Tina Sharby

Pictured, Tina Sharby, Chief Human Resources Officer for Easterseals New Hampshire, accepts her 2019 Business Excellence Award. Thirteen business owners and operators were honored at the annual ceremony held on October 3 at the Grappone Center in Concord.

MANCHESTER — Lights shined brightly on the business community’s brightest leaders during NH Business Review’s 17th annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony last week. The 2019 Business Excellence Awards recognized business owners and operators for their imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements on October 3 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Recipients included leaders from Easterseals New Hampshire, EnviroVantage, SoClean, NEMO Equipment and more.

“The number and quality of the submissions we received this year speaks volumes of the impressive leaders New Hampshire is able to claim as its own,” said Jeff Feingold, editor of NH Business Review. “The impact of each of these individuals goes well beyond the walls of their offices. We commend each recipient on the dedication and commitment it took to achieve such impressive results within a multitude of industries.”

Recipients include Bart Fromuth, COO of Freedom Energy Logistics, who launched a virtual net metering initiative to increase renewable energy, while helping local businesses thrive economically; Kristin Mendoza of Bernstein Shur, who championed a flat-fee billing model within the legal community, making legal services accessible to everyone; Tammy Murray, who managed more than 760 percent growth in employees and a 14,000 percent increase in budget during her 18-year tenure with NAMI New Hampshire; and Brian Kelley, General Manager of Manchester Country Club, whose leadership led to a 67-point increase in membership satisfaction in just five years. 

The 2019 Business Excellence Awards recipients include:

Business & Professional Services:

Small: Bart Fromuth, Freedom Energy Logistics

Large: Kristin Mendoza, Bernstein Shur

Consumer Services:

Small: Brian Kelley, Manchester Country Club

Large: Joseph Mollica, New Hampshire Liquor Commission


Large: Keliane Totten, Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association


Small: Cam Brensinger, NEMO Equipment

Large: Rod Harl, Alene Candles


Small: Tammy Murray, NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Large: Tina Sharby, Easterseals New Hampshire

Real Estate and Construction:

Small: Harold Turner, The H.L. Turner Group Inc.

Large: Scott Knightly, EnviroVantage


Small: Raymond Pasquale, Unified Office

Large: Robert Wilkins, SoClean

The 2019 Business Excellence Awards are sponsored by presenting sponsor Citizens Bank, gold sponsor WIPFLi | Howe, Riley & Howe, silver sponsors Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Montagne Communications, bronze sponsors Bangor Savings Bank and Northeast Delta Dental, food sponsor Melanson Heath, and general sponsors Tufts Health Freedom Plan, Connection, Inc., Knob Creek, NH PBS, and the NH Business and Industry Association.

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