2013 BOB Award winners

The sixth annual NHBR readers' poll of the best B-to-B companies in the Granite State.



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Best Accounting Firm: Howe, Riley & Howe, CPA

660 Chestnut St., Manchester
603-627-3838
www.hrhcpa.com
 
For more than 50 years, Howe Riley & Howe has offered tax, audit and litigation support and accounting consulting services through the use of the most up-to-date technologies. Whether a for-profit company or a charitable organization, Howe Riley & Howe has experienced staff to assist with your accounting needs.
 

Best Advertising Agency: wedü

Best Website Developer: wedü

20 Market St., Manchester
603-647-WEDU
www.wedu.com
 
wedü, an award-winning, full-service advertising and marketing agency in Manchester, has been providing clients with excellent advertising and marketing, interactive Web design and development, public relations and experiential marketing since its founding in 1998. Whether a client is looking for online or offline marketing initiatives, wedü offers creative and effective solutions.

Best Architectural Firm: Lavallee Brensinger Architects

155 Dow St., Ste. 400, Manchester
603-622-5450
www.lbpa.com
 
The architecture firm Lavallee Brensinger has 30 years of innovative design experience. With a philosophy that states, “Your mission inspires us. Our creativity and knowledge empower you. Together we achieve excellence,” the firm is dedicated to quality and client service. Among its award-winning projects are the IDEXX Laboratories in Maine and the City of Manchester Department of Public Works Administration Building.

Best Art Gallery for Corporate Art: McGowan Fine Art

10 Hills Ave., Concord
603-225-2515
www.mcgowanfineart.com
 
McGowan Fine Art has been serving the art needs of northern New England for more than 30 years, offering a distinctive selection of New England artists, both emerging and established, in a variety of mediums, styles and price ranges. It offers something for everyone, from the first-time buyer to the experienced collector.

Best Career Coach: Human Capital Solutions (Deb Titus)

603-434-4042
www.humancapitalsolutions-us.com
 
Human Capital Solutions LLC offers workforce development solutions for both individuals and organizations, including executive coaching, consulting, workshops and more. No matter which solution you choose, HCS will guide you through its client-centered and results-focused process, which includes four steps: identifying your goals, figuring out how to achieve them, implementing the solutions and measuring the outcomes.

Best Cell Phone Provider: Verizon Wireless

Locations throughout New Hampshire
140 West St., New York, NY
800-899-4249
www.verizonwireless.com
 
Verizon Wireless has the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless network as well as coverage in more than 200 countries. With a variety of plans tailored to businesses, Verizon Wireless can keep your company connected to customers down the street or across the country. In the past two years, Verizon has expanded its “lightning-fast” 4G LTE network into many New Hampshire towns and cities.

Best Clothier for Men: George's Apparel

675 Elm St., Manchester
603-622-5441
www.georgesapparel.com
 
This full-service men’s clothing store in Manchester has it all -- from suits to ties, accessories and outerwear. All suits and sport coats come with free alterations for the entire life of the garment. A knowledgeable staff, professional fittings, a huge inventory and in-house alterations make shopping for a high-quality suit easy and painless.

Best Clothier for Women: Alapage Boutique        

25 S. River Road, Ste. 301, Bedford
603-622-0550
www.alapageboutique.com
 
Alapage, located at Bedford Square, has been offering the latest clothing designs as well as accessories, gifts and shoes since 1989. Its Jean Bar offers a wide range of styles, fit and lengths to fit almost any woman from designers such as 7 for All Mankind, True Religion, Christopher Blue and Not Your Daughter’s Jeans.

Best Electrical Contractor: Longchamps Electric Inc.

700 Harvey Road, Manchester
603-625-5954
www.longchampselectric.com
Longchamps Electric Inc., now one of the largest electrical and communications systems contractors in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, was founded more than 30 years ago by master electrician Robert O. Longchamps. Longchamps is a full-service electrical contractor capable of handling projects of all sizes and scope. The firm also provides design-build services as well as project fast-tracking, on-call services, telecommunications and back-up generator installation.

