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NEWSLETTER

December, 2016

Presents the 2016

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 5:30—6:30pm Central Square, Downtown Rochester The Special Evening will Include: Nativity Scene Photo Booth courtesy of The Commons Church; Reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Lighting the Tree Mayor Caroline McCarley; Cookie Decorating at the Chamber courtesy of Rochester Child Care Center; Dance Performances Provided By Studio 109 Dance, Voice & Drama; Cookies and hot chocolate provided by Citizens Bank; Holiday Caroling; and a Special Visit from Santa Claus at Federal Savings Bank!

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Events Update

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Membership Update

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Committee Updates

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Members In the News

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Chamber Leadership

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Help Donate Items for the homeless! In conjunction with the Tree Lighting, a collection of children’s items is being held to benefit the Homeless Center for Strafford County! Sponsored By:

Items to be collected include: New Puzzles Ages 12+, New Books Ages 8-17, Paper Towels & Toilet Paper Items may be brought to the Chamber office or Service Credit Union Branches located at 90 S. Main Street and 116 Farmington Road (inside Wal*Mart) through December 16!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016

3:00PM See You at the Parade! See the attached flyer for more information!

Underwritten by:


@GRCCNH

Post your job vacancies on the Chamber’s website at NO CHARGE! As a benefit of your Chamber membership, this public relations service is available to members only at no charge! A ribbon cutting ceremony is usually held when a business opens, moves, expands, is under new management, or celebrating an anniversary!

Members are invited to take advantage of this FREE benefit by telling us how the Chamber has helped your business! Businesses that provide a testimonial will have their business logo and a photo of the person submitting the testimonial featured in an issue of the Chamber’s newsletter, included on the Chamber website and on MetroCast Channel 12 for one month!

Contact the Chamber or complete the attached form and email to membership@rochesternh.org!

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Simply log in to your Member Portal and select Job Postings on the left side! The Chamber’s website receives thousands of visits each month. If you have job vacancies to fill, post them! Visit www.rochesternh.org/Jobs to see a current list of job postings. For assistance logging in, call 603.332.5080.

Don’t Be Left Out of the Welcome to Rochester Packages! Insert your promotional items at no charge in the Welcome to Rochester Packages that are distributed to new businesses that locate to Rochester. Just drop off 50 items to the Chamber office to be included.

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Buy 2 cards, receive 1 card FREE! To Order: Call the Chamber office at (603) 332-5080 or visit www.rochesternh.org where a complete list of participants can also be found!

ONCE LOGGED IN, YOU CAN DO THESE & MORE! Securely Pay Invoices Post Job Vacancies Access & Download Upcoming Event Forms Post Upcoming Community Events Access & Download Benefit Forms Committee Members Can Access Committee Documents Submit Member News & Press Releases Update Directory Listing Information


See the enclosed flyer for details or to register!

The Chamber is pleased to be providing $500 Scholarship(s) to eligible high school students! Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are employed by or have a parent employed by a company that is a member of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship will be paid directly to the attending institution in the student’s second year at a full-time college, university or technical school. Application deadline is March 24, 2017 See the attached scholarship application and guidelines!

2017 Annual Meeting Breakfast DATE & TIME

Friday, January 27, 2017 7:30-9:00am PLACE Frisbie Memorial Hospital Community Education & Conference Center

Sponsored By:

11 Whitehall Rd, Rochester

FEATURING A REPORT FROM 2017 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Matt Beaulieu, Service Credit Union and Introduction of the 2017 Board of Directors

Free for Chamber Members to Attend. RSVP Required. See flyer for details!

Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:00pm—9:30pm at The Red Barn

“Stars & Stripes” Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet Sponsorship Opportunities Available! See Flyer for Details!

Become a Cha mber Schola rship Cha mpion! Invest in Tomorrow’s Future by Dona ting Today Your Chamber is pleased to offer Members the opportunity to be named a Chamber Scholarship Champion by becoming a $100 donor to benefit the annual scholarship given by the Chamber. See the Attached Flyer for More Details!

11th Annual Chamber Showcase Business After Hours! Plans are underway for the 11th Annual Chamber Showcase Business After Hours being held on Thursday, February 23, 2017! The Chamber Showcase serves to provide member businesses, prospective businesses looking to join the Chamber, and the general public with information on Chamber benefits, committees, and events held throughout the year. The event also provides valuable community information. This great event will also feature food items provided by member restaurants and caterers, raffle prizes, networking and more!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! See the attached sponsorship form for more information!


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The Board of Directors and Staff Welcome New Members!

The Board of Directors and Staff Wish to Thank the Members Listed for Renewing Their Chamber Investments!

Grocer, Retail Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy Bill McGlincey 26 Lilac Mall #2 Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: (603) 332-9611 Fax: (603) 332-8602 Email: bill.mcglincey@hannaford.com Web: www.hannaford.com Lilac Mall Hannaford is not your average grocery store. We have a full service Pharmacy, Butcher shop, Dietician, Online Grocery shopping and a wide variety of organic, natural and gluten free items.

