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June 6, 2018
Leadership Mount Washington Valley Graduates 15 Program Participants
North Conway, NH – Northway Bank is pleased to congratulate the class of 2018 Leadership Mount Washington Valley (MVW) graduates. This group of 15 young professionals from the community dedicated 6 months to immersing themselves in mentorship, learning, and leadership training to position themselves as future leaders in the Mount Washington Valley area – and is the program’s tenth group to do so.
“This group has been identified as most likely to stay and make their home in the Mount Washington Valley area. However, to entice this group to stay, professional career opportunities must be made available and support systems provided. We’re proud to help facilitate that,” stated Scott Thimann, Chief Banking Officer of Northway Bank, a sponsoring local business.
The program, sponsored in part by Northway Bank, received the New Hampshire Rising Star Leadership Development Program of the Year Award by Work Stay Play, a team dedicated to retaining outstanding professional talent in New Hampshire.
With an emphasis on service, collaboration, and synergistic opportunities to enhance the quality of life in our community, Leadership MWV’s graduates work in healthcare, entrepreneurship, sales, recreation, banking, tourism, the non-profit sector, technology and education – and all share interest in serving and bettering their communities.
“I’m so excited to help mold the future of our region,” stated Bailey Damon of Oxford Inn in Fryeburg, ME. “Leadership Mount Washington Valley not only provided me the tools for community leadership, but more importantly, rekindled my pride for our region and optimism for our future.”
For more information, or to apply for the 2019 program, please visit www.leadershipMWV.com.
May 29, 2018
Northway Bank Joins NH Solar Shares as a Business Sponsor
Plymouth, NH: NH Solar Shares announced today that Northway Bank of Plymouth has signed on to support the project with a $5,000 donation. NH Solar Shares, a subsidiary of the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI), in partnership with the NH Electric Cooperative is building solar PV arrays for the purpose of increasing the portion of clean renewable energy on the grid, building more environmentally sustainable communities and sharing the benefits of solar energy with low income families.
These small community-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays will be built one community at a time, located on donated space, inspired by a task force of local volunteers and funded through charitable donations, a Go Fund Me campaign, business sponsors, and state and private grants. The solar PV electricity generated at each site will be credited directly to the electric bills of low income families who are interested in learning about solar energy and how to save energy in their homes.
“We are delighted to have the support of our local bank whom we all know and trust,” said Sandra Jones, Director of PAREI and Manager of NH Solar Shares. “A donation to this cause is a ‘power full’ one, it helps the environment, it increases the percentage of renewable energy on our grid and it produces a gift to our local families every hour the sun shines for the next 25 years!”
Recently NH Solar Shares completed the design for their inaugural array which will be located on the hillside behind Frosty Scoops Ice Cream Stand in Plymouth owned by the Common Man Family of Restaurants. It will be a solar picnic park that will consist of 90 solar panels installed on two wooden picnic pavilions and three steel fixed ground mount solar structures. The area will include a nature path complete with signage for historical and solar related facts. The site plan was recently approved by the Plymouth Planning Board. Some tree removal will occur above the grassy hillside to create a shady grove and to open up the solar window on the side of the property that abuts the railroad tracks.
In 2017, NH Solar Shares was awarded a $75,000 CDFA Business Tax Credit Grant which allows businesses to target a portion of their NH BET and payroll taxes to support the Solar Shares’ effort. “We owe a big thanks to all of our business sponsors including Northway Bank, Common Man, Dunkin Donuts, EVP Marketing and Media, M.E. Latulippe Construction Inc., Pemi Tree Works and Revision Energy. We hope more local businesses will take part in NH Solar Shares, with a donation of any size” said Jones. Businesses interested in pledging their support via the tax credit program should visit www.nhcdfa.org/tax-credits/current-projects or call the number below.
Interested donors, volunteers, and families wishing to participate should contact Sandra Jones, NH Solar Shares, PO Box 753 79 Highland Street Plymouth, NH 03264; 603-536-5030 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit www.nhsolarshares.org NH Solar Shares LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative - a 501-C 3 Not for Profit Tax Exempt Charitable Organization.
