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Friedman honored as Community Champion

MERRIMACK – Steve Friedman was recently honored as a recipient of the Bellwether Community Champion award, presented to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their community. On July 30, Friedman threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game and was celebrated during an on field pregame presentation.

Friedman serves on nine event committees for Boys & Girls Club, Families in Transition, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Friend’s of Boston’s Homeless Beyond Shelter and Breathe NH. In addition, Steve financially supports many organizations individually or through his family’s foundation, The Leopold & Ruth Friedman Foundation. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Club of Manchester for eight years and was recognized as Director of the Year twice.

Friedman is a resident of Merrimack.

Holton named VP of SJCS

MERRIMACK – Brooke Holton has been named Vice President of St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS), the provider of Meals On Wheels/Community Dining in Hillsborough County. SJCS serves an average 1,650 meals per day. During her tenure, Brooke has streamlined and standardized operations, as well as developed and implemented several client centric programs. She has more than 20 years experience in state and municipal government. Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree in human services/public administration, as well as a certificate in paralegal studies from Franklin Pierce College. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Boston University School of Management.