Best General Contractor: Harvey Construction

10 Harvey Road, Bedford
603-624-4600
www.harveyconstruction.com
Harvey Construction has built a solid reputation based upon trust, technical competence and the determination to serve clients with ingenuity and speed. Its expertise in the construction of sophisticated facilities includes educational facilities, hospitals, government buildings, office buildings and other structures.

Best Mechanical Contractor: Granite State Plumbing & Heating Inc.

10 N. Riverdale Road, Weare
603-529-3322
www.granitestateplumbingandheating.com
Granite State Plumbing & Heating Inc. has been providing HVAC and mechanical systems installation and service since 1983. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Comfort Systems, GS Plumbing and Heating focuses on the mid-market commercial industrial and institutional sectors, while caring for customers, employees and the environment.
 

Best Corporate Moving Company: Ray The Mover

1 Allard Drive, Manchester
800-321-7170
www.raythemover.net
Established in 1937 by Raymond Allard, Ray The Mover is a third-generation family-owned and -operated business. As a premium service mover, it utilizes a large fleet of modern vans and equipment, palletized warehousing and carefully selected van crews. The company has a network of over 300 destination agents throughout the United States to assist corporate clients. Additionally, Ray The Mover is one of the top-rated military carriers in New England, serving military personnel who are being relocated throughout the country.

Best Courier and Delivery Service: Granite State Shuttle Service

800-633-9222
www.granitestateshuttle.com
Established in 1987 with two couriers and two vehicles, Granite State Shuttle Service has grown to over 150 vehicles, ranging from small sedans to larger cube trucks, and over 150 employees who strive to ensure its customers are professionally served. It provides pickup and delivery service to virtually all of New England on a daily basis, covering the entire state of New Hampshire, the Interstate 95 corridor from Kittery to Portland, Maine, along with areas of Vermont and Massachusetts.

Best Electricity Provider: Public Service of New Hampshire

780 No. Commercial St., Manchester
603-669-4000
www.psnh.com
PSNH, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, is the state’s largest electric utility, providing service to more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns in New Hampshire.

Best Engineering Firm: TFMoran Inc.

48 Constitution Drive, Bedford
603-472-4488
www.tfmoran.com
TFMoran Inc. is a regionally recognized land planning, civil engineering and
landscape architectural firm with over 40 years of continuous service to private and public clients. Committed to responsible, sustainable development, TFM offers the first LEED accredited professional structural and civil engineering staff in the state of New Hampshire.

Best Commercial Equipment Rental: Taylor Rental

Locations throughout New Hampshire
800-310-1931
www.taylorental.com
Whether you need tables and chairs for extra seating, projectors and screens for presentations or power tools and large construction equipment for a building site, Taylor Rental can provide the right supplies for the job. Taylor Rental is a franchise division of True Value Company, a $2 billion, member-owned cooperative, one of the largest hardware co-ops in the country.
 

Best Executive Office Suites: Eastpoint Executive Center, Bedford

264 S. River Road, Bedford
603-644-4554
www.nhofficespace.com
Eastpoint Executive Center’s mission is to enhance businesses by providing them with the most professional office environment possible. Its accessible Bedford location, just minutes from the Manchester Airport, offers responsive staff, attractive office spaces and superior technology and support. Executive conference rooms are also available at hourly rates, providing sophisticated presentation technology, ample parking for guests and refreshment options. Eastpoint has an additional office in Nashua.
 

Best Executive Search Firm: KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting

17 Commerce Drive, Ste. 7, Bedford
603-792-2345
www.kbwfinancial.com

KBW is the leading provider of finance and accounting staffing services for companies and job seekers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, specializing in permanent, temporary and temporary-to-hire services. Since it was founded in 2005, KBW has grown rapidly throughout the region, being named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies for the past four consecutive years.

Best Bank for Small Business, Local: Bank of New Hampshire

Locations throughout New Hampshire
62 Pleasant Street, Laconia
603-524-1212
www.banknh.com
Formerly Laconia Savings Bank, Bank of New Hampshire changed its name in 2012 to better reflect its statewide focus. It is New Hampshire's largest independent bank and, since its inception in 1831, has grown to 21 offices statewide with more than $1 billion in assets. Because the bank is a mutual organization, it doesn't answer to stockholders and can focus on the success of its customers, communities and employees.          

