Merrimack-based Melanson has announced the hiring of CPAs Teressa Bezenar and Garrett Kelly as managers. Bezenar has been in the accounting profession for over two decades and recently joined the firm’s commercial services team. Kelly has been a tax accountant for over five years and also has joined the commercial services team.
Jason Cook has joined TFMoran Inc. as a civil project engineer in the firm’s Portsmouth office. Cook, an engineer in training, received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., and is currently enrolled in the school’s master of civil engineering program.
Fitzmeyer & Tocci, a Woburn, Mass.-based engineering firm, has won a 2021 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the
American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts for its work
on the Hitchiner Manufacturing Plant No. 5 Building in Milford, NH. The
new manufacturing facility was designed with energy efficiency,
operability and cost effectiveness in mind, the firm said.
Jim Avrett has
joined Greater Seacoast Community Health as chief operating officer.
His 30-year career in healthcare includes time at the two largest
nonprofit healthcare alliances in the country, Vizient and Premier, and
the North Broward Hospital District in Florida.
Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, Exeter, has announced the addition of Dr. Whitney Hilton to
its practice. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of
conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Her clinical
interests include arthritis care, fractures of the hand and upper
extremity, as well as tendon and nerve injuries of the upper extremity.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has been recognized by the
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement
Program as one of 90 participating hospitals that have achieved
meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2020. As a
participant, DHMC is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and
outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient
safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical
Michael S. Calderwood, chief
quality officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, has received the
2021 Medical Staff Award from the New Hampshire Hospital Association.
The award is given annually to a medical staff member who exemplifies
excellence in healthcare, brings credit to their institution and
community, and contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of their
JSA Design, an architecture, planning and interior design firm in Portsmouth, has added three new staff members: Daniel Lamb, Luke Perczak and Alexandria Conrad. Lamb
has over 25 years of experience in architecture and construction
administration. Perczak is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School
of Design, where he received a bachelor’s degree in architecture, and
Conrad is a recent graduate of Tulane University, where she earned a
bachelor’s degree in architecture.
Franklin Pierce University has named Willow Henry to
the inaugural Dr. Arthur M. Pappas Professor of Health Care Practice
Endowed Chair. Henry is a wound-care expert and an assistant professor
in the College of Health & Natural Sciences. The endowment is funded
by the Arthur M. and Martha R. Pappas Foundation, with the goal to
enhance recruitment and retention of faculty members, giving them
greater flexibility in pursuing scholarly and teaching innovations,
conference presentations and research.
BUSINESS AND CONSUMER SERVICES
Herc Holdings Inc., a
publicly held company that owns equipment rental supplier Herc Rentals
Inc., has acquired substantially all the assets of Reliable Equipment
LLC, a New Hampshire-based equipment rental business with branch
operations in Dover and Londonderry. Reliable Equipment’s fleet includes
aerial, material handling and earthmoving equipment, as well as
specialty climate control and power-generation equipment.
Photo Retro, a new hub for film photography, has opened in Amherst. The business has
two film photography darkrooms, a large-format photography studio and a
photo gallery, and it also sells film photography supplies. The center
grew from Pictoriographica, a dry-plate photography business founded in
2017 by Jason Lane of Brookline, an optical engineer designing lenses
for the aerospace and defense sector. Lane and coowner Max Affleck, a
mechanical engineer from New Boston, decided to open the center because
there’s nothing like it in southern New Hampshire or in the region.
Coos Economic Development Corp. has launched its new website at coosedc.org.
CEDC said the upgraded site features a more user-friendly “Business
Resources” page, which outlines the grants and loans available from CEDC
and how to apply for them. It also keeps visitors up to date on news
and information for Coos County small business owners.
The Business & Industry Association has announced that Angela King of Concord has joined its staff as director of digital marketing.
King previously lived and worked in Boston in arts marketing, trade show management and clinical operations.
Kelley Beavers, assistant vice president and director of business development at Bank of New England, has been named
the new chair of the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce
board of directors. Joining her on the board in January will be George Fredette, president of SFC Engineering Partnership; Anthony Matrumalo, president of Nutfield Mediation LLC; and Thomas Burns, senior project manager for TFMoran Inc.
Jewett Construction, Fremont, has promoted director of marketing Kat Howland to
vice president of employer brand and talent. In her new role, Howland,
who started at Jewett Construction in October 2018, will oversee
company-wide recruitment and retention initiatives, nonprofit and
communityfacing involvement, company-wide communication and strategic
marketing, among other responsibilities. Jewett also announced that David Scott has joined the team as a project manager. He most recently was a project manager with Columbia Construction in Reading, Mass.
The Crisp Law Firm of Concord recently hired attorney Samantha K. Mills, a
recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce
School of Law. She interned at the firm while completing her final year
of law school and also previously worked as an intern at the Portsmouth District Court and New Hampshire Supreme Court.