Adult Learning Center for Strafford County - 25+ Years Aroma Joe’s Coffee- 2 Years Barrington Family Eyecare- 4 Years Batchelder Sales, Inc.- 5 Years Brox Industries- 25+ Years Chestnut Hill Chimney & Hearth- 4 Years Children’s Dyslexia Centers Seacoast Learning Center- 10 Years Federal Savings Bank- 10 Years Feliciano Limousine LLC- 25+ Years Granite Group Benefits, LLC- 3 Years Groen Construction- 8 Years Harley –Davidson Shop of Rochester—10 Years iHeart Media– 25+ Years Magrilla’s- 1 Year North & South Property Advisors, LLC- 13 Years Peace of Mind Security, LLC- 3 Years Proforma Piper Printing, LLC- 1 Year Rochester Opera House- 17 Years Seacoast RediCare- 25+ Years Service Credit Union- 14 Years Sole City Dance—3 Years St. Thomas Aquinas High School- 7 Years Strafford Wind Symphony- 19 Years Tara Estates- 17 Years The Commons Church- 2 Years The Links at Outlook Golf Course- 8 Years

MEMBER ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITIONS! The Chamber wants to recognize and thank the following members that have 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years of Chamber membership in December!

Federal Savings Bank—10 Years Harley-Davidson Shop of Rochester—10 Years Wentworth Electric—15 Years Those celebrating 10 or 25 years of membership are presented with a special Chamber anniversary plaque for their support. Those celebrating 20 years of membership are presented with a special anniversary plate for their continued support.


NOMINATING COMMITTEE UPDATE 2017 OFFICERS NOMINATED We all lead very busy lives and by the end of the day, all we want to do is go home. Before you head home, you should think about attending the next Business After Hours. I have found these events to be a lot of fun! It gives you a great chance to mingle with others in the Chamber, build relationships and meet new people. One of the best things that can come from going to an event is the excitement that a business owner or employee gets from you showing up. We’re all proud of our accomplishments and we all want to show everyone how hard we work and what a good product or service we have to offer. By showing up, you not only please that hard working person but you might find something out about your community that you didn’t know before. Now isn’t that what the Chamber is all about? Meeting new people, finding out what your community has to offer and supporting the local area businesses can all be accomplished by attending a Business After Hours. Please go to the Chamber website to see when the next Business After Hours is scheduled and I hope to see you there!

In accordance with Article IV of the Chamber’s bylaws, the membership is hereby notified of the following slate of officers who have accepted nomination in 2017. Chairman of the Board Matt Beaulieu Service Credit Union Chairman-Elect Keith Newton D.F. Richard Energy Immediate Past Chairman TJ Jean The Gafney Home Treasurer Anne Brown Daystar, Inc.

Vice Chair, Membership Development Diane DeVries True Marketing Communications Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs Kathleen Lewis Eversource Vice Chair, Events & Fund Raisers Steve Cates Waste Management

In accordance with Article IV of the Chamber’s bylaws, the membership is hereby notified of the following person who has accepted nomination to serve a 3-year term on the board of directors beginning in 2017.

Tori Martin, Yankee Thermal Imaging

Name: Eric DeLorey Hometown: Townsend, MA Education: Suffolk Universities Sawyer Business School Major: Finance Eric DeLorey Employer/Title: Edward Jones, Financial Advisor How long have you worked here: 2 Years What is Your Role: I help individuals and businesses reach their financial goals. Whether its saving for retirement or living in retirement, paying for education, saving money on taxes or preparing for the unexpected. Tell Us Why You Love Your Job: I love getting to know people and learning about what is important to them. I love building a personalized plan that will help them achieve their goals while working together for life to make sure we stay on track. Tell Us What You Like About GRYP: Everyone seems to love to meet new people. Everyone has the same attitude of wanting to further their careers all while being a positive influence in the community. The young professionals group is a great way to get your name and purpose out.

To be featured in an upcoming Young Professional On the Move, simply attend an upcoming meeting and be entered in to win!

If no petition is filed, nominations shall be closed and the nominees shall be declared elected by the Board of Directors at their next meeting. If a legal petition is filed, a ballot election will be arranged as per the bylaws.

RETIRING BOARD MEMBER THANKS Our thanks to the following for their dedicated service serving on the Chamber board of directors. 1 Term (3 Years) Greg Hopkins, HBL Group, LLC Kristy Methot, Holy Rosary Credit Union Bill Powers, Bill Powers Painting

Are you looking to get involved or get your employees more involved?! There are several Chamber committee that always welcome new faces! These committees meet monthly or bi-monthly and provide committee members an opportunity to reach out and connect with other Chamber members, network, stay informed on local and State legislative issues and plan events.

-AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE -GOVERMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE -GREATER ROCHESTER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS -MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Contact the Chamber and tell us how we can involve you and your employees!


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Adult Learning Center for Strafford County has many professional development classes including how to write a resume and job interview skills! Visit www.doveradultlearning.org for a complete list of courses available. Adult Learning Center of Strafford County presents "A Night in Mexico" cooking class on December 2 at Dover High School from 6-9pm. Class fee is $65.Visit www.doveradultlearning.org. Bonney Staffing Center has over 50 immediate job openings in the area in all industries! Applicants can apply online or visit their Portsmouth office at 767 Islington Street! For more information, call 603-431-2121 or visit www.bonneystaffing.com. Children's Museum of New Hampshire upcoming events: December 9, 10, 16 & 17 - Jingle Bell Express For more information on these events and more, visit www.childrens-museum.org! Club Victoire, Inc. recently donated 30 turkeys and all the traditional Thanksgiving meal fixings to Gerry’s Food pantry to benefit their annual Turkey Drive! Compass Home Inspections wants the attention of snow birds & frequent travelers! Compass Home Inspections of Rochester is pleased to offer professional Home Watch Services! Call Steve at 973-4768 or visit www.compasshomeinspection.net for more information. ConvenientMD Urgent Care is offering free flu shots at all of their locations! No appointment is needed and offices are open 7 days a week from 8am - 8pm. For more information, visit www.convenientmd.com. Cornerstone VNA will be hosting a 5-week Holiday Grief Support Group for adults. The goal of the group is to help individuals cope with feelings of grief, loss and sadness in a safe and caring environment. Meetings will take place Mondays from 4-6pm through December 19th at Cornerstone VNA. Registration is not required. For more information, email Nikki at NHopewill@cornerstonevna.org. First United Methodist Church presents their 2nd Annual Hometown Christmas Celebration concert on December 3 at 7pm at their location, 34 South Main Street in Rochester. The event is open to the public and there are sponsorship and advertising opportunities available. For more information, call 948-1225 or visit www.firstumcrochester.org. Frisbie Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce its 30th Annual Lights of Love Ceremony taking place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 4:30 PM. The Ceremony will be held at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Community Education & Conference Center. For more information, call 603-330-8979 or email j.livingston@fmhospital.com. Granite State Choral Society presents their Annual 12 Days of Christmas Raffle from December 1-12! Tickets are $10 each. A prize will be drawn each day! For more information or to purchase tickets, email gschoral@gmail.com or visit www.gschoralsociety.org. Granite State College is now registering students for the Winter 2016 term. Classes will start the week of January 9th. A complete listing of classes available can be found online at www.granite.edu. Granite State College and the YMCA of Strafford County are co-hosting a blood drive on December 2. The blood drive is called #GiveWithMeaning and will be held at Granite State College. For more information call (603) 822-5409 or visit www.granite.edu. Keystone Dental Arts is hosting their annual Our Keystone vs. Hunger Food Drive! Between now and December 9th, Keystone Dental Arts is collecting nonperishable food items and accepting monetary donations to benefit the SHARE Fund & Gerry's Food Pantry. Visit their website for details and stop by their office to donate.

New Hampshire Farm Museum upcoming events: December 17 - A Victorian Christmas For more information or tickets, visit www.farmmuseum.org! Poulin Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram recently donated $2,500 to Spaulding Athletics as part of their community giveback campaign. For every like, share, or comment on the Poulin/Spaulding Athletics Community Giveback Facebook Page, Poulin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram donated $1 with a grand total amount maxing out at $2500. RiverStones Custom Framing will host an exhibit called Art From Memory featuring the work of Saad and Al Hassan Hindal during the month of December. There will be an opening reception on December 1 from 5-7pm. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served. Revolution Taproom & Grill presents Jack Nite Trivia every Wednesday night at 6:30pm. Gather friends and enter your team to play for fantastic prizes! Visit www.revolutiontaproomandgrill.com. Revolution Taproom & Grill is participating in the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl on December 3rd from 1- 5pm! Tickets for the event are $10 in advance or $15 the day of. For more information, visit www.revolutiontaproomandgrill.com! The Rochester Fire Department's annual Toy Bank campaign is seeking donations for new, unwrapped toys and other gift items for local children in need, especially for ages 13-14. For more information on the Rochester Firefighter's annual Toy Bank campaign, contact Cindi Potts at the Rochester Fire Department at 603-335-7545. Rochester Main Street upcoming events: December 3 - Festival of Trees at Studley Flower Gardens, 4-8pm. For more information, visit www.rochestermainstreet.org. Rochester Opera House Upcoming Events: December 3 - Strafford Wind Symphony December 4 - NH Gay Man's Chorus December 8-22 - A Christmas Carol December 10-16 - The Nutcracker December 14 - White Christmas For more information, visit www.rochesteroperahouse.com. Service Credit Union recently donated $15,000 to the NH Food Bank to help feed thousands this holiday season. This is the 11th consecutive year that SCU has made a considerable donation to the organization. Studley Flower Gardens presents their Holiday Open House on December 3rd! Their Holiday Open House is the most magical day of the year at Studley's! They'll be open for extended hours from 8am-8pm! Join them all day for refreshments and get crafty at their DIY Holiday Decor & Holiday Gift Stations! You can also take home Poinsettias at 50% Off and get a free gift with every purchase all weekend. Studley Flower Gardens is offering corporate gift deals. Order Studley's Grown Poinsettias and save 15% off your purchase of 10 or more! Order early for best selection. Local delivery available; regular delivery charges apply. Offer applies to plants 6 inch or larger. Visit www.studleys.com. Willem Verweij & Associates Physical Therapy is pleased to announce they are a Toys for Tots drop off site! They will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for children up to the age 16 at their office located at 36 Industrial Way, Suite 1 in Rochester, NH. They will accept toys Monday through Friday from 7am-5pm up until December 9th. For questions, call

