Local Valvoline Instant Oil Changes support cancer research

LACONIA — Valvoline Instant Oil Change customers can help fight cancer from July 27 through September 6 by contributing $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families program at participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Local Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations participating are at 1147 Union Ave., Laconia, and 4 Manville Rd., Tilton

With each contribution, customers will receive a promotional card with prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip from TNT Vacations powered by Funjet Vacations, a hot tub from New England Spas, a Sea-Doo personal watercraft, American Airlines AAdvantage miles, theme park tickets, Valvoline Instant Oil Change discounts and free services, and food prizes from participating Burger King restaurants. No purchase is required.

This is the second year in a row that Valvoline Instant Oil Change is participating in A Chance for Kids & Families. In 2014, all 46 service centers raised more than $26,000. This year, there are 47 participating locations.

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Meeting with a business lender? Here's what you will need

Meeting with a business lender? Here's what you will need


By Bob Sargeant

Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Lending Officer,

Meredith Village Savings Bank


At Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB), our knowledgeable and helpful lenders are eager to work with you to assist in making the most of your business. We understand business and the uncommon challenges and rewards of doing business in New Hampshire.

To allow us to determine the best solutions, please have the items below available for our first meeting:

— The amount of your loan request and the purpose of your loan request.

— Income tax returns and financial statements for the last three years for the business.

— Current personal financial statements for each person who owns 20 percent or more of the business, as well as their personal income tax returns for the last two years.

— Projected cash flow statements for the next 24 months.

— Pro forma financial statements, such as projected balance sheets and income statements, for the next 24 months and/or length of the loan.

— A copy of existing and proposed deed and current property tax bill, if the loan request is in regards to a commercial real estate transaction.

— If you plan to pledge property for collateral for your loan, or think you may want to consider that option, please have valuations and statements about the property you wish to use as collateral.

— A written business plan. For your assistance, we've included an article entitled "How to Write a Business Plan" on the Meredith Village website at


— Partnership Agreement, Corporate or LLC documents, if applicable.

— A copy of the purchase order or invoice of equipment with serial or ID numbers, if applicable.

— A copy of the purchase and sale agreement, if applicable.

— For construction loans only: Building plans, budget or "schedule of values," copies of building permits and site approvals.

In today's dynamic markets, one of the keys to success is working with people who are as dedicated to your business as you are. To discuss your plan and funding needs contact an MVSB business lender at (800)922-6872 or https://www.mvsb.com/business/business-team/


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Congressman Guinta visits Aavid

New Hampshire 1st District congressman, U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, visits the global headquarters of Aavid Thermalloy in Laconia. During his visit last Wednesday Guinta learned about the components that Aavid makes for such technology giants as GE, Samsung and Microsoft. Aavid, founded in 1964 in Laconia as Aavid Engineering, is known as one of the leading manufacturers of heat sinks, components that dissipate heat generated by a computer's processing unit, thus preventing it from overheating. 


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Each year, Bank of New Hampshire employees nominate two of their co-workers for the special distinction of Quality Service Professionals of the Year. This year's recipients were Mariluz Flanders,  Bank Services Representative, and Nicole Holgate,  Deposit Operations Representative. Nicole began her career with Bank of New Hampshire in 2005 and celebrated 10 years of service in July. Mariluz began her career with Bank of New Hampshire in 2011.  

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Business Briefs


LACONIA — DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Cameron Bellisle has joined the firm as a Bridge Staff Engineer. Ms. Bellisle received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Prior to joining DuBois & King, she worked for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. She currently resides in Litchfield and works out of the firm's Laconia office.

Founded in 1962, DuBois & King provides multidiscipline engineering services from offices in Laconia and Bedford, New Hampshire and Randolph, South Burlington, and Springfield, Vermont.


LACONIA — Melcher & Prescott Insurance is proud to announce the creation of a new position to oversee sales and marketing. After implementing a new strategic plan that embodies a symmetry of alliances, the agency hired Butch Schuck, a Vermont native with a BA from Keene State and an MBA from UNH, as its Chief Revenue Officer.
In his role Butch will streamline communication among staff as well as monitor the success of recent technology upgrades in an effort to create efficiency and efficacy within and between departments. By assuming a long-term, integrated perspective, he can assess at regular intervals which techniques work best for creating sustainable growth while maintaining good customer support.
Butch is pleased to be living in the Lakes Region with his wife, son and dog. As an established athlete, there is no better place to enjoy year-round sports.



PORTSMOUTH — Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey, PA is pleased to announce that Emily F. McLaughlin has become an associate attorney with its firm.

Prior to joining the firm, Emily was a New Hampshire Public Defender, a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Public Defender, a Deputy County Prosecutor, and an Associate Attorney with the McLaughlin Law Office, PC of Portsmouth and Laconia.

Emily's extensive and specialized training in motion and trial practice coupled with her ten years of trial experience will be utilized in the firm's civil and criminal defense practice throughout NH and Maine.8-




LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to announce that Christopher Walkley has been promoted to Vice President - Commercial Banker. 

Chris joined Bank of New Hampshire in October, 2011 as a Junior Credit Analyst. In a very short time, Chris progressed to the role of Credit Analyst and gained valuable experience prior to becoming a Commercial Banking Officer. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Union College, an MBA from William and Mary College and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School, Massachusetts Commercial Lending School and the Northern New England School for Financial Studies. He is a recent graduate of Leadership Lakes Region and is currently serving as President for the New Hampshire Humane Society Board of Directors and is also a member of the Laconia Community Area Land Trust.


GILMANTON — Linda Z DiRosa of Gilmanton,  joined more than 27,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 15 to Aug. 1 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

DiRosa began her Mary Kay business in 1994 and is currently an Independent Sales Director. At the seminar, DiRosa was recognized for National Court of Sales and a Grand Achiever.

"It felt great to be at Mary Kay Seminar celebrating my team's achievements, learning more about Mary Kay and being recognized for my hard work," said DiRosa.

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