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1. Stephane Lefevbre, left, and Vincent Audet, right, of Codet Corp. accept the Company of the Year award from Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose. The award was presented to the Colebrook company, which is headquartered in Coaticook, Quebec, at the 19th annual meeting of the Division of Economic Development. The award recognizes Codet's expansion and its commitment to New Hampshire.

2. Augustin Noci (left) and Amanda Barney (right) of International Cars, Ltd. present a $10,000 donation to commemorate "Veterans Appreciation Month," this past November to Executive Director John Ratka (middle left) and Veteran's Housing/Programs Manager Jason Gilbert (middle right) of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center. ICL dealerships donated $100 from every vehicle sold to the Center and its programs addressing the needs of veterans and their families throughout the Merrimack Valley.

3. Pennichuck Corporation received the Health Innovator Award from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for conducting free screenings and fitness challenges for the well-being of its employees. The Merrimack-based company works in the collection, storage, treatment and distribution and sale of potable water in southern and central New Hampshire. Standing from left to right: McLean Communications Publisher Sharron McCarthy, Jessica Buckawicki, Dan Wojcik, Victoria Bullard, Pennichuck Corporation CEO John Patenaude and Terri McNeil from Harvard Pilgrim.

4. Christopher K. Hodgdon, senior director for State Government Affairs at Comcast, left, accepts the Company of the Year award presented by Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose. Presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Division of Economic Development, the award recognizes Comcast's expansion in the state this year, in developing a call center in Hudson, which has the capacity for 600 employees.

5. Paul Jenson, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems in Newton, left, accepts the Rookie of the Year award from Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose. Presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Division of Economic Development, the award recognized HALO for its move to New Hampshire last year and its "confidence in the resources New Hampshire has to help it grow."

6. Robert E. Michalski, vice president of operations for Lindt & Sprungli, accepts the Most Valuable Partner award from Commissioner Jeffrey Rose. Presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Division of Economic Development, the commissioner's award recognizes the company for its support of the division and its commitment to New Hampshire.

7. Alex Ray, left, and Rusty McLear, of Granite State Hospitality, accept the Teamwork award from Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose. Ray and McLear were honored at the 19th annual meeting of the Division of Economic Development for their work in the redevelopment of the Hooksett Welcome Centers.

8. The Concord Community Music School received the Riverbend Community Mental Health Center's 2014 Champions for Mental Health award for its work to bring the power of music to those who face restrictions of disability, distance or economic status. From left to right: Riverbend President Peter Evers; Julieann Hartley, CCMS music therapist; Calvin Herst, CCMS director of education and community partnerships; CCMS President Peggy Senter; and Heather Oberheim, CCMS dance movement therapist.

9. Riverbend Community Mental Health Center also presented President and CEO of Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, Don Shumway, the Lifetime Achievement award; Senator Sylvia Larson the Champion for Mental Health award and Donna Raycroft, who led Riverbend's Parent-Child Centers from 1982-2007, the Rainbow Children's award. From left to right: Shumway, CCMS President Peggy Senter, Sen. Larsen and Raycroft.

10. Jon Plodzik, director of dining services at the University of New Hampshire, center, receives the Employer Recognition award from Jim Hinson, left, of the New Hampshire Department of Education--Vocational Rehabilitation, and Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose, right. Presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Division of Economic Development, the award recognizes UNH and its dining services for creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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