NH’s largest business networking event set
NH’s largest business networking event set
BIA’s 108th Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and NH Advantage Awards Celebration presented by Eversource planned for Oct. 20
CONCORD, N.H. –– On Oct. 20, the Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, will host its 108th Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage Awards Celebration presented by Eversource from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel.
The event kicks off with a networking reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and awards ceremony. There will be a livestream of the event broadcast simultaneously.
This 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. Honorees for 2021 will be announced in early September.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership in their professions, communities and New Hampshire. Award 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 Lifetime Achievement honorees were former Govs. Steve Merrill and John Lynch.
The New Hampshire Advantage Award honors businesses, organizations, or projects that enhance New Hampshire’s special character and quality of life in meaningful ways. Last year’s recipient was Granite United Way. Other past honorees include CASA NH, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, New Hampshire Humanities Council, New Hampshire Food Bank, Easter Seals New Hampshire, the 2-1-1 New Hampshire Partnership, New Hampshire Political Library and a core group of supporters that worked to prevent closure of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process.
Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award:
Former Govs. Steve Merrill and John Lynch
Larry Gammon, Easterseals New Hampshire
Joseph McQuaid, New Hampshire Union Leader
Joan Goshgarian, New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts
Hon. Linda Dalianis, former chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
Dr. Richard Gustafson, former SNHU president and CCSNH chancellor
Hon. W. Douglas Scamman Jr., former Speaker of the New Hampshire House
Hon. John H. Sununu, former governor, former White House chief of staff, and president of JHS Associates
Dr. Edward MacKay, former chancellor, University System of New Hampshire
Pam Hall, Normandeau Associates
Dick Hamilton, White Mountains Attractions Association
Tom Rath, Rath Young Pignatelli
Bradford Cook, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green
Barbara Couch and Richard Couch, Hypertherm
Douglas Dean, Elliot Health System
John Olson, Whelen Engineering Inc.
Gary Long, Public Service of NH
Donna Sytek, former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
Wendell Jesseman, chairman of New England Wire Technologies
John Collins, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
James Varnum, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Ray Wieczorek, Wieczorek Insurance
John Crosier, BIA; Patrick Duffy, P. Duffy and Associates
Judd Gregg, former U.S. senator and former governor of New Hampshire
John Broderick, former N.H. Supreme Court chief justice
Lew Feldstein, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Dr. Stephen Reno, University System of New Hampshire
Patrick Duffy, P. Duffy and Associates
Andrew Lietz, University System of New Hampshire
Henry Powers, Sprague Energy
Jack Middleton, McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton
Malcolm McLane, Orr and Reno
J. Bonnie Newman, Kennedy School of Government
John Frisbee, New Hampshire Historical Society
William Ruger, Sr., Sturm Ruger and Co.
James Wagner, Nexfor Fraser Papers
Stephen Barba, the Balsams Grand Resort
Saul Greenspan, Seco
Sylvio Dupuis, Notre Dame College
Kimon Zachos, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green
David Putnam, Markem Corp.
William S. Green, Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green
Walter Peterson, Franklin Pierce College
Eli Isaacson, Isaacson Structural Stee
F. Fuller Ripley, Troy Mills
Courtland Freese and George Freese Jr., Globe Manufacturing Co.
John Morison II, Hitchiner Manufacturing
Neil Tillotson, Tillotson Corp.
Tickets for BIA'S 108th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, presented by Eversource, are $1,500 for a table of 10 or $150 per person and may be purchased at BIAofNH.com/events. For more information, call (603) 224-5388 x101. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email Lora McMahon.
Presenting – Eversource
Livestream – Bank of America
Audio Visual – Catholic Medical Center
Dessert – GZA GeoEnvironmental
Event parking – Well Sense Health Plan
Registration & Name Badge – Eastern Bank
Centerpiece – Rath Young and Pignatelli
Wine – The Mountain Club on Loon
Wi-Fi – United Healthcare
Hors d’oeuvres – Cook Little Rosenblatt and Manson
Media – New Hampshire Business Review
Newspaper – New Hampshire Union Leader
Platinum – BAE Systems, Bank of New Hampshire, CGI Business Solutions, Cirtronics Corporation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Fidelity Investments, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Liberty Mutual Group, McLane Middleton Professional Association, Rasky Partners, Sig Sauer, Inc., The RiverStone Group, Unitil, Waste Management
Gold – Anheuser-Busch, Inc., AT&T Services, Inc., C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Exigere Networks Inc., Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Hinckley Allen, Millennium Agency, Nathan Wechsler & Co., PA, Novocure, Watts Water Technologies
Silver – Anagnost Investments, Inc., Baker Newman Noyes, Casella, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Fiduciary Trust of New England, The NHHEAF Network Organizations, Liberty, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, New Hampshire College and University Council, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc., Northeast Delta Dental, Onvio LLC, Orr & Reno, PA, Planet Fitness World Headquarters, Sojourn Partners, Sprague Energy, TD Bank, Verizon, Vitex Extrusion/Momentum Manufacturing Group
Exhibitor – Littleton Coin Company
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