2023 BOB Award winners

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Congratulations to the 2023 BOB Award winners!

NH Business Review is pleased to present the winners of our 16th annual BOB Awards, which honor the Best of Business in New Hampshire for 2023. Each year, our readers vote for the Granite State’s most stand-out businesses — the ones that go above and beyond to ensure exceptional products and services with the utmost attention to detail and delivery on customer satisfaction. The BOB Awards distinguishes these businesses from the rest, serving as an endorsement from industry members who regularly depend on them to fulfill their day-to-day functions. We would like to thank the more than 3,000 businesspeople who took time out of their  busy schedules to highlight the businesses that contribute to New Hampshire’s economic engine and are essential to the business community.

Best Marketing Agency: Just Flow Events & Marketing
814 Elm Street, Suite 510, Manchester
Just Flow Events & Marketing supports a wide variety of marketing campaigns with a portfolio of services including brand development strategy, press kits, case studies, postcards, posters, annual reports, fundraising appeals, press releases, social media management, website development, promotional items and copywriting. Businesses can hire Just Flow to support their internal marketing and communications team or serve as an external resource to spearhead specific projects.

Best Digital Media Agency: SilverTech
196 Bridge Street, Manchester
From award-winning digital marketing to website design and custom application development, SilverTech identifies opportunities to maximize revenue, performance, profit and results. Its full range of digital life cycle services — including business intelligence and analytics, CMS and systems integration, content and social strategy, managed hosting, marketing automation, responsive design, SEO and more — deliver user experiences and digital marketing strategies that drive customers from lead to loyalty.

Best Public Relations Agency: Just Flow Events & Marketing
814 Elm Street, Suite 510, Manchester
Just Flow Events & Marketing offers comprehensive corporate communication services with in-house graphic design. Through PRWeb and Powered by Cision, Just Flow generates enhanced digital publicity with hands-on support and competitive pricing. Just Flow also offers press release writing and editing services.

Best Managed IT Service: Mainstay Technologies
25 Sundial Avenue, Suite 504W, Manchester
Founded by 2014 Business Excellence Award winner CEO Ryan Barton, Mainstay Technologies provides hassle-free tech support to organizations of all sizes across New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. By taking the time to understand the unique needs, processes and budget pressures of each client partner, Mainstay builds proactive technology and cybersecurity plans.

Best Video Production Company: New Sky Productions
10 Cotton Road, Suite 2, Nashua
New Sky Productions utilizes outstanding cinematographers and editors and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver compelling storytelling pieces that connect businesses more directly with their client base, increasing both sales and consumer engagement.

Best Accounting Firm: Bigelow & Company CPA, PLLC
500 Commercial Street, Manchester, 603-627-7659
500 Market Street, Suite 5, Portsmouth, 603-433-7383
One of the largest and most respected accounting firms in the state, Bigelow & Company continues to operate by Nathaniel F. Bigelow’s philosophy that every business is unique and requires individualized attention to develop a comprehensive financial plan. Since 1935, Bigelow & Company has provided an array of financial services for small and large businesses across a broad spectrum of industries from its offices in Manchester and Portsmouth.

Best Architectural Firm: Lavallee Brensinger Architects
155 Dow Street, Manchester
Founded by Don Lavallee in 1976, Lavallee Brensinger Architects is a leading architectural, planning and interior design firm with offices in Boston, Mass., Manchester, NH, and Portland, Maine. The firm is dedicated to empowering their clients in the community with their innovative designs, especially in areas such as civic/cultural, municipal, health care, higher education, technology, senior living and the workplace.

Best Engineering Firm: TFMoran Inc.
48 Constitution Drive, Bedford, 603-472-4488
170 Commerce Way, Suite 102, Portsmouth, 603-431-2222
TFMoran Inc. is a regionally recognized engineering and surveying firm offering civil, structural, traffic, surveying and landscape architecture to private and public clients since 1968. Committed to responsible, sustainable development, TFMoran is a leader in green technology and claims many of the region’s “firsts,” including porous pavement, green roofs, bio-retention, grass-pavers and xeriscape plantings, among many others.

