Governor Sununu Announces $595 Million in Covid-19 Recovery Funds

Governor Chris Sununu announced $595 million in new funding commitments for areas and industries across New Hampshire affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

An initial $400 million has been allocated for the  Main Street Relief Fund which provides emergency financial relief to New Hampshire small for-profit businesses.  

This pre-qualifying request for information has begun and will end in two weeks on              May 29, 2020.  The short time period will ensure relief is quickly provided to mitigate any further dama ge to New Hampshire small businesses, keeping doors open and preserving jobs.  

Every eligible New Hampshire small business desiring to obtain relief must submit the prequalification form with all required information by  May 29, 2020 this is a mandatory requirement.

Today, restaurants in the State of New Hampshire are able to open under new recommended protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our Resource Page  is available 24/7 to help guide you and keep you informed.  

Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of the Chamber staff if you have any comments or questions. We're here for you, and we take that seriously! 

Thank you for everything you're doing in your organizations and in the community to keep everyone safe and healthy. 
Jennifer Wheeler, President
Bobbi Vandenbulcke, Director, Member Partnerships
Kim Lindquist, Director, Events & Marketing
Virtual Connect
Virtual Connect~Special Edition
(Special Day and Time)
Monday, May 18, 2020

As the State of New Hampshire starts to look at reopening, it will be important to understand what these procedures and regulations look like. 

Join the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce for a Special Edition Virtual Connect with Department of Business & Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell. Come prepared with your reopening questions. 

Registration required. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent that will include the zoom meeting information. 

Virtual Business After Hours
Virtual Business After Hours
Sponsored by Revision Energy
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Just because we can't be in the same room, doesn't mean we can't have some fun virtually!  Join the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce for a virtual twist on our Business After Hours.  Bring your evening beverage of choice and enjoy light conversation, connection, and even a little trivia! 

May's Virtual Business After Hours is sponsored by 
ReVision Energy .

Registration required. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent that will include the zoom meeting information. 
Shop Local Rewards Program
Shop Local Rewards Program
**Program Extended**

Spend $250 or more at our local restaurants and retailers between March 20, 2020 and May 31, 2020, turn these receipts into the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce office by June 26, 2020 and you'll be rewarded with $20 in Exeter Area Chamber Gift Certificates. 

Keep your receipts and turn them in by June 26th at the Exeter Area Chamber Office (120 Water Street, Exeter) to receive your $20 in gift certificates. 

Valid purchases include businesses within the 10 communities the Exeter Area Chamber covers (Brentwood, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Kensington, Kingston, Newfields, Newmarket, Raymond and Stratham.)  If outside of these communities, business would need to be a member of the Exeter Area Chamber in good standing. We apologize, but grocery store receipts are exempt from this program. 

Town of Exeter
Let Your Voice Be Heard

During these challenging times, it's important to share what's working and what's not when it comes to the Covid-19 resources that are out there. Nothing is perfect, but things can't be improved if our officials don't know where the problem areas are. 

Provide your input by completing this  Impact Survey, prepared by the Town of Exeter Economic Development Department. By providing this feedback, you're giving your local officials a better understanding of where the true pain points are for your business so they can encourage our representatives to create the most useful tools for our community. 

Please Note: The survey is not exclusive to Exeter businesses. 

We understand that information is constantly changing and being updated.  Please know we are putting forth our best efforts to get the information out to you in a 
timely fashion. 

Be sure to check our Resource Page for the most up to date information. 

Thank you for being a member of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce!
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Thank you to our Weekly Happenings Sponsor: 

Exeter Hospital