Best Bank for Small Business, Regional/National: TD Bank

Best Commercial Lender: TD Bank

Locations throughout New Hampshire
Two Portland Square, P.O. Box 9540, Portland, Maine
800-462-3666
www.tdbank.com
One of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., TD Bank offers a broad array of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services to nearly eight million customers through its extensive network of more than 1,300 convenient locations. Its small business banking division offers hassle-free accounts and personalized services, as well as a dedicated small business representative with every account.
 

Best Credit Union: St. Mary's Bank

200 McGregor St., Manchester
603-669-4600
www.stmarysbank.com
 St. Mary’s Bank, founded in 1908 as the nation’s first credit union, has been offering an alternative to traditional banks ever since. As a credit union, St. Mary’s members own the institution, meaning decisions are made based on the best interests of the members. St. Mary’s offers a diverse array of financial products for businesses, including checking and savings accounts, commercial loans and SBA financing.

Best Investment Firm: Fidelity Investments

Locations throughout New Hampshire
1 Spartan Way, Merrimack
603-791-5000
www.fidelity.com
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.0 trillion, including managed assets of $1.7 trillion. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms.

Best Florist: Chalifour's Flowers, Gift & Gourmet

46 Elm St., Manchester
603-623-8844
www.chalifours.com
Whether it be a magnificent vase arrangement of roses for someone special in your life, birthday flowers or a heartfelt note of appreciation to business clients, you can rely on Chalifour’s decades of experience in bringing the very best that flowers can offer. Since 1940, Chalifour’s has expertly arranged, packed and hand-delivered flowers, plant and gourmet gift baskets to your destination.

Best Corporate Event Caterer: Tidewater Catering Group

250 Commercial St., Ste. 2021, Manchester
800-827-1387
www.tidewatercatering.com
Tidewater Catering Group is a full-service, off-premise catering and event planning company located in Manchester’s historic Millyard. Tidewater can cater large corporate events or the most intimate affair, paying close attention to every detail of your event. Its team of experienced professionals works with you to accommodate and adapt to all your requests in food and service, ensuring that every detail of the function is perfectly executed.

Best Fuel/Propane Provider: Fred Fuller Oil and Propane Co., Inc.

Locations throughout New Hampshire
603-889-0407
www.fullers.com
Started in 1969 with one truck, Fred Fuller Oil now has offices throughout the Granite State, where it has been saving customers money on their heating oil needs ever since. The full-service oil company has a fully insured staff of highly trained service and delivery technicians, who are on call 24/7 should you ever require emergency service. In the past couple of years, the family-owned and -operated business expanded its business to also offer propane.
 

Best Private Golf Course: Manchester Country Club

180 S. River Road, Bedford
603-624-4096
www.manchestercountryclub.com
Originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923, the 18-hole course at Manchester Country Club plays an average of 6,348 yards with wide tree-lined fairways, small undulating greens and water hazards that will test novice and experienced golfers alike. MCC’s course has hosted several championship tournaments and has also been rated by Golf Digest as one of the best courses in the state.
 

Best Public Golf Course: Derryfield Country Club

625 Mammoth Road, Manchester
603-669-0235
www.derryfieldgolf.com
Derryfield Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in the heart of Manchester. Established in 1932, Derryfield is one of only three municipally owned golf courses in the state of New Hampshire. Located on the property at the Derryfield Country Club, you will find a fully stocked golf shop, as well as the Derryfield Restaurant & Lounge, a full-service restaurant and bar. The restaurant’s Deck, a popular nightspot during the summer, features live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
 

Best Local Health Club: Executive Health & Sports Center

1 Highlander Way, Manchester
603-668-4753
www.ehsc.com
The Executive Health and Sports Center has been inspiring, motivating and educating people to be healthy, active and well for life for more than 30 years. With a staff of 200 professionals and more than 100,000 square feet of space on two floors, the facility offers a state-of-the-art cardio theater, aquatics and fully equipped training areas to help you feel and look your best. Fun and fresh fitness classes run the full spectrum from aerobics to racquetball to yoga.

