Granite Clover Self Storage, which operates four facilities in New Hampshire, has been named Business of the Year in the business-services category by “Business NH Magazine,” a monthly publication focused on business issues in the state. Granite Clover owner Edward Smith accepted the award during a ceremony on May 29.
The magazine recognized New Hampshire businesses in nine categories and also honored a Business Leader of the Year. It has presented annual business awards for 23 years. “The winning organizations come from different industries yet have similar philosophies that tie them together—a drive to lead their industries and a commitment to give back to their communities as much as they can,” the publication said in an article on its website.
Granite Clover opened in 1999 and operates storage facilities in Amherst, Derry, Nashua and Pembroke, N.H. The Derry location is currently undergoing renovations for added security options, according to the source.
Since 2006, Granite Clover has raised more than $400,000 through its charitable organization, Community Business Members Care, and supports several nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves, the source reported. Efforts include assisting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua and Greater Salem by providing packing supplies and storage units for community events, and supporting Marguerite’s Place, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless women and children find housing.
Smith also runs a moving business, College Bound Movers Inc. in Amherst, N.H.; a portable-storage company, MI-BOX New England LLC; and a packing-supplies company, My Daddy’s Boxes. In 2005, College Bound Movers received Business of the Year from “Business NH” in the same category.