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The BOB (Best of Business) Awards, given out by NH Business Review, is an annual program that recognizes the Granite State’s exceptional businesses — the ones that offer the best service, pay attention to details, and have the most helpful and eager employees.

Determined through an online readers poll, BOB Award winners from over 90+ different categories, ranging from “Best Accounting Firm” to “Best Commercial Real Estate Broker” to “Best Place For a Business Lunch”, are truly considered to be New Hampshire’s highest caliber businesses offering nothing less than outstanding products and services.

With more than 4,700 votes cast, the 2021 BOB Award recipients have been selected.

Celebrate with the 2021 BOB Award recipients at this year’s virtual event!

The BOB Awards is not your typical business awards reception – this year, it’s all business on top and party on the bottom as the celebration moves online where guests will power network with business leaders from across the state while partaking in party boxes, watch parties, trivia, prizes and more! It’s certainly an event you won’t want to miss.

2021 BOB Awards
Free, virtual event
Thursday, April 1
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Register to join the party today! As a bonus, party boxes will be mailed out to our first 100 registrants!

Join the fun and you could win prizes!

Bobprizes2021Watch Party
Tuning in with your colleagues? We’ll want to see photos of your office watch party! Submit a photo during the event for a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants.

Trivia Contests
In between networking breaks, we’ll play three rounds of trivia. The lucky winner of each game will have a chance to win AirPods, an Amazon Echo Show or even an iPad!

Keynote Speaker

Hear from Tom Boucher, CEO-Owner of Great NH Restaurants, Inc. 

Tom Boucher graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1987. He earned a full academic scholarship to attend Villanova University, but forwent this opportunity because he fell in love with the restaurant business. Over the next five years, he worked his way up through T-BONES, as a food server, Dining room Manager, Head Kitchen Manager, and finally to General Manager. Tom was then brought on as a founding partner of Cactus Jack’s, which opened in 1995. He held the Store’s General Manager position until 1998, when he took on additional responsibilities as the Director of Marketing and subsequently Director of Operations for T-BONES & Cactus Jack’s.

In 2004, Tom became CEO and has been providing strong leadership and entrepreneurial vision that has guided the Company’s 4 restaurant brands (T-BONES, CJ’s, Cactus Jack‘s, Copper Door) totaling 10 restaurants to its current success. Most recently he has broadened his innovative business approach by opening T-BONES Meats, Sweets & Catering,, a commissary, and a custom order delivery service,, and creating Great NH Restaurants’ own non-profit, Tom’s vision is to become the premier restaurant company in New Hampshire for guests and employees alike.

Past BOB Award winners

2020 BOB Award Winners

NH Business Review is pleased to present the winners of our 13th annual BOB Awards, which honor the Best of Business in New Hampshire for 2020. 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.

2019 BOB Award Winners

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.

2017 BOB Award winners

The mission of the BOB Awards is to find the Granite State’s most stand-out businesses: the ones that offer the best customer service, that pay attention to details, that are willing to go above and beyond to ensure an exceptional customer experience.

BOB Awards Party Videos

Join us as we look back at all the fun we’ve had over the years.

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