Megan at 603-335-4700.


WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT THE CHAMBER

Granite State College and the YMCA of Strafford County recently co-hosted a Business After Hours!

The Chamber wishes to extend the very best of luck to Caitlyn Marble as she begins a new career and will be leaving the Chamber the first week in January! Caitlyn began her employment with the Chamber in 2006 while still in high school as an administrative assistant. She continued to work part-time during college breaks and joined the Chamber full-time as the Member Services Manager in 2011 upon graduating from Plymouth State University. In her most recent role as Office/Events Manager, Caitlyn has been instrumental in the planning, fund raising, and overall execution of dozens of events each year. We are fortunate to have had Caitlyn with the Chamber for so many years and have watched her grow into a successful young professional. Although we regret to see her move on, she won’t be far away and will continue to serve the Chamber as a volunteer. While her bubbly personality combined with her friendly and professional disposition will be missed dearly by all, we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors!

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by the Chamber recently to meet our holiday event underwriters! Thank you to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for underwriting the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2nd, and a thank you to Service Credit Union for underwriting the Holiday parade on December 4th!


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street Rochester, NH 03867 Web: www.rochesternh.org

OFFICERS

Chairman of the Board Thomas “TJ” Jean The Gafney Home Chairman-Elect Matthew Beaulieu Service Credit Union Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs Heather Tacconi Tacconi Law, LLC Vice Chair, Membership Diane DeVries True Marketing Communications Vice Chair, Events & Fund Raisers Keith Newton D.F. Richard Energy Treasurer Kristy Methot Holy Rosary Credit Union Immediate Past Chairman Mark Farrell Laars Heating Systems Company

Mark Your Calendars Sunday

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January 27 Annual Meeting Breakfast

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Anne Brown Daystar, Inc. Steve Cates Waste Management Troy Dillow Bernier Insurance, Inc. Mike Hagan Hagan’s Motor Pool Greg Hopkins HBL Group, LLC Michelle Landry Frisbie Memorial Hospital Kathleen Lewis Eversource Derek Peters Kittery Point Construction Bill Powers Bill Powers Painting Janet Oliver Unitil Leslie Simpson Bank of New Hampshire Mark Zoeller Keller Williams Coastal Realty

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February 23 Chamber Showcase Business After Hours April 8 “Stars & Stripes” Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet

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CHAMBER STAFF President/CEO Laura Ring Office/Events Manager Caitlyn Marble After School Assistant Theresa Shiel

Submit your nominations for the 2017 Business Leader of the Year and 2017 Citizen of the Year! Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet on April 8, 2017. Nomination Deadline: February 20, 2017 See the attached nomination forms for more details!


ROCHESTER FIREFIGHTERS 20TH ANNUAL TOY BANK That time of year is just ahead. We have been planning this year’s campaign for about a month. The Rochester Fire Department in conjunction with the Firefighters, local merchants and citizens have made the Christmas season brighter for many families. Last year we gave out gifts to approximately 750 infants and children in the week before Christmas. Once again, we are asking for your help. Here is how you can help: *

Collect new toys within your organization for age groups from newborn to 14 years old. We are always looking for ideas and donations for the 11-14 year age group.

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Collect financial contributions within your organization and shop for gifts.

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You can drop off new unwrapped items at the Rochester Fire Department at 37 Wakefield Street.

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Monetary contributions can be mailed to: Rochester Fire Department Toy Bank, c/o Rochester Fire Department, 37 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867.

