CRDC Presents Three Awards at Annual Banker Celebration


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CRDC is pleased to announce that three awards were presented at its Annual Banker Celebration recently held at the Manchester Country Club. The first award recognized Merrimack County Savings

CRDC is pleased to announce that three awards were presented at its Annual Banker Celebration recently held at the Manchester Country Club.

The first award recognized Merrimack County Savings as CRDC’s Bank of the Year. The award according to CRDC Executive Director, Stephen Heavener is based on highest dollar volume of lending of loans referred to CRDC in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. “CRDC is a non-profit development corporation, and relies heavily on our relationships within the banking industry to achieve our mission,” says Heavener. “Merrimack County Savings Bank has been and continues to be a strong partner.  They are a lead supporter of our work this fiscal year and we recognize their support.” 

CRDC also celebrated the dedication and support of James Goodhue, Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer at Primary Bank as the 2017 Lender of the Year. The award is solely based on the dollar volume produced together by a commercial lender and CRDC. “James deserves this award because of his continued commitment to his banking customers. He introduces our financial options such as our SBA 504 Lending or other financing products to his customers. James is a direct link to CRDC’s financial success this year and we applaud him for his strong commitment to not only us, but ultimately to his banking customers.”

For the first time, CRDC presented a Lifetime Achievement Award. This inaugural award was presented to Ed Caron, Executive VP and Senior Commercial Lending Officer at Merrimack County Savings Bank. “CRDC is greatly appreciative of Ed’s dedication and commitment in the banking industry and to us,” said Heavener. “Ed has been a strong advocate of CRDC’s and we wish him well in his upcoming retirement.”  Ed is scheduled to retire in January 2018 after 21 years at Merrimack County Savings Bank.

(L-R): Ed Caron, Executive VP/Senior Commercial Loan Officer at Merrimack County Savings Bank, Stephen Lawrence, President of CRDC's Board of Directors, Stephen Heavener, CRDC Executive Director and Philip Emma, President of Merrimack County Savings Bank

(L-R) Stephen Lawrence, President of CRDC’s Board of Directors, James Goodhue, VP/Commercial Loan Officer, Primary Bank and Stephen Heavener, CRDC Executive Director

(L-R) Ed Caron, Stephen Lawrence, President of CRDC’s Board of Directors, and Stephen Heavener, CRDC Executive Director



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