Business Notes

SERVICE CREDIT UNION donated $125,000 on behalf of the New Hampshire Disaster Relief Fund 2011 to assist victims of Tropical Storm Irene.

THE DUPREY COs. in Concord received one of Business NH Magazine’s 2011 Lean & Green awards in the large company Green Process category. The hospitality organization demonstrated that, by developing sustainable internal operations, they could save on energy use and costs.

LAKES REGION COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S energy bills will be down by more than $10,000 annually this fall, thanks the installation of photovoltaic technology and improved temperature control units. The new green technology will help LRCC generate its own power through solar means and use it more efficiently.

GRANITE LEDGES, an assisted living community in Concord, were declared Deficiency Free by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services for the tenth consecutive year.

LACONIA SAVINGS BANK held its annual meeting of corporators Aug. 31 and reported solid growth in deposits, loans and capital for the year ending June 30. The bank’s assets now total a record $1.08 billion and deposits grew to $868 million. Despite the soft economy, the bank’s loan portfolio reached a record $724 million and, most importantly, the bank remained strong with capital and reserves totaling more than $124 million.

MEREDTIH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK donated $2,500 to support the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center golf tournament.

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION earned the 2011 Sloan award, which honors workplace flexibility.

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT’S COMMUNITY FACILITIES PROGRAM will give Tiny Twisters Day Care Center in Franklin a $27,000 grant to purchase furniture and equipment for the center.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND will receive $1.5 million from the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide loans and education for low-income people and communities in New Hampshire.

THE CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS was awarded a $25,000 Community Impact Grant by the New Hamp-shire Charitable Foundation. The grant will help support the yearly operations of the center and support the growth of programs such as the new Late Night at the Spotlight series as well as main stage offerings and more.

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