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Corey Colwell sworn in as 2019 NHLSA President

Corey Colwell, LLS was sworn in as President of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association during the annual meeting held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH on December 6, 2018. Corey will serve as the 50th President of NHLSA for the year of 2019. He previously served as Vice President in 2017 and President-Elect in 2018. Corey has more than 30 years of experience in land surveying and civil/environmental permitting. As NHLSA President, he will supervise all business and affairs of the Association, and provide overall direction in concert with the mission statement and goals. NHLSA exists to promote the profession of surveying, mapping, land information systems and related fields to support the advancement of technologies, and to help ensure that these professional activities provide for the safety and welfare of the general public.

Corey Colwell has been a member of the TFMoran team since the acquisition of MSC Engineers and Surveyors in December 2014. He was named a company principal in 2015 and manages the Portsmouth division of TFMoran. TFMoran has previously worked with the NHLSA including participating in the NHLSA’s Construction Career Days, to promote jobs in construction and engineering to high school students.

Congratulations to Corey from everyone at TFMoran.

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TFMoran’s Bedford Office Celebrated Christmas with a Festive Party

TFMoran’s Bedford office hosted its annual Family Christmas Party on Friday December 14th. The office was decorated with beautiful gold and blue ornaments and poinsettias in honor of TFMoran’s 50th Anniversary. The centerpiece was a 12-foot-tall Christmas tree, draped in beautiful gold ribbon with a bow at the top. The sparkling lights and ornaments, and tasteful selection of Christmas music, created a perfect Christmas Party environment.

The party started promptly at 4 o’clock, when appetizers were being served in the main lobby. Everyone enjoyed the variety of appetizers, provided by Tidewater Catering. The meatballs were a big hit, as were the chicken quesadilla trumpets. All the food provided was delicious, and everyone at the party left with a full stomach. Most of the leftovers went home with John DiFrancesco, the marketing assistant intern, so he and his roommates at Southern New Hampshire University could enjoy them during Sunday’s Patriots game.

There was a great assortment of desserts for anyone looking for something sweet. The desserts included cookies, brownies, and other small bite-sized sweets. There was wine and beer for the adults to drink, and soda and juices for everyone to enjoy. There was also eggnog for those feeling extra festive. Attendees meandered around the party, talking with one another and sharing funny memories and stories. There were many smiling faces and the room was filled with the sound of laughter and storytelling. There was a kid’s craft station where the children could create snowflake, Christmas tree, reindeer, and Santa ornaments. The kids seemed to enjoy the crafts and made some very sparkly and creative ornaments to take home.

Happy Holidays from everyone at TFMoran!

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Supporting the Economic Development and Infrastructure Summit

Dylan Cruess represented TFMoran at the Economic Development and Infrastructure Summit on Wednesday November 14th, 2018. The event, put on by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, was hosted at the Manchester Country Club and was presented by TD Bank. Mr. Cruess was one of the panel members on the Board of Directors.  The keynote speaker, Jeff Speck, who is a city planner and bestselling author, spoke about how economic development is affected by the walkability of a city. The event also featured a presentation about Driving Economic and Community Development through Grassroots Leadership, and an update on the major projects taking place in the Greater Manchester area and how the projects will impact the local infrastructure. Snacks were provided to those who attended, as well as coffee. Sponsors for the event included Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and TFMoran.

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TFM Millyard Parking Garage Project featured on Front Page of the NH Union Leader

Exciting News! On the front page of the November 27, 2018 Greater Manchester Edition of the New Hampshire Union Leader is a construction photo of the new parking garage in downtown Manchester’s Millyard district, a TFMoran Civil/Site Engineering and Structural Engineering project. TFMoran also provided permitting and landscape architecture services for this 6-story, 1,700 space parking facility. This new precast concrete structure, located at the corner of South Commercial Street and Line Drive, will provide parking for Southern New Hampshire University’s online program and administrative offices housed in the adjacent Langer Place mill. The project architect is Built-Form, LLC and Construction Manager is Harvey ConstructionClick here to go to our project page to learn more.

To view the Union Leader photo taken by photographer Josh Gibney, link to this pdf NH Union Leader Front Page Nov 27 2018

Union Leader Photo Caption:
Construction is ahead of schedule for a six-story parking garage that can handle 1,700 vehicles at the southern end of the Millyard, just north of Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Project developer Peter Flotz said Monday that the project should be completed in mid-July, ahead of schedule. Southern New Hampshire University is leasing the entire garage, seen here in a photograph taken earlier this month.

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TFMoran Celebrates 50 Years at the Annual Harvest Lunch

TFMoran celebrated the holiday season with our Annual Harvest Lunch on November 21, 2018. The Company also celebrated our 50th year in business. TFMoran staff from the Bedford and Portsmouth offices met at the Bedford Village Inn to give thanks for another great year and enjoy some good food and beverages with coworkers. Prior to the event, company photos to commemorate the 50th year, were taken by Studio One photographer, John Gauvin.

The venue was beautiful in the Great Hall, as the Bedford Village Inn recently decorated for the holiday season. Floral centerpieces created by TFMoran’s Maryanne Murray, with help from Susan Bartley, added to the harvest-theme décor. Upon arrival, TFM staff socialized while enjoying a variety of healthy appetizers and holiday beverages from the bar. Then, all were treated to the delicious main course of salad, a lovely squash soup, steak, chicken, and roasted vegetables. Following the meal, a white raspberry-filled 50th Anniversary cake made by Frederick’s Pastries, was served to the enjoyment of all.

