List of NH Business Associations

A compilation of active organizations, industry groups and lobbyists

Automotive Wholesalers Association of New England
PO Box 838, 2-4 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Trade association for auto parts stores in the New England area. Provides members with health, life and disability insurance and a bank for financial needs.

American Institute of Architects, New Hampshire Chapter
PO Box 398
310 Marlboro Street, 2nd Floor
Keene, NH 03431
Has over 300 architect members, associate members and allied building professionals. Serves as the voice of the architecture profession and as a resource for its members in service to society.

American Society of Home Inspectors, New England Chapter
53 Regional Drive, Suite 1
Concord, NH 03301
Nonprofit trade organization for home inspectors. Provides newsletters, training, education and legislative information to members.

Associated Builders and Contractors, NH/VT Chapter
58 Chenell Drive, Route 106
Concord, NH 03301
Full-service organization providing information and programs in the areas of human resources, business development and government relations for contractors.

Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire
48 Grandview Road
Bow, NH 03304
Nonprofit trade organization that supports general contractors, subcontractors, equipment dealers and suppliers, and other industry professions and is dedicated to improving the professional standards of the construction industry.

Better Business Bureau of New Hampshire Inc.
48 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
To disseminate and dispense information on companies, including a complaint division, consumer education and binding arbitration.

Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire
122 North Main Street, Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301
New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, representing members in a variety of industries. Through advocacy with state and federal legislators and regulators, the BIA works to promote a healthy business climate and robust economic future for New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts
1 Granite Place
Concord, NH 03301
Nonprofit organization that educates, motivates and recognizes business support of and participation in the arts. Administers a variety of programs and services, including Business in the Arts Awards, ArtSavers and Lawyers for the Arts/NH.

Business Finance Authority
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 201
Concord, NH 03301
Created in 1992, it offers several loan programs to foster economic development and create employment in NH, with an emphasis on small business assistance. One initiative is the Capital Access Program, which provides incentives to banks to make loans to small businesses considered to have more than conventional risk.

Community Development Finance Authority
14 Dixon Avenue, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
State authority that was created by legislation to assist communities with economic development and housing programs through association with nonprofit organizations. The CDFA has financed economic development and housing projects statewide through the use of tax credits, direct loans and grants.

Community Loan Fund
7 Wall Street
Concord, NH 03301
The Community Loan Fund is a statewide nonprofit charitable organization that turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives.

Division of Economic Development
172 Pembroke Road, PO Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302
New Hampshire’s center for business retention and expansion. Its goal is to stimulate local economic growth by assisting businesses that are already in operation and by helping out-of-state businesses expand or relocate here. Staff members can link businesses with a variety of financial, technological, business planning, marketing and job training resources. Best of all, this assistance is free and strict confidentiality is assured.

Good Roads Association
261 Sheep Davis Road, Suite 5
Concord, NH 03301
Statewide nonprofit association of people involved in the road, bridge-building and maintenance industry.

Health Care Association
5 Sheep Davis Road, Suite E
Pembroke, NH 03275
Nonprofit trade organization representing nursing homes, retirement centers and retirement communities. Provides trade advocacy and public information.

Home Builders and Remodelers Association
119 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301
Comprised of nine “local” associations located throughout NH. Association of industry professionals dedicated to providing quality housing opportunities through education, vision and advocacy for the betterment of our communities.

HR State Council of New Hampshire
PO Box 3941
Manchester, NH 03105
An affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, the council’s mission is to aid in the advancement of the Human Resources profession within New Hampshire by providing leadership and structure as well as partnering with the Legislature to obtain a voice in the state government.

Innovation Research Center
University of New Hampshire
Gregg Hall, Room 136, 35 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824
Created in 1991 by the Legislature to increase collaboration, technology development and innovation between NH businesses and universities. Businesses match their project awards to fund research, which often leads to new products and processes. Program goals include increased competitiveness and profitability for businesses, an increase in the tax base and in local jobs, federal funding of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards and additional funding from venture capitalists.

International Trade Resource Center
NH Division of Economic Development
172 Pembroke Road, PO Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302
A one-stop location where NH businesses that export or are considering exporting can access the information necessary to effectively explore, develop and penetrate the foreign marketplace. Offers the business community several programs and services including one-on-one counseling, automated trade leads, worldwide marketing promotion, international trade resource library, export finance assistance, market research and education and training seminars.

