Outing Sponsored by Piscataqua Savings Bank

Dover, New Hampshire, March 29, 2014- Leadership Seacoast, a non-profit organization committed to the development of informed and active community leaders, recently held its Arts and Culture Day in Dover, hosted by Cara Irish Pub and sponsored by Piscataqua Savings Bank.

The fourth program experiential of the intensive six month program, the day began with discussion of the critical issues impacting arts and culture in the Seacoast region led by Russ Grazier of the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center.  A presentation by Molly Hodgson, Executive Director, Dover Chamber of Commerce, examined the important connection between arts and business in Dover, highlighting the city’s recent revitalization and population growth.

“Dover is at the forefront of economic development on the Seacoast,” said Hodgson. “Many people don’t realize that Dover is the fastest growing city in the state, attracting one of the highest number of young families.”

After lunch, Leadership Seacoast participants departed on a scavenger hunt that included the following stops: Dover Chamber of Commerce, ArtStream, The Children’s Museum, McConnell Center, and the Woodman Museum.

Leadership Seacoast 2014 Arts and Culture Day was sponsored by Piscataqua Savings Bank, an independent community bank located in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Thanks to the continued backing of area businesses like Piscataqua Bank, Leadership Seacoast is able to provide meaningful experiences for every student, offer scholarships to participants, create further opportunities for alumni, and secure the best speakers and venues.

For more information about Leadership Seacoast and becoming a corporate sponsor, visit https://www.leadershipseacoast.org/ or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334–6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.


Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast is a six-month experiential learning program for those who want to discover how their communities function and how they can become a positive catalyst for change. The program is a behind-the-scenes exploration of the places, programs, influencers, and experts who power the Seacoast community. Program highlights include nine interactive days spent exploring community issues and themes around justice, education, economic development, government, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture.


Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future.