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Contact Paul Haggenmiller or Cindi Potts at 335-7545 or email Cindi at cindi.potts@rochesternh.net for more information. Thank you in advance for your continued support


Presents the 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 • 5:30 pm Central Square (Downtown Rochester) Underwritten by:

Help Donate Children’s Items for the homeless A COLLECTION OF FOR THE Homeless Center of Strafford County WILL BE CONDUCTED

Sound & Lighting Provided By: Rochester Fire Department and Studio 109 Dance, Voice & Drama

Join Us At this special holiday event including: Nativity Scene Photo Booth courtesy of The Commons Church Reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Lighting the Tree Mayor Caroline McCarley Cookie Decorating at the Chamber courtesy of Rochester Child Care Center Providing Dance Performances Studio 109 Dance, Voice & Drama Cookies and hot chocolate provided by Citizens Bank Holiday Caroling Special Visit from Santa Claus at

SPONSORED BY:

DONATED ITEMS REQUESTED NEW BOOKS (FOR AGES 8-17) NEW PUZZLES (AGES 12+) PAPER TOWELS TOILET PAPER ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING—DEC. 2 AND AT SERVICE CREDIT UNION BRANCHES IN ROCHESTER LOCATED AT 90 SOUTH MAIN STREET AND 116 FARMINGTON RD (INSIDE WALMART) AND THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Federal Savings Bank For more information, please contact the Chamber office: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce • 18 South Main Street, Rochester P: 603.332.5080 • E: events@rochesternh.org • W: www.rochesternh.org


Presents

Underwritten By:

Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:00 pm  Downtown Rochester Inclement Weather Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:30pm

FEATURING Commercial, Organization & Youth Floats • Mobile Units Marching Bands • VIP’s • Marching Units • Equestrians

AND A SPECIAL VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS!

Parade Traffic Control Provided By:

The Holiday Events Committee Supports the Rochester Fire Department’s

TOY BANK Media Coverage Provided By:

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children infant—14 years of age prior to the Parade to: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Rochester Fire Department (Downtown or Gonic Stations)

Be Sure to Attend the Other Holiday Festivities Taking Place! Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, December 2, 2016 5:30-6:30pm, Downtown Rochester

Rochester Main Street’s Festival of Trees Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:00-8:00pm, Downtown Rochester

Underwritten By:

Visit www.rochesternh.org for details!

Visit www.rochestermainstreet.org for details!


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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 ~ 5:30-7:30PM Hosted by: Registration & Announcements at RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 North Main Street, Rochester

Join Rochester Main Street and participating downtown Chamber members to celebrate the holiday season! Chamber members and their guests will enjoy holiday cheer and fabulous hors d'oeuvres provided by participating downtown restaurants.

Participating Businesses Include: The Garage at the Governor’s Inn, 76 Wakefield Street Magrilla’s, 19 Hanson Street Moe’s of Rochester, 43 North Main Street Revolution Taproom & Grill, 61 North Main Street RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 North Main Street Studley’s Flower Gardens, 82 Wakefield Street Tacconi Law/ Rich Hilow, LPL Financial, 1 North Main Street

RSVP by December 1, 2016 Online at: http://business.rochesternh.org/events/details/ holiday-stroll-business-after-hours-2301 Or Return to: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: (603) 332-5080 Fax: (603) 332-5216 Name(s) ___________________________________

Attendees will register at RiverStones Custom Framing and receive a passport before visiting with other participating member establishments in the downtown area. All attendees will gather back at RiverStones for the conclusion of the event where the raffle drawings will also take place!

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Register at RiverStones Custom Framing 33 North Main Street, Rochester

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You are cordially invited to attend the

featuring the 2017 Chairman of the Board

DATE: Friday, January 27, 2017 TIME: 7:30-9:00 am

Matt Beaulieu

Service Credit Union

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PLACE: Frisbie Memorial Hospital Community Education & Conference Center 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester Hear the Chamber’s Plans for 2017 and Meet the Board of Directors

There is no cost for Chamber members to attend the Annual Meeting breakfast, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Sponsored by:

REGISTER Call 603-332-5080 or register online at www.rochesternh.org


11th Annual Chamber Showcase

Business After Hours Thursday, February 23, 2017 Rochester Elks #1393

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Promote your business to approximately 150 attendees! The Chamber Showcase Business After Hours educates Chamber members, non-members, and the general public on the benefits of membership, committees available through the Chamber, and provides community information. It also lends an opportunity to meet the Chamber’s leadership.

Showcase YOUR business at this always well attended event!

