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N.H. business notes for Dec. 17

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE received a $5,500 grant from the LINCOLN FINANCIAL FOUNDATION for disaster preparation and relief in the greater Concord area. The funds will be used for immediate post-disaster relief services and to expand community outreach for training in disaster preparedness and awareness.

GREAT EASTERN RADIO, owner and operator of seven radio stations in the Upper Valley, Keene and Concord, has acquired VERTICAL CAPITAL PARTNERS, another 11 radio stations in New Hampshire and Vermont.

ANNALEE DOLLS in Meredith made a $1,000 donation to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Greater Lakes Region on Dec. 2. The money raised came from the sale of the Breast Cancer Angel Mouse, which was the winning design of Annalee’s Extreme Mouse Makeover event held in August. Annalee pledged to donate 20 percent of the profits of this doll to local breast cancer awareness.

THE MERRIMACK COUNTY SAVINGS BANK FOUNDATION recently presented grants totaling $48,000 to local nonprofit organizations. Grants were presented to Concord Community Concert Association, Concord Dental Sealant Coalition, Concord Hospital, New Hampshire Historical Society, Second Start, Concord Family YMCA, Families in Transition, Fellowship Housing Opportunities, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, The Mayhew Program, Merrimack County Child Advocacy Center, Merrimack Valley Day Care Service, New Hampshire Association for the Blind, New Hampshire Food Bank, Penacook Community Center, Riverbend Community Mental Health, University of NH/Institute on Disability, Upreach Theraputic Riding Center, Harbor Homes and The Salvation Army.

THE GRAPPONE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP announces that its newly remodeled TOYOTA-SCION dealership in Bow has been awarded LEED Certification from the U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL. Grappone Toyota is the first Toyota facility in New England to receive this prestigious merit.

THE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE announces a tax credit purchase from TD BANK in the amount of $25,000 toward REDC’s Annual Capacity Program. The donation will allow REDC to continue to serve new and growing business through alternative lending and technical support within its territory.

The following businesses are offering discounts to LAKES REGION COMMUNITY COLLEGE students: MY COFFEE HOUSE, Laconia; WATER STREET CAFE, Laconia; FRATES CREATIVE ARTS CENTER, Laconia; PRESCOTT’S FLORIST, Laconia; LAKES REGION PARTY & GIFT, Laconia, WINNISQUAM DENTAL, Winnisquam; THE INSURANCE OUTLET, Laconia; NAPA AUTO PARTS, Laconia; and the IRWIN ZONE, Laconia.

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