Business in the Arts Awards Winners Announced 2012

[Concord, NH] TD Bank, The Provident Bank, Boothby Therapy Services, and Heartwood Media were announced as the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards at a gala evening presentation by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May 14 in Manchester. Approximately 325 business and arts leaders attended the 28 th annual celebration.

The winners were applauded for their outstanding support of the arts through donations of time, money and resources to the arts in their communities and statewide.

TD Bank was lauded for their support of the Currier Museum of Art exhibition Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography as well as their other significant statewide support of the arts. The Provident Bank received accolades for their “Lobby for Arts” exhibitions in bank facilities and support to other Seacoast area arts organizations including the Seacoast Artists’ Association, New Hampshire Film Festival, The Music Hall and American Independence Museum. Boothby Therapy Services was cited primarily for their support of the Winnipesauke Playhouse and incorporating the arts into therapy projects. Heartwood Media was credited for their annual program of creating a video for a NH nonprofit and choosing the Concord Community Music School for its project.

The Leadership Award was presented to Jamie Trowbridge of Dublin for his long, distinguished record of promoting and investing in the New Hampshire arts community, and persuading others of the value of the arts as an engine of economic vitality, diversity and quality of life. He holds board positions with The MacDowell Colony and Arts Alive! and he is known for being a creative thinker, innovator and man of action.

Each winner received a framed painting by New Hampshire artist Sheri Hancock-Tomek of Hanover. The Concord Arts Market loaned the table centerpieces. The ArtsBags Cultural Trivia Show highlighted the evening’s sponsors and contained cultural goodies of tickets, tee shirts, posters and books contributed by New Hampshire’s many cultural organizations. The grand prize was donated by Wentworth-by-the-Sea.

Rebecca Lavoie, author and producer and host at NH Public Radio, was the master of ceremonies for the festivities. The evening’s performance showcase featured the theme Where Creativity Happens and included the Nashua Flute Choir, Portsmouth Poet Laureate John-Michael Albert, Side by Side by Sondheim by the Acting Loft and the Ukulele Social of the Manchester Community Music School.

Corporate Sponsors were 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 were Concord Hospital, The Duprey Companies, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, McLane Law Firm and Stibler Associates.

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts presents the awards annually to recognize and honor outstanding business support of the arts. The NHBCA was founded to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts. For more information about the awards or the NHBCA contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or visit the web site at