In the Spotlight: Plymouth State University named Ann McClellan, Ph.D., associate provost. McClellan taught British literature at PSU for 14 years, and served as the English department chair for six years and women’s studies program chair for four years.
She was involved with several major initiatives and policy-making committees while teaching and advising. Most recently, she oversaw the evolution of several departments into one interdisciplinary arts and technologies cluster. She was also elected by her fellow faculty members to lead a cross-campus leadership team in 2018 to help the university further integrate the clusters educational model.
Northeast Credit Union (NECU) hired Amy Harpell-LeMien as branch manager of its Plymouth location.
NECU also promoted Peter Joslin to assistant VP of learning and development at its Portsmouth location.
Newburyport Bank recently held a ribbon cutting for its new office in Exeter in the Hannaford Shopping Plaza. The opening of the office marks the bank’s fourth NH location (other offices are located in Dover and Portsmouth). The bank also recently donated
- $3,000 to the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce of Hampton its First Annual Beach Day for Senior Citizens;
- $2,500 to the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth; and
- $2,000 to SEED, a Dover non-profit that awards grants to Dover public school teachers for innovative programs, practices and resources.
U.S. Cellular promoted Scott Goodwin to sales manager at the Manchester store. He joined U.S. Cellular in 2010.
NBT Bank opened a new location at the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene. The bank moved from its previous branch location at 391 West Street to newly-renovated offices at 210 West Street. The historic building was originally constructed in 1810. To many area residents it is known for its more recent and “sweet” past as the former home of Ye Goodie Shoppe, now located at 49 Main Street.
The University of New Hampshire recognized Jeremy Hitchcock, founder and CEO of the former tech company, Dyn, Inc. (now Oracle Dyn) in Manchester, for his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the state and higher education at the 2019 Holloway Innovation-to-Market Competition. Hitchcock received the Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He founded the internet infrastructure company Dyn in 2001 while still in college. After growing the company to 500 people, $100 million in annual recurring revenue, and raising $100 million of growth capital, Hitchcock left as CEO in 2016. The company was acquired by Oracle in 2017.
Vera Roasting Company in Dover unveiled a redesign of its branding, packaging, and online store following years of double-digit organic growth. According to a statement, Vera offers the only heart-healthy resveratrol-infused line of specialty coffees in the U.S. The company also transformed its online ordering experience, adding high-quality product photography, detailed product descriptions, research on the cardiac health benefits of resveratrol, and a new subscription option to automate delivery at a discounted price point.
Walmart is offering its 1.4 million U.S. associates the opportunity to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in business, IT or STEM from Southern New Hampshire University and five other nonprofit universities. Under the Live Better U program, Walmart subsidizes the entire cost of an associate’s tuition in a program of their choice, beyond financial aid and a contribution equal to $1 a day.