2017 CHAMBER SHOWCASE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Event/Program /Raffle Sponsor Benefits: Cost: $500.00 This sponsorship offers the BEST publicity and provides your business with:  Table provided to showcase information about your business at the event  Business logo in Chamber Showcase programs distributed to attendees  Business ad on the back page of the event programs (Program Sponsor Only)  Business Logo displayed on PowerPoint presentation & signage displayed at event  Business name included in all publicity including: O Chamber Website o Press Releases o Posters o Newsletters o Local Cable Channel o Social Media  Business logo/hyperlink included in eblasts to members promoting the event  Business name announced to attendees at the event  Prominent recognition in the “Thank You” flyer

Information Table Sponsors:

Cost: $250.00 Decoration Sponsor Benefits:

 Table provided to showcase information about your business at the event  Business logo in event programs  Business logo on PowerPoint  Business name announced during program  Recognition on event signage and in “Thank You” flyer

Cost: $100.00

 Business logo included in event program  Business logo on PowerPoint presentation  Business name announced during program  Business logo included on event signage  Recognition in the “Thank You” flyer

YES, Please sign my business up as: ____ $500 Sponsor ____ $250 Sponsor ____ $100 Sponsor Business _________________________________________________________

Contact _______________________________________

Email ____________________________________________________________

Phone ________________________________________

Complete and return to:

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: (603) 332-5080 Fax: (603) 332-5216 Email: events@rochesternh.org


2017 BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be presenting its 24th annual BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR. This prestigious award will be presented at the Chamber's Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet in April, 2017. This award recognizes a Chamber member business in good standing who has demonstrated leadership in the business community and/or their profession, participates in and has made substantial contributions to its industry and to the business community of the greater Rochester area.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: February 20, 2017 QUALIFICATIONS FOR BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR 1. Business leader in an active company, professional firm or non-profit organization. 2. Demonstrates leadership in a variety of roles in the business community and in profession. 3. Participates in and provides support to the general benefit of the Chamber of Commerce, business community and greater Rochester area. 4. Contributes to the community, beyond business interests and Chamber of Commerce activities will be considered. 5. Business is member in good standing of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. 6. Services need not be confined to a single year, but should be recent enough to have current significance. 7. Long-term achievement of business leader may be considered for a lifetime achievement award. 8. Officers and Directors of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce are ineligible. 9. Prior winners are ineligible. 10. This award will not be given posthumously. NOMINATION PROCEDURES Complete the form and attach it as the nomination cover page along with a separate sheet detailing the explanation of distinguished activities for why the nomination is submitted. Supporting documentation is required to support your nomination that should include: *Company’s business description *Involvement/contributions made to business community *Company’s community involvement *Involvement/contributions to community *Positions/offices held by nominee *Business activities *Summary of business’ contributions to its industry including awards/honors received *Letters of recommendation are encouraged to accompany nomination. Nominations without detailed information may not be considered. If a candidate is not selected this year, the nomination will be automatically resubmitted for the next three years. All nominations are kept confidential. Please DO NOT notify this individual of the nomination.

PAST BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Kennett R. Kendall, Jr., Willis Corroon Corporation Robert Gustafson, K.W. Thompson Tool/Center Arms Robert Steele, Waste Management of NH Art Nickless, Norway Plains Associates George Bald, Pease Development Authority Joseph T. Behre, K.W. Thompson Tool/Center Arms Albert H. Miltner, Jr., Miltner’s Shoes Edward J. Feliciano, Feliciano Limousine Charles “Chuck” Clement, Eastern Propane Charles Pieroni, C & K Printing Dr. Raymond Yeagley, Rochester Superintendent William L. Cormier, Hourihane Cormier & Associates

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Anthony Ejarque, The Governor’s Inn/Slim’s Tex Mex Al Felgar, Frisbie Memorial Hospital Mark Hourihane, Hourihane Cormier & Associates Lisa Stanley, Wit-Way Supply Howard Seckendorf, Granite Steak & Grill/ Windjammers Seafood Restaurant Charles Hervey, Hervey’s Tire Company Ron Poulin, Poulin Auto Country Linda Hotchkiss, Rochester District VNA Norman Vetter, Norman Vetter, Inc. David Keefe, Federal Savings Bank Donald “Hulk” Gagnon, Rochester Truck, Inc. Patrick Gagnon, Granite Steak & Grill/Windjammers

SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR NOMINATION FORM


2017 BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR CONFIDENTIAL NOMINATION OF THE 2017 BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: Full Name

Title

Company Address

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# of Years in Business _______________

NOMINATOR (INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION SUBMITTING NOMINATION): Name

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Address

Email

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QUALIFICATIONS OF THE NOMINEE:

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION OF NOMINEE:

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Signature of Individual Submitting Nomination

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Nomination form and attached documentation must be submitted by February 20, 2017 to: Awards Committee Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: (603) 332-5080 Fax: (603) 332-5216


