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May 09. 2013 10:18PM

NH Business Newsreel: BIA elects new directors, officers

BIA elects new directors, officers


CONCORD - At its annual business meeting Tuesday at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire elected the following new members to its board of directors: Timothy Dining, president, Greenerd Press and Machine; Scott Ellison, attorney, Cook Little Rosenblatt and Manson; John Olson, president, Whelen Engineering Company; Steven Webb, market president-New Hampshire, TD Bank.

BIA, a statewide business group. re-elected the following board members to three-year terms: Donald Baldini, AVP and senior legislative counsel, Liberty Mutual Group; Kevin Callahan, president and CEO, Exeter Health Resources; Richard Couch, CEO, Hypertherm Inc.; Sharron McCarthy, president/publisher, McLean Communications; Teresa Rosenberger, president, Devine Strategies; Tom Sullivan, vice president of Newport Operations, Sturm, Ruger and Company Inc.

BIA also elected the following board members as officers:

Chair: Ray Tice, chief financial officer, Lindt and Sprungli (USA) Inc.; chair-elect: Donald Welch, president, Globe Manufacturing Co.; past chair: John Morison, chairman, Hitchiner Manufacturing; treasurer: Karl Heafield, principal, Baker Newman Noyes; secretary: Bradford Cook, senior partner and past president, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green; president/CEO: Jim Roche, president/CEO, Business and Industry Association.



American Flatbread, Tulley team up for Bauman benefit



NASHUA - New Hampshire frozen pizza brand American Flatbread and Tulley Automotive in Nashua will host a fundraiser to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman.

The event, which will include live music, raffles and giveaways, is set for Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Tulley Automotive Dealership on Daniel Webster Highway South in Nashua.

American Flatbread's wood-fired pizza oven truck will be on site, with 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of pizzas going to a fund to cover the cost of Bauman's treatment and rehabilitation.

Bauman is a Massachusetts resident who works at the Nashua Costco, a short distance from the site of Saturday's fundraiser.

For those wishing to make a direct donation to benefit Bauman's recovery, a fund has been set up by TD Bank in Concord.



Hampton resident named president of Provident Bank



AMESBURY, Mass. - The Provident Bank has announced a executive leadership transition it says ensures the bank's continued growth throughout the Seacoast region.

Charles R. Cullen, formerly president and CEO, becomes executive chairman; David P. Mansfield, who had been executive vice president and chief financial officer, becomes chief executive officer; and Charles F. Withee of Hampton, former executive vice president and senior loan officer, becomes president.

Bob Becker, chairman of the board since 2004, will remain on the board.

The Provident Bank is a mutually-owned, independent community bank founded in 1828.

"Despite what may be perceived as a soft economy, we closed 60 percent more loans in the first quarter of 2013; a large increase over what we considered a great first quarter last year," said Withee, who began his banking career at The Indian Head Bank in New Hampshire in 1985.



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