RYP Granite Strategies, a division of the Concord-based law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, has announced that Gina Powers will
assume the role of president at the start of the new year, succeeding
David Collins, who is planning to retire at the end of the 2022
legislative session. Powers has been with RYP for 15 years.
Sheehan Phinney attorney Michael P. Panebianco has
been elected a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate
Counsel, a national nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors
U.S. and abroad. To qualify for membership, a lawyer must have no fewer
than 10 years of experience in the active practice of trust and estate
law or as fiduciary counsel with a fiduciary services company.
Kathleen A. Davidson has
joined the Pastori | Krans law firm, where she will focus on employment
law, family law, and business and commercial litigation. She has been
practicing law since 2009, having graduated from the University of Maine
School of Law.
Sheehan Phinney shareholder Katherine M. Hanna has been honored with the New Hampshire Hospital Association’s
Leslie A. Smith President’s Award for work championing revisions to New
Hampshire’s advance directive laws. Hanna is the former chair of Sheehan
Phinney’s Healthcare Practice Group and serves as general and special
counsel to hospitals, specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities,
home health and hospice organizations, physician practices, dental
practices and individual practitioners.
Portsmouth-based FedPoint has
been designated a platinumlevel business in the New Hampshire
Veteran-Friendly Business Program by the New Hampshire Department of
Military Affairs and Veteran Services and New Hampshire Employment
Security. Platinum status is the highest level a company can earn in the
program, which celebrates and recognizes businesses supporting military
and veteran families through their practices and policies. FedPoint
also was recently honored by the American Red Cross of Northern New
England for its support of the organization and its commitment to
supporting the military community.
Meredith Village Savings Bank will
be opening a new branch location at 21 Farmington Rd. in Rochester in
early summer 2022, the bank has announced. The new building has been
designed by Warrenstreet Architects Inc., Concord, and construction will
be managed by Conneston Construction Inc., Laconia. A MVSB business
banking relationship specialist, Jolene Whitehead, will manage the new
location as branch and business development manager.
Mass.-based Metro Credit Union, whose market area includes Rockingham
and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire, has hired Deborah Ferrante as
mortgage business development officer. Ferrante, who previously worked
at Key Bank, has over 30 years of experience in business development,
strategic networking and building strong customer relationships.
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp has announced that Jay Bisson is the new vice president and information security officer and will oversee cyber- and
physical security for the company and its subsidiaries: Meredith
Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Savings Bank of
Walpole and NHTrust. Additionally, Lena Dionna was named the new associate vice president of loan operations.
Franklin Savings Bank announced the recent promotions of five employees to new roles: Joseph Thornton, senior vice president and chief administrative officer; Julie Buker, vice president and retail banking and branch administration officer; Sue Paradis, vice president and BSA, risk management, security and information security officer; Amy Rankins, human resources officer; and Annette Slipp, associate vice president and credit manager.
Sean Skabo of
Boscawen has joined Bangor Savings Bank as vice president, commercial
relationship manager. Skabo, who has over 30 years of experience in the
financial services industry, most recently was a commercial loan officer
with Merrimack County Savings Bank.
Bank of New Hampshire has named Nicole Reynolds as associate vice president and manager of the Claremont office.
Arnela Lander has
joined Optisure Risk Partners as a personal lines account manager. She
holds a personal lines producer license in New Hampshire, Vermont and
Senet Inc., Portsmouth,
a provider of cloudbased software and services platforms that enable
global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the internet of things,
has announced enhancements to its IoT Marketplace, which it said makes
it easier for solution providers, system integrators and application
developers to identify IoT devices that meet the quality standards for
commercial operation on LoRaWAN networks, which are key to IoT
Position Imaging Inc. of
Stratham, a developer of package logistics and asset-tracking systems,
has unveiled its new iPickup RooM, an entry-level system that provides
secure resident access and pickup convenience. The system provides
constant monitoring within the package room and manages items in the
room by type (flat, parcel or oversized), using area signage for
has launched a new app for Microsoft Teams that it says simplifies the
transition from Microsoft Teams chats and meetings to an XMReality
Remote Guidance call. The company said that the integration is a step
toward being part of their existing customers’ workflows, increasing the
ease-of-use and reducing the friction of starting a remote guidance
call. XMReality also has joined the Microsoft Partner Network as an
independent software vendor.
Ontario, Calif,-based Institutional Property Advisors, a
division of Marcus & Millichap, has negotiated the sale of Village
Shoppes at Salem, a 170,398-squarefoot retail property in Salem. The
property was built on 20 acres in 1999 and includes tenants Best Buy,
Michaels, PetSmart, DSW, Cost Plus
and Five Below. Jim Koury of IPA represented the undisclosed seller and
procured the buyer, Academy Hill Realty, in the transaction.
has named Kerrie Landry of Rochester as its new chief financial
officer. Landry previously worked at Cornerstone VNA, where she served
as vice president of finance.
