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May 07. 2013 7:13PM

BIA honors business leaders

MANCHESTER - The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire honored more than a dozen local business leaders at its annual business meeting and member reception Tuesday at the Center of New Hampshire.

BIA presented the Above and Beyond Awards to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to BIA's mission during the past year.

"The Above and Beyond Awards recognize those individuals who have gone the extra mile and demonstrated an extraordinary willingness and commitment to helping the organization be successful and work to further its legislative and regulatory priorities," said BIA President Jim Roche.

The award recipients include:

Karen Aframe, Bernstein Shur, Manchester; Tim Dining, Greenerd Press and Machine, Nashua; Heidi Edwards Dunn, New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, Durham; Jay Gamble, Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury;

Lisa Kaplan Howe, New Hampshire Voices for Health, Concord; Brad Little, IDeACOM Integrated Technologies Inc., Stratham; Claire Lund, Sanborn, Head and Associates, Concord; Peter Marsh, Comcast, Maryland; Barbara Meaney, Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods; Andy Smith, University of New Hampshire Survey Center, Durham; Maureen Smith, Orr and Reno PA, Concord; Gayle Troy, Globe Manufacturing Company LLC, Pittsfield; Mary Usovicz, Repsol Energy North America, Salem.

BBB announces Torch Award finalists

The independent judging panel working for the Better Business Bureau of New Hampshire has released the names of the finalists for the 2013 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics, chosen from dozens of entries.

The New Hampshire companies that have been named finalists are:

Small category: Calling All Cargo Moving and Storage, Dover; Financial Focus Inc., Wolfeboro; Value Homes of New England, Nashua.

Medium-sized category: ML Halle Oil Service, Manchester; Millennium Integrated Marketing, Manchester; Upper Valley Cleaning, Lebanon.

Large-sized category: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Stoddard; Globe Manufacturing, Pittsfield; Visiting Angels, Auburn.

Three winners, one from each category, will be announced and presented the BBB Crystal Torch Award at the Better Business Bureau 13th annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics scheduled for noon May 22 at The Radisson Hotel in Manchester. The gathering will feature keynote speaker Tiffany Eddy, principal at FocusFirst Communications and director of public affairs at Granite State College, a former broadcast journalist and a media expert.

"The purpose of the Torch Award is to recognize annually those for-profit businesses in our state committed to maintaining exceptionally high standards of ethical behavior in buyer and seller relationships," said Robert Shomphe, president/CEO of the BBB of New Hampshire.

In addition, the BBB will also announce the five recipients of the Better Business Bureau's Student Ethic Scholarship Program. Each student recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to be used toward college expenses.

The event is open to the public. For tickets, contact the BBB at 224-1991.


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