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In This Issue
December Webinar
Sustainability Roundtable
Best Companies to Work For
Institute a Success!
Educate, Network and Promote
Doing Well Doing Good
Social 2010 
Holiday Social


Join us for great food, new connections and inspiring conversation.


Grappone Toyota's newly renovated, LEED certified building featuring NHBSR business partners!


Great raffle items to fill your holiday gift list.  Raffle proceeds will benefit The Friendly Kitchen in Concord!

 $15 for NHBSR members

$35 for non-members


514 Route 3A, Bow

Exit 12S off of I-93

5:30 - 8:00pm


Register now or at the door!


Thank you to our sponsors ... 




 B Corp Certification:

What Is It & Why Do It?


Wednesday, December 12th


Rebecca Hamilton

Director of Product Development,

W.S. Badger & Co.


Register now - it's free! 







Sustainability Roundtables will continue in 2013 with a January event in the Merrimack Valley!

Engaing Stakeholders:  
The Business Challenges and Opportunities in Involving Employees, Suppliers, Customers, Community and Investors in Your CSR/Sustainability Efforts
For more information, click here
Email Virginia to Register!
Interested in joining NHBSR's network of businesses and organizations?

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Use our online application form to quickly become part of the network of socially and environmentally focused members! 

Holiday Greetings!         



As we approach the end of 2012, we look back to evaluate the effectiveness of our efforts to create value for members.   

  • We've published a new website, including new Member Search functionality.
  • We've launched new Sustainability Roundtables with a regional focus.  
  • We continued to build on the successes of the Institute for Corporate Sustainability in partnership with UNH for those interested in developing a deeper understanding of the issues and opportunities for sustainable, responsible commercial growth. 
  • We have also continued to offer webinars for busy professionals, opportunities to see firsthand the initiatives of sustainability leaders with our Go On Tour series, our annual conference with multiple session tracks to appeal to a broad audience and of course, our Member Social (join us tonight!).

Our plans for 2013 continue to build on our efforts to encourage sustainablity throughout New Hampshire - adressing your feedback for more regional events, networking and opportunities to share your experiences.  In order to accomplish this, we will offer quarterly member socials around the state, continue to build on the sucess of our sustainability roundtables, offering one a month and providing Go On Tours opportunities, as well.  We are starting to plan for the Spring Conference and exploring new avenues to meet your needs. 


Let us know how we're doing and what we can do to increase NHBSR's value to you. 


Wishing you a holiday season filled with all that warms your heart!


Michelle Veasey, Executive Director


(603) 391-8471  



 Connect with the Best Companies to Work For ...  
The results will be in your mailbox shortly - the Best Companies to Work For in New Hampshire will be announced in the December issue of Business NH Magazine!
It's not too early to register for the event that gives you the opportunity to connect with and learn from the winners.  This year's event will feature interactive audience polling, as well as giving you the chance to learn simple and creative ways to attract and retain the best employees in the state. 
Breakfast With the Best ~ Radisson Hotel, Manchester
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013, 7:30 - 10:30am
$35 per person or $280 for a table of 8.
2nd Institute for Corporate Sustainability A Success!
2012 InstituteSustainability-minded professionals gathered at UNH in Durham in November for the 2012 Institute for Corporate Sustainability. Participants learned from top thinkers in the field of corporate sustainability, including Walt Freese of Stonyfield and Mark Newton of Timberland. Three days of intensive coursework, site visits, and case studies prepared participants to be sustainability change agents at their companies.
Participants commented that the Institute ... "was exactly what I needed, when I needed it", "will have long-term implications for me; how I do business and live my life".  Companies represented at the Institute included Hypertherm, Timberland, Tom's of Maine, Nike, The River Woods Company, Earthwatch Institute, Waste Management, Thornton Tomesetti, Tighe & Bond, UNH Carsey Institute, The Lane Construction Company, C&S Wholesale Grocers and Nature Made Simple.
It's not too early to start setting your professional goals for 2013 - familiarize yourself with the Institute for Corporate Sustainability.  It will be offered again in the fall of 2013. 
Educate, Network and Promote
Do you have a CSR-related event? Post it to our calendar to invite others!

Calypso Communications is sponsoringthe final PechaKucha Night (PKN) of 2012. The Portsmouth Gas Light Co. will host the event in its third-floor nightclub space on Friday, December 7th with doors opening at 6pm.  The final presentation will feature eight creative thinkers-including a brewer, water scientist, and freshwater fisherman on topics connected in some way to the "Water" theme.  Free admission and refreshments.  Click her for more information.   



Doing Well by Doing Good 

Bill Whyte, founder of W.S. Badger & Co. shares his insights into running a small family business that truly cares about its employees, customers and community.  Read the article and listen to the Nature of Business interview.



Share your news on best practices, events and all other things sustainable and socially responsible.  We would like to feature you!  Email Michelle at michelle@nhbsr.org 

MemberReferralGet 25%


Help connect your business and organizational networks to ours!  Bring in another business/organization as a new member and we will credit your account with 25% of their first year membership. All you have to do is ask your business connections to mention your name or business name in the referral field of the new member application. If your credits exceed your membership, you can apply the credits to event registrations or sponsorships.