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Finish the Fight to End Cancer – You Can Make A Difference

Finish the Fight to End Cancer – You Can Make A Difference

Lebanon, N.H. – After a successful year of surpassing its goal and raising over $29,000, and counting, for the American Cancer Society, the community of Greater Lebanon is looking for volunteers and committee members to continue their fight against cancer and make it even stronger.  2015 will be this Relay’s second year back as a community event after separating from Dartmouth-Hanover-Lebanon.  The committee is happy about the continued interest and enthusiasm the community has for the event, but needs the support of volunteers and committee members to make it another successful year.

The Event Chairs are excited to continue as a community event and are looking for your support. If you want to be involved in next year’s event as a committee member or volunteer please contact Makayla Warren, ACS Staff Partner, at 518-396-9256 or Makayla.Warren@Cancer.org.


Relay For Life celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and gives everyone the chance to fight back against cancer. Relay is a community event where teams of friends, families, schools, businesses, and organizations take turns walking overnight at a local track. Special activities, ceremonies, and entertainment make it a fun and moving experience. All teams raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight every cancer, in every community, every day. For more information on the American Cancer Society, or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.





ARC Mechanical is honored

Once again ARC Mechanical is honored to have been voted Best HVAC Provider in the upper valley by readers of the Valley Business Journal. Each year readers select their favorite businesses and services in the journal’s Best of the Best Business Reader’s Choice Awards. ARC was selected as the best HVAC provider for the third year in a row.

We thank our customers for their continued trust in our nearly 70 years of experience and service in the HVAC and mechanical systems industry. Our commitment to providing the highest level of service and technical excellence will continue through 2015 and beyond thanks to our clients.



                                                                                                  Contact:  Dee Dee Dochen

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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

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


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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.

Equal Housing Opportunity.


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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