Celebrating Corporate Appreciation Season!

We love all of our supporters. You know we do! But our Corporate Partners hold a special place in my heart, and I’m not afraid to show it. For the past three months, we at The Music Hall have been using our social media to acknowledge this incredibly supportive group. Traditionally this demonstration of gratitude has been confined to the month of January, known as Corporate Appreciation Month at The Music Hall. This year, while I wanted to uphold that tradition, I felt the need to expand Corporate Appreciation from one month to a three-month Corporate Appreciation Season. One month is simply not enough time to celebrate our sponsors, this steadfast group; I needed more time to appreciate all 59 of them and all they have made possible.

With time on my mind, as Corporate Appreciation Season winds to a close I wanted to specifically celebrate the commitment of our sponsors, your friends and neighbors who own these local businesses, by drawing your attention to their years – or sometimes even decades – of generosity.

I’ll start with two sponsors this year reaching a milestone 20 years of sponsorship:
Harbour Women’s Health
TMS Architects 

Our double-digit sponsors, celebrating 11 to 19  years of support:
Auger Building Company 
Avery Insurance 
B2W Software 
Beswick Engineering Company, Inc. 
Cocked Hat Ventures
D.F. Richard Energy 
Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC 
Eastern Bank 
Leone, McDonnell and Roberts, PA 
Northeast Delta Dental 
Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service 
Piscataqua Savings Bank 
Prime Buchholz & Associates, Inc. 
The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric 
Wells Fargo Advisors 
Whole Life Health Care 

Celebrating a tenth anniversary this year: 
Digital Prospectors 
The River House of The Labrie Group (our longest standing Season Sponsor!)
Troiano Wealth Advisory Group

Marking three to nine years of sponsorship:
AARP New Hampshire 
Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 
BANKW Staffing, LLC Company 
Carey & Giampa Realtors, LLC 
Chase Construction 
Hampton Ford Hyundai 
Harbor Advisory Corporation 
Kennebunk Savings 
Lake Street Advisors 
Malloy Events 
Meredith Village Savings Bank 
Newburyport Bank 
NH Liquor Commission 
Petersen Engineering 
Portwalk Place 
Raka Creative
Service Credit Union 
University of New Hampshire 

Returning for a second year, despite the uncertainties:
Bangor Savings Bank 
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC 
ReVision Energy 
Summit Supply 

And then a warm welcome to our neighbors who chose this most difficult year to sign on to Corporate Sponsorship for the first time: 
Market Square Architects 
PARMA Recordings 
Sheehan Phinney 

To all The Music Hall’s Corporate Partners, thank you. We could not do what we do without you. Having you by our side this past year was reassuring, inspiring, and motivational. I look forward to working with you all to build economic and social stability for our community as we return to Portsmouth and the region to a bustling, vibrant scene.

Finally, I’d like to close with a special shout out to the Corporate Committee, the team of volunteer leaders who generously contribute their time and talents in service of the Music Hall mission. Members of this committee act as ambassadors for our organization, building the Corporate Partnership program to ensure the success of The Music Hall as a whole. I am sincerely grateful for all that they do and want to say a very special “Thank You” to each member of this committee: Jay McFarland, Chair; Monte Bohanan; Gail VanHoy Carolan; Paul Durham; Mary Horigan; Julia Madden; Hope Martin; Amy McLaughlin; Kim Meyer; Vicki O’Dowd; Jim Pender; and Elisabeth Robinson.