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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Business People: Ray Miner; Amy Wheeler; Raymond P. Lambert

Ray Miner and Amy Wheeler

Ray Miner has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch operations administrator and branch operations manager at First Colebrook Bank’s office in Concord. He will supervise the operations managers in the bank’s other three branches including Amherst.

Miner joined First Colebrook Bank in 2004 as manager of the Concord office and earlier this year assumed the newly created position of assistant vice president/business development officer. Previously, as branch manager of Members First Credit Union, he had worked in business development as well as sales and member service.

Miner studied at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord and Fairfield (Conn.) University. He has been involved with a number of area organizations, including several chambers of commerce. Currently vice president of the Contoocook River Improvement Society, Miner is active with the Penacook Village Association Business Committee and is a member of the Concord Asset Building Coalition.

For several years, he has volunteered monthly at the Immaculate Conception Food Pantry and has organized and participated in the United Way’s Pace Setter Campaign for the Concord branch of First Colebrook Bank.

Miner has organized bank volunteers for the United Way’s Annual Day of Caring, the Capital Region Food Program’s Holiday Food Basket Project, the Granite State Reading Council’s “New Hampshire Literacy Day” and the CATCH Neighborhood Housing’s Community Day. He was also named the 2010 CATCH Volunteer of the Year and is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2011.

Amy Wheeler has been promoted to vice president/commercial loan officer at the Amherst office of First Colebrook Bank. Wheeler is a recipient of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Year Award. She has been a chamber board member since 2006 and currently serves as chair. Earlier this year, Rotary International honored Wheeler as a Paul Harris Fellow.

She participated in a Rotary International Group Study Exchange to the Philippines. A member of iUGO, Nashua’s network for young professionals, she is also a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Greater Nashua program. Wheeler is serving her second term on the Nashua Pastoral Care Center board of directors.

After earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Wheeler studied international business at Maastricht University Center for European Studies in the Netherlands. In her banking career, she has been a customer service representative, a client relations representative, a business development sales manager and trainer and a market manager and consumer loan officer.

Wheeler came to First Colebrook Bank in 2005 as assistant vice president/branch manager/business development and was promoted to vice president/branch administration and marketing in 2009.

She is a co-recipient of the bank’s Bill Bromage Community Service Award. The award is given annually in honor of former bank President and CEO Bill Bromage to First Colebrook Bank employees who demonstrate the accomplishments and selfless community service that Bromage exemplified.

Raymond P. Lambert

Raymond P. Lambert has joined The Provident Bank as vice president of commercial lending serving Greater Nashua and Manchester. Lambert will work with businesses, providing them with capital needed to grow their operations, invest in new equipment and create jobs to spur local economic development.

With more than 25 years of banking and financial services experience, he has served as a commercial lender managing multimillion dollar loan portfolios for several well-established banks in southern New Hampshire.

Lambert is active in many community and business organizations, including having served as past chairman of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past board member of the Nashua Pastoral Care Center, Junior Achievement of New England, United Way of Greater Nashua and the Adult Learning Center of Nashua, and is a past president of the Exchange Club of Nashua.