Business Excellence Awards

The 19th Business Excellence Awards, presented by Citizens, recognize the imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of business owners and operators in New Hampshire.

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The Business Excellence Awards serve to share Granite State stories that showcase Yankee ingenuity. Nominate a colleague, boss, client, family member or friend who deserves recognition.

The Business Excellence Awards — awarded in nine different categories — honor individuals from New Hampshire-based businesses with less than 100 employees and those with more than 100 employees in the following categories:

  • Business & Professional Services
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Social Equity (new category)
  • Technology

Nominations close August 13, 2021.

It is strongly recommended that nominations be accompanied by news stories, press releases or other documents depicting the extent of the role played by the nominee in his or her local community or at the state or national level. View our judging criteria to find out more.

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Recipients will be recognized October 6, 2021 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.


Questions about the nomination process? Please email us at We look forward to receiving your nomination.


2020 Award Recipient Profiles

Presenting Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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