Mark Aquilino – Outdoor Pride | One Hundred Club Member in the News

We are pleased to have Outdoor Pride as Founding Members of the One Hundred Club and happy to share their news of being on the Forbes’ 2019 Small Giants, a list of companies that would rather be great than big.

In business for over thirty years, Outdoor Pride is one of the largest landscape and snow management providers in New England. A year-round multi-million dollar commercial management firm based in Manchester, NH, and has several satellite locations located in Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. They employ over 75 year-round employees with up to 350 seasonal employees. Outdoor Pride owns and maintains a large fleet of over 150 pieces of equipment to support their services. Priding themselves on the everlasting values, they embodied a culture of learning and understanding, provide effective and efficient service solutions for customers and establish long term retention based relationships with employees and customers.

To read the Forbes article and about the great things Mark Aquilino and his team at Outdoor Pride are doing CLICK HERE.

The Provident Bank | One Hundred Club Member In The News

The Provident Bank is an innovative, commercial bank that finds solutions for their business and private clients. They are committed to strengthening the economic development of the regions they serve, by working closely with businesses and private clients and delivering superior products and high-touch services to meet their clients banking needs.

We are pleased to have The Provident Bank as Founding Members of the One Hundred Club and we are pleased to share news of their news. Joe Reilly who is also a Founding Member of the Club has been elected Chairman of the Board of The Provident Bank and Provident Bancorp, Inc.

Mr. Reilly has over 40 years in the commercial banking industry and has served on The Provident Bank Board of Directors since 2018. Co-founder of Centrix Bank, the first dedicated commercial bank in New Hampshire, he served as the CEO until Centrix was acquired by Eastern Bank in 2014. Mr. Reilly then became Bank Regional President of Eastern Bank until he retired in 2017.

To read more about The Provident Bank and Mr. Reilly’s new role as Chairman of the Board, click here.

Optima Bank Member Spotlight

This month we are shining the spotlight Optima Bank & Trust, our January Member Social sponsor.

Founded in 2008, Optima Bank & Trust is an award-winning, full-service community bank.

Optima offers highly personalized and responsive service to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations. Optima Bank is committed to helping customers address their ever-changing financial needs.

Optima Bank has seven offices throughout New Hampshire, with a staff of 80 employees, all of whom we believe are among the best bankers you’ll find anywhere.

Dan Morrison serves as Chairman, President and CEO of the Bank. He has over three decades of experience in banking, finance and business management.

His prior banking experience includes positions with First Signature Bank & Trust in Portsmouth, Golden West Financial Corporation in Oakland, CA, and Bank of America in San Francisco.

Dan currently serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, the advisory board of New Hampshire Veterans Count, the advisory board of the Independent Business Council of New Hampshire, and is chairman of the board of the UNH Center for Family Business and the UNH CEO Forum.

Pam Morrison serves as a Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank. She has over 30 years of banking, legal, business and community experience.

Pam is a past Director of Seacoast Local and the Portsmouth Sunrise Rotary Club. She was a Charter Member of the Seacoast Workforce Housing Coalition; a Charter Member, Director, and Treasurer of New Hampshire Home Ownership Preservation for the Elderly; and a Charter Member, past Chair, and past Secretary/Treasurer of the Greater Seacoast Banking Council.

Thank you Optima Bank & Dan and Pam for a wonderful night!

Coastal Design Magazine | One Hundred Club

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is ACCESS to new beginnings.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Marjorie Thorpe, publisher of Coastal Design Magazine, as she outlined the plan to take her idea from concept to publication. 

As she shared her vision with me, her passion and enthusiasm for the project were immediately evident. Flash forward a few short months and Marjorie was proudly handing me an early edition of the completed project – and it is amazing!

Marjorie and her talented team have truly created something special. Their hope is that the magazine will inspire readers with fresh ideas for their homes and gardens and promote in appreciation of the coastal region.

In her “note from the editor” address, Penelope O’Sullivan, editor in chief, States that this is “The start of something big “she goes on to describe this undertaking as only a New Englander can—she likens it to maple syrup making. “You begin with an idea then tap the talent around you to create a new entity, something unique and beautiful that stands on its own, yet reflects the essence of the folks whose work goes into it.”

She goes on to say that “a sense of community develops when you’re part of a team made up of people outstanding in their fields.”

Here at the One Hundred Club we agree with this sentiment. We have witnessed firsthand that “sense of community “ that  exists when talented, passionate, like minded community leaders join in the spirit of social exchange. Magic happens.

