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June 30, 2012

business Briefs

Hampshire First Bank is now NBT Bank

MANCHESTER — NBT Bank and Hampshire First Bank have merged.

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 offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 137 banking locations in five states.

Visit hampshirefirst.com.

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.

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