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Nominations sought for Construction Industry Ethics Award … and more
Rite Aid Opening Photo

Shown at the ceremonial grand opening of the new Rite Aid store on McGregor Street in Manchester next to Catholic Medical Center are, from left: George Zhushma, Rite Aid pharmacy vice president; Karyn Shapiro, Rite Aid human resources leader; Dr. Joseph Pepe, CMC’s president and CEO; Alex Walker, CMC’s executive vice president and chief operating officer; Jeff Schares, Rite Aid retail vice president. The opening marks completion of phase one of CMC’s redevelopment plans. The remaining portion of the old Rite Aid plaza will be demolished by the end of the year.

North Branch Construction, has added Robert McNulty and Dylan Register to its staff as project superintendents. McNulty’s first assignment with North Branch will be supervising the firm’s project with Michaels Student Living LLC for the Dartmouth Graduate Student Housing project being built in Lebanon. Register will managing projects for Sig Sauer. Also at North Branch, safety specialist Don Carter recently completed all requirements for Board of Certified Safety Professionals certification and is now an Associate Safety Professional, or ASP.

Gwen Hurd has joined One Source Securityin the newly created position of marketing manager for the Merrimack-based company. Hurd previously worked as marketing manager for startup Rx Green Technologies.

Nominations are currently being sought for the 25thannual New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award, which recognizes “the individual, business or organization that, through its words and deeds, best demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in construction.” Deadline for nominations is noon Friday, Dec. 18. The recipient will be announced in the spring of 2021. A jury of industry-related individuals, some of whom are past award recipients, selects the awardee. The award includes a $1,000 cash contribution to the recipient’s charity of choice. More information about the program, as well as guidelines for nominating deserving individuals and/or companies may be found at

Catholic Charities NHhas acquired the Guardian Angel Thrift Shop in Berlin, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that offers clothing, collectibles, furniture and other household items. Proceeds from product sales support emergency assistance needs for individuals and families throughout the Berlin area.

Step Up Parents continues to form partnerships with New Hampshire businesses and is pleased to announce proud corporate sponsor,

KRB Kitchen and Bath Design Center, Stratham, has become a corporate sponsor of Portsmouth-based Step Up Parents, which offers financial assistance to relative caregivers who have stepped up to raise children of parents struggling with substance use disorder.

A second HomeSmart Success Realty office has opened in New Hampshire, this one in Manchester. The location, opened by principal broker and franchise owner Munise Ulker, joins Ulker’s original HomeSmart office in Bedford.

CPA firm Melanson has moved from its Nashua headquarters to a new, larger office space at 9 Executive Park Drive in Merrimack. The firm said the move will accommodate continued business growth as well as combine both New Hampshire offices into one space. The Manchester office will be merged into the new Merrimack location in January.

SVN The Masiello Group has completed the sale of 8 Jennifer Drive, a former assisted living facility, in Merrimack. Chris Pascucci of Masiello represented the seller, Claude J. Raymond, who sold the property to by 8 Jennifer Drive LLC. The 10,557-square-foot building sits on over an acre of land. According to the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds, sale price was $875,000.

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