Best Health Care Facility: Elliot Hospital

1 Elliot Way, Manchester
603-669-5300
www.elliothospital.org
The cornerstone of the Elliot Health System -- the largest provider of comprehensive health care services in Southern New Hampshire -- is Elliot Hospital, a 296-bed acute care facility in Manchester. Established in 1890, the hospital offers surrounding communities caring, compassionate and professional patient service regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or ability to pay. The hospital is Greater Manchester’s designated trauma center, and is also home to a cancer center, urology center, and has one of only three Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the state.

Best Health Insurance Provider: Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield in New Hampshire

3000 Goffs Fall Road, Manchester
603-695-7000
www.anthem.com
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, New Hampshire’s largest health benefits company, is a member company of WellPoint Inc., whose mission is to improve the lives and the health of the people and the communities it serves. The company delivers a number of health benefit solutions through a broad portfolio of integrated health care plans and related services, along with a wide range of specialty products, including pharmacy benefit management, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts.
 

Best Hotel for Business Travel: Hilton Garden Inn, Manchester

101 S. Commercial St., Manchester, 603-669-2222 
www.hiltongardeninn.com
Just minutes from the Manchester Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester overlooks the baseball stadium of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, is within walking distance of the Verizon Wireless Arena, and is just steps away from some of Manchester’s best restaurants. It offers amenity-filled guest rooms, including automated self check-in, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and a 24-hour business center with secure printing and an executive boardroom.
 

Best Commercial Insurance Broker: Cross Insurance Agency

Locations throughout New Hampshire
800-999-7345
www.crossagency.com
Headquarted in Maine with 10 offices in New Hampshire, Cross Insurance Agency offers experience in all facets of insurance protection -- and more than 400 knowledgeable employees -- so it can always assemble the team best suited to meet its clients’ business and personal insurance needs. Its business products are tailored for a range of industries and include property, general liability, business interruption income, commercial auto, workers’ compensation, cyber liability, professional liability and more.
 

Best Employee Benefits Firm: CGI Employee Benefits Group

171 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett
603-622-4600
www.cgibenefitsgroup.com
CGI Employee Benefits Group provides a full spectrum of employee benefit planning, design and administration, along with investment and wealth management, customized business insurance solutions, technological resources and human resources support to companies of all sizes. CGI’s strong relationships with national service providers enables it to offer its customers competitive rates and diverse programs tailored to individual needs.
 

Best Bankruptcy Law Firm: Devine Millimet & Branch

111 Amherst St., Manchester
603-669-1000
www.devinemillimet.com
The Devine Millimet Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group is an inter-disciplinary group consisting of members from across the practice spectrum, representing institutional lenders, individual investors, and other creditors in non-bankruptcy creditors' rights and collections litigation, as well as bankruptcy matters throughout the Northeast. As one of the longest-standing practice groups at the law firm, attorneys in the group draw on their broad knowledge to counsel clients in all aspects of bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy workouts, and creditors’ rights.
 

Best Corporate Law Firm: Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

1000 Elm St., 17th Floor, Manchester
603-668-0300
www.sheehan.com
Since corporate law requires a broad range of interdisciplinary skills, the Corporate Group at Sheehan Phinney is supported by specialists from a range of disciplines, such as taxation, employment law and environmental law. Sheehan Phinney lawyers have led major transactions involving the sale of a national chain of retail outlet centers; the acquisition of medical technology companies and automotive products manufacturers; and the financing of technology-intensive entities. They also prepare cross-purchase agreements among business owners, and assist clients in planning for an orderly diversification or transfer of ownership among family members or employees.

Best Employment Law Firm: McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton

City Hall Plaza, 900 Elm St., Manchester
603-625-6464
www.mclane.com
Attorneys in McLane's Labor & Employment Group understand that employment laws can raise some of the most troublesome issues for your business. Their proactive, risk-management approach helps you to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and prevent personnel problems before they arise. And if and when a lawsuit does occur, its experienced employment litigators bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to defend your organization, and resolve disputes successfully and within your budget.

