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Chamber Advertising Opportunity
The Marketing & Membership Committee has been hard at work on our new information booklet and is seeking 3 more members (12 total) to purchase $70 logo ads. We will be printing 750 copies and these will be distributed to current and prospective members throughout the Greater Claremont area.
If you are interested in purchasing an ad please contact Elyse .

A preview of the document can be seen online here .

Thank you
Clark-Mortenson Agency
Doolittles PrintServe
AmComm Wireless
Sugar River Bank
H&R Block
Leahy, Denault, Connair & Hodgman LLP
Claremont Savings Bank
Mascoma Bank
Century 21 Highview Realty
Upcoming Chamber Events - Save the Dates
July Business After Hours
Hosted by Claremont Senior Center
Tuesday, July 9th 5:30pm-7:00pm

GCCC Scholarship Recipients Announced
The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year's Scholarship Fund recipients Robert (Alex) Carpia and Nathanael Frisch.

The Scholarship awards were formally presented at our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2019. Mr. Carpia is the first recipient of our new Continuing Education Scholarship, while Mr. Frisch received our High School Senior Scholarship. The selection process was not an easy one as the Scholarship Committee received many qualified applications, and we wish to congratulate all applicants on their many accomplishments.

Nathanael Frisch is a senior at Claremont Christian Academy with a 4.06 GPA while working part-time and participating in the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Student Internship Program. He also completed over 200 hours of community service during his high school career. These hours include serving meals at the Claremont Soup Kitchen, highway litter clean up, working with the Connect Center and Calvary Baptist Church. Nathanael plans to study Computer Engineering this fall. One of his letters of recommendation reads, "Nate is also a leader. He has great interpersonal skills and willingly takes on additional responsibilities. As head of his class, he leads by example in his studies and attitude toward academics. He is humble and great at encouraging other students."

Robert (Alex) Carpia has just completed his Freshman year at Western Michigan University where he is pursuing a degree in Aviation Flight Science. Alex holds at 3.24 GPA while performing numerous hours of community service with the Civil Air Patrol, ROTC and the Fort at No. 4. He is currently working two jobs while home this summer. One of his employers describes him as; "bringing a very friendly and logical approach to his position. He is great with any customer he has and doesn't shy away from the hard tasks." Alex's letters of recommendation refer to him as "a leader rather than a follower." "He possesses a level of maturity and desire to learn that will lead him to continue being successful both inside and outside of the classroom."

Annually the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund accepts applications from graduating seniors as well as adults continuing their education residing in the Greater Claremont Area. A current member of the Chamber must employ the recipient, parent, or a legal guardian. The recipient must also show evidence of community service hours and hold at least a 3.0-grade point average. The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 organization managed by the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce.  
GCCC Scholarship Committee Member, Courtney Porter, presents High School Scholarship Recipient Nathanael Frisch with his Scholarship Certificate.
GCCC Scholarship Committee Member, Courtney Porter, presents Continuing Education Scholarship Recipient Alex Carpia with his Scholarship Certificate.
Chamber Trophy at the SHS Alumni Parade
Each year staff and members of the Board of Directors select a participant in the Stevens High School Alumni Parade that demonstrates Community Spirit to be awarded the "Chamber Trophy". This year Stevens Class of 1964 earned the bragging rights while celebrating their 55th reunion.
Chamber Member News & Events
Saturday June 15, 2019 from
12 - 3pm at Barnes Park in Claremont

 What is Rural PRIDE?

Rural PRIDE is an annual event hosted by Rural Outright, a community program of TLC Family Resource Center, bringing together and celebrating the area's LGBTQ+ community. Rural PRIDE is free & open to all. 

Sullivan County Delegation News
The Sullivan County Delegation Executive Finance Committee will convene on  Monday, June 17th, 2019 1:00 p.m.,  at the  Unity County Complex, 5 Nursing Home Drive – Ahern Building  to continue discussions on the FY20 budget. Other County business may be discussed during this portion of the meeting. Questions related to this notice may be directed to the Sullivan County Commissioners Office Tel. (603) 863-2560 Monday through Friday 8:00am–4:00pm or by email .

Drawing for tickets to see the New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Starting June 3, 2019 visit any New Hampshire location of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust to enter a drawing for tickets to see the New Hampshire Fisher Cats play on their home field at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. There will be a drawing each week for four weeks, with five winners per week. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming game. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
“Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to sponsor the 2019 season of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats,” said John Mercier, EVP, Chief Lending Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are especially excited to sponsor “Fisher Cat for a Day” scheduled for July 23, which includes so many benefits any young fan would be thrilled to receive. See you at the ballpark!” 
Recycled Percussion - Show Rescheduled to August 10th
The Recycled Percussion show on Saturday, June 22 at the Claremont Opera House has be rescheduled to Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7pm . The postponement is due to a broken leg suffered by Tony Zane, the dancer/roller skater on the current tour. All tickets will be honored for the new date.

