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TFMoran former Chief Landscape Architect, Anne Cruess, honored at 2019 GSLA Annual Dinner

Congratulations to Anne Cruess, PLA, ASLA, TFMoran’s former Chief Landscape Architect and a principal, who was honored at the Granite State Landscape Architects (GSLA) Annual Dinner on November 7, 2019 at the Concord Country Club. Randy Knowles, president of GSLA, presented Anne with an award recognizing her contribution to the profession of landscape architecture in the State of New Hampshire and her dedicated service to the American Society of Landscape Architects.  In his presentation to the members of the organization, he spoke of Anne as an individual who has spent her career mentoring emerging professionals and advocating for their profession. Her commitment as a Landscape Architect went beyond her role at TFMoran, Anne was instrumental as an active member of GSLA in the 15-year battle of convincing the House and Senate to pass a licensure bill for Professional Landscape Architects in the State of New Hampshire. A huge effort was made by many of the GSLA members, but Anne’s contributions to the cause, the hours spent meeting with allied professionals, her relentless calls to our politicians in Concord were key in the fight for licensure. The years of hard work and dedication finally came to fruition when the licensure bill was passed on July 24, 2006.  Anne was nominated as the chair of the New Hampshire Board of Landscape Architecture and was an active member of the New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification, as well as an officer of the Granite State Landscape Architects and a National Trustee representing New Hampshire in Washington, DC.

TFMoran was one of the first engineering firms in the state to have a landscape architecture division. Anne Cruess led that division and has since officially retired from TFMoran in 2018, after an accomplished career as a landscape architect. Her career started in 1982 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design, at the University of Massachusetts. She was responsible for designing notable projects in New Hampshire including Kalivas Park in Manchester; Bedford Village Common in Bedford; Bass Island Park in Manchester; Exeter Waterfront Park in Exeter; Rails to Trails project in Nashua; a new College Green at Saint Anselm’s College;  French-Atwood Marketplace in Bedford; master planning for the Londonderry Ecological Industrial Park in Londonderry; and Abingdon Square in Goffstown.

Members of TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture department, along with Anne’s family were proud be a part of this special evening in support of her extensive career and accomplishments as one of New Hampshire’s first Professional Landscape Architects.

Congratulations to Anne!

 

 

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NHBR BOB Awards Voting… Now Open!

TFMoran is proud to be the recipient of the New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB (Best Of Business) Award for the past seven consecutive years, and we would love to make it EIGHT!

BOB Awards 2019 Voting Now Open!

 

 

 

 

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering category, Question 10 in the on-line survey. You must vote for at least 15 questions for the entry to count, and only one vote per person is allowed. The ballot is open until January 17, 2020. So, please hurry and place your vote!

The BOB Awards are a New Hampshire Business Review awards program recognizing the Granite State’s exceptional businesses. The businesses recognized are the ones that offers the best service, pay attention to details, and have the most helpful and eager employees. BOB Award winners from over 90 different categories, ranging from “Best Accounting Firm” to “Best Engineering Firm” to “Best Business Place for Lunch”, are considered to be New Hampshire’s highest-ranking businesses that offer nothing less than exceptional.

The 2020 “Totally 80’s” BOB Awards Party will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Come and join the party for a totally tubular evening of networking, food, and refreshments.

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TFMoran helps to Raise Funds for the 2020 Manchester “March for Babies Run”

March of Dimes held a fundraiser Tuesday night, October 29th, at the Manchester Country Club, in effort to raise money for the March for Babies Run, which is planned for May 16th, 2020. TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess is on the organization’s Board of Directors and attended the fundraiser on Tuesday night.  Last year, $135,000 was raised for the March of Dimes Foundation at their annual fundraiser, and this year the foundation hoped to raise $150,000. Local restaurants and vendors were serving up tasty treats for the attending guests, which exceeded 250 people. A live and silent auction was held throughout the night. Dylan and his daughter Cate left smiling with her winning prize of Yogibo characters! Cate had a fun ride home sitting with her giant turquoise Hugibo beanbag, and her Yogibo Mate Fox and Unicorn.

The Manchester March for Babies Run will be taking place n May of 2020, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. Funds raised will be helping with research, advocacy and programs for the health of all moms and babies.

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Dylan Cruess, COO of TFMoran, honored as one of New Hampshire’s Most Influential Business Leaders

Congratulations to TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess, who was selected as one of New Hampshire’s 200 Most Influential Business Leaders “New Hampshire 200” by New Hampshire Business Review. TFMoran’s principals, along with members of Dylan’s family, attended the New Hampshire 200 Reception, proudly supporting him for this great honor. The celebration was held on October 30, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester for the 200 prominent individuals featured in the NHBR inaugural publication, “New Hampshire 200”.

New Hampshire Business Review conducted a year-long research initiative led by the editors, who dove into looking for the state’s most influential business leaders in the private sector, across major industries. In choosing the individuals for New Hampshire 200, the editors of the NHBR collected suggestions and nominations from industry contacts throughout the state to determine the individuals who have had the greatest impact on New Hampshire’s economy, business climate and quality of life. The business leaders selected have a real influence within their professions, industries and communities, along with making an important and lasting imprint where they live and work.

All the selected individuals for New Hampshire 200 were asked to complete a questionnaire that would allow readers of the publication to get an inside look at the lives of the state’s most influential business leaders. When asked what was the most important business lesson learned, Dylan stated, “There are about two degrees of separation in the business community. It’s vitally important, even in the most challenging circumstances, that you treat people with respect and fairness. Building and maintaining a great reputation and fostering good relationships are crucial.” His advice to those in the same industry is to make a difference in the communities where you live and work. And, to be involved in both industry-related associations, as well as non-profit organizations as an investment that not only benefits your business, but creates a socially conscious culture in your organization.

Dylan joined TFMoran in 2001 after graduating from Bates College earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He then became an owner and took on the role of Chief Operating Officer when TFMoran was transferred to four senior employees in 2013. Focusing on the future, Dylan ensures that TFMoran’s projects have a positive impact on the greater community and strive to make lives better, while balancing environmental impacts.  To read more from the publication, click on this pdf link NHBR NH 200 – Dylan Cruess ~ TFMoran

We thank New Hampshire Business Review and their staff for putting on this special inaugural event which TFMoran was proud to be a sponsor of.

Congratulations to Dylan and to all of the selected New Hampshire 200 for impacting our beautiful State of New Hampshire in so many positive ways!