White Birch Center of Henniker, NH was recently honored as the Non-Profit Business of the Year at the 12th Annual Pinnacle Awards, held at the Marriott Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The Pinnacle Awards, presented through the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, recognize professional excellence and commitment to the Chamber and the community.

Phil Hastings, the Chamber’s incoming chair, recognized each of the recipient’s contributions to a crowd of nearly 250 attendees. Hastings spoke to the important services White Birch Center provides to the community, as well as the organization’s longevity of service, and high standards of practice. Marc McMurphy, Executive Director for White Birch, accepted the award on behalf of the organization’s staff, board of directors, volunteers, program participants, and community supporters. “Non-profits fill a critical gap in our communities; we are honored to receive the Non-Profit Business of the Year Award in recognition of our impact and business practices in serving children, seniors, and families,” stated McMurphy.

Additional Pinnacle award winners included Mayor James Bouley (Business Leader of the Year), Merrimack County Savings Bank (Business of the Year), Arnie’s Place (Small Business of the Year), and Severino Trucking (Outstanding Performance). The Chamber also recognized its Leadership class, outstanding volunteers, and young professionals.

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Presents Pinnacle Award to White Birch Center

White Birch Center, Pinnacle Award Recipient for Non-Profit Business of the Year (l-r): Bernadette Douzanis, Director of Development; Marc McMurphy, Executive Director; Board Members Jessica Michie-Prieto, Carolyn McKean and Steve Burritt, and community nominator, Johanna Michie (center). Photo Credit: Kristina Carlson, GCCC

Philip Emma, MCSB; Mayor Jim Bouley; Marc McMurphy, White Birch Center

Philip Emma, MCSB; Mayor Jim Bouley; Marc McMurphy, White Birch Center

2017 Pinnacle Award Winners

2017 Pinnacle Award Winners

Arnie's Place, Severino Trucking Company, White Birch Center, Matt Walsh, Patricia Vaillancourt, Merrimack County Savings Bank

Arnie’s Place, Severino Trucking Company, White Birch Center, Matt Walsh, Patricia Vaillancourt, and Philip Emma, Merrimack County Savings Bank

Marc McMurphy, White Birch Center

Marc McMurphy, White Birch Center

Marc McMurphy, White Birch Center

Marc McMurphy, White Birch Center – 2017 Pinnacle Non-Profit of the Year Winner

Photography by Kristina Carlson, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

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