NH Business People: Paradis, Thomas join Baldwin & Clarke
BEDFORD — Timothy Paradis has joined Baldwin & Clarke Advisory Services as a senior investment advisor, and Michael A. Thomas has joined Baldwin & Clarke Retirement Plan Services as a senior plan administrator.
Paradis, a certified finacial planner, comes to Baldwin & Clarke after serving seven years with Fidelity in Boston, spending the majority of his years as vice president/senior account executive, where his focus was on wealth management for a group of more than 400 individuals, families and business owners that totaled more than $1 billion of total assets under management.
Thomas has 10 years of experience in the retirement planning industry. He had been a plan administrator for eight years with an independent TPA and joins Baldwin & Clarke more recently from the home office of the Guardian Life Insurance Company, where he specialized in advanced plan design and consultation.
He has earned the certified plan consultant, qualified 401(k) administrator and qualified pension administrator designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.
Construction ethics award given to Morin
Tom Morin, president of Morin's Landscaping, Hollis, has been named as the recipient of the 17th annual New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award. The award honors the "individual, business or organization that, through its words and deeds, best demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in construction."
Morin began his landscaping business in 1978 while a senior in high school, operating from his parents' basement, providing residential yard care in Nashua and the surrounding neighborhoods. In 1982, the business moved into its first "official" headquarters, purchasing a small office and garage on Broad Street in Hollis.
Five years later, Morin's Landscaping relocated to its current offices, a 6.5-acre property on Depot Road in Hollis that showcases its creative landscape design and installation, including dramatic water features, stone craftsmanship, paver walkways and the use of specimen plant materials.
The company celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and has more than 125 employees serving southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.
Goodall named SBA Region I administrator
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has appointed Seth Goodall of Richmond, Maine, as regional administrator for Region I, which encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
An entrepreneur, public servant and attorney, Goodall has a long history of working with and on behalf of small businesses in New England, the SBA said. He currently works as an attorney at Dyer Goodall, P.A., where he represents municipalities, individuals and small businesses in a variety of cases.
He also represents Sagadahoc County and Dresden in Lincoln County as a state senator in the Maine State Legislature since 2008 and is currently the Senate majority leader. Since 2009, he has served on the Maine Economic Growth Council.
Goodall has worked on economic development and small business matters in the Maine Legislature, co-chairing the Joint Select Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future and serving as a ranking member on the Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Reform and Fairness.
Onyx buys Web design company's assets
Onyx Net Solutions of West Yarmouth, Mass., has purchased the assets of Web design and development company C Perry & Co. of Newton and Hampstead, N.H., according to New Hampshire Business Sales, a business brokerage firm based in Pembroke.
Onyx Net Solutions plans to maintain and grow the business and build on the reputation and accounts of C Perry & Co. The services include website design and hosting, helping clients enhance their Internet utilization, with a focus on small business and Realtors.