People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH

MVSB to expand into Rochester … and more
Crdc Moonlight Meadery

Joe Bator, left, executive vice president of Primary Bank, is shown with the owners of Moonlight Meadery, Berniece Van der Berg and Michael Fairbrother, along with Shilpi Mehrotra, second from right, commercial loan officer with Primary Bank, and Jennifer Boulanger, assistant vice president of Capital Regional Development Council, at Moonlight Meadery’s new home, a 100-acre farm in Pittsfield. The loan package used to acquire and redevelop the property includes CRDC gap financing from its Direct Loan Program in concert with a conventional loan provided by Primary Bank.

Meredith Village Savings Bank will be opening a new branch location at 21 Farmington Rd. in Rochester in early summer 2022, the bank has announced. The land purchase was finalized in late September and construction is slated to begin soon. The new building has been designed by Warrenstreet Architects Inc., Concord, and construction will be managed by Conneston Construction Inc., Laconia. MVSB has locations throughout the Lakes Region and opened its Portsmouth branch in 2017 to expand its footprint to the Seacoast region. CEO  Rick Wyman said the new location will help bridge a geographic gap between MVSB’s two nearest locations in Alton and Portsmouth. A MVSB business banking relationship specialist, Jolene Whitehead, will manage the new location as branch and business development manager.

The American Land Title Association’s Good Deeds Foundation has awarded $6,000 to NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire in Manchester. First American Title Insurance Company in Concord nominated the organization for the funding because of the organization’s efforts to provide access to quality housing services and revitalize neighborhoods.

Jason Cook has joined TFMoran Inc. as a civil project engineer in the firm’s Portsmouth office. Cook, an engineer in training, received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., and is currently enrolled in the school’s master of civil engineering program.

Jewett Construction has promoted director of marketing Kat Howland to vice president of employer brand and talent. In her new role, Howland, who started at Jewett Construction in October 2018, will  oversee companywide recruitment and retention initiatives, non-profit/community-facing involvement, companywide communication, strategic marketing, among other responsibilities.

Coos Economic Development Corp. has launched its new website at CEDC said the upgraded site features a more user-friendly “Business Resources” page, which outlines the grants and loans available from CEDC and how to apply for them. It also keeps visitors up to date on news and information for Coos County small business owners.

Miracle Farms, a lawn and landscape design, build and maintenance company in Moultonborough, has purchased $30,000 in New Hampshire business tax credits to support redevelopment of the Gale School  in Belmont into a community facility that will include on the second floor a new program center for Lakes Region Community Services. Lakes Region Community Developers is the developer of the project.

Tiffany Tononi has been named as the new executive director of PLAN NH. Most recently, Tononi worked as foundation and grant coordinator for the Otto Schoitz Foundation, which supports the health and wellbeing of the local community through grantmaking. Before that, she was neighborhood engagement manager for the city of Plano, Texas.

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