Community Resources & News
May 22, 2020
A Word from Our Executive Director

Members, Friends & Colleagues,

My message this week is geared toward area businesses. If your business has experienced any loss from the COVID-19 Pandemic, please submit your pre-qualification information for the Main Street Relief Program. This application must be completed by May 29th. Additional information and a timeline for the remainder of the application process is below.

Most industries/sectors were addressed by the governor last week. If you have additional questions, please reach out to me before Wednesday and
I'd be happy to bring your questions to our partners at the state of New Hampshire.

I hope that everyone is able to relax over the Memorial Day weekend. Please take a moment to remember those who have fought for our country so that we are able to weather storms such as the current situation, and please continue to support individuals and businesses in our community.

As always...If you need assistance, or more information about anything in our newsletters,w e can be reached at the information below. Voicemails left will be returned within 24-hours or the next business day.
Email or call us 603-444-6561 x12

My Best,

Nathan Karol
Recent News & Updates
Main Street Relief Program
This relief program will provide simple, fast, fair relief dollars where they are needed. It will allow businesses to have flexibility in paying bills, mortgages, etc. By focusing on small businesses, it will create a fair process across all market sectors. It is administered by the DRA with a simple grant application.

Last Friday, Governor Sununu announced $595 million in new funding commitments for areas across New Hampshire affected by the COVD-19 public health crisis. All available funding opportunities are listed below.

A  tool provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

This is a flyer you can customize and post to inform your employees and customers about the steps you are taking to protect against the spread of
These are common steps recommended by the CDC, states, and local jurisdictions, as of May 18, 2020. This is not a substitute for guidance from state or local health departments, so please consult those resources as well.

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities.
The form and instructions include several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers
Stay at Home 2.0 Reopening Information for Businesses
click below to access state guidelines or visit
Members - Register for your Free Advertisement in the Caledonian Record!
The Chamber has been offered an opportunity to promote its members through a 6-week advertising campaign with the Caledonian Record in partnership with Casella Waste Systems. This opportunity is FREE to the first 210 Chamber members who sign up via the form below.

The Caledonian Record will run a full page “Always Essential” themed advertisement featuring 35 different businesses each week via a business card sized text ad. The ad series will run every Saturday for 6 weeks beginning Saturday, May 23rd. The feature (which will look similar to the sample ad below, will give businesses an opportunity to feature new hours, updates, or a “see you soon” message, along with contact information. This special opportunity will also be visible in the digital version of the Caledonian Record.

It’s easy! Simply, sign up at the link below. Each week 35 businesses will be featured. You’ll receive an email before your add is featured so you’ll know it’s coming. Once again this opportunity is FREE to Chamber members but limited to 210 advertising spots.

Ad submissions are included on a first come, first served basis. Want a chance at next weeks publication? Submit your ad by Thursday, May 28th at Noon.
Coming Soon - a Real Estate Update
with the Experts at Coldwell Banker Lifestyles
Monday June 8th at Noon

Additional Information and registration
will be available soon for this
Zoom meeting!
Yes! They're Open
Check out who is open and providing services throughout the community.
Golf Courses & Driving Ranges are Opening Statewide
Remember these few simple guidelines to have an enjoyable round... Though there is no guarantee any of these will actually improve your game!
This Week's Featured Members

Each week we pick six members at random from our list of "open and available" businesses and feature them free of charge. Please click their logos to visit their website and learn more about their offerings.
New Social Media Initiatives
Follow The Chamber on Social
for Weekly Reminders

How to Participate.. .

#1 - Make a purchase on the given day
#2 - Take a photo of your purchase
#3 - Post it to social, tag the business &
the Chamber!


Hiring? Post Your Job Openings
if you are currently hiring, please add your job posts through the member portal in addition to other job boards you are using. Over 3,000 people are interacting with our newsletter each week. Not bad eh?
Put the power of the Chamber's network to work for you!
Food Resources
UNH Cooperative Extension
Food Access Map Across NH
A central resource for those needing food and those looking to donate or volunteer in their community.

Dinner Bell
Community Meal

Tuesdays 5 - 6 pm
(take out only )


Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10 am
Sunday 9-9:45 am

Please click the food access map above to locate other area food pantries.

Many pantries are in need of food or cash donations.

Please contact them before making a donation.

Distance Dining Listings

*Restaurant Managers*
Please add your dining establishment to this growing list to let the community know your take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining options and times.

Special thanks to the team at White Mountains Attractions for their efforts in creating this page.
Business and Employee Resources
Grafton Regional Development Corporation
New Hampshire Employment Security
North Country Arts & Culture Organizations -
An Opportunity for Funding via CARES Act!
Campground Opening and Reservations

On Friday May 1, Governor Sununu announced " Campground Opening and Reservations Stay at Home 2.0" as the next step of a phased approach to opening the state for business. Included was the opening of State Park and private campgrounds. We...

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The Governor's Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery (GOFERR) is dedicated to the timely, fair and transparent allocation and disbursement of CARES Act emergency relief funds to COVID-19 pandemic impacted communities, organizations and businesses.

Reopening Task Force
Governor Chris Sununu formed of the Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force, which will develop a plan and oversee the state and private-sector actions needed to reopen New Hampshire's economy while minimizing the adverse impact on public health. Pursuant to RSA 91-A:2, this meeting is open to the public. Click for task force details, meeting schedules, meeting minutes and more.
Health & Wellness Resources
A Message from North Country Home Health & Hospice
Member News
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa   reopened the golf course on May 21, 2020.

The course will be open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm until further notice. Additional policies will be implemented to adhere to the State of New Hampshire's COVID-19 protocols and encourage social distancing.
CASA of New Hampshire

Thank you for your interest in CASA of NH's virtual information sessions! Please use this sign-up form to register. You will receive an email with instructions and a link to the virtual session on Zoom for the date that you selected. If you do...

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"The Roles of Community Health Workers and
Support Specialists During COVID-19"

Weekly Virtual Classes

Living Well at Home with Zoom Virtual Wellness Classes
Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and Wellness Sessions, All FREE!

"Stay Wild" in Our North Country!
Thanks to the Generosity of Several Families, There are Some Great Places to Explore in Sugar Hill ~ Over 600 Acres!

Just For Fun...
Showing Gratitude Over Memorial Day Weekend