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Business notes for May 16, 2021 – Concord Monitor

Published: 5/15/2021 1:15:12 PM

Central Gold Key Realty of Franklin recently welcomed the entire team from Christy Goodhue Real Estate. This adds Christy Blouin Mank, Valerie Provost, Brian Mank and Kyle Arruda to the company. This will allow Central Gold Key Realty to expand its residential and commercial department to provide a greater personalized service to clients and customers. You can learn more by calling 729-3030 or visit

Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association (LRVNA) and the Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA) plan to merge following a successful public hearing. These companies provide quality in-home care and hospice services to a larger area in the Lakes Region of Central New Hampshire. Both entities boards of directors are convinced that this merger will better serve the needs of the Central/Lakes Regions and Greater Bristol. Established in 1960, the Newfound Area Nursing Association initially provided home skilled nursing services in the towns of Bristol, Bridgewater, and New Hampton, adding the town of Alexandria to its service area in 1969. Since then, NANA has added Danbury, Groton, Hebron, Plymouth, Campton and Hill communities to its home health, hospice, and community services. Initially incorporated in 1923 as the Meredith Public Health Association, Lakes Region VNA, a not-for-profit licensed and certified home health and hospice care provider, has grown since then to serve 35 communities with over 45,000 visits in the Central/Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Community Action Program Belknap Merrimack Counties Inc. is pleased to announce it was chosen as one of just ten grantees nationwide to be awarded grant through the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center Innovations in Accessible Mobility grant program. These funds will support CAPBMCI Transportation Services to create a cohesive marketing/branding plan to draw public attention and promote professionalism and trust following the merger of Concord Area Transit, Concord’s public transit and the Rural Transportation System, Senior Transit in Belknap and Merrimack Counties, into one cohesive transit system.

Bank of New Hampshire has been recognized as a Top 10 Lender with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. This award was given to the lending institutions who assisted the most homebuyers through New Hampshire Housing programs in 2020.  The NHHFA mortgages offer special features not generally available through other lending sources, such as down payment assistance, that can make homeownership more affordable. New Hampshire Housing also offers the Homebuyer Tax Credit program for first-time homebuyers, which enables them to receive a federal tax credit of up to $2,000 per year as long as they own their home and continue to pay mortgage interest. The new Community Heroes Initiative acknowledges the commitment of the state’s essential workers who are first-time homebuyers by offering them a $3,000 closing-cost credit.

 St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, is pleased to announce receipt of a 2021 Business of the Year award from NH Business Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The credit union won the financial services category, joining top Granite State organizations in nine other categories including health care, education, and tourism.