The One Hundred Club is proud to be featured in the first edition and proud to have Marjorie, her husband Steve Thorpe, and Coastal Design Magazine as Members of the Club.

Coastal Design Magazine is generously offering complementary copies of the first quarterly edition to One Hundred Club Members. This will be available at the Front Desk on a first come first served basis.This high-quality, quarterly publication is sure to be your next subscription.

Other members of the Club that contributed as sponsors or advertisers are:

The Music Hall 


The Tailgate Tavern

KRB Kitchen and Bath

Bean Group Platinum

Liz Levey-Pruyn ReMax Shoreline

Marcom 4

Legacy Club of Boston

Smuttynose Brewing Co.

The Lighting Center

Rockingham Electric

EnviroVantage | One Hundred Club Member In The News

We are pleased to have New England’s most trusted Environmental & Specialty Services Contractor as a member.

Recently a two-time winner of Business of the Year, EnviroVantage is New England’s most trusted Environmental & Specialty Services Contractor with over 30 years of experience.

Envirovantage has successfully participated in many of New England’s most recognizable landmark projects including the recent abatement and demolition of Dover High School.

Here’s five important facts our members should know about EnviroVantage:

1. EnviroVantage was awarded 2009 Business of the Year for Construction in the State of New Hampshire fromBusiness NHMagazine!

2. EnviroVantage provides Emergency Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

3. Scott Knightly, CEO, was past Chairman of Associated Builders & Contractors NH/VT and is on the Board of Directors for the National Demolition Association.

4. EnviroVantage has nearly three decades of experience.

5. EnviroVantage has over 30 crews working on projects daily.

Foy Insurance Renews Ties with American Independence Museum

Recently, Foy Insurance made an investment of $1,500 to support the American Independence Museum, a financial contribution whose roots extend back nearly 400 years for Co-Owner Jeff Foy.

“I am a direct descendant of Anthony Colby, who was one of the first settlers of Amesbury, Massachusetts where his home, the Macy-Colby house built around 1650, still stands today,” he said. “For so many years growing up, I heard the stories from my grandparents and great-grandparents.”

This interest in history was also encouraged by his schooling.

“I had great history teachers growing up in all levels of school at Sanborn in Kingston, New Hampshire and at UNH,” he added.

For Emma Bray, executive director at the museum, Foy’s enthusiasm and support is important on many levels.

“It gets other people excited about and interested in history and what we are doing here,” she said.

Foy agrees and added, “The museum embodies so many of the things I care about–our national and local history, supporting local enterprises, being part of the fabric of Exeter, making sure young people learn about history…We feel that we succeed when Exeter and the Exeter area is prosperous so we do as much as we can to support it.”

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 5,000 visitors annually and offers a diverse array of programs and events for all ages.

For Foy, history is not just a subject that interests him on a personal level, though, as he noted it is also reflected in his professional narrative.

“Foy Insurance and its predecessors insurance agencies called Elwell Insurance and then Elwell-Collishaw Insurance have been operating in Exeter for 125 years,” he said. “My family is the third family to own it.”

In referencing Foy’s personal and professional story, Bray said it helps to illustrate one very important key concept.

“History is not just something from our deep past,” she said. “It is happening today.”

History can also be predictive of the future.

“I have always looked to the past to predict and prepare for the future,” said Foy.

About Foy Insurance
Foy Insurance Group is a family of Independent Insurance Agencies located in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts with community roots back to 1893. They are one of New England’s largest insurance agencies, representing over 100 insurance companies allowing them to do the insurance shopping for you.

Learn more about Foy Insurance here.

Avery Insurance Named a Top Personal Insurance Agency

Chubb has bestowed its Cornerstone designation on Avery Insurance Agency. Of the approximately 3,600 U.S. personal lines agencies that work with Chubb Personal Risk Services, less than seven percent have earned the Cornerstone designation.

“Avery Insurance has worked with Chubb for the last 16 years,” said Vince Burgey, Chubb’s Boston branch manager. “The agency’s day-to-day commitment to delivering risk management solutions to successful individuals and their families has enabled it to become one of Chubb Personal Risk Service’s top personal insurance producers in the country.”

“We are honored to receive this Cornerstone designation, which shows our dedication to the insurance industry and our commitment to serving our successful clients, who have a unique set of property and liability exposures associated with their lifestyle,” said Tod O’Dowd, Agency Principal.