Newburyport Bank has
donated $5,000 to The Music Hall, located in Portsmouth, in sponsorship
of their Director’s Club. Originally founded in 1878, The Music Hall
offers a diverse series of music and arts events and attracts over
130,000 patrons every year to historic Portsmouth.
Cambridge Trust has
made a $40,000 commitment in support of NeighborWorks Southern New
Hampshire’s HOMEteam program, which provides homeownership and financial
wellness education and counseling services to New Hampshire residents.
The contribution will help HOMEteam continue to bring educational
resources in a virtual environment so that first-time homebuyers become
responsible and sustainable homeowners, as well as help residents
improve their financial skills.
Red River Charitable Foundation, which supports veterans and students, has announced the recipients of its Jeff Sessions Memorial
Scholarship. The foundation awarded a total of $50,000 to 10 individuals
from across the United States, who received $5,000 each. They will use
their scholarship to support their educational goals in the technology
field. The scholarship program is open to active-duty and retired
military personnel transitioning to a career in information technology.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, has received a $25,000 gift from the Meredith Rotary Club for
its Education Matters Capital Campaign, which focuses on giving
visitors of all ages a greater understanding of ecology and a respect
and appreciation for the natural world leading to active environmental
New Hampshire Public Radio has
again been awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an
independent nonprofit group dedicated to ensuring organizational
transparency and empowering more informed giving. The four-star
“exceptional” rating means that NHPR exceeds industry standards and
outperforms most charities in its category of cause.
Deborah Mozden, executive
director of Turning Points Network, the crisis center for Sullivan
County that helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking
and human trafficking, has been named the recipient of the seventhannual
Sandra Matheson Award. The award is named for Sandra Matheson, who
created the Office of Victim/Witness Assistance at the Attorney
General’s Office and was its director for 26 years until her retirement.
Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey has appointed Jacques Du Preez to
the newly created role of director of development and marketing. He
previously worked at the Essex County Habitat for Humanity in
Massachusetts, serving as its director of marketing and communications.
The American Land Title Association’s Good Deeds Foundation has awarded $6,000 to Neighbor-Works Southern New Hampshire in Manchester. First
American Title Insurance Company in Concord nominated the organization
for the funding because of the organization’s efforts to provide access
to quality housing services and revitalize neighborhoods.
Family services nonprofit Zebra Crossings has selected Aric Morrison as
its next executive director. Morrison will succeed Astrid Wielens, who
founded the organization in 2009, as a provider of empowerment programs
for youth with chronic medical conditions and their families.
Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity has appointed three new board members: Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja, speech pathologist, Hudson School District; Glenn DeNoble, director of operations, Fulcrum Associates; and Jonathan Brown, clinic director, Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center of Nashua.
Miracle Farms, a
lawn and landscape design, build and maintenance company in
Moultonborough, has purchased $30,000 in New Hampshire business tax
credits to support redevelopment of the Gale School in Belmont into a
community facility that will include on the second floor a new program
center for Lakes Region Community Services. Lakes Region Community
Developers is the developer of the project.
MarketReach Inc., Nashua,
a provider of strategic marketing services for B2B technology
companies, has announced that it once again will be serving as a
drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program for the
2021 Christmas holiday season. MarketReach is located in the Birch Pond
Office Park on Amherst St. in Nashua, right next to Bertucci’s Italian
Restaurant. The public is encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Toys can also be shipped to:
MarketReach, Attn: Eryn Mahoney, 410 Amherst St., Suite 110, Nashua, NH
03063. The toy drive runs until Dec. 10.
Tiffany Tononi has been named as the new executive director of PLAN NH. Most recently, Tononi
worked as foundation and grant coordinator for the Otto Schoitz
Foundation, which supports the health and well-being of the local
community through grantmaking. Before that, she was neighborhood
engagement manager for the city of Plano, Texas.
David W. McGrath, shareholder and president of Sheehan Phinney, has been appointed to the board of trustees for the Strawbery Banke Museum.
Hooksett-based Merchants Fleet, the
national fleet management company, has entered into a partnership with
EVgo, owner and operator of the country’s largest public fastcharging
network for electric vehicles, and the first powered by 100 percent
renewable electricity. EVgo will provide infrastructure planning,
hardware, software and infrastructure deployment services to Merchants’
clients, giving them the ability to leverage a combination of depot
charging solutions, dedicated charging networks and EVgo’s public
network, comprising over 800 fast-charging stations and more than 1,200
Level 2 locations.
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