Best General Contractor: Harvey Construction
10 Harvey Road, Bedford
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 Electrical Contractor: Longchamps Electric Inc.
700 Harvey Road, Manchester
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 backup generator installation.

Best Mechanical Contractor: Granite State Plumbing & Heating
17 Oil Mill Road, Weare
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 USA, Granite State Plumbing & 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
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 Internet Service Provider: Xfinity
Comcast Corp. is one of the nation’s leading providers of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, with 22.3 million cable customers, 30 million high-speed internet customers and 3.1 million Xfinity Mobile 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 Waste Removal Company: Waste Management Inc.
Offices in Londonderry, New Hampton and Rochester
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 is also a leader in waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy practices in the United States.

Best Waste Removal Company (Local): Pinard Waste Systems
32 W. River Road, Hooksett
New Hampshire-based Pinard Waste Systems is the largest privately owned waste-handling company in the state. Headquartered in Hooksett, it is known for its customer service and proactive approach in fostering environmentally sound practices.

Best Art Gallery for Corporate Art: Art 3 Gallery
44 W. Brook Street, Manchester
Art 3 Gallery is a premier New England retail fine art gallery offering custom framing and corporate and residential art consulting services. Located in a restored townhouse in the historic Millyard, the gallery includes one of the largest collections of art by New Hampshire, New England, national and international artists.

Best Executive Search Firm: KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting
5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 304, Bedford
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, often being named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies.

Best Staffing Service: The Nagler Group
5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 304, Bedford
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 Public Golf Course: Atkinson Resort & Country Club
85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson
Set amongst the pristine, rolling hills, the Atkinson Resort & Country Club has been a place of solitude for city travelers since the 1800s. In addition to the 18-hole, par-72 public golf course, there is a practice facility designed to help golfers improve their game. The facility consists of 15,000 square feet of grass tees, 12,000 square feet of putting greens, multiple bunkers and a 65-yard short-game practice hole.

Best Private Golf Course: Manchester Country Club
180 South River Road, Bedford
For nearly 100 years, MCC has offered exclusive amenities at their Donald Ross 18-hole golf course, including indoor/outdoor practice facilities along with a clubhouse that features a vibrant social calendar. The club’s new Great Room and open-air veranda is a unique destination for weddings and parties, and their state-of-the-art conference center provides ample meeting space.

Best Commercial Real Estate Broker: Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
168 S. River Road, Suite 1A, Bedford
Based in Austin, Texas, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the largest residential real estate company in the United States by agent count. Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan runs offices in Bedford, Concord, Keene and Londonderry. 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 Title Company: Accurate Title
116 South River Road, Building A, Bedford
Accurate Title is a real estate title and closing company with offices in Bedford, Meredith and Portsmouth. Since 1984, Accurate Title has delivered expertise and service to real estate professionals, loan officers and others in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Southern Maine.

Best MBA Program: Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Road, Hooksett
SNHU offers over 50 affordable, specialized MBAs that can be completed in as few as 15 months. Programs are designed to be flexible, fitting in with students’ schedules and budgets while maintaining academic excellence. And the GMAT and GRE are not required for admission, making the program more accessible. Professionals can tailor their degree to their interests and career goals, with more than 20 career-oriented concentrations and developing projects that serve their business needs.

Best Online Degree Program: Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Road, Manchester
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 Courier and Delivery Service: Granite State Shuttle Service
760 Central Avenue, Dover
Beginning in 1987 with only two vehicles, GSSS has grown to over 150 vehicles, from small sedans to larger box trucks, serving many clients across New England.

Best Sporting Event to Take Clients to: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
1 Line Drive, Manchester
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 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 Electricity Provider: Eversource Energy
780 No. Commercial Street, Manchester
Eversource Energy is New England’s largest energy delivery company, with approximately 4 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. More than 9,000 men and women are actively working to prevent problems before they arise and fix errors in good and bad weather, making sure the energy that powers the region is always there.

Best Local Bank for Small Business: Bank of New Hampshire
Locations throughout New Hampshire
62 Pleasant Street, Laconia
Whether your business is an LLC, partnership, corporation, sole proprietor, nonprofit, club, association or other non-individual, Bank of New Hampshire has an account that fits all business needs. Bank of New Hampshire offers three types of checking accounts for each business setup as well as money market and savings accounts, sub-accounting — which enables a business to have multiple deposit accounts with a summary of total withdrawals and interest earned — and certificates of deposit ranging from six months to five years.

