Business in the Arts Awards May 14 Gala – 25 Businesses Nominated

The 28th annual Business in the Arts Awards will be held Monday, May 14 at 5:30 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-five New Hampshire businesses nominated for this year’s awards. The evening highlights a celebration of business support for the arts and entertains with a performance showcase of drama, literature and music. The grand finale is the announcement of the Award winners.

Rebecca Lavoie, author and producer and host at NH Public Radio, is the master of ceremonies for the festivities. The performances include the Nashua Flute Choir, a reading by Portsmouth Poet Laureate John-Michael Albert, a musical scene from “Side by Side by Sondheim” by The Acting Loft and Manchester Community Music School’s Ukulele Social.

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 Concord Arts Market and the award prizes by artist Sheri Hancock-Tomek.

The twenty-five 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:

Access Manufacturing Systems

Boothby Therapy Services

Butter’s Fine Food and Wine

C&S Wholesale Grocers

Centrix Bank

Citizens Bank


Greene Lombardi Law Group

Heartwood Media, Inc.

Lincoln Financial Group

McGowan Fine Art

Menino Place Limited Partnership

Meredith Village Savings Bank

Peerless Insurance

PixelMEDIA, Inc.

Plymouth State University

Polimeno Realty

Profile Bank


Riverhouse Restaurant

Sequoya Technologies Group, LLC

Southern New Hampshire University

Stonyfield Farm, Inc.

TD Bank

The Provident Bank

The Business in the Arts Awards Corporate Sponsors are Citizens Bank, FairPoint Communications, Hypertherm, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, People’s United Bank, PSNH, TD Bank and Winthrop Charitable Gift Fund.

Event Supporters include: Concord Hospital, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, The Duprey Companies, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, McLane Law Firm, and Stibler Associates.

For more information, or to reserve tickets for the May 14 gala, contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or Tickets are $75 each; tables for 10 are $750. The cocktail reception from 5:30-6:20 starts the evening with the dinner and program to follow, concluding at 8:30. Thanks to the support of the sponsors, the NHBCA is able to offer a limited number of reduced price tickets to artists and arts administrators who make a request for them. 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.