Financial Services

Charter Trust Company has announced the promotion of Christine L. Donovan to senior vice president of operations. Donovan, who has been with the company since 1997, previously served as vice president of operations.

Joseph Pace has joined the Business Banking Group at Citizens Bank. Also joining Citizens is G. Michael Anderson as a member of the Community Banking Group based in Manchester. Promoted at Citizens is Stephanie D. Andruss, named the new manager of the McGregor Street branch in Manchester.

William D. Young, vice president of commercial banking at Federal Savings Bank, Dover, has graduated from the National School
of Banking of America’s Community Bankers.

Janet Brewer has joined Ocean National Bank as vice president, commercial lending, serving the Keene and Peterborough areas from the bank’s Peterborough office.

A. D. Davis Insurance Agency, North Conway, the New Hampshire affiliate of Banknorth Insurance Group, has changed its name to Banknorth Insurance Agency. The firm also will move its North Conway office from 3277 Main St. to a new location in town.


Wrenn Associates, Merrimack, was recently recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. with a national Gold-Level Safety Training and Evaluation Process – or STEP — award for achievement and ongoing efforts in the development of a 2004 quality safety program. Wrenn has been recognized by ABC for its safety record for the past five years.

Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, has been awarded a contract to build a new Citizens Bank branch office in Hudson. The 500-square-foot branch bank will be located on Wason Road in the Stop & Shop supermarket, which is scheduled to open this fall. It will feature Citizens’ “New In-branch Citizens Experience” (NICE) design, which includes decorative casework, specialty masonry products, bright colors and varied finishes.

Darlene Lynch has joined ERA The Masiello Group/Wiita Family Realty, Concord, as a residential sales associate.

Ryan Wilcox has joined Pella Windows & Doors as a replacement specialist for York County in Maine. Somersworth-based Bonair Enterprises is the Pella Windows & Doors distributor for New Hampshire and Maine.

The sale of a 5.6-acre commercial site on Route 106 and Bishop Road in Belmont to dentists Manisha Patel and Jay Patel of Mill Plaza Dental Associates, Laconia, has been announced by Greg Kirsch of Astoria Properties LLC. Opechee Construction Corp. will complete the design, permitting and construction of a 5,060-square-foot dental office on the site.

Four staff members of Doucet Survey Inc. have been awarded Land Surveyor in Training certification by the New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure & Certification. They are Scott Boudreau, Christopher Campbell, Matthew Fagginger-Auer and Oliver Sheridan.

J. Lawrence Hall Co., Nashua, recently began HVAC work at the Upton & Hatfield law offices in Concord. The work consists of conditioning a 4,500-square-foot addition as well as the existing three-story historic building. The firm, which will be working with Cobb Hill Construction on the project, also was recently awarded the HVAC portion of a remodeling project for the Children’s Learning Center in Rochester.


The New Hampshire Writers’ Project recently elected five new members to its board of trustees: Susan Schoenfeld; Hope Jordan; Kurt Aldag; Phyllis Bennett; and David Snyder.

The Girl Scouts of Swift Water Council has elected Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards as its new president. Joining Edwards on Swift Water’s board are: Lisa Balch, Aircraft Dispatching Services; Elizabeth Bugden, Rhode Island Department of Education/Kids First; Joseph Drake, PlusTime NH; Pamela Lindberg, N.H. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Legal Services; Marilyn Newell, McIntosh College; Karen Pollard, Rochester economic development manager; and Kelly Woods, Daniel Webster College’s Career Resources Office.

Junior Achievement of New Hampshire Inc. is selling tickets for its fourth annual “Golf in Ireland Raffle,” a fund-raising event that benefits the organization’s K-12 business and economic programs. Top prize is a seven-day/six-night golf vacation or sightseeing trip for four to Ireland. The drawing will take place Sept. 14 at the award reception at Junior Achievement’s seventh annual Golf Invitational at Wentworth By The Sea Country Club in Rye. For information, call Jen Fritsche or Kim Coronis at 626-1918.

Advertising and Marketing

Vital & Ryze Advertising, Manchester, has been hired to revitalize Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s obstetrics, gynecology and nurse-midwifery prenatal information kits. The kits will be given to all expectant mothers who participate in the medical center’s OB/GYN program.

High Point Communications Group has hired Christopher Merrow as a communications specialist. Also joining the Bow-based
firm is Katie Judd of Franklin as administrative assistant.

The Inn at Spruce Wood, a luxury senior living community in Durham, has chosen Arnold Communications, a full-service marketing communications and public relations firm, to handle its marketing effort.

Lodging and Dining

Peter Anastos, of Yarmouth, Maine, has purchased The Inn of Hampton in Hampton, N.H. Maine Course, a Freeport-based company, will lease and operate the business from Anastos. The property consists of 71 rooms and suites, a restaurant and a conference facility for up to 300.

