New Hampshire Business Briefs
MANCHESTER - St. Mary's Bank has announced a $2,700 grant to the Franco-American Centre.
The funds will be used to help create and support an online and direct sales operation in support of the center.
"New Hampshire has a very rich and long multicultural history and we recognize the need to preserve it for future generations," said Ronald H. Covey, Jr., St. Mary's Bank President and CEO.
"We are pleased to support the mission of the Franco American Centre and its plans for the future."
Since the Franco-American Centre's move from Concord Street in downtown Manchester to the campus of St. Anselm College, sales inventory has been stored in one large trailer. A second trailer has been donated to hold inventory, but work must be done to renovate them as one unit.
"We have the opportunity to increase our service to the Franco community by selling books, specialty products, and pieces of art from North American and European artists," says Centre President Raymond Houle.
With the donation of shelving from the college, the services of a web specialist to expedite on-line sales, and with a parcel of campus land to accommodate this sales unit, the grant from St. Mary's Bank "will put this opportunity together for us," said Houle.
BANK W Holdings helps out NH-ICC
Portsmouth - BANK W Holdings, and its portfolio companies KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting, Alexander Technology Group and The Nagler Group have made another stride in their support of the local business community with a substantial donation to the New Hampshire Innovation & Commercialization Center (NH-ICC). The NH-ICC, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire, is dedicated to accelerating the development of early stage high technology startups and to the commercialization of intellectual capital.
"It is wonderful to see companies that have grown successfully in New Hampshire step up and help our community with innovative projects like the NH-ICC. The team at BANK W Holdings has shown great leadership through their donation of both time and money. I can't thank them enough for their recent and continued support," said Mark Galvin, managing director of the NH-ICC.
"BANK W Holdings has a natural synergy with the NH-ICC. We were happy to make a donation to an organization dedicated to improving New Hampshire's already vibrant business community," said Jason Kroll, managing partner of BANK W Holdings.
Grants totaling over $48,000 were presented to Concord Community Concert Association, Concord Dental Sealant Coalition, Concord Hospital, New Hampshire Historical Society, Second Start, Concord Family YMCA, Families in Transition, Fellowship Housing Opportunities, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, The Mayhew Program, Merrimack County Child Advocacy Center, Merrimack Valley Day Care Service, New Hampshire Association for the Blind, New Hampshire Food Bank, Penacook Community Center, Riverbend Community Mental Health, University of NH/Institute on Disability, Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center, Harbor Homes and the Salvation Army.
In making the announcement, Rizzi stated, "The Foundation was established to provide perpetual financial support to the communities we serve. We are honored and happy to give back to those who have helped us grow and prosper over the last 145 years."
MEREDITH— The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls donated $6,000 to Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) from funds raised at this year's annual Spalidays Holiday Event hosted by the Cascade Spa. Proceeds will benefit LRGH's Breast Health Program located in Laconia.