2017 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be presenting its 54th annual CITIZEN OF THE YEAR. This prestigious award will be presented at the Chamber's Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet in April, 2017. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellent leadership and citizenship in the community and has made substantial contributions to the betterment of the greater Rochester area.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: February 20, 2017 QUALIFICATIONS FOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 1. Adult resident of the Rochester/Northern Strafford County Region and activities should be in the same area. 2. Contributed to the general benefit of the community as a whole. 3. Demonstrates excellence in the community, for instance in civic affairs, church, PTA, etc. 4. Some activities performed should be over and above the normal duties of one's paid or salaried position; activities performed in the course of one's normal duties are also considered. 5. Services need not be confined to only current activities, but should be recent enough to have current significance. 6. Prior winners are ineligible. 7. Individuals nominated do not have to be members of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce or the business community. Individuals from all walks of life are encouraged. NOMINATION PROCEDURES Complete the form and attach it as the nomination cover page along with a separate sheet detailing the explanation of distinguished activities for why the nomination is submitted. Letters of recommendations are encouraged to accompany nomination. Nominations without detailed information may not be considered. If a candidate is not selected this year, the nomination will be automatically resubmitted for the next three years. All nominations are kept confidential. Please DO NOT notify this individual of the nomination. We will contact you should your nomination be selected.

PAST CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS 1963 - Judge Leonard Hardwick 1964 - Elery "Doc" Lyndes (Courier Publishing) 1965 - Herve Lagasse 1966 - Kenneth Denton (J. Zuromskis - Honored) 1967 - Vi Bliskey 1968 - Dr. Albert Barcomb 1969 - James Foss (General Conrad Snow - Honored) 1970 - Albert Miltner 1971 - Kennett R. Kendall, Sr. 1972 - Joseph Zuromskis 1973 - Dr. Alexander Smith 1974 - Roland Keans 1975 - Gerry Rainville 1976 - Mayor John Shaw (refused award) 1977 - Helen Berry 1978 - Judge Richard Cooper 1979 - Arnold T. Clement 1980 - Bud Carlson

1981 - Elmer R. Waitt 1982 - Fr. Donald Marsh 1983 - Jan Nelson 1984 - Bea Craig 1985 - Victor Hamel 1986 - Mr. & Mrs. Harry Rose 1987 - Bernice Bickford 1988 - Alfred Benton 1989 - Cynthia Edgerly (Roger N. Allen - Honored) 1990 - Vincent J. DeNobile 1991 - Dorothy Callaghan 1992 - Richard W. Creteau (Posthumously) 1993 - Marilyn R. Berry 1994 - Harvey Bernier 1995 - Roland Roberge (Posthumously) 1996 - Robert “Bob” Brown 1997 - Daniel Lacroix 1998 – Terry McGarghan

1999 – Kevin Flynn 2000 – Marion Veno 2001 – Janet Pelley 2002 – Steven B. Dore 2003 – John Rigazio 2004 – Charles G. Ward 2005 – Robert “Cider” Berry 2006 – R. Bradley Trafton 2007—Fred Hall, Jr. 2008—Frank Callaghan 2009—Gerard “Gerry” Gilbert 2010—Linda Gaskell Bisson 2011—Ken Billings 2012—Kenn Ortmann 2013—Gerard Gravel 2014—Gerald & Claire Bisaillion 2015—Jane Cooper Fall 2016– Derek Peters

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2017 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR CONFIDENTIAL NOMINATION OF THE 2017 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: Full Name Address

Phone

NOMINATOR (INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION SUBMITTING NOMINATION): Name

Phone

Address Email Signature

Date

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE NOMINEE:

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION OF NOMINEE:

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Signature of Individual Submitting Nomination

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Nomination form and attached documentation must be submitted by February 20, 2017 to: Awards Committee Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: (603) 332-5080 Fax: (603) 332-5216


BECOME A 2017 CHAMBER SCHOLARSHIP CHAMPION! Invest in Tomorrow’s Future by Donating Today The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer its Members the opportunity to be named a Chamber Scholarship Champion. Your $100 donation will benefit the Scholarship Fund that enables the Chamber to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who are employees of a Chamber member or the child of an employee at a Chamber member business or organization.

All Chamber Scholarship Champions will be officially recognized and thanked upon the recipient(s) being chosen in March in the:  Chamber’s Newsletter  Company Name Included in a Press Release  Company Logo on E-blast  At Scholarship Ceremony  Invited to the Photo Op with recipient(s)

The 2016 scholarship recipients are pictured here with some of the Chamber Scholarship Champions!

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____ YES, Please sign my company up to become a $100 Chamber Scholarship Champion! _____ Payment Enclosed

_____ Invoice Me

Company Name __________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person___________________________________ Phone __________________________________ Return To:

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: 603-332-5080 Fax: 603-332-5216 Email: events@rochesternh.org


2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION/ ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 1. 2.

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CRITERIA EVALUATION

Scholarship(s) will be offered to a graduating high school student. Student must be employed by or have a parent employed by a Chamber member company for a minimum of six months to be eligible to apply. The applicant must be planning to attend a full-time college, university or technical school with the scholarship being made payable in the second year of enrollment. The applicant must attach a High School Transcript including grade point average. Application must be completed in full to be considered. Additional sheet with information may be attached.

