Historical Highlights

1989

Fall, 1989
New Hampshire chapter of New England Business Association for Social Responsibility (NEBASR) founded.

1991

November, 1991
NEBASR Third Annual Fall Conference: "Why Good Things Happen to Good Businesses" at The New England Center, University of New Hampshire.

December, 1991
Strategic alliance with New Hampshire College - First NEBASR student chapter.

1992

January, 1992
NEBASR becomes NEBSR - representing Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. 180 members. Office located in Hanover, NH.

1994

March, 1994
NEBSR merges with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).

May, 1994
BSR-NH spring conference: "Managing the Healthy High Performance Business: for People and for Profit".

Fall, 1994
BSR-NH and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) team up for fall workshop/conference series. (8 years running!)

1995

September, 1995
"Go on Tour...with BSR" program launched at Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry, New Hampshire. This successful model was adopted and implemented by the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Network nationwide and has been a staple of NHBSR programming.
Fall, 1996 "The New Hampshire Network Newsletter" debuts.

November, 1996
BSR-NH Fall Workshop: How to Develop a Strategic Community Relations Program.

1998

April, 1998
BSR-NH partners with Business NH Magazine and launches "Breakfast with the Best".

June, 1998
Roundtable Discussion Group series launched at Antioch New England Graduate School.

1999

Fall, 1999
Ten years since the founding of a BSR organization in New Hampshire!

2000

April, 2000
CSR 101: An Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility workshop held at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in Concord.

2001

July, 2001
Network affiliation with BSR ends. BSR-NH officially becomes New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR)!

2002

March, 2002
Attendance records surpassed at Breakfast with the Best; launch of Go on Tour series focusing on the "Top Ten Companies" in the state.

May, 2002
NHBSR Inaugural Event - "official" launch of the organization.

September 5, 2002
PSNH Hosts the first evening Go On Tour

2003

February 20, 2003
Breakfast with the Best the "Top Ten Companies" in the state, 300 attendees.

April 2003
Go On Tour Series continues, with focus on NHBSR Member Companies.

November 2003
NHBSR First Annual Fall Conference; Values Have Value" held in Manchester NH.  75 people in attendance.

2004

February 19, 2004
Breakfast with the Best the "Top Ten Companies in the state, 325+ attendees.

May 13, 2004
Spring Conference: Building a Better World: Purposeful Profits" located in Concord NH. Approximately 150 people attended.

2005

February 2005
Breakfast with the Best the "Top Ten Companies in the state, 370+ attendees.

May 18, 2005
Spring Conference: Mainstream to Value Stream.  Approximately 100 people attended.

May, 2005
Executive Director hired.

June, 2005
Go on Tour series continues with slight change in program, to include seminar.