The Green Team at SERVPRO was very happy to contribute again this year!
Food Drive 2016
Another Food Drive is in the books and we couldn't be more humbled and amazed at the generosity of our business partners who participated. You all make this effort the tremendous success it has become. With your help, we donated a total of 1,048 pounds of food to VT and NH food banks. Thank you all for your support! Merry Christmas and best of luck in 2017!
Food Drive 2016
SERVPRO Windham & Windsor Counties Food Drive has officially been kicked off ! This year we have partnered with 27 other businesses collectively to gather and donate boxed and canned goods for New Hampshire and Vermont Food Banks.
Walpole Playground Project
Through a tremendous show of support from the people of Walpole NH and the surrounding areas, the new Walpole playground is well on its way! Ryan and Derek Paul from SERVPRO of Cheshire County, Windham & Windsor Counties were just a couple of the hundreds of residents and local businesses that came out to help construct this awesome playground! Check out Walpole Playground Project to follow the progress!
Bellows Falls Fire "Care Kits"
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Derek Paul met with Bellows Falls Deputy Fire Chief Steve Cenate as he delivered a box of our "Care Kits". These kits contain personal hygiene products for fire victims that are displaced from their homes. Pictured in front of Bellows Falls Fire Department's 1926 American LaFrance Fire Engine are Steve Cenate and Derek Paul. Thank you Deputy Chief Cenate and crew for keeping the neighborhood safe!
2016 Clarence DeMar Marathon
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Derek Paul had a great time working with friends from The Keene Community Kitchen handing out water and Gatorade at mile 17 of the 39th running of the Clarence DeMar Marathon. Runners from all over participated in this event. Congratulations to all who participated including Derek's wife Amanda who completed the half marathon.
Vermont Insurance Agents Association Convention
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties Derek Paul recently bumped into Ludlow Insurance Owner, and VIAA Chair, Ron Bixby at this years Vermont Insurance Agents Association Convention held in Burlington Vermont.
Holiday Food Drive-2015
SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties lead the effort collaborating with over 25 local businesses to collect food items to be donated to the NH and VT Food Banks. All together, over 1,200 pounds of food were delivered to the local food banks.
SERVPRO of Cheshire County grills out for Plumbing and HVAC Pros
SERVPRO of Cheshire County, Windham & Windsor Counties continued their tradition of grilling up some burgers and hot dogs for local HVAC and plumbing technicians earlier this season. They recently held events at Keene and Brattleboro FW Webb supply house locations.
Keene Chamber after hours
What a beautiful night for this month's Keene Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! A big thank you to the great folks at the Keene branch of Service Credit Union for hosting a great event! Members of SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties attended.
Monadnock United Way
What a great time at tonight's Monadnock United Way Campaign Leadership Giver Event at the beautiful new ice arena: Keene Ice! So much fun getting together with our friends and business partners from the community at this event. SERVPRO CWWC has been a loyal contributor to the Monadnock United Way since the 1990s with 100% employee participation for the past several years!
Red Nose Day
Julie and Derek getting into #RedNoseDay! #SERVPROCWWC. Wearing Red Noses are the universal symbol for Red Nose Day. It’s funny and fun. Sharing a laugh by wearing a nose brings people together. People across the country are wearing Red Noses and organizing FUN-raisers all to help kids who need it most.
National Donut Day
Julie is Celebrating #NationalDonutDay! Thank you for the free donut #DunkinDonuts! #SERVPROCWWCCrunsondunkins
National Donut Day is celebrated the first Friday in June. This is a day to celebrate the doughnut and honor the Salvation Arm Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.
SERVPRO Convention in Las Vegas
Derek and Amanda Paul representing SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties are enjoying lots of exciting equipment and products on display at this year's Trade Show at the 47th Annual SERVPRO Convention from Fabulous Las Vegas!— MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Mixer
SERVPRO Windham & Windsor Counties had a great time at the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Inn Victoria in Chester, VT. They served delicious High Tea and featured the most incredible pies from The Southern Pie Company!
Summer Cookout at CWWC
Grillin' up some grub on a hot and steamy Friday afternoon down at SERVPRO Cheshire County, Windham & Windsor Counties office. Celebrating a couple of Birthdays Ryan and Julie. Happy Birthday to you both and everyone else have a great weekend!
Brattleboro Fire Care Kits
Derek Paul from SERVPRO Windham & Windsor Counties started the morning off by meeting with some of the fine members of the Brattleboro Fire Department as he delivered a box of "Care Kits" for displaced victims of fire damage. It's been an honor to meet with so many emergency responders over the past few weeks. SERVPRO can't thank these women and men enough for keeping our community safe. We hope these kits will be helpful for those in need. (Pictured Left to Right: Lieutenant Dan Hiner, Chief Michael Bucossi, Assistant Chief Len Howard III, Captain Matt Hubbard, Firefighter Ben Aither, Firefighter George Allen and Derek Paul of SERVPRO CWWC)