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NH’s Best Companies to Work For named in September issue of Business NH Magazine


Manchester, NHBusiness NH Magazine is announcing the 2017 Best Companies To Work For in NH in its September edition due out next week.

For 20 years, Business NH Magazine and its partner, the NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, have recognized businesses that go out of their way to create high engagement workplaces for their employees through the Best Companies To Work For competition. The competition attracted applicants from across the state that provide a respectful and supportive corporate culture.

The 2017 competition included an employee engagement survey that had to be completed by at least 50 percent of a company’s workforce as well as an extensive employer survey, detailing benefits and workplace practices. By combining the results from both surveys, judges found 19 companies that exceeded the bar of excellence.

Medtronic, which broke onto the list in 2014, grabbed the Number 1 Best Company To Work For in NH for the fourth year. Worldcom Exchange in Salem landed the Number 2 spot.

The following are being named the Top 5 Best Companies:

#1 – Medtronic Advanced Energy in Portsmouth (435 employees)
#2 – Worldcom Exchange Inc. in Salem (106 employees)
#3 – Northeast Delta Dental in Concord (198 employees)
#4 – Loftware in Portsmouth (126 employees)
#5 – Kluber Lubrication in Londonderry (174 employees)
#6 – Vapotherm in Exeter (221 employees)
#7 – W.S Badger Company in Gilsum (84 employees)
#8 – NEMO Equipment in Dover (19 employees)
#9 – Pax World in Portsmouth (50 employees)
#10 – Novo Nordisk US Bio Production (175 employees)
#11 – Bank of NH in Laconia (288 employees)
#12 – Comcast in Manchester (2,000 employees)
#13 – PROCON in Hooksett (183 employees)
#14 – Merchants Fleet Management in Hooksett (327 employees)
#15 – Methuen Construction in Plaistow (158 employees)
#16 – Well Sense Health Plan in Manchester (58 employees)
#17 – Elbit Systems of America in Merrimack (491 employees)
#18 ¬– Bittware in Concord (41 employees)
#19 – Medicus Healthcare Solutions in Windham (291 employees)

The companies in the 2017 Hall of Fame are: Bellwether Community Credit Union, CCA Global Partners, IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) and Wire Belt Company of America. 

Sponsors of this year’s breakfast are: Commonwealth Financial Group, Speaker Sponsor; Northeast Delta Dental, Best Companies Sponsor; Tufts Health Freedom Plan, Breakfast Sponsor; ROI-Cubed, Making Work Fun Sponsor; HPM Insurance, Social Responsibility Sponsor; Clark & Lavey, Benefits Solutions Sponsor; and Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, Program Sponsor. 

To celebrate the winners and the 20th anniversary of the competition, Business NH Magazine and NH Businesses for Social Responsibility will host Breakfast With The Best on Oct. 19, 2017, at the Grappone Center in Concord. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will feature a conversation with Paul Boynton, author of the soon-to-be-released Be Amazing and the popular Begin with Yes. The breakfast event will also debut Culture Fest: A best practices interactive learning program in 8-minute intervals. 

To register for the event, visit To order a copy of the September issue of Business NH Magazine, visit

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