200x2020 program gets $150k tax credit
CONCORD — The Community Development Finance Authority has approved $150,000 in credits to the Belknap County Economic Development Council toward the 200x2020 work force development collaborative.
The 200x2020 Initiative connects local kids with opportunities to experience the world of work while they are young. With a $15,000 grant from the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation, 200x2020 is building an internship and job shadow database for high school students. This tool will be made available to all the high schools starting this fall. The goal is to develop at least 30 internships or job shadows at local companies this summer and to continue growing the database into a searchable, online tool with more internship and job shadow opportunities available in the future.
With the additional $150,000 in tax credits, the 200x2020 is looking to develop more business partners. For information, contact Karmen Gifford, executive director of Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531 or Carmen Lorentz, executive director of Belknap County Economic Development Council, at 524-3057.
Jewett Automotive to redo Exeter facility
Raymond — Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Jewett Construction Company Inc., has contracted with Al's Automotive Service Center for an extensive renovation of its Exeter facility.
A groundbreaking was held July 26. The project includes the demolition of interior offices and service bays to accommodate a new, upgraded floor plan consisting of new office space, service bays, wash bay and storage areas, as well as additional tenant space. Work includes selective demolition, concrete foundations and slabs, new CMU masonry walls, an Exterior Insulated Finishing System (EIFS), new EPDM roof, overhead doors, aluminum storefront glass and acoustic ceiling systems, as well as plumbing, HVAC, electrical work and all finishes.
Jewett's project manager is Steve Harris; project superintendent is Jeff Gower.
All structural steel and metals work is being performed by Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors. Additional information can be found at jewettautomotive.com.
Heritage credit union building new branch
HOOKSETT — Heritage Family Credit Union has broken ground on its new branch, located at 1337 Hooksett Road.
Previously the home of Auto Wholesalers of Hooksett, the site will be completely rebuilt over the next five months and will allow Heritage Family Credit Union to move from its current location across the street and offer expanded services, including a drive-up ATM, a drive-through teller station and an after-hours depository. The 3,600-square-foot branch has been designed by Harriman Architects & Engineers, with Bonnet, Page & Stone overseeing the project as general contractor and Holden Engineering & Surveying as the project engineers.
Nominations sought for nonprofit award
CONCORD — The Corporate Fund, an initiative of 11 New Hampshire corporations in partnership with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, is accepting applications for The Corporate Fund 2012 Nonprofit Management Award.
Management in the nonprofit sector is among the most demanding and most important work in our society. The Corporate Fund created this award to recognize outstanding management skills and talent within the nonprofit sector. Each year the award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, noted businessman, philanthropist and co-founder of The Corporate Fund.
Online applications are due Aug. 16 at 5 pm. Apply at thecorporatefund.org.
Auto Road race raises $10, 600 for nonprofit
PINKHAM NOTCH —The 2012 Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race, which took place on June 16 on the Mount Washington Auto Road, brought 1,000 dedicated runners together to tackle the Northeast's highest peak.
While it was a stellar day marked by genuine athletic achievement, the benefits will be felt long into the future in the local community, as $10,600 was raised and just donated to the Coos County Family Health Services organization (CCFHS).
“These funds will really help expand the scope of dental services to our patients and community. We rarely get funding for oral health care for adults, so this will make a huge difference,” said Adele Woods, CEO of CCFHS.
The CCFHS serves approximately 15,000 area residents annually. By addressing dental care needs in the clinic rather than in a hospital emergency room, it helps the entire community.
Northeast Delta Dental has been the primary sponsor of the Mount Washington Road Race since 2001. Since 1995, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has donated $45,000 to support the center's school-based oral health education, fluoride rinse and preventive dental services.
Irving Oil hosts CHaD patients at Fisher Cats
manchester — Irving Oil recently hosted Fuel The Care recipients and CHaD patients at a New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game. The group received a pregame VIP tour of the stadium and threw out the ceremonial first pitch on behalf of Irving.
During the 2012 season, Irving has donated 400 tickets over the course of 20 select Fisher Cats home games to CHaD. Irving's Fuel The Care program provides fuel gift cards to parents who frequently travel to provide their children with urgent and critical medical care.
Since 2002, Irving's Fuel The Care program has assisted more than 35,000 families. In addition to providing families with in excess of $2 million in fuel gift cards, Fuel The Care has also provided $350,000 in funding for research into childhood diseases.
Meredith bank aids local youth center
WOLFEBORO — With support from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund, the Kingswood Youth Center of Wolfeboro Falls will be able to expand a program designed to teach youth about money management and business skills.
The center will use a $3,500 grant from the MVSB Fund to install electrical service in a small shed that houses the KYC Kloset — a thrift shop run by students in the center's afterschool business program. In 2010, an inspection of the building revealed that the electrical supply had been disconnected and the existing wiring was outdated and would need to be replaced. The updates will allow the building to be used throughout the winter so the program can run year-round, rather than only during the warmer months of the year.
“In addition to learning the skills necessary to run a business — inventory management, advertising, merchandising, sales and marketing — these teens will learn related professional skills such as time management, effective communication, organization and accountability,” said Linda Matchett, executive director of the Kingswood Youth Center.
The award is one of 32 grants totaling $78,762 awarded by the MVSB Fund in the most recent grant cycle.
The fund makes grants every year to local nonprofits that make a significant impact upon the lives of people in the communities MVSB serves. Applications for the next set of grants are due by Oct. 15. More information go to mvsb.com.