6.2021- ARA Certified for PFAS via EPA Method 533

2.8.2021- ARA Receives EBJ Business Achievement Award

12.15.2020 ARA Certified for PFAS via Isotope Dilution

11.17.2020- ARA Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Business

5.28.2020- NHDES Awards ARA 3 Yr $2M PFAS Contract

5.1.2020- ARA Certified for PFAS Testing- 1st Lab in NH

4.1.2020- Working with ARA Amidst "Stay-at-Home" Orders

2.2018-ARA Receives National WBENC Certification  

1.2018- ARA Wins National EBJ Award

1.2018- ARA Success Profiled in Federal Report 




March 9, 2023-  Environmental Business Council of New England presents the EBC Leadership Webinar: The State of the Industry – Architecture, Engineering, and Consulting


March 14-16, 2023- American Water Works Association presents "AWWA Contaminants of Concern Virtual Symposium." focused on various contaminants, strategies for communication and public outreach, monitoring, and treatment. 


March 14, 2023- EnviroWorkshop Boston PFAS Remediation (a Brownfields Coalition of the Northeast Partnership Event) in Waltham, MA


March 24, 2023- Business & Industry Association of NH presents "Small Business Day at the State House." 


April 4, 2023- LSPA Environmental Symposium in Westborough, MA (all day event. ARA is a proud sponsor, swing by our table to say hello!)


April 20, 2023- NHDOT and ACEC-NH hosting the 23rd Annual Technical Transfer Conference in Concord, NH. Proud to sponsor this forum for education, networking and professional exchange of knowledge and innovation.  


May 16, 2023- Proud to sponsor the NHDES Annual Drinking Water Source Protection Conference, organized in partnership with American Ground Water Trust, in Pembroke, NH. 



Coming in 2024: 


April 2-4, 2024- Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), in partnership with NEIWPCC, NESCAUM, & NERC are seeking sponsors for the 2nd Regional NEWMOA PFAS Science Conference in Marlborough, MA, April 2024. 



Check out these Industry Pages for Upcoming Training & Events:




Portland Press Herald: Forever Chemical Risk Identified Throughout Maine; ARA is the Closest Certified PFAS Testing Lab (1/2022)


Portsmouth Herald: Absolute Resource Associates is state's first PFAS testing lab (5/2021)


Environmental Business Journal: ARA Receives 2020 EBJ Business Achievement Award & Profile in Executive Q&A Segment, EBJ Vol XXXIV  (2/2021)

Business NH Magazine: Intriguing Women-Led Businesses: Absolute Resource Associates, A Top Women Led Business in NH (12/2020)

US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Publication: Tackling the Gender Gap: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive (12/17)  (ARA profiled on P 39)

Lab Manager Magazine: "An Alternative Method for PCB Extraction" (4/17)

SeacoastOnline: Stratham Girl Scouts Try on New Hats at Environmental Firm (3/17)

IAQ Radio: ARA CEO Guy Sylvester and colleagues discuss the state of the IAQ Industry on IAQ Radio. Click here to listen online!

Businesses Owned by Women Less Likely to Win US Contracts (2/16)

New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR): Susan Sylvester, 2016 Outstanding Woman in Business (2/16)


SELTNH: ARA Donates Resources & Expertise for Burley Farm (2/16)


Fosters Daily Democrat: 2016 Class of Outstanding Women in Business Honored (2/16)


New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR): NH's New Mold Bill, What You Need to Know (10/15) (by Guy Sylvester & Jean Gennaro)

Healthy Indoors Magazine: NH Joins Growing Number of States with Mold Legislation (see page 17)  (9/15) A Moldy Rollercoaster Ride, Mold Legislation for NH (7/15) Guy Sylvester of ARA Spreads American Lung Association's Mission through Volunteer Efforts (4/15) Business Names & Faces- Sylvester Appointed to Federal Committee (2/15) Women Small Business Parity Act Part of Defense Bill (12/14)

NH Business Review (NHBR): ARA named 2014 Business Excellence Winner (10/14) Sylvester testifies for bill to boost women-owned businesses (8/14)

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