NH Businesss for Social Responsibility
March 2013 Newsletter
Whenever NHBSR has an event, I hear back from those attending that the time was a great investment and the room filled with energy. Other BSR organizations hear the same things about us. I am not surprised. It's because you aren't standing on the sidelines of the CSR/sustainability game; you're actively involved!
Spring Conference YOU are the reason we decided to shake up the Spring Conference this year. We're excited about making May 21 st one of the best opportunities for each and every one of you to create a winning sustainability game plan. You won't be sitting on the sidelines - everyone will be on this playing field. Don't worry if you're a sustainability rookie, we want you to play too - coaching will be provided! The "playing field" is designed to maximize interaction and discussion, so everyone can solve their challenges and take advantage of opportunities.
Make sure to watch for the pre-game warm-ups in coming weeks and get your team together to attend
on May 21st!

Showcase Your Company as a CSR Leader!
We're actively recruiting stadium and playbook sponsors (aka conference sponsors). Contact Michelle, Debbie Hornor or visit our sponsorship webpage if you are interested in learning more.
Member News
Friendly Kitchen Check Presentation
Northeast Delta Dental's Manager of Community Relations, Betty Andrews (left) and Eligibility Representative, Beth-Ann Barrett (right), who coordinates the company's Friendly Kitchen volunteers, present $5,000 to Jennifer Lombardo, manager of The Friendly Kitchen, to support the ongoing capital campaign that resulted in its new building at 2 S. Commercial Street, Concord.

The Friendly Kitchen also received the proceeds from NHBSR's Holiday Social raffle, which resulted in a $419 donation on behalf of our members - thank you for your generosity!
Sequoya Sequoya Technologies Group President Tom Strickland (right) presents a check to the Peterborough Human Services Fund (PHSF) for  in the amount of $1,400. Through its Peterborough Resident Emergency Aid Program and the Peterborough Food Pantry, the PHSF supports over 350 families in need in the Peterborough area.

The $1,400 donation was made through the Sequoya Technologies Group's charitable giving initiative, the Sequoya Seeds program. Since its inception in 2007, Sequoya Seeds has donated and pledged over $78,000 to several nonprofits throughout the Monadnock Region.

NHBSR is partnering with the Paul College of Business and Economics and UNH's Net Impact student organization to present a Careers With Impact Fair on April 4th.  It is free to NHBSR member companies interested in talking with students that are focused on becoming engaged professionals.  For more information or to register, contact Anthony  at netimpactunh.ug@gmail.com or (603) 748-3884

The Dept. of Environmental Services (DES) is looking for businesses to partner with them on low-salt/no-salt de-icing solutions for New Hampshire's roads. To learn more about lower salt application and how you can be involved, contact Earle Chase at earle.chase@des.nh.gov or (603) 269-5665.
Green Living Series
The Green Living Series is a monthly film screening organized by Green Concord. They're screening Carbon Nation, a documentary film about climate change solution, at Red River Theatres on March 8-11. Tickets available here.
Stay Connected

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   

Upcoming Events!
Sustainability Forum
Healthcare Changes for Business


This event will feature presentations by Matthew Houde of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Karen Kelly of NH Citizens Alliance, followed by open discussion and Q&A.

Tuesday March 19 5:30-7:30
Sustainability Roundtable
Values in Action: Getting Everyone Involved

Sustainability Roundtable Seacoast

NHBSR's Sustainability Roundtable series continues with a discussion at Timberland in Stratham! Join other sustainability-minded professionals for an insightful conversation. Our discussion topic is Values in Action: Getting Everyone Involved.

Tuesday April 16 5:30-7:30
Save the Date!
Spring Conference
~May 21~
Concord, NH

We're shaking up the format of our Spring Conference - combining a morning of innovative ideas with an afternoon of discussions around compelling topics chosen by you and fellow participants to inspire your game plan!
Member-to-Member Discounts
Print Savvy is hosting a Savvy Workshop on March 15, and NHBSR members get a 50% discount! This program will give you the basic know-how you need to understand different printing processes and formats so that you can manage each project effectively and navigate the big, scary world of printing successfully! Register here.
NHBSR members receive a 15% discount to PeopleSense Consulting's "What Type of Leader Are You?" workshop! The intimate class size for this half-day interactive workshop provides each attendee the opportunity to discover their own unique leadership style and how to use it to its fullest.
Register here.

Become a member of NHBSR & join our vibrant network of businesses & non-profit organizations who are committed to doing well by doing good. Join today!