Best Regional Bank for Small Business: TD Bank
Locations throughout New Hampshire
70 Bay Street, Manchester
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 1,300 convenient locations. TD provides business solutions to companies of all sizes. Its small business banking division offers hassle-free accounts and personalized services, as well as a dedicated small business representative with every account. Its commercial banking division offers treasury management services, loans and lines of credit, leasing and equipment finance, and more.

Best Regional Commercial Lender: Bank of New Hampshire
32 South River Road, Bedford
Bank of New Hampshire’s team of experienced commercial bankers work with clients to understand the financing requirements of each business. Bank of New Hampshire offers loan terms and conditions that allow for purchasing, refinancing or expanding commercial real estate; purchasing equipment and other assets; meeting short-term, seasonal or other work capital requirements; or acquiring or expanding a business.

Best Financial Planner: Edward Jones
Locations throughout New Hampshire
With several financial advisors around southern New Hampshire, Edward Jones is dedicated to helping clients develop strategies to reach important long-term financial goals, such as paying for a child’s education, retiring on your terms or creating a family legacy. In addition to offering traditional investment products, Edward Jones financial planners assess clients’ needs, develop goals, implement solutions and regularly review portfolios, keeping clients’ best interests in mind.

Best Investment Firm: Fidelity Investments
225 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua, 800-225-6452
54 Maplewood Avenue, Portsmouth, 833-613-2167
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services. 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 40 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 13,500 financial intermediary firms.

Best Credit Union: St. Mary’s Bank
200 McGregor Street, Manchester
As the first credit union in the United States, St. Mary’s Bank has been helping New Hampshire residents with a wide range of affordable products and services for more than a century. Members can achieve their financial goals with best-in-market services and trusted financial advice regarding personal loans, real estate loans, business banking and financial planning. Membership is open to anyone with the purchase of one share of capital stock for $5.

Best Fuel Provider: Palmer Gas & Oil
13 Hall Farm Road, Atkinson
Touting to provide the friendliest, simplest and safest service in Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts, Palmer Gas & Oil remains a family-owned business that has grown from its quaint beginnings in the early 1900s. Its automatic delivery, easy building and maintenance plans make it easy to keep your tank full and your equipment in tip-top shape.

Best Solar Energy Company: Granite State Solar
57 Ryan Road, Bow
Granite State Solar is an award-winning solar panel installation company. Since 2008, Granite State Solar has offered leading-edge products with innovative custom energy system designs. All projects are completed by certified technicians, electricians and engineers, from the initial site assessment to installation, maintenance and more.
Best Florist: Chalifour’s Flowers
46 Elm Street, Manchester
Chalifour’s Flowers is an award-winning, family-owned local florist that has been producing farm-fresh flowers for almost 80 years. Their skilled flower designers and friendly, knowledgeable customer service team can help you choose from their wide selection of arrangements for same-day delivery in store and online.

Best Hotel for Business Travel: Bedford Village Inn
2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford
Accommodations at the Bedford Village Inn are the most luxurious and charming in New England. BVI offers 64 suites, all wired with fiber optic internet access. It also provides an ideal location for business meetings and small corporate functions, whether hosting a seminar for 12 or a dinner reception for 225. Business amenities include complimentary audiovisual facilities and secretarial, translation and administrative support services, with some areas wired for videoconferencing.

Best Corporate Event Caterer: Tidewater Catering Group
250 Commercial Street, Suite 2021, Manchester
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 Small Venue for Meetings and Events: LaBelle Winery
345 NH-101, Amherst
Resting atop a quiet and picturesque hilltop with rolling vineyards, LaBelle Winery is the premier event venue for corporate entertaining and social celebrations of all sizes and styles. With outstanding service and cuisine, group wine tastings, vineyard and wine cellar tours, in-house audiovisual, custom furnishings and much more, LaBelle Winery offers several amenities to add a unique atmosphere for any event. LaBelle Winery’s corporate sales associates also help assist in planning the perfect event — one that is creative and memorable.

