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July 01. 2014 11:25PM

Newsreel: Tourism officials predict record holiday weekend

Tourism officials predict record holiday weekend

CONCORD — Tourism officials say the predicted great weather could help the state set a record for tourism this weekend.

About 880,000 visitors will come from out-of-state during the five-day period between July 3 and July 7 and are anticipated to spend about $131 million, according to a report by the Institute for New Hampshire Studies.

Most of the visitors will be from New England and the Middle Atlantic States. Canadians are anticipated to be visiting New Hampshire at higher levels than last year, tourism officials said.

Market Basket CEO's ouster leads to resignations

Six longtime executives resigned last week after Market Basket’s board of directors forced out President Arthur T. Demoulas, according to food industry trade publication, the Griffin Report.

Dan Mulligan, chief financial officer; Jay Rainville, director of advertising; Jim Miamis, executive vice president; Ronald Carignan, deli director; David McLean, assistant operations director; and Sue Dufresne, an accountant; resigned from the company, Griffin reported.

The board also fired Vice President Joseph Rockwell and longtime Operations Director Bill Marsden when it chose not to reelect Arthur T. Demoulas on June 23.

Granite State Credit Union breaks ground in Tilton

TILTON — Granite State Credit Union recently broke ground on a 5,500-square- foot branch at 51 Tilton Road. The branch is being built by JBR Associates LLC of Amherst and will feature a two-lane drive-up window and a drive-up ATM.

“We’re excited to enhance convenience to our members with a branch north of Concord,” said Denise Caristi, president of the 70-year-old the credit union. It has locations in Amherst, Candia, Concord, Derry, Manchester, Nashua and Seabrook.

Dover company gets technology grant

DURHAM — Turbocam Energy Solutions LLC, a Dover-based affiliate of Turbocam International that develops special processes for turbomachinery products, is collaborating with the University of New Hampshire to evaluate the mechanical behavior of the material used by an additive manufacturing technology called selective laser sintering.

Additive manufacturing could reduce energy use by 50 percent and reduce material costs by up to 90 percent compared to traditional manufacturing, according to UNH.

The collaboration is made possible by a Granite State Technology Innovation Grant from the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center to support private sector projects. Companies are required to provide matching dollars or services.



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