President's Awards & Annual Meeting
On June 29th we celebrated at Monarch Farms under a tent our President's Awards and Annual Meeting. Photos are available for viewing on our website.
Networking Events
Are you interested in hosting a summer or fall networking event this year? Email Elyse to talk about specifics today!
Member News & Notices
Incoming Chair, Reggie Greene, President and CEO of Claremont Savings Bank, and NH Bankers President, Kristy Merrill at our virtual annual meeting on June 18, 2021.
Claremont Savings Bank Announces Reggie Greene as New Chair of New Hampshire Bankers Association
The New Hampshire Bankers Association (NH Bankers) elected Officers and Directors for the coming fiscal year during its Annual Meeting held virtually on June 18, 2021. The meeting was well attended, with over 100 members of the New Hampshire Banking industry.
NH Banker members voted to elect Reggie Greene, President and CEO of Claremont Savings Bank, as Chair of the Board for the coming year. Mr. Greene, who previously served as Vice-Chair, is succeeding Rick Wallis, President & CEO of Piscataqua Savings Bank.

I’m honored to serve as Chair of the Board of New Hampshire Bankers Association for the 2021-2022 fiscal year,” said Greene.  “NHBA, led by President Kristy Merrill, represents all banks operating in New Hampshire. I have found NHBA to be a great source of information for banks and to be a strong representative of ours in Concord and Washington D.C. I look forward working more closely with NHBA staff and the Board over the next year,” added Greene.
COH Summer Pop Up Concert - Latin Night with Cuarteto Carioca on August 6th
Based in the Monadnock region, Cuarteto Carioca is dedicated to bringing the vibrant sounds of Latin music to New Hampshire. Their infectious blend of Brazilian Sambas, Choros, and Boss Nova; Cuban boleros and rumbas; and Argentine Tangos bring smiles to faces. As a trio, Jose Lezcano, Christopher Swist, and Marcia Lehninger are master musicians with decades of experience in the worlds of classical and popular music. They blend their individual skills and talents to bring the music of Jobim, Bonfa, Lecuona, Compay Segundo, Gardel, and Piazzolla to audiences. 

On August 6, the trio becomes a cuarteto (quartet) when they are joined by the talented and versatile singer, Jazmina MacNeil. Jazmina is a classically trained mezzo-soprano, and is equally at home performing the popular songs of Brazil, Cuba, and France’s Edith Piaf. 

The Latin sounds of Cuarteto Carioca will be amazing under the stars on the hillside at Arrowhead. You may want to practice your salsa steps to dance in your pod! More information about these talented artists is available here. This concert is sponsored by the Joan and Tom Kane Endowment.

Impact Fairytale Theatre Returns on Mondays @ 10am from July 5 - August 9

North Country Center for the Art’s IMPACT Program, a Touring Children’s Theatre Troupe, will perform a different fairytale every week for six weeks, starting July 5th. Each production travels to different venues throughout the Granite State and features a cast of 4 – 5 professional actors, plus set pieces, costumes, props, original music, and more! These 45- to 60-minute adaptations will be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.

Part of the “Magic of Fairytale Series.” Adaptations, music, and lyrics written by NCCA Producing Artistic Director, Joel Mercier.

TICKETS ARE ONLY $7 per student, $10 per adult, and kids under 5 are free! Group rates available. Performances will take place at the Claremont Opera House.

Vital Communities News
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Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks a full-time Transportation Program Manager to develop and implement community-based projects that work toward a safe, efficient, reliable, equitable, affordable, and multimodal transportation system in the Upper Valley. Successful candidates will have a passion for working collaboratively with community partners, volunteers, and organizations. Qualifications include excellent project management, communication, and collaboration skills, and an understanding of our transportation system as a complex, dynamic system. Full job description at Email resume and cover letter to Vital Communities will begin reviewing applications on July 26, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Details:
City of Claremont Boards, Committees and Commissions
Boards, Committees, and Commissions play an integral role in the community. They are comprised of citizens who generously volunteer their time and expertise. Being a city volunteer is a way to participate in community affairs, to work with interesting people, and to aid in Claremont's development.

Anyone who is a Claremont resident and would like to offer their services is welcome to apply for a seat on the Board, Committee, or Commission of their choice. The City Council, Mayor, or City Manager appoints new members according to the method dictated by city policy.

Sullivan County News
Invitations for Bids/ RFPs
Sullivan County NH government has released a Prospectus for Timber Sale, with proposals due no later than Friday, July 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm. This request for proposal, as well as any updates/addendums, may be viewed on the County's website at the following link:
Questions regarding the request for proposal may be directed to the Meadowsend Consulting Company, Jeremy Turner at or via T. (603) 481-1091. A site review is scheduled on this project for Fri. July 16th at 1PM in Unity NH, junction of Carroll Brook Road/Center Road, 03743.

Sullivan County NH government has released a Request for Proposal for Roof Replacement, with sealed bids due no later than Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm. This request for proposal, as well as any updates/addendums, may be viewed on the County's website at the following link:
Questions regarding the request for proposal may be directed to the Director of Facilities and Operations, Mary Bourque at or via T. (603) 542-9511 ext. 273. A one-time tour is scheduled on this project for Thu. July 29th at 8AM in Newport NH, Woodhull County Complex, 14 Main Street.
Board of Commissioners Meeting Changes
The Commissioners have adjusted their August regular business meetings due to a scheduling conflict. The August meetings will be held on the following days:
  • Wednesday, August 11th, 3:00 PM
  • Place: Newport, NH - County Administration Building, 1st Floor Commissioners Conference Room, 14 Main Street, 03773

  • Monday, August 16th, 3:00 PM
  • Place: Newport, NH - County Administration Building, 1st Floor Commissioners Conference Room, 14 Main Street, 03773

Visit the County's website calendar at, for the latest updates, ways to contact various departments, or, call the Commissioner's Office during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Tel. 603.863-2560. 
Business Resources & Community Information
PPP Forgiveness Training for loans 150K and under
Join us to learn how your small business could be eligible to submit your PPP forgiveness application directly into the SBA’s portal to be reviewed by your lending institution. This training will teach you the system being used, the process and steps you need to take to start the PPP loan forgiveness. It could save you the back and forth between you and your loan officer, it allows you to find out instantly what additional information is needed, AND you get to see where your application is in the process. We will discuss what happens after you submit the application the approximate amount of time it will take and more.
You don’t want to miss this training!
**Loan needs to be $150,000 or under**
July 30th - 10am
League of NH Craftsmen Fair at Mt. Sunapee
The League is planning their annual event for this August 7-15 and is in need of additional volunteers. Do you enjoy attending the fair? Would you be willing to volunteer a few hours of your time? If so please email Ashlee Rowley at the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce for more information.
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