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NH’s Top 100 Private Companies to be Honored Next Week

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Business NH Magazine host the fifth annual NH’s Top 100 Private Companies Reception at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Monday, October 24 from 5-7 p.m.

The reception features an awards ceremony for the Top 10 Private Companies in NH, the Five Fastest Growing Companies, and 10 Companies to Watch. The winning companies were also profiled in the September issue of Business NH Magazine. More than 400 business people from across NH, including members from all 100 Top Private Companies, are expected to attend.

The Top 10 Companies on this year’s Private 100 List are:
• C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., Keene
• CCA Global Partners, Manchester
• Sprague Energy Corp., Portsmouth
• Associated Grocers of New England Inc., Pembroke
• Hypertherm, Hanover
• Red River Computer Company Inc., Claremont
• AutoFair, Manchester
• Grappone Automotive Group, Bow
• Atrium Medical Corporation, Hudson
• Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc., Milford

The 2011 Five Fastest Growing Companies are: 
• EPE Corporation, Manchester
• North Branch Construction, Concord
• Namtek Corp., Bedford
• Wakefield Solutions, Pelham
• Adaptive Communications, Portsmouth

 The 2011 10 Companies to Watch are:
• Leading Edge Design Group, Enfield
• SmartFuel America, LLC, Seabrook
• RevereIT LLC, Nashua
• Bigcatcoffees.com, Franklin
• The Nagler Group, Bedford
• DYN, Manchester
• The Atom Group, Portsmouth
• Alexander Technology Group, Bedford
• Rustic Crust, Pittsfield
• Whaleback Systems, Portsmouth

The registration fee for the Private 100 Reception is $30. The reception is sponsored by FairPoint Communications, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, People’s United Bank, Comcast Business Class, Hanover Co-Op Food Stores and Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. To register for the event, visit www.eventsNH.com or contact Business NH Magazine at (603) 626-6354.

A Touch of Hollywood Comes to NH’s North Country

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hollywood is coming to the North Country – check out the all of the stars making their way to the Granite State and the special touches planned for the Flickers North Country Film Festival taking place in a few weeks at The Balsams Grand Resort:

Flickers North Country Film Festival to Feature Screenwriter Chris Sparling

The Flickers North Country Film Festival (NCFF) is pleased to announce that Hollywood screenwriter Chris Sparling, whose credits include the suspense thriller BURIED starring Ryan Reynolds and who is working on a film with M. Night Shyamalan, will be a special guest at the festival. 

Screenwriter Chris Sparling

Screenwriter Chris Sparling

The non-profit festival aims to promote New Hampshire’s Great North Woods as a regional center for the arts, and is expected to bring celebrities, audiences and international filmmakers to the area.  This exciting event will be held September 30 – October 3, 2010 with screenings of a variety of films in multiple locations and gala events. 

NCFF is in partnership with the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIF) one of the most respected in the country.  Sixty films are scheduled to be screened at NCFF, including 37 short films, 6 feature narrative films and 18 documentaries.  The films are truly international, with 21 countries being represented.  For a full listing of the films being screened, visit http://northcountryfilmfestival.org

Saturday, Chris Sparling will share details about BURIED, which was recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival and opens nationally this October.  Sparling, a Rhode Island native, will also talk about his other projects including an upcoming production entitled “ATM” and his current project with producer/director M. Night Shyamalan on a supernatural drama titled “Twelve Strangers”.   

Film star Marlyn Mason

Film star Marlyn Mason

Other special guests at NCFF will be actress Marlyn Mason, who has appeared in almost 100 films and television shows with stars like Elvis Presley and Bruce Lee, as well as well-known filmmaker Paul Sanderson of “Our Town Films” who created the PBS documentary “Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture” will premier his latest film, “I Can Dance.” 

There are also multiple special events planned during the festival, including rides in the famous “Cannibal Queen” biplane and screenings of the “best of” winners from the August 2010 RIIFF.  As many as three concurrent screenings will take place all weekend throughout The BALSAMS, including the Ballot Room and The Switzerland of America Ballroom.  Shorts, feature length films and animated films across several genres including comedy, drama, fantasy and romance, to North Country and Franco-American culture will be screened.   

Watch for updates and announcements at http://northcountryfilmfestival.org and follow the NCFF on Facebook at Flickers North Country Film Festival and on Twitter at @FlickFilmFestNH.  

