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COMING FULL CIRCLE: RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT IN LEBANON, N.H., BACK IN HANDS OF ORIGINAL OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT TEAM OF NORWICH PARTNERS AND TRUE NORTH HOTEL GROUP
Overland Park, Kan. – Aug. 25, 2015 – The 114-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Hanover/Lebanon, N.H., has been re-acquired by an affiliate of Norwich Partners, effective August 14, 2015. True North Hotel Group will once again manage the hotel for Norwich Partners, which owned the hotel from September 2003 through 2006.
The property located at 32 Centerra Parkway and built in 1998 will undergo a complete renovation to begin later this year or in early 2016.
Along with the Hanover/Lebanon Residence Inn, an additional seven hotels owned by Norwich Partners and managed by True North Hotel Group include the Courtyard by Marriott Hanover/Lebanon; two Element by Westin hotels, in Hanover/Lebanon and Miami-Airport; and four Residence Inn by Marriott hotels in Yonkers, N.Y., Portland, ME, North Conway, N.H. and Colchester, VT.
Seasoned True North Hotel Group management staff are in place at the Hanover/Lebanon Residence Inn. Libby Cole, most recently assistant general manager of the Element and, before that, the Courtyard, is general manager; Andrea Agan is director of sales; Cheryl Melkonian has transferred from executive housekeeper at Courtyard to front office manager at the Residence Inn; and Ty Kulick, general manager of the Courtyard, has been promoted to area general manager for Marriott brands in Lebanon.
“It is exciting and fulfilling to add the Residence Inn to our Lebanon family of hotels,” said Cole. “We look forward to all of the positive affiliations that will ultimately benefit those who both live in and visit our community.”
About True North Hotel Group
True North Hotel Group is an established U.S. hotel management and development company with proven expertise in operating major-brand select service and extended stay hotels in well-positioned urban, suburban and emerging markets. With 27 hotels currently open and eight more in the pipeline, True North Hotel Group’s growing portfolio of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and IHG brands underscores the company’s continuing commitment to deliver trusted, reliable results to investors and exceptional experiences for guests. True North Hotel Group, owned by the Wiens family and Richard Merkel, is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan.
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Northeast Credit Union’s Employees & Members Collect and Donate
Food for Thirteen Food Pantries Around the State
Portsmouth, N.H. – Northeast Credit Union (NECU) is pleased to announce its employees along with NECU members rallied together to collect non-perishable food through the month of September for the New Hampshire Food Bank. NECU’s 15 locations around the state were drop off locations during the month in honor of the Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month. Employees and NECU members were encouraged to drop off food to help replenish the shelves at not only the NH Food Bank in Manchester, but local food pantries around the state.
“We were pleased to be a food drop off location for the New Hampshire Food Bank,” said Timothy Collia, NECU President & CEO. “We are very proud of our employees who led this effort. Great things can happen when people rally together.”
“We are very thankful to Northeast Credit Union and their employees for their support during such a crucial time for us,” said Mel Gosselin, Executive Director of the NH Food Bank. “Hosting efforts like this in the community are so important to not only helping us with collections, but with raising awareness too.”
The following food pantries received donations from the NECU food drive:
Berlin – Feeding Hope Food Pantry
Concord – NH Food Bank
Conway – Brown Church Food Pantry
Dover – Dover Food Pantry
Exeter – St. Vincent de Paul
Gorham – Feeding Hope Food Pantry
Lebanon – Wellspring Food Pantry
Lee – Cornucopia Food Pantry
Manchester – NH Food Bank
Merrimack – Riverside Christian Church and Food Pantry
Northwood – Northwood Emergency Food Pantry
Plymouth – Helping Hands Food Pantry
Portsmouth – Operation Blessing Food Pantry
Rochester – Revolution Church Food Pantry
NECU employees, members and the community joined efforts to collect non-perishables for thirteen food pantries around the state.
About Northeast Credit Union
Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for
people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have
over $1 billion in assets and serve 110,000+ members at branches in Berlin, Concord, Conway, Dover
Exeter, Gorham, Lebanon, Lee, Manchester, Merrimack, Northwood, Plymouth, Portsmouth, the
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Rochester. We offer a wide range of financial products and services.
Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage and investment products,
business accounts and lending services, as well as innovative online and mobile services. Come discover
the difference at Northeast Credit Union, please visit www.necu.org, stop by one of our branches or call
888-436-1847 for more information. Federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.
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About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. In 2014, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed over 11 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nhfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nhfb.
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Mascoma Savings Bank’s Christy announces 2017 retirement plans
For Immediate Release
January 7, 2016
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LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, (January 7, 2016)
Stephen F. Christy, President and CEO of Mascoma Savings Bank, has announced his plans to retire on January 1, 2017 after almost 27 years at the helm of the local institution he first joined as a teller in 1973.
Christy has held the top post at Mascoma Savings Bank since February of 1990. He also serves on the executive committee and the board of directors, which will embark on a search for his successor with the assistance of Kaplan Partners of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“In making my plans for retirement, I’m comfortable in knowing that the commitment Mascoma Savings Bank has made to its customers and to the communities it serves will not change,” Christy said. “These values are ingrained not only in our culture, but also in our basic foundation as a mutual bank. We’re here for our customers. It’s as simple as that, and I have every confidence that it will always remain that way.”
“Mascoma Savings Bank has experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity under Steve Christy’s leadership,” said Gretchen E. Cherington, Chair of the Board of Directors. “His dedication to our customers, his involvement in our communities, his genuine compassion for our employees, and his work on behalf of our industry are truly exemplary.
“The board and I are extremely proud of Steve’s accomplishments and his years of service to the Bank,” she added. “His name has become synonymous with Mascoma Savings Bank; it will be a challenge to replace him, but we are confident that his legacy will continue.”
Christy’s unwavering commitment to the community banking industry was recognized in 2014 with his selection as the Community Banker of the Year by the New Hampshire Bankers Association. The prestigious award honors individuals who go beyond the course of ordinary business to help improve the state through their civic and community engagement.
Born and raised in the South, Christy is a graduate of Northwestern State University in Louisiana, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. During his high school and college summers, he worked in New Hampshire on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. Following his graduation from Northwestern State University, he moved permanently to the Granite State, joining Mascoma Savings Bank more than four decades ago.
Christy has held membership and leadership positions with numerous organizations in the community over the years. He is a past trustee of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. He also chaired the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance. He is a past president and secretary of the Rotary Club of Lebanon. He is a past president of the Lebanon Public Library Foundation. He has also served as a director and chairman of Vital Communities in White River Junction, VT. In addition, he was a trustee and treasurer of the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT; a director of the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society; and is a former member of the Airport Advisory Committee for the City of Lebanon, NH.
Professionally he is a past director of the Vermont Bankers Association and a past director and chairman of the New Hampshire Bankers Association. He is also a former director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, where he chaired the audit committee. He is a former director of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C.;
Currently Christy is a director of the Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts of America in Manchester, NH; the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and the American Precision Museum in Windsor, VT. A private pilot, he makes his home in Lebanon, NH and plans to remain in the area, and active in the community, following his retirement.
Headquartered in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Mascoma Savings Bank is a $1.4 billion mutually owned bank established in 1899 with 27 branch locations in western New Hampshire and eastern Vermont, and two loan production offices in Vermont. The Bank also offers investment services through Mascoma Wealth Management, and insurance products through its wholly owned subsidiary, Centurion Insurance Group. In 2015 the Bank founded Mascoma Community Development to help raise capital, facilitate loans, and support community development throughout Northern New England. The Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).