A.J. LeBlanc Heating, Plumbing and Air Conditioning in Bedford has been named the 2015 Family Business of the Year by the University of New Hampshire Center for Family Business and will be honored at the 5th Annual Family Business Recognition Dinner Tuesday, May 19, at the Manchester Country Club.
LeBlanc Heating was founded in 1928 and has successfully operated under three generations. Today, members from the third and fourth generations are involved in day-to-day operations.
Lifetime achievement awards in recognition of years of commitment to excellence in family business will be presented to Raymond Boissoneau from Electropac in Manchester and Paul Henkel from Electronic Imaging Materials in Keene.
Keynote speaker for the evening is Kyle York, chief marketing officer at Dyn, an Internet performance company. York will share the lessons he learned growing up the middle of five sons in his family's business, Indian Head Athletics in Manchester. York is committed to building a vibrant economy in New Hampshire, and is a strong advocate for family business.
The Center for Family Business, under the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics is sponsored by Baker Newman & Noyes; Harvest Capital; Mass Mutual Financial Group; Moitoza Consulting; Management Planning Inc.; Optima Bank and Trust and Pierce Atwood. It is a membership program to provide owners and mangers of entrepreneurial business with an opportunity to exchange ideas and information and to discuss business challenges and solutions.