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1: New Hampshire Electric Co-op president Red Anderson, left, and his daughter, Chrissy Anderson, right, congratulate Naomi Bolton, the first recipient of the Kathy Anderson Scholarship. Named in honor of his late wife ,the scholarship was created to help a deserving New Hampshire woman seeing to better herself through education. Bolton, who is the town administrator of Weare, will put the $2,500 scholarship toward her studies at Granite State College in Concord, where she is majoring in business administration and finance.

2: Gwen Cassidy, right staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayutte, and Fidelity Investments volunteers Chao Wang, left, and Leslie Gouthro, center, paint a Dr. Seuss-themed mural at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua as part of a day of service in which about 175 Fidelity employees refreshed the school for the upcoming school year. (Photo by Jody LaFerriere)

3: Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene has presented its 2011 Annual Chairman's Awards, which recognize teams in the hospital that work together to improve its quality of health services. Award recipients included the Centering Pregnancy team, whose model of prenatal care includes health care assessment, education and support facilitated by a credentialed health care provider in a group setting. Centering Pregnancy team members are, from left, Jessica Densmore, Rebecca Pratt, Felicia Robinson, Linda Hakala and Amanda Houle.

4: David P. Currier, a 1972 graduate of New England College, has made a major gift to the school to support creation of the Currier Alumni Center, which will serve as an alumni gathering spot as well as an office and conference space, Standing in front of the center are Dr. James C. Garvey, the college's vice president for strategic priorities and advancement; Currier; and Dr. Michele Perkins, college president.

5: On July 19, employees from the New Hampshire Insurance Department visited the Littleton Chamber of Commerce offices to assist North Country residents with their insurance questions and problems. Taking part in the pilot outreach program was Pauline Lamy, left, an insurance claims representative for the department; Executive Councilor Raymond Burton; and Kathleen Belanger, consumer services director for the department.

6: Along with several community partners, Memorial Hospital in North Conway hosted the 8th annual Health Camp, a weeklong summer camp introducing area seventh and eighth graders to a variety of health care career opportunities. Throughout the week, students met health workers on the front lines, completed rotations throughout the hospital, learned resuscitation on mannequins, practiced laparoscopic surgery and much more.

7: The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, awarded U.S., Cellular in Bedford its Above and Beyond award, which recognizes companies with prances that support employees' participation in the National Guard and Reserve. With the award are, from left Mike Rice, NH ESGR employer outreach director; Dave Follansbee, committee member, NH ESGR; U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Troy Johnson, U.S. Cellular associate; U.S. Coast Guard Reserve CPO Paul Citak, U.S. Cellular associate; Darren Colvin, U.S. Cellular east region director of network operations; Art Andrew, chairman, NH ESGR; and Dave Quinn, public affairs director, NH EGSR.

8: Through its community outreach program, Centrix Bank granted the town of Bedford $5,000 early last year, which helped to fond two newly erected welcome signs at two highly visible locations in town. Pictured with the sign on Rt. 101 are Cathy Champagne, president of Jutras Signs; Joseph B. Reilly, Centrix president; and Russell Marcoux, Bedford town manager.

9: Employees from Artisan Electrical Contractors Inc. of Dover and their families enjoyed a hut night at the ballpark for ABC NH/VT's 12th annual "Family Night at the Fisher Cats" event on July 21.
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Publication:New Hampshire Business Review
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Date:Aug 12, 2011
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