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Zarta Gier to head GZA’s Bedford office … and more
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Deborah M. Zarta Gier

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. has named certified natural resources professional Deborah M. Zarta Gier to lead its Bedford operations. Gier has 28 years of experience in natural resources management and planning, focusing on site assessments, stormwater management, environmental remediation, regulatory implementation and compliance, and construction compliance monitoring. She also leads GZA’s companywide natural resources and siting and permitting services, and serves on the firm’s board of Directors.

James Prieto, director of real estate at Granite Commercial Real Estate in Nashua, recently represented Venair Inc. in the purchase of a 16,040-square-foot industrial building at 4 Center St. in Merrimack. It will be the first New Hampshire location for Venair, a manufacturer of flexible silicone hoses and related products.

Franklin Savings Bank is partnering with Revision Energy to upgrade five of its locations to solar energy in an effort to lessen its reliance on fossil fuels, the bank said. Solar panels will be installed beginning this month at its Goffstown office followed by Merrimack, Bristol, Gilford and its administrative services center in Franklin. The solar panels should deliver 184.84 kilowatts of power.

Hundred Nights Inc.’s homeless shelter and housing resource center in Keene has received approval from the Keene Planning Board to to start building a new facility early next year, ending its long search for a larger home. Hundred Nights wants to build a new 48-bed shelter and resource center at 122-124 Water St., formerly Tom’s Auto Service, which would include private rooms for families and offer public restrooms and showers.

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