Business in the Arts Awards 25th Gala May 11

The 25th annual Business in the Arts Awards will be held May 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Center of New Hampshire – Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, the gala will honor the twenty-six New Hampshire businesses nominated for this year’s awards. The culmination of the evening will be the naming of the winners. The evening highlights a celebration of business support for the arts and entertains with a performance showcase of drama, literature and music.

Mike Morin, host of “New Hampshire in the Morning” on WZID is the Master of Ceremonies for the festivities. The performers include the Apple Hill String Quartet, Peacock Players and Rebecca Rule.
More arts features include a cultural trivia quiz show with lucky contestants winning baskets filled with goodies from New Hampshire’s cultural organizations; table centerpieces by the NH Potters Guild; and award prizes by Elizabeth Mayor.

Twenty-six businesses were nominated for their sponsorships, employee volunteerism, and donations of products and services in support of the arts. The winners in each of four categories will be announced during the evening.
The nominees are:

One Washington Place

Bank of America

Bridgewater Power Company

The Citizen of Laconia

Citizens Bank

The Common Man Family of Restaurants

Elbrys Networks

The First National Bank of Ipswich

Four Points Sheraton Manchester

Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Gordi’s Fish and Steakhouse

The Governor’s Inn

Great Bay Aviation

HippoPress

The Inns and Spa At Mill Falls

Laconia Savings Bank

Lincoln Financial Group

Loon Mountain Recreation Corp.

Meredith Village Savings Bank

Merrimack County Savings Bank

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation

NH Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

The Portsmouth Brewery & Smuttynose Brewery

Ravenwood Curio Shoppe

Sprague Energy Corp.

WYCN TV13 Nashua

The Business in the Arts Awards Presenting Sponsors are Bank of America and Public Service of New Hampshire. Corporate Sponsors are: FairPoint Communications; Isaacson Structural Steel; Lincoln Financial Group; Northeast Delta Dental; Ocean Bank; and Riverstone Resources LLC. Underwriters are Citizens Bank Foundation and TD Banknorth.

For more information, or to reserve tickets for the May 11 gala, contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or arts@nhbca.com. Tickets are $75 each; tables for 10 are $650. Thanks to the support of the Sponsors and Underwriters, the NHBCA is able to offer reduced price tickets to artists and arts administrators who contact the NHBCA. The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts was founded in 1985 to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts.