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MVSB supports the Music Hall School Days series

PORTSMOUTH — Meredith Village Savings Bank is supporting the 2022-23 season of the School Days series at Music Hall with a $10,000 sponsorship. This will allow the Music Hall to provide free tickets, transportation and lunches to students, allowing them to attend professional matinees at the Theater. MVSB has sponsored the Music Hall for many years and this year marks its third season supporting the School Days series.

“We look forward to welcoming over 8,000 students from across the Seacoast region for performances at our historic theater for the School Days series,” said Sara Turner, Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager for The Music Hall. . “The generosity of community partners like MVSB allows us to continue to be a leader in arts education and contribute to the renewal of the region’s vitality.

“The MVSB is proud to support The Music Hall in its efforts to provide students with professional-level artistic experiences,” said James Carrigan, MVSB Regional Vice President, Branch and Business Development Manager in Portsmouth. “This program provides access to an educational opportunity that many young people might not otherwise enjoy and we are honored to help make this series more accessible to local children in any way we can.”

Seacoast Employers Invited to Register for Seacoast Region Career Fair 2022

ROCHESTER – The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will host the 2022 Seacoast Area Career Fair, underwritten by Wentworth Douglass Hospital, on Wednesday, October 12, from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center , located at 150 Wakefield St., Rochester.

Whether you are looking for a job or a career change, the Seacoast Area Job Fair will provide a place to learn about various companies across multiple industries and to see what job openings are available in the area. For employers, the Seacoast Area Job Fair offers you the opportunity to meet potential candidates for existing or future job vacancies. Interview areas can be made available if employers wish to interview candidates on the spot.

Sponsors to date include Corporate Sponsors: Asplundh and Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Program Sponsor: Portsmouth Dockyard and Table Sponsor: First Seacoast Bank.

The Greater Rochester Chamber is still inviting employers to register for free table space; for more information, email: [email protected] or call: 603-332-5080.

Participating employers to date include: 110 Grill, Albany Engineered Composites, Asplundh, Breezeline, Community College System of New Hampshire/Apprenticeship NH, COGEBI, Inc., Evviva Trattoria, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Hannaford, Jaeger USA, Inc., Kennebunk Savings Bank, Laars Heating Systems Company, Microvision, Inc., New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP), Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Servpro of the Seacoast, Spaulding Composites, Subcom, Turbocam, UNH Hospitality and Campus Services, United States Postal Service, Walmart, and Wentworth Douglass Hospital.

To register as an employer or job seeker, or view the latest list of participating employers, visit: 603-332-5080 or email: [email protected]

Dennis Cote named one of NHHFA’s top 10 loanees

Dennis Cote, Vice President - Senior Mortgage Officer for Bank of New Hampshire, holding his Top 10 Lenders award.

LACONIA – Dennis Cote, Vice President – Senior Mortgage Officer for Bank of New Hampshire, has been recognized as one of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s Top 10 Lenders. This award was given to the lenders who helped the most homebuyers through New Hampshire housing programs in 2022.

Dennis graduated from NHTI with a degree in Business Administration, with highest honors. He spent six years in the United States Army and is a disabled American veteran. Dennis is active in his community and is a member of the Strafford County Board of Realtors Affiliates where he was voted Affiliate of the Year in 2007 and 2019. He was also past president of the Rochester Kiwanis Club. In his spare time, Dennis and his wife, Betsy, enjoy boating, fishing, working with veterans and vacationing with their family.

“This is the second year in a row that Dennis has been named a top loaner and we are proud to have him on our team. The designation demonstrates his commitment to serving veterans and the local workforce of ‘a way that empowers them to be successful landlords by using all the tools NHHFA has to offer to help support that mission,’ said Evelyn Whelton, SVP – Retail Lending Sales Director, Bank of New Hampshire.

NHHFA mortgages offer special features not typically available through other lending sources, such as down payment assistance, that can make home ownership more affordable. New Hampshire Housing also offers the Homebuyer’s Tax Credit program for first-time home buyers, which allows them to receive a federal tax credit of up to $2,000 per year as long as they are homeowners. their home and continue to pay the mortgage interest. The new Community Heroes Initiative recognizes the commitment of essential workers across the state who are first-time home buyers by offering them a $3,000 closing credit.

LaValley Building Supply honored with the Retail Beacon Award

NEW HAMPSHIRE – LaValley Building Supply, with 12 home centers in Vermont and New Hampshire, was one of four retailers honored as Beacon Award winners at the Beacon Awards Banquet held on Friday 19 August at the JW Marriott in Marco Island, Florida. The Beacon Awards are a leading national industry awards program developed by The Hardware Connection magazine and The Hardware Conference to recognize the “best of the best” independent hardware/home improvement retailers.

The Beacon Awards are sponsored by Epicor Software Corp. and Ettore Products Company, with support from Orgill Inc. wholesalers and other wholesalers.

The Beacon Awards, now in its tenth year, honored Retail Beacon Award winners for each of the two participating wholesalers, as well as two winners for Best New Store. LaValley Building Supply received Orgill’s Retail Beacon award.

“LaValley Building Supply is very worthy of inclusion in the 2022 class of Beacon Honorees,” said Chris Jensen, editor/founder/director of The Hardware Connection, the hardware industry’s leading digital publication. “Over the past 60 years, the company has become a one-stop-shop for all customer construction needs. The LaValley family has built a lasting legacy of achievement with the company.

LaValley Building Supply was founded in 1962 by still active Harold and Gerry LaValley. Their son-in-law Larry Huot has been with the company since 1975 and serves as its president, while the third generation of the family is now involved in the business.

Reflecting on what it means to win the Beacon Award, Larry says, “Each decade is volatile, but the leaders move forward and are unwavering. Winning the Beacon Award gives us a moment to look in the mirror and assess what our continued leadership is all about and what we need to do to maintain our legacy. We focus on what needs to be done next to be trusted by our customers. We are humbled and grateful, along with our employees, to develop lasting relationships while serving our customers and communities near and far. You need to be grateful and bold every day.

LaValley Building Supply and other 2022 Beacon Award winners will be featured in the September/October 2022 issue of The Hardware Connection magazine. For more information on the Beacon Awards, visit

Northeast Delta Dental recognized as Business NH 2022 Best Companies to Work For

CONCORD – For the fifth time in the past seven years, Northeast Delta Dental has been recognized as one of the best companies to work for in NH Competition was fierce, with a record number of companies hoping to position themselves as an employer attractive in a tight labor market. But Northeast Delta Dental prevailed, ranking sixth out of 30. The company was recognized for doing everything possible to create an engaging workplace and for understanding that happy employees are more productive.

“It’s a testament to the incredible colleagues we have, each of us rowing in the same direction,” said President and CEO Tom Raffio. “Key to our success is the high level of expertise we see in every position, with long-time colleagues providing the experience and newer colleagues providing energy and asking insightful questions that make us Many thanks to Business NH Magazine for this prestigious award.

Northeast Delta Dental also received Best Company to Work For awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for two years, from 2020 to 2021, for receiving the award four out of five years. . The company’s story is highlighted in the September issue of Business NH Magazine.