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Business notes for May 20

THE GREATER CONCORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold a one-day membership drive, “Destination Success,” in which dozens of volunteers will participate June 5 at
New Hampshire Public Radio. Twenty team captains are secured, and planning is under way. Volunteers who sign up the most new members during the drive will be eligible to receive prizes, including the grand prize of two round trip tickets to the Azores.

NORTH BRANCH CONSTRUCTION of Concord will soon begin exterior improvements at the New Hampshire Hospital Acute Psychiatric Services Facility on Clinton Street in Concord. The scope of work will include a complete roof replacement, masonry veneer repair, replacement of
exterior composite wall
cladding materials and miscellaneous site improvements. Construction is expected to be completed by February. CHRISTOPHER P. WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS of Meredith provided the design for the project.

MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK donated $4,140 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. As part of the bank’s commitment to assisting nonprofit agencies in the community, the bank agreed to match all 2013 employee contributions to the Lakes Region United Way. The $41,400 in matched funds were evenly distributed
to 10 nonprofit agencies
selected by bank employee vote.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION has been awarded two grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the John Merck Fund. With these
grant funds, the association will strengthen its statewide network of clean energy policy stakeholders and advocates, and expand its educational initiatives around clean energy technology and economics for homes and businesses.

JEWETT CONSTRUCTION of Raymond has contracted with the town of Hopkinton to build a new, ground-up Department of Public Works garage and office at 330 Main St. A ground-breaking ceremony was held May 3. The five-month project is slated for completion by late fall.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRESERVATION ALLIANCE recognized Donna Dunn and the
Dunbarton Historical
Awareness Committee for the outstanding restoration of a cobbler shop. A merit award was given to the town of
Gilmanton for stewardship of the Gilmanton Academy.

PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY was named among North America’s greenest colleges in The 2013 Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges. This is the third consecutive year the university has been included.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND helped the residents of Windsor Park Estates in Colebrook purchase their 48-unit community.

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