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December 23. 2012 7:09PM

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Manchester to be home to Cylon Energy
MANCHESTER - Cylon Energy, Inc., the North American division of Cylon Controls, of Ireland, announced its new North American headquarters in Manchester.

Cylon Energy provides building energy management systems across all categories of buildings in North America, maximizing comfort and efficiency. Cylon Energy's mission is to help large and small commercial offices, retail centers, schools and colleges, industrial buildings, health and leisure centers, hospitals and hotels realize greater energy efficiency through the Cylon Energy Solution.


Rivier honored for employee wellness
NASHUA - Rivier University was recognized for its work in developing employee-centered wellness programs and initiatives this past summer when it was named a recipient of New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR) and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) of New England's Health Innovator Award.

Representatives from NHBR and Harvard Pilgrim were on campus Nov. 28 to present Rivier's human resources team with the award.

Service Credit Union opens new building
PORTSMOUTH - The Service Credit Union Board of Directors dedicated the globe sculpture in its new building to President and CEO Gordon Simmons at the conclusion of the building's grand opening ceremonies.

More than 250 people attended the event at the credit union's new LEED-certified corporate offices building at 3003 Lafayette Road. The spherical steel representation of the Earth is 10 feet in diameter, with three outer rings at a 13-foot diameter, and is situated on the east side of the offices.

Board of Directors Associate Member Joanne Whiting cited Simmons for his commitment, dedication and leadership.

Granite State Comm. offers scholarships
WEARE - Granite State Communications announced scholarship opportunities available to students living in the company's service area. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, and are sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED). To be eligible, candidates must be customers of Granite State Communications, which serves the following towns: Chester, Dunbarton, East Deering, Hillsboro Upper Village, Sandown, Washington, Weare and Windsor. Both high school seniors and students already attending post-secondary schools are eligible to apply.

Applications can be obtained from high school guidance counselors or online at www.fred.org. Completed forms and proper documentation should be sent to Tasha Hughes, Granite State Communications, P.O. Box 87, Weare, NH 03281 by Jan. 30.

More Americans claim Earned Income credit
DURHAM - More Americans have claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their tax returns in recent years, an increase researchers at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and the Brookings Institution attribute to the Great Recession and policy changes that broadened eligibility and increased benefits as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The research found one in five federal income tax filers claimed the EITC in tax year 2010. That represents a 4 percentage point increase since 2007, when just over one in six filers claimed the credit.


Goldman Collins opens first UK office
HEBRON - Goldman Collins Associates, international business consultants, has established its first international office in East Molesey, Surrey, United Kingdom. Also, Goldman Collins said that Jonathan Duffy joined the firm as a senior associate.



World Affairs Council draws CEOs to summit
The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosted the Second Annual Global Business Summit on Oct. 23, in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University. The event featured the co-founder and CEO of CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky, along with a panel of three business leaders from New Hampshire. The panel included Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Dyn; Kedar Gupta, CEO of ARC Energy; and Justin Oslowski, state director of the U.S. Commercial Service. The panelists participated in a discussion focusing on the importance of international business within New Hampshire and how to succeed in the ever-changing global market.


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