Best Intellectual Property Law Firm: Devine Millimet & Branch

111 Amherst St., Manchester
603-669-1000
www.devinemillimet.com
The Patent, Trademark & Licensing team at Devine Millimet assists clients in the comprehensive protection and management of their intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. In addition to patent prosecution and litigation before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and through its network of associates in foreign jurisdictions, the group provides prior art searches, patentability evaluations, and validity and infringement opinions, and has experience in bringing and defending against patent infringement suits.

Best Real Estate Law Firm: McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton

City Hall Plaza, 900 Elm St., Manchester
603-625-6464
www.mclane.com
Backed by decades of combined experience, the real estate attorneys at McLane always focus on "making the deal work." The group represents lenders and borrowers in general commercial and construction financing, and is also immersed in a wide range of real estate matters such as loan workouts, land use matters, conservation, and zoning. When loans need to be restructured, the real estate specialists draw upon the experience of attorneys in the firm who specialize in areas such as bankruptcy, land use litigation and environmental law.
 

Best Tax Law Firm: Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

1000 Elm St., 17th Floor, Manchester
603-668-0300
www.sheehan.com
Attorneys in Sheehan Phinney’s Tax Group have experience in virtually all aspects of federal, international, state and local tax planning and consulting. The attorneys represent a broad range of clients, including publicly traded corporations, closely held business enterprises, domestic and international taxpayers, individuals, trusts, estates and nonprofits.
 

Best Management Consulting Firm: BMG Consulting

5 Bracken Branch, Bedford
603-471-0110
www.consultbmg.com
Since 1999, BMG Consulting has offered program and project management, product marketing and development, supply chain consulting and business development and coaching to medical device companies, combining a unique combination of left-brain technical excellence and right-brain objectivity.

Best MBA Program: Southern New Hampshire University

2500 N. River Road, Manchester
800-668-1249
www.snhu.edu
The SNHU MBA offers more than 20 career-focused concentration areas, including health care, sports management, Internet and social media marketing and more. Its accredited MBA programs -- which are offered at its campuses in Manchester, Portsmouth, Salem and Nashua and online to students around the world -- are affordable and may be earned in as little as 18 months.
 

Best Networking Event: Tri-City Expo

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 603-224-2508
www.concordnhchamber.com
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, 603-666-6600
www.manchester-chamber.org
Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, 603-881-8333
www.nashuachamber.com
The Tri-City Expo, an annual collaboration between the Manchester, Concord and Nashua Chambers of Commerce, features more than 200 exhibitors from all over the state, and welcomes more than 2,000 attendees.

Best Office Cleaning Service: Maids To Order

Locations in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties
7100 East Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 300, Independence, Ohio
877-392-6278
www.mtoclean.com
Maids to Order gives you its personal touch, promising to treat your home or office as if it were their own. While some companies send large teams of cleaners and others force you on a rotation plan, the company's philosophy is simple: MTO will meet with you personally to discuss your cleaning needs and develop a custom service plan to fit your lifestyle, schedule or hours of operation. MTO believes cleaning services should simplify your life, give you more free time and deliver peace of mind.
 

Best Office Supply Retailer: Staples

Best Office Products: Staples

Locations throughout New Hampshire
500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA
800-378-2753
www.staples.com
New England-based Staples Inc. opened its first office supply superstore in 1986 and today is the world’s largest office products company with more than 2,000 stores. From pens, paper, data CDs -- and, yes, staples -- Staples offers a wide range of office products and solutions.
 

Best Online Degree Program: Southern New Hampshire University

2500 N. River Road, Manchester
800-668-1249
www.snhu.edu
Southern New Hampshire University offers more than 180 accredited online programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. Programs are designed to be flexible, fitting in with students’ schedules and budgets, while maintaining the school’s tradition of academic excellence.

Best Payroll Service, Regional/National: ADP TotalSource

One ADP Blvd., Roseland, NJ
800-225-5237
www.adp.com
ADP is one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging more than 55 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of services including human resources, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions. ADP’s easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes.
 

