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Party On! 2021 BOB Awards Virtual Celebration a Success!

The BOB awards party was held virtually on April 1, with winners and guests celebrating together over Zoom. The party included time to network with other NH business leaders, a trivia contest with Prizes sponsored by TFMoran and a keynote speech by Tom Boucher, CEO-Owner of Great NH Restaurants. Attendees were invited to submit their celebratory photos during the event for the chance to win gift cards to local restaurants.

The winner of each round of trivia received a prize of AirPods, an Amazon Echo Show or an iPad!

TFMoran was honored as the 2021 “Best of Business” in the engineering category for the ninth consecutive year! Awards are based on a poll of 4,700 NH Business Review readers. The BOB Awards honor the best of business across New Hampshire in over 90 business-to-business categories.

A big THANK YOU to those who voted for us and CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!

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Cheryl Smith joins TFMoran as Seacoast Division Office Manager

Cheryl Smith has joined TFMoran as Office Manager for the Seacoast Division in Portsmouth, NH. Ms. Smith has an Associate of Science degree in Applied Plant Science from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. She has over thirty years of experience in business and operations management, having held various managerial positions for seacoast area businesses prior to joining TFMoran.

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TFMoran welcomes Jonathan Devine to Survey Department

Jonathan Devine has joined TFMoran as a Survey Field Technician in the Bedford office. Jonathan recently graduated from Montana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His studies included Hydrology, Groundwater, and Wetlands, and he worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Land Resources & Environmental Science at MSU.  Additionally, he has an Engineer in Training (EIT) certification from the state of New Hampshire. Mr. Devine is also a licensed commercial boat captain and avid outdoorsman.

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TFMoran Sponsors NH Business Review’s ‘Down to Business’ Podcast Series

TFMoran and McLane Middleton are sponsors of NH Business Review’s 2021 podcast series “Down to Business”.  Down to Business is a weekly NH Business Review podcast, which started in February 2020. Each Wednesday, Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with Associate Editor Liisa Rajala, Reporter Bob Sanders, and their guests to talk about the latest business headlines and the news readers need to know about.

Listen to “Down to Business” on Google Podcasts, Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you like to listen. All prior episodes of the podcast are available, with an option to subscribe to be notified of future episodes.

Recent episodes sponsored by TFMoran include:

Alex Horton and Ashley Oberg On Supporting Local Business, Podcasting

Episode 52 March 3, 2021

This week, Downtown Manchester business owners, Alex Horten of Cafe La Reine, and Ashley Oberg of Barre Life discuss how their businesses are weathering the pandemic, the importance of supporting local, and about their podcast Coffee at the Barre.

 

Episode 49 February 10, 2021

The Cure (the team from DHMC’s new Covid-19 podcast)

This week, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with the hosts of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s new COVID-19 podcast, The Cure, including Jose R. Mercado, MD, Rima Mercado, MD, Amogh Karnik, MD, and Marshall Ward, MD. The team discusses how the podcast aims to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine, they break down the logistics of vaccine distribution in New Hampshire, and talk about the long term.

 

Episode 48 February 5, 2021

Liz Gray and the NH SBDC

This week, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks to Elizabeth Gray, State Director of the NH Small Business Development Center. Liz provides a look into what kinds of challenges the SBDC was able to help small businesses meet during the past year, and her outlook for the business now and as the year unfolds.

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TFMoran Employee Fundraising Campaign Raises over $2,000 for Granite United Way

TFMoran partnered with the New Hampshire Chapter of the United Way in kicking off its first Employee Fundraising Campaign at the beginning of the year. COO Dylan Cruess worked with United Way’s Senior Director of Corporate Relations Amanda Ruggles to kick off the campaign on January 20th. TFM employees are donating over $2,100 for the Granite United Way this year through the payroll deduction or one-time contribution options!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated!

The United Way has made a difference, especially this year for those who have been hit hard by the pandemic. The Granite United Way has provided relief to more than 80,000 individuals by connecting them to medical assistance, unemployment benefits, housing, food and critical basic needs.

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TFMoran voted Best NH Engineering Firm!

TFMoran was honored as the 2021 “Best of Business” in the engineering category for the ninth consecutive year! Awards are based on a poll of 4,700 NH Business Review readers.

TFMoran President Robert Duval PE LEED APAccording to Bob Duval, President of TFMoran, “This recognition from NH Business Review Readers year after year, is a tribute to the ‘putting clients first’ ethic that our employees practice every day, and the positive impact they have on our community.”

