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Are We Connected?
Welcome New Members!
NEW Ways to Connect!
September Webinar
"Go On Tour" at The Elliot at River's Edge
October Webinar
Member Social
Members Doing Well By Doing Good
News You Can Use
Educate, Network, Promote


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about upcoming programs, events, & other important NHBSR & member news!


Welcome New Members!


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"Like" and "follow" the Certificate for Corporate Responsibility! 


"How to Build a

Workplace Culture of

Leadership and Engagement"

Wednesday, September 14th


Ginny Vanderslice
Praxis Consulting Group, Inc.

FREE for NHBSR Members



The Elliot at River's Edge 

"Go On Tour"

Tuesday, September 27th


Save your spot by registering now!

FREE for ALL employees of NHBSR Member companies

$25 for Not-Yet-Members


"Management Systems and Sustainability at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters"

Wednesday, October 12th


Dennis Sasseville Associate Normandeau Associates and
Matthew DeLuca 
Manager, Environmental Affairs Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR)

FREE for NHBSR Members


2011 Member Social

"Heavy on social, light on presentations"

Wednesday, October 26th


Location coming soon





Welcome back into the swing of things! NHBSR is always busy behind-the-scenes during the summer, but now that September has arrived we're gearing up for a full season of programming. We're excited to bring you excellent webinars, a "Go on Tour," our first three-day Institute in Corporate Sustainability, and of course our valuable Member Social.


Also, we have extended the deadline for "Best Companies to Work For" applications to September 14th. NHBSR and Business NH Magazine are looking for the best places to work in NH. Businesses whose employees love their jobs, have great benefits, are treated fairly and take pride in the work they do. We know that many of our member companies are exactly that! The application is available online at www.BusinessNHmagazine.com (and click on the competitions button).


I hope to reconnect with all of you at an event soon! 

Kate Luczko, Interim Executive Director

Members Doing Well By Doing Good


Remember the postcard you received in your Spring Conference totebag? NHBSR Member, Normandeau Associates, a 40 year old environmental consulting firm headquartered in Bedford, NH, gave one conference participant the opportunity to direct a donation of $500.00 to a NH non-profit of their choice. The winning participant was Ms. Madeline McElaney, the Plymouth Community Manager of The BetterBuildings Project - Plymouth who selected the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) as the designated non-profit. Thank you for your generosity, Normandeau!


For the 14th year, on Thursday, September 8th, more than 650 volunteers including Timberland employees and partners will make a difference through "Serv-a-palooza" service projects at these organizations: Newmarket Community Revitalization (Newmarket), Habitat for Humanity (Timberland HQ, Stratham), Knits for Needs (Timberland HQ, Stratham), McConnell Center (Dover), Newington Veterans' Center (Newington), and Urban Forestry Center (Portsmouth).


C&S Wholesale Grocers surpassed the million dollar mark in its annual United Way campaign, raising $1,178,959 through employee pledges and a dollar-for-dollar corporate match.  


The University of New Hampshire (UNH) received a gold rating 

from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) program. 

News You Can Use


City Year New Hampshire is proud to welcome 42 first-year corps members and ten Senior Corps Members for a full team of 52. Their Opening Day Ceremony will take place on Friday, September 9th at 11:00a at City Hall Plaza in Manchester and will be followed by a reception and light lunch at the City Year office.


On September 9th at Red River Theatre, Green Concord presents "Forks Over Knives," a documentary exploring how both the causes and solutions to degenerative "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease are connected to our diets. Post-film panel discussion immediately following the movie.


Hypertherm has release their first Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

InHaus Media's Design for Good challenge is now open to NH nonprofit organizations in need of a new or redesigned website by providing website design and development services, valued at $5,000.


SymbioSus President Bryan Sheehan recently interviewed Dan Greenwood of Massachusetts-based SolarFlair on the latest trends and developments in the solar energy market. Click here for the archived interview.


NHBSR Member, Eric Lowitt states that "Every company can embrace sustainability to enhance financial performance and competitive differentiation." In his new book, The Future of Value, he reveals that certain companies - Sustainable Market Leaders, such as Monadnock Paper Mills - are embracing this new reality. 


The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, September 30th.

Educate, Network & Promote

Grappone Automotive Group is a sponsor of Fallfest on September 10th for Five Rivers Conservation Trust, a nonprofit organization that protects open space in the greater Concord area.


Sustainserv is hosting a 2-hour seminar in their Boston office on September 13th focused on the emerging topic of sustainability in the corporate supply chain.


Classes for Life begin September 22nd in Concord. Instructor Debby de Moulpied of BonaFide Green Goods will be teaching "Healthy Home and Office - Living Toxin Free." 


Volunteer NH is seeking nominations for the Spirit of New Hampshire Awards, which publicly recognize, congratulate, appreciate, and thank volunteers, throughout the state, who have so selflessly donated their time. Deadline for nominations is September 23rd.


A trifecta! Three NHBSR Members partnering together on an event! Join NH Public Television and Smuttynose for "Passport Craft Beer & Culinary World Tour" at Strawbery Banke Museum on September 24th.


Save the Date for Hannah Grimes' 2011 CONNECT Event on October 12th at Alyson's Orchard in Walpole with keynote speaker Michael Shuman.


Join the World Affairs Council of NH for their "Think Global" Business Summit on October 17th with speaker, Myron Kanel, and a panel of Granite State business leaders.  


Save the Date for the NH Public Health Association's Annual Fall Forum on Tuesday, October 18th.


Another Save the Date for the New England Eco-Hospitality Conference on Wednesday, November 30th.

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