Knowledge Institute
11 Court Street, Suite 230
Exeter, NH 03833
603-658-0340/603-658-0343 – short for Business Utility Zone Gateway – is a free, web-based directory from the Knowledge Institute that offers a wealth of help in starting and growing a business, including business planning, counseling, marketing, workforce development and several other targeted entrepreneurial assistance resources.

Lakes Region Tourism Association
PO Box 737, 61 Laconia Road
Tilton, NH 03276
Nonprofit organization providing information guides, maps and brochures for area attractions, accommodations, restaurants and shops.

NH Lodging and Restaurant Association
341 Loudon Road, Unit 3, PO Box 1175
Concord, NH 03302
Statewide non-partisan trade organization. Promotes, protects and educates the food service and lodging industries of the state.

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
49 South Main Street, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
With more than 750 juried craftspeople in its membership, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen is a nonprofit crafts education organization dedicated to preserving and inspiring New England’s craft traditions.

Manchester NAACP
PO Box 473
Manchester, NH 03105
Nonprofit chapter focused on securing the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons, including assisting people of color grow wealth as individuals or as a minority/black business.

66 Hanover Street, Suite 303
Manchester, NH 03101
Provides customized financial services to private equity investors and promising entrepreneurs.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
An affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the NHMEP is a nonprofit manufacturing extension center that provides business and technical assistance to manufacturing companies to help them boost sales and retain or add jobs.

Monadnock Travel Council of Southwest New Hampshire
PO Box 358
Keene, NH 03431
Provides a comprehensive travel promotion program and a forum for communication among travel-related businesses for the Monadnock Region.

The National Safety Council of Northern New England
57 Regional Drive, Unit 6
Concord, NH 03301
Mission is to proactively promote for its members and the general public the prevention of injuries, illnesses and economic losses through communication, education and training.

New England Inns & Resorts Association
PO Box 1089
44 Lafayette Road
North Hampton, NH 03862
Six-state trade organization focusing on marketing and education. Promoting New England as a destination point and educating innkeepers.

The New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium
PO Box 524
Portsmouth, NH 03802
NHADEC is an industry-led promotional consortium consisting of aerospace and defense manufacturing companies in New Hampshire, New England and across the country. Utilizing its growing global network, members ranging from the leading Tier 1 contractors to nimble SMEs work collectively with experts to earn national and international contracts.

New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters
707 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03104
This broadcast trade association boasts more than 98% membership of the Granite State’s over-the-air radio and television stations. The association has lists available of all stations and talk shows.

New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents
125 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301
Trade association for independent insurance agents that promotes educational programs, sells products and lobbies for the insurance industry.

New Hampshire Association of Realtors
PO Box 550, 115A Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the advocacy of real estate issues. Provides legal information and services, education, communication and technology for members.

New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes
53 Regional Drive, Suite 1
Concord, NH 03301
Nonprofit association dedicated to promoting health, safety, ethical standards and practical efficiency in licensed assisted-living facilities throughout New Hampshire. Works closely with regulators and facility owners/administrators to assure quality of living and care for residents in member homes.

New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association
PO Box 2337, 507 South Street
Concord, NH 03302
Provides information to members and representation before the Legislature. Also provides self-funded workers’ compensation and health insurance, dental insurance, wellness programs, education foundation and charitable foundation for children.

New Hampshire Bankers Association
PO Box 2586, 1 Eagle Square, Suite 505A
Concord, NH 03302
Statewide not-for-profit trade association whose purpose is to promote the general welfare, usefulness and public perception of banks and banking institutions to the betterment of the state’s economy.

New Hampshire Bar Association
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301
The New Hampshire Bar Association (the oldest statewide bar organization in the U.S.) strives to improve the administration of justice; foster and maintain high standards of conduct, integrity, competence and public service on the part of those engaged in the practice of law; safeguard the proper professional interests of the members of the bar; and provide a forum for the discussion of subjects pertaining to the practice of law, the science of jurisprudence and law reform and relations of the bar to the public.