Photo Caption: Glen Feener, Assistant Vice President of Northway Bank presents Sandra Jones from NH Solar Shares and the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative with a $5,000 donation. Northway Bank will become a business sponsor for NH Solar Shares that builds community solar projects where the solar energy is credited to low income families’ electric bills.
May 17, 2018
Northway Bank Renews Support of HOMEteam’s Educational and Counseling Services
Concord, NH - Pictured (Left to Right): Vanessa Vittum, Julie Cosgrove, and Merron Treadwell from Northway Bank present contribution to Paul McLaughlin, Homeownership Director.
Northway Bank recently donated $5,000 to NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire, renewing the Bank’s support of homeownership and financial literacy education and counseling services offered by HOMEteam in New Hampshire. HOMEteam is a collaboration between NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire, CATCH Neighborhood Housing, and Lakes Region Community Developers for the delivery of homeownership and financial literacy educational and counseling services throughout Southern and Central New Hampshire.
“We are very grateful that Northway Bank has continued generously their commitment to this program,” states Paul McLaughlin. “Support from financial companies is essential to our ability to offer these services to New Hampshire residents, helping to create homeowners who are well informed and well prepared for the responsibilities of homeownership,” continues McLaughlin.
“HOMEteam is a great resource for NH home buyers and home owners. Northway Bank is proud to support their efforts and to make a difference in our communities through this support,” said Wendy Olson, VP Mortgage Sales Manager.
HOMEteam provides New Hampshire residents with the information and tools they need to make smart financial decisions related to purchasing, renting, and maintaining a home. Through a series of workshops, seminars, one-on-one counseling, and other resources, HOMEteam helps first time home buyers navigate the mortgage process, renters save for homeownership, and home-owners preserve and protect their investment in their home. Other services include home equity conversion, mortgage counseling, and foreclosure prevention and intervention counseling.
April 18, 2018
Northway Bank names Tyler Pond as Branch Manager of Concord Branch
Northway Bank is proud to name Tyler Pond as Branch Manager of its Concord location.
In his role, Tyler will be responsible for cultivating and strengthening relationships within the Concord community, offering the highest level of customer service, and providing advice, strategies, and solutions for Northway Bank’s customers.
Tyler brings four years of banking expertise and professional networking experience in the Capital area to his position at Northway.
A Texas native and member of a military family, Tyler graduated from Maranatha Baptist University (Watertown, WI) in 2013, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Upon moving to New Hampshire in 2014, he worked as a personal banker and mortgage loan associate for Bank of America. Most recently, Tyler served as Assistant Branch Manager for Citizens Bank in the Concord area. His experience in sales, mortgage, personal banking, and small business banking – coupled with his leadership experience – will complement the Concord branch team nicely.
Currently, Tyler is pursuing an MBA in Forensic Accounting through Southern New Hampshire University. He is set to complete his degree in summer 2020 and will bring added expertise to the Northway Bank community.
Tyler and his wife live in the area and enjoy exploring the area’s many offerings. “My wife and I enjoy being a part of the Capital Region community and the growth that is taking place here. As the area changes and new technology is developed, I look forward to helping the members of this great community bank the best way possible.”
February 28, 2018
Julie Cosgrove Celebrates One Year Anniversary at Northway Bank
Julie Cosgrove, Residential Mortgage Loan Originator, proudly celebrates her one-year anniversary with the retail mortgage lending division of Northway Bank.
Julie is a well-known lending professional in the Concord, Manchester and Portsmouth area and brings with her a wealth of insight and expertise. Julie began her banking career as a Customer Service Representative 19 years ago, and has since gained experience in every area of mortgage lending.
“We’re thrilled to have Julie on our mortgage lending team,” says Wendy Olson, Northway’s Mortgage Manager. “Having lived in the state for quite some time, Julie really has a deep connection and knows the people who live here. And her industry knowledge and expertise is invaluable.”