Best Barber Shop for Men: Lucky's Barbershop & Shave Parlor

50 S. State St., Concord
603-715-5470
www.luckysbarbershop.biz
No “stylists,” no “salon,” this is a real traditional barbershop, just like the one your daddy went to -- only better. Reconditioned antique barber chairs housed in a renovated tin-ceilinged shop, you can get a haircut and shave for a bit more, but not much, than two bits. And yes, it has the blue-and-red striped barber’s pole outside.
 

Best Styling Salon for Women: Not So Plain Jane's Salon and Spa

155 Dow St., Ste. 102, Manchester
800-829-6775
www.notsoplainjanes.com
Not So Plain Jane’s is located a beautifully renovated historical mill and offers state-of-the-art services for hair, skin, nails and body. All haircuts begin with a personal consultation and a cleansing massage, and are completed with a blow-dry style. Other treatments include customized body massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Special packages are also available.
 

Best Copy Center: Copy Express

923 Elm St, Manchester
603-625-4960
www.copyexpress.com
For more than 25 years, Copy Express has provided copying and finishing services to customers in the Manchester area, always offering free pickup and delivery in the area. Offering full bindery service, in-house graphic design, shipping services, litigation copying and more, the full-service graphics company has the capability and know-how to meet all of your critical deadlines.

Best Commercial Printer, Long-Run: RAM Printing Inc.

5 Commerce Park Drive, Hampstead
603-382-7045
www.ramprinting.com
RAM Printing, a family-owned and -operated, full-service offset printing company, has been in business for over 30 years. Located in Hampstead, RAM Printing is a part of RAM Companies, which also includes RAM Mailing Service, Hampstead Print & Copy and GuestMark International, which provides specialized print services and products for the hospitality industry.
 

Best Commercial Printer, Short-Run: Printers Square Inc.

105 Faltin Drive, Manchester
603-623-0802
www.psquare.com
Printers Square has been providing commercial print and design services for 20 years. Since its inception, Printers Square has been dedicated to providing excellent service and print quality. Printers Square offers high-speed digital printing. Extensive pre-press analysis ensures your print job meets your specifications. Online job tracking helps to inform you about your job every step of the way.

Best Promotional Products Supplier: Print Savvy

55 S. Commercial St., Manchester
603-656-9009
www.printsavvy.com
Put Print Savvy to work on your next event or tradeshow. Print Savvy’s complete online catalog makes finding the right promotional item easy. Go beyond the typical t-shirt, pens or coffee mug. Print Savvy has thousands of innovative and creative products to make your next promotion stand out and get results.

Best Social Media Marketing Agency: Millennium Integrated Marketing

Best Public Relations Agency: Millennium Integrated Marketing

150 Dow St., Manchester
603-792-2200
www.mill-im.com
With offices in Manchester and Boston, Millenium Integrated Marketing is a full-service strategic advertising and public relations agency, offering market research, corporate branding, creative design, interactive technology, search engine optimization, and more for clients across all industries. All of its work is completed in house, and as such is structured to provide the highest level of client service with expedient turnaround.

Best Commercial Real Estate Broker: Keller Williams Realty Inc.

Offices throughout New Hampshire
512.327.3070
www.kw.com
 Based in Austin, Texas, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the largest residential real estate company in the United States by agent count, with seven offices in New Hampshire in Bedford, Concord, Dover, Keene, Londonderry, Portsmouth and Nashua. Its commercial real estate arm, KW Commercial, delivers industry-leading education, top-of-the-line technology and unparalleled support to its agents and brokers, helping them to make your commercial transaction swift, efficient, and most importantly, profitable.

Best Commercial Signage: Jutras Signs

Jutras Signs
711 Mast Road, Manchester
603-622-2344
www.jutrassigns.com
Founded in 1940, Jutras specializes in illuminated signs, including neon, as well as non-illuminated signs, banners, awnings, flags and other signage. In addition to design services, Jutras also offers a complete repair shop with the ability to maintain and service virtually any sign.

