People and Property: Real estate and construction news from around NH

New real estate marketing firm formed, CMC receives $500,000 grant from HHS for expansion…and more

Colleen Cowette

agent confidential, a new marketing firm focused on the real estate industry, was founded in Manchester. The company’s co-founders are longtime marketers Colleen Cowette and Ami D’Amelio. The company will serve independent real estate agents and brokers with customized strategic marketing planning and execution, including online and offline


Ami D’Amelio

Marketing, social media, video, print and advertising solutions. Cowette serves as strategic advisor and D’Amelio is the account director.

A major downtown mixed-use development, including a boutique hotel and restaurant, has received its Certificate of Consent from a unanimous Portsmouth Historic District Commission. The 1 Congress St. project proposed by the developer Mark McNabb, involves the renovation and restoration of two historic buildings and the construction of a three-story annexe on what is now an above-ground parking lot. The location is opposite the North Church. The development aims to make the area “pedestrian-friendly” while essentially becoming a link between the “McIntyre (Federal Building) and the Bridge Street lot,” the architect said Tracy Cossack.

A Salem poker room has been granted conditional approval by the city planning committee to expand into a vacant former Kmart department store across from its current location. plans for the new Chaser’s poker room 490 electronic games and 160 table games were authorized at 161 South Broadway, for a total of 650 seats. There will still be tables in the original location. The anticipated deal at the second Chasers location is expected to help double charitable giving, growing to $10 million for more than 40 local organizations, according to the estimate.

The US Department of Health and Human Services awarded a grant of $500,000 Catholic Medical Center in Manchester to support the construction and improvement of the CMC’s Behavioral Health Annex of the Emergency Department, which aims to meet the growing need for behavioral health and substance use disorders treatment. The renovation and expansion project includes a new behavioral health annex with additional beds and rooms. The grant was announced by the US Senator. Jeanne Shaheenwho secured the funding.

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