Success Stories

A local small business CEO pays it forward by passing on the company’s recent business tax savings to the team that contributes greatly to the company’s success and the causes that they believe in. As a native of the Lakes Region, Ryan Barton wants to live, stay and work in New Hampshire. Ryan started working in the IT industry when he was just twelve years old building websites, and by age sixteen he was successfully doing consulting work. He now serves as the CEO of Mainstay Technologies. Mainstay is a technology-driven company that specializes in providing Information Technology (IT) and Information Security (cyber security) to clients both large and small. Mainstay  supports its team members by matching their employees’ donation dollar for dollar.   Maybe that is why in 2018 and 2019 they were awarded to be among the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ and in 2019 voted for its 3rd ‘Best in Business Award.’ 

When meeting Gayle and Dwight Davis you know right away that they love what they do, and their clients love that they are doing it. Gayle and Dwight both learned firsthand while caring for their respective parents the challenges of caring for someone who is aging. This passion for helping others led them to look at several business opportunities for in-home care companies. They decided in 2014 on the franchise, Senior Helpers located in Stratham, NH. The services range from special care for those with dementia, Parkinsons and other debilitating diseases, to personal and companion care for those looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Senior Helpers offers tailored home services to help those in need to maintain their independence so that they can stay in their homes longer. It is clear that Senior Helpers not only cares deeply for their clients and families but also for their employees.   In March of this year, they were recognized for their efforts by the Great... Read More

Meeting Andrew White, President of Comptus, out in the woods of NH proves that there is a lot going on.  Comptus is a leading producer of wind and environmental sensors, transmitters, and controls. The instruments are designed for commercial and industrial applications where accuracy, durability and reliability are crucial to compete in the market.  The primary markets that Comptus sells to include wind energy, environmental research, building automation, and crane and fountain controls.  

Comptus has applied for and been awarded SBA State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grants over the past few years, which is managed by the NH Office of International Commerce. The STEP Grant funding has helped Andrew to grow his business and have significant success in exporting. The STEP program in New Hampshire is structured to help businesses work through some of the critical aspects of exporting. Some of this help has allowed Andrew to travel to attend trade events and meet clients in... Read More