Business notes for July 4, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Riverside Gifts in Laconia reopened June 23 in the Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St.

The Family Place at Concord Hospital received the Center of Excellence designation for education and training for infants and families impacted by neonatal abstinence syndrome. The Family Place trained a total of 74 interdisciplinary health care providers, representing 89 percent of its designated care team. This designation represents an exceptional commitment to interdisciplinary education and service for an important, vulnerable population.

Franklin Savings Bank was honored with a Silver Award for its 2015 annual report at the Financial Marketing Awards Gala, held in Newport, R.I. The awards recognize excellence in marketing from banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders across the country.
Merrimack County Savings Bank recently completed renovations of the first floor of the bank’s main office in Concord.

Re/Max Bayside sponsored the Boys & Girls Club’s Challenge the Wind Program. It will bring it’s Re/Max hot air balloon. The balloon will also appear at the Winnipesaukee Muskrats game to raise money for the local little league.

The Grappone Conference Center has gone solar, making it the largest business in Concord to go solar and is now the greenest conference center in Northern New England.

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp was awarded the Granite Award by Granite United Way for contributing more than $100,000 to the organization. The total donation included contributions from employees and matching funds from NHMB and its three subsidiaries: Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank and MillRiver Wealth Management.

North Branch Construction received several awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Vermont and New Hampshire. It received second place in Construction Safety Performance, Most Creative Safety Program and the Silver Level Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award.

Five Rivers Conservation Trust elected six members to its board of trustees: Kathy Barnes of Hopkinton, Allen Brooks of Hopkinton, Rich Cook of Warner, Bob Cotton of Concord, Richard Head of Hillsboro and Mike Lehman of Concord. It also re-elected it’s officers: Chairman Tim Britain of Hopkinton, Vice Chairman Mike Lehman of Concord, Treasurer Mike Shearin of Dunbarton and Secretary Kit Morgan of Concord.

Merrimack County Savings Bank has pledged $10,000 to MakeIt Labs of Nashua through the Community Development Finance Authority of New Hampshire’s tax credit program. The bank’s investment supports MakeIt Labs’s efforts to renovate the second floor of the former Gregg and Son Nashua millworks building for a technology focused co-working and business incubator space to help start-up companies.

Cobb Hill Construction received the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Award for business of the year.

Belknap Subaru, in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, recently donated 60 brand-new blankets to staff in the Anderson Ganong Cancer Center at LRGHealthcare, to be distributed to patients undergoing a cancer diagnosis.

Scotia Technology in Laconia will host students participating in the WinnAero ACE Academy.

The Henniker Chamber of Commerce elected five new board of directors at its annual meeting: Johanna Michie, Lori Rowell, Scott Dias, Shelbie Connor and Jerry Gilbert. Other board members are Bill Sullivan, Kristen Hannigan Markwirth, Kate Rossotto and Kate Greene.

Families in Transition – New Horizons was named the Champion in Action by Citizens Bank and the Union Leader. Families in Transition – New Horizons will receive $35,000 in unrestricted funding, media coverage, and extensive promotional and volunteer support for its outstanding work.

The Room Barbarshop on Loudon Road in Concord held a grand reopening June 27.

Lakes Region Cupcakes, 285 Main St. in Tilton, recently re-opened under the new ownership of Melody Hanks of Mel’s Creative Cakes. Hanks is a self-taught cake artist who specializes in designing and decorating edible works of art.

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