Business people for June 10
LT. LENNY O’KEEFE of the Merrimack County Department of Corrections was awarded the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s top volunteer award, the W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of volunteerism. The award is given in honor of W. Grant McIntosh, who served as both volunteer chairman and president of the chamber.
JESSICA JENKINS, general manager of the Comfort Inn in Concord, and SUSAN OWENS, front desk supervisor, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer award. Gail McCauley, a Comfort Inn employee whose husband is a master sergeant in the New Hampshire National Guard and who has been in Afghanistan, nominated Jenkins and Owens because of the strong support she has received from them during this difficult time.
CAROL SWENY of Hopkinton, library media specialist at Henniker Community School, received the Service Award from the New Hampshire School Library Media Association. The award is presented to a member of the association who has served the profession in an exemplary and unselfish manner. She has been the librarian at the school since 2006.
BETH SLEPIAN was named vice president of education and clinical compliance at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association. She works closely with the management team in researching and analyzing regulations, and compliance and audit information. She will also prepare and implement recommendations for education and corrective actions for the rehabilitation therapy staff. Most recently, Slepian was the administrator at Northeast Rehab Home Care in Salem.
BRENDA LITCHFIELD of Concord Commercial Real Estate represented Franklin Savings Bank in the real estate sale of 295 acres of vacant land in Canterbury. The buyer, Mourning Dove Holdings, owned by Linda and Edward Schmidt, was represented by Nina Lupoli of Live Well Homes and Rentals.
WANDA MINER was recognized as the 2013 Licensed Nursing Assistant of the Year by HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord. She is an experienced licensed nursing assistant who demonstrates a commitment to delivering excellent patient care. She brings well developed skills and a sense of care and enthusiasm.
RICHARD ‘DICK’ HOLDEN, vice president-business banking development officer of Bank of New Hampshire, retired after 15 years at the bank and a total of 39 years in the banking industry. Holden was instrumental in the opening of the downtown Concord office in 1998. In 2010, he was honored as the Small Business Administration Lender of the Year.
MARY WINSLOW, a physical therapist at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord, was named Employee of the Year. Winslow has worked at HealthSouth since 2008. She brings more than 20 years of physical therapy experience.
MARTY DAVIS, Henniker Community School food service director, and MORGAN TRAHAN, John Stark Regional High School food service director, were nominated by the New Hampshire Department of Education to attend this year’s USDA Produce Safety University. The training was held June 3-7 in Fredericksburg, Va., and helped food service staff identify and manage food safety associated with fresh produce from all sources, including farms.
MAUREEN SMITH, Orr & Reno shareholder, received the Above and Beyond Award from the Business and Industry Association. The award is given in recognition of the recipient’s contributions to both the organization and the greater New Hampshire business community. Smith is a member of Orr & Reno’s legal ethics and energy and environmental practice groups.
Cobb Hill Construction hired the following six new employees: ASHLEY REYNOLDS, receptionist/administrative assistant; BILL HILLIARD, project supervisor; BRETT HUPFER, project supervisor; KALEENA HARD, operations assistant; KATE PARKER, CAD/designer; and MATTHEW NICHOLS, project supervisor.