Business notes for Aug. 12
YGALLERY, a new art gallery owned by Deborah Swasey Billings, has opened at 509 Center Road in Hillsboro. The gallery offers a diversified collection of art and other creative renderings designed to appeal to art enthusiasts of all ages and aptitude. The grand opening will be held Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
THE RITE AID FOUNDATION awarded a $10,000 grant to Concord-based Camp Inter-Actions, which provides a traditional summer camp experience to blind or visually impaired boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15. The donation will help provide scholarships for the camp.
BELANGER COMPUTER GROUP of Epsom was acquired by COCCI COMPUTER SERVICES of Hooksett, a Granite State Communications company.
PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK recently invested $300,000 in the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund to support the nonprofit’s work helping people achieve affordable homes, quality jobs, child care and economic independence. This is the bank’s third investment with the fund, bringing its total investment to more than $1 million.
BONIN ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES moved to 210 Main St. in New London. The firm is comprised of six design professionals and services include residential, light commercial and landscape architecture, as well as construction administration.
MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK FUND awarded a $2,000 grant to the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, a nonprofit, community-based prevention program that operates throughout the Lakes Region. The funds will help support the organization’s activity-based mentoring program.
PATS PEAK in Henniker installed a new triple-chair lift, bringing the number of chair lifts to six. The triple-chair lift is part of the Cascade Basin expansion at the mountain, which will consist of four new ski trails and one new glade. Future options include more terrain, night skiing and additional terrain parks.
UNH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute. Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend the 13-week course, which starts Sept. 11. Registration cost is $175. Registration: tinyurl.com/ANRBI2013.
THE GREATER CONCORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE welcomed the following new members: AMERICAN BRAKE SERVICE; ARC WORKS; BEAVER MEADOW BAR & GRILLE; BEVINTEL OF CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE; BLUE SKY HAIR STUDIO; BOW AUTO PARTS; CONVENIENTMD URGENT CARE; CRISIS CENTER OF CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE; D & D AUTOMOTIVE; DEJOHN LANDSCAPING; ELIZABETH’S KITCHEN; FULL CIRCLE CONSULTING; GILMANTON WINERY; GIRL SCOUTS OF THE GREEN AND WHITE MOUNTAINS; INDIVIDUAL FITNESS; J. SCHOCH & SON AUTO BODY; JAYMIL ERGO & OFFICE SOLUTIONS; DR. ROBERT C. KUEPPER, DDS; LINE-X OF MERRIMACK VALLEY; LIVE JUICE; LOUDON CENTER ELECTRICAL SPECIALISTS; NORTHEAST CREDIT UNION; THE PALACE THEATRE; PHENIX TITLE SERVICES; PHOENIX AUTO BODY INC.; PRO-TEMPS STAFFING; RODNEY G. SIGUA DDS, MAGD, PLLC; SOAP BUBBLE LAUNDROMAT; SOLAMOR HOSPICE; STRONG FOUNDATIONS CHARTER SCHOOL; SUNCOOK RIVER VETERINARY CLINIC; TRUE BREW BARISTA; VIKING HOUSE; and WHITE BIRCH COMMUNITY CENTER.