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For more information on participating in any of the above Chamber events please email Elyse Crossman or call (603) 543-1296
Member News & Notices
City of Claremont's Annual July 4th Celebration Information
The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the Annual July 4th Celebration at Monadnock Park will take place on Monday, July 4th. The excitement will begin at 6 PM with many local vendors on hand selling food, drinks, and novelty items. We are excited to have Jester Jigs as our feature entertainment, playing an energetic rock trio covering everything from classic rock to blues and rocked out modern pop hits. The band is great for dancing or listening to and provides an enjoyable experience for all audiences. July 4th is a great time to bring the community together and celebrate! All of these fun events will lead up to the spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 PM to conclude the evening.

This year’s fireworks display is presented by McGee Toyota of Claremont & Claremont Wal-Mart. To help continue the popular July 4th celebration in future years, Claremont Parks & Rec will be asking for a $1 donation at the entrance of Monadnock Park. Your support is greatly appreciated to help continue this tradition; donations for the fireworks fund can also be sent to or dropped off at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St., Claremont, NH 03743, during business hours.

Parking spaces will be available along Broad Street and Pleasant Street. Only handicapped and authorized vendor parking will be allowed at Monadnock Park. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for this event will be on July 5th. Please be sure to visit or like us on Facebook @ClaremontParks for up-to-date schedules and announcements for the July 4th celebration.

Schedule of Events
6:00 PM Food Vendors Open
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Jester Jigs Performance
9:30 PM Fireworks Presented by McGee Toyota of Claremont & Claremont Wal-Mart

Summer Children's Theatre - Fridays at 10am
North Country Center for the Art's IMPACT Program, a Touring CHildren's Theatre Troupe, performs a different fairytale every week for six weeks, starting after 4th of July weekend. Each production travels to different venues throughout the Granite State and features a cast of 4 to 5 professional actors, plus set pieces, costumes, props, original music, and more! Our 45-55 minute adaptations are written to be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. All of our shows are part of the "Magic of Fairytale Series" with adaptations, music & lyrics written by NCCA Producing Artistic Director, Joel Mercier.

July 8 - Sleeping Beauty
July 15 - Lost in Wonderland
July 22 - Neverland
July 29 - Little Red Riding Hood
August 5 - Return to Oz
August 12 - Jack & The Beanstalk

Tickets to all shows:
$10 adults
$3 kids aged 5-18
Free for kids under 5
News from Claremont Savings Bank - NH Bankers Association Elects new Chair, Officers and Directors
The following text is copied directly from the NH Bankers Association website:

The New Hampshire Bankers Association (NH Bankers) elected Officers and Directors for the coming fiscal year during its Annual Meeting held on June 17, 2022. The meeting was well attended, with over 100 members of the New Hampshire Banking industry featuring Governor Sununu as the keynote speaker.

Kristy Merrill, President of NH Bankers said, “I am deeply grateful to our Chair, Reggie Greene, and our board for their support and leadership during the past year. With their steady guidance we were able to effectively advocate to help defeat the proposal for bankers to report to the IRS on customers with transactions over $10,000 and the proposal of a State Bank to hold cannabis proceeds from the State. Working closely with our board, we also hosted our first industry-wide Month of Service and continue to serve as a key resource for all our bank members on issues ranging from regulatory developments to helping attract talent to the industry.” 

NH Banker members voted to extend the board size from 8 to 10 directors and elect Ron Magoon, President/CEO, Franklin Savings Bank, as Chair of the Board for the coming year. Mr. Magoon, who previously served as Vice-Chair, is succeeding Reggie Greene, President & CEO, Claremont Savings Bank. NH Bankers welcomes Joan Gile, President & CEO, Piscataqua Savings Bank, and G. Frank Teas, President & CEO, Millyard Bank to their first 2-year terms.  

Chair: Ron Magoon, President & CEO, Franklin Savings Bank
Vice Chair: Linda Lorden, President, Merrimack County Savings Bank
Treasurer: Jack Clancy, CEO, Enterprise Bank
Secretary: Jim Brannen, President & CEO, First Seacoast Bank

Gary Barr, Market President, TD Bank
Joan Gile, President & CEO, Piscataqua Savings Bank 
Reggie Greene, President & CEO, Claremont Savings Bank 
Chris Logan, President & CEO, Bank of New Hampshire
Ken Sheldon, President, Bank of America
G. Frank Teas, President & CEO, Millyard Bank

