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Mergers create largest United Way chapter in N.H.

Inspired by the success of the five previous mergers creating Granite United Way, the Lakes Region United Way recently voted to become part of the largest United Way in New Hampshire. Granite United Way now covers 80 percent of the state. Granite United Way funded programs and services to more than 200,000 residents of New Hampshire and Vermont from its six regional offices.

The current United Way offices in Plymouth, Tamworth and Laconia will remain open. Each of the seven staff members at Lakes Region United Way will join Granite United Way, including Jack Terrill, who will serve as senior vice president of community impact. In addition, Mark Primeau, currently the chairman of the Lakes Region Board of Directors, will serve on the Granite United Way Board of Directors and on the executive committee.

The merger will enable all six regions the ability to work together to further develop fundraising campaigns and initiatives statewide.

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