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June 6, 2012

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Derry dentist honored for service

The New Hampshire Dental Society paid tribute to five of the state's top dentists at its annual meeting on May 18 in Meredith. The awards recognize their leadership, commitment to innovation and service to children, low-income and mentally ill populations.

Dr. John P. Ahern of Derry was awarded the Charles Lambrukos Award by the N.H. Dental Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the NH Dental Society, for his dedication to the improvement of oral health of children in the Derry area.

For more than 20 years, Ahern has been instrumental in the success of the Derry school dental program.

Other award winners were: Dr. A.J. Homicz of New Castle, the MacRury Award; Dr. Bryant Denk of Hanover, the President's Award; Dr. Thomas Timmons of Concord, the Community Service Award; and Dr. Dave Pak of Rochester and Gilford, the Component President's Award.

Kassas completes training program

Kristen Kassas, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry, has successfully completed SkillBuilder, a critical component of the comprehensive SuccessBuilder training program which is designed and conducted by the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Career and Educational Development department.

SkillBuilder involves 11 days of classroom-based sales training and skill development. As part of the course work, Kassas received specialized training in several areas, including real estate market trends, techniques for marketing properties and managing the real estate transaction using innovative technology tools, negotiating strategies, buyer consultation, positioning and marketing strategy for seller clients and other topics and techniques important in the successful practice of real estate in today's digital world.

"Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recognizes the importance of providing its sales associates with opportunities to further develop their skills and expand their business," said Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England. "By completing SkillBuilder, Kristen is more fully prepared to succeed in today's challenging real estate environment."

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