Bank of N.H. donates $1,000 to Special Olympics

Bank of New Hampshire is proud to present Special Olympics New Hampshire with a check in the amount of $1,000. As part of Bank of New Hampshire’s “BNH Gives Back” campaign three New Hampshire non-profit organizations are featured each month through June on Bank of New Hampshire’s Facebook page and are then voted on by the public. The organization with the most votes at 5 p.m. on the last day of the month will receive a $1,000 donation.

Carrie Hill, Director of Development for Special Olympics New Hampshire accepted a $1,000 donation from Bank of New Hampshire's Donna Guimond, AVP – Bedford Office Manager.  The donation will be used to support the 21 competitions in 14 Olympic-type sports that Special Olympics New Hampshire offers its athletes each year.  “We provide year round sports training and competition to over 5,608 participants of Special Olympics New Hampshire,” said Carrie Hill.  “The donation from Bank of New Hampshire will allow us to continue to offer quality competition and training to our participants.”

"As a community bank with 21 offices throughout New Hampshire, we are proud to support the communities we serve and assist in enriching the lives of its residents," said Vickie L. Routhier, SVP - Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. "We are pleased to support Special Olympics New Hampshire and the important work they do for our state."

To nominate a New Hampshire non-profit organization to be considered as one of the three featured on Facebook each month, stop into any of Bank of New Hampshire’s offices and fill out a nomination form. For more information on Bank of New Hampshire’s “BNH Gives Back” campaign visit,


Champions in Action program accepting applications

Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader announced the next category for the 2014 Champions in Action® program, which provides financial, volunteer and public relations support to local nonprofits. “Strengthening Communities through Family Support” is the focus area for the second half of 2014.

Nonprofit organizations focused on strengthening communities are invited to apply for the Champions in Action award to be announced in July. Applications can be completed online at must be submitted by Friday, March 7, at 5 p.m.

Launched in 2002, the Champions in Action program is designed to recognize and support nonprofit organizations for their contributions to New Hampshire communities. Since inception, 49 nonprofits have been honored statewide.

The selected Champion in Action will receive:

  • *An unrestricted $35,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation
  • *Coverage and advertising support from the New Hampshire Union Leader over the course of six months
  • *Volunteer support from Citizens Bank colleagues and the New Hampshire Union Leader
  • Public relations support
  • *Promotional support, including advertising in Citizens Bank branches, on Citizens Bank ATMs, and on Citizens Bank and New Hampshire Union Leader websites
  • *The opportunity for the organization’s executive director to participate in a president-to-president mentorship with Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens, New Hampshire President

To be eligible for consideration, an organization must:

  • *Be a New Hampshire-based nonprofit organization that serves New Hampshire and addresses the designated social concern;
  • *Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
  • *Have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.

Jennifer Stewart Named Agent of the Month at RE/MAX Northern Edge Realty

BERLIN - Jennifer Stewart was named agent of the month for RE/MAX Northern Edge Realty, for her achievements in the month of January. Stewart has provided residential real estate services to the greater Berlin/Gorham area for more than eleven years. 

We are honored to have Jennifer on our team,” said Primary Broker, Carl Mercier. She is not only a top producer in terms of sales, but also a community leader and true resource for her clients. RE/MAX Northern Edge Realty is located on 232 Glen Avenue in Berlin, NH. Office (603) 752-0003. - -

NH Reflexologist One of Only Six in US to Earn Certification

BERLIN — Lise Grondin-Danault, Licensed Reflexology Therapist and owner of OSMOSIS, attended her sixth training class with Dr. Jesus Manzanares at the New York Sheraton on October 6, 2013. Having completed 96 hours of classroom continuing education of the Manzanares Method of Reflexology, Lise was personally awarded a Certificate of Proficiency by Dr. Manzanares, which acknowledges proficiency in the Manzanares Press and Slide Technique™, research principles, reflexology protocols, MMS Foot Reflexology Mapping, practicum and written exam. As a result, Lise is now one of six reflexologists in the U. S. to have acquired this certification.

Lise began her training and studies with Dr. Manzanares in May 2011. “These cutting edge protocols have given me the tools I needed to get to the next level in my practice, which is exceptionally beneficial to my clients and their well-being,” she said.

Lise is pleased to announce she has joined Balance Bethlehem’s group of practitioners and will be offering ionic detox footbaths, reflexology and OSMOLOGY sessions (combination of both therapies) every Thursday and Friday. Those interested may contact her at (603) 723-1628 or visit her website for more information or to schedule a session.

Established in 2005, Lise Grondin-Danault has been offering ionic detox footbaths in the Berlin/Gorham and Bethlehem/Littleton area ever since. Lise’s philosophy of promoting healing and wholeness, energy and balance, alignment and ease has led to a search for effective, non-invasive therapies to assist her clients in addressing health concerns in a more holistic way.

Balance Bethlehem offers a diverse range of practices and treatments, each one nurturing an integrative approach to health and wellness. Among the offerings are yoga and other health promoting movement classes, holistic health and body treatments, and nutritional guidance and demonstrations. Balance Bethlehem acknowledges that everyone is on a personal journey and encourages students to look within and find the style that best resonates with them. Balance Bethlehem is located at 2087 Main Street, Bethlehem (603) 869-2125,