Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 8-11 a.m.
Manchester Country Club
180 S. River Road, Bedford

Learn from seasoned business leaders on how to successfully navigate economic headwinds, evolving markets, growth constraints and other common issues that arise in the lifetime of a business. NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold will lead a panel discussion with New Hampshire executives from longstanding businesses who will share their insight as to how companies adapt to significant challenges.

NHBR will also present its inaugural Test of Time award. The Test of Time Award honors a New Hampshire company that has evolved with societal and market changes to position their business for long-term success. This year, the honor goes to Monadnock Paper Mills in Bennington as it proudly celebrates 200 years of American papermaking.

Monadnock Paper Mills is the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the country, surviving radical changes in the paper business by focusing on environmental awareness and sustainability. Offering eco-friendly products such as blue jean tags, craft beer labels and retail gift cards, Monadnock Paper Mills has become a source for brands to embrace a high-performing alternatives to plastic.


Leading Through Change Agenda

8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:00 – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45 AM Hear from Business Leaders
9:45 – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 – 10:45 AM Panel Discussion
10:45 AM Test of Time Award
11:00 AM Conclusion




Jeff Feingold
Editor, NH Business Review

Jeff Feingold, editor of NH Business Review, has worked as an editor and reporter for over 40 years, 36 of them in New Hampshire. His freelance work has been published in several local, regional and national publications, including The New York Times and The Nation, and he has been a longtime regular panelist and guest on public and commercial TV and radio, including regular appearances on NH Public Radio, WGIR-AM, WNTK, WKXL-AM, and WNHN-FM. He also teaches writing at Granite State College and is a member of the board of directors of the NH Women’s Foundation.


Dirk Foreman
Chief Commercial Officer & President–North America, Velcro Companies

For more than 21 years, he held several leadership roles in North and South America for Anixter, most recently as senior vice president of key account sales in the global security solutions division. Foreman began his career with PNC International in São Paulo, Brazil, as an accounting analyst in PNC’s Brazilian banking unit and held a variety of leadership positions with leading global technology companies.


William Zorn
Attorney, McLane Middleton, P.A.

Bill is a director and co-chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. He concentrates his practice in sophisticated estate planning, including the implementation and administration of tax strategies and trusts and alternative strategies for high income and high net worth individuals, families, executives and business owners, as well as strategies involving asset protection and wealth preservation.


Mark Fryberger
Vice President of Finance, C&S Wholesale Grocers
“Maintaining a competitive advantage and achieving growth in a changing market”

For nearly 25 years, Mark has helped C&S become the largest grocery wholesaler in the U.S. with sales of over $25 billion. Over the past 10 years, his focus has been on integrating acquisitions and new large customers who require customized solutions. His deep understanding of the business allows him to identify and follow through on opportunities to efficiently support C&S’s growth and maintain its low cost structure in the hyper competitive grocery industry.


Dan Jantzen
Chief Financial Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

For questions regarding the event please email us at events@mcleancommunications.com or call 603-413-5113.



General Sponsor

Event Partner

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Kimberly Lencki
for more information at 603-413-5154.