Member News & Notices
TLC Family Resource Center has Board Member Opportunities
TLC Family Resource Center will celebrate 30 years of serving the Claremont community and surrounding region in 2022. TLC has grown over the past few years and is seeking out new board members to join its team. As a volunteer Board Member, you will be providing support and guidance to an agency that is having a positive impact on the lives of your neighbors and your community every day. TLC provides family support programs, peer recovery services, youth programs, and activities and services for our LGBTQIA+ community. Board Membership is a rewarding experience at TLC and only takes 2-4 hours of your time each month. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity with TLC, contact Stephanie Slayton at or 603-542-1848 ext.322. We would love to connect and learn more about you!
‘Tis the season for winter hats!
From now through the end of the month, get 30 beanies embroidered with your logo for $9.95 each.
Ready to place an order or have a question?
Call us at the shop at (603) 542-2234 or send us an email!

Merrimack Valley SCORE
Online Workshops
Running Social Media Contests
Friday, January 28 at 2 pm
Running a social media competition or contest is a great way to attract and engage audiences, grow awareness of a product or service and it's also very good for business branding. Contests can also be used to build an email list, drive traffic to your website, or simply reward your customers, clients, or guests. Learn what it takes to plan, create, and run a successful social media competition. We will also be reviewing the individual social media platforms T.O.S. (Terms of Service) to ensure you don't violate online requirements as well as making sure any contests that are run comply with any state's laws and regulations.

Register online for this free virtual event today!
Disaster Planning for Small Businesses
Wednesday, February 2 at 2 pm
Practical Ideas for steering your business through a Crisis. What more can you do as a business owner to plan for an unexpected disaster? Looking back, has the pandemic made you think of things you could have done better in the past? What if the next disaster targets your business, possessions, physical or financial health, or security?

Register online for this Free Online Workshop
Cause Marketing and How to Promote it with SBA
Thursday, February 24 at 2pm
Learn what cause marketing is and how and where it can take your business. Customers and clients want to know not only about the products and services you sell and offer but who as a business you are, what your business stands for, and your business's social responsibility. Cause marketing allows a business to showcase and promote a social cause that is important to customers, and it helps to foster brand loyalty.

Register Online for this Free Virtual Event
SCORE offers FREE business mentoring from experienced business leaders and business owners - sign up for a mentor today!
Sullivan County - Destination Development Initiative
Sullivan County Government has partnered with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension to support a Destination Development Initiative for Sullivan County, newly identified as the Sugar River Region, and we want to hear from you!

What is Destination Development? Destination development is a long-term process that depends on strong community buy-in and participation. It involves assessing and improving visitor services and experiences and coordinating communication and marketing. The Sugar River Region Destination Development Initiative is designed to help us grow our visitor economy while improving the quality of life for our residents. 

The survey will take you 5-10 minutes to answer. Your answers will inform a Destination Development Plan for the region that will also feed into related projects: an updated regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and a Sugar River Region Trails Project.

Your responses will be anonymously recorded and aggregated with others.

A Note from Arrowhead Recreation Club
With recent snowmaking and natural snow, Arrowhead has officially opened for tubing/skiing/riding.

Hours; Friday night 6-9PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM and 6-9PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM
Come outside and enjoy winter at Arrowhead.
We still need volunteers to ensure we can open each day, especially tubing lift area, bring a friend, work as a team.

General help.
Inside; cooking, concession, and general assistance.
Ski shop; Working the rental shop fitting skis and snowboards, we will train you.
Instructors for ski and snowboard lessons.
First-aid; requires basic first-aid certification, do not need to be a skier or snowboarder, just required to be on site.
Gives us whatever time you can commit to.

To contact Arrowhead, FB Message us, email or call (603) 542-7016 and leave a message.
First Friday MicroGalleries and More
February 4th 5-7pm
Join us for the opening reception of the CFA Members Exhibit at The New London Inn and Bar Harbor Bank and Trust on Main Street in New London. Also, we hope you will join us at the newest MicroGallery at Prospect Hill Gallery in Sunapee. There will be no receptions at the Blue Loon and Tatewell Falley as Penny Koburger's exhibit continues at the Blue Loon on Maine Street and Lou Winter's exhibit continues at the Tatewell Gallery on Newport Road, in New London.

Plus, come and meet Richard Haynes in a special CFA Opening Reception at the Davidow Center for Art and Design at Cobly-Sawyer College. An American visual storyteller, Richard Haynes uses his art not only to make society aware of the invisible in this world but also to inspire unity. He is a painter, photographer, educator, mentor, and powerful advocate for social justice who currently serves as the Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at the University of New Hampshire.

Stoll and enjoy the art! All exhibits are open during regular business hours as well and go through the end of April. Please be sure to visit our homepage for Covid updates and cancellations. Masks required at all venues.
Rebecca Rule to present for Tapestry Tuesdays, February 15th – 5:30 pm
At the New London Inn, New London, NH

Join The Center for the Arts and author/speaker Rebecca Rule for the evening, as she speaks to us of community, in her NH Humanities Council talk “That Reminds Me of a Story.” Stories speak to us of community. They hold our history and reflect our identity. Rule has made it her mission over the last 20 years to collect stories of New Hampshire, especially those that reflect what’s special about this rocky old place. She’ll tell some of those stories – her favorites are the funny ones - and invite audience members to contribute a few stories of their own.

Rebecca Rule gathers and tells stories of New England, mostly New Hampshire. She is the author of a dozen books. Her latest is That Reminds Me of a Funny Story. Her other titles include Headin’ for the Rhubarb: a NH Dictionary (well kinda) and Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, as well as the children’s books, The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever and N is for NH. For ten years she hosted “The New Hampshire Authors Series” on NHPBS. She currently hosts “Our Hometown” also on NHPBS.

The Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region Tapestry Tuesdays is in its inaugural year and February is the second offering. On the third Tuesday of every month, they will share a variety of events ranging from lectures to poetry readings, to workshops under the title Tapestry Tuesdays. The events will be held at the New London Inn from January through October and the Inn will be providing a special menu for purchase. Most Tapestry Tuesdays are free events please check the website to be sure.
Please note due to Covid-19 masks are required.
Please check our website for updated information.
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Pathway to Micro
Create your own pathway to success with NH SBDC’s new Pathway to Micro program!

Entrepreneurship is an alternative to fulltime employment that can offer you independence and flexibility. Starting a small business may sound daunting, but SBDC has a team of business advisors and educational resources to help you get started.

Who can participate in Pathway to Micro?

The Pathway to Micro program offers unemployed or under-employed individuals* the opportunity to launch a micro business (1-5 employees) of their own. Participants get confidential, highly individualized business assistance at no cost. Specialized education offerings for participants will be rolled out this year.

*People who are working part-time but want full-time employment or those with a job that does not fully use their existing skills, experience and education.

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