Western White Mountains Chamber
Member E-News
MARCH 9, 2021
2021 New England Brewfest Update
The goal of the New England Brewfest has always been to attract craft beer enthusiasts from across New England to enjoy a wide variety of regional craft beers in the mountains each June. With that goal in mind, it is with great regret that the Western White Mountains Chamber of Commerce, host of the New England Brewfest scheduled for June 2021, has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2021 event. This decision was not an easy one for us to make this year as we haven’t celebrated great beer since 2019!
Hopefully by early summer many of us will be fully vaccinated and the pandemic will be in much better control, but after consulting with various members in our community, staging a large tasting event like ours, that attracts large crowds from many communities would be unsafe and irresponsible. As always, we’ll do what is best for the safety and well-being of our community. It is also our obligation to abide by the guidelines and restrictions implemented by the State of New Hampshire.
We hope everyone stays safe and healthy, and that travel will resume back to some normalcy in the coming months.
In the meantime, please support your local breweries by purchasing craft beer and hosting your own at home tasting events!
New England Brewfest Committee
Local Business Events & Updates
Wednesday, March 10th

Thursday, March 11th

Friday, March 12th

Saturday, March 13th

Sunday, March 14th

Tuesday, March 16th

Do you have an upcoming event or promotion you'd like Chamber member businesses and visitors to know about? Share it with us by emailing your information to [email protected] or submitting it online.

NH SBDC is committed to doing everything we can to help you navigate the challenges your business is facing to recover and reopen as a result of COVID-19.

Thursday, March 11th- COVID Assistance for the Self-Employed

Register for the SBDC webinars here: https://www.nhsbdc.org/education/webinars
Legislative Video Update
Each week BIA’s staff lobbyists provide a video update of top policy concerns affecting employers as they work their way through the New Hampshire legislative session.

Click to listen as Dave Juvet and David Creer discuss paid sick time, increasing the minimum wage, workforce housing, safe harbors, and landfills in this week's Legislative Video Update.

Webinar: Party Politics in our Nation’s Capitol: Insiders’ Perspective
Wednesday, March 10th, 1:00-2:00pm
Join two Washington insiders— DCI Group Managing Partner Brian McCabe, and Bethany Bassett, senior vice president for Rasky Partners— for their perspectives on politics in the nation’s capitol. How will President Biden “bring the country together” amid the political divisions within our country and his own party? Can Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi keep their democratic caucuses composed as the progressive wing pushes its agenda on mainstream House and Senate democrats? Will Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy keep cohesion in their respective chambers as supporters of former President Trump keep his torch aloft while others seek to realign the party without his influence? Our two panelists will answer these questions and more. Bethany Bassett’s Rasky Partners is a leading lobbying firm in DC with deep roots among democratic office holders, including President Biden. Brian McCabe’s DCI Group is a leading lobbying firm with equally deep roots among republicans. Click here to register at no-cost.
Webinar: Vaccine Distribution: The Employer’s Role,
presented by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Friday, March 19th, 11:00 am – Noon
No question, everyone wants to get past the pandemic. The sooner we achieve “herd immunity,” the sooner life will get back to normal. Employers of all shapes and sizes can help by encouraging employees to get vaccinated. BIA is pleased to host a webinar to highlight businesses’ role, dispel myths about COVID-19 vaccines, describe the status of vaccine distribution in New Hampshire, identify resources for employers, and more. Join Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health’s Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, who also serves as the state’s deputy epidemiologist; Jim Potter, president of the NH Medical Society (representing physicians); and Tim Sullivan, vice president of corporate affairs and services for Hitchiner Manufacturing, as we address these and other issues, including your questions, on Fri., March 19th, 11:00 AM-Noon. Click here to register at no-cost.

Croissants & Crossover Registration Now Open!
New legislature. New issues. If you've been following developments at the State House, you know there has been a lot of action. What does it all mean? Get a taste for what's happening behind the scenes at our popular annual event, "Croissants and Crossover." Listen to a panel of leading journalists and political observers break it down, April 9th, 9:00 - 10:00 am.
SCORE Has some great upcoming workshops to help you with your business. Learn effective email & newsletter marketing, get updated on quickbooks, or learn how to navigate the new facebook business.

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The Chamber still has some FREE PPE supplies for your businesses. We have secured some face masks, sanitizing surface spray and sanitizing wipes. These items are available on a first come-first serve basis, please contact the chamber to pick up your FREE PPE! 603-745-6621 or [email protected].
GRDC Small Business Spotlight
This month we sat down with Louis DeAngelis, founder and owner of Effortless Adventure in Plymouth.

"Customers come up to the White Mountains for a unique, outdoor experience- but without a mentor to show you the ropes, it can be challenging to get started. Effortless Adventure tries to fill that role."

Read on to learn how Effortless Adventure is making the outdoors even more fun, even more accessible, and even more...effortless!

