• Business of the Year Award

  • The Business of the Year Awards is being held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Ashworth by the Sea, encompasses various community awards honoring local community members in several areas including: Edward Pease Excellence in Education Award, and the Citizen of the Year Award.
    Additionally, Business of the Year awards are presented to Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce members that are exemplary employers and corporate citizens.  The Business of the Year Awards are modeled after the state awards presented each May by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.  Award winning businesses will be honored in the following eight categories:

    • Business Services

    • Education/Non-Profit

    • Financial/Insurance 

    • Health/Wellness

    • Manufacturing/Technology

    • Real Estate/Construction/Engineering

    • Retail/Wholesale

    • Tourism/Hospitality

  • Nomination Forms: 

  • 2019 Business of the Year nomination form. The deadline is Dec. 10, 2018.  Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2019.  

    2019 Citizen of the Year nomination form. The deadline is Dec. 10, 2018.

    2019 Edward Pease Excellence in Education Award nomination form. The deadline is Dec. 10, 2018.

  • Previous Award Recipients (for the last 4 years): 

  • Business Services Business Services

    2015- Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella
    2016- Cummings, Lamont,McNamee
    2017- Exeter Newsletter/Paul "Buzz" Pietterle, Editor
    2018- Kesler Insurance

  • Education/Nonprofit Education/Nonprofit


    2015- Exeter Adult Education 
    2016- Appleseed 
    2017- Great Bay Kids Co./Katelyn Dennis, Executive Director 
    2018- Connor's Club Foundation 


    2015- Annie's Angels Memorial Fund
    2016-Rich McFarland
    2017-One Sky Community Services /Chris Muns
    2018-Seacoast Family Promise

  • Financial Services / Insurance Financial Services / Insurance

    2015- Foy Insurance Group
    2017-Optima Bank & Trust/Daniel Morrison, President & CEO
    2018- NONE

  • Healthcare/Wellness Healthcare/Wellness

    2015- Access Sports Medicine & Orthopedics
    2016- NONE
    2017-ConvenientMD Urgent Care/Max Puyanic, Co-Founder
    2018- Project Walk & Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast

  • Manufacturing / Technology Manufacturing / Technology


  • Real Estate / Construction / Engineering Real Estate / Construction / Engineering

    2015- EnviroVantage
    2016- NONE
    2017-ReMax on the Move/ Dan Twombly, Owner
    2018- NONE

  • Retail / Wholesale Retail / Wholesale

    2015- Hannaford Supermarket Pharmacy
    2016-Highland Hardwood
    2017-Small- Kensington Kettle Corn/Scott Micheal Brockelban, Owner
    Large- Honda Barn /Linda Murphy, General Manger
    2018- Small-Luna Chics
    Large-McFarland Ford
  • Tourism / Hospitality Tourism / Hospitality

    2015- Blue Moon Evolution
    2016-Exeter Inn & EPOCH
    2017-Granite State Growlers Tours/Dave Adams, Owner
    2018- The Exeter Inn

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