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Bank NH facilitates Steele Hill expansion project

SANBORNTON —  Bank of New Hampshire and Steele Hill Resorts celebrated the kickoff of the resort's expansion at a recent ground breaking ceremony. The expansion of Steele Hill Resorts will be completed in several phases to accommodate increased demand for use of the facility. "Bank of New Hampshire strives to help our customers succeed. We are proud to be the bank of choice to assist Steele Hill Resorts in making their expansion vision complete." stated Tania Baert, VP - Commercial Lender for Bank of New Hampshire.

With three years of outstanding growth in rental business and the recent launch of the Steele Hill Vacation Club, the decision was made to expand resort inventory to meet a rise in demand. In coordination with financing by Bank of New Hampshire and project management by Conneston Construction, the new development is set to deliver marquee inventory to expand guest capacity at the 500 acre resort.

Positioned along the golf course overlooking prime views of the mountains and lakes below, the new building will feature an extended footprint and host two bedroom units in lockout configurations. These cutting-edge rooms will offer the ability to service demand in the hotel suite market while also meeting the needs of guests looking for full vacation condo rentals. Room features will include extended balconies to enjoy the views, full kitchens with granite countertops, fireplaces and large format flat screen TVs.

Project completion is currently scheduled for May 15th, 2015.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state.

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Lakes Region Making Strides walk on October 19 to add ‘Brauction’ event

LACONIA — The annual Lakes Region Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will take place at Opehcee Park on Sunday, October 19.

In addition to the walk, there will be a "Brauction" to raise awareness for the cause. To  be part of the bra auction a member of the team must decorate and wear the bra the day of the event. The bra must be registered at the registration booth, where the bra committee will record the team or individual walker name and assign the bra a number. The number will be pinned to the bra, and following the walk participants will take the stage for the 2014 bra march. Tickets are $2 and will allow people the opportunity to vote for the best bra. Votes will be tallied during the walk and the winner will be announced immediately following the walk.

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Taylor Community Elects New Trustees at 87th Annual Meeting

LACONIA —  Eight individuals were newly elected to serve as Taylor Trustees at the community's recent annual meeting: Ron Baker, David Laffey, David Lynch and Walter Flinn, Laconia; Bradford Cook, Manchester; Adrienne Stevens, North Sandwich; David Pearlman, Meredith; and Jane Milligan, Wolfeboro.
The group joins current Trustees Paul Cotton, Rod Dyer, Carmen Lorentz, Bob Selig, Robert Smith, Thomas H. Volpe and Barbara Wood.
President and CEO Bob Selig explained the importance of having a board with depth and diversity as essential to running the organization most effectively. "Our nominating committee strategically seeks out men and women with diverse skills, knowledge and experience, which in some way relate to various aspects of community," he said. "We have trustees with extensive experience in business, health care, finance, law and public service."
Cook is head of the Estate Planning and Probate, Government Relations and Not-for-profit, Charitable and Religious Institution Practice Groups with Sheehan Phinney. He also represents both for-profit and not-for-profit clients before the New Hampshire Legislature and practices general corporate law. Cook writes a regular column, "Cook on Concord," which appears in the New Hampshire Business Review.
Baker is a second-generation resident of Taylor Community. He worked at one of the U.S.'s largest corporations, serving in manufacturing, distribution, information services and executive positions, including Director of Internal Audit, retiring after 27 years. Baker also served 12 years as CEO of Geneva Point Center in Moultonborough. He and his wife, Nan, have lived at Taylor since 2004.
Laffey is Senior Vice President/Director of Capital Markets for LCS- the leading provider of management, marketing and development services for the senior housing industry, based out of Des Moines, IA. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Villanova University.
Pearlman is President of Pearlman Advisors LLC, which provides management consulting to the sports and media industries. Clients range from traditional broadcasters to professional baseball teams to new media companies representing some of the best-known brands in the business, touching three continents.
Lynch was one of the founding partners of Lynch & Denouncourt, CPA. He's a former Director of Laconia Savings Bank and presently a Senior Director with Bank of New Hampshire. He's a former Trustee with LRGHealthcare and a Mentor with the Laconia Better Together Mentor Program.
Flinn worked at Western Electric in various positions for nearly 30 years, going on to own Valley Graphics in Plymouth for 18 years. He was a member of the Governor's Task Force Studying Operational Costs of Education and Member of the Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education. Flinn is currently Chair of the Facilities Committee of the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region and President of the Club Board.
Milligan began her business career as an inside sales rep for Wesley Jessen, an early pioneer in the contact lens industry. In 1981 she and her husband purchased Hampshire Pewter Company, owning the company until 1991. She then signed a license agreement with Pendleton Woolen Mills and ran the Pendleton Shoppes in Wolfeboro and Newington for the next 17 years. She was also director of the original Bank of New Hampshire from 2001-2006. Her many affiliations include Wolfeboro Citizen of the Year for 2010.
In other meeting business, Taylor Incorporators for 2014 were announced as Sandra Morey; Raymond and Sally Trottier; Walter and Mary Flinn; David and Claudia Pearlman; David Laffey and Bradford Cook.
Additionally, Janet Carroll, Charles Coulter, Lauretta Dwyer, Maryann Foote, Paulette Loughlin, Joyce Ringleb, David Bell, Nancy Crutcher, Theresa Kelleher, Sandra Morey, Claudia Pearlman, Elaine Smith, Dot Faulkner, Betsy Fosburgh and Madeline McGrath were elected to the Board of Advocates (formerly called Board of Directors).


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Senior citizens can have smoke detector batteries changed

FRANKLIN — LRGHealthcare is partnering with local fire departments in central New Hampshire to change smoke detector batteries in residences occupied by senior citizen free of charge.

This service is being held to coincide with the 14th annual Senior Safety Day on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Fire department representatives will be available to visit your owner-occupied home with replacement batteries and smoke detectors. They will also be offering free installation to homes not properly equipped with enough smoke detectors. Senior citizen living in Franklin, Tilton, Northfield, Andover, Hill, Belmont, Sanbornton, Bristol, New Hampton, Laconia, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Gilford, and Gilmanton can take advantage of this opportunity.

Those who want more information and/or wish to schedule a free appointment can call Franklin Regional Hospital at 934-2060 ext. 8329.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 09:12

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