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility
PO Box 3562
Concord, NH 03302
Mission is to build and support a network of businesses committed to adopting socially responsible business practices and recognizing that people, principles and profits are inseparably linked.

New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
84 Silk Farm Road, Suite 1
Concord, NH 03301
Member service organization for nonprofits providing group purchasing, management training, State House advocacy, information network and employee benefits.

NH Clean Tech Council
603-777-7700 /
The advocacy arm of the NH Sustainable Energy Association, the NH Clean Tech Council advocates for and represents New Hampshire’s clean tech and energy business sector, focusing on the economic benefits from a vibrant clean technology industry. Its purpose is to promote a more innovative and clean energy policy, attract new investment and provide opportunity for growth.

New Hampshire College and University Council
3 Barrell Court, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Nonprofit consortium of 22 public and private institutions of higher education in New Hampshire, providing joint programs for member institutions, sponsoring professional development conferences for faculty and administrators, and a forum for discussion of vital issues in higher education.

New Hampshire Farms Network
A nonprofit aimed at strengthening the connection between New Hampshire farmers, businesses and consumers by developing a greater public understanding of the importance of farming for food security, community health, economic development and land conservation.

New Hampshire Grocers Association Inc.
110 Stark Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Trade association consisting of over 1,000 independent grocers and chain stores who operate convenience stores, markets and supermarkets, as well as the suppliers. Provides communication, education, legislative programs and functions as the official clearinghouse on all retail food-related information.

NH Tech Alliance
PO Box 3730
Manchester, NH 03105
The NH Tech Alliance is a statewide technology association dedicated to supporting companies at every stage of growth and development as well as providing opportunities for members of the high tech ecosystem to network and collaborate. The organization offers a variety of programming, whether it’s through Alpha Loft’s accelerator program for startups, business competitions or industry-focused events associated with the TechWomen|TechGirls and BioMed|Tech initiatives.

New Hampshire Hospital Association
125 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301
Provides advocacy, information and re-search for the New Hampshire healthcare community.

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
32 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
The NHHFA is not a state agency, but promotes, finances and supports affordable housing opportunities and related services for New Hampshire individuals and families through the use of resources and the building of partnerships.

New Hampshire Made
539 Calef Hwy., Rte. 125, #104
Epping, NH 03042
Statewide nonprofit marketing association that increases the awareness of and demand for local products and services by utilizing the power of “New Hampshire’s Own” state brand identity program.

New Hampshire Medical Society
7 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Largest physician membership organization in the state whose mission is to improve the quality and availability of healthcare in New Hampshire by keeping the public well informed on health matters by means of mailings, news media and a physicians speakers bureau.

New Hampshire Motor Transport Association
13 West Street
Concord, NH 03301
NHMTA represents over 400 New Hampshire-based transportation companies located throughout the state. It provides services and programs that maximize its members’ purchasing power. It is a strong voice for all trucking-related issues within the state.

New Hampshire Municipal Association
c/o NH Local Government Center
25 Triangle Park Dr., PO Box 617
Concord, NH 03302
Non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the goal of strengthening the quality of local government by helping officials better serve their municipality, improving the education and training of local officials, contributing to the understanding of municipal issues and promoting more effective local government.

New Hampshire Retail Association
48 Grandview Road, Suite 2
Bow, NH 03304
Statewide organization of businesspeople promoting the success of the New Hampshire retail community, representing over 800 businesses, large and small, in legislative activities and provides specialized, cost-saving programs to its members.

New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants
1750 Elm Street, Suite 403
Manchester, NH 03104
Mission statement is to anticipate and respond to member needs and advocate policies which serve NHSCPA members and enhances the professional environment; promote a better understanding and recognition of the profession; and provide products and services that assist CPAs in providing quality professional services.

New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers
PO Box 1343
Concord, NH 03302
The society of engineering professionals in New Hampshire promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure and enhances the image and well-being of its members while implementing the program of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) at the state level.

New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
NHSEA’s mission is to strengthen New Hampshire’s economy and conserve natural resources by promoting a transition to clean, efficient and renewable energy. Its advocacy arm, the NH Clean Tech Council, promotes these efforts.

New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association
54 Portsmouth St.
Concord, NH 03301
Nonprofit organization of forest owners and users working together to promote better forest management and a healthy wood product industry.

