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McLane Middleton’s Dick Samuels to receive BIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Dick Samuels’ contributions to New Hampshire as an attorney with McLane Middleton can be credited to skiing.

Rick Fabrizio

Host of WMUR’s ‘NH Business’ to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Fred Kocher will receive the Business & Industry Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at BIA’s 109th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, presented by Eversource, Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Rick Fabrizio

Former president of Manchester Community College to receive BIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Susan Huard retired as Manchester Community College’s president in December 2019 after nearly a decade of distinguished tenure. While now retired, she still speaks with passion about the value and importance of community colleges.

Rick Fabrizio

Susan Huard, Fred Kocher and Dick Samuels to be honored along with Waypoint at 109th Annual Dinner

The Business and Industry Association announced the 2022 recipients of its prestigious Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage awards to be presented at BIA’s 109th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, presented by Eversource, Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Rick Fabrizio

“Manufacturing in New Hampshire is alive and well,” said Tom White, president of New England Wire Technologies, a privately held, employee-owned company in Lisbon with a history dating back to 1898.

Michael Skelton

New Hampshire’s workforce shortage is more than a short-term problem and there isn’t one silver bullet solution. But the Granite State is innovative and entrepreneurial and will find not one, but many creative ways to overcome the challenge.

Michael Skelton

109th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, presented by Eversource, set for Oct. 26

BIA will present its coveted Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage awards at the state's largest and most prestigious business networking event. Tickets are on sale now.

Rick Fabrizio

Fierce competition for workers in New Hampshire makes staff retention critical and investing in standout employees builds a stronger staff now and in the future. BIA’s Emerging Leader Training develops leadership, communication and strategic reasoning skills.

Rick Fabrizio

Worker shortages, lack of housing, inadequate child and elder care options, and rising energy costs. Employers in New Hampshire face myriad challenges that threaten their success and the Granite State’s economic growth.

Michael Skelton

Both organizations support comprehensive energy policy

The Teamsters Local 633 and the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire stand united in support of an all-of-the-above approach that invests in green renewables but also capitalizes on domestic sources of energy, including offshore gas and oil.

Rick Fabrizio

It was another jam-packed legislative session and BIA represented our 400-plus members in fighting for and against bills that could impact their operations.

Rick Fabrizio

Nine members honored with ‘Above & Beyond Awards’

BIA’s Board of Directors is one of the largest in New Hampshire, featuring the state’s top executives. The directors help shape BIA's public policy priorities.

Rick Fabrizio

As business owners, you'll want to know the individuals directly responsible for and involved in implementing policies and passing regulations that affect how you do business in New Hampshire.

Rick Fabrizio

Talks scheduled for June after 2020 hiatus due to COVID

After a COVID interruption in 2020, the Business & Industry Association, New Hampshire's statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, is bringing back its public policy business roundtables. They’re normally held every two years ahead of New Hampshire’s legislative elections.

Michael Skelton

The Business & Industry Association, New Hampshire's statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, will hold its Annual Business Meeting Thursday, May 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Manchester.

Rick Fabrizio

The Legislature reached “Crossover” last week, the unofficial “halfway” point of the legislative session. At this time, the House has considered all House bills and sent those that survived to the Senate. The Senate has done the same, sending its bills to the House.

Michael Skelton

The PRO Act is an ill-advised attempt to fundamentally restructure American workplaces and infringe on workers’ rights to a secret ballot, workplace democracy and personal privacy.

Rick Fabrizio

New Hampshire has made it a priority to expand access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet across the state, especially to underserved or unserved areas. High-quality broadband is vital to support the Granite State’s continued economic development, but a bill currently under review at the State House, House Bill 1644, could halt much of those efforts.

Rick Fabrizio

Opposition expressed before House Science, Technology and Energy Committee

HB 1644, if passed, would greatly slow the state’s efforts to expand high-speed internet access to all of New Hampshire.

Rick Fabrizio

The Business & Industry Association announces the hiring of Mike Skelton as BIA’s new president and CEO. Skelton, president and CEO of the Greater Manchester Chamber since 2014, will join BIA in early February.

Rick Fabrizio

Medical experts say widespread vaccination, including booster shots, is the best way to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately build herd immunity and great gains have been made.

David Juvet

The Business & Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, announced the addition of Kirsten Koch to its staff.

Rick Fabrizio

The Business & Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, announced the addition of Angela King to its staff.

Rick Fabrizio

Founder of The H.L. Turner Group Inc. to receive BIA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 20

Harold Turner Jr. founded The H.L. Turner Group Inc. in Concord in 1990 and for more than 30 years led his company’s effort to “advance the technology, art, and science of the built environment.”