Cosgrove says she’s inspired by her customers and delights in the process of homeownership, whether it be a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned home owner. She relocated to the seacoast two years ago and is appreciating all the area has to offer.
February 8, 2018
Northway Bank Names Kate Burns SVP, Retail Banking Manager
Northway Bank welcomes longtime New England banker, Kate Burns, as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Manager.
In her role, Burns will oversee Northway Bank’s network of retail branches throughout New Hampshire, while also leading strategic initiatives to strengthen the bank’s service culture and market position.
Burns brings 21 years of banking experience to Northway. Most recently, she served on the leadership team at Citizens Financial Group, where she was a market executive supporting operations throughout greater Boston and, earlier in her career, regional sales manager in both the Manchester and Seacoast markets.
A seasoned leader, Burns holds a certification in advanced leadership from Babson College, a private business school specializing in entrepreneurship.
“Kate is committed to building a culture focused on providing an outstanding customer experience,” says Scott Thimann, Northway Bank’s Chief Banking Officer. “This makes her a great fit at Northway.”
Burns will be based in Manchester and can be reached at 603-342-1498 or email@example.com.
December 28, 2017
Northway Bank Welcomes William Ross as Mortgage Loan Officer
Northway Bank welcomes William Ross to the retail mortgage lending division of Northway Bank. William is a well-known lending professional in the Seacoast and Lakes Regions, bringing a wealth of insight and expertise. William began his banking career as a Retail Mortgage Originator in 2000. He is also a member of the Strafford County Board of Realtors Affiliates.
“We’re thrilled to have William join our mortgage lending team,” says Wendy Olson, Northway’s Mortgage Manager. “He has been working with both first time and seasoned home buyers for over 17 years and maintains a well-established referral partnership with many local Real Estate Professionals that is invaluable to our team.”
William grew up in Medford Lakes, New Jersey and graduated from Johnson & Wales University, moving to the Lakes Region in 2001. “My family and I enjoy taking advantage of the many activities that the Lakes and Seacoast Regions have to offer, making it easy to understand and share the beauty with customers living here or relocating to New Hampshire. It’s a wonderful thing.”
William is located in our West Ossipee branch and can be reached at 603-342-1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 25, 2017
Bobby Hill Joins Northway Bank as Mortgage Loan Officer
Bobby Hill recently joined the Mortgage Lending team at Northway Bank. Bobby brings all that is needed in an effective team environment – passion, creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and forward-thinking leadership.
“We’re very excited to have Bobby join our mortgage lending team,” says Wendy Olson, Northway’s Mortgage Manager. “Having lived in the North Country for over 14 years, Bobby has a deep connection and knows the people who live here. His passion and knowledge is invaluable.”
Bobby was most recently the General Sales Manager for Berlin City Chevrolet and has over 20 years of solid sales and marketing experience in the retail industry, including invaluable time as a loan officer while living in his native state of Vermont. He graduated from Nichols College with a four-year MBA in Marketing. He is an active member of the North Country Board of Realtors.
Being a well-known retail professional in the Berlin and Gorham area, Bobby shares “Having grown some very deep roots in the community, I am really looking forward to helping people make their new homes a reality.”
In his personal time, Bobby enjoys the outdoors with his family, taking advantage of the beautiful area they live in, often hiking, golfing or four-wheeling. Bobby is also a coach for his son’s team on the Berlin Youth Hockey squirt league.
December 24, 2017
Northway Bank Welcomes Merron Pillart as Mortgage Loan Officer
Northway Bank proudly welcomes Merron Pillart to the retail mortgage lending division of Northway Bank.
Merron comes to us from another Lakes Region bank where she worked as a loan processor. Merron has a vast domestic and international business background and she brings with her great passion and experience for retail lending. “Having chosen to live in this area, I am pleased to be a part of a true Community Bank in the region and I am looking forward to helping people acquire their new homes.”
Merron is located in the Bank’s Laconia branch and can be reached at 603-326-7322 or email@example.com.