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2021 Business of the Year Competition

Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives invite businesses and nonprofits to enter the 2021 Business of the Year competition.

This is an opportunity to celebrate excellence in NH's business community.

We will honor one Business Leader of the Year. We will also honor nine NH companies/organizations as a Business of the Year, one from each of these industry categories:

• Business Services
• Construction/Engineering/Real Estate
• Education
• Financial Services/Insurance
• Manufacturing/Technology
• Health Care
• Hospitality/Tourism
• Retail/Wholesale
• Nonprofit*

*The 2021 nonprofit winner will receive an unrestricted $5,000 grant from the NH Charitable Foundation. This award is in tribute to Walter J. Dunfey. Do not use this application to apply. There is an application specifically for Nonprofits.


THE APPLICATION IS ONLINE ONLY. The application deadline is January 29, 2021.

Please note the application is quite extensive. Answer each of the questions below in 2,000 words or less. We suggest you answer the questions in a word document, save them and copy them into this form. Scroll to the bottom of the form for the list of questions.

Please contact editor Matt Mowry with any questions or call him at 603-626-6354 x214.

Detailed Questions

Submit four letters of recommendation: one from the president or executive director of your local chamber or the BIA and three from recognized business leaders in your community. These letters should explain, from the writer's perspective, why the company should be considered for Business of the Year. 

Please e-mail letters to . The subject line needs to read "BOY recommendation letter for (inset company name)."