Nancy Sampo: was awarded the 2012 NHBR Business Excellences Award for Manufacturing. Considerations for winning criteria were “determination, industriousness and the ability to come up with innovative solutions that have allowed their businesses to survive and thrive, regardless of economic conditions, and a commitment to serving their communities”. This award highlighted the foundation of what Nancy has known to be her responsibility and goals for her employees and her company.
While working for her fathers’ company in 1989 selling plastic bags to retail stores, her customers wanted an environmental alternative for the 20th anniversary of Earth Day coming up in 1990. The result was a 100% American made, environmentally safe, cotton tote bag. And the concept of Enviro-Tote, Inc. was born. The company now employs 60+ people, who she sincerely values and appreciates.
Nancy has always been interested in giving back to her community. Some of her past interests include: NH Tech College Business Advisory Board Member, Chairperson for the National Association of College Bookstores Environmental Committee, Board of Directors for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, NH Small Business Representative with President Clinton, and Shawmut Bank’s Business Representative for their Business Finance Association Program. She was honored to be the first recipient of the Business Person of the Year 1996-1997 for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Nancy and her husband, Michael, live in Bow NH and have 2 children. Amanda is an incoming senior at Jacksonville University and on the Women’s Rowing Team. Anthony is 19 and is completing his 2nd year in The U.S. Coast Guard.
“I know that supporting the CASA Advocates will be the most meaningful and productive hours that I can give. The Advocates do the work that will change children’s lives. I will be there for anything they need. I would be honored to be on the CASA Board of Directors.”