Awards & Recognition

Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame recipient 2022

NH Business Review’s Business Excellence Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes the achievements of business owners and operators in New Hampshire.

Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) Presidents’ Community Partner Award 2022

This award honors a nonprofit organization that has partnered with a CCNH member campus to enhance community life in meaningful and measurable ways.

Community Service Award 2022

The Granite YMCA presented the Community Service Award to Northeast Delta Dental for its charitable support and dedication.

Insurance Business of the Year 2021

Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives recognized Businesses of the Year in 10 industry categories.

One of the “Best Companies to Work For” in New Hampshire: Hall of Fame 2003-2004 and 2020-2021

Business NH Magazine lists companies in their Hall of Fame after being named as one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in New Hampshire, four out of five consecutive years.

One of the “Best Companies to Work For” in New Hampshire

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 (five consecutive years), 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (four consecutive years), 2022 and 2023

Business NH Magazine recognizes businesses that go out of their way to create employee-friendly workplaces. Winners are selected based on the combined results of an employee engagement survey and an extensive employer survey, detailing benefits and workplace practices.

Fit–Friendly Worksite – 2015

Northeast Delta Dental is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for employees and was recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.

When Work Works Award – 2010, 2012 & 2014

Formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, When Work Works is a national initiative on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in partnership with the Families and Work Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce, and the Twiga Foundation, recognized Northeast Delta Dental for using workplace flexibility to enhance business and employee success.

New England Higher Education Excellence Award – 2013

By the New England Board of Higher Education and the New England Higher Education Compact, empowered by the Congress of the United States and the Governors and Legislators of the New England States, in grateful recognition of commitment to educational opportunity for all citizens and dedication to the concept of regional cooperation on behalf of New England colleges and universities.

New Hampshire Scholars Business Champion Award – 2012

The NH State Scholars Initiative selected Northeast Delta Dental as a Business Champion in appreciation for its exemplary leadership, commitment, and collaboration with Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton and its statewide support of NH Scholars.

New Hampshire Business Review’s Health Innovator Award – 2011

 “Harvard Pilgrim commends Northeast Delta Dental for their longstanding commitment to employee wellness. Over the past decade, they’ve evolved their wellness programs, creating a true culture of wellness that has measurable benefits for their employees and for the company,” said Beth Roberts, Vice President of Northern New England, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in presenting this award.

New Hampshire Partners in Education Gold Circle Award – 2011

Nominated by Bow High School and Winnisquam Regional Middle School, this award recognizes the outstanding business and community partnerships with schools throughout the Granite State.

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award - 2011

The American Psychological Association honored Northeast Delta Dental with this award for demonstrating how a positive organizational culture and a healthy, high-performing workforce can promote business success and a prosperous future.

Service Above Self Award - 2010

Northeast Delta Dental was praised for its corporate citizenship by the Rotary Club of Saco Bay, Maine, for its support of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, the Counseling Services’ annual Drive Against Child Abuse fundraiser, and innumerable oral health access and awareness initiatives throughout Maine.

American Psychological Association Best Practices Honors – 2010

Through its Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, the American Psychological Association selected Northeast Delta Dental as a Best Practices Honoree for flexible work policies that are “simple, easy to understand and administer, and take both employee and organizational needs into account.”

Flex Friendly Certification – 2010

Announced in an inaugural list of 25 companies, the Flex–Friendly national business recognition program certified Northeast Delta Dental for flexible work schedule policies

Computerworld Laureate Award – 2009

IDG's Computerworld Honors Program recognized Northeast Delta Dental as a Laureate for utilizing Quantum Corporation's DXi disk backup solutions to manage data growth more efficiently and affordably to provide superior service to customers.

Winning Workplaces Hall of Fame – 2009

Winning Workplaces added Northeast Delta Dental to its Hall of Fame to honor its commitment to workplaces that are “Better for People, Better for Business, Better for Society.”

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award – 2009

New Hampshire Psychological Association recognized Northeast Delta Dental for fostering employee health and well–being while enhancing organizational performance.

Age Friendly Certified Employer – 2008, the leading employment service for the age 50+ worker certified Northeast Delta Dental as an Age Friendly Certified Employer after an evaluation of policies and practices that are important to the 50+ candidate and employee.

One of 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008

Great Place to Work® Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) ranked Northeast Delta Dental among the 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America for five consecutive years. This ranking recognizes the best 25 small and 25 medium companies in America using people management strategies successfully to develop organizations with highly productive and satisfied work forces.

Computerworld's Best Practices in Storage Award - 2007

Computerworld selected Northeast Delta Dental to receive a Best Practices in Storage Award in the Innovation and Promise category at its annual Storage Networking World Gala for the selection and implementation of EMC Corporation's EMC CenteraTM and EMC DiskXtender® to meet growing archiving and retrieval demands.

DDPA Communications Awards - 2002, 2005 & 2006

Delta Dental Plans Association awarded Northeast Delta Dental a First Place Award in 2002 and a Silver Award in 2006 for its annual report and awarded it a Silver Award in 2005 for its desk calendar.

Vendor of the Year - 2003

New Hampshire Motor Transport Association (NHMTA) selected Northeast Delta Dental for a second year as its Vendor of the Year, saying its dedication and hard work made the transition of its members into the dental program smoother and the job of its staff easier.

The Newcomen Award by the Newcomen Society of America - 2003

The Newcomen Society of the United States awarded Northeast Delta Dental the Newcomen Award. The Society highlights the values of a free enterprise system and preserves business history. Our history was placed in 3,300 libraries nationwide.

New England Employee Benefits Council - 2002

This regional human resources organization recognized some of our practices as among New England's Best Benefits Practices.

New Hampshire Magazine - 2002

A feature story in 2002 recognized us, among a small group of New Hampshire employers, for our family-friendly practices.

Prevent Child Abuse New Hampshire - 2002

Prevent Child Abuse New Hampshire presented us with a Leadership Award in 2002.

Business in Arts Award - 2002

New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts awarded Northeast Delta Dental a Business in the Arts Award for its ongoing financial and non-financial contributions to New Hampshire arts.

Business of the Year 1997 & 2001

Selected by Business NH Magazine and the New Hampshire Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Northeast Delta Dental was recognized for contributing "to the betterment of community and industry through service over an extended period of time" in the Financial Services/Insurance category. First two-time winner.

Torch Award - 2001

The Better Business Bureau of New Hampshire awarded Northeast Delta Dental a Torch award for integrity and business ethics.

Granite State Quality Achievement Award - 2000

At its Annual Quality Awards Conference, the Granite State Quality Council awarded Northeast Delta Dental a Granite State Quality Achievement Award, based on criteria established nationally for the Malcolm Baldrige Award.