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Governor supports women-in-construction program, honors for Masiello … and more

Gov. Maggie Hassan will be attending an information session on Monday, March 24, about Building Pathways, a pre-apprenticeship program designed to bring more women into the world of construction.

Sponsored by the New Hampshire building trades unions, the event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett.


Keene-based Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group, one of the largest real estate companies in New England, received three awards at the recent Cartus Broker Network International Conference, held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in February.

The firm was honored with a USAA MoversAdvantage Eagle Award for outstanding customer service and a Five Star Circle of Excellence Award for superior network performance in 2013.

The firm Masiello was also one of 16 companies to earn a Cartus Gold Award, which is presented in recognition of performance excellence in a number of areas, including customer service, cost management and effective analysis and marketing of homes.


The H.L. Turner Group Inc., a Concord-based architectural and engineering firm, recently promoted several senior staff members.

Heidi J. Nadeau, chief financial officer, is now the company’s executive vice president and William D. Hickey, director of architectural and engineering services, is a new senior vice president.

The firm’s chief structural engineer, Paul M. Becht, and chief mechanical engineer, Steven M. Caulfield, have been promoted to vice president.

James P. Doherty, director of sustainability and architectural design, and John R. Lavigne Jr., director of hydropower and water resources, are now senior associates.


The National Advocacy Forum, a panel of Washington, D.C.-based lobbyists and advocates for the residential lending industry, will be held Wednesday, March 26, at the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s offices at 32 Constitution Drive, Bedford.

Organized by the Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association of New Hampshire Legislative Committee, members of the panel will include: Ken Markison, vice president and regulatory counsel for the Mortgage Bankers Association; Rick Bettencourt, vice chair of the government affairs committee for the National Association of Mortgage Brokers; Dana Bain, board member of the National Association of Independent Housing Professionals; and Matt Tully, government and industry relations for Essent Guaranty.

The event will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $35 MBBA-NH members, $45 for others.

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PNJK LLC has purchased the medical/professional office building at 55 High St. in Hampton for $2.6 million.

Tenants of the building include Edward D. Jones, Pediatric Associates, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Appledore Medical Group, Gastroenterology P.A. and Clipper Cardiovascular.

Kent White of CBRE|Portsmouth represented the sellers in the transaction and Brenda Litchfield of Concord Commercial Real Estate represented the buyers.

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