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People in Business

  • Cryans

  • Courtesy photographK. Mark Primeau, left, president and CEO of Bank of New Hampshire receives the Banker of the Year Award from New Hampshire Bankers Association President and CEO Christiana L. Thornton last weekend.

  • Lornitzo


Saturday, September 17, 2016

New Hampshire Bankers Association President and CEO Christiana Thornton announced that K. Mark Primeau, president and CEO of Bank of New Hampshire, is the recipient of the 2016 Community Banker of the Year award, according to a news release from NHBA. Primeau received the award at NHBA’s Annual Conference last weekend.

Primeau was selected by a panel of public officials from New Hampshire, including Senate President Chuck Morse, House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Chairman Rep. John Hunt, and Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.

According to the release, Primeau received an unprecedented number of letters in support of his nomination.

“Beyond the dedication to the bank and his employees, Mr. Primeau serves on the Board for the Daniel Webster Council — Boy Scouts of America after serving as president and chairman, and in 2011, was recognized for his dedication to the community with the Good Scout Award,” the release said.

Primeau also holds a seat on the board of the Granite United Way and was similarly recognized as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year, according to the release. He also serves as a trustee for LRGHealthcare.

Julie W. Cryans, of Hanover, recently joined Caldwell Law, a Lebanon law firm concentrating its practice on estate planning and settlement, according to attorney Tim Caldwell. Cryans will be serving as client service coordinator. Cryans, who formerly worked for the Hanover law firm of Stebbins Bradley, has more than 25 years of experience working in this area of the law.

According to Caldwell Law’s website, her responsibilities include welcoming visitors, scheduling, providing customer service and coordinating and executing special events.

Banwell Architects recently hired Adam Lornitzo, of Bradford, according to a news release from the company. Lornitzo graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007 and received his master’s degree in architecture from Lawrence Technological University, in Southfield, Mich., in 2015. After graduation, he worked for Eley Guild Hardy Architects in Biloxi, Miss., working on Hurricane Katrina recovery projects. Lornitzo returned to Bradford, his hometown, in 2012. He also is a board member for Oxbow High School.

The Valley News recognizes the achievements of members of the local business community in the Sunday Business & Money section. Submissions may be sent by email to: biznotes@vnews.com (high-resolution photographs may be attached in .jpeg format), or by mail to: People in Business, c/o Sunday Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001. (Photographs cannot be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.) All items are subject to editing for clarity or space.