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Article - Northern Border Regional Commission Announces New Program Specialist

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) is excited to announce the hiring of Molly Taflas as a Program Specialist, focused on grant reimbursements. Molly has a track record of success and leadership in a range of organizations in the NBRC region, always with an eye towards community-building. She joins the Commission after serving for four years in her current role leading the Hannah Grimes Marketplace in Keene, NH, a business dedicated to supporting local small businesses, and surrounding communities. The NBRC is working to build its grant administration capacity in a distributed, virtual environment, and Molly will remain in Rindge, NH, working remotely.

“We are thrilled that Molly has agreed to join our team at the NBRC,” said Executive Director Rich Grogan. He added, “She has a unique combination of skills that will allow us to better serve our communities across the NBRC region.”

In her new role, Molly will work collaboratively with NBRC staff to speed the efficiency of reimbursement processing. She will be responsible for building critical relationships with grantees across the NBRC region, and for participating in continuous improvement efforts among NBRC’s current programs.

"I am honored to be joining the NBRC team as a Program Specialist,” Taflas said. She added, “I look forward to establishing lasting relationships with our partners and continuing to improve economic development within the communities we serve." 

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Created in the 2008 Farm Bill, NBRC is a federal-state partnership with a mission to help alleviate economic distress and encourage private-sector job creation in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and New York. Since its inception, the Commission has awarded more than $55 million in grants, which has leveraged more than $142 million to support 248 grants across the four states.