Rick Fabrizio

There may not be a greater long-term threat to New Hampshire’s economy than the lack of a diversified housing stock.

Rick Fabrizio

Retired CEO of CMC Healthcare System to receive BIA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Joseph Pepe spent his entire professional career at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, rising from internist to CEO, and earning the praise of being a transformational leader.

Rick Fabrizio

Includes companion report, Victories & Defeats for New Hampshire Businesses

Annual report tracks and reports lawmakers' publicly recorded roll call votes on issues important to New Hampshire businesses.

Rick Fabrizio

Monier led housing authority from 1988 to 2007

Claira Monier led the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority as executive director from 1988 to 2007, giving her a front-row seat to an unfolding challenge that became a crisis.

Rick Fabrizio

Multiple Employer Aggregation Programs make offering retirement benefit easier, more affordable

In today’s ultra-competitive labor market employers need every edge they can find. The ability to offer a 401(k) retirement plan can be the difference in whether a worker joins one company or another.

Rick Fabrizio

The lack of a diversified housing stock with more affordable options for workers remains one of New Hampshire’s biggest challenges, if not its biggest one, and it threatens the Granite State’s economic growth.

Rick Fabrizio

BIA is launching a new technology policy committee as the vast data economy and digital ecosystem continues to grow and support expanding commerce.

Rick Fabrizio

Leaders to be recognized for contributions to New Hampshire at BIA's 108th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, presented by Eversource

Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership in their professions, communities and New Hampshire.

Rick Fabrizio

NHBCA’s new augmented reality app brings art to life, expands access

Rick Fabrizio

BIA’s 108th Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and NH Advantage Awards Celebration presented by Eversource planned for Oct. 20

Event, which draws more than 700 business, political and opinion leaders from around the state and is New Hampshire’s largest and most prestigious business networking event, features presentation of two coveted awards – the Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage awards.

Rick Fabrizio

National search continues for new president/CEO

The Business and Industry Association recently announced David Juvet, senior vice president of public policy, will serve as interim president following the departure of longtime President Jim Roche.

Rick Fabrizio

Solid waste disposal is a fact of life and so is the need for landfill capacity in New Hampshire

David Creer

As business and nonprofit enterprises in New Hampshire face an ultra-tight labor market, investing in their best and brightest employees can make the difference in retaining them. The Business & Industry Association’s Emerging Leader Training can give organizations the edge they need.

Rick Fabrizio

Will lead Maine Bankers Association

Jim Roche, CEO & president of the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire since 2005, announced his departure from the statewide advocacy group to lead the Maine Bankers Association as its next president

Rick Fabrizio

The executive board of the Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce, added five business leaders to its board Thursday, June 17.

Rick Fabrizio

For employers, there’s a lot of “Do what I say” going on at the State House this legislative session. It’s not based on best practices or trusting employers to do what’s best for employees (their most important asset).

Susannah Chance

The Business and Industry Association is urging New Hampshire House legislators to pass Senate Bill 61, a bill establishing New Hampshire as a “Right to Work” state.

Rick Fabrizio

The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, approved a new slate of officers and board members at the association’s Annual Business Meeting.

Rick Fabrizio

Gov. Chris Sununu will kick off the Business & Industry Association’s second annual New Hampshire Economic Summit, presented by Cambridge Trust, on Thursday, May 13.

Rick Fabrizio

The Business & Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, announced the addition of Richard Fabrizio to its staff.

Rick Fabrizio

The PRO Act makes sweeping changes to federal labor laws, essentially rewriting the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947. Supporters say it would bolster collective bargaining rights, but opponents say it dramatically and unfairly tilts the carefully crafted balance between labor and management to unions.

David Juvet

The Executive Board of the Business and Industry Association voted to oppose language included in House Bill 2, the House-passed “trailer” bill of the state budget, relating to the “propagation of divisive concepts.”

David Juvet

The New Hampshire Legislature's delay in passing safe harbor protections against spurious lawsuits related to alleged contraction of COVID-19 in the workplace leaves businesses at risk.

Rick Fabrizio

The Business and Industry Association testified before the Senate Commerce Committee in support of Senate Bill 61, which would make New Hampshire the only “Right to Work” state in the Northeast U.S.

David Juvet

David Juvet

The Business & Industry Association expressed strong opposition to HR 842, the PRO Act, which was cosponsored by Rep. Chris Pappas and Rep. Ann McLane Kuster.

David Juvet

The Business and Industry Association is spearheading an effort to establish a legal safe harbor for New Hampshire employers who have complied with federal and state COVID-19 health and safety guidelines to protect them from unwarranted lawsuits from employees, customers or others who may have contracted the coronavirus and are seeking damages.

David Juvet
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