Dam reclamation, electricity generator wins prize

MANCHESTER – Blue2green LLC, a New Hampshire dam reclamation and electricity generation company, was named the inaugural winners of the Tory C. Marandos Foundation – Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Founders Mark Brassard and Andrew Lane received a $5,000 cash prize to start and support their business.

Cosmos and Lynda Marandos and their daughter, Tara, all of Nashua, have donated $100,000 to Southern New Hampshire University’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation in memory of their late son and brother, Tory. The gift created the “Tory C. Marandos Foundation” and will be an endowed fund that will provide a cash award for an annual winner of the “Tory C. Marandos Foundation – Entrepreneurship Challenge.”

Blue2green as well as the other four finalists and five semifinalists received membership in the SNHU CESI entitling them to CESI services.

All active businesses and potential start-up businesses in New Hampshire, with less than three years in business and less than $1 million in annual gross revenue, were eligible to participate.

Tory Marandos died Dec. 12, 2006, at 30.

– MIKE CLEVELAND