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Published Monday, April 3, 2017

Michelle Olivier, branch and business development manager for Merrimack County Savings Bank. Photo: The Merrimack


This Week’s Spotlight: Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) promoted Michelle Olivier to branch and business development manager, overseeing the bank’s Bow office. The Merrimack hired Olivier in 2012 as a customer service representative at its main office in Concord, promoting her to branch services manager for its Contoocook office two years later.

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Tom DeRosa, former deputy campaign manager for Sen. Kelly Ayotte, was hired by B-Fresh Consulting in Concord. He will focus on issue advocacy and lobbying, both in Concord and at the national level.

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Due to above average snowfall and positive results from a newly upgraded snowmaking system, Cannon Mountain in Franconia will remain open through Sun. April 16, one week later than originally planned.

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Janet Rebman, former executive director of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, purchased Vermont-based Custom Tours, a receptive tour operator and meeting planner. The company will remain in Vermont and open an office in NH.

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DeStefano Architects in Portsmouth hired Kathy Scannell as business manager. She previously held business management roles at Bottomline Technologies and Executive Strategy Group, both in Portsmouth.

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Suhit “Bob” Patel and his partners purchased the Franconia Village Store from the Heath family, who operated the popular gathering place in downtown Franconia for over 40 years. Patel, who recently purchased the Bethlehem Village Store, plans to expand the store’s deli and eventually offer fresh meats.

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LaBelle Winery in Amherst released its Amherst Vineyard Red and Amherst Vineyard White, the first wines produced entirely from grapes grown in the winery’s on-site vineyard. LaBelle planted the vines for these two wines in 2012 as two-year-old plants and harvested them in Oct. 2015.

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Liberty Utilities in Londonderry received regulatory approval from the NH Public Utilities Commission to provide the towns of Windham and Pelham with natural gas distribution service. Construction of distribution pipelines is expected to begin in late summer of 2017.

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Loginov IP in Concord, an intellectual property law firm, hired Kristen Lang as an associate attorney.  Lang is a 2016 graduate of the UNH School of Law, also in Concord.

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The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program in Derry received $5,000 from Northeast Delta Dental in Concord to fund STEM Scholarships.

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NH Harvest of the Month in Walpole, a farm-to-school campaign funded by a $44,500 Specialty Crop Block Grant, launched an official website. The program provides ready to go materials for classrooms, cafeterias and communities that promote the use of local, seasonal foods.

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The NH High Tech Council in Manchester opened the application process for its 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which is presented to a founder or senior level manager of a NH business who has successfully organized, developed or managed a technology concept into a commercial product or service. Application are due Fri. April 28th, with more information available here.

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Pats Peak in Henniker donated $1,050 to support melanoma research. A portion of online ticket sales purchased from March 20-23 funded the donation.

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Sea Bags, a Maine-based producer of totes from reclaimed sailcloth, opened a 1,100-square-foot location at 129 Market St. in Portsmouth. This is the company’s tenth and largest retail store.

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St. Mary’s Bank in Manchester is once again offering down payment assistance through Equity Builder Program grants to qualifying first-time homebuyers. Households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income for the area can receive up to $11,000 in grants, which may be applied to down payment funds or used for homebuyer counseling and rehabilitation assistance.


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