P. Diddy Denied A Puff Daddy Twitter Handle

first_imgAfter 10 plus years as P. Diddy, Sean Combs decided that the grass is not always greener on the other side, and he would like to be called Puff Daddy once more.There’s just one little problem, the sharks swarmed and stole all the good Puff Daddy twitter handles. What’s a man to do when he can’t find a preferred twitter handle? While we’re fairly certain that this is a humorous prank by the good folks at Funny or Die, we couldn’t help but indulge. Photo and story credit to Funny Or Die.last_img read more

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Mascoma Savings Bank’s CEO announces 2017 retirement plans

first_imgMascoma Savings Bank, FSB,Vermont Business Magazine Stephen F Christy, President and CEO of Mascoma Savings Bank, has announced his plans to retire on January 1, 2017 after almost 27 years at the helm of the local institution he first joined as a teller in 1973. Headquartered in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Mascoma Savings Bank is a $1.4 billion mutually owned bank established in 1899 with 27 branch locations in western New Hampshire and eastern Vermont, and two loan production offices in Vermont. Christy has held the top post at Mascoma Savings Bank since February of 1990. He also serves on the executive committee and the board of directors, which will embark on a search for his successor with the assistance of Kaplan Partners of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.“In making my plans for retirement, I’m comfortable in knowing that the commitment Mascoma Savings Bank has made to its customers and to the communities it serves will not change,” Christy said. “These values are ingrained not only in our culture, but also in our basic foundation as a mutual bank. We’re here for our customers. It’s as simple as that, and I have every confidence that it will always remain that way.”“Mascoma Savings Bank has experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity under Steve Christy’s leadership,” said Gretchen E. Cherington, Chair of the Board of Directors. “His dedication to our customers, his involvement in our communities, his genuine compassion for our employees, and his work on behalf of our industry are truly exemplary.“The board and I are extremely proud of Steve’s accomplishments and his years of service to the Bank,” she added. “His name has become synonymous with Mascoma Savings Bank; it will be a challenge to replace him, but we are confident that his legacy will continue.”Christy’s unwavering commitment to the community banking industry was recognized in 2014 with his selection as the Community Banker of the Year by the New Hampshire Bankers Association. The prestigious award honors individuals who go beyond the course of ordinary business to help improve the state through their civic and community engagement.Born and raised in the South, Christy is a graduate of Northwestern State University in Louisiana, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. During his high school and college summers, he worked in New Hampshire on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. Following his graduation from Northwestern State University, he moved permanently to the Granite State, joining Mascoma Savings Bank more than four decades ago.Christy has held membership and leadership positions with numerous organizations in the community over the years. He is a past trustee of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. He also chaired the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance.  He is a past president and secretary of the Rotary Club of Lebanon. He is a past president of the Lebanon Public Library Foundation. He has also served as a director and chairman of Vital Communities in White River Junction, VT. In addition, he was a trustee and treasurer of the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT; a director of the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society; and is a former member of the Airport Advisory Committee for the City of Lebanon, NH.  Professionally he is a past director of the Vermont Bankers Association and a past director and chairman of the New Hampshire Bankers Association. He is also a former director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, where he chaired the audit committee.  He is a former director of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C.;Currently Christy is a director of the Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts of America in Manchester, NH; the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and the American Precision Museum in Windsor, VT. A private pilot, he makes his home in Lebanon, NH and plans to remain in the area, and active in the community, following his retirement.LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, (January 7, 2016)last_img read more

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Price Chopper matching donations for Red Cross disaster relief in September

first_imgPrice Chopper Supermarkets,Vermont Business Magazine This September, Price Chopper/Market 32 is once again joining forces with the American Red Cross to raise funds that will support families impacted by disasters. From September 1 – 30, Price Chopper/Market 32 customers can donate $1 or $5 at checkout each time they shop to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Price Chopper/Market 32 will match all donations made during the month, up to $5,000.Last year, in the wake of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season, Price Chopper/Market 32 teammates and customers raised more than $150,000 to support Red Cross Hurricane Relief. The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters each year, nationwide, and Price Chopper/Market 32 is committed to helping people affected by disasters big and small.“Given that the Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes, we know how important it is for them to have emergency response funds at the ready. We are proud that the collective generosity of Price Chopper/Market 32’s customers and teammates, in addition to our corporate match, supports neighbors near and far whose lives have been altered by disaster,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services.“Here in our region, Red Cross volunteers provide relief to families impacted by home fires and other emergencies every day. That relief is available immediately thanks to generous donors in our community who ensure that we are ready to respond each time disaster strikes,” said Maria Devlin, CEO of the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “The support we receive in September from Price Chopper/Market 32 and their customers helps to ensure that we can provide relief to disaster victims down the street and across the country all year long. We’re very grateful for this partnership.”For more information about Red Cross Disaster Relief, please visit www.redcross.org/disaster-relief(link is external).About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org(link is external) or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross(link is external).​CONCORD, NH / BURLINGTON, VT. REGION – Wednesday, August 30, 2018 – Price Chopper,Yeslast_img read more

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