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Business notes for Aug. 11, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced the winners of its annual community photo contest. The winning photographs will be published on the bank’s website, Facebook pages, 2015 wall and desktop calendars, and note and holiday cards. Local winners include Bonita Carnivale of Gilford, Joanna DeCesare of Gilford, Gerry Fagon of Laconia, Christina Kolb of Gilford and Dan Robusto of Meredith. For more information, visit mvsb.com or facebook.com/meredithvillagesavingsbank.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services recently released the 2013 Healthcare-Associated Infections Hospital Report and the Healthcare-Associated Infections Ambulatory Surgery Center Report. The reports are based on data from the hospitals and 27 ambulatory surgery centers licensed in the state. To view the reports, visit dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/hai/publications.htm.

Regency Mortgage Corp.was recently named New Hampshire’s Lender of the Year by the United States Department of Agriculture. The corporation was chosen because it has financed 87 loans through USDA Rural Development’s Guaranteed Homeownership Loan Program, year to date, and has become a key player in community economic growth and development in New Hampshire by working with USDA Rural Development.

The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced a $1 million loan to Capital Regional Development Council of Concord to relend to small rural businesses, which is expected to help 10 businesses create or finance 101 jobs in rural New Hampshire.

The new Gilford Marine Patrol headquarters, to be located on Lake Winnipesaukee, will have the architectural and engineering services completed by Samyn-D’Elia Architects of Ashland.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Month is October and the Lead Safe America Foundation is encouraging individuals and businesses to participate in activities and outreach programs about lead poisoning. For more information, contact Executive Director of the Lead Safe America Foundation Tamara Rubin at tamararubin@mac.com.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was included on Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”

Concord Hospital Therapeutic Arts and Activities Services was awarded a $3,765 grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. The hospital was awarded the grant for its program, “Using the Arts to Support Families During Cancer Treatment,” which includes an expressive art support group for children of cancer patients, live therapeutic music provided chairside in the chemotherapy infusion room, and an educational presentation for health care workers and the community about the benefits of the arts in cancer care.

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