Weekly Newsletter
GCCC Scholarship Applications Due May 10, 2019
Do you know a high school senior planning to attend a college, university or post-secondary career in technical education program after graduation?

Encourage them to apply for our High School Senior Scholarship .

Are you continuing your education at a college, university of post-secondary career in technical education program?

Would a small scholarship help you achieve your education goals?

We encourage you to apply for our Member Continued Education Scholarship .

Upcoming Chamber Events - Save the Dates
Business Before Hours hosted by Sullivan County Healthcare
Thursday, April 25th 8:00am-10:00am

Business After Hours hosted by Jozach Jewelers
Thursday, May 2nd 5:30pm-7:00pm

GCCC Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 5th 11:00am-1:00pm

Would you be interested in leading an
educational session on a topic of your expertise?

Contact the Chamber today for
more information & to save your spot!

Also taking reservations for BBH & BAH events in 2020!
Chamber Member News & Events
OSHA 10-Hour Training for General Industry
April 2nd & 3rd
Courtyard Marriott Hanover Lebanon
Is your workplace safe? Are you complying with all the OSHA guidelines and regulations? Attend this 2-day class and learn all about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the guidelines you should follow. Each participant receives an OSHA book that covers various general industry safety and the required OSHA standards.

This training will:
• Introduce participants to OSHA
• Teach attendees how to use the OSHA book
• Train attendees how to identify and control hazards at the workplace
• How to apply the OSHA standards to your organization
• Be engaging, participatory and will use hands-on activities

This training is a must for: Supervisors, managers, and anyone involved in workplace safety should attend this course.
Business Bookkeeping Workshop
Thursday, April 11th 5-8pm
at the SCORE Office, 20 W.Park Street Suite 316 Lebanon
The workshop, presented by Ann Hargraves & Susan Davidson, is an “Accounting 101” overview and will teach you a straightforward way to keep “score” with respect to the financial performance and condition of your business. You will learn the fundamentals of financial statements, how they are prepared, and how they help you plan for the future. The venue provides networking with presenters, participants and SCORE mentors and in addition to learning new content and practices, the workshops also offer an opportunity to interact with other local small business owners and prospective business owners.
Sponsored by Ledyard Bank, the fee for the workshop is $30. If you invite your spouse or business partner to attend as your guest, the two of you can attend for $45. Veterans are FREE.  For more information about the workshops or to reserve a spot , visit Upper Valley Score  www.uppervalley.score.org  or call (603) 448-3491.
VRH Occupational Health Open House
Valley Regional Healthcare Awarded Peer Recovery Funds
Valley Regional Healthcare has received a grant that will fund two recovery coaches in their Emergency Department (through The Center for Recovery Resources) to assist individuals with addiction, substance misuse, and related behavioral health needs through peer support/coaching, resource navigation, and community connections, offering the patient a warm hand-off from the Emergency Department to a local service/services, which will help guide them on their recovery path. These include, but are not limited to TLC Family Resource Center, West Central Behavioral Health, NH Works (and other programs that support workforce development), Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Better Life Partners, which The Center for Recovery Resources recently began working with to offer recovery-focused MAT services in The Center.

Claremont Senior Center
Employment Opportunity
Janitorial Work / Light Maintenance
10 hours per week (includes some weekends)
Applications available until April 12, 2019.
Claremont Senior Center
5 Acer Heights Rd. Claremont, NH
(603) 543-5998
Hilary Tetu, Realtor®, joins Galloway Real Estate
Hilary grew up in Claremont and studied at UNH, receiving a degree in Psychology and Business. She worked as a clinical instructor at a school specializing in Autism before moving to Walpole in 2005. After staying home with her three young sons, she began investing in real estate when they began school. She enjoys reading, skiing and tackling renovation projects with her husband on their 1837 home.

Leadership Upper Valley Accepting Applications for 2020
What are the critical issues facing the Upper Valley region? What can we do about them? Explore those questions with an engaging and inspiring group of peers and experts! Join the  Leadership Upper Valley  Class of 2020! Leadership Upper Valley is a great way to network with others, learn about key issues, and grow as a leader.  Find out more and apply by April 30 .     Leadership Upper Valley inspires, educates, and engages leaders to better serve Upper Valley communities.
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

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Offers Scholarship for High School Senior
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the availability of a $1,500 scholarship for high school graduating seniors who are going on to college. The scholarship is for income eligible applicants who have attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum. There is the potential for 15 awards of $1,500 each. From qualified applicants, one student may be chosen per technical center in the geographic region outlined below. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019. Applications are available at any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and can also be found online at www.barharbor.bank
Students residing in the following counties are eligible:  Maine  – Hancock, Kennebec, Lincoln, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and Washington;  New Hampshire  – Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan;  Vermont  – Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor. 

“Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to offer these scholarships,” said Jack Frost, VP/Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We recognize that education is one of the surest ways for each person to have a fulfilling and successful career. These awards can truly make a difference in helping students and families pay for the cost of a college education.”
Application requirements include a personal statement describing career aspirations and college choice, explanation of leadership and community service, high school transcript, and one-page scholarship application. This scholarship is offered by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. For questions, please contact the Director of Community Giving at 207-667-7100 extension 10986.
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!
Community News & Events
CRDC Networking Luncheon and Presentation on our $1.0 million Sullivan County Loan Fund
Capital Regional Development Council (CRDC) is actively seeking to identify small business borrowers and impactful development projects throughout Sullivan County to deploy its substantial loan funds into. Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Claremont MakerSpace.

Please register online or contact Stephen Heavener at 603-496-1875 or by email .
Registration is free but required & Lunch will be provided
Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program
now accepting grant applications for 2019
 Applications and more information are available online here: http://www.nbrc.gov/ Applications will be due on Friday, May 10 th .
UNH Advanced Manufacturing Day
May 23, 2019
Explore the possibilities of partnering with UNH.
An interactive day, with direct access to UNH professors, researchers, industry experts, and government officials.
What to expect:
  • Learn about UNH research topics, including industrial internet of things, biomanufacturing, rapid prototyping,automation/robotics, machining, electronics manufacturing,composites, materials characterization, and more
  • Networking sandpit/speed dating opportunities to exchange ideas with researchers, faculty, scientists, engineers, and industry experts
  • Intensive, interactive, innovative environment
  • Tours of UNH’s John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, Space Science Center, the University Instrumentation Center (UIC), and the UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL)
  • Learn about facilities access to the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center and UIC
  • Expo featuring UNH research centers and business resources 
  • Student poster presentations highlighting the range of advanced manufacturing research at UNH
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and networking reception

Who should attend:
  • Manufacturing plant managers
  • Engineering directors
  • Decision makers 
  • Business development executives 
  • Heads of research or product lines 
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Venture capitalists 
  • Recruiters 
  • UNH faculty and researchers

This event is free, but registration is required. Register early as space is limited.