As a Cornerstone agency, Avery Insurance will receive several benefits, enabling it to address clients’ insurance needs faster and more efficiently. The agency’s staff will be able to work with Chubb’s most experienced underwriters and risk consultants. Chubb will assign a claim specialist to the agency. In addition, agency employees will have preferential access to educational Chubb seminars to enhance their client service and agency management skills.

About Avery Insurance:
Avery Insurance Agency has provided New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and Seacoast area with personalized insurance portfolios and quality services since its founding in 1899.

As a 4th generation, family-owned, independent insurance agent, Avery is committed to providing its clients with the best policies to fit their individualized needs.

Joe Reilly Appointed to Board of Directors

Dave Mansfield, CEO of The Provident Bank, announced today the addition of Joe Reilly to The Provident Bank and Provident Bancorp, Inc. Board of Directors.

“I admire Joe’s vision and courage as the founder of Centrix Bank, the first dedicated Commercial Bank in New Hampshire,” comments Mansfield. “He brings to our Board of Directors the expertise of a successful bank CEO, the character of a dedicated community member, and the respect of the entire banking community. It is an honor to introduce Joe Reilly to our Team.”

Reilly co-founded Centrix Bank in 1999 and served as CEO until 2014. Centrix was established to provide NH a true commercial bank that was focused on helping businesses grow and be successful. The bank reached over $1 billon in assets and was acquired by Eastern Bank in 2014. Reilly became the Eastern Bank Regional President. He retired in December 2017.

“I have a deep respect for everything Joe has accomplished throughout his forty-year career in banking,” continues Mansfield. “He is a pioneer in the banking industry and will bring critical insight, sound judgement and hands-on experience to The Provident as we continue to grow and thrive as a commercial bank.”

Reilly was elected to the Boards of The Provident Bank and Provident Bancorp, Inc. on June 21, 2018.

“I have been watching The Provident’s transformation and growth from a small community bank to an innovative commercial bank over the past several years,” comments Reilly. “The Provident has an outstanding reputation in the banking community for being an innovative institution while maintaining financial strength and sound judgement. Its niche markets in international finance, mergers and acquisitions, search fund lending and renewable energy, are unique in that not many banks its size pursue these financing opportunities. But The Provident is doing it successfully.”

Prior to co-founding Centrix Bank, Reilly was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Lending Officer at Centerpoint Bank. When Centerpoint Bank was acquired, Reilly assumed a senior management position as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking with Bank of New Hampshire. He also worked in various roles at Fleet Bank for twelve years.

“I was particularly intrigued by The Provident’s strategy to pursue a partial IPO in 2015,” continues Reilly. “That kind of well thought out strategy speaks volumes to the great leadership of The Provident’s executive team and board of directors. It is a business model I am comfortable supporting.”

Reilly has been heavily involved in the community throughout his career. He is currently a Trustee and past Chairman of the New Hampshire Institute of Art College, as well as a Trustee of NeighborWorks of Southern New Hampshire. He also serves as the sole independent Director of a newly formed healthcare insurance company in New Hampshire, Tufts Health Freedom Plan. He also serves as Director and Treasurer of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

“Joe Reilly has been an influential member of our community for decades,” comments Arthur Sullivan, Provident Bank Board Member and Principal Partner of Brady Sullivan Properties. “He is known for his leadership in business, his generous philanthropy, and his dedication to our local community. I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with him as a Provident Bank Board member. He is a great addition to our team.”

Reilly’s community involvement has not gone unnoticed. His business and community awards include: 2018 UNH Manchester Granite Award; 2018 NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire David Goodwin Outstanding Neighbor Award; 2016 Granite United Way Live United Award; 2013 Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award; 2012 CMC Charles Whittemore Award; and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Small Business Person of the Year Award. He was also recognized as one of “NH’s Most influential People” by Business NH Magazine in 2012, as Community Banker of the Year by the New Hampshire Bankers Association in 2000, and was one of New Hampshire’s “Leaders for the 21st Century” by Business NH Magazine in 2000. He also received the 2005 Entrepreneurial Venture/Creations Person of the Year Award from the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and was a Moore Center’s 2016 Garden Party Honoree.

“It is an honor to have such an influential member of the banking community join our Board of Directors,” comments Mansfield. “I look forward to working with Joe as The Provident continues to expand its niche markets.”

Reilly earned an MBA from Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts with his wife, Venetia.

About The Provident
The Provident Bank, a subsidiary of Provident Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PVBC), is an innovative, commercial bank that finds solutions for our business and private clients. We are committed to strengthening the economic development of the regions we serve, by working closely with businesses and private clients and delivering superior products and high-touch services to meet their banking needs. The Provident has offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).

