Milpower Source celebrates National Engineers Week

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Milpower Source in Belmont celebrated National Engineers Week on Feb. 22 with a pizza party for its engineers, including, from left, Matt Cohen, Brett Williams, Jason Fortin, Sam Wilkinson and Ziv Mohel. (Courtesy photo)

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Polar Caves announces hiring of new general manager

RUMNEY — Polar Caves has announced the hiring of Jennie Bergeron as general manager. Bergeron holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Sports Management from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. She joins the Polar Caves team from Sidekick Sports Academy in Massachusetts, where she served as Associate Director. Her duties there included managing daily operations and business development.

"I am thrilled to be a part of the Polar Caves team,” Bergeron said. “I’ve spent the majority of my career involved in the outdoor recreation community. I look forward to providing visitors the best caving and climbing experience New Hampshire has to offer."

"We are excited to welcome Jennie to our team,” Polar Caves President Greg Zais said. “Her skill set, high energy and outgoing personality will elevate both the company’s operations and financial performance. We look forward to Jennie strengthening our iconic brand and our connections with both our visitors and the community.”

Polar Caves is one of New Hampshire’s premier outdoor recreational experiences which has been continuously operated since 1922. It has recently invested to revitalize the property and additional improvements will continue in 2018 with the renovation of the Main Lodge. Polar Caves will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2022. For more information about Polar Caves, visit, or at

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Buck-a-Puck donation

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Belknap Subaru is the sole sponsor of the Alton-Barnstead-New Durham Centennial Rotary Club’s “A Buck A Puck” hockey shoot contest at Alton’s annual Winter Carnival in Alton Bay, Sunday, Feb.18. On behalf of the Johnstone Family of Belknap Subaru in Tilton, General Manager Scott Ives presents $500 to help support the critical work that Alton Rotary Club performs for the community. From left are Rich Leonard, president Alton Centennial Rotary Club; Scott Ives, general manager of Belknap Subaru; and Duane Hammond, Rotarian event coordinator. (Courtesy photo)

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Mulligan named 2017 top producer by Coldwell Banker

CENTER HARBOR — Ellen Mulligan has again set a new record for the Center Harbor office Coldwell Banker office with sales in excess of $49 million for 2017. She has been recognized as the top producer for the office for 2017. Ellen has been the top producer in the Center Harbor office for over 10 years. Ellen and 12 other agents were recognized for their sales at an awards breakfast on Feb. 16, and will be further recognized on March 8 at the Park Plaza in Boston.

"Ellen’s attention to detail and hard work is the reason her clients list with her and buyers work with her to find a new home," Branch Vice President/Managing Broker Scott Rolfe said. "Ellen has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years, and her experience during that time keeps her at the top of her business. Where other agents may have a whole team of agents helping them, Ellen does it with just one assistant, and gives each transaction her undivided attention. When you hire Ellen you get her working on your transaction."

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Northfield firm co-sponsors new apprenticeship program

NORTHFIELD — EPTAM Plastics, an advanced manufacturer, recently partnered with Lakes Region Community College and the Community College System of New Hampshire’s ApprenticeshipNH, a program that seeks to address workforce needs in various sectors throughout the state, to create registered apprenticeship opportunities to provide individuals the opportunity to be trained as CNC machinists. “This new partnership with EPTAM Plastics, ApprenticeshipNH and LRCC is helping address EPTAM’s current workforce shortage. EPTAM is first offering the opportunity to its current employees, demonstrating a dedication to its existing workforce to move into higher level positions. As a result, this will create new opportunities for individuals to fill the resulting vacant positions,” said Emily Zeien, grant manager for ApprenticeshipNH.

The Registered Apprenticeship program at EPTAM Plastics puts apprentices in training to become CNC machinists. The program includes a required 296 hours of classroom instruction, which will be completed at EPTAM facilities and taught by EPTAM employees who have been hired as adjunct faculty at Lakes Region Community College. The program also includes 3,000 hours of on-the-job training.

“All of the EPTAM employees in this program will be eligible to receive college credit that is transferrable towards a Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing at Lakes Region Community College,” said Larissa Baia, interim president at Lakes Region Community College. “The college is proud to be able to partner with area employers to provide a viable career and education pathway for New Hampshire residents.”

Apprentices participating in the program will be paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages based on a percentage or dollar amount of the current hourly journey worker wage rate. The apprentices will receive $12 per hour for the first 1,000 hours, $13 per hour for the second 1,000 hours and $14 per hour for the third 1,000 hours.

To learn more about the ApprenticeshipNH program, including additional opportunities, visit, or contact Emily Zeien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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