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Published Monday, December 19, 2016

Stephen Heavener (center) of the Capital Regional Development Center(CRDC), presents Bill Stone, president and CEO of Primary Bank (right) and John Mercier, executive VP and senior loan officer at Primary Bank (left) with CRDC's 2016 Bank of the Year Award.


This week's spotlight: The Capital Regional Development Council (CRDC) honored Primary Bank, based in Bedford, as the CRDC Bank of the Year and Joe Conway, VP of commercial lending at Sugar River Bank, based in Newport, as the 2016 Commercial Lender of the Year. The awards are given based on the dollar volume of lending during the fiscal year ending September 30.

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Wheelabrator Technologies, based in Hampton, is building a 220,000-ton energy recovery facility on the Deeside Industrial Park in Flintshire, North Wales.

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Franklin Bancorp, a mutual holding company and parent corporation of Franklin Savings Bank, elected three new corporators: Scott W. Davis, funeral director at William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton; Kimberly R. Edwards, a CPA and the owner of Edwards & Associates CPA in Northfield; and Kyle T. Matzke, the former administrator/owner of The Golden Crest, an assisted living facility in Franklin.

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The Lincoln Financial Foundation's charitable arm, Lincoln Financial, in Concord, donated $10,000 to the NH Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH, both based in Manchester. The grant will support the NH Food Bank’s culinary job training program, which aims to teach unemployed or underemployed adults the culinary skills necessary to seek employment in the food service industry.

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Elliot Hospital broke ground on the Elliot Bedford Medical Office building at 24 Leahy Drive next to The Copper Door in Bedford.

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Colliers International in Portsmouth represented the lessor in the lease of 2,593 square feet of retail space at Meadowview Plaza on Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham to About Face Medical Aesthetics. The CP Bedford Jr. Revocable Trust represented the lessee. About Face is currently located in Greenland and has outgrown its space.

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Derry Medical Center and Southern NH Internal Medicine Associates leased 18,000 square feet in Bedford Crossing at 160 South River Road.

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Easterseals NH’s Workforce Development honored four businesses as outstanding employment partners for providing employment opportunities to Easterseals' clients. The businesses included TJ Maxx in Keene, Walmart in Bedford, Great North Aleworks in Manchester and Constantly Pizza in Concord.

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The Portsmouth Historical Society received a $27,500 grant from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program in Concord, in support of its $57,111 project to renovate the John Paul Jones house, recognized as a national historic landmark by the National Park Service. The house was built in 1758 for Captain Gregory & Sarah Purcell. The society has owned the building since 1919, when it became an historical museum.

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Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, expanded its Community Service Time program for 2017. As of next month, the company’s CST program will increase from 24 to 32 hours, providing all associates with an additional eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer in their community.


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