Shop Claremont for the Holidays
  1. Make a purchase at a participating business, listed here.
  2. The business will stamp a Shop Claremont for the Holiday card in the amount of your purchase and give you the card.
  3. Once the card is full turn your completed card in at any of the participating businesses for a chance to win their prize. 
The drawing will take place on January 2, 2021.
Additional businesses can register to participate online here.

Member News & Notices
Arrowhead Recreation Club
Anyone who will or thinks they might volunteer this season on the lifts or helping out in the tubing area should attend lift training this coming weekend.
Attend either Saturday December 12th  or Sunday December 13th at 10AM
Will first discuss procedures and general operational functions.
Then go outside for hands on operational procedures and familiarization of operations.
Please think about volunteering this winter. As for winter operational help, we had some experienced help move out of the area so we disparately need help on the lifts, on the tubing area, in the ski shop, ski and snowboard instructors, first-aid and in concessions. Also need help on equipment and lifts for maintenance and repairs.
Gift cards and season passes are available for sale, go to our web site, at to the online store.
To keep both our guest and staff safe during the year of COVID, working with guidance and requirements from CDC, OSHA, State and Ski Industry. Here are some of the new guidelines for the upcoming winter season.
There is much more detail to the guidelines, just highlighting a few areas, plus there are a variety of staff/volunteer guidance changes as well, trying to insure a safe and enjoyable winter season.
• Season pass holders become VIPs, as they will not need a reservation for skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, so purchase your season passes now
• All guests will be asked to complete a onetime online release form and will be asked to check in at the main desk at every visit. This process will aid in the contact tracing processes if a COVID exposure were to occur
• Mask are required at all times with the following exceptions; when eating or taking a break, where social distancing is possible (when not in tubing area or ski/snowboard lift areas). Mask usage exemption also applies to young children and guest or staff that have a medical condition. The state of NH has recently implemented a mask mandate requiring the use of a mask in locations that are open to the public for both inside and outside locations where social distancing cannot be reliably controlled
• Plan to live out of your vehicle. Lodge is to be limited to bathroom use and seating will be divided up for food service use, short term tubing guest (2hr limit) and some all-day seating areas for skiers and snowboarding.
• Lodge capacity will be limited to 64 Guest on the main floor plus the basement function room will be available with up to another 22 guest.
• Upstairs function room is limited to 31 guest. The basement function room will not be available for reservation this season.
• Food service menu has been stream lined to reduce wait time and excessive food handling during the preparation process. Hot food items will be packaged in To-Go packaging
• Tubing sales will be limited to 50 per session, plus allowances for season pass holders to a total capacity of 70
• There will be a reservation system in place
Do you have an incredible project just waiting to happen – one that would grow or strengthen your business, our community, and the local economy – if only you had the funds to make it happen?

Vital Communities is partnering with TLC Mondanock to support community investment in social enterprises in the Route 11 Corridor of New Hampshire with community-based crowdfunding. The Local Crowd Upper Valley invites emerging and established businesses, organizations, and initiatives based in the Claremont, Newport, and Kearsarge Regions of New Hampshire to submit project proposals by December 11, 2020. 

If you are a mission-driven organization that needs a lift, learn more about this opportunity to raise capital and community support at or contact

The Local Crowd Upper Valley is a community-based crowdfunding program helping start-up ventures, early-growth stage companies and community-focused projects find access to capital while building community support.

Interested in learning more about The Local Crowd? Join Claremont MakerSpace on December 16th at 6 PM for an overview, including recent success stories, how to apply, and have any of your questions answered. 

Register for this event below and the Zoom connection information will be shared via email.
Starts Wed Dec 16, 2020, 06:00pm EST
TLC Family Resource Center - Crowdfunding Campaign
For more than 25 years, TLC Family Resource Center has depended on donations from individuals, corporations, private and family foundations, clubs, and communities of faith to maintain its high level of programming for children, youth, and families. 
This giving season we are reaching out and asking you to support our newest fund, Building Connections. We are hosting our first ever Crowdfunding Campaign! Click to learn more.
Sullivan County News
In a way to help show off our region, one of the projects I’m collecting pictures for is to highlight on county war memorials and to display these in a video on our Sullivan County New Hampshire Government Facebook page and through the video banner of pictures on the website  during Memorial Day weekend 2021.  
Yes, lots of advance planning 😊 as I hope to collect pictures capturing all our New England four seasons! If you have, or know anyone who has, pictures that would be great for this project, please feel free to send the pictures to with info about where the memorial is located and who took the picture. 
P.s. War memorials are not the only pictures we would enjoy receiving. If you have other scenic views of the region, don’t hesitate to share those, too. Thank you.
Business Resources & Community Information
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
SBA Working Capital Loans Available
in New Hampshire for Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire due to drought that began on May 26, 2020. 
The loans are available in the following New Hampshire counties: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan.

Additional information available here and here.
Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Twitter: @SBA_NH
Phone: 603-225-1400
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