Merrimack business leader to be honored for going ‘Above and Beyond’

CONCORD – The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire will honor local business leaders at its annual business meeting and member reception from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.

The BIA will present the “Above and Beyond” awards to several individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to BIA’s mission during the last year.

“The ‘Above and Beyond’ awards recognize those individuals who have gone the extra mile and demonstrated an extraordinary willingness and commitment to helping the organization be successful and work to further its legislative and regulatory priorities,” BIA President Jim Roche said.

“Their contributions have really helped New Hampshire’s business community, and we appreciate the time and energy they have devoted to BIA in the past year.”

Recipients include:

Deb Courtemanche, Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.

Beth Deragon, McLane Graf Raulerson and Middleton, Manchester.

Pamela Hall, Normandeau Associates, Bedford.

Maria Proulx, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire, Manchester.

Ronnie Schlender, McLean Communications, Manchester.

Steve Webb, TD Bank, Manchester.

The annual meeting also includes the election of directors and officers to BIA’s 34-member board of directors for 2015-16.

The annual business meeting is open to BIA members. Check-in the day of the event begins at 4:30. The business meeting will start at 5 and the reception will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $45. To register or for more information, visit or call 224-5388, ext. 116.