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BIA to host NH’s largest business networking event

BIA to host NH’s largest business networking event

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

CONCORD –– The Business and Industry Association will host its 109th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, presented by Eversource, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester.

BIA, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, will present its coveted Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage awards. Winners will be announced by early September.

The event kicks off with a networking reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and awards ceremony. The evening concludes at 8:30 p.m. The celebration, which draws more than 700 business, political and opinion leaders from around the state, is New Hampshire’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Whelen Engineering, recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership in their professions, communities and New Hampshire. Recipients help shape their communities and the state through their successful business endeavors, active participation in civic organizations, involvement in boards, and service to local and state government. Last year’s honorees were Claira Monier, former executive director of New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority; Dr. Joseph Pepe, retired chief executive officer of CMC Healthcare System; and Harold Turner Jr., founder of The H.L. Turner Group.

The New Hampshire Advantage Award, sponsored by Bank of America, honors businesses, organizations or projects that enhance New Hampshire’s special character and quality of life in meaningful ways. New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts received the 2021 honor.

For a list of all past award winners, visit

Tickets are $1,500 for a table of 10, $750 for a half table, and $150 per person. To purchase tickets, visit To learn about sponsorship opportunities, email Lora McMahon. For more information, call (603) 224-5388 ext. 101.

Annual Dinner sponsors:

Presenting – Eversource

Program – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Lifetime Achievement Awards – Whelen Engineering Company

NH Advantage Award – Bank of America

Dessert – GZA GeoEnvironmental

Event Parking – McLane Middleton

Registration & Name Badge – Fidelity Investments

Wi-Fi – United Healthcare

Wine: Mountain Club on Loon

Platinum: BAE Systems, Bank of New Hampshire, CGI Business Solutions, Comcast, Dartmouth Health, Exeter Health Resources, Liberty, TD Bank

Gold: AT&T, Elektrisola, Elliot Health System, Hypertherm, Millennium Agency, NHPBS

Silver: Alene Candles, Anagnost Investments, Casella Waste Systems, Devine Millimet, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Fiduciary Trust of New England, Hinckley Allen, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Northeast Delta Dental, Sojourn Partners, Sprague Operating Resources, Verizon, Vitex Extrusion/Momentum Manufacturing Group, Watts Water Technology

Exhibitors: Littleton Coin Company, Well Sense Health Plan


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