NH SBA Announces Denise Sandberg as 2016 Emerging Leaders Graduate

Concord, NH — The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce the 2016 graduates of the NH SBA Emerging Leaders program.  Sixteen small business owners completed the seven-month federal training initiative that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth.  The no-cost program includes 100+ hours of professional specialized training and peer-to-peer counseling over the term of the program.

Members of the 2016 graduating class are:

Denise Sandberg, president and owner of Concord Awning & Canvas, Bow

Laurel Trahan, president of Age at Home, LLC, Concord

Al Tansey, president of Tansey Electric, Inc., Manchester

Sabina Chen, director of business development at Micro-Precision Technologies, Salem

Josh Parison, owner and general manager of Southport Printing Company, Portsmouth

Robert Barmore, CEO of Therma-Hexx, Portsmouth

Andrew White, president of Comptus, Thornton

Delise West, president of Human Resource Partners, Dover

Meghan Hoye, president of LighTec, Inc., Merrimack

Tom Moore, CEO and president of Rockport Technology Group, Inc., Salem

Seth Ames, general manager of Twin State Sand & Gravel Co, Inc., West Lebanon

Roelof Versteeg, owner of Subsurface Insights, Hanover

Jeff Murphy, principal engineer at SFC Engineering Partnership, Inc., Windham

Justin Bendzewicz, president of BHD Company, Pelham

Justin Benton, general manager of Executive Health and Sports Center, Manchester

Daniel Proulx, Jr managing member of Monument Construction, LLC, Nashua

The NH SBA received support for the delivery of the program from the NH Small Business Development Center and TD Bank.  The graduates were recognized at a celebration on October 14th at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford.

In her congratulatory comments, Greta Johansson, NH SBA district director said, “The class came from a wide spectrum of industries including manufacturers, service providers, research and development and construction.  They worked hard and immersed themselves in the coursework in order to gain maximum benefit from this valuable program.”

During the celebration, Andrew White, president of Comptus shared remarks on behalf of the class.  He said, “One of the unexpected benefits of the course is to provide an opportunity for the business owner to take the time to focus on the larger internal dialogue about who we are as a leader of our company and focus on working on the business, rather than just in the business.”  

Recruitment for the 2017 class is underway.

NH SBA Graduates 2016

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