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Zafirson named to head retail lending at Bank NH

LACONIA — Bill Zafirson has joined Bank of New Hampshire's Retail Lending team as Senior Vice President – Chief Mortgage and Retail Lending Officer, the bank has announced.

Zafirson has more than 31 years of experience in the financial services industry with deep experience in the residential mortgage and consumer lending area. In his new role with Bank of New Hampshire, Bill will become a member of the Management Committee and will have responsibility for the overall consumer and mortgage lending functions, including sales and originations.

"We welcome Bill to the Bank of New Hampshire family and look forward to building a leading mortgage business in New Hampshire," said Mark Primeau, the bank's president and CEO.

Zafirson holds a bachelor's degree from Bates College and a master's degree from the University of Southern Maine, School of Business and Economics. He is active in the community and is the past chair of Sweetser, a behavioral and mental health service provider supporting the needs of over 16,000 children, adults and families. He is also actively involved with fundraising and has served as an auctioneer with many charitable organizations to include Brewster Academy, Portland Symphony Orchestra, March of Dimes and the Ronald McDonald House.

 

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Local law office drop-off site for professional women's clothing drive

 

LACONIA — Local law firm Martin, Lord & Osman is serving as a drop-off site for a professional Women's Clothing Drive.

The New Hampshire Women's Bar Association is partnering with Dress for Success for a professional women's clothing drive, going on until Jan. 25.

Donations of clean, gently used women's professional clothing are greatly appreciated, and can be dropped off at Martin, Lord & Osman's offices at One Mill Plaza, third floor.

The donated clothing will be used for a boutique, to be held at UNH Law on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m. There will also be other vendors at the boutique, to possibly include a photographer/photo booth, makeup artist, etc.

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Bill York named NANA board president

BRISTOL — Bill York has been appointed president of the Board of Directors of the Newfound Area Nursing Association.
York, of Hebron, succeeds Thomas McGowan, of Alexandria, who is retiring, according to Patricia Wentworth, NANA's executive director.
York has many years of experience in the health care field, currently serving as director of marketing and public relations at Live Free Home Health Care of New Hampton. He is also a frequent speaker and host of radio and television programs focusing on health care issues affecting our senior citizens.
"Mr. York looks forward to strengthening NANA to ensure the community's nonprofit agency will be here in the Newfound area for many years to come," said Wentworth. 

BRISTOL — Bill York has been appointed president of the Board of Directors of the Newfound Area Nursing Association.

York, of Hebron, succeeds Thomas McGowan, of Alexandria, who is retiring, according to Patricia Wentworth, NANA's executive director.

York has many years of experience in the health care field, currently serving as director of marketing and public relations at Live Free Home Health Care of New Hampton. He is also a frequent speaker, and host of radio and television programs focusing on health care issues affecting our senior citizens.

"Mr. York looks forward to strengthening NANA to ensure the community's non-profit agency will be here in the Newfound area for many years to come," said Wentworth.

 

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U.S. Cellular adds new towers in Alton, Meredith

 

LACONIA — U.S. Cellular has placed into operation new cell towers in Alton Bay and Meredith, the company reports.

The new sites will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage, not only in Alton and Meredith, but in the rest of the Lakes Region as well. The two sites are among more than 135 sites U.S. Cellular has built across the state.

"At U.S. Cellular, we focus on providing the best wireless experience for our customers in Belknap County through a high-quality network with national coverage along with the latest 4G LTE devices," said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England. "We care about our local communities, and we will continue to invest in our network so your phone works whether you are in your backyard or across the country."

 

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Chippers announces 3 promotions, hires HR manager

MEREDITH — Tree, land and forest care firm Chippers has promoted three staff members and has hired a new human relations manager.

Chippers as a location in Meredith, in addition to others in Enfield and Woodstock, Vermont.

Jason Eaton has been promoted to Chippers' vice president of sales.

Eaton has been with Chippers since 1996, most recently as the senior manager. This new position will allow Eaton to focus on leading the sales team, servicing current and new clients with all their green care needs. He will also be responsible for developing the sales team and the strategic direction for the company while being a lead cultural champion. Eaton is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture and as a Tree Care Safety Professional. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

John Keefe Sr. has been promoted to Chippers' vice president of operations.

This new position involves operations oversight, talent management, financial operations and building on the current culture of safety. Serving Chippers as the Human Resources Manager since 2008, Keefe will continue building on the tradition of quality workmanship by skilled team members while reflecting and instilling Chippers core values.

Greg Greene is Chippers' new human resources manager. A customer since 1998, Greene is excited to join the Chippers' team. He\g will be instrumental in developing partnerships with other local seasonal businesses to provide year-round employment and benefits to shared and valued team members. Greene will also be instrumental in expanding our training programs and career development systems. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gabriel Kellman has been promoted to the maple division manager. Chippers expanded their green care services in 2013 to include commercial production of maple syrup, selling in bulk to the wholesale market. Kellman will implement and oversee tap lease agreements and installation/maintenance programs with local landowners. He is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chippers has been serving customers northern New England since 1986. Their areas of expertise are in Arboriculture, Turf & Soil Care, Gardening, Land Enhancement, Forestry and Maple Syrup Production – each specializing in a different aspect of professional green care.

 

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