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Also taking reservations for BBH & BAH events in 2020!
The Bullpen Ribbon Cutting was held on Wednesday, March 6th. Members of the Chamber, city officials, friends, family and community members attended the event to celebrate The Bullpen opening here in Claremont. 

Pictured left to right are: Donna Judd, GCCC Member; Charlene Lovett, Mayor; Tim Ryan of The Bullpen; Jim Younce, Owner of The Bullpen; Evelyn Goodspeed, Jim's Mother; Cat LaCasce, GCCC Board Member.

The Bullpen is Claremont's Sports collectors store featuring sports cards, memorabilia, Athlete autograph signings and weekly sports card shows on Sundays 9am-2pm
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Sullivan County
Community Grant Program
The Sullivan County Board of Commissioners is accepting grant applications for Fiscal Year 2020  from charitable non-profit organizations that provide services to the entire county, who are seeking public funding to support the delivery of those services to County residents. 

You may view previous year funding recipients; the  County Grant Policy;  and, the grant application at the County’s website on the “ Programs and Grants ” page by clicking here.
Completed grant applications are due to the County Commissioners’ Office no later than  12:00NOON Friday, March 15, 2019. 
If your non-profit is interested in applying and would like to attain a Microsoft Word version of the application (and Excel workbook for your proposed budget) or if you have questions, please contact the Sullivan County Commissioners’ Office, 14 Main Street, Newport, NH, 03773 at (603) 863-2560 or e-mail.
Secure Shred will shred ON SITE as many documents as someone brings in. The event is completely FREE for ANYONE to participate in.

Where the donation comes in.... the more POUNDS of Shred we have - the larger of a donation Secure Shred will make to the United Way of Sullivan County.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Offers Scholarship for High School Senior
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the availability of a $1,500 scholarship for high school graduating seniors who are going on to college. The scholarship is for income eligible applicants who have attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum. There is the potential for 15 awards of $1,500 each. From qualified applicants, one student may be chosen per technical center in the geographic region outlined below. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019. Applications are available at any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and can also be found online at www.barharbor.bank
Students residing in the following counties are eligible:  Maine  – Hancock, Kennebec, Lincoln, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and Washington;  New Hampshire  – Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan;  Vermont  – Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor. 

“Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to offer these scholarships,” said Jack Frost, VP/Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We recognize that education is one of the surest ways for each person to have a fulfilling and successful career. These awards can truly make a difference in helping students and families pay for the cost of a college education.”
Application requirements include a personal statement describing career aspirations and college choice, explanation of leadership and community service, high school transcript, and one-page scholarship application. This scholarship is offered by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. For questions, please contact the Director of Community Giving at 207-667-7100 extension 10986.
Be Ready for an Effective Employee Manual
March 20, 2019 8:30am-12:30pm
Claremont Savings Bank
With a focus on specific situations, this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes that could leave your business open to potentially costly lawsuits. When an employer is sued, the employee manual is often used in court to help establish company policies and potential violations. Incorrectly written, your employee manual can create more problems for you than it solves. You want a manual that protects you and your employees, not one that could be used as evidence against you.

**Prior to this seminar our experts will audit your current employee manual. We’ll return it to you at the seminar with our audit findings and recommendations. And if your organization doesn’t have an employee manual – then we’ll make sure you leave the seminar with a template and a roadmap to create your own!**  

This workshop is a must for: business owners, HR directors, managers and anyone else responsible for dealing with employee rights and concerns.   Register Today!
Turkey Dinner
Claremont Senior Center
Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Claremont Senior Center will have a Turkey Dinner open to public on Saturday, March 23 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. The cost is $10 per person with children under the age of 10 $6.00.
The Baby Quilt Raffle will be drawn at this dinner at 6:00 PM. Raffle tickets are $1.00 per ticket and 6 tickets for $5.00.
Leadership Upper Valley Accepting Applications for 2020
What are the critical issues facing the Upper Valley region? What can we do about them? Explore those questions with an engaging and inspiring group of peers and experts! Join the  Leadership Upper Valley  Class of 2020! Leadership Upper Valley is a great way to network with others, learn about key issues, and grow as a leader.  Find out more and apply by April 30 .     Leadership Upper Valley inspires, educates, and engages leaders to better serve Upper Valley communities.
A HUGE shout out to our 1st 25 Teams! 
Thank you so much for “Steppin’ Up” and kicking off  #SU2019  with a bang!
To date we have well over 30 teams registered! That is OUTSTANDING!
We are well on our way to making our 13th year a smashing success!

If you haven’t yet registered your team, there is still PLENTY of time!
Check out our FirstGiving page to register a team or join a team!
Not sure about using First Giving?
Send us an email and let us know you want to “Step Up” and join the fun!
Places we LOVE in
Sullivan County
Choose your favorite outdoor place, building, restaurant, business or historical site. Any place where others can visit is perfect to share. Use your smart phone to snap a photo, then visit bit.ly/LoveSullivan to upload and describe what makes it special to you!
Taverne on the Square is now offering a 15% discount for lunch to all business members of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is served from 11:00am to 4:00pm

For your convenience you may consider calling an hour ahead of your desired pick up time. Then simply pick up your lunch order to go. If you prefer, we will be happy to have it ready to serve to you!

Simply mention promo code: Jasper56
OSHA 10-Hour Training for General Industry
April 2nd & 3rd
Courtyard Marriott Hanover Lebanon
Is your workplace safe? Are you complying with all the OSHA guidelines and regulations? Attend this 2-day class and learn all about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the guidelines you should follow. Each participant receives an OSHA book that covers various general industry safety and the required OSHA standards.

This training will:
• Introduce participants to OSHA
• Teach attendees how to use the OSHA book
• Train attendees how to identify and control hazards at the workplace
• How to apply the OSHA standards to your organization
• Be engaging, participatory and will use hands-on activities

This training is a must for: Supervisors, managers, and anyone involved in workplace safety should attend this course.

"Casual for a Cause" Program
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors, collected during fourth quarter 2018, and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Healthy Acadia’s DownEast Teen Leadership Camp (Machias, ME), Friends Program, Inc. (Concord, NH), and Vermont Institute for Natural Science (Quechee, VT).

Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program
now accepting grant applications for 2019
 Applications and more information are available online here: http://www.nbrc.gov/ Applications will be due on Friday, May 10 th .
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