Awards

Each year at the New Hampshire Retail Association’s Annual Member and Legislative Reception in February, we present our Retailer, Legislator and Law Enforcement Partner of the Year Awards.

Retailer of the Year Award

The Retailer of the Year Award is presented to a member of the New Hampshire Retail Association and is a prestigious recognition of a NH retailer who has met the highest standards of excellence. You can only win this award once. Those standards of excellence are…

  • Continued growth in number of employees or sales
  • Providing Excellent Customer Service
  • Commitment of company resources, including employees to community projects
  • Creation of a positive work environment for employees

Click here to Nominate a Retailer

Deadline for nominations is January 10th.

Mail nomination form to the NH Retail Association, 48 Grandview Road, Suite 2, Bow NH 03304, or fax to 603-996-0060.

Legislator of the Year

The Legislator of the Year Award is awarded to a state Senator or Representative who, through their voting record, has advocated policies and laws that maintain and advance New Hampshire’s strong retail climate. They should have a record of opposing legislation that would limit or restrict a retailer’s way of doing business, or that would put an unfair financial burden on retailers.

Law Enforcement Partner of the Year

The New Hampshire Retail Association’s Law Enforcement Partner of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding member of the law enforcement community, or an entire department, who has gone out of his or her way to help retailers and open the lines of communication between retailers and law enforcement.

Previous  Award Recipients

2017

  • 2017 Retailer of the Year – Goedecke Paint, Flooring and Design, Bedford, NH.
  • 2016 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Lt George Walker, Conway, NH Police Department.
  • 2016 Legislator of the Year – Representative William Pearson (D) Keene, NH.

 

2016 – 50th Anniversary

  • 2016 Retailer of the Year – Red’s Shoe Barn, Dover, Plaistow, NH.
  • 2016 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Berlin, NH Police Department.
  • 2016 Legislator of the Year – Senator Gary Daniels (R) Milford, NH.
  • 2016 Recognition – Plymouth Furniture, Plymouth, NH. David and James Lurie – Founding members of the NH Retail Association.

2015

  • 2015 NH Retailer of the Year – Bellman’s Jewelers, Manchester, NH.
  • 2015 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Master Patrolman William Adamson, Nashua, NH Police Department.
  • 2015 Legislator of the Year – Senator Sharon Carson, (R) Londonderry, NH.

2014

  • 2014 NH Retailer of the Year – Benson Lumber and Hardware, Derry and Londonderry, NH.
  • 2014 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Officer Tracey Hayes and the Rochester, NH Police Department.
  • 2014 Legislator of the Year – Former Representative Nick Levasseur (D-Manchester).

2013

  • 2013 Retailer of the Year – Top Furntiure, Gorham, NH. Donna Goodrich – owner.
  •  2013 Legislator of the Year – Vice Chair of the Commerce Committee, Representative Donna Schlachman.
  • 2013 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Lt Scott Qualls, Newington Police Department.

2012

  • 2012 Retailer of the Year – The Prescription Center, Concord, NH. Charles Fanaras – owner.
  • 2012 Legislator of the Year – Senate President Peter Bragdon.
  • 2012 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Tilton, NH Police Department. Chief Robert Cormier, Detective Nate Buffington, Detective Matt Dawson.
  • 2012 Energy Efficiency Award – Dorr Woolen Store, Guild, NH.  Terry Dorr, owner.

2011

  • 2011 Retailer of the Year – Green Mountain Furniture, Ossipee, NH, Marshall Kendall Founder.
  • 2011 Legislator of the Year – Representative David Welch, R-Kingston, NH.
  • 2011 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Deputy Chief of Police Shawn Patten, Salem, NH Police Department.

2010

  • 2010 Retailer of the Year – Laconia Electric Supply – Laconia, Plymuoth, Conway, Littleton and Wolfeboro, NH.
  • 2010 Legislator of the Year – Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan, Senate Majority Leader, D- Exeter, NH.
  • 2010 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Officer Mark Ampuja, Manchester, NH Police Department, Community Policing Division.

2009

  • 2009 Retailer of the Year – Persian Rug Gallery, Nashua, NH. Sy Mahfuz, Owner.
  • 2009 Legislator of the Year – Representative Laura Pantelakos, D Portsmouth, NH.
  • 2009 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year – Detective Sean Ford, Concord, NH Police Department.

2008

  • 2008 Retailer of the Year – Baron’s Major Brands; Laconia, Concord, Plaistow and Salem, NH. Brian Ellis, Mike Baron and Dave Souter, owners.
  • 2008 Legislator of the Year – Representative Stephen Stepanek, Amherst/Milford, NH, House Finance Committee.

2007

  • 2007 Retailer of the Year- Gondwana and Divine Clothing Company, Concord, NH. Pamela Peterson – owner.
  • 2007 Legislator of the Year – Manchester’s Representative William Infantine, House Labor Committee.

2006 – 40th Anniversary

  • 2006 Retailer of the Year – Zeb’s General Store, North Conway, NH. Peter Edwards and David Peterson – owners.
  • 2006 Legislator of the Year – Representative Sheila Francoeur, Hampton, Commerce Committee.

2005

  • 2005 Retailer of the Year, Single Location – Ben Franklin/Ace Hardware, Raymond, NH. Richard & Karen Vinson – owners.
  • 2005 Retailer of the Year, Multiple Locations – Daddy’s Junky Music, Fred Bramante – owner.
  • 2005 Legislator of the Year – Representative John B. Hunt, Rindge.

2004

  • 2004 Retailer of the Year, Single Location – Seasonal Specialty Stores, Amherst, NH. Dennis DiPaolo and Jeanne Larssen – owners.
  • 2004 Retailer of the Year, Multiple Locations – Miltner Shoes, Al Miltner – owner.
  • 2004 Legislator of the Year – Senator Charles Morse, District 22, Salem, NH.

2003

  • 2003 Retailer of the Year – Your Kitchen, Keene, NH. Dean Eaton – owner.
  • 2003 Legislator of the Year – Keith Herman, Staffer to Gov Benson, former Representative.

2002

  • 2002 Retailer of the Year – Flash Photo, Flash Pack & Ship, New London, NH. Joseph Cardillo.
  • 2002 Legislator of the Year – Legislator of the Year – Representative Kathy Flora, Hillsboro, NH.

2001

  • 2001 Retailer of the Year – Alec’s Shoes, Nashua, NH. John Koutsos – owner.
  • 2001 Legislator of the Year – House Speaker, Representative Gene Chandler.

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