Seacoast Helicopters Expands Into Portland

Seacoast Helicopters – which has been flying people on tours of the Seacoast in their trademark red helicopters for six years – is expanding its service to Portland, Maine.

Bruce Cultrera, the president, chief executive officer and founder of Seacoast Helicopters, said this week he hopes his company will start flying tours from the Portland JetPort to destinations around Portland by the end of June.

“It’s kind of the same environment in Portland as it was here when we first started in Portsmouth,” he said about the decision to start flying tours up there too. “It’s a beautiful area, there’s lighthouses, islands and a great waterfront.”

“Plus there’s no helicopter service up there. We thought it looked like a good opportunity for us to expand,” he added.

In Portland, Seacoast Helicopters will offer helicopter tours of the city’s historic downtown, Casco Bay and the numerous islands and lighthouses around Portland, Cultrera said in an interview this week.

He has also inked what he describes as “an exclusive” deal with the owner of Halfway Rock Lighthouse, which is nine miles off the coast.

“You fly out to the island by helicopter and you get a guided tour of the lighthouse and if you want to upgrade the experience we can include a gourmet picnic lunch and you can sit there and watch the whales and the seals,” he said.

Cultrera plans to start the Portland operation with one helicopter but is ready to expand “as the interest dictates.”

“We’ll bring in a second or third one if needed,” he said.

Seacoast Helicopters began as a single pilot operation with just one of its trademark red helicopters and has grown over its six-year history to six red helicopters and nine pilots, Cultrera said.

He believes the company has succeeded and grown because of its commitment to customer service and hard work.

“There’s no substitute for hard work. We’re all extremely passionate about aviation, with very few exemptions we’re all pilots and we run the place like a family business,” he said.

But Cultrera acknowledges the company has benefited “tremendously” from being branded as the company with the “little red helicopters.”

“My first helicopter just happened to be red, but it’s turned into a huge branding thing for us,” he said.

The company, which was the target of some noise complaints when it first started operating in Portsmouth, flies charter trips in addition to tours.

“We’ve flown people to New York on several occasions, Vermont, Connecticut, we’ll fly anywhere they want to go,” he said.

The company is also in the process of trying to get approval to build a new headquarters at the Pease International Tradeport, where they’ve operated for six years.

David Mullen, the executive director of the Pease Development Authority, said the PDA’s technical committee will hold a hearing on Cultrera’s request at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mullen described Seacoast Helicopters as the “little engine that could.”

“He keeps tugging away, tugging away and he’s obviously demonstrated the ability to grow his business,” Mullen said Wednesday. “Obviously something is working if he’s able to do all this and considering adding a second location.”

About Seacoast Helicopters
Seacoast Helicopters brings helicopter services to the New Hampshire Seacoast and its surrounding areas to student pilots, rated pilots, tourists, charter customers, photographers/film makers and utility companies. Located at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth NH, we offer new, well-maintained aircraft for individual rental, scenic tours, aerial photography, FAA Part 133 Utility and Long Line Lift and FAA Part 135 Air Taxi/charter services. Become a pilot by completing our primary and advanced flight instruction by FAA certified flight instructors under FAA Part 61 and Part 141. We are now offering FIXED WING instruction in addition to helicopter training.

Neoscope Ranked Top Provider by Channel Futures

Neoscope Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

Neoscope ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond. As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

“With over 14,000 Managed Services Providers in North America alone it’s a true honor to be recognized in this incredible group,” said Tim Martin of Neoscope. “We share this honor with our amazing clients, staff and business partners.”

Channel Futures is pleased to honor Neoscope For the first time, Channel Futures will also name 10 special award winners, including MSP of the Year, CEO of the Year and one Lifetime Achievement Award
for a career of excellence in the channel. The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

  • Revenue growth and business models
  • Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
  • Business strategies
  • Service deliverables
  • Business tools and automation investments

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About Neoscope
Neoscope acts as your entire IT department or supports your existing IT team across a range of IT services at a predictable, affordable monthly fee. We work within every major vertical industry to provide managed services, security support, customized solutions and products. Neoscope is locally focused with clients from Boston, MA to Portland ME and inland to Manchester, NH but has a national reach for many of our clients. Our certified senior IT professionals understand how vital IT is to your core business functions. Neoscope’s staff consists of certified senior IT professionals who understand that IT is a vital component of core business functions. We work collaboratively to align your critical business objectives with your IT strategy and solutions. Our distinctive proactive IT support keeps your essential IT systems up and running to maximize productivity, reduce costs, and improve your cybersecurity.