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Business of the Year (BOY) Awards

Business and Business Leader of the Year Awards Competition 

clientuploads/BOY16Logo-web.jpgIs 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 24 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/Nonprofit
• Financial Services/Insurance
• Health Care
• Manufacturing/Technology
• Real Estate/Construction/Engineering
• Retail/Wholesale
• Tourism/Hospitality

Please click here to access the 2018 Business of the Year application. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.

Please click here to access the 2018 Business Leader of the Year application. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.



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



 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



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



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.