Pierce Atwood LLP

Informed decision makers turn to Pierce Atwood for help with important deals or critical disputes, for creative solutions, and for sound advice about legal or business strategy. We care as much about good value as you do, and we are dedicated to the same virtues-thrift, hard work, industry, and innovation-as you are.
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Sprague Operating Resources

Based in Portsmouth, Sprague owns and operates a network of strategically located oil and materials handling terminals throughout the Northeast United States and Quebec, Canada. The terminals store millions of barrels of refined products and other liquid materials, and contain more than a million square feet of bulk storage capacity. Through the company's deep-water terminal network and arrangements at third-party facilities and pipelines, Sprague markets over 1.5 billion gallons of petroleum products each year. Sprague's growing natural gas business also sells billions of cubic feet of gas annually. In addition, Sprague's materials handling operations store and process a large number of bulk and break-bulk products for industrial and commercial customers.


Optima Bank & Trust

Optima Bank & Trust is a locally owned commercial bank serving New Hampshire and Southern Maine. The Bank's founders, Daniel and Pamela Morrison, set out to create a bank that would offer the latest banking technology and deliver an extraordinary level of personal service to its clients. Optima Bank's local knowledge and ability to make decisions locally, provides a great advantage to its clients. The Bank understands entrepreneurial families and small and medium-sized businesses and recognizes that they are what make our communities great places to live and work. Optima is a true community bank and serves personal clients as well as businesses. Optima Bank & Trust has full-service branches in Downtown Portsmouth, at Pease International Tradeport, North Hampton, Stratham and Bedford, and has a loan office in Dover.
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Checkmate Workforce Solutions is a technology company and a provider of comprehensive payroll and payroll tax filing services. We help employers to become better able to achieve their mission by eliminating the administrative, payroll related burden of compliance and enhancing the strategic role of HR within the organization via cloud based time & labor and HRIS technologies.

Checkmate is a service company with a focus on customizing solutions to meet the unique workforce management and payroll needs of each client. Our business is about establishing and maintaining a strong, productive and value-added relationship with each client.
Checkmate Workforce Solutions


The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. BIA represents more than 400 leading employers in a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, professional services, financial services, health care, hospitality and tourism, public utilities, higher education, insurance, and many others. Member firms employ 89,000 people throughout the state, which represents one in seven private workforce jobs, and contribute $4.5 billion annually to the state’s economy. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators, BIA works to promote a healthy climate for job creation and a strong New Hampshire economy.