Best Sporting Event to Take Clients To: New Hampshire Fisher Cats

1 Line Drive, Manchester
603-641-2005
www.nhfishercats.com
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were founded in October 2003 as the AA Eastern League Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. In the first season, the Fisher Cats played at historic Gill Stadium, located on Manchester’s east side, and won the 2004 Eastern League Championship. The team moved to its current home in 2005 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, formerly Merchantsauto.com Stadium, in downtown Manchester on the banks of the Merrimack River. The ballpark, which seats 6,500 people, regularly hosts theme nights to support local nonprofits.

 Best Staffing Service: The Nagler Group

17 Commerce Drive, Ste. 6, Bedford
603-637-1492
www.naglergroup.com
The Nagler Group is a leading staffing firm focusing on administrative and human resource recruiting for employers and job seekers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  It offers a full suite of temporary and direct-hire staffing services with a dedicated staff focusing exclusively on the local community.
 

Best Telecommunications Provider: Comcast

One Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA
800-COMCAST
www.comcast.com
Comcast Corp. is one of the nation's leading providers of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, with 24.4 million cable customers, 14.7 million high-speed Internet customers and 6.1 million Comcast Digital Voice customers. Backed by industry-leading, 24/7 business-class support, Comcast provides advanced communication solutions to small and mid-sized organizations to help them meet their business needs through its Comcast Business Services.
 

Best Auto Dealership: AutoFair Automotive Group

Dealerships on Willow and Keller Streets, Manchester
603-634-1000
www.autofair.com
For more than 20 years, AutoFair has served the New Hampshire and surrounding areas as a new and used auto dealership. With services such as an online Car Finder, AutoFair’s Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Pre-Owned dealerships work hard to make your vehicle shopping experience an enjoyable and memorable one. AutoFair also takes pride in serving the community, and is a founding member of the Manchester Charitable Foundation.
 

Best Auto Fleet Dealership: Grappone Automotive Group

Route 3A, Bow
800-528-8993
www.grappone.com
Specializing in commercial vehicle and fleet sales for almost four decades, Grappone Automotive Group’s commercial trucks and fleet vehicle departments make sure that your vehicle or truck can handle the job.
 

Best Auto Luxury Dealership: Holloway Automotive Group

309 Portsmouth Ave, Greenland/877-806-6200
www.hollowayautomotive.com
875 Gold St., Manchester/ 800-287-3102
www.hollowaymotorcars.com
The Holloway Automotive Group has two New Hampshire Mercedes-Benz dealerships, in Greenland in Manchester, which offer a range of new and certified pre-owned Mercedes. Customers experience unrivaled care from Holloway’s award-winning sales and service departments, all of whom are factory-authorized and trained by Mercedes.

Best Limousine Services: Grace Limousine

PO Box 3510, Manchester
603-666-0203
www.gracelimo.com
Family-owned and -operated from Manchester since 1990, Grace Limousine is committed to providing the best in personal, special event and corporate transportation. More than just transportation, Grace’s fleet includes Lincoln sedans, a stretch Navigator and a 1956 Rolls Bentley as well as “green” vehicles such as the Lexus SUV hybrid.
 

Best Venue for Corporate Events (more than 150 people): Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Ave., Concord
603-225-0303
www.grapponeconferencecenter.com
With the largest ballroom and function space in the Concord area, the Grappone Conference Center is an ideal destination for your corporate event. All meeting rooms offer high-speed Internet access, individual lighting, sound, heat and air conditioning controls. Its dedicated team of event planners and culinary experts assist with every detail of your event, from technical audiovisual needs, complex floor plans to unlimited food and beverage possibilities.

Best Venue for Corporate Events (fewer than 150 people): Common Man Inn & Spa

231 Main St., Plymouth
603-536-2200
www.thecmaninn.com
The Common Man Inn & Spa offers three event rooms decorated with warm, wood hues and soothing natural tones, perfect for your next business event for groups anywhere from 10 to 330 attendees. The event rooms have a common breakout lobby, which houses a bar and provides additional space for display or registration tables, and all amenities needed for your conference, including projection screens, an LCD projector, Wi-Fi access, a VIP lounge and more. 
 

Best Video Production Company: Heartwood Media Inc.