If you would like to have your business featured in our Small Business Spotlight, email us at [email protected] or starhere.
Rally School Dates Announced
We've been having a blast driving on a deep base of snow. If you need a winter escape, check out our Rally School dates in March. We recently added these courses, so you'll still find open seats on schools starting on March 8 and 22.
We are all hoping for the summer/fall of 2021 to offer more recreational opportunities. With a positive outlook in mind, we have posted rally courses right into 2022. Now is the time to lock in a date if you're looking to reward yourself. We are being very flexible if you need to cancel or reschedule due to any COVID restrictions. Through this we are doing all we can to make your visit to Team O'Neil as safe as possible, click here to view our current COVID policies.
Common Man Grab & Ski Lunch
Need lunch for your day on the slopes? Check out our new Grab 'n' Ski menu. Order online by 6 p.m. the night before and we'll have your order ready for pick up between 8 - 10 a.m. on your scheduled pick up date. Grab 'n' Ski orders are available Wednesday - Sunday. View our new menu and place your order online at: https://bit.ly/GrabnSkiCMANLincoln
If you have questions related to COVID-19, please visit our website: https://littletonhealthcare.org/covid-19.php 
or call the LRH COVID-19 Hotline at (603) 575-6400.
#MaskUpNewHampshire has launched an additional campaign to help raise awareness around the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and to encourage New Hampshire residents to get theirs when it becomes available to them.
Town Updates
Lincoln Town Offices are currently closed to the public until further notice. This closure is to support efforts to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Town Hall staff will be in the building working in their respective offices and available by phone or email as follows:
Town Manager/Executive Office(603) 745-2757 Email: [email protected]
Planning/Zoning Department:(603) 745-8527 Email: [email protected]
Finance Department:(603) 745-8673 Email: [email protected]
Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office (603) 745-8971 Email: [email protected]
Town Hall hours of operation are Monday - Friday    8AM - 4:30PM     
ALL TOWN BUILDINGS WILL BE RESTRICTED TO THE PUBLIC, ALL NON-ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES, FAMILIES, AND GUESTS. We encourage and request all residents to process motor vehicle renewals, dog licensing, vital record requests, property taxes and water/sewer payment transactions online via www.WoodstockNH.org. If you are not able to access this online option or need assistance with the online portal, we will be available by phone, email, or appointment. Please call 603-745-8752 or email the office at [email protected] if you need this assistance or have a special request we will do our best to accommodate you.

We will continue to monitor all local developments related to COVID-19, and as your Town Officials, we are committed to timely and ongoing communication about any and all changes to our operating status as well as any recommendations to the public from public health and other government officials. Please visit the website frequently for news and updates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for the health and safety of the residents of the Lincoln-Woodstock School District, the School District Moderator and School Board have made the decision to hold the 2021 School District Annual Meeting virtually in accordance with House Bill 1129. 

Public Hearing sessions will be held via the ZOOM platform on March 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM and again on March 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Voting will be held in-person on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Lin-Wood Middle/High School.  
Job Opportunities
Needing to fill open positions as you reopen your business? We're here to help, add your job posting directly to our website or email me to add them for you. Questions on how to add your job? Email [email protected].

Click here to view current list:
The New Hampshire Employment Security launched the COVID-19 Response Recruitment Portal - a new, simple, streamlined approach to connecting job-seekers with employers. It's open now and free of charge for all employers and a great way to get your open positions out to people actively seeking jobs.

  • The portal is free of charge and is available for all New Hampshire employers in all sectors.  
  • Businesses with openings that they would like to post on the recruitment portal need to complete the attached spreadsheet and send it to NHES using the email address below.
Please note that:
  • Each different job title needs to be listed individually on its own line.
  • Positions with multiple openings only need to be listed once.
  • Once completed it should be sent to [email protected].
  • An individual from NHES will then follow-up with you to verify the information provided.
State of NH Updates & NH Reopening Business Task Force
With the onset to the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Chris Sununu formed of the Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force, which will develop a plan and oversee the state and private-sector actions needed to reopen New Hampshire's economy while minimizing the adverse impact on public health. Pursuant to RSA 91-A:2, this meeting is open to the public. Upcoming meeting information, minutes and recordings can be found here: https://www.nheconomy.com/reopeningtaskforce

Current Guidelines can be found here: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/
Upcoming Meetings:
Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:00 am
Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00 am

Call-In Information: Call-in: 1-800-356-8278 or 1-857-444-0744 Pin: 194499

For Public Comments session to request to speak, press 5* If anybody has a problem getting on the call, please call 603-271-0670 or email at [email protected]
Task Force Public Comments Email: [email protected]

Business Frequently Asked Questions
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted questions from business owners seeking to clarify portions of the Universal Guidance, as well as resources to help them continue operations in these unprecedented times. The Department of Business and Economic Affairs has compiled the following list of Frequently Asked Questions and will update as new information becomes available.
Division of Travel & Tourism Updates

The Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA) is pleased to introduce the Open NH website. With residents and visitors eager to find places to go and things to see and do, the Open NH website will provide a comprehensive database of businesses that are open and services that are currently available.

We encourage all tourism businesses to sign up for a free listing on Open NH to let visitors know that you are open and ready to welcome them back. Your business listing will include the following information:
  • New or resuming services offered
  • Hours of operation
  • Amenities
  • Guidelines, restrictions or new requirements
  • Reopening specials or deals
  • Logo and images
To create your listing on Open NH, please click here. It takes just a minute to set up a new account and you can login and update your information at any time. If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

Click and bookmark this page for update state tourism information, marketing plans and previously recorded webinars.
The Division of Travel & Tourism (DTTD) is pleased to announce a free spring webinar series for New Hampshire tourism industry members. The series will feature presentations by DTTD partners and staff, as well as 3 special sessions led by Kelly McDonald, a marketing and advertising specialist who is considered one of the nation’s top experts in consumer trends, generational differences and leveraging the customer experience.

Learn how you can take advantage of the programs offered by DTTD. Register for this free webinar now by clicking here.

Be sure to Save the Dates for these upcoming sessions. Registration is free for all and additional information will be announced shortly.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events! If you have any questions about the webinar series, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
Business Resources
The State of New Hampshire's COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent data available that is reported to the NH Department of Health and Human Services regarding cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with further demographic detail and county of residence. This data is reported daily for public review while also protecting individual privacy and has a NEW LOOK!
Government Officials Contact Information