NHBR About Town: Patriot Award

James Goss, left, executive director of the New Hampshire Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, presented Merrimack County Savings Bank executive vice president Ed Caron, second from right, and bank vice president Beth Hurd with Patriot Awards, which recognize employers who support members of the National Guard during their deployment. Nominating them was Eric MacDonald, right, a senior credit analyst at the bank, who was deployed for two-and-a-half years in Afghanistan and Kuwait.