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The Buzz Online
Published Monday, May 8, 2017

Geraldine Holmes, CFO of Concord Regional VNA. Photo: CRVNA

This Week’s Spotlight: Concord Regional VNA promoted Geraldine Holmes to CFO. Holmes has worked as controller at Concord Regional VNA since May 2016 and was previously finance director of Hanover Hill Health Care Center in Manchester. She succeeds Violet Rounds, who has been employed at the agency since 1993 and will be retiring June 30.


Bank of America donating $7,000 to Child and Family Services (CFS) in Manchester. The money matches funds raised by bank employees for CFS’ SleepOut 2017, bringing the bank's total donation to $14,000.


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Center Harbor hired Ann Schoonman. She has worked as an appraiser in the Lakes Region for the past 15 years, including eight years with her own company, Benchmark Appraisal


DARCI Creative in Portsmouth launched a website called Seacoast Happy Hours. The site displays local restaurant happy hours and industry deals in Dover, Hampton, Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.


The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Greater Concord, a ten-month program starting with a retreat and followed by a series of day-long work sessions from September through May and a graduation in June. The application deadline is Friday, May 19 at 5 p.m. Find more information here.


Ledyard Financial Advisors, the wealth management division of Ledyard National Bank in Hanover, hired Monique Brown as a senior financial advisor. Brown has 25 years of experience and was most recently VP and trust advisor at TD Bank, N.A. – TD Wealth.


lēf Farms in Loudon, a 75,000-square foot greenhouse growing facility producing baby green vegetables, promoted Kyle Scamman to production manager. Scamman has 17 years of farming and growing experience and previously worked in the company’s maintenance department.


Northern Community Investment Corporation in Lancaster has funds available from the NH Community Development Finance Authority in Concord. Small businesses (5 or fewer full time equivalent employees) are eligible to apply for funding to help improve, grow or expand. Find more information here.


Primary Bank surpassed $100 million in total assets after 20 months in operation. The locally owned and operated community bank opened in Bedford in July 2015 and finished its first quarter 2017 with $102 million in total assets.


Shaheen & Gordon hired Faye R. Goldberg and Kathryn B. Johnston as attorneys. Goldberg previously worked at Casassa and Ryan in Hampton 30 years, while Johnston previously established and managed law firms and alternative dispute resolution centers in Florida.


Ski NH in Conway, the state’s nonprofit ski area trade association, hired Karolyn Castaldo as communications and marketing manager to expand its efforts to promote skiing and tourism in the Granite State. Castaldo previously worked in the marketing and communications department at Sunday River Resort in Maine.


Worthen Industries in Nashua became a member of the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of brands that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies. Other BICEP members include Timberland in Stratham and Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry.

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