Governor Sununu spoke about the State’s successes and our strong position moving into a period of rising interest rates, supply and labor challenges. He updated bankers on what to expect about cryptocurrency and the State’s efforts to address the housing shortage. Attendees also heard from several speakers including Rob Dapice, CEO of New Hampshire Housing, who provided a State of Housing update and an Economic presentation by Jeffrey Thompson from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 
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Mountain View Conference Room Dedication
Mountain View Conference Room, Sullivan House, Claremont NH –
On June 20, 2022, the County Commissioners, Manager and various department heads and staff honored local reporter, Archie Mountain, at the Sullivan House for a special dedication of the "Mountain View Conference Room".
The Sullivan House building is where once was the Daily Eagle Newspaper, where Archie worked for many years until they moved the newspaper to the River Road in Claremont.
After posing for pictures with Commissioners George Hebert, Joe Osgood and Bennie Nelson in front of framed photos that Archie donated to the Sullivan County New Hampshire Government, he unveiled the room dedication plaque that reads ...
  • "In 1958, Archie Mountain began his journalism career working for the Daily Eagle Newspaper in this very building. His articles and photos have been prominently featured in local news publications for over 60 years. Archie is Sullivan County’s storyteller and his work has connected multiple generations. From weekday events to Friday night races at Claremont Speedway, and high school football games on Saturday afternoon, Archie has been there to bring those stories home to all of us. May Archie’s enduring work ethic and love for our community be an inspiration to all."
Thank you, Archie Mountain for all you have done and continue to do for our #SugarRiverRegionNH #NHMadeHere community!
Alison DiPaola Promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Human Recourses Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Alison DiPaola, SHRM-SCP, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing the Bank’s human resource strategy in support of overall business objectives, which includes total value compensation, talent acquisition, performance management, payroll, benefits, and learning and development.
Alison has more than a decade of experience as a human resources professional. She began her career in financial services at Mascoma Bank, where she worked in Retail Banking for two years before transitioning to the role of Payroll Administrator. In 2013, Alison joined Lake Sunapee Bank, which was acquired by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2017, as Employee Services Specialist. She has served in a variety of roles in human resources, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources Manager.
Alison earned her master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Southern New Hampshire University and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management from the University of New Hampshire. She is a 2017 graduate of Northern New England School of Banking and a 2021 graduate of New England School for Financial Studies. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has held the Senior Certified Professional (SCP) designation since 2016.
Alison currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Newport Cal Ripkin Baseball League.
Alison and her husband, TJ, live in Newport, New Hampshire, with their two children.
About the Program
The Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment Program provides awards to local restaurants seeking reimbursement for eligible equipment, infrastructure, and technology purchases up to an award cap of $15,000.
Such purchases must be a result of or in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to be eligible under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

This program is intended to help address workforce issues, consumer expectations, and overall restaurant safety challenges experienced by small, local restaurants across New Hampshire due to COVID-19.

Awards will be issued to applicants for reimbursement of eligible equipment, infrastructure, and technology purchased between November 1, 2021, and July 13, 2022, to help them adapt to service and technology changes due to COVID-19 in the market that can be costly and disruptive.

To receive an award, eligible restaurants must apply by July 13, 2022, but applications will be reviewed and funds awarded on a rolling basis, with monthly funding rounds.  

Applications should be completed and submitted promptly, as they may require follow up and additional documentation or information.
If an award is made, approval by Governor and Council may be required.

Dates & Timelines:
April 21, 2022 – Application Period Opens
July 13, 2022, 4:00 P.M. - Application Period Closes
NOTE: Applications are reviewed and grants awarded on a rolling, monthly basis until program funds are depleted or the application period closes.
The application must be completed and submitted utilizing the GOFERR grant portal by Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 4:00 P.M., including all supporting documentation. In the application portal, a “saved” application will not be considered a “submitted” application.

This program is open to New Hampshire based restaurants, and it is intended to aid primarily full service, eat-in, non-franchise small restaurants.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
  • Have been operating prior to March 20, 2020;
  • Be actively paying Meals & Rooms taxes to the State as a food service establishment;
  • Have annual gross receipts, including all affiliates, at or below $20,000,000, in tax year 2021 or not exceed annual gross receipts per New Hampshire location of $5,000,000;
  • Be submitting expenses for only New Hampshire locations; and
  • Not be:
  • A national chain (locations in 3 or more states),
  • A national franchise (locations in 3 or more states),
  • Delivery or take out only, or
  • Primarily catering.
Each eligible applicant, providing detail and support for eligible expenditures, may receive an award of up to $15,000 per eligible location.
For more information about the Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment Program generally, or the application, please review the program FAQs. If you still have questions, please email

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