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February 9, 2012 (Concord, NH). Wednesday night, The Prescription Center, Concord, NH was named the 2012 New Hampshire Retailer of the Year by the Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire. Dennis DiPaolo, Seasonal Specialty Stores, Amherst, NH and RMANH board chairperson, along with Nancy Kyle, President/CEO of RMANH, presented owner Charlie Fanaras with his award at RMANH's 46th Annual Member and Legislative Reception held Wednesday, February 12th, 2012 at the Holiday Inn in Concord, NH.

Each year, the Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire presents a retailer in the state with their NH Retailer of the Year Award. This award is presented to a New Hampshire retailer who has achieved significant success and growth in his or her business and provides excellent customer service. They support retailing locally and at a state level, and their business makes significant contributions to their local community.

Nancy Kyle, President/CEO of RMANH, commented "In a world where few independent pharmacies are surviving, the Prescription Center is thriving.”

The Prescription Center was founded in 1951, with a staff of five family members, and has been a Main Street staple for years. With an employee base of over 60 in two locations, they pride themselves on providing first-class service and customer care, while encouraging a positive work environment.

But one of the things this company is most proud of is their community involvement. They made their first charitable contribution in 1969, and currently provide philanthropic support to many groups and nonprofits. Their employees donate hundreds of hours annually, and are involved in making decisions about charitable contributions. Learn more about them at

Congratulations to owner Charlie Fanaras and the staff at the Prescription Center for being named RMANH’s 2012 NH Retailer of the Year.

The Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire (RMANH) is a statewide, nonprofit trade association representing nearly businesses in the state, from large chains to small independent retailers. Formed in 1966, RMANH serves as the voice of retailing in New Hampshire and concentrates on preserving the state's strong retail climate. For more information on RMANH, check their website at or call the RMANH offices at 603-225-9748.