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Business of the Year Awards

Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Nonprofit Leader of the Year Awards Competition  

For 32 years, Business NH Magazine  and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives have celebrated the NH Businesses of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Business Leader of the Year and Nonprofit Leader of the Year. Awards are earned by one Business Leader of the Year, one Nonprofit Leader of the Year and nine NH companies/organizations, one in each category.

The winners of Nonprofit of the Year and Nonprofit Leader of the Year will each recieve a $5,000 grant from the NH Charitable Foundation.

Applications are due by Feb. 20, 2024. Any business in NH is welcome to apply. Winners will be announced in the May 2023 issue.

Education is now its own industry category. Educational institutions, including those that are nonprofit, should use the Business of the Year application to enter in the Education category.

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May 2023 issue


Business Leader: Steve Duprey, president of The Duprey Companies, Concord

Nonprofit Leader: Kathy Collinsworth, executive director, Monadnock Humane Society

Business Services: Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: PROCON, Hooksett

Education: White Mountains Community College, Berlin

Financial Services/Insurance: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in NH, Manchester

Health Care: St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua

Manufacturing/Technology: Alene Candles, Milford

Nonprofit: HAVEN, Portsmouth


Amy Labelle, May 2022 cover



Business Leader: Amy Labelle, owner, founder and winemaker of LaBelle Winery, Amherst

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: Sullivan Construction, Bedford

Education: Plymouth State University, Plymouth

Financial Services: Service Credit Union, Portsmouth

Health Care: Concord Hospital, Concord

Nonprofit: The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Retail/Wholesale: Associated Grocers of New England, Pembroke


May 2021 cover


Business Leader: Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet, Hooksett

Business Services: Merchants Fleet, Hooksett

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: JSA Design, Portsmouth

Education: Rivier University, Nashua

Financial Services: St. Mary's Bank, Manchester

Health Care: ConvenientMD Urgent Care, Portsmouth

Hospitality/Tourism: Common Man Family, Ashland

Insurance: Northeast Delta Dental, Concord

Manufacturing/Technology: Red River, Claremont

Nonprofit: NH Food Bank, Manchester

Retail/Wholesale: Bellavance Beverage Co., Londonderry


 July 2020 cover of Howard Bridsky BusiNess Leader of the Decade


Business Leader: Howard Brodsky, chairman an co-CEO of CCA Global Partners, Manchester

Business Assistance: NH Small Business Development Center, Durham

Business Services: McLane Middleton, Manchester

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: Nobis Group, Concord

Financial Services/Insurance: Bank of NH, Laconia

Health Care: Cornerstone VNA, Rochester

Hospitality/Tourism: Great NH Restaurants, Bedford

Manufacturing/Technology: Hypertherm, Hanover

Nonprofit: Catholic Charities NH, Manchester

Retail/Wholesale: Palmer Gas & Oil, Atkinson


 Business of the year 2019 cover



Business Leader: Harold Turner, The H.L. Turner Group, Concord

Business Assistance: Vested for Growth, Concord

Business Services: Eversource, Manchester

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: Warrenstreet Architects, Concord

Education: Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua

Financial Services/Insurance: Clark Insurance, Manchester

Health Care: Cornerstone VNA, Rochester

Hospitality/Tourism: Red Arrow Diner, Manchester

Manufacturing/Technology: W.S. Badger Company, Gilsum

Nonprofit: Riverbend Community Mental Health, Concord

Retail/Wholesale: CCA Global Partners, Manchester


Business of the Year 2018 cover


Business Leader: Sandy Cleary, CruCon Cruise Outlet, Moultonborough

Business Services: Calling All Cargo Moving and Storage, Dover

Construction/Engineering/Real Estate: ReVision 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.