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The Home Beautiful now employee-owned, Jewett breaks ground on PromoCentric project … and more
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Representatives of Meridian Construction, Oak Point Associates and Altus Engineering join with officials of St. Patrick Academy in Portsmouth to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of a 17,000-square-foot multipurpose facility at the 150-year-old school. Built by Meridian and designed by Oak Point, St. Sebastian Hall features classrooms, locker rooms, arts areas and a multisport facility for basketball, volleyball, futsal and tennis.

The University of New Hampshire and the Manchester-based Tree Care Industry Association have received grants totaling more than $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to educate workers and employers on workplace safety and health. UNH was awarded nearly $178,000 to provide the training to small business employers and employment support staff. The target audience includes illiterate and low literacy workers, along with young, disabled or other hard-to-reach workers. The Tree Care Industry Association getting more than $132,000 to focus on training for employers and workers in the residential tree care, landscape and horticultural services industries.

Jewett Construction recent held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the PromoCentric facility in Newmarket. Two additions are being added to PromoCentric’s existing space to allow for continued growth the firm as leasable space for industrial and manufacturing tenants. The two additions, which total over 23,000 square feet, feature a 28-foot clear height and new loading dock areas.

JSA Design, an architecture, planning and interior design firm in Portsmouth, recently completed work Sunrise of Newton, a new 101,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care community in Newton, Mass. The four-story building features 85 suites serving 108 residents. Amenities include a bistro, underground parking, an outdoor park and numerous common areas that support nutrition, wellness and programming.

Bank of New Hampshire recentluy purchased $20,000 in New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority tax credits to support redevelopment of the Gale School at 60 Concord St. in Belmont Village. The project will transform the historic schoolhouse into a community facility that will include a new early learning center operated by the Boys & Girls Club. Lakes Region Community Developers is the developer of the project.

Sharon Monahan has joined TFMoran Inc. as a wetland scientist and deptic designer in the firm’s Bedford office. She is a certified wetland scientist and septic subsurface designer with 20 years of experience. Also, Marinus “Mo” Vander Pol III of TFMoran’s Seacoast Division recently earned his land surveyor license from the state of New Hampshire. Vander Pol joined TFMoran as a survey technician in 2017 and has been promoted to professional land surveyor.

Tom Drouin of Roche Realty Group, Meredith, represented both the seller and the buyer in the sale of the former Dexter Shoe retail complex in Weirs Beach. The seller was Leisure Time Rentals LLC and the buyer was 1084 Union Ave LLC. The building includes 25,000 square feet on two levels. The buyer has plans to upgrade the property throughout, Drouin said.

The Home Beautiful, a home decorating center serving homeowners, builders, designers and architects in the Lakes Region for more than 40 years, has transitioned to employee ownership, Bruce Hamel,owner of the business for the last 35 years, has announced.

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