First Annual - Self Made in New Hampshire
Self Made in New Hampshire is a tribute to people who have truly carved their own place in our state.
Nominees for this award could be people who have started their career from scratch, beginning at the bottom and tirelessly working their way up. They may have spent extra years earning a degree, working full time while taking classes and looking after their family. Or they might just be incredibly hard workers, driven to excel by making their lives and the lives of others a little bit better.
Many people know someone who is a genuine success story in this state. This is your chance to give others the opportunity to share their story and inspire this community.
about the award
The winner of the annual Self Made in New Hampshire award receives a bronze sculpture, “Self Made Man” by acclaimed artist/sculptor Bobbie Carlyle. The piece is Carlyle’s best known work; it depicts a man carving himself out of raw stone. The rotating sculpture stands at about 20 inches tall and is 13 inches wide and is valued at more than $3,000.
The winner’s award is similar to the large sculpture that stands at Brookstone Park in Derry and was commissioned by Harold J. Brooks.
The sculpture perfectly captures the essence of what the Self Made in New Hampshire nominees stand for: People who have taken something out of the ordinary and carved it into an extraordinary career and life.
Brooks Properties was founded in September 1980. It is one of the largest commercial, industrial, and development service providers in Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. With more than 1.5 million square feet of property and locations along Interstate 93, Brooks Properties has attracted many successful companies to the Merrimack Valley area. Its involvement in Self Made in New Hampshire is inspired by the story of founder Harold J. Brooks, who worked his way from being a plumber to a successful business leader in the region.
Business NH Magazine was started in 1983 as New Hampshire’s first statewide monthly business publication. The magazine is known for its in-depth business coverage and special reports, and competitions that celebrate the strength of the state’s business community. Business NH Magazine loves a good business story, and those of Self Made in New Hampshire nominees are uplifting, true-life tales.
LTD Company is a full-service advertising agency located in Bedford since 1985. It handles marketing, public relations, copywriting, graphic and Web design, social media, and special event production for a variety of clients. Self Made in New Hampshire was created by LTD Company to highlight some of the state’s hardest workers, the people who have left positive impressions and lead motivational lives for the rest of us to be inspired from.