New Hampshire Travel Council
PO Box 3935
Concord, NH 03302
Strives to constantly understand, interpret and promote the New Hampshire lifestyle so that guests will better value the uniqueness of the New Hampshire experience.

NH Works
172 Pembroke Road, PO Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302
Information center for job seekers and employers, listing current job openings, New Hampshire economic and labor market information and education and training programs. Career centers around the state offer workshops for technical assistance on preparing résumés and cover letters, job search workshops, employment counseling, aptitude and skills testing, and career exploration tools.

Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire
PO Box 3898
Concord, NH 03302
Mission is to represent and be a resource to its members by monitoring and communicating pertinent information, regulatory actions and legislation at federal and municipal levels.

Procurement Technical Assistance Program
NH Division of Economic Development
172 Pembroke Road, PO Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302
Many companies find the concept of selling to the government too daunting to ever get involved. Or, if they have tried it, the red tape factor quickly squelched the interest. The NH-PTAP provides the necessary tools to be competitive in the federal marketplace through one-on-one procurement counseling and technical assistance and electronic scanning of the Commerce Business Daily, federal contract awards, Defense Logistics Agency under $25,000 procurements and foreign trade opportunities. The program’s databases allow clients to access past procurement histories, target appropriate buying agencies and find prime contractor/sub-contractor opportunities.

SCORE (Six N.H. Chapters)
Previously known as “Service Corps of Retired Executives,” SCORE assists small businesses with free, confidential business counseling, small business training and workshops, and an online resource library. Volunteer mentors, who have broad business experience in a vast range of industries, use their individual skills to help clients develop plans for new businesses, solve business problems and direct them to additional resources including financing.
• Merrimack Valley SCORE
275 Chestnut Street, Suite 133
Manchester, NH 03101
• Mt. Washington Valley SCORE
53 Technology Lane, Suite 101
Conway, NH 03818
• Seacoast New Hampshire SCORE
215 Commerce Way, Suite 420
Portsmouth, NH 03801
• Upper Valley SCORE
20 West Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
• Monadnock SCORE
34 Mechanic Street
Keene, NH 03431
• SCORE Lakes Region
383 South Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Ski New Hampshire
PO Box 528
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Represents alpine and Nordic ski areas throughout New Hampshire. Activities include marketing, government relations, education and data collection.

Small Business Development Center
University of New Hampshire
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
10 Garrison Ave., #201
Durham, NH 03824
Provides professional, one-on-one business management advice and educational programs, at no cost, to new and existing businesses. Although the SBDC is not a lending agency, its counselors and staff can provide information on financial resources available in New Hampshire. It has several local business advising centers in convenient locations throughout the state.

Society of Women Engineers – Southern New Hampshire
PO Box 1514
Nashua, NH 03061
A new chapter representing professional women seeking networking and community outreach opportunities.

Structural Engineers of New Hampshire
PO Box 226
Manchester, NH 03105
A professional association of structural engineers practicing in New Hampshire that is founded on the premise that those in the structural engineering community can improve and advance the practice of structural engineering for both the individual and the profession.

U.S. Small Business Administration
55 Pleasant Street, Suite 3101
Concord, NH 03301
SBA Guaranty Loans are made by private lenders, usually banks, and are guaranteed up to a specified percentage by the SBA. The 7(a) Guaranty Program, its most common loan program, helps lenders provide longer term financing for small business customers. The program limits the bank’s exposure and allows lenders to consider larger loan requests.

USDA Rural Development
Concord Center, Suite 218
10 Ferry Street
Concord, NH 03301
USDA Rural Development Business Services works in partnership with the private sector and community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning and helps fund projects that create or preserve quality jobs, either through guaranteed or direct loans. The financial resources are often leveraged with those of other public and private credit source lenders to meet business and credit needs in under-served areas. Recipients of these programs may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes and private companies.

White Mountains Attractions Association
PO Box 10
North Woodstock, NH 03262-0010
Promotes and publicizes recreation and recreational facilities in the White Mountains area.

Yankee Chapter, Public Relations Society of America
53 Regional Drive, Suite 1
Concord, NH 03301
Organization of public relations professionals who work in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Source: NHBR Research

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