Legendary New Hampshire drumming group RECYCLED PERCUSSION is back in the Granite State to rock the Claremont Opera House !

You may have seen them impressing the judges on America’s Got Talent, or even seen them perform in Las Vegas or maybe as they opened the 2017 Super Bowl or on their Award-Winning TV show “Chaos & Kindness”! Maybe, just maybe, you are one of the few that have not seen this amazing show. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth, a Recycled Percussion show always rocks!

Don’t miss this show packed full of surprises and crowd favorites in an incredible turbo-charged performance. Be part of a one of a kind show and relive the journey of the local boys all the way to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas!

Tickets are $37.50 and can be purchased online , by phone at 603-542-4433 or in person at the Opera House Box office in City Hall Complex just inside the front door at 58 Opera House Square.
Have you registered yet?

A $50.00 cash prize will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female age groups.
Free T-Shirts for the first 100 registered participants.

Post race festivities include a BBQ, raffle prizes and award ceremony.
Come join in the fun!
Dogs are Welcome!We welcome your four legged friends to walk with you. However, dogs must be leashed and start at the back of the pack.

Volunteer Opportunity
Children’s Community Lunch is looking for responsible individuals over 18 to supervise our meal sites throughout the summer. (Teens and children are welcome to assist a parent or guardian who has signed up).

  • Volunteers are needed form June 24th-August 23rd, excluding weekends and July 4th.
  • The time commitment is about an hour and 45 minutes each day staffing a site.
  • Volunteers receive coolers of food and an activity box at the site approximately half an hour before meal time, serve meals to children and accompanying adults for an hour, keep track of the required paperwork, do minimal cleanup and return the cooler and activity box to the Claremont Soup Kitchen at close. Meals are served from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
  • A background check is required.
  • Training is offered and required for all volunteers.

For More Information or to Sign up,
Contact Cindy Stevens at (603) 543-3290
or via email.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Pet Drive Results
Thanks to all who participated in Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s first annual Pet Supply Drive held from May 6 thru May 31, 2019. A total of more than 1400 items were collected at branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and included pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, as well as new toys and bedding! 
The local, non-profit animal shelters and humane societies benefitting from these donations are listed below by state.
New Hampshire: Franklin Animal Shelter, Animal Rescue League of NH, Upper Valley Humane Society, Sullivan County Humane Society, Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord, Humane Society for Greater Nashua, We Are Animal Guardians, Animal Rescue League of NH, Sullivan County Humane Society, Lost My Way Animal Shelter
Vermont: Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, Rutland County Humane Society, Random Rescue
Maine: SPCA of Hancock County, Bangor Humane Society, SOS Lubec Cat Shelter, Ark Animal Shelter, Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Midcoast Humane Society
“The Pet Supply Drive addresses a need in our local communities – caring for pets in local animal shelters,” said Joseph Schmitt, SVP/Chief Marketing Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We appreciate all of the contributions. Together we can do more.”
Taverne on the Square is now offering a 15% discount for lunch to all business members of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is served from 11:00am to 4:00pm

For your convenience you may consider calling an hour ahead of your desired pick up time. Then simply pick up your lunch order to go. If you prefer, we will be happy to have it ready to serve to you!

Simply mention promo code: Jasper56
Places we LOVE in
Sullivan County
Choose your favorite outdoor place, building, restaurant, business or historical site. Any place where others can visit is perfect to share. Use your smart phone to snap a photo, then visit bit.ly/LoveSullivan to upload and describe what makes it special to you!
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Announces the Promotion of Emily Ricard
Emily Ricard has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Treasury Services Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. She provides businesses and municipalities throughout New Hampshire and Vermont with enhanced Treasury solutions to help automate their daily banking functions, optimize cash flow and better deploy liquid assets. To learn more about the Treasury Services capabilities of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, please contact Emily Ricard at 603-715-3901. Her office is located at 321 Main Street in New London, New Hampshire.
Emily joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2015 and has held several positions of increased responsibility over the years, having joined the Treasury Services Group in 2018.  Emily is a graduate of Leadership Greater Concord, class of 2018, and holds an associate’s degree from New Hampshire Technical Institute. She resides in Sunapee, New Hampshire and is a member of the steering committee for Capital Area Student Leadership. Outside the office, Emily enjoys skiing, spending time on the lake and traveling. 
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