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Published Monday, October 2, 2017

Fred Harwood, left, executive director of Inti Academy, and Joseph Reilly, NH regional president of Eastern Bank in Bedford.

In the Spotlight: Inti Academy in Manchester received a $5,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation in support of inner-city youth in the Manchester community. Inti provides free year-round soccer and an afterschool academic program that focuses on English language reading, writing, and public speaking, art, science, performing arts, music, plus outdoor environmental activities. 

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New England College in Henniker appointed several new administrative staff members: Marie Muhvic as VP for Advancement, who most recently worked at Fairfield University as a major gifts officer; Carol Thomas as VP of technology and marketing communications, who has worked for or consulted with numerous public and private institutions across her career; Jeffrey Brown as interim VP for new business development, who   previously served as senior VP and associate professor of Education at the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland, VT; and Dr. Sherry Kollmann as associate VP of strategic online and business partnership programs (a newly created position), who previously served as senior associate dean of undergraduate business programs at Southern NH University in Manchester

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation awarded four NH nonprofits each $500 from the Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. The four organizations receiving funds are: St. Catherine School in Manchester, Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, Granite Pathways in Northwood and Firefighters’ Association in Ashland. Harvard Pilgrim and the Foundation created the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program to commemorate those Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

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FoodState, creators of the supplement brands MegaFood and INNATE Response in Manchester, hired Sara Newmark as VP of social impact. She will be responsible for all social responsibility and sustainability efforts as well as industry and regulatory affairs.  Newmark previously served as senior director of sustainability at New Chapter of Brattleboro, Vt.

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The NH Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities in Loudon and more than 60 volunteer groups raised more than $295,000 at Speedway event sin September. That brings the total raised in 2017 for SCC’s NH chapter and volunteer organizations to more than $576,000.

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The RiverWoods Group has experienced an unprecedented demand for its new retirement community with 544 people joining the list to have an option on 150 apartments at RiverWoods Durham, the first RiverWoods community outside of Exeter. As a result, RiverWoods has moved up the Durham community’s planned opening from 2020 to late 2019.

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Cheshire Medical Center in Keene hired Trudi Buckley to its Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department. Prior to joining the Medical Center, she worked in Occupational Health Connections at Concord Hospital and Occupational and Employee Health at Monadnock Community Hospital.

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New Hampshire Humanities in Concord appointed Amy L. Lockwood as interim director for the statewide humanities council. Lockwood, principal and senior consultant at Full Circle Consulting in Concord, will provide transitional leadership for board and staff after the Oct. 10 departure of longtime executive director Deborah Watrous. A search task force, led by Board Chair Ellen Scarponi of FairPoint Communications, will undertake a national search over the next six months to find the organization’s next executive director.


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