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The Buzz Online
Published Monday, December 4, 2017

(From left to right: bottom - Angelica Ladd, outgoing President of Kiwanis of Manchester, Cindy Wallace Holy Cross, Childhood Center, Karen Kersting, UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Abby Easterly, QC City Bike Collective, Sabrina Smeltz, Branch Director Granite YMCA, Back - Marilyn Charbonneau, President Kiwanis of Manchester, Namdi Williams, My-Turn, John Harris, CEO Granite YMCA.)

In the Spotlight: The Kiwanis Club of Manchester recently donated $18,000 to local charities. The donation was split between the Queen City Bike Collective, NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, the Majestic Theatre, NHMI- Safe Sports, the Boys & Girls Club, Granite YMCA, and Holy Cross Early Childhood Center. 


Mason + Rich Professional Association recently announced that Peter Boyle is the Concord company’s new audit manager. Boyle was previously a senior auditor at Ernst & Young in Boston. “Peter joins us from Ernst & Young in Boston where he was a Senior Auditor. “He is an experienced professional who is passionate about accounting and committed to the success of the diverse businesses and individuals we serve.,” says Leslie Walker, Mason + Rich Professional Association’s director. “We are proud and fortunate to have him with us.”


Franklin Saving Bank recently welcomed Renee Baldini to its team as the branch manager at the bank’s main office in downtown Franklin. She will be responsible for coaching and supporting sales, service and operational initiatives for her team. Franklin brings with her 20 years of experience.


Boston Billiard Club & Casino recently completed a 5,000 square foot expansion that includes a new 16-table poker room and an enlarged “pit” that will offer a wider range of casino games like Spanish 21, 3-Card Poker, and Crazy 4 Poker. The Nashua casino will also eventually provide all players with mobile charging stations, automated shufflers and a full-scale loyalty program.


Susan MacMichael John, the founder and president of Financial Focus Inc.  has been recognized by Investment News as a 2017 Women to Watch honoree. John was chosen from more than 100 nominations for her impact on the financial advice industry. She is one of 20 winners. “It is an honor to part of this group of such prestigious women,” John says. “At this stage of my career, it is exciting to be recognized, not only for past accomplishments but also for things yet to come.”


The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) was recently added to the Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2017 military friendly schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the U.S. that are embracing America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses  and ensure their success on campus.


The Hooksett Chamber of Commerce recently appointed Mark Chagnon as its executive director. Chagnon has over 30 years of experience volunteering in the nonprofit sector. The Hooksett resident also currently serves as the president of the Hooksett Soccer Program. 


Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group (CHMG) recently launched a new electronic health information system, the Cerner Millennium Electronica Health Information System. The new system, which was launched on Dec. 1 is known as Project Cerner. Project Cerner has replaced all clinical and administrative revenue systems with an integrated system that allows the hospital’s healthcare providers to access patient’s entire health records, including ailments, medication, allergies, and laboratory and test results.


Sullivan Creative has been selected by The New Hampshire Travel Council (NHTC) to manage and promote the 2018 NH Governor’s Conference on tourism. The full-service event marketing and management agency will handle the conference’s development and marketing. The conference takes place on May 14 and May 15 in Concord, NH.  


Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI), a Hillsborough County mortgage lender recently welcomed Brad Atwood to its branch located in Nashua. The New Hampshire native is a former member of the New Hampshire Housing Lender Board, and has worked in the mortgage industry for over 20 years.


Bill Dann and Marc Miller from Bonneville and Son Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram presented approximately 300 turkeys to Michelle Casale and Mary Silva, both of New Horizons for New Hampshire on Nov. 28. The dealership’s Test Drive for Turkeys event made the donations possible. This year was the company’s eighth year holding the annual event where customers who test drive a vehicle during the month of November get two Thanksgiving turkeys, one to keep and the second one to donate to New Horizons.


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