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February 16. 2013 2:48AM

NH Business Newsmakers

Langmaid earns barista certification



A&E Custom Coffee Roastery owner Emeran Langmaid has earned the Barista Guild of America's Certificate BGA-L1.

To pass the Barista Guild of America (BGA) exams, Langmaid was tested on the knowledge and skills in the sphere of coffee preparation, customer service and general knowledge. The BGA is the official trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).



White heads chapter of Appraisal Institute



Brian W. White, MAI, SRA, has been appointed President of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. White will represent the New Hampshire Chapter at the Appraisal Institute's national conference being held in Indianapolis.

White holds both the MAI (Member Appraisal Institute) and SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser) designations.

White has 28 years of real estate appraisal experience working in the Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire areas. White operates White Appraisal of Dover, which specializes in the appraisal of commercial, industrial, investment and special use properties.



SNHU grad named to PGA marketing post



Kevin Ring, who served as both a vice president at IMG Consulting and managing director for IMG's Golf Consulting practice, has been named chief marketing officer for The PGA of America.

Ring earned a B.S. and master's in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. He will be working in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

At IMG, Ring negotiated partner-level sponsorships with The PGA of America, U.S. Golf Association and the R&A. He also managed the global business for blue chip clientele, including Chevron, KPMG and Thomson Reuters. Ring also created strategy, marketing and activation plans for clients associated with Major League Baseball, the U.S. Tennis Association and Formula One. In addition, he represented the Cleveland Indians in its sale of ballpark naming rights to Progressive Insurance.



Beaupre shareholder at Shaheen & Gordon



Timothy Beaupre of Madbury was recently elected as a shareholder of the Shaheen & Gordon law firm. Beaupre focuses on claimants' side workers' compensation and social security disability. He has been with Shaheen & Gordon since 2006. Beaupre is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts bars.



Discovery Center names board, hires 2



The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center of Concord has announced its first board of directors as well as two recent hirings. The Discovery Center is a new nonprofit entity as of Jan. 1, ending its long affiliation with the state of New Hampshire. Dr. James R. McKay of Concord, a psychologist, state representative, and former mayor of Concord, will chair the board. Steven Murphy, CFO of the Associated Grocers of New England, Inc. serves as treasurer. Sharon Eng of the Contract Support Group is the secretary.



Directors are: Pamela A. Bellino, Tricia A. Boucher, CPA, Fred Bramante, Richard Cantz, Paul Higgins, Robert Introne, Sen. Sylvia Larsen, Col. William Moran (USAF, retired), Nancy Nadeau, William Remick, and Jayme H. Simoes.



In addition, the center has hired New Hampshire native Tiffany M. Nardino as its educational coordinator for programs. A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, she taught astronomy there.

Timothy Taber has been hired as educational coordinator for exhibits. Tabor is a New Hampshire native, and is a graduate of Vassar College. He has worked as a research assistant at Vassar, and studied at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.



Connelly, Howard join CB&Z of Manchester



Cronin, Bisson & Zalinsky, P.C. of Manchester is pleased to announce the addition of Mark E. Connelly and David M. Howard.

Connelly specializes in community association law. Previously, Connelly practiced law from his offices in Concord, for 23 years.

"Mark Connelly has devoted his 30-year legal career to serving the unique challenges of condominium and homeowner's associations throughout New Hampshire. His expertise in this area of law is second to none in the state," said John G. Cronin, founding partner of CBZ Law.

Howard is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and former extern with the Hon. Kenneth C. Brown at Hillsborough County Superior Court-North. His practice focuses on civil litigation. Prior to entering the legal profession, Howard taught for six years in the Manchester School District.

"David is a lifelong resident of Manchester whose strong commitment to his community is apparent and he is a valuable addition to our team," Cronin said.



La Quinta Inn welcomes Grugnale, Morabito



RGH Hospitality, the hotel management subsidiary of Roedel Companies, recently named Linda Grugnale as general manager and Steven Morabito as hotel director of sales at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Manchester.

Within their area of concentration, both Grugnale and Morabito are responsible for revenue production and strategic planning at La Quinta Inn & Suites. They manage room revenue targets, operating expenses and budget maintenance.

Grugnale presently resides in Mason; Morabito lives in Manchester.

Grugnale brings extensive experience from Marriott International and Starwood Sheraton Brand Hotels to her role at La Quinta Inn & Suites.

Morabito was corporate sales manager at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.



Villano admitted to NH, Mass. bar



The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association of Manchester is pleased to announce that Kenton Villano has been admitted to the New Hampshire Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Kenton is an associate in the Litigation Department. He was a summer associate with the firm in 2011 and joined the firm in September 2012.

Kenton received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2012. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. Kenton was

He lives in Manchester and is a new member of the Manchester Bar Association.


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