1. Members First Credit Union recently donated a van to Granite Pathways that will assist the nonprofit in transporting adolescents 12 to 17 years old receiving substance abuse treatment at its new Youth Treatment Center in Manchester. Pictured here: Monsignor John Quinn, Granite Pathways board member; Mark Lore, Granite Pathways board member; Ashlee Medina, Members First board member; William Rider, Granite Pathways board member; Paul Beaudoin, Members First board chair; Governor Chris Sununu; Lorene Zammuto, executive director of Granite Pathways Youth Treatment Center; Bruce Leighton, Members Fist president and CEO; Richard Plante, Members First board of directors; and David Mara, Members First board of directors.
2. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau recently recognized the Town of Gorham and the Strafford Regional Planning Commission at its annual Drinking Water Source Protection Conference. Pictured here: Lee Carroll, Gorham Water and Sewer Commission and Town Forest Committee; NHDES Commissioner Bob Scott; Mike Waddell, Town of Gorham Selectboard, Conservation Commission and Town Forest Committee; and Mark Shea, Gorham Town Manager.
3. A ribbon cutting was held for the opening of The Friendly Toast's new location at 4 Main Street in Bedford. Pictured here: Heather Avella, director of membership development Greater Manchester Chamber; PJ Maratos, general manager, The Friendly Toast Bedford; Eric Goodwin, co-owner, The Friendly Toast; Staci Pinard, director of operations, The Friendly Toast; Rick Sawyer, town manager, Bedford; and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig.
4. Elliot Perry, a patient at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), helped Dunkin' celebrate Iced Coffee Day along with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The Dunkin' owners of New Hampshire also announced $25,000 contributions to both the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Joy in Childhood Foundation.
5. At center, Kate Baker, executive director of the Scholarship Fund NH, accepts a $25,000 check from Freedom Energy Logistics to help low income families choose schools that best fit their children's educational needs. From Freedom Energy: Howard Plante, Sean Devine, Janice Johnston, Bart Fromuth, Gus Fromuth, Marianne Vetter. Thomas Carter, Alayna LaBaire and Kurt Chapman.
6. Governor Chris Sununu presented Concord Regional VNA Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Challender, with the Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year award at the annual Governor's Conference on Volunteerism.
7. The President's "E" Award was presented to The Provident Bank by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce Office in Washington, D.C. on May 23rd. The award, which recognizes organizations that contribute significantly to the effort of increasing United State exports, was accepted by The Provident Bank's CEO, Dave Mansfield; President and CLO, Chuck Withee: and SVP, International Finance Officer, Leanne Spees.
8. Attorneys Maureen Raiche Manning and Anna Goulet Zimmerman from the law firm of Manning and Zimmerman received the SHERO award from the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association for serving as role models and making a difference for other women in the practice of law.