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Business notes

MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK was recognized by the New Hampshire Housing and Finance Authority as Top Correspondent Lender in 2013. The bank received the award for achieving the highest number of loans and the top dollar volume of loans through NHHFA in 2013.

BBB OF NEW HAMPSHIRE is accepting applications for the 2014 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. The awards honor three for-profit New Hampshire businesses that demonstrate outstanding business practices and promote a trustworthy marketplace for all.

JORDAN ASSOCIATES of Laconia won the top Outdoor Design Award from New Hampshire Home Magazine. The award was given for a private home in Moultonboro with an outdoor kitchen, spas, fire pits, a pool, walls, stone arch, fencing, walks and perched beach, patios, landscaping and nature paths.

MINDBODYWINNING.COM has recently launched out of Belmont. The company’s debut product is a program that combines the knowledge and wisdom of past times along with a modern mind-programming technique. The company strives to bring one’s biggest life dreams into reality.

FRANKLIN SAVINGS BANK awarded $22,300 through the Fund for Community Advancement to Copper Cannon Camp; the Franklin Boys & Girls Club; the Paul Smith School Parent Teacher Organization; Tapply Thompson Community Center and Kelly Park Playground; and Tilton-Northfield Recreation Council.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO was recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association with four 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. NHPR won in the Large Market Radio category. Word of Mouth producer Zach Nugent received an award in the Feature Reporting category for “The Search for the Next Big (Dog) Star” chronicling the audition process of dogs for the role of Sandy in Prescott Park’s production of Annie. Health reporter Todd Bookman was the recipient of two Murrow awards. In the Hard News category, his piece “Insurance Company Practice of ‘Fail First’ Called Into Question,” examined insurance companies’ policies covering certain drugs. In the Sports category, Bookman’s coverage of bass fishing as the newest high school sport won the top slot. NHPR earned the fourth Murrow award for its website, recognized for a wide variety of coverage, including an interactive guide to the Affordable Care Act, a video on the state’s poor roads and live blogging of the House’s casino vote last year.

COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE has opted to end its contract for the facilities management operations provided by Sodexo, effective July 1. These services at Colby-Sawyer include the facilities and housekeeping departments. While the change ends a long-term relationship with that branch of Sodexo, it will not affect the college’s separate contract with Sodexo Dining Services. This will provide an opportunity to streamline operations by bringing them in-house instead of relying on a third-party service.

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