Member News & Notices
COH Orchestra Pop Up Event
The Claremont Opera House present the COH Orchestra with Director Gerry Grimo performing big band swing, Friday, September 11th, 6pm on the hillside of Arrowhead!

In partnership with Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble, the Claremont Opera House is “going local” this Fall season and launching a monthly concert series with a house orchestra. On September 11th at 6pm, enjoy an evening on the hillside at Arrowhead listening to Gerry and the COH Orchestra play mid-century swing. Gerry will lead an 11 piece ensemble
featuring saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bass, piano, drums and a vocalist.

This partnership is supported by the 2020 Membership Program with the objective of bringing other genres of music to the COH stage. Seating areas will be divided into wet and dry, with 10 feet of social distancing between each seating area. Masks are required except when in assigned seating area. Sweet Fire BBQ will be providing beer/wine service in the wet area, and patrons
are invited to bring a picnic basket with food and refreshments (no outside alcohol). If rain is in the forecast, the event will move inside to the COH stage and follow the outdoor seating plan.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults (21+), $5.00 for students (ages 5-20 seated in the dry area), and free for COH Gold Members. Seating is limited so tickets should be purchased in advance at, or by phone at 603-542-4433.
VRH Welcomes Dr. Joshua Rudner
Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) is pleased to introduce and welcome Dr. Joshua Rudner, DO to Valley Regional Hospital. Dr. Rudner joined VRH as the Emergency Department and EMS Medical Director in November, 2019. Dr. Rudner received his B.A. from Bowdoin College and graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He subsequently completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where he also served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Rudner stayed at Jefferson to complete a fellowship in medical education and continued to work as a member of the hospital’s clinical faculty through 2018. Most recently, prior to joining the team at Valley, Dr. Rudner was an Emergency Medicine physician for LRGHealthcare working in Laconia and Franklin, NH.

Dr. Rudner spoke with VRH to explain more about his position, especially during COVID. Click here to learn more about Dr. Rudner.
SHS Alumni Association Parade Fundraiser
Raffle Ticket Suggested Donation is $5 each.
Prizes include:
(1) $500 Winner
(1) $300 Winner
(1) $200 Winner
(10) $50 Winners
Drawing will be held at the September 16, 2020 SHS Alumni Meeting.
To purchase tickets please call (603) 542-8987 or (603) 504-5702
The Claremont Makerspace and The Red River Charitable Foundation are proud to announce the Claremont MakerSpace Veteran & Military Scholarship has now been expanded to include qualifying applicants spouses.  
Scholarships are up to $500 per person, and will cover 75% of Membership and programming fees. Veterans active duty military or their spouses interested in a scholarship please click here, or email us at to learn more. 
Business Resources & Community Information
Deepening Connections & Understanding Online Summit
Like our country, the Granite State is divided. Let's do something about that!

All Chamber members and supporters are invited to participate in Deepening Connection & Understanding Across New Hampshire's Urban/Rural Divide, an online nonpartisan initiative led by New Hampshire Listens and Urban Rural Action, with support from New Hampshire Humanities. The goal is to build connections, strengthen collaboration skills, and promote understanding across distance and difference in New Hampshire.
We’ll meet four times over the next several months starting on September 10th. The program is open to all New Hampshire residents, 18-plus years of age, who want to build relationships and explore different perspectives. If you're interested in participating, please see the program details and dates + fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page: Questions? Email Joe at
Stay Work Play is kicking off their #NHRockstheVote initiative, in partnership with NH Rocks, with "Absentee & Me" - a webinar to discuss what absentee voting looks like given the concerns of the pandemic.

Join us on Wednesday, September 9 at 1:00p as Open Democracy Action shares the ins and outs of the voting process, answers questions, and how to safely and securely vote this fall.
The Greater Sullivan County Community Relief Fund Continues to Accept Requests
The Funding Steering Committee is still accepting requests for non-profits to access community relief funds. As the current state continues to evolve, the Committee wants to ensure that any non-profit organization in need assistance due to COVID-19 is able to apply for these funds.

We are asking partners to begin to anticipate their needs during the recovery phase of COVID-19. Click here to access the request form if your agencies has unmet needs of any kind, current or anticipated. Please reach out to with questions. 

More about the Community Relief Fund 

Click here for a list of agencies who have been funded.  

Our most recent press release can he found here.
A huge thank you to Sullivan County government, Region 1 IDN and our new partner Sullivan County United Way for their work on this project! 
NH SBA Information & News
September Virtual Line Up

Women's Business Center - Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:00pm EDT
SBA Participating
Thursday, September 3, 2020 – 9:00AM EDT
SBA Participating - Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:00am EDT
SCORE Business Mentor -Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 2:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor -Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6:00pm EDT
Procurement Technical Assistance Center - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:30am EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 6:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 8:30am EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Friday, September 11, 2020 - 8:30am EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:15am EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2:00pm EDT
Small Business Development Center - Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
SCORE Business Mentor - Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Small Business Development Center - Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) There are FAQs on PPP

On August 11th, the SBA and Treasury published Frequently Asked Questions on the Paycheck Protection Program and the Forgiveness Process. 

Learn more here:
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Every Wednesday at 9am
To join the webinar:
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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Twitter: @SBA_NH
Phone: 603-225-1400
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