• Best of the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Region Awards

  • The results are in (see below).  If you were unable to join us for the celebration on September, 27 and would like to pick up your award, our office hours are as follows:

    Tuesday 10/10 - Thursday 10/12- OPEN 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Mon. 10/16, Wed., 10/18, Thurs., 10/19 -  OPEN 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Tuesday, 10/17 - OPEN 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Let us know if you plan to stop by and we will have your award ready for you, or call with any questions:  603-673-4360.

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  • The results are in….
    Congratulations to all Winners and Finalists of the ‘Best of’ the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Regions Awards! The votes have been tallied and are listed below. Please read some important information below the results.

    ‘Best of’ the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Region Awards!!




    Winner:  Merrimack Tax Associates

    Finalist:  Tom Barnes, CPA



    Winner:  Synergy Acupuncture & Optimal Wellness

    Finalist:  Alyson Kramer, Northeast Acupuncture & Wellness


    Addiction Recovery Services

    Winner:  Addiction Recovery Coalition of New Hampshire

    Finalist:  Revive Recovery Resource Center


    Antique Shop

    Winner:  Milford Market Antiques

    Finalist:  Robin’s Egg


    Appliance Store

    Winner:  Brennan & Mackay Appliance

    Finalist:  The Home Depot


    Art Gallery

    Winner:  Creative Ventures Gallery

    Finalist:  (tie) Liz Abaid Studios

    Finalist:  (tie) NH Antiques Co-op


    Art Studio

    Winner:  Board & Brush Creative Studio

    Finalist:  Creative Ventures Gallery


    Auto Dealership

    Winner:  Milford Subaru

    Finalist:  Contemporary Automotive


    Auto Services

    Winner:  Carson City Tire

    Finalist:  Gurney’s Automotive





    Winner:  Frederick’s Pastries

    Finalist:  Dutch Epicure Bakery



    Winner:  TD Bank

    Finalist:  Bangor Savings Bank


    Barber Shop

    Winner:  Teddy’s Barbershop

    Finalist:  Polished Man Merrimack



    Winner:  Jan Cassarino, Mile Away Restaurant

    Finalist:  Elizabeth Melanson, Grill 603  


    Bathroom Remodeling

    Winner:  Souhegan Valley Construction

    Finalist:  Nathan Griffith General Contracting



    Winner:  Smokehaus Barbecue

    Finalist:  The Alamo Texas Barbecue & Tequila Bar


    Beer Store

    Winner:  Beer Store - Nashua

    Finalist:  Beer & Wine Nation - Merrimack


    Book Store

    Winner:  Balin Books

    Finalist:  Morning Star Bookstore



    Winner:  JM Princewell

    Finalist:  Natalie’s Boutique




    Winner:  Café on the Oval

    Finalist:  Riverhouse Café



    Sports & Recreation

    Winner:  Hampshire Hills Athletic Club

    Finalist:  Battle Axe


    Brew Pub

    Winner:  Station 101

    Finalist:  Thirsty Moose - Merrimack


    Builder/General Contractor

    Winner:  NH Custom Builder

    Finalist:  Souhegan Valley Construction


    Best Burger

    Winner:  Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen

    Finalist:  Buckley’s Steakhouse


    Business Services

    Winner:  Right Computer Solutions

    Finalist:  The Copy Shop


    Butcher Shop

    Winner:  Flying Butcher

    Finalist:  Brother’s Butcher



    Winner:  Café on the Oval

    Finalist:  Riverhouse Café


    Camper/RV Dealership

    Winner:  Campers Inn RV



    Winner:  Nelson’s Candy

    Finalist:  Frederick’s Pastries


    Carpet & Flooring

    Winner:  Cardoza Flooring

    Finalist:  Godfrey Family Carpet



    Winner:  Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen

    Finalist:  Copper Kettle To Go


    Child Care

    Winner:  Early Learning Center of Milford

    Finalist:  Kids Inn Early Learning Center


    Children’s Dentist

    Winner:  Family Dental Care of Milford

    Finalist:  Merrimack Smiles


    Children’s Resources

    Winner:  Milford Thrives

    Finalist:  Camp Ponemah at Hampshire Hills



    Winner:  Dr. Jenny Bruck

    Finalist:  Dr. Kimberly Waters


    Cleaning Services

    Winner:  Wendi’s Cleaning Service

    Finalist:  Karen’s Cleaning



    Winner:  M&C Clothing and Gifts

    Finalist:  Natalie’s Boutique



    Winner:  Union Coffee Co.

