Gary Groleau Receives Norman Marsh Award at Belknap EDC 2021 Annual Meeting

LACONIA, NH – Belknap EDC was thrilled to host its Annual Meeting in person last Thursday, June 24 at the Colonial Theatre in Laconia. 

The mood was upbeat as Belknap EDC and its guests celebrated a year of accomplishments in the location of one of Belknap EDC’s biggest projects, the Colonial Theatre Project, which has been years in the making and achieved completion this year.

All attendees were treated to a cocktail hour on the beautiful Colonial Theatre stage followed by a casual and positive annual meeting program hosted by Belknap EDC Chairman of the Board, Chris Walkley and Belknap EDC Executive Director, Justin Slattery.  

The event was sponsored by gold sponsor: Meredith Village Savings Bank; while Bank of New Hampshire, Franklin Savings Bank, Cross Insurance, and Northway Bank were bronze sponsors. 

In addition to the business meeting portion of the program, the 2021 Norman Marsh Award was given to outgoing Board member, Gary Groleau (NH Ball Bearings), a retiring member of the Belknap EDC Board of Directors.

Gary has been a leader for Belknap EDC, serving as an Executive Committee member, and a key team leader in the effort to bring the Colonial Theatre back to life.

“Gary was an obvious choice to receive this award,” says Belknap EDC Executive Director, Justin Slattery.  He is a committed leader to both Belknap EDC and the Greater Lakes Region, going above and beyond to assist Belknap EDC in achieving our mission to promote economic growth in the region.”

For details on Belknap EDC’s accomplishments over the last year, visit to view the 2020 Annual Report.