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THE TECHOUT COMPETITION, organized by the New Hampshire High Tech Council and the abi Innovation Hub, is open to any startups that have been in business for fewer than three years, raised less than $250,000 in funding and have less than $250,000 in revenue. The competition awards $100,000 in prize money: first place receives $50,000, second place $30,000 and third place $20,000. To apply, visit For more information, visit

THE TOWN OF WEARE received a storm emergency reimbursement award from the FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY in Washington, D.C. The amount totaled $47,094.58, representing the U.S. governments 75 percent share of funds made available to the town of Weare taxpayers for the significant amount of overtime, materials, equipment and vehicle use during a major storm this past February.

MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK FUND donated $5,000 to the PEMI YOUTH CENTER in Plymouth to support its after-school program.

Five hospitals from New Hampshire were named to the 2013 “Most Wired” list compiled by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine on behalf of the AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. CONCORD HOSPITAL and NEW LONDON HOSPITAL made the list. New London Hospital was recognized in the “Small and Rural” category.

THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOUNDATION was recently awarded a $25,000 Workforce Development/Education grant from the BANK OF AMERICA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. The grant will be used to support and increase access to eStart, a partnership between the Community College System of New Hampshire and the Virtual Learning Academy Charter credit. The grant will also be used to host Discovery Days at the colleges, targeting high schools currently under-served by the programs.

NORTH BRANCH CONSTRUCTION of Concord completed construction of a new residence hall on the Southern New Hampshire University campus. This four-story building will serve as a coed dormitory with more than 300 beds. Students were given the opportunity to name the residence hall by voting
on a list of 10 New Hampshire-inspired names and
the winner was Tuckerman Hall.

LRGHEALTHCARE was recognized at the United Way annual meeting with an award for raising more than $1 million over the years to United Way. The employees of LRGHealthcare raised a record-breaking $122,500 for the organization with the last fundraising campaign. LRGHealthcare was also nominated for the Nighswander-Chertok award. This award is given annually by Granite United Way –
Central New Hampshire
Region to recognize excellence in fundraising campaign design, and is often referred to as the Campaign of the Year award.

LIVE FREE HOME HEALTH CARE of New Hampton donated $1,000 toward the completion of a 20-station Nature Fitness Trail that will run in a wooded area behind the new Public Safety Building near the Pemigewasset River.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND has been awarded full accreditation by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services, following a six-month, agency-wide self-assessment study.

COWABUNGA’S, the indoor, inflatable playground in the Shaw’s Supermarket plaza in Hooksett, is expanding its play space by 4,000 square feet in their largest renovation project since opening in 2011. The added space will be used for private parties and will allow half of the facility to be used for walk-in play. Cowabunga’s is owned by Matthew and Kelly Pearson of Pembroke.

LRGHEALTHCARE’s golf classic, presented by Bank of New Hampshire, raised $42,286 in support of the HealthLink program.

MEREDITH VILLAGE SAVINGS BANK awarded a $5,000 grant to Communities for Alcohol-and-Drug-Free Youth. CADY will use the grant to support the LAUNCH Youth Entrepreneurship Program, an employment program serving the youth of the Newfound and Pemi-Baker regions.

SERVICE CREDIT UNION introduced its free Student Checking account for 13- to 25-year-olds. The Student Checking account will offer free ATM fees up to $20 monthly and 20 free withdrawals from foreign ATMs, along with free international Visa fees, also up to $20.

SOVEREIGN CONSULTING of Concord was acknowledged by Engineering News-Record as a Top Environmental Firm for participation in the global environmental services market. Sovereign placed 126 out of 200 on the list. The ENR rankings are based on revenue from environmental services.

THE HOBO RAILROAD in Lincoln and the WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD in Meredith and Weirs Beach have teamed up with TANGER OUTLET CENTER in Tilton to extend summer and help reduce the cost of back-to-school shopping. Today through Friday, tickets at the railroads will be available to everyone at children’s prices. In addition to reduced train fares, families riding the train will receive a voucher good for a $10 Tanger gift card and coupon booklet to help reduce the cost of back-to-school shopping.

CRUCON CRUISE OUTLET in Moultonboro, a specialty cruises travel agency, announces that construction is under way for a new office building for the rapidly growling business. The new building is being constructed across the street from its current location. The new building will accommodate the need for the expansion of the staff to approximately 150 by the spring of 2014. The contractor for the project is JASON DROUIN CUSTOM HOMES in Gilford.

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