    Finalist:  Aroma Joe’s, Amherst


    Community Service Organization

    Winner: (tie for 1st)  SHARE Outreach

    Winner: (tie for 1st)  United Way of Greater Nashua

    Finalist:  (tie for 2nd) Milford Rotary Club

    Finalist:  (tie for 2nd) Milford Lions Club


    Computer Sales & Support

    Winner:  Right Computer Solutions

    Finalist:  Innovative Systems Direct


    Consignment Shop

    Winner:  M&C Clothing and Gifts

    Finalist:  Junction 71


    Consulting/Business and Personal

    Winner:  Emily Aborn

    Finalist:  Branches


    Craft Store

    Winner:  Junction 71

    Finalist:  Michaels


    Credit Union

    Winner:  Triangle Credit Union

    Finalist:  St. Mary’s Bank


    Dance Studio

    Winner:  Kathy Blake Dance Studios

    Finalist:  The Dance Company


    Day Spa

    Winner:  Innovations The Salon & Spa

    Finalist:  The Salon at Hampshire Hills



    Winner:  Family Dental Care of Milford

    Finalist:   Ponemah Crossing Dental, PC



    Winner:  Mile Away Restaurant

    Finalist:  Black Forest Café




    Winner:  Mile Away Restaurant

    Finalist:  Pasta Loft Restaurant & Brewing Co.



    Winner:  Cathy O’Donnell, APRN,

    Finalist:  Caitlyn Hutter, APRN,



    Winner:  Evan Jones Master Electrician

    Finalist:  TC Reilly Electric


    Emergency Services Personnel

    Winner:  Alex Taylor, Milford Fire Department

    Finalist:  Craig Frye, Milford Police Department


    Energy/Utility Company

    Winner:  Eversource

    Finalist:  Liberty Utilities



    Winner:  Mike Moore and Steve Kelly

    Finalist:  Allen James


    Environmental Clean-up Services

    Winner:  NE Disaster Solutions


    Event Hall

    Winner:  Mile Away Restaurant & Tented Venue

    Finalist:  The Event Center at Hampshire Hills


    Family Dining

    Winner:  Mile Away Restaurant

    Finalist:  Greanleaf


    Family Practitioner

    Winner:  Caitlyn Hutter, APRN

    Finalist:  Heather Shafer, MD


    Farmers Market/Stand

    Winner:  Lull Farm

    Finalist:  Trombly Gardens



    Financial Advisor

    Winner:  Todd Leo, Ameriprise Financial Services

    Finalist:  Ian O’Neal, Bangor Savings Bank



    Fine Dining

    Winner:  Mile Away Restaurant

    Finalist:  Greanleaf




    Winner:  Alex Taylor, Milford Fire Department

    Finalist:  Michael Knowles, Milford Fire Department


    Fitness Studio

    Winner:  Hampshire Hills Athletic Club

    Finalist:  Amherst Fit Body Boot Camp



    Winner:  Woodman’s Florist

    Finalist:  Works of Heart Flowers


    Frame Shop

    Winner:  Casual Cat

    Finalist:  Frame Theory


    Furniture Store

    Winner:  Ethan Allen, Bedford

    Finalist:  Junction 71


    Funeral Services

    Winner:  Rivet Funeral Home

    Finalist:  Smith & Heald Funeral Home



    Gift Shop

    Winner:  Junction 71

    Finalist:  JM Princewell


    Golf Course

    Winner:  Amherst Country Club

    Finalist:  Souhegan Woods Golf Club



    Winner:  Gymnastics Village

    Finalist:  Sky High Gymnastics


    Hair Salon

    Winner:  Innovations The Salon & Spa

    Finalist:  Style Salon



    Happy Hour

    Winner:  Bar One

    Finalist:  Station 101


    Hardware Store

    Winner:  Bedford Ace Paint and Hardware

    Finalist:  County Stores


    Healthcare/Medical Center

    Winner:  St. Joseph Hospital, Milford

    Finalist:  St. Joseph Hospital, Merrimack


    Heating & AC Company

    Winner:  Wetherbee Plumbing & Heating

    Finalist:  Ciardelli Fuel Co.


    Heating & Fuel Delivery

    Winner:  Ciardelli Fuel Co.

