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SULLOWAY & HOLLIS has been selected as a Tier 1 Law Firm in nine practice areas: Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Individuals, Family Law and Insurance Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Plaintiffs; Real Estate Law; and Tax Law in the Concord area by The Best Lawyers in America.

IRWIN FORD partnered with Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to raise money for Laconia High School. Thanks to the support of the community, Irwin Ford raised $1,400 to put toward a new athletic field for the high school.

IRWIN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP was named Best Overall New and Used Car Dealership in the Lakes Region by Best of the Lakes Region. Best of the Lakes Region started in 2010 and has been an annual contest every year since.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK will team up with more than 30 of the state’s most creative and talented businesses and individuals for the Storybook Ball on Sept. 28 at Wiggins Airways in Manchester. Local participating businesses include CHARM LAB of Concord, DONOVAN’S PARTY of Concord, KIMBALL JENKINS ESTATE AND SCHOOL OF ART of Concord, LAKES REGION BRIDE MAGAZINE, OOO LA LA CREATIVE CAKES of Meredith and OL’ SWEETS of Hooksett. The ball will treat the state’s most prominent and influential entrepreneurs, philanthropists and public figures to an exclusive fundraiser to benefit CHaD.

THE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION issued a statement alerting its members and the New Hampshire business community to the newly enacted Massachusetts tech tax – a 6.25 percent sales tax on computer and software technology services that went into effect July 31. This tax may inadvertently capture New Hampshire businesses with a presence in Massachusetts. Businesses with a physical presence in Massachusetts, who are providing services covered by the tax to Massachusetts customers, may be subject to the tech tax. The definition of “a physical presence” may be as little as a single sales representative with a home office in Massachusetts. BIA urges its members and any New Hampshire businesses, particularly businesses closer to the Massachusetts border, to seek outside advice and counsel if necessary to ensure they do not involuntarily succumb to a compliance nightmare.

MILESTONE ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION of Concord recently completed the Watts Water Technologies new WEFCO no-lead foundry at the Watts Franklin facility. THE H.L. TURNER GROUP of Concord provided the engineering for the project.

COBB HILL CONSTRUCTION has begun construction on the new Concord-Merrimack County SPCA at 94 Silk Farm Road. The new facility will be an 8,000 square foot building with an additional 573 square feet of outdoor fenced in area. Designed by WARRENSTREET ARCHITECTS, the facility features separate isolation areas for dogs and cats, adoption areas, exam and treatment rooms, grooming and laundry areas, a multi-purpose education room and ample office space.

BJ’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION announced the distribution of three grants totaling $13,000 to nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire that focus on the health and well being of children and families located in the communities in which BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve. The Circle Program of Plymouth received $2,000 to provide fluoride varnish treatments, dental supplies/home kits and hygiene and first aid supplies for campers through the Hygiene and Dental Health Program.

3W DESIGN in Concord is celebrating 25 years. The company helps homeowners and commercial clients design and build functional spaces.

PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK made a $2,500 commitment to the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund of the Diocese of Manchester.

COBB HILL CONSTRUCTION of Concord has started work on a dental office in Londonderry for Dr. Mirucki and medical office space for the American Pain Institute in Portsmouth.

NORTHERN DESIGN PRECAST of Loudon has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program for a solar technology project.

JILLY’S BISTRO has opened at a new location, 777 Union Ave. in Laconia. Owner David Perry graduated from Lakes Region Community College’s culinary arts program in 2012.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION was listed as the lender with the lowest auto loan rates in New Hampshire by Go Banking Rates. New Hampshire was named as the fourth best state for financing a new car.

SERVICE CREDIT UNION recently opened its 23rd branch in New Hampshire and 10th in-store branch inside the Walmart in Plymouth.

HERMIT WOODS WINERY’S Petite Blue Reserve and Lake House White wines took silver in the Indy International Wine competition held in Indianapolis.

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