DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

June 13, 2012

business Briefs


Ride-Away wins award from MDA

LONDONDERRY — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's sixth annual ALS Evening of Hope took place recently at the UMass Medical School. There was a cocktail reception, silent auction, gourmet food and award presentations.

Ride-Away Corp received the Morton H. Sigel Memorial Award for being supportive of and dedicated to the life of individuals with ALS, as well as MDA's fight against ALS and other neuromuscular diseases.

To date, MDA has earmarked hundreds of millions of dollars to ALS research, services and information programs. Since 2007, MDA and Augie's Quest has funded over 26.5 million dollars for ALS research in Massachusetts. Proceeds from the event will help to fund MDA's ALS research program and clinical services at UMass Memorial Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.

McCaul honored for most sales in May

LONDONDERRY -The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry announced that Chester resident Charlotte McCaul, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry, has achieved the Sales Associate of the Month award.

McCaul received the honor for achieving the highest number of sales for the month of May.

"I am pleased to recognize Charlotte's achievements over the last month. She is committed to her clients' best interests and continuously works to ensure that their goals are met," said Debbie Ball, sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry. "I am proud to have Charlotte on the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage team."

McCaul can be reached at 434-1000.

Coldwell Banker associate completes training

LONDONDERRY — Sandy Mannarini, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry, has earned the Accredited Real Estate Professional designation by successfully completing the comprehensive SuccessBuilder training program, designed and conducted by the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Career and Educational Development department.

SuccessBuilder is a three-month intensive training program, which involves in-classroom skill development, online learning sessions, and industry specific field assignments. Designees must also meet specific production requirements, including the closing of three real estate transactions.

Mannarini learned how to best assist both buyer and seller clients in making sound business decisions, sharing industry best practices and current market trends, and the use of cutting edge tools to market homes.

She has also demonstrated expertise in the use of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's transaction management system, HomeBaseSM, which allows clients to virtually access critical tasks and documents associated with their real estate transaction.

"Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is committed to providing our sales associates with the opportunity to build their skills across all facets of the business. The SuccessBuilder program achieves this by providing sales associates with comprehensive, hands-on training experiences," said Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England. "By earning the Accredited Real Estate Professional designation, Sandy is equipped to provide the very best service to her clients."

Mannarini can be reached at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry at 434-1000.

Community House Calls receives BBB award

CHESTER — Healthy Homes Today - A Division of Community House Calls, was presented with the 2012 N.H. Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Market Place Ethics in the Small Business Category.

This award recognizes the ethical standards of behavior toward customers, employees, suppliers and communities in which they do business. Honesty in advertising and training programs promoting ethical work habits were also considered.

Community House Calls, which helps seniors and adults with disabilities maximize independence at home, has engaged in helping clients with hoarding issues since its inception in 2002.

CEO and president Ray Mailloux created Healthy Homes Today nearly three years ago and appointed Cynthia McGahan as program director.

This separate division offers help and support to those of any age with hoarding, cluttering and organizing challenges. They help return a home to a safe and comfortable environment, while being compassionate and understanding of the individuals and the issues involved.

Mailloux recently returned from the 14th Annual International Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering in San Francisco, where he presented "A Gathering Storm - Dealing With Hoarding."

The service area of both companies includes the greater seacoast, Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Salem and Derry. Call 888-887-0688, email info@communityhousecalls.com or visit communityhousecalls.com.

Pinkerton graduate signs on with Conservation Corps

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Jackie Stratton of Derry to serve as an environmental educator and AmeriCorps volunteer at the Medomak Valley Land Trust and Georges River Land Trust.

The MCC places AmeriCorps volunteers throughout Maine to complete conservation and environmental education projects.

Stratton is the daughter of David and Sandra Stratton of Derry. She is a 2007 graduate of Pinkerton Academy and a 2011 graduate of Colorado State University, where she studied natural resource management and watershed science.

NORWICH, N.Y. AND MANCHESTER, N.H. (June 11, 2012) - NBT Bank, N.A. and Hampshire First Bank announced today the successful completion of their merger at the close of business on Friday, June 8, 2012. Hampshire First Bank is now a division of NBT Bank, an independent community bank based in upstate New York. The five banking centers operated by Hampshire First Bank in Manchester, Londonderry, Nashua, Keene and Portsmouth will continue to do business under the Hampshire First name.

Hampshire First's founding President and CEO James Dunphy, who remains with the bank in the role of New Hampshire regional president, said that he is excited by the possibilities joining forces with NBT Bank creates. "NBT Bank is a community bank first and foremost. Through our partnership with NBT, our team of local banking professionals will continue to apply our local knowledge and decision-making skills to serve the needs of our customers and communities in southern New Hampshire. We have also gained access to the resources of a larger organization, giving us the ability to provide expanded services to our customers."

NBT Bank President and CEO Martin Dietrich echoed that sentiment saying, "We are excited to welcome Jim Dunphy and Hampshire First to the NBT Bank family. Over the years we have extended our unique brand of community banking into new areas through acquisition and organic growth. This is the first time we have had the opportunity to welcome a bank's founding CEO into our ranks following a merger. We look forward to working with Jim and his team in southern New Hampshire."

NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 137 banking locations in five states. NBT Bank operates from 97 locations in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT's Pennstar Bank division operates from 35 locations in northeastern Pennsylvania, and its Hampshire First Bank division operates from five

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locations in southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $5.8 billion as of March 31, 2012, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the internet at www.nbtbank.com and www.nbtbancorp.com.

Hampshire First Bank was organized in 2006 as a state-chartered bank and opened its first location in Nashua, N.H. in November of that year. Today, Hampshire First Bank is a division of NBT Bank and operates five banking centers, including locations in Nashua, Manchester, Keene, Londonderry and Portsmouth. More information about Hampshire First can be found on the Internet at www.hampshirefirst.com.