Festival rates for film screenings are only $10 per 2 hour +/- block.  A full access pass for all three days of the festival is $45.00.  Featured event pricing including the Red Carpet Opening Night, NHPTV Reception and more can be found at http://northcountryfilmfestival.org/featured_events.htm.  

Room rates at The BALSAMS for Friday and Saturday nights (October 1 and 2) start at $229.00 per person, per night, double occupancy, taxes not included.  Guests staying Thursday night also will receive a free room upgrade.  This rate includes free admission to the festival, breakfast and dinner, including the famous BALSAMS Table d’hôte dinner, unlimited golf and full use of resort facilities.  Festival attendees interested in staying at The BALSAMS are invited to call (800) 255-0600, e-mail reservations@thebalsams.com or visit www.thebalsams.com for full rate information.   

The non-profit festival is sponsored by MVP Health Care, Delta Dental, AutoFair and Smutty Nose Brewery and is supported by The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel and NH Public Television. 

Individuals and organizations interested in becoming a sponsor can contact Gary Armitage at 603-255-2669 or garmitage@thebalsams.com for more details.   

An elegant soiree will also be held on Saturday, October 1 to benefit the Brattleboro Retreat, a mental health and addiction treatment center that provides a wide array of services for children and adults. Its newest program for uniformed service professionals is designed for police, firefighters, correctional officers, EMTs and military personnel who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of their duty.  The Retreat works with patients from Hollywood, CA to Hallowell, ME.  (www.brattlebororetreat.org)  This soiree costs $200.00 per person.  BALSAMS guests who wish to attend the event will receive a $50.00 credit if staying on the resort’s American Plan.  Reservations for the soiree must be made in advance of arrival.

BNH Names “Lean & Green” Award Winners

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Six NH businesses were chosen as leaders for implementing practices that are both eco-friendly and good for the bottom line in Business NH Magazine’s third annual Lean and Green Awards competition. The awards were given in three categories: Green Practices, Green Building and Green Product, and the winners were selected from numerous applicants by a panel of independent judges.   

bnh-logoGreen Practices awards were given to four companies that demonstrated sustainable processes resulting in increased energy savings. The winner for small companies (under 100 employees) was The Mount Washington Cog Railway in Bretton Woods. Three companies were awarded in the large category (more than 100 employees): Antioch University New England in Keene as a nonprofit; and Newmarket International in Portsmouth as a for-profit venture. Also, AutoFair in Manchester received an Early Adopter award for installing LED lighting in the parking lot at its AutoFair Honda facility. 

The Green Building award, for a building that incorporates sustainability in its design, construction and future operations, while demonstrating savings and efficiency, went to The Nature of Things in Nashua for its new school building.

The Green Product award winner was Kalwall in Manchester for its translucent wall and ceiling systems that harness the power of the sun.

Judges were Alison Degan, co-owner of Acorn Organic Salon in Dover, the 2009 Lean & Green Micro Company Practices Award winner; Margaret Dillon, president of S.E.E.D.S (Sustainable Energy Education & Demonstration Services) in Jaffrey; Dick Henry, executive director of The Jordan Institute in Concord; Joanne Morin, director of the NH Office of Energy and Planning in Concord; Emily Neuman, sustainability coordinator for the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society in Hanover, the 2009 Lean & Green New Building Award winner; Michael Redmond, vice president for advancement at Crotched Mountain Foundation and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, the 2009 Lean & Green Large Practices Award winner; and Thomas Sullivan, owner of Sullivan Construction in Bedford, the 2009 Lean & Green Retrofit Building Award winner.

Award winners will be honored at the Lean & Green Awards reception at The Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center—which aims to be the first LEED-certified events center in the state—from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14.

The reception will include a keynote speech by Cameron Wake, research associate professor at the University of NH and director of Carbon Solutions New England, on NH’s environmental challenges and possible solutions. Award recipients will share their best practices and guests can enjoy free-range eggs and fair-trade coffee before touring the center’s green features. 

The Lean and Green Awards Breakfast is hosted by Business NH Magazine, and sponsored by GT Solar, Public Service of NH and Optima Bank. The cost to attend is $30, and guests can register online at www.eventsNH.com or by calling 603.626.6354.