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Business notes for April 29



NORTH BRANCH CONSTRUCTION of Concord has developed North Branch University, an in-house training system designed to advance the company’s workforce from within. Classes are taught by both experienced North Branch employees, as well as outside instructors contracted by the firm.

TRACTOR SUPPLY CO. will be the exclusive retailer of the Jonsered brand of professional-grade chain saws. This marks the first time this international brand of power equipment has been made readily available to U.S. consumers.

TERRAPIN TOURS announced additional 2013 tour offerings and partnerships with local senior centers and bank travel programs. Terrapin Tours will plan and promote tours to members of the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging. Terrapin is offering tours from the Seacoast region, New London, Concord and northern New Hampshire. The company began in 2011.

MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK awarded a $1,000 grant to the Laconia Police Department. These funds will go toward the department’s “Cop Card” program. The program was put in place in 1997 and the cards contain a picture and biography of each Laconia police officer. Children throughout the community are encouraged to seek out their local police officers, introduce themselves and ask for their “Cop Card.” Meredith Village Savings Bank also awarded a $1,500 grant to Kidworks Learning Center of Meredith. The donation will be used to make energy efficiency improvements at the Kidworks facility. Meredith Village Savings Bank is the presenting sponsor for the 2013 WOW Sweepstakes Ball to be held May 18 at the Lake Opechee Conference Center.

CONCORD HOSPITAL Walk-In Urgent Care Center, 60 Commercial St. in Concord, will expand its weekend hours to better meet the needs of patients. The center will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with registration staff available at 8:45 a.m. Weekday hours will remain from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SANEL AUTO PARTS of Concord announces a promotional partnership with Manchester-based MORE THAN WHEELS. The partnership capitalizes on advertising and a contest being sponsored by Sanel Auto Parts that will raise awareness about the innovative programs offered through More Than Wheels, a nonprofit that helps consumers with damaged credit secure the best deal on a reliable, fuel-efficient car.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE MEDICAL SOCIETY hosted a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the Sheila Stanley Community Counseling Fund and raised $4,750. The money will help men, women and children across the state in need of financial assistance for mental health counseling.

THE HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE announce that M c LEAN COMMUNICATIONS Inc. has been chosen as the new publisher of its quarterly industry magazine, Granite State Builder.

PLAN NH presented WARRENSTREET ARCHITECTS with two honorable mentions for their Merit Awards in Excellence Program for two projects, The Friendly Kitchen and Manchester Girls Inc.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE held its 35th anniversary April 4 at the Bedford Village Inn. More than 150 advocates and supporters attended the fundraising auction. Nearly $30,000 was raised on behalf of the coalition.

CONCORD HOSPITAL’S Hyperbaric Treatment Program was awarded national accreditation, making it the only center in northern New England to achieve such a level of excellence. Hyperbaric treatment brings relief to hundreds of area patients with slow-healing wounds.

SERVICE CREDIT UNION launched its Select Employer Group Program for participating organizations. The program is a special collection of products and services for employees of a participating organization featuring exclusive price benefits with lower rates on loans and higher rates on deposits.

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