October 28, 2014– Susan Sylvester, President of Absolute Resource Associates was recognized tonight at the New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR) Annual Business Excellence Awards Reception in Manchester, NH.

The NHBR Business Excellence Awards Program recognizes the imagination, industriousness, innovation, achievements, and community dedication of the small-business owners in New Hampshire.

Susan began her career in the environmental field 30 years ago. A strong work ethic and smart business sense developed early in her career helped Susan to move easily into management positions at various large environmental firms throughout the East Coast.

An entrepreneur at heart, Susan realized she could own a lab and run it better than any in the industry. She purchased Resource Laboratories, LLC (now Absolute Resource Associates) in 2000. Over the past 14 years, ARA has expanded to meet the ever changing needs of its customers and markets, tripling in revenue, staffing and facility size. Sylvester calls her staff “the best in the business,” and credits the company’s success to their unified and unwavering commitment to excellence,  core values and ethical business practices.

About Absolute Resource Associates:

Absolute Resource Associates is a Woman Owned SBA WOSB, SDB, DBE, NELAC, ISO/IEC 17025 and DoD ELAP accredited small business, providing a broad range of environmental services to clients throughout New England and beyond. Services include Environmental Laboratory Testing, Indoor Air Quality Services and Project Management. The principals and partners of ARA have over 75 years of combined experience in the environmental field and have all been active in both the local and national environmental testing industry for more than two decades. Their experience includes regulatory compliance, information management, quality assurance, operations, and technical expertise in the environmental industry.