New Statewide Program Will Recognize Businesses and Organizations in New Hampshire that Honor, Fortify, Empower and Impact NH Veterans.  Application Deadline 9/30/20.


Concord, NH:   The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services (DMAVS) and NH Employment Security (NHES) have come together to launch a new, statewide Veteran-Friendly Business Recognition Program to publicly recognize New Hampshire businesses and organizations making meaningful efforts to honor, fortify, empower and impact Veteran employees, Veteran customers & consumers, and the NH Veteran community.

The NH Veteran‐Friendly Business Recognition Program serves to:

  • Recognize business that value contributions of Service Members, Veterans & their Families
  • Support military and veteran families by identifying Veteran‐Friendly Businesses
  • Contribute to a broader effort to match talented & skilled Veterans with positions in NH businesses

Businesses and organizations of all types and sizes in New Hampshire are encouraged to apply for recognition.  To apply and be recognized for 2020, applicants must: be based, or have locations, in the State of New Hampshire; be in good standing with the State of New Hampshire; and submit a completed application by 8/30/20.  There is no cost to the business for applying or participating.  For more information or to request an application, contact the Division of Community Based Military Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 271-9215.  Or, visit

“We are grateful New Hampshire now has a formalized way to recognize local businesses that value military experience and desire to supplement it with quality services and rewarding jobs, “ said NH Adjutant General David Mikolaities. “We look forward to celebrating businesses in the Granite State that continue to care for and partner with our veterans and their families.” 

New Hampshire businesses participated in the development of the program.  Jason Grower, Dead River Company Regional Director of Operations, Cmdr, U.S. Navy (Ret.) said “We are extraordinarily proud of our participation in New Hampshire’s Veteran-Friendly Recognition Program, and to support New Hampshire’s veteran community. At Dead River Company, we have a long history of recruiting military veterans. Our motto, ‘delivering on a promise,’ resonates with men and women who are mission-driven to serve others, and we believe it also resonates with the customers we are privileged to serve.” He added, “Through this program, we hope to expand our efforts in the Granite State, and we are grateful for this opportunity.”

More about the NH Veteran-Friendly Business Recognition Program:  Based on guidance from the Adjutant General, representatives from DMAVS, NHES, NextStep Bionics, Inc, Dead River Company, the State Veterans Council and the NH Military Leadership Team worked to create a statewide program that will serve NH Veterans and their families and also the businesses that serve and employ Veterans.  Additional businesses, including the FisherCats and the University of New Hampshire-Northeast Passage, participated in the testing phase of the application. 

In order to recognize and celebrate a broad spectrum of ways in which NH businesses honor, fortify, empower and impact Veterans in New Hampshire, the NH Veteran-Friendly Business Recognition Program offers four levels of recognition—Bronze-Honor, Silver-Fortify, Gold-Empower and Platinum-Impact.  The program is designed to provide businesses with a roadmap to increase their support of Veterans and their families while moving up in levels of recognition.  Applications are quick and easy to complete and will be accepted on an annual basis with the deadline set each year as August 30th.  Recognition will be granted for a 2-year period, then businesses are encouraged to re-apply.  Recognized businesses will be publicly recognized, listed on the DMAVS website, granted access to a program logo for their own promotional use, and will be provided with professional development and Veteran recruiting opportunities through NHES & DMAVS. clomifeno

A logo design contest with a submission deadline of 10/2/20 for NH students in grades 6-12 will establish a logo for the program and engage New Hampshire youth.  For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


More about NH Employment Security  

To learn more about NH Employment Security and how it supports New Hampshire businesses and Veterans seeking employment, visit


More about the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services  

The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services was established legislatively in New Hampshire in 2019.  The Department is led by Major General David Mikolaities, the NH Adjutant General and Warren Perry, Deputy Adjutant General.  The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services consolidated veterans services from across the state including the Division of Veterans Services, the Division of Community Based Military Programs and the State Veterans Cemetery.  The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services shares a mission triad with the New Hampshire National Guard—fight and win our nation’s wars, secure the homeland, and build enduring partnerships.


More information on the Veteran Friendly Business Recognition Program, as well as the application, can be found online at