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Buddy Phaneuf to speak at Leadership Summit

Buddy Phaneuf has been invited to be a panelist at this year’s NH Leadership Summit, put on by the Granite State Quality Council and the Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern NH University. This year’s event will be held on April 27 on campus at SNHU.

This year’s event will focus on providing both aspiring and senior leaders with strategies to build customer and employee relationships as a nuance of excellent leadership. The agenda will consist of a keynote, panel discussion, breakout groups, and Q&A, and will be followed by a networking reception.

Walt Havenstein, president of BAE Systems and former candidate for NH governor, has been announced as this year’s keynote speaker.

According to Anne Warner, executive director of the Granite State Quality Council, Buddy was chosen to join the panel of business leaders to discuss the innovations he’s made “in building relationships in an industry where they are crucial to continued success as a small family business,” even as corporate entities gobble up market share nationwide.

In addition, Phaneuf Funeral Homes and the Cremation Society of NH were honored in 2013 by the Granite State Quality Council with the Achievement of Excellence – the state’s Baldrige-based Awards and Recognition Program. The program is based on the Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence, which is accepted around the world as the standard for organizational performance excellence.

Phaneuf Funeral Homes earned this recognition, in part, for our customer-focused culture and our approach to strategically grow and sustain a family-owned business in an industry where larger corporate chains are the trend.

“I’m honored to be a part of this great event,” Buddy said, “and I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned about leadership and developing relationships throughout the course of my career.”

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