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The Buzz Online
 
Published Monday, October 1, 2012

This Week's The Buzz Online Spotlight

Portsmouth-based Therma-HEXX and Aboundi, Inc., located in Nashua, are looking to grow high efficiency heat exchange products and networking infrastructure businesses. Both companies will present their products to a panel of experts at the Entrepreneur Forum Oct. 17, 2012 held at the FIRST headquarters in Manchester.

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Manchester law firm McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton announced that 37 of its attorneys were named to the 2013 edition of Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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Acu-Gage Systems in Hudson supplied fully automated three axis systems at the request of the US Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing to allow it to effectively maintain sheet flatness during the inspection process of United States paper currency.

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Cobb Hill Construction, Inc. of New London, completed a series of renovations to the First Baptist Church to improve energy efficiency, reduce fuel costs, and create a warmer space for the church, which is a historic and iconic feature in the small town. 

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The Hannah Grimes Center, a non-profit organization located in Keene, is offering two practical workshops for owners and managers of established businesses and non-profits who need help to develop a strategic plan or implement and measure successful projects. "Strategic Planning" will occur October 12th, 19th, and 26th for a fee of $150 per person; and "Practical Project Management" will take place November 6th and 13th for $200 per person. 

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Law firm Rath, Young and Pignatelli in Concord, welcomes their newest full-time attorney and University of New Hampshire School of Law graduate Rachel Hawkinson, whose practice will focus on employment, education, and environmental law. 

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Upton & Hatfield, LLP, based in Concord, announced attorneys Heather M. Burns and Robert W. Upton II were both selected for the inclusion in Best Lawyers in America Lawyers of the Year for 2013. 

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Ledyard National Bank, headquartered in Hanover, announced a new partnership with Gerrish Honda. Ledyard recently funded the refinance of Gerrish Honda's real estate secured debt. 

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Regionally located Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice welcomes the appointment of David Emberley, CPA, as chief financial officer, taking over the role of retired CFO Richard Wolff. 

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The New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute in Manchester, received a $5,000 donation from the New England Chapter of the National Football League Alumni, delivered by NFL Alumnus Steve Schubert, a longstanding member of NHMI's board of directors. 

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DuBois & King, Inc., located in Laconia, announced new Bridge Engineer Eric A. Ohanian, EIT, a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering focusing on structures. The design team, including Ohanian, are working on numerous rehabilitation and replacement projects located in New Hampshire and Vermont. 

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Durham-based New Hampshire Small Business Development Center announced the appointment of Adria Bagshaw, vice president of W.H. Bagshaw Company, as chair of its advisory board. 

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Newfields resident Matt Halfmann, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Provident Bank in Exeter, has been elected Chairman of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at the Business After Hours/Annual Chamber Meeting September 20, 2012.

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miEdge, a business intelligence provider for the insurance industry based in New Boston, received the $50,000 top prize for the first-ever TechOut business startup competition in Manchester. Second place prize of $30,000 was awarded to Portsmouth-based Therma-HEX. Durham's Sensible Spreader received the audience selected third place prize of $20,000. 

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Manchester's Clark Insurance, first attaining the status in 1995, has retained its Best Practices Agency status for 2012, according to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, remaining in the top 5 percent of insurance angencies.  

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The New Hampshire Lottery in Concord held a Set for Life Drawing at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway prior to the Sylvania 300, where five NH Lottery players took center stage to compete for a chance to win the top prize of $100,000 per year for life; the first place winner Amanda Tetelow of Lincoln won $500,000, Gerard J. Cook of Derry won $100,000, Michael Marinaro of Portland, ME won $75,000, Trudi Powell of Newport won $50,000, and Scott Minor of Gilford won $25,000. 
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An anonymous donor gave New London Hospital a $700,000 gift, the largest noncapital gift the hospital has received in its 94-year history. 

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In New London, President of Mather Associates Cotton Cleveland welcomes Certified Fund Raising Executive Kelly L. Murphy, to the organizational consulting firm; she will be focusing on grants management, fund development, community benefits planning and reporting, and nonprofit auditing and management. 

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Jen Risley, Social Media Consultant, joins Peter Harris Creative Marketing Communications located in Keene, managing Facebook, Twitter, and email marketing accounts. 
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Portland, ME's Baker Newman Noyes has been named one of the nations's top 200 accounting firms by INSIDE Public Accounting for 2012 once again. The company provides expert accouting and tax services as well as healthcare management consulting, risk and business advisory, and employee benefit plan services. 
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lenanon ranks in the in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the country for its readmission rates, considered a major "safety-net" for those unable to pay for health care. 
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NH Small Business Development Center, located in Durham, appointed Adria Bagshaw, vice president of W.H. Bagshaw Company, as chair of the NH SBDC Advisory Board. 
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