Business Excellence Awards

2014 Business Excellence Awards

Business Excellence Awards Did you know that small businesses make up more than 80 percent of the New Hampshire business community?

They are the heart of the Granite State's economy, but the people who own and operate them are often overlooked and don't receive the kind of public recognition they deserve.

Recognizing the state's small-business owners and operators is the purpose of NHBR's Business Excellence Awards -- they are a celebration of those small-business people whose imagination, industriousness and innovation have not only helped their companies to grow and thrive, but to give back as well -- to their communities and the entire state.

2014 AWARD CATEGORIES

Nominations must meet a minimum score of 85% to receive an award. If no nomination in a particular category meets the minimum score, an award will not be presented in that category.
Click here for Business Excellence Awards judging criteria and entry rules

• Business and Professional Services
• Consumer Services
• Financial Services
• Health Care
• Manufacturing
• Media and Marketing
• Non-Profit
• Real Estate and Construction
• Technology

2014 AWARDS CEREMONY

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This year's award ceremony will be held on:

Tuesday, October 28 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Radisson Hotel in Manchester , NH

2013 AWARDS CEREMONY

Archive » Business Excellence Award Recipients

2013 Business Excellence Hall of Fame Inductee: Larry Gammon, Easter Seals NH

2013 Business Excellence Hall of Fame Inductee: Larry Gammon, Easter Seals NH

Under Larry’s able and visionary leadership, this Manchester-based organization has grown to become the single largest Easter Seals organization in the world
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Paul Lachance, Smartware Group

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Paul Lachance, Smartware Group

The software is used by both small and large businesses in a variety of industries, from manufacturing plants to stadiums to data centers
2013 Business Excellence Winner: John Stewart, Bedford Martial Arts Academy

2013 Business Excellence Winner: John Stewart, Bedford Martial Arts Academy

The academy has become a gathering place that provides a safe and fun place for kids to become productive, strong members of their communities
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Arthur O. “Buddy” Phaneuf, Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Arthur O. “Buddy” Phaneuf, Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

While Buddy has kept the company’s traditional values of generosity and honesty alive, he has also been at the forefront of the death care industry
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Angela Martin, Devine Millimet

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Angela Martin, Devine Millimet

The initiative provides free incorporation to new businesses that are just getting off the ground
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Gail Kimball, Advanced Graphic Communication

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Gail Kimball, Advanced Graphic Communication

Gail has donated hundreds of hours of work to programs that help to stimulate the local economy
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Keri Laman, Tidewater Catering Group

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Keri Laman, Tidewater Catering Group

It has grown into one of the foremost catering companies in southern New Hampshire
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Sharon Beaty, Mid-State Health Center

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Sharon Beaty, Mid-State Health Center

Their goal was to provide high-quality, primary health care and support services to people across central New Hampshire – regardless of their ability to pay
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Daniel R. Morrison, Optima Bank & Trust

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Daniel R. Morrison, Optima Bank & Trust

By offering personalized service and local decision-making to small businesses and homeowners, Optima has become New Hampshire’s fastest-growing bank
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Shane Carter, Ridgeview Construction

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Shane Carter, Ridgeview Construction

Ridgeview is committed to building custom homes that are as beautiful and affordable as they are minimally impactful on the environment
2013 Business Excellence Winner: Keith Bamford, Daystar Inc.

2013 Business Excellence Winner: Keith Bamford, Daystar Inc.

Keith Bamford and his two brothers, Dan and Eric, decided to start up their own small business over a decade ago, inspired by their parents, who had run an insurance business of their own

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Citizens Bank

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Bank of NH

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