, Derry, New Hampshire

September 6, 2012


Derry News

---- — Sullivan Tire donates $20K to Jimmy Fund

Sullivan Tire presented a $20,000 check to the 11th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Aug. 22. The donation was part of the “Every Hit Helps” summer promotion.

The “Every Hit Helps the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon” summer promotion began on July 16 and ran until Aug. 10. During that time, Sullivan Tire agreed to donate $500 to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon for every hit Dustin Pedroia got, and increased that amount to $1,000 for each home run hit by Pedroia. By the end of that time frame, Pedroia had 26 hits, 3 of which were home runs.

This led to a total of $14,500, but Sullivan Tire decided to round up so the final donation was $20,000.

“We are thrilled to have been able to donate to this incredible charity,” said Paul Sullivan, vice president of marketing for Sullivan Tire & Auto Service. “Nothing pleases us more than to give back to the community through an organization that helps such a worthwhile cause.”

The 11th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Aug. 21 and 22 raised more than $3.3 million to support adult and pediatric care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Contributions came in from all 50 states and around the world to help in the fight against cancer. The event has raised more than $31 million since its inception in 2002.

Sullivan Tire is a locally owned, family business started by Robert J. Sullivan in 1955. For more information about Sullivan Tire or to find a location, visit

Grant to help construction industry

CONCORD — The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire was recently awarded a grant from the New Hampshire Job Training Fund to expand its education programs to construction and real estate companies.

The grant will be used to assist building and real estate development companies to send their employees to training and professional designation classes that will assist them in succeeding in today’s challenging economic climate. The classes are part of the year-round program offered by the Construction Institute of New Hampshire, the education arm of the HBRANH.

“We are very pleased that our association will be able to expand its leading edge educational offerings to the industry in New Hampshire,” association president Bruce Sullivan said. “During the past several years, we have noted that the companies who have remained active and, in some cases, grown during these difficult times are the ones that have continued to expand their knowledge base on all aspects of the industry. Areas of study that have helped companies, and their employees, grow and prosper include green building science, marketing, customer service, lean construction techniques, construction supervision, hiring, and home modifications for the aging-in-place to name just a few.” Companies can take advantage of this grant during the sixth annual Construction Education Conference & Trade Show Oct. 2-4 at SERESC Conference Center in Bedford. Eligible companies will be able to request reimbursement of 50 percent of their fees. ”The Job Training Fund has proven to be one of the most effective programs we have in state government and is working to help our companies succeed and grow,” Gov. John Lynch said. “Our skilled and educated workforce is a critical component of the successful strategy that has made New Hampshire a national economic leader.”

Woman honored

at Mount Sinai@headBriefs:

DERRY — Derry native Jamie Ruhmshottel, a registered nurse on the Medical-Surgical Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, recently was recognized for her service.

Ruhmshottel received the Mount Sinai Service Award for her “outstanding Commitment to her patients, her colleagues and to the hospital.”

She is one of a few people to receive an Excellence Award.

Ruhmshottel was commended for being an excellent charge nurse, nursing preceptor, and an excellent liaison between nurses, doctors, social workers, physical therapists, dietitians and management.