New Hampshire Federal Credit Union announces new scholarship opportunity for adult learners
CONCORD — New Hampshire Federal Credit Union seeks adult learners for a new scholarship opportunity. The John R. Young Career Enhancement Scholarship Program is now available to adult learners for the 2022 program year. John R. Young, is NHFCU’s recently retired President/CEO. John’s passion for education and career enhancement inspired NHFCU to offer this program for adults in the communities it serves.
NH Federal Credit Union and its Centers for Finance and Education will award $5,000 in 2022 as scholarship contributions to adults working part or full-time, who wish to enhance their careers through accredited colleges or required licensing programs. This scholarship is funded by NHFCU in honor of John R. Young, NHFCU’s President/CEO, who retired in 2021 after 27 years of service. This year, two scholarships will be awarded: one to an NHFCU member or eligible member for up to $2,500, and one for an NHFCU employee for up to $2,500.
This scholarship is for anyone with a high school diploma or GED who wishes to further their education or professional development. Applications must be received no later than April 18. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 15. For application and submission recruitments go to www.nhfcu.org/news or call (603) 224-7731, ext. 158.
North Branch Construction supports Carpenter Apprenticeship Program, signs on resident of Raymond
CONCORD — North Branch Construction is pleased to become an employer for the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter and the NH Homebuilders Association Carpenter Apprenticeship Program that is supported by ApprenticeshipNH, a federally-funded initiative of the Community College System of N.H.
Cam Beauchesne of Raymond, Adam Kenzou of Manchester, Eric Marsden of Londonderry, Alexandra Biron of Moultonborough, Steve Collette of Manchester, and Austin Kessler of Laconia, have all signed on as carpenter apprentices with North Branch Construction. The carpenter apprentices will each complete 455 hours of classroom instruction divided into three modules of curriculum provided by Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. Additionally, the carpenter apprentices are assigned a skilled carpenter mentor that will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the required 6,000 hours of on-the-job training that must be completed within the three year program. Upon successful completion, carpenter apprentices earn the Registered Carpenter Certification, a nationally recognized credential from the US Department of Labor, as well as interim credentials from the National Center for Construction Education & Research.
“North Branch Construction is excited about the carpenter apprenticeship opportunity available through the ABC NH/VT and NHHBA Carpenter Apprentice Program,” said Joseph H. Campbell, North Branch Construction President. “This program provides a comprehensive educational and training opportunity for anyone seeking a career as a professional carpenter. In addition, as an employer, it provides us with a clear understanding and confidence in the skills a Registered Carpenter brings to the job site every day.”
Seacoast SCORE Marketing Fundamentals and Best Practices Workshop
PORTSMOUTH — Learn effective marketing fundamentals, 12 best practices and some useful resources on Wednesday, March 30 from 12 to 2 p.m., at a Marketing Fundamentals and Best Practices live online workshop. Includes open mic chat opportunities to exchange ideas. The goal is to help you take action right now whether you’re starting a small business or growing one.
This free workshop is presented by Seacoast SCORE volunteers in partnership with our sponsors. Advance registration is required. Register today to reserve your seat at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=lsavzvcab&oeidk=a07ej1narm576d2a8f9.
Local Financial Advisor honored for performance
ELIOT, Maine — Edward Jones Financial Advisor Cy Kolod of Eliot, Maine recently qualified for the firm’s Managing Partner’s Conference, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of the top 400 of the firm’s nearly 19,000 financial advisors. The conference will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. on April 26 and April 27.
During the two-day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from firm leaders, confer on timely topics and share best practices for serving clients.
“These financial advisors have demonstrated an exceptional level of care in helping clients to set, prioritize and reach the financial goals that make a difference in their lives. We’re proud of the work they do and the significant impact they make for their clients and in their communities,” said Chuck Orban, an Edward Jones principal responsible for the firm’s recognition events. “As we move into our second 100 years as a firm, we will continue to focus on ways to live out our purpose: to partner for positive impact to improve the wellbeing of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society.”
This is the first time Kolod has been invited to this event.
“It’s an honor to qualify for this conference,” said Kolod. “This level of success could never have happened without the trust clients have put in our branch and the teamwork with my branch team, Elizabeth Svenson and Kate Aho. This opportunity to collaborate with the leaders of the firm and with my peers is an invaluable resource for me to continue providing value for the clients we serve.”
Kolod and Branch Office Administrators Elizabeth Svenson and Kate Aho can be reached at 207-439-6206. You may also visit Kolod ‘s website at www.edwardjones.com/us-en/financial-advisor/cy-kolod.
HRCU recognized for outstanding service
ROCHESTER — HRCU announced they have received the 2021 Best of the Best “Best Transaction Experience” and “Best New Member Experience” Awards in North America by CU Solutions Group and Member XP. This is the second year we have been recognized for “Best Transaction Experience”.
Best of the Best recognition is awarded to credit unions for excellence in one or more of nine categories that focus on all experiences that the member has with a credit union, including: Loan, Transaction, New Account, New Member, Mortgage, Member Support, and ITM Transaction. Award recipients are surveyed for ease of use across all banking channels and the likelihood the respondents are to recommend others to use the credit union based on their experience.
“Exceptional service is critical to the success of the credit union. We are so proud of our staff who earned these and who truly work each day to carry out the credit union philosophy of people helping people”, said Director of Branch Administration Carlynne Pouliot.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our staff that go above and beyond every day to help our members and ensure that each experience is genuine and meaningful”, said President and CEO Brian Hughes, “It is an honor to be recognized by CU Solutions Group and Member XP for what we work so hard to accomplish”.
Phyllis Elliott named New Hampshire Horseperson of the Year
BRENTWOOD — The New Hampshire Horse Council has named Phyllis Elliott of Brentwood, as its 2022 New Hampshire Horseperson of the Year. A long-time equestrian advocate, Elliott is the founder and president of Hidden Pond Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to rehabilitating and re-homing unwanted, neglected and/or abused equines from throughout the region. The award was presented during the NHHC Annual Meeting, held virtually on March 5.
“Phyllis’s efforts have directly improved the lives of hundreds of horses,” says Fred Klein-McNeil, NHHC president. “Further, fundraising efforts for the rescue have centered around events and activities that draw together the local equestrian community, including benefit trail rides, haunted walks, and 4-H and youth summer camps. These events not only increase collegiality of the equestrian community but serve to educate and raise awareness of the needs of horses at risk.”
The New Hampshire Horseperson of the Year award program began in 1998 to recognize deserving individuals who have given unselfishly to make the state’s equine industry better. Recipients may be an amateur or a professional but must be a leader, a teacher and/or a role model for others.
Elliott is a long-time 4-H club leader and continues to support the principles promoted by this organization. Recently, she founded Camp Desperado, a day camp program helping to unite local youth with horses while emphasizing the importance of education, respect and volunteerism. Her even-tempered and non-judgmental attitude has created a welcoming environment for volunteers and donors alike, and encouraged a multitude of sponsors to support the organization’s work.
For the Rescue’s commitment to its mission, its high ethical standards and financial stability, Hidden Pond Farm has been awarded “Guardian” status from the EQUUS Foundation, the highest standard for an equine-based non-profit. It has also earned Platinum status from Guidestar, a national non-profit watchdog group providing guidance to charitable donors.
In accepting her award, Elliott was quick to credit the efforts of the many volunteers, staff and donors supporting the Rescue’s work.
“I say there is no ‘I’ in team,” says Elliott. “Without all the wonderfully gifted people that support our Rescue’s mission, none of what we have done would have been, and continue to be, possible.”
For more information about the New Hampshire Horse Council, please visit: www.nhhorsecouncil.org/.