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MANCHESTER — The Independent Business Council of New Hampshire, a newly created business advocacy group led by former U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, announced its board of advisors on Monday.
The council assists with strategic analysis and organization, issue monitoring and leadership, case management and advocacy, and communications, according to a press release from the group.
GORHAM — Gorham Paper and Tissue has named Michael Cummings as its chief executive officer.
Cummings has more than 20 years of manufacturing leadership experience in the paper, packaging and technology sectors, the company said Monday.
The Gorham leadership role had previously been filled by Dick Arnold, who acted in a dual capacity for Patriarch Partners as the president and CEO for both Gorham and Old Town Fuel and Fiber in Maine.
Animal hospital certified ’cat friendly’
MANCHESTER — Lockridge Animal Hospital has achieved two distinctions in the past few months, earning accreditation with American Animal Hospital Association and recognition by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a “cat friendly practice.”
AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals.
BJ’s Charitable Foundation announced that organizations located near a BJ’s club that align with the foundation’s mission of supporting basic needs programs, such as hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care and education, can apply for a grant by visiting the foundation website: www.bjs.com/charity.
Since 2005, BJ’s Charitable Foundation allocates funds on a quarterly basis, giving nearly $16 million to more than 1,800 community organizations. Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt under 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and recognized as a “public charity” by the IRS.
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