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Published Monday, May 22, 2017

The Wedgewood Granite Rose in Hampstead. Photo: NAI Norwood Group

This Week’s Spotlight: Z Golf Food & Beverage (Z-Golf) in California purchased the 32,000-square-foot former Granite Rose event and function center at 22 Garland Drive in Hampstead for $2.4 million. Z-Golf—which provides management services for golf courses, weddings and banquets and also operates a collection of banquet and meeting centers under the name Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center—is rebranding the venue as the Wedgewood Granite Rose and anticipates the center will be back up and running “very soon.” Matt Bacon, Pam Lynch and Karl Norwood of the NAI Norwood Group in Bedford represented the seller, and Bacon also assisted the buyer.


Paul Levesque, a professional wrestler with the WWE who wrestles under the name “Triple H,” was inducted into the Boys & Girls Club of America Hall of Fame, which honors distinguished people who got their start at their local Boys & Girls Club. Levesque was a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua in the 70s.


Brookstone Park, an event and golf facility in Derry, hired Christie Bellany as director of marketing and sales. Bellany has 20 years of experience in the hospitality and events industry, including seven years as the director of sales and marketing with Big Night Entertainment Group in Boston.


Concord Hospital Trust received a $5,000 sponsorship from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to support the 2017 and 2018 What’s Up Doc? donor lecture series. The monthly series highlights the work of physicians who practice at Concord Hospital.


DuBois & King hired Matt Bradley as a project engineer in the Transportation Division of the firm’s Bedford office. Bradley is a civil engineer with 10 years of experience in roadway design, water resources, utility coordination and construction management as both a consultant and municipal engineer.


Ashley Brandes, a nurse with Elliot Health System, received the 2017 Clint M. Jones NH Nursing Award from the Foundation for Healthy Communities in Concord. This is the second year in a row that a nurse from Elliot Health System has received the award. 


Good Leads, an outsourced business development and lead generation services provider in Salem, was designated as Head of Delegation for the U.S. for the Naturallia 2017 event, an international business development forum being held in Quebec on October 16- 19. The event offers meetings in a “business speed dating” format to small and medium size businesses from clean energy, advanced manufacturing, forestry and mining industry sectors.


HandicappedPets.com, an online pet product company based in Amherst, changed its name to Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com. The company re-branded with the Walkin’ Pets umbrella to reflect that the company now also serves pets that are aging or suffering from temporary injuries.


Cathleen Sleeper was promoted to branch and business development manager for Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB). Sleeper, who has worked at MVSB since 2009, will oversee the bank’s main office at 24 State Route 25 in Meredith. She succeeds Carrie Jordan, who is retiring on June 30 after 31 years with the organization.


Merrimack County Savings Bank opened a new branch office at the intersection of Route 3 and the Route 28 bypass on 360 Londonderry Turnpike in Hooksett. This is the bank’s second office in Hooksett and ninth overall.


Gary Samson, chair of the Photography Department at the NH Institute of Art in Manchester, was confirmed as the next NH Artist Laureate. Established in 1997, this is an honorary position that receives no compensation.


Construction of the new Rochester Performance & Arts Center is underway at the former Carney Medical Supply location in downtown Rochester.  The center, slated to open in the summer of 2017, will include studio and performance spaces, an art gallery and comprehensive arts and educational programming for adults, teens and students.


Sunrise Labs, a medical devices development firm, moved from Manchester to a new 17,000-square-foot facility at 25 Constitution Drive in Bedford. The company moved and expanded to accommodate growth plans.

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