Tech Tidbits From Around NH

New chief customer officer at Kemberton … and more
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Charles Sullivan, left, and Karl Griswold, both engineering professors at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering, have been named to the National Academy of Inventors’ 2021 class of senior members. Sullivan, who also serves as director of the Power Management Integration Center, has published more than 200 technical papers in magnetics, power electronics, electric machine modeling and control and energy efficiency. Griswold’s research has resulted in the development of innovative high throughput screens for evolutionary protein engineering, new strategies for protein deimmunization, enhanced protein expression systems and antibacterial agents to treat drug-resistant infections.

UScellular says it made a $9.4 million investment in its New Hampshire network in 2020, including nearly $4.9 million in 5G upgrades. Additionally, the company says it continues to build out its 5G device portfolio and invested $85,000 to redesign and upgrade its Keene retail store in 2020 to create a better shopping experience and showcase the variety of smartphones, tablets, hotspots and wireless tech accessories available for customers.

The New Hampshire Business Finance Authority has announced a $1 million increase in small business loans available via the Strafford Economic Development Corp. The BFA and SEDC have previously provided $3.5 million to businesses in the region. “Additional capital is needed for small businesses across the state, now more than ever because of the pandemic. This will enable SEDC to provide critically important financing during a time when businesses need that support,” said James Key-Wallace, executive director of the Business Finance Authority. For more information, visit

Rainie Kleckner has joined Portsmouth-based Kemberton, a provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management services to hospitals, as chief customer officer. Kleckner previously was vice president of sales at GeBBS Healthcare Solutions and before that worked for 23 years with Conifer Health Solutions and its predecessor entities of ARS, Perot Systems and Dell RCM.

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