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Business notes for April 22

THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and
rural small businesses for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Funding is available from the Rural Energy for America Program.

BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE contributed $3,000 to JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating K-12 students about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship through hands-on programs.

STATE FARM presented NEIGHBORWORKS SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE with a $10,000 contribution in support of the nonprofit organization’s affordable
housing initiatives in the Southern New Hampshire region. The contribution will help the nonprofit organization’s efforts to address housing and community development needs in its communities of focus.

MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK donated $4,140 to the NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY of Laconia. The bank agreed to match all 2013 employee
contributions to the Lakes
Region United Way. The $41,400 in matched funds were
distributed evenly to 10
nonprofit agencies selected
by employee vote.

THE MAKING HOME AFFORDABLE PROGRAM, developed as a part of the U.S. government’s plan to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure,
was extended through Dec.
31. There is no charge to
apply. MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK is participating in the program. For more information, visit makinghomeaffordable.gov.

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