Members In The News | January 2017
Optima Bank Announces Strong Third Quarter, New Branch
Optima Bank & Trust, the only locally-owned commercial bank headquartered in the New Hampshire seacoast has opened doors to it’s newest location in downtown Portsmouth. Optima Chairman & CEO, Daniel Morrison cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the official opening of the 143 Daniel Street location. The new branch is located on the street level of 143 Daniel Street across from the Memorial Bridge. Steve Wilson of Hampshire Development Corporation developed the building and local firm, CJ Architects oversaw the design.
Vigil Honors the Area’s Fallen Homeless Population
People gathered for a candlelight vigil in Market Square Wednesday night, to honor and remember nine people who had passed away this year and who had, at least for some time, been homeless, including one child. Homeless Memorial Day vigils across the nation were held Wednesday night, the night of the winter solstice, as part of a national remembrance. In a proclamation read from Governor Maggie Hassan, Sandy Beaudry, program director for Cross Roads House, noted that this is the 27th year the vigils have been held nationwide.
CPManagement, Inc. Digs Deep for the Dogs and the Cats of the Seacoast
CPManagement, Inc. recently supported the “Believe You Can Make a Difference” holiday drive by donating baskets and shopping carts full of animal treats, canned cat & dog food, as well as fluffy blankets to the NHSPCA of Stratham, servicing the many Seacoast communities throughout New Hampshire. “Each year CPManagement staff submit votes to sponsor a charitable cause where cash is typically collected; however this year by unanimous support the choice was to support the New Hampshire Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (NHSPCA) with physical donations,” stated Stephanie Slabon and Mary Crowley, co-sponsors of the 201 Holiday Committee for CPManagement.
Grace Limousine Donates $3,000 to New Horizons of New Hampshire
The Livery Management Consultants (LMC) Group participated in its annual #GivingTuesday tradition on November 29 by raising money for New Horizons for NH, a New Hampshire organization that operates an adult homeless shelter, soup kitchen, food pantry and Angie’s Shelter for Women. #GivingTuesday is a grassroots movement held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that encourages businesses and organizations to help others through the gift of time, donations, goods, or raising awareness. “As a local, family-owned business for more than 25 years, Grace Limousine has come to greatly appreciate the work of organizations like New Horizons for New Hampshire,” Grace Limousine’s President, Michael Campbell, commented. “They are vital to our community, and it is our pleasure to stand with them and share in the work they do.”
The Provident Bank Announces New Partnership with Federal, State Organizations to Promote Export Expansion across New England
The Provident Bank announced today at the Massachusetts Export Expo that it will be partnering with the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Granite State District Export Council, and various state partners like the Massachusetts Export Center on the New England Export Expansion Fund. The partnership allows The Provident to provide funding to help offset costs of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service Programs. These programs help U.S. companies explore international trade opportunities by providing trade counseling, business matchmaking services and market intelligence in over 75 markets worldwide.
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