Best Medium Venue for Meetings and Events: Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord
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. Its Granite Ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 500 guests.

Best Large Venue for Meetings and Events: Omni Mount Washington Resort
310 Mount Washington Road, Bretton Woods
As grand as the history behind it, Omni Mount Washington Resort is a favorite New England retreat and host to dozens of political, business and artistic gatherings. In January 2009, Omni Mount Washington Resort opened the Presidential Wing, one of the largest meeting spaces in northern New Hampshire, with a total of 30,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as a 25,000-square-foot spa and salon. The hotel’s varied meeting rooms are perfect for a wide range of meetings, including training sessions, customer presentations, team-building seminars and strategic planning retreats. Its staff is ready to attend to every detail, from itinerary planning to audiovisual equipment to custom menus.

Best Networking Event: Greater Manchester Chamber Annual Dinner
54 Hanover Street, Manchester
Since 1954, the Greater Manchester Chamber has presented one outstanding individual the Citizen of the Year Award at its annual dinner. The event draws a large crowd of business leaders from the region, with plenty of networking time before a celebration of an individual with outstanding leadership and citizenship in the community, while demonstrating exemplary vision, civic pride and commitment to the betterment of society.

Best Office Supplies: W.B. Mason
8001 South Willow Street, Manchester
Since 1898, the dedicated people at W.B. Mason have been passionate about bringing their low prices, superior delivery and outstanding personal service to businesses of all sizes for all of their office products needs. Headquartered in Brockton, Mass., W.B. Mason has grown to become the largest, privately owned office products dealer in the United States, with over 60 locations spanning 26 states, with everything you need for your office, from supplies and furniture to break room and janitorial goods.

Best Locally Owned Office Supplies: Conway Office Supplies
10 Capitol Street, Nashua
Conway Technology Group, a Xerox Business Solutions Company, is a provider for copiers and printers, IT services and more for businesses in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont.  Their team of local experts use a consultative 360 approach to create a customized solution and uncover opportunities to create process automation.

Best Office Furniture: W.B. Mason
8001 South Willow Street, Manchester
W.B. Mason is one of the leading furniture suppliers in the country, providing assistance with designing and implementing an entire office layout to picking up a new office chair. W.B. Mason’s furniture for the office selection includes desks and workstations, chairs and seating, conference and reception furniture, files and storage, sit-stand ergonomic furniture and more. W.B. Mason can help businesses provide employees with a healthy, active and productive work environment.

Best Locally Owned Office Furniture: Joe’s Discount Office Furniture
155 North Broadway, Salem
Joe’s is a family-owned and -operated office furniture store, featuring products from Herman Miller, Steelcase, Humanscale, Knoll and more top brands, from high-end seating options to height-adjustable desks and more. A design specialist is on hand to help you design an office layout that fits your needs.

Best Office Cleaning Service: The Cleaning Guy
PO Box 1438, Concord
For more than 30 years, The Cleaning Guy has been providing unmatched commercial cleaning services out of the greater Manchester area to residences and businesses across the state. Its mission is to clean for health — that is, cleaning to keep facilities healthier places to work. It provides services such as daily and weekly office cleaning, carpet, window and floor care with the very best, high-quality equipment.

Best Payroll Service: ADP Payroll Solutions
11 Northeastern Boulevard, Salem
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 Locally Owned Payroll Service: Trivantus
20 Market Street, Manchester
Trivantus is a locally owned and operated payroll processing company specializing in streamlining employers’ outsourcing needs. In addition to processing payroll, Trivantus offers human resource and benefits services for all size businesses.

Best Employee Benefits: CGI Business Solutions
5 Dartmouth Avenue, Auburn
Your employees are your most important asset. To attract the very best talent you must differentiate yourself by offering a benefits package that your competitors cannot offer. CGI Business Solutions’ benefits consultants work in conjunction with its in-house underwriting team to leverage decades of industry experience, benchmarking and claims analysis to create effective benefits programs at competitive prices.

