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BNH's 2020 Business Leader of Decade & 9 Businesses of Decade

Published Friday Jul 17, 2020

Howard Brodsky, chair and co-CEO of CCA Global Partners in Manchester, was named the 2020 Business Leader of the Decade by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Brodsky is being honored for his visionary leadership in building the second-largest private company in NH and the 14th largest retail cooperative worldwide. Featured in the magazine, Brodsky is also noted as a champion for family businesses and for helping to roll out the cooperative business model globally.

Business NH Magazine also announced the winners of its prestigious Business of the Decade awards, which are included in the July issue. The following companies were selected for their business success, their contributions to the community, and their leadership within their industry:

• Business Services:
   McLane Middleton in Manchester

• Construction/Engineering/Real Estate:
   Nobis Group in Concord

• Education/Nonprofit:
   Catholic Charities NH in Manchester, which will receive a $5,000

   grant from the NH Charitable Foundation

• Financial Services/Insurance:
   Bank of NH in Laconia

 • Health Care:
   Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association in Rochester

 • Hospitality/Tourism:
   Great NH Restaurants in Bedford

 • Manufacturing/Technology:
   Hypertherm in Hanover

 • Retail/Wholesale:
   Palmer Gas & Oil in Atkinson

• Business Assistance Organization:
   NH Small Business Development Center in Durham

The competition and event are a partnership between Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce executives. All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive.

Business NH Magazine invited the winners of our Business of the Year and Business Leader of the Year awards between 2011 and 2019 to apply for the Business of the Decade competition. Nearly 50 judges participated in scoring the applications through two rounds of judging to determine the winners.

Awards will be presented at a special soiree on Tuesday, October 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Hotel in Manchester. Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor People’s United Bank; Platinum Sponsors Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Eversource; Nonprofit Sponsor NH Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsor Anagnost Companies. The Program Sponsor is Northeast Delta Dental, the Centerpiece Sponsor is Sheehan Phinney and the Napkin Sponsor is Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Tickets are $95 per person or $950 for a table of 10.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives scholarship fund. To register, please visit


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