New Independent Business Council, chaired by Frank Guinta, Advocates for a Win-Win Business Environment in the Granite State
MAY 20, 2013, Manchester, NH – The Independent Business Council of New Hampshire (IBC-NH) formally announces its board of advisors and mission of pro-business advocacy. Encouraged by small business leaders looking for expertise and policy navigation, the IBC was founded in February 2013 by former United States Congressman Frank Guinta.
“New Hampshire’s success depends on the success of our small business owners and entrepreneurs,” said Frank Guinta, the group’s Chairman. “Policymakers can and should understand and support small businesses more, and our organization will aid in making that possible. We see numerous opportunities to increase the benefits of small business to our great state… it’s a win-win outlook that I am proud to be part of.”
The Independent Business Council assists with strategic analysis and organization, issue monitoring and leadership, case management and advocacy, and communications. Members work together on identifying critical issues that can be improved to further strengthen the State’s pro-business reputation.
The IBC’s inaugural Board of Advisors includes:
Andy Crews – CEO, AutoFair
Curtis Coleman – President, Coleman Concrete
Hon. Dick Danais – President, Danais Realty
Mark Ginnard – CEO, NH Steel Fabricators
Dan Morrison – President & CEO, Optima Bank & Trust
Zach Gregg – CEO, IOS Business Centers
Hon. Tom Dublois – President Tokena Corporation
Renee Plummer - President Two International Group, Real Estate Developers.
Mike Benton – CEO, Executive Health & Fitness
Jim Boyle – CEO, Portsmouth Toyota
Bill Root – GM LAARS Heating Systems Company
Larry Thibodeau – President NH Fire Protection
Carl Thibodeau – CEO Tee Enterprises
Laura Morgan – President Morgan Records
Ron Ciotti, Esq. – Partner Hinckley, Allen & Snyder
Rusty McLear, President and CEO, Mill Falls
The Independent Business Council of New Hampshire (IBC-NH) is a member driven organization consisting of entrepreneurs, independent business owners and operators, which provides policy expertise and advocacy for economic and business policies in the State of New Hampshire. Spearheaded by United States Congressman Frank Guinta, the group works to strengthen the economic vitality of New Hampshire through education and connection among agency regulators, government representatives, and business leaders.