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Business of the Year (BOY) Awards

Business and Business Leader of the Year Awards Competition  

clientuploads/BOY16Logo-web.jpg Is Your Company a Business of the Year? You just might be. You don't need hundreds of employees or billions in income to apply. We are looking for companies that are financially sound, active in their communities and members of their local chambers. If this is you, read on and consider applying for this prestigious award. Businesses of all sizes have won in the past, and you could be next.

For 25 years, Business NH Magazine  and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives have celebrated the NH Businesses of the Year and Business Leader of the Year.

Awards are given to one Business Leader of the Year and nine NH companies, one in each category:

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

*The 2019 nonprofit winner will receive an unrestricted $5,000 grant from the NH Charitable Foundation. This award is in tribute to Walter J. Dunfey.


The 2019 competition is now closed. But you can still be a part of the celebration. Get your tickets now to  our Business of the Year awards on May 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester.

The 2020 competition will be Business of the Decade and will only be open to past winners between 2011 and 2019.  Check back in September 2020 for the 2021 Business of the Year application!


May 2018 cover


Business Leader: Sandy Cleary, CruCon Cruise Outlet, Moultonborough

Business Services: Calling All Cargo Moving and Storage, Dover

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: EReVision Energy, Brentwood

Education/Nonprofit: NeighborWorks Southern NH, Manchester

Financial Services/Insurance: Santo Insurance and Financial Services, LLC , Salem

Health Care: Farnum Center, Manchester

Hospitality/Tourism: Granite State Growler Tours , North Hampton

Manufacturing/Technology: Medtronic , Portsmouth

Retail/Wholesale: Highland Hardwoods, Brentwood

May 2017 cover  


Business Leader: Andy Crews, AutoFair, Manchester

Business Assistance: Alpha Loft, Manchester

Business Services: Donahue, Tucker and Ciandella, PLLC, Exeter

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: Eckman Construction Company Inc., Bedford

Education/Nonprofit: Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, Milford

Financial Services/Insurance: Franklin Savings Bank, Franklin

Health Care: Home Health & Hospice Care, Merrimack

Hospitality/Tourism: CruCon Cruise Outlet, Moultonborough

Manufacturing/Technology: Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc., Milford

Retail/Wholesale : Palmer Gas & Oil, Atkinson

  May 2016 cover


  Business Leader: Dick Anagnost, Anagnost Companies, Manchester

  Business Services: Sheehan Phinney, Manchester

  Business Assistance: Northern Community Investment Corporation, Lancaster

  Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: TFMoran Inc., Bedford

  Financial Services/Insurance: Foy Insurance Group, Exeter

  Health Care: Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester

  Hospitality/Tourism: NH Fisher Cats, Manchester

  Manufacturing/Technology: Dyn, Manchester

  Nonprofit: Gateways Community Services, Nashua

Retail/Wholesale : AutoFair, Manchester

  May 2015 cover


Business Leader:  Larry Gammon, president and CEO of Easter Seals NH, Manchester

Business Services:  McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association, Manchester

Business Assistance:  NH Small Business Development Center, Durham

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate:  Brady Sullivan Properties, Manchester

Financial Services:  NH Mutual Bancorp, Concord and Meredith

Health Care:  Catholic Medical Center, Manchester

Hospitality/Tourism:  Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe, Portsmouth

Manufacturing:  Wire Belt Company of America, Londonderry

Nonprofit:  Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH, Concord

May 2014 cover


Business Leader: Dianne Mercier, NH division president of People's United Bank

Business Services: Granite Clover Self Storage, Amherst

Business Assistance: NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Concord

Construction/Engineering: EnviroVantage, Epping

Financial Services: Optima Bank & Trust Company, Portsmouth

Health Care: Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, Keene

Hospitality/Tourism: Tuscan Brands, Salem

Manufacturing: RCD Components, Manchester

Nonprofit: NH Catholic Charities, Manchester

Retail/Wholesale: Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Keene



Business Leader: Brian Hooper, MSI Mechanical Systems

Business Services: Mainstay Technologies

Education: Southern NH University

Financial Services/Insurance: Ledyard National Bank

Health Care: Lamprey Health Care

Hospitality/Tourism: Great NH Restaurants

Manufacturing/Technology: Superior Controls Inc.

Nonprofit: Families in Transition

Retail/Wholesale: Littleton Coin Company


Business Leader:  Howard Brodsky, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of CCA Global Partners

Business Assistance Organization:  NH Vocational Rehabilitation

Business Services:  Bank W Holdings, LLC

Education/Nonprofit:  Animal Rescue League of NH

Financial Services/Insurance:  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England Inc.

Health Care:  RiverWoods Continuing Care Retirement Community

Hospitality/Tourism:  Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

Manufacturing/Technology:  Northern Lantern Ltd.

Retail/Wholesale: West Lebanon Feed & Supply


Business Leader: Dr. Richard Gustafson, Chancellor of the Community College System of NH

Business Assistance Organization: NH Center for Nonprofits

Business Services: PixelMedia Inc.

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: Nobis Engineering Inc.

Education/Nonprofit: Family Resource Center at Gorham

Financial Services/Insurance: Laconia Savings Bank (Bank of NH)

Health Care: Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics

Hospitality/Tourism: The Duprey Companies

Manufacturing/Technology: Hypertherm Inc.