NHBR celebrates business excellence

The Business Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of New Hampshire business owners and operators

For the 11th consecutive year, NHBR’s Business Excellence Awards are celebrating the achievements of New Hampshire businesspeople.

This year’s event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the newly expanded and renovated Manchester Country Club, 103 S. River Rd., Bedford.

The Business Excellence Awards are presented to honor the owners and operators of businesses with 100 employees or fewer who have displayed imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievement in their career.

The 2013 inductee to the NHBR Business Excellence Hall of Fame will be announced at the event as well.

Individual admission is $25. You can make reservations by visiting NHBR.com/businessexcellenceawards or contacting 603-413-5113 or kmiles@mcleancommunications.com.

Proceeds benefit CASA of NH, an organization that provides volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system.

Presenting sponsor of the Business Excellence Awards is Citizens Bank. Other sponsors are Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, Bank of New Hampshire, Devine Millimet, Merrimack Street Volvo, and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.

This year's nominees are:

Nominee's Name Nominee's Company
Donna Kalil and Beth Kress Kalil & Kress Family Dentistry
Bill Schick MESH Interactive Agency
Craig O'Leary O'Leary's Music Center
Gail Kimball Advanced Graphic Communication
Ryan Barton Mainstay Technologies
Stephen Thorpe Adaptive Communications
Shane Carter Ridgeview Construction
Mike Emerton BridgeView Marketing
Chris Proulx, Scott Proulx and Brett Parker Double Midnight Comics
Robert Wilkins Ziftr
Peter Wensberg AMI Graphics, LLC
Ingrid Nichols Banwell Architects
Sandra Cleary CruCon Cruise Outlet
Daniel R. Morrison Optima Bank & Trust
Michael P. Boyle Boyle Energy Services & Technology, Inc.
Devon Claire Boyd Elemental Energy
Scott Aversano The Airfield Cafe
Sharon Beaty Mid-State Health Center
Keith Bamford Daystar, Inc.
Sherilyn Burnett Young Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC
Jason Kroll KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting
David Vigliotti Technology Search Partners
Shawn Walsh Paradigm Computer Consulting
Shawn LaFrance Foundation for Healthy Communities
Michele Pesula Kuegler PeKu Publications
Abby Shockley NH Providers Association
Evan Hennessey Stages at One Washington
David Pastor Fletcher's Appliance
Amy Coombs Whole Life Health Care
Dennis DiPaolo and Jeanne Larssen Seasonal Specialty Stores
Maria White American Red Cross NH Region
Patricia Stagno Power Skills for Life
Michael Turcotte Turn Cycle Solutions
Dianne D. Beaton 2DiFore Marketing Solutions, LLC
Jason and Jennifer Harvey Live Free Home Health Care
Nicole Vera New to You Recycled Fashion
Phil Hueber Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western New Hampshire
Angela Martin Devine Millimet
Nicole Vera New To You High-End Recycled Fashion
Pamela Diamantis Curbstone Financial Management Corporation
Mike Hartwick SURFSET Fitness Inc.
John Stewart Bedford Martial Arts Academy
Archie A. DeFlorio Cash For Gold
James Knee Sterling Financial Corporation
Keri Laman Tidewater Catering Group
Edward Smith Granite Clover Self Storage
Holly Emerson Newfound Grocery, LLC
Arthur O."Buddy" Phaneuf Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium