May Newsletter
Stay in Touch!
If you have an idea or feedback, an event or reason to celebrate, we want to hear from you.

No excuses - we are ready to hear what you have to say. You can even set up an appointment and we'll come to you!
Call us:
Visit the Booth
328 Main St.
New London
Mail (yup, mail)
PO Box 532
New London, NH
Black Fly Logo
Thursday, May 17 at Lake Sunapee CC
Have you signed up yet to play? Register now to get a $15/player discount.
Don't play golf? We could use a few volunteers at the event. Contact the office to offer your help.

Eagle Sponsors


BIRDIE Sponsors
Colby Insurance
Country Spirit Restaurant &Tavern

PAR Sponsors
Barton Insurance Agency
Clarke's Hardware
Fleming Garage Door

BOGIE Sponsors
Beyond Design
Bonin Architects
TDS Telecom

Colby Insurance

HOLE Sponsors
Cleveland, Waters & Bass, P.A. 
Colonial Pharmacy 
Echo Communications 
Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille 
InterTown Record
Mascoma Bank 
Strang, Scott, Giroux & Young, LLP  
Woodcrest Village

GREEN and TEE Sponsors
Auto Advisors
BH&G | The Milestone Team 
Bubba's Bar & Grille 
Chadwick Funeral Servces 
Coldwell Banker Lifestyles 
Elkins Fish & Game
Four Season Sotheby's International Realty
Mount Sunapee Resort 
New London Opticians 
Northcape Design
Pellettieri Associates 
Prana Design Painting 
Sugar River Bank 
Topstone Barber Co.
For Mom, Dad, Grad, Wedding, Coach

Do you know about Local Loot? Learn how you can benefit from this local-first program here. M ake sure your Local Loot sticker is visible so customers know to redeem certificates at your business.
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Take advantage of the promotional support provided by the Chamber office, including event calendar listings, Facebook posts, and mentions in our newsletter. Contact us today!  We look forward to working with you as a strategic partner in furthering your business goals.
Dear LSRCC Members and Friends,
     Something happened today on Main Street, New London that I want to share.
     In the midst of my daily morning routine (putting out the Welcome sign and the American flag), a car passed and honked and I exchanged a big good morning hello and a wave with our neighbors. I was struck in that very moment with enormous gratitude  --you know that "aha" moment -- what a privilege it is to serve as the Chamber Executive Director for this region and to call it home.
     The Lake Sunapee Region is rich in community spirit and loyalty, diverse in commerce and stunning in all seasons. This magical combination results in varied activities for all ages, for both visitors and residents, and a busy time for our business members.
     There are several significant anniversaries this year with the Sunapee Sestercentennial (or 250th) and the New London Hospital Centennial, as well as annual old home days, festivals and fairs, camps, workshops, theater, gallery openings, farmers markets, trails and lakes all within reach. I encourage you to check the chamber website often for member information and add your events to the calendar.
     Spring may have taken her time, but we are ready and excited for all the activity ahead!
Welcome New Members
Check out our new members and their products and services.
Do you know a business or organization in the area that isn't a member yet? Be sure to mention our limited-time discount offer running till May 20. This is a great opportunity for new members to learn about the wide variety of benefits the LSRCC offers. Send them this link to our membership application:

Member Opportunities - ROI
Networking Helps Grow Your Business
Business After Hours (BAH) and Business Before Hours (BBH) are free to LSRCC Members and a great opportunity for networking with your peers to learn about other businesses in the area. 
  • BAH May 3 at CLUE, LLC, 5:30-7 p.m. Details and registration here
  • BAH June 28 at New London Barn Playhouse 5:30-7:30 p.m. Details and registration here
  • BBH July 11 at New London Historical Society. Details to come

4th annual New London Strawberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24
This year, the LSRCC will be on the green with face painting, marionettes and popcorn, and the booth will be open for visitors.  Want to get in on the strawberry fun?
Contact the chamber with your strawberry special during the month of June -- that berry delicious recipe or token to customers or guests -- and we'll help promote it with you!    Already in:
     The Center for the Arts will host the first Lake Sunapee Region Arts Festival in tandem with the Strawberry Festival with demonstrations scheduled throughout the day.
     Spring Ledge Farm will let us know when the berries will be ready for PYO fun.

BIA Roundtable with Hanover & Lebanon Chambers
Thursday, June 14 @ 1-2:30 p.m.
at Hypertherm, 21 Great Hollow Rd., Hanover
Discussion focus: New Hampshire's business climate
Business leaders will be asked to identify challenges affecting their operations. Then as a group we'll rank these challenges from most pressing to least and recommend action steps. Your attendance and participation are greatly appreciated! There is no charge to participate, but we do ask that you RSVP so we can plan appropriately. Use this link to register online or call 603.224.5388, ext. 102.
Member-to-Member opportunities
These chamber members are offering you discounted marketing opportunities because you are also a chamber member.
  • YCN: A discount on their usual fees for interview segments. To utilize any of their services, contact Lynn Solomon
  • The InterTown Record: 5% discount for chamber members on top of contract rates (up to 40%!) View advertising rates here or call 603.927.4028
The Concord Monitor and Valley News have upcoming publications that may benefit you.

Staycation Reference Guide: Featuring Central NH, Sunapee, Monadnock and Lakes Region, showing people they can have fun close to home. The deadline to reserve space for advertising is May 7th. Details here

Destination Sunapee: This local travel publication will be published the week before July 4th in the Concord Monitor, Valley News and Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, and will be written by our editorial staff. The advertising deadline is June 7th. Details here
How to Get the Most from Your Membership
     If you didn't know, one of the benefits to joining the chamber is the ability to become more involved (you often get out what you put in), and there are many ways to do this. One way: join a committee and get to know other chamber members. These are a few of our committees. 
  • Black Fly Golf Tournament (Volunteers needed May 17 for a variety of tasks)
  • NEW! Fall Event: Latin Night at The Livery in Sunapee
  • Membership
  • Marketing
  • Board of Directors (3-year commitment)
If you have interest in becoming involved (or simply attending one meeting to check it out), please contact the office to let them know.
Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce | 603.526.6575 | |
328 Main Street
PO Box 532
New London, NH 03257