Best Commercial Insurance Broker: Cross Insurance Agency
Locations in Laconia, Manchester and Portsmouth
Headquartered in Maine with three 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. Its fully staffed employee benefits division represents more than 1,500 employee benefit clients throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Best Health Insurance Provider: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NH
1155 Elm Street, Suite 200, Manchester
With more than 75 years of experience in New Hampshire, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and parent company Anthem, Inc., is committed to make quality healthcare simpler, more affordable and more accessible. Today, nearly 300,000 Granite Staters rely on Anthem’s healthcare benefits, products and services, along with a range of specialty products including pharmacy benefit management, dental and vision.

Best Hospital: Elliot Hospital
1 Elliot Way, Manchester
Elliot Health System is a nonprofit organization serving the healthcare needs of the community since 1890, when it opened the first community hospital in the state. Today, Elliot Hospital is a 296-bed acute care facility and Elliot Health System is the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in southern New Hampshire. Elliot is home to Manchester’s designated Regional Trauma Center, Elliot Breast Health Center, Elliot Urgent Care, a Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Elliot Medical Group, Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Elliot Senior Health Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, 1-Day Surgery Center, Elliot Memory & Mobility Center, NH Arthritis Center, Elliot Retail Pharmacy, The Elliot at River’s Edge, and Elliot Medical Centers in Bedford, Londonderry and Hooksett.

Best Copy Services: NH Print & Mail
30 Terrill Park Drive, Concord
NH Print & Mail formed in 2011 and has grown to offer expanded products and services that include offset and digital printing, bindery, bulk mailing services, promotional items, wide-format printing, window graphics and much more.

Best Long-Run Printer: Spectrum Marketing Companies
95 Eddy Road, Suite 101, Manchester
Spectrum Marketing offers a comprehensive list of services through its commercial printing division for print jobs of any quantity, from long-run direct mail promotional campaigns to large format signs to general commercial printing. Its commercial equipment is specifically designed to fulfill the diverse range of requirements, and Spectrum’s private trucking fleet and national distribution network ensures projects arrive on time.

Best Short-Run Printer: Spectrum Marketing Companies
95 Eddy Road, Suite 101, Manchester
From flyers and custom direct mailing solutions to basic stationery and business cards, Spectrum’s digital printing equipment produces custom solutions for jobs with fewer than 500 to 1,000 pieces. Its turn-key direct mail programs and award-winning creative services allow companies of all sizes to generate superior results, with additional finishing options that can kick their marketing up a notch.

Best Promotional Products Supplier: Brandit Marketing Solutions
15 Zapora Drive, Hooksett
Brandit is an all-encompassing global marketing corporation that has helped hundreds of companies achieve their business goals with customized, integrated marketing solutions. With more than 50 years of industry experience, Brandit’s expertise can optimize your company’s brand and visibility, help you build a larger and more sustainable customer base, and position your company with better costing, resulting in higher profits.

Best Luxury Auto Dealership: Tulley BMW
170 Auto Center Road, Manchester
With locations in Nashua and Manchester, Tulley BMW treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. Its experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm about its range of new and certified pre-owned BMWs. Both facilities also have BMW Service Centers, which are staffed with experienced, BMW-trained technicians who will quickly diagnose and remedy any areas of concern and get you back on the road quickly and safely.

Best Auto Dealership: Grappone Automotive Group
594 State Route 3A, Bow
Grappone’s team of experts are regularly reviewing local and national sites to find the best price for the vehicle based on current market conditions. That’s why the sticker price on Grappone’s vehicles is the best price, and often lower than what customers would expect after spending hours negotiating. How do you know it’s true? Because Grappone’s sales staff is not paid on the selling price of the vehicle.

Best Auto Fleet Dealership: Merchants Automotive Group
14 Central Park Drive, First Floor, Hooksett
For more than 50 years, Merchants has been providing highly customized fleet management and fleet leasing solutions to large businesses, mid-sized companies, governments, educational institutions and more. Merchants acts as your FleetTech partner, connecting you with the client service, technology platforms and products your fleet needs in a way that delivers the highest value possible.

Best Car Service: Grace Limousine and Shuttle
995 Goffstown Road, Manchester
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, a 1956 Rolls Royce Bentley and “green” vehicles such as the Lexus SUV hybrid, as well as stretch limousines equipped with LCD TV’s and DVD players.