    Finalist:  Lorden


    Holistic Healthcare Consultant

    Winner:  Julia Greenspan, ND 

    Finalist:  Dr. Jenny Bruck, SCC Chiropractic & Vitality Studio


    Home Design Shop

    Winner:  Junction 71

    Finalist:  Robin’s Egg


    Home Improvement Contractor

    Winner:  CMG Building & Remodeling

    Finalist:  NH Remodeling


    Home Inspector

    Winner:  Nick Jette, Premier Home Inspection

    Finalist:  Jason Irish, Monadnock Home Inspection


    Hotel & Inn

    Winner:  Bedford Village Inn

    Finalist:  Timber Post Bed & Breakfast





    Winner:  Lois Hermann

    Finalist:  Sue Nordemo


    IT Support

    Winner:  Right Computer Solutions

    Finalist:  IT Insiders


    Ice Cream Shop

    Winner:  Hayward’s Ice Cream of Merrimack

    Finalist:  Haywards, Milford


    Insurance Agency

    Winner:  Hometown Insurance

    Finalist:  HPM Insurance


    Interior Design

    Winner:  Home Made Interior Design


    Jewelry Store

    Winner:  Jeffrey Scott Fine Jewelry

    Finalist:  A&E Diamond & Gold



    Kitchen Remodeling

    Winner:  CMG Building & Remodeling

    Finalist:  Turn Cycle Solutions



    Landscape Contractor

    Winner:  NJB Landscaping Excavation LLC

    Finalist:  Morin’s Landscaping


    Landscape/Garden Center

    Winner:  Amherst Garden Center

    Finalist:  House by the Side of the Road


    Law Firm

    Winner:  Sturm Law PLLC

    Finalist:  Sowerby & Moustakis Law




    Winner:  Dustin Gauthier, Gauthier & MacMartin

    Finalist:  David Sturm, Sturm Law PLLC


    Live Music Venue

    Winner:  Pasta Loft Restaurant & Brewing Co.

    Finalist:  Riley’s Place



    Winner:  Riverhouse Café

    Finalist:  Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen



    Winner:  Alene Candles

    Finalist:  Hitchiner Manufacturing



    Winner:  Fully Promoted of Southern New Hampshire

    Finalist:  Emily Aborn


    Martial Arts Studio

    Winner:  Neil Stone’s Karate Academy

    Finalist:  Tokyo Joe’s Studio of Self Defense


    Massage Therapist

    Winner:  Jenny Methot, LMT

    Finalist:  Jewelie Lewis, LMT


    Medical Office Team

    Winner:  Wright & Associates Family Healthcare

    Finalist:  St. Joseph Family Medicine, Merrimack


    Mental Health Provider

    Winner:  Three Little Birds Counseling

    Finalist:  Family Counseling Center, Bedford


    Mortgage Lender

    Winner:  Lisa Mulrey, Bangor Savings Bank

    Finalist:  Rick Lambert, Accutrust Mortgage




    Motorcycle Sales/Service

    Winner:  The Chop Shop

    Finalist:  Souhegan Valley Motorsports


    Music Store

    Winner:  Indie Music

    Finalist:  The Infectious Groove


    Music Lessons

    Winner:  Indie Music

    Finalist:  Merrimack Music Academy


    New Restaurant

    Winner:  Mary Anne’s Diner

    Finalist:  Ansanm



    Winner:  Kerry D’Amato, LPN

    Finalist:  Heather Merrill Proctor, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC




    Winner:  Focused Eye Care

    Finalist:  Nashua Eye Associates


    Outdoor Dining

    Winner:  The Hills Restaurant at Hampshire Hills

    Finalist:  Riverhouse Café




    Outdoor Entertainment

    Winner:  Station 101

    Finalist:  Pasta Loft Restaurant & Brewing Co.