The BOB Awards honor the best of business across New Hampshire in over 90 business-to-business categories. The award ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday, April 1 and is free to attend. Online guests will be able to network with business leaders from across the state, while also enjoying complementary party boxes, watch parties, trivia contests, and prizes. Click here to register and join in the celebration!

A Big “THANK YOU” to all who voted for us, and Congratulations to all who won!

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TFMoran Kicks Off United Way Employee Fundraising Campaign

TFMoran has partnered with the New Hampshire Chapter of United Way in kicking off its first Employee Fundraising Campaign. This campaign makes it easy to give though Granite United Way’s website by making a payroll pledge. Employees are able to have their preferred amount automatically deducted from their pay to contribute to the non-profit cause of their choice.

The United Way has made a difference, especially this year for those who have been hit hard by the pandemic. The Granite United Way has provided relief to more than 80,000 individuals by connecting them to medical assistance, unemployment benefits, housing, food and critical basic needs.

The campaign kicked off on January 20th.

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TFMoran helps NH Children stay in school amid the pandemic

TFMoran has made another $5,000 contribution to the New Hampshire Children’s Scholarship Fund to help families. This financial assistance is available to New Hampshire children of low- and moderate- income families to attend K-12 schools that best fit their needs. These scholarships can apply to private schools, out-of-district schools, and homeschooling, which make these options more financially available.

As a result of the pandemic, many CSF scholarship families are facing a new economic situation. CSF families may have lost a job or are now paying for childcare while classes have gone virtual or been cancelled altogether. These families earn an income of $48,000 or less, meaning they cannot afford to pay their school’s full tuition. But because of these unexpected circumstances, their children’s education is put in jeopardy.

Thanks to Kate Baker, Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire, who visited our office for a fun socially distant photo op with TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess!

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TFMoran’s Seacoast Division donates to Hope for the Holidays

Donations made to “Hope for the Holidays” by TFMoran’s seacoast division employees have been matched by TFMoran, doubling their donation. Hope for the Holidays, an initiative put on by The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, helps nonprofits in the area by turning to the community for support. After being hit especially hard during the pandemic, local nonprofits are asked what tangible needs could be provided to them in time for the holidays.

The employees of TFMoran’s Portsmouth office stepped up this holiday season, raising money for two local organizations on the list: Greengard Center for Autism, and Seacoast Mental Health Center. The Greengard Center for Autism plans to purchase adult bean bag chairs to accommodate the sensory needs of adults with autism. The donation made to Seacoast Mental Health Center will go towards covering the cost of mental health services for an uninsured individual.

 

Greengard ResidenceRendering courtesy of DMA:  Greengard Residence

TFMoran recently provided engineering and survey services for the expansion of both Centers. The Greengard Center for Autism in Portsmouth opened a new Greengard Residence home for 5 adults with autism. This safe secure home provides a unique lifelong living and learning opportunity with a full day program including education, meaningful work, and access to recreation. The expansion of Seacoast Mental Health Center in Exeter included a 6,000sf building addition, associated parking and site improvements.

A Big THANK YOU to TFMoran’s principals for graciously matching the donations made by the seacoast division employees for these two great organizations!

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TFMoran adds Nicholas Golon as Principal

TFMoran announces the addition of Nicholas Golon, PE as a principal of the firm. Mr. Golon joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department in July 2006.  He holds a BS in Civil Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology, is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Hampshire and Maine, and holds an NHDOT LPA certification among others.

“We are pleased to welcome Nick into our ownership team.  His 20 years of diverse experience includes some of the most important energy, industrial, commercial, and residential projects in the state”, said Robert Duval, president of TFMoran.  “With his energy and enthusiasm, he thrives on fast-paced, multi-discipline projects.  Nick is a seasoned manager who builds and maintains strong client relationships while delivering cost-effective and comprehensive solutions”, continues Duval.

Mr. Golon also serves on the Board of Directors of the NH Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and has participated in the ASCE Legislative Fly-In program in Washington, DC. He recently helped ASCE-NH raise $20,000 for the Scholarship Fund for current and prospective New Hampshire engineering students.

Mr. Golon was recently recognized as one of the state’s standout young professionals in the 2020 Class of “40 Under Forty” by the New Hampshire Union Leader, and in 2015 was selected for the Leadership Greater Manchester Program by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. A strong believer in giving back to the community, he chairs the Manchester Conservation Commission’s annual fundraiser “Tour De Manch”, a 30-mile bike tour around the Queen City, and he actively mentors numerous New Hampshire students interested in science, engineering, and construction.

Mr. Golon lives in Bedford, NH with his girlfriend and three children.