Thanks to funding from Meredith Village Savings Bank, Meredith now has new “Welcome to Meredith Signs.” These town welcome signs were recently placed at the four main entrances into Meredith – on Route 104, Route 3 North and South and Route 25. The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce oversaw and managed the project, which was done in commemoration of the town’s 250th anniversary this year.
Designed and built by Annie Paquette of Paquette Signs, each sign features a latchkey, symbolic of the town’s gateway into New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
“We’re thrilled to support the Meredith Area Chamber as they worked to install such impressive welcome signage for people coming from the north, south, east and west,” said Rick Wyman, President of MVSB. “Meredith has greatly evolved within the last 250 years. The town has become a destination spot in itself, not just a latchkey into the White Mountains. The Bank is proud and honored to help Meredith celebrate its success and heritage. MVSB has felt welcome in Meredith for 149 years, and we are happy to help welcome others!”
“We’re very grateful to the generosity of Meredith Village Savings Bank, who’ve been instrumental in helping us design signs that are both welcoming and beautiful,” said Sue Cerutti, Executive Director of the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Meredith Rotary did a tremendous job with signage back in the early 1990s. We wanted to update and mirror that success. The Chamber was elated to be given the opportunity to rehabilitate our town signage with the help of our board’s sign committee, which included John Stephens, Rob Ambrose and Dan Harris under the direction of Board President John Moulton. Annie Paquette of Paquette Signs deserves much of the credit as well, as he did a wonderful job designing and creating the welcome signs we all enjoy today.”
Installations occurred over a four-day period and involved personnel from Stephens Landscaping Professionals, Real Green Services, Ambrose Brothers, Moulton Farm and Ready Equipment LLC. Stephens, Ambrose, Harris and Moulton volunteered time and services from their staff for the project.
The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce advances and promotes the commercial, industrial, service, professional, tourism and retail interests of Meredith and its surrounding towns. The mission of the Chamber is to provide services to its members and to promote the area. The Meredith Area Chamber consists of businesses representing the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sandwich, Holderness, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Laconia, New Hampton and Bristol. For more information visit meredithareachamber.com.