Best Commercial Signage: Barlo Signs
158 Greeley Street, Hudson
Creating exceptional signage since 1969, Barlo Signs began as a small sign shop in the garage of Arthur and Pam Bartlett. With steady growth each year, Barlo Signs has expanded into every facet of the sign industry, with a 35,000-square-foot facility in New Hampshire as well as a facility in Mexico.

Best Young Professionals Network: Manchester Young Professionals
The Manchester Young Professionals is an initiative of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to engage, educate and empower young professionals and emerging leaders. MYP regularly organizes social opportunities to connect with fellow young professionals, meaningful avenues to get involved in our community, mentorship programs, and interactive and experiential programs.

Best Business Startup Competition: UNH’s Paul J. Holloway Prize Competition
Named in honor of New Hampshire entrepreneur Paul J. Holloway, the Holloway competition is open to all students of the University System of New Hampshire. Established in 1988, the competition presents cash awards to winning teams and runners-up who demonstrate a solid plan for bringing an innovative product or service to market. The rigor of the competition maximizes educational value, prepares students for the realities of the business world and helps to generate new business opportunities.

Best Bankruptcy Law Firm: McLane Middleton, P.A.
900 Elm Street, 10th Floor, Manchester
Regardless of your role in a particular matter, McLane Middleton can help protect business interests and make the bankruptcy process a little less arduous. McLane Middleton’s bankruptcy attorneys represent secured and unsecured creditors, customers and vendors, creditor committees, equity security holders, purchasers of assets and trustees. With offices in Concord, Manchester and Portsmouth, McLane Middleton’s Business Litigation Group works together to address each bankruptcy or commercial solvency matter involving issues such as intellectual property, employment, corporate or criminal law.

Best Corporate Law Firm: Shaheen & Gordon
107 Storrs Street, Concord
Shaheen & Gordon attorneys provide responsive service with the confidence to take the time to carefully analyze and understand clients’ business, strategic and/or litigation goals before offering advice. With offices in Concord, Dover, Manchester and Nashua, Shaheen & Gordon’s legal team offers first-class business litigation services that allow clients legal footing as a foundation for a successful business.

Best Employment Law Firm: Sheehan Phinney
900 Elm Street, Manchester
Sheehan Phinney attorneys are experienced in all aspects of employment law, labor relations and employee benefits. In a time when there is an ever-changing number of workplace laws and regulations, Sheehan Phinney assists employers in understanding and effectively managing an increasingly complex range of workplace legal issues. The experienced team counsels clients on how to deal with sensitive workplace problems before they become claims and defends aggressively for clients when claims do occur.

Best Intellectual Property Law Firm: McLane Middleton, P.A.
900 Elm Street, 10th Floor, Manchester
McLane Middleton’s intellectual property group works diligently with companies seeking assistance managing and executing intellectual property strategies. McLane Middleton attorneys offer expertise on intellectual property development, protection, licensing and litigation. The intellectual property group primarily focus their practice on U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright law, patent procurement, e-commerce and internet law, among other matters regarding transaction and licensing agreements.

Best Real Estate Law Firm: McLane Middleton, P.A.
900 Elm Street, 10th Floor, Manchester
McLane Middleton represents investors, lenders and developers of real estate projects as well as companies that are acquiring, expanding, leasing, financing or selling their business locations. The real estate practice group’s expertise includes title insurance and title issues, commercial leasing, commercial real estate purchases, sales and 1031 exchanges and more. McLane Middleton regularly counsels companies in the utility, energy and communication industries related to acquiring, expanding and financing various projects.

Best Tax Law Firm: Devine Millimet
111 Amherst Street, Manchester
With offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, Devine Millimet’s tax team helps businesses navigate the increasingly complex web of federal and state tax laws. New Hampshire has a unique set of tax laws that can create compliance challenges. Devine Millimet defends challenges to compensation deductions under the Business Profits Tax and transactions involving the Real Estate Transfer Tax as well as assisting with business tax liabilities facing business owners.