Business Organizations

The New Hampshire chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants was recently awarded the eighth-place banner as one of the fastest-growing chapters in the Stevenson Division of the IMA. The division includes all chapters with membership greater than 125.

Edward R. (Ted) Leach has been named the new executive director of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. Leach is the former publisher of the Monadnock Ledger and was founder and director of the New England Marionette Opera in Peterborough, which was destroyed by fire in 1999. A state representative, he decided this year against running for another term in the New Hampshire House.


Elayne’s Garden Bath & Body, offering a selection of natural botanical skin care items such as sea salt body polishes, sugar scrubs, lotions, balms and soaps, has opened in the White Dove Gift Shoppes on Route 102 in Londonderry. Formerly The Gray Goose, the White Dove houses a collaborative of themed gift shops and artisans.

Health Care

Jennifer Pouliot of Dover has been named community relations director at The Inn at Spruce Wood, a luxury senior living community offering independent and assisted independent living, respite care and an Alzheimer’s/memory care program in Durham.

The Center for Life Management, a non-profit community mental health agency serving the greater Derry, Salem and Plaistow region, has been awarded a $24,800 grant by the Endowment for Health. The grant will be used to plan, research and develop a model for integration of mental health care with primary health care services.

Thomas M. Harte of Chester, formerly vice chairman, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees at Parkland Hospital, Derry. William Tombari, M.D., of Derry will serve as the new vice chairman. Dennis G. Rork, M.D., has joined the board as a new member.

Business Services

Quick Sign of the Seacoast, Newington, has changed its name to Portsmouth Sign Company. Principal Diana Getman said the new name better reflects the broad range of products and services the company provides. For more information, call 436-0047.

Airgas Inc. recently presented its annual Scott Melman Award to Roger A. Robidas, special projects manager for Airgas East, based in Salem. He was praised for his long-term service to Airgas.

Two employees of Pinard Waste Systems, Manchester, have completed the Solid Waste Facility Operator Training and Certification Program. Tony Belanger of Bow, director of operations, and Bob Silva of Manchester, senior account representative, each received Solid Waste Manager/Operator Level IV, the highest level of solid waste certification available in New Hampshire.


Pragmatech Software Inc., Nashua, a provider of sales productivity and proposal automation applications, has released of its e-Proposals Server Version 6, which it says features greater scalability, reliability, redundancy and maintainability of the solution for enterprise customers.

ActiveEdge, Nashua, has been selected by the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center to redesign the organization’s Web site.

HiSoftware Company, Concord, has been awarded an agency-wide licensing agreement by the Internal Revenue Service for implementation of the firm’s Section 508 and content quality compliance software, AccVerify/AccRepair. Through the
agreement, HiSoftware’s solutions will be used to evaluate, remediate and monitor IRS Web sites and Web-based applications for conformance to Section 508 accessibility standards and organizational content quality standards.

Profit Framework LLC, a Manchester-based software company, has introduced innovative online stores which enable companies to manage their product catalogs from a spreadsheet instead of a Web interface. Profit Framework’s on-line stores have a comprehensive set of features such as “Email this Product to a Friend,” “View Bestsellers,” “Bonus Points,” “Retail/Wholesale Pricing” and “Discounts,” among others. For more information, call 888-644-5667 or visit


The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative has founded a local chapter of Dollars for Scholars to manage the company’s growing scholarship program. Over the past two years, NHEC has awarded nearly $10,000 in tuition aid to college-bound students and post-secondary school students in the co-op’s service territory. Membership in the national Dollars for Scholars network will help NHEC maximize its available funds by developing a process for smooth and permanent operations of the scholarship program, officials said.

The Community Organization for Rochester Enhancement has won a $5,000 economic development grant from Public Service of New Hampshire. The grant will be used to support the mission of CORE to implement the city of Rochester’s downtown master plan.


Seacoast Harley-Davidson of North Hampton has hired Frank Maxwell as its new service manager.

The Law

Attorney Steven M. Burke of the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton has been elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an organization of some 700 U.S. tax attorneys.

Marty Van Oot, a shareholder and director at Orr & Reno, Concord, is now listed with the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals, Commercial and Employment Panels, Boston regional office. The association provides alternative dispute resolution users with arbitrators and mediators.


Sean Ryan has been promoted to dean of admissions and financial assistance at Daniel Webster College, Nashua.


Dufresne-Henry has been chosen as electrical engineering design consultant for another three years by Manchester Airport. The firm has provided aviation electrical design services to the airport since 1996.


Favorite Foods of Somersworth recently received its second Diamond Award in two years from the International Foodservice Distributors Association. The award was presented to Favorite Foods for excellence in media advertising.


Lavallee/Brensinger Architects, Manchester, has been selected to design the addition and renovations to the Hollis-Brookline Cooperative Middle School in Hollis. The project will provide approximately 32,000 square feet of new addition and various renovations to the existing 58,000-square-foot building. Construction is expected to be completed for the fall of 2005.

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