2023 BOB Awards NH Business Review

Best "Local Bank for Small Business" BOB Award - New Hampshire Business Review

The BOB Awards honor the Best of Business in New Hampshire in over 90 categories. With over 3,000 ballots cast, the BOBs continue to be considered a standard of excellence in New Hampshire’s business community. Bank of New Hampshire was honored in the 2023 statewide readers' survey as the Best Commercial Lender for the third time and for the 11th consecutive year as the Best Local Bank for Small Business.

“We are committed to the success and vitality of small businesses throughout the state, and this recognition is a true testament of that.”




Best of the Lakes Region - The Laconia Daily Sun

In its fourth year, The Laconia Daily Sun’s Best of the Lakes Region program saw about 230,000 votes cast by 40,000 unique voters. The Best Of program invites the Daily Sun’s audience to vote for the best businesses, organizations, and professionals that support, serve, and do business in the Lakes Region. We’re blown away to have received top honors in FIVE categories!

  • Best Bank/Credit Union - Gold
  • Best Customer Service - Gold
  • Best Place to Work - Gold
  • Best Home Mortgage –Gold
  • Best Financial Advisor/Planner –Gold


Financial Services Business of the Decade - Business NH Magazine

We are truly honored to have been named Business of the Decade in the Financial Services category by Business NH Magazine. Business NH Magazine invited the winners of their Business of the Year awards between 2011 and 2019 to apply for the Business of the Decade competition. Bank of New Hampshire was named Business of the Year in 2014. Nearly 50 judges participated in scoring the applications through two rounds of judging to determine the winners in each of the 10 categories for Business of the Decade.

Bank of NH was chosen for its reputation as the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state, with assets exceeding $2 billion and 21 offices throughout New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Key factors in receiving this prestigious award included our commitment to our community through nearly 100,000 volunteer hours and donations to more than 1,500 New Hampshire nonprofits over the last decade. One of our distinct contributions to the banking industry is our ongoing focus on providing quality service to our customers. Our promise to protect our customers, specifically our involvement in helping change New Hampshire law to strengthen fraud protections for elderly individuals. Also, our office network provides superior consumer products and services with unmatched customer service. To meet our customers’ evolving needs, we continue to be at the forefront of technology offering services that include image enabled ATM’s that accept cash and checks for deposit without an envelope or deposit slip, mobile banking and deposits from your web-enabled cell phone, electronic alerts that notify our customers of account activity and mobile wallets. Finally, our commitment to our employees, their successes, their wellbeing and their growth was also a contributing factor to receiving this prestigious award.


Gold Winner in the Services Category for Bank - Union Leader Reader’s Choice Awards

Each year, community members vote for the organizations they love through The Union Leader Reader’s Choice Awards. The Union Leader is the only statewide newspaper in New Hampshire, and more than 41,000 votes were cast this year over a 6-week period.  We are incredibly proud to have been chosen as the Gold Winner of Best Bank, in the Services Category.