    Painting Contractor

    Winner:  Fresh Coat Painting

    Finalist:  Tyler Nadeau Painting



    Winner:  St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics, Milford

    Finalist:  Foundation Pediatrics, Nashua


    Pest Control

    Winner:  JP Pest Services

    Finalist:  Miller Mosquito and Tick Control


    Pet Day Care

    Winner:  Chewie’s Playland

    Finalist:  Superdogs Daycare


    Pet Grooming

    Winner:  The Dirty Dog Grooming Salon

    Finalist:  Pet’s Choice


    Pet Store

    Winner:  Food for Pets

    Finalist:  Pet’s Choice



    Winner:  Allegra Boverman Photography

    Finalist:  KM Photography, Milford


    Physical/Occ./Speech Therapist

    Winner:  Karin Biskovich, Apple Therapy

    Finalist:  Henry Dubois, Physical Therapy Center of Milford 



    Winner:  Milanos Pizza, Milford

    Finalist:  Milford House of Pizza



    Winner:  Wetherbee Plumbing & Heating

    Finalist:  DJD Plumbing & Heating


    Police Officer

    Winner:  Dana Johnson, Milford Police Department

    Finalist:  Craig Frye, Milford Police Department


    Pool Service

    Winner:  Quality Design Pools

    Finalist:  Seasonal Specialty Stores




    Printer/Copy Shop

    Winner:  The Copy Shop

    Finalist:  Staples Print & Copy Center


    Promotion Products Company

    Winner:  Souhegan Printed Products

    Finalist:  Fully Promoted of Southern New Hampshire


    Property Management

    Winner:  Kokko Realty

    Finalist:  Proctor & Greene Real Estate


    Real Estate Office

    Winner:  Kokko Realty

    Finalist:  Purple Finch Properties


    Real Estate Agent

    Winner:  Debbie Farrow, Coldwell Banker Realty

    Finalist:  James Goddard, Coldwell Banker Realty



    Winner:  Mile Away Restaurant

    Finalist:  Riverhouse Café


    Restaurant Server

    Winner:  Emily Anastasovski, Riverhouse Café

    Finalist:  Nick Gutterson, Pasta Loft Restaurant & Brewing Co.


    Roofing Contractor

    Winner:  Adam Vaillancourt Roofing

    Finalist:  Castle Builders


    Senior/Assisted Living

    Winner:  Ledgewood Bay

    Finalist:  Pillsbury Home


    Septic Services

    Winner:  Souhegan Septic Tank Services

    Finalist:  Bancroft Silva Septic Services




    Service Organization

    Winner:  SHARE Outreach

    Finalist:  Amherst Lions Club


    Shoe Store

    Winner:  The Shoe Box

    Finalist:  Alec’s Shoe Store



    Winner:  Classic Signs Inc.

    Finalist:  SpeedPro Solutions


    Sports Bar

    Winner:  Thirsty Moose, Merrimack

    Finalist:  Pasta Loft Restaurant & Brewing Co.


    Storage Company

    Winner:  Able Moving & Storage

    Finalist:  MI Box


    Tea Shop

    Winner:  Cozy Tea Cart

    Finalist:  Etagere




    Tire Sales & Services

    Winner:  Gurney’s Automotive Repair

    Finalist:  Tire Warehouse, Milford


    Toy Store

    Winner:  Toyland


    Transportation/Limo Services

    Winner:  LA Limo

    Finalist:  Precious Cargo Shuttle



    Trash Disposal

    Winner:  MD’s Trash Removal

    Finalist:  H2O Waste Management



    Travel Agency

    Winner:  AAA, Nashua

    Finalist:  Eagle Eye Travel, Merrimack


    Tree Service

    Winner:  Ducharme Tree Service

    Finalist:  Souhegan Valley Tree



    Winner:  Milford Veterinary Hospital

    Finalist:  Wilton Animal Hospital


    Water Quality

    Winner:  NH Water Care

    Finalist:  NH Tap


    Web Design

    Winner:  Radar Marketing Group

    Finalist:  Pearl Marketing


    Wedding Services

    Winner:  LaBelle Winery

    Finalist:  Weddings in New England


    Window Treatment

    Winner:  Budget Blinds of Amherst & Nashua

    Finalist:  Linen & Shade Bin



    Winner:  LaBelle Winery


    Wireless Phone Service

    Winner:  U.S. Cellular, Milford

    Finalist:  Verizon Wireless, Milford


    Yoga Studio

    Winner:  Amherst Yoga Studio

    Finalist:  Hampshire Hills Athletic Club



    CLICK HERE To Purchase Tickets

    NOTE: If you have any questions regarding the results, or if we have your name/business name incorrectly, please email: Liz.Calabria@gmsvcc.org as soon as possible.

    Winners and Finalists have been voted in by readers of the Nashua Telegraph’s neighborhood newspapers, your customers, clients, or patients, and voters from the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber’s membership!
    This is a HUGE honor -- and you’ve got some serious bragging rights now too! Invite your customers, employees, family and friends to come celebrate with you on this very special night!
    Winners will receive a plaque and Finalists will received a certificate and attendees will be awarded at the event.

    Here are the details:
    Seating is limited and tickets are on sale now!
    Best of the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Region 2023
    Reception & Awards Presentation
    Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    5:30 - 8:30 pm
    Alpine Grove Banquet Center, 19 S. Depot Rd., Hollis
    Appetizers, Dinner & Dessert/Cash Bar

    CLICK BELOW to reserve your seats

    Reservation deadline: Tuesday, Sept 19 by 4 pm.

    If you would like to donate an item for our amazing Silent Auction, please email Martha.Kouletsis@gmsvcc.org!
    It’s a great way to show off your business at the event!
    Deadline for Silent Auction Items is: Wednesday, Sept. 20. We must have items at the Chamber offices by this date.

    Together with our Presenting Sponsor, Franklin Savings Bank, and our Partner, The Telegraph, we congratulate you!




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