83 Hanover St., Ste. 42, Manchester
603-665-9191
www.heartwoodmedia.com
 
Heartwood Media Inc. is an award-winning video and interactive production company creating TV commercials, videos, DVDs, CDs and interactive Flash programs on budget and on target. Heartwood works with you to focus your message and target your audience to make sure your message is compelling — and gets results. More than just a video production company, Heartwood is invested in the community, where giving back is an important part of how it does business.

Best Waste Removal Company: Waste Management Inc.

Offices in Londonderry, New Hampton, North Swanzey and Rochester
1001 Fannin, Suite 4000, Houston, Texas
800-847-5303
www.wastemanagement.com
 
Waste Management provides solid waste collection services as well as transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services to New Hampshire and across the country. Waste Management also is a leader in waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy practices in the United States.
 
           

Best After-Work Bar (By Region)

Greater Concord Area: The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern

132 N. Main St., Concord
603-228-6363
www.thebarleyhouse.com

Keene and Monadnock Area: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

77 Main St., Keene
603-357-4492
www.margs.com

Greater Manchester Area: Strange Brew Tavern

88 Market St., Manchester
603-666-4292
www.strangebrewtavern.net

Greater Nashua Area: Martha's Exchange Restaurant & Brewing Co.

185 Main St., Nashua
603-883-8781
www.marthas-exchange.com
 

North of Concord Area: Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

40 Andover Road, New London
603-526-6899
www.flyinggoose.com

Portsmouth and Seacoast Area: The Portsmouth Brewery

56 Market St., Portsmouth
603-431-1115
www.portsmouthbrewery.com

Best Business Lunch (By Region)

Greater Concord Area: Common Man Concord

25 Water St., Concord
603-228-3463
www.thecman.com

Keene and Monadnock Area: Giorgio's Ristorante

524 Nashua St., Milford
603-673-3939
www.giorgios.com

Greater Manchester Area: Cotton

75 Arms St., Manchester
603-622-5488
www.cottonfood.com

Greater Nashua Area: Common Man Merrimack

304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack
603-429-3463
www.thecman.com

North of Concord Area: Horsefeathers Restaurant

2679 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
603-356-2687
www.horsefeathers.com

Portsmouth and Seacoast Area: The Portsmouth Brewery

56 Market St., Portsmouth
603-431-1115
www.portsmouthbrewery.com

Best Business Dinner (By Region)

Greater Concord Area: Common Man Concord

25 Water St., Concord
603-228-3463
www.thecman.com

Keene and Monadnock Area: Giorgio's Ristorante

524 Nashua St., Milford
603-673-3939
www.giorgios.com

Greater Manchester Area: Hanover Street Chophouse

149 Hanover St., Manchester
603-644-2467
www.hanoverstreetchophouse.com

Greater Nashua Area: Common Man Merrimack

304 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack
603-429-3463
www.thecman.com

North of Concord Area: Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

40 Andover Road, New London
603-526-6899
www.flyinggoose.com

Portsmouth and Seacoast Area: Surf Restaurant

99 Bow St., Portsmouth
603-334-9855
www.surfseafood.com

Greater Salem Area: Tuscan Kitchen

67 Main St., Salem
603-952-4875
www.tuscan-kitchen.com

Best Place to Pick Up Coffee (By Region)

Greater Concord Area: Bread & Chocolate

29 So. Main St., Concord
603-228-3330

Keene and Monadnock Area: Brewbakers

97 Main St., Keene
603-355-4844
www.brewbakerskeene.com

Greater Manchester Area: The Bridge Café

1117 Elm St., Manchester
603-647-9991
www.thebridgecafe.net

Greater Nashua Area: Fat Daddy's Café

650 Amherst St., Nashua
603-821-5136
www.fatdaddysnh.com

North of Concord Area: Mad River Coffee House

250 Route 49, Campton
603-726-7793
www.madrivercoffeeroasters.com

Portsmouth and Seacoast Area: Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Square, Portsmouth
603-436-9555
www.bngcoffee.com

Greater Salem Area: The Village Bean

33 Indian Rock Road, Windham
603-434-2326
www.villagebean.com
 

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