Sprague Operating Resources


Based in Portsmouth, NH, Sprague is one of the largest independent suppliers of energy products and related services in the Northeast. Its strategically located refined products and materials handling terminals, coupled with its natural gas pipeline capacity, provide unprecedented access to energy products and services. With a deep understanding of each customer’s unique energy needs, Sprague specializes in creating custom-tailored solutions that give businesses greater control over natural gas, fuel, electricity and materials handling costs.



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.




CheckMate Workforce Solutions


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.






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. For more information about the BIA, visit www.BIAofNH.com.