TFMoran president Bob Duval addressed the staff by congratulating the company and its employees on the 50 years in business and for another great year. Bob took a moment to recognize those who had been with TFMoran for more than 10 years (some over 30 years) and thanked them for their service. TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess, then spoke to the staff about upcoming benefit news, such as health insurance, the 401k program and other benefits. In appreciation of everyone’s dedication to the Company, holiday bonuses were handed out to all by the five TFMoran principals.

A special thanks to the Bedford Village Inn for hosting the event and creating such a lovely atmosphere for this special occasion. It was a great send off to Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as we gave thanks for our clients, our TFM team, friends and family.

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TFMoran’s Brenda Kolbow receives NH Land Surveyor License

TFMoran’s Brenda Kolbow receives NH Land Surveyor License

Congratulations to Brenda Kolbow, LLS on becoming a Licensed Land Surveyor in the state of New Hampshire! Brenda is a Survey Project Manager and has been with the Portsmouth division of TFMoran, since 2015. She is responsible for the management and coordination of survey projects with internal staff, clients, contractors, and regulatory officials from proposal through the completion of construction. Her field skills include boundary, topographic, ALTA, construction layout and as-built surveys, along with total station data collection and GPS static and kinetic observations. Brenda is now licensed in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Prior to her time at TFMoran, she received an Associates degree for Surveying Technology at Western Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.

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CPR Training at TFMoran

Members of the Bedford TFMoran team participated in a CPR certification course on November 14, 2018. Participants met in the first-floor conference room, where the training was held. Many of the attendees had been certified in the past and were taking the course as a refresher course. The course covered CPR trainings for all ages including adults, children, and infants. The certification class was taught by Robert Martin, who works with Exeter Hospital. The class was broken into two parts. Participants watched informational videos during the first portion of the class, and during the second part were able to practice the techniques on training mannequins.  The informational videos, provided by the American Heart Association, explained how to determine if a person needs CPR, the number of breaths and compressions necessary to properly perform CPR, how to properly perform these compressions and breaths, and how to use an AED, or Automated External Defibrillator. The Bedford office installed an AED in May through a New Hampshire Department of Safety program, which offers a discount and training for participants. There was also a portion of the training dedicated to helping someone who is choking and properly performing the Heimlich maneuver. Of course, we hope that all in attendance never need to use the techniques learned today, but we are glad that our team members are educated and would be able to provide assistants in an emergency.

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TFMoran at NH Municipal Expo Nov 14-15, 2018

TFMoran is participating in the 77th Annual New Hampshire Municipal Conference and Expo on November 14th and 15th of 2018. The event, hosted by the New Hampshire Municipal Association, is taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester (formerly the Radisson Hotel). The keynote speaker is Rebecca Rule, who is a well-known author and entertainer and currently hosts “Our Hometown” on NHPTV. She has entertained many audiences with her humorous tales of life in New Hampshire. The theme of this year’s conference is “Sharing Ideas: Shaping the Future.”

The Expo gives businesses an opportunity to present their ideas and projects to a group of their colleagues. Booths are laid out in a grid system, with street names and numbers posted to help attendees find the booths that interest them. TFMoran’s booth is number 310 on Oak Street. Our booth displays some of the most recent municipal projects, such as the renovations and additions for the Newmarket Junior/High School and Elementary School, and the new Warner Fire and Rescue Station, both currently under construction. TFMoran’s engineers are on-hand to answer any questions from the many visitors stopping by to check out our municipal projects from all around the state.

The two-day conference offers many informative sessions, with topics such as Cybercrime and Fraud, Land Use Law Updates, and Effective Uses of Mediation. As always, we are happy to attend the expo and look forward to seeing familiar faces and discussing our municipal projects.

Thank you to everyone who worked to make this event possible!

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Raising the Banner with Manchester Proud

TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess attended the Manchester Proud Banner Raising last Tuesday. Manchester Proud is an organization of community members from the Manchester area who want to build a better public-school system in Manchester, New Hampshire. They reach out to community members for thoughts and opinions on the current school system and changes that should be made to improve Manchester’s public schools. They plan to host more than 100 listening sessions to hear local opinions and discuss possible changes to the public-school system. On Tuesday November 13, 2018 Manchester Proud held an event to give thanks to supporters, volunteers, and community partners. The event took place at Veterans Park and was attended by many local business owners, school representatives, and the Mayor of Manchester, Joyce Craig. We wish Manchester Proud success in its future endeavors.

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Welcome John DiFrancesco as Marketing Assistant Intern

Welcome John DiFrancesco as Marketing Assistant Intern

TFMoran welcomes Southern New Hampshire University student, John DiFrancesco, as a Marketing Assistant Intern in the Bedford office. John is a senior at Southern New Hampshire University studying Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management. He has spent a semester in Florence, Italy, where he created a marketing plan for a small winery, Nistri Vignole. In addition, John is a marketing chair for the Southern New Hampshire University Gearheads, a club created for car enthusiasts. He also has experience as a photographer and looks forward to utilizing his photography skills in his new position.