As a lifelong resident of the greater Monadnock Region, Laura Akerley has worked in the town of Peterborough for many years. In 2008, after a number of years working for what is today People’s United Bank, she assumed the Accounting and HR Manager position at Bellows-Nichols Insurance Agency. In June of 2013, she acquired the Agency along with her business partner, Tim McMahon. Their Agency currently offers all insurance products throughout our five area town locations.
Laura says, owning a business in this community is an opportunity that I feel blessed to have obtained. I am driven to support the growth and sustainability of the local businesses in our midst. On a daily basis I experience the loyalty of our area residents who support our many valued and respected local businesses.
Being a member of the Chamber, I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and I have built so many business and personal relationships through the events and meetings the Chamber sponsors.
Most recently, I have become involved with the Morning Business Builders Committee and I am excited to witness its growth and the beneficial referrals resulting from our weekly meetings. I have also been involved with the Dollars for Scholars educational initiative through our Company’s sponsorship. I believe that supporting educational initiatives that benefit youth development will foster their future opportunities to become contributing adults to our society and also their desire to continue to be a part of our wonderful Region.
I am very much looking forward to serving on the Board and becoming more involved in the mission of our Chamber and to share my ideas and give back in whatever way I can to this beautiful town, region and the people that live here and enjoy it every day.