Three named to Northshire Civic Center board

MANCHESTER CENTER - Chip Edson, Adria Schozer and Ben Weiss have been named to the Board of Directors of the Northshire Civic Center, the non-profit organization for Hunter Park and Riley Rink in Manchester Center.

As Bill Hadden, president of the board said, "our new directors bring knowledge and enthusiasm of our programs. With our capital campaign underway to construct three playing fields, we wanted to enhance community involvement with leaders in business and sports."

Edson is the co-owner with his wife Anharad of Flying Cow Signs of Manchester Center. He has been an ice hockey coach, team player, board member and volunteer at Riley Rink at Hunter Park since its inception. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he has lived in Vermont since 1984 taking advantage of the outdoors and pursuing his interests in art and design, fishing and boating.

Schozer is the owner of Gander Gallery art and objects in downtown Manchester. She has worked as an HR Technology professional for major corporations including Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers. A graduate of the University of Hartford in Connecticut with a BS in Business Administration and an MBA., she is a curling enthusiast and has been a member of Riley Rink's curling club for the past two years. Weiss, founder and past president of Ai Squared, rejoins the Civic Center board. He has successfully led Ai Squared, a leader in the assistive technology field, specializing in software products for the visually impaired. He is an avid cyclist and C-League hockey player at Riley Rink. Weiss, an area resident for the past 24 years also volunteers as a board member of the Manchester Rescue Squad.

The trio join Alan Bookspan, Barry Brown, Ed Dublois, Bill Hadden, president, Jim Hand, Richard Jackson, vice-president, Andrew King, vice-president, Andrea Ross, Scott Swenor, Paul Tegen, Bob Thompson, treasurer, Bruce Welsh and Patrick Zilkha on the board of directors.

Fifteen years ago, Riley Rink at Hunter Park opened its doors with New England's only Olympic-sized ice rink and trade show and concert venue. The facility is enjoyed by more than 25,000 patrons annually participating in recreational and competitive ice skating, hockey and curling and indoor soccer, lacrosse and field hockey development and league play.

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