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December 14th Webinar
New Members!
Breakfast with the Best
Are We Connected?
Best Companies to Work For
Educate, Network and Promote
New Member Profile



"CSR 2.0 and Beyond: The Next Challenges and Opportunities for Corporate Leadership "

Wednesday, December 14th


 Phil Suter
Rivertide Consulting

FREE for NHBSR Members 



Welcome Our Newest Members


Partnership for Efficiency
NHBSR members are eligible for FREE energy audits and assistance through a grant from the Regional Greenhouse Gases Initiative.  Contact Joe Lajewski at RMA to learn more. 
Breakfast with the Best
Tuesday, January 31st
7:30 - 10:30am
Radisson Hotel Manchester
Click here to register for this incredible event!
Find the Latest Details

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



It's already December?! The first two months have been an amazing experience - I've met so many wonderful people and am thankful to have the opportunity to work with all of you.


Just in case you missed last week's email, we're looking for an Operations Manager and YOU might know the person we need!  Please take a look at the position and share it with anyone you think might be a good candidate.


We have many opportunities coming up in the near future! 


  • 12/9/11 - Join the discussion with EPA Administrator Curt Spaulding on Friday at noon at Monadnock Paper - share your thoughts on environmental issues!  Light lunch provided by Monadnock Paper. RSVP to Michelle.
  • 12/14/11 - Sign up for our webinar on next Wednesday - CSR 2.0 and Beyond with Rivertide Consulting's Phil Suter
  • 1/31/12 - Make plans to attend Breakfast with the Best- January is right around the corner - make your reservation now.


I hope to talk to you at one of these events, but in the meantime, I wish you a wonderful holiday season, filled with completed lists, good health and much happiness!


Michelle Veasey, Executive Director


(603) 391-8471 

Business NH Magazine Announces Best Companies to Work For

What does it take to become one of the Best Companies in New Hampshire to work for?  Ask one of the NHBSR member companies who won this year!

Additionally, NHBSR members SilverTech, Inc., Comcast, New Hampshire Ball Bearings and Southern New Hampshire Unviersity made the semi-finalists' list.  The Hall of Fame, whose membership requires companies have been named to the Best Companies for 4 out 5 years includes Hypertherm and Wire Belt Company of America.  Hypertherm is the first company to be named to the Hall of Fame twice!


Congratulations to all the winners!  The workplace culture of these companies gives us a wealth of best practices to draw from.  Join us at the Breakfast with the Best to learn what makes them the top draw for talented employees. 


This year is the event's 15th anniversary and will include an expanded agenda ...


"Creating a Culture of Kindness" with Donavon Roberson, director of service innovations at OOBE, Inc. and former culture evangelist at Zappos Insights


Interactive forum, "From Here to Where?" facilitated by Matchbox Group


"Our Unique Challenges" - discussions with 2011 Best Companies


 Once again, NHBSR will co-sponsor this event with Business NH Magazine.  The breakfast will celebrate 15 years of social responsibility, 150 Best Company to Work For awards, all in 1 fantastic celebration - don't miss it!  Register for the January 31st event at www.eventsNH.com or call 603-626-6354.

Educate, Network and Promote


900 Degrees Pizzeria in downtown Manchester is hosting the series, Degrees of Change, a lecture/discussion cafe featuring experts in New England Climate Change.  The December 19th speaker is Ken Colburn of Stonyfield Farm discussing "Health, Welfare and Economic Impacts: What May Lie Ahead".  The lecture starts at 5:30.  You can order a glass of wine and dinner while you listen!  Register for free leture, sponsored by the SEE Science Center in Manchester.


The Manchester Monarch's Go Green Night, on Sunday, March 25th, will be their first Carbon Neautral game.  Your company can participate in a number of ways ...

Reward employees with an event that shares your convictions

Promote your company's sustainability efforts among fans

Participate in the Business to Business network event before the game.  

 Contact Aaron Bradley and tell him you heard about it through NHBSR.  With participation from NHBSR companies, we will be featured as an event sponsor!


Sustainaserv and the Newburyport Cleantech Center offer the free seminar, Sustainability Metrics & Market Value on 1/25/12 at 8am.  For more information, click here.


SymbioSusConsulting's Bryan Sheehan interviews Wendy Philleo, Executive Director of New American Dream.  Click here to listen to the interview.

 New Member Profile - ReVision Energy


Did you know that New Hampshire is one of the most oil dependent states in the U.S. and we have the second highest per capita CO2 emissions in New England? The good news is that NH gets 33% more sunshine per year than Germany, the world leader in solar energy installations. Since 2003, ReVision Energy has installed more than 3,000 solar energy systems that are helping people and businesses reduce fossil fuel consumption and the associated emissions. Our systems are designed by engineers from UNH, Dartmouth, MIT and Brown and installed by our experienced team of certified, professional solar technicians. NH is offering solar cash rebates up to $4,500 per system in addition to the 30% federal tax credit--these financial incentives make solar energy one of the safest investment opportunities on the market today.