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Eco-Corporate Gifts
Solar Lunch & Learn
Sustainability Institute
Members Doing Well by Doing Good
Educate, Network and Promote
New Member Profile



"Solidifying a Foundation for CSR and Beyond"

Wednesday, November 9th Noon-1:00pm

 Anne Warner
Executive Director
Granite State Quality Council

FREE for NHBSR Members 



Welcome Our Newest Members


Ed McGrath
(Sustainability Institute Graduate!)

Extended Producer Responsibility



 Diane Vautier

Bona Fide Green Goods' Corporate Gifts
BFGG is offering NHBSR members a M2M discount in time for holiday gift giving! Showing your appreciation with a quality eco-conscious gift or gift basket can go a long way in developing good business relationships.  For more information, contact Jonathan at BFGG or go to the Featured Member page.

Free Solar Energy Lunch and Learn for Your Company!

Free pizza and solar energy?! If you are a NH business interested in learning more about solar energy (like the $50,000 NH cash rebate for solar) and you like free pizza, then you should consider a Solar Energy Lunch & Learn presented by ReVision Energy. (Minimum of 10 attendees - schedule at your convenience)  
Call Heather Fournier at 603-501-1822 or email her at  heather@revisionenergy.com to schedule your lunch & learn. 
Find the Latest Details

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

Many thanks to our Member Social Sponsors!

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Quite a start to November !?!  I hope you have power back at your home and business.  


We are excited to implement a more environmentally-friendly billing change for NHBSR - one that we also hope will make accounting much easier for you, as well.  Starting in December, we will begin emailing all billing.  I will be sending out an email next week to ask you to confirm or change contact information for billing.  Please take a moment to make sure we that we have the right information.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.


More fun by far is the NHBSR Member Social on November 16th!  This event gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded New Hampshire business people in a relaxed setting and with great food.  This year, new member, The Red Blazer Restaurant and Pub in Concord will be catering the evening.  I'm looking forward to meeting and catching up with you that evening!


Make sure to register to attend and invite business associates that you think might benefit from involvement in NHBSR.  Register Here.  See you at Grappone Honda!


Michelle Veasey,Executive Director


(603) 391-8471 

Sustainability Institute Launch a Success!

The Certificate in Corporate Sustainability inaugural Institute, was launched by NHBSR in response to members' desire to have educational opportunities beyond the annual conference.  NHBSR,in  partnership with UNH, and through the financial support and deep sustainability knowledge base of Timberland  and the skillful managment of NHBSR member, Alyson Genovese, made the Certificate program a reality. The Institute brought attendees together to gain practical skills and knowledge in sustainability while also developing a network of peers from which to draw support and experience.  The institute's registrants included sixteen organizations, with twenty-two attendees, from five states.  The breadth and depth of the three day certificate program was incredible!  Attendees shared coments such as ...

  • "You could not get this much rich content and discussion with high level peers anywhere else.  I found the Institute to be incredibly valuable."
  • "I got a lot out of every single session - one of the best trainings I have ever attended." 

We are already planning for next year's Institute and encourage you to review this year's agenda and consider including the Institute in your plans next year.  You will find the experience valuable!


Members Doing Well by Doing Good 
C&S Wholesale Grocers Helps Support Share Our Strength Initiatives 

In recognition of World Food Day, a global event to encourage action in the fight against hunger, C&S Wholesale Grocers announces funding for Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit partner focused on ending childhood hunger in America. The investment in Share Our Strength includes the Conference of Leaders, the Teachers Report and support of the No Kid Hungry Campaign.  Learn more ...


Educate, Network and Promote 

Thousands of 25-35 year olds can't find work in New Hampshire.  They are smart, capable and eager to stay and work here, but they find it challenging to stay in our state.   Our own Kate Luckzo will be opening the morning event. 


Join businesses from around New England to talk about how to solve this urgent problem.Antioch University New England (AUNE) is hosting a statewide peer-to-peer strategy session during a free breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 18th. Please call (283-2107) or email Jan Fiderio to register. 


900 Degrees Pizzeria in downtown Manchester is hosting the series, Degrees of Change, a lecture/discussion cafe featuring expers in New England Climate Change.  Learn more ...


Sustainserv Inc. will offer a free 2-hour seminar to introduce the topic of "Employee Engagement for Sustainability."   Learn more ...


Antioch University New England is organizing a policy advocacy workshop for the twelfth annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security, to be held January 18-20, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Learn more ...


Hannah Grimes partners in Energy for Food Series: Post Harvest Handling and Crop Storage Workshop.  Learn more ...  



 New Member Profile - Cultural Chemistry


Cultural Chemistry supports small businesses with building a strong social responsible culture that will improve productivity and employee engagement. We reduce unnecessary labor costs like turnover and absenteeism by supporting small business owners and managers with the implementation of organizational vision based human resources processes. By delivering training and coaching business owners rather than managing human resources, are we delivering human resources services in a new way. 


We aren't consultants, coaches or miracle workers. We don't sell a one size fits all formula or promise that our approach will be easy. But we are the one call away when it comes to challenges around growing a business,  managing a workforce, creating a social responsible culture and be successful.  






Join us for great networking, food and fun!
Member Social 2010
The NHBSR Social
November 16th, 5 - 8 pm
Grappone Honda, 507 NH Route 3A, Bow