Greater Manchester: The Bridge Café
1117 Elm Street, Manchester
603-647-9991; www.thebridgecafe.net

Greater Nashua: Buckley’s Bakery & Cafe
436 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
9 Market Place, Hollis
603-465-5522; www.buckleysbakerycafe.com

Greater Concord:
The Works Bakery Café
42 N. Main Street, Concord
603-226-1827; www.workscafe.com

Monadnock Region: Union Coffee Company
42 South Street, Milford
603- 277-3181; www.unioncoffee.co

Seacoast: Popovers On The Square
8 Congress Street, Portsmouth
603-431-1119; www.popoversonthesquare.com

North of Concord: Wayfarer Coffee Roasters
626 Main Street, Laconia
603-527-8313; www.wayfarerroasters.com

Greater Salem: Village Bean
33 Indian Rock Road, Windham
603-434-2326; www.villagebean.com


Greater Manchester: Copper Door
15 Leavy Drive, Bedford
603-488-2677; www.copperdoorrestaurant.com

Greater Nashua (Multi-location): The Common Man
304 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
603-429-3463; www.thecman.com

Greater Nashua (Local):  Martha’s Exchange
185 Main Street, Nashua
603-883-8781; www.marthas-exchange.com

Greater Concord (Multi-location): The Common Man
25 Water Street, Concord
603-228-3463; www.thecman.com

Greater Concord (Local): The Barley House
132 N. Main Street, Concord
603-228-6363; www.thebarleyhouse.com

Monadnock Region: The Black Forest Café
212 Route 101, Amherst
603-672-0500; www.theblackforestcafe.com

Seacoast (Multi-location): Tuscan Kitchen
14 Market Square, Portsmouth
603-570-3610; www.tuscanbrands.com

Seacoast (Local): The Portsmouth Brewery
56 Market Street, Portsmouth
603-431-1115; www.portsmouthbrewery.com

North of Concord: The Flying Goose
40 Andover Road, New London
603-526-6899; www.flyinggoose.com


Greater Manchester: Copper Door
15 Leavy Drive, Bedford
603-488-2677; www.copperdoorrestaurant.com

Greater Nashua: The Peddler’s Daughter
48 Main Street, Nashua
603-821-7535; www.thepeddlersdaughter.com

Greater Nashua (Multi-location): 110 Grill
27 Trafalgar Square, Nashua
603-943-7443; www.110grill.com

Greater Concord (Multi-location): The Common Man
25 Water Street, Concord
603-228-3463; www.thecman.com

Greater Concord (Local): The Barley House
132 Main Street, Concord
603-228-6363; www.thebarleyhouse.com

Monadnock Region (Local): The Pasta Loft Restaurant
241 Union Square, Milford
603-672-2270; www.pastaloft.com

Seacoast (Multi-location): Thirsty Moose Taphouse
83 Washington Street, Dover
603-842-5229; www.thirstymoosetaphouse.com

Seacoast (Local): Portsmouth Gaslight Co.
64 Market Street, Portsmouth
603-430-8582; www.portsmouthgaslight.com

North of Concord: Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
135 Main Street, North Woodstock
603-745-3951; www.woodstockinnnh.com


Greater Manchester: Copper Door
15 Leavy Drive, Bedford
603-488-2677; www.copperdoorrestaurant.com

Greater Nashua: Buckley’s Great Steaks
438 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
603-424-0995; www.buckleysgreatsteaks.com

Greater Concord (Multi-location): The Common Man
25 Water Street, Concord
603-228-3463; www.thecman.com

Greater Concord (Local): O Steaks & Seafood
11 S. Main Street, Concord
603-856-7925; www.magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/osteaks

Monadnock Region: The Pasta Loft Restaurant
241 Union Square, #4, Milford
603-672-2270; www.pastaloft.com

Seacoast (Multi-location): Tuscan Kitchen
14 Market Square, Portsmouth
603-570-3610; www.tuscanbrands.com

Seacoast (Local): Surf Restaurant
99 Bow Street, Portsmouth
603-334-9855; www.surfseafood.com

North of Concord: O Steaks & Seafood
62 Doris Ray Ct, Laconia
603-524-9373; www.magicfoodrestaurantgroup.com/osteaks

Greater Salem (Local): Copper Door
67 Main Street, Salem
603-952-4875; www.tuscanbrands.com

Greater Salem (Multi-location): Tuscan Kitchen
67 Main Street, Salem
603-952-4875; www.tuscanbrands.com

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