Maximum Points Earned

Criteria 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Involvement in School Activities Involvement in Community Activities Work Experience Scholastic Achievement Career Plans

20 25 25 20 10

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 24, 2017

Student Information Student’s Name ____________________________________________________________Phone _____________________ Mailing Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ Email ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Educational Information High School Attending: _________________________________________________________________ GPA: __________________

SAT Math: ______________

SAT Writing: ____________

SAT Verbal: _____________

SAT Reading: ____________

SAT Total: _________________________________________ NOTE: Official High School Transcript MUST be attached for consideration

College Information College Major Being Pursued _________________________________________________________________________________ College Attending __________________________________________________________________________________________ Estimated College Expenses Tuition

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Commuter Travel $_______

Room & Board

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Books & Supplies $ ______

Fees

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TOTAL $_________

Chamber Member Information Chamber Member Company Where Student/Parent is Employed ______________________________________ Name of Employee at Chamber Member Company _________________________________________________ Employee’s Relationship to Student _____________________________________________________________

I certify that the above applicant is an employee or son/daughter (circle one) of the employee indicated above at ___________________________________________________(Chamber member company)

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Chamber Member Representative

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Career Plans _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

School Activities Activity ______________________

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Work Experience Employer ________________________

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Student/Parent Signature The signature below will attest to the accurateness of the information provided and grants permission to the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce to make this information available to the Scholarship Committee. ____________________________________ Student’s Signature

Complete and Return to:

___________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature

Scholarship Committee Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: (603) 332-5080 Fax: (603) 332-5216

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“Stars & Stripes” Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6:00-9:30pm at The Red Barn SPONSOR INFORMATION FORM Sign up now to promote your business in front of approximately 250 attendees at the Chamber’s 2017 Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet. Corporate Co-Sponsors:

Cost: $1,000.00

This sponsorship offers the best publicity and provides your business with the following:

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2 complimentary tickets to attend the Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet Business logo prominently displayed on event invitations mailed to 550 contacts Business logo prominently displayed on event programs Business name included in all publicity: press releases, local cable channel, Chamber newsletter and website Business logo/hyperlink included in several e-blasts to members promoting the event Business logo on PowerPoint presentation provided displayed at the event Business Name announced to attendees at the event Prominent recognition in the official “Thank You” flyer in Chamber newsletter

Program/Social Hour Sponsor:

Cost: $750.00 each

This sponsorship provides your business with the following:

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Business logo in event invitations mailed to 550 contacts Business logo in event programs (Ad on back page if Program Sponsor) Business name included in publicity: press releases, local cable channel, Chamber newsletter and website Business logo/hyperlink included in several e-blasts to members promoting the event Business logo on PowerPoint presentation provided displayed at the event Business Name announced to attendees at the event Recognition in the official “Thank You” flyer in Chamber newsletter

Technology/Awards Sponsor:

Cost: $600.00 each

This sponsorship provides your business with the following:

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Business logo in event invitations mailed to 550 contacts Business logo in event programs Business name included in publicity, including press releases and Chamber newsletter Signage made and prominently displayed at the event Business logo on PowerPoint presentation provided displayed at the event Recognition in the official “Thank You” flyer in Chamber newsletter

Registration/Entertainment/Platinum Co-Sponsors:

Cost: $500.00 each

This sponsorship provides your business with the following:

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Business logo in event invitations mailed to 550 contacts Business logo in event programs Business name included in publicity, including press releases and Chamber newsletter Signage made and prominently displayed at the event (at Registration Table if Registration Sponsor) Business logo on PowerPoint presentation provided displayed at the event Recognition in the official “Thank You” flyer in Chamber newsletter

Dessert Co-Sponsors:

Cost: $300.00 each

This sponsorship provides your business with the following:

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Business logo in event invitations mailed to 550 contacts Business logo in event programs Business name included in publicity, including press releases and Chamber newsletter Signage made and displayed at the Event Business logo on PowerPoint presentation provided displayed at the event Recognition in the official “Thank You” flyer in Chamber newsletter

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Decoration Sponsor:

Cost: $300.00

This sponsorship provides your business with the following:

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Business logo in event invitations mailed to 550 contacts Business logo in event programs Business name included in publicity, including press releases and Chamber newsletter Signage made and displayed at the event Business logo on PowerPoint presentation provided displayed at the event Recognition in the official “Thank You” flyer in Chamber newsletter

Table Sponsor:

Cost: $100.00

This sponsorship provides your business with the following:

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Business name displayed on the table centerpiece Business name listed on the insert in the Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet program Acknowledgment on “Thank You” flyer in Chamber newsletter

The Chamber’s Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet is the Chamber’s gala event of the year with approximately 250 people in attendance. The event features the presentation of the Business Leader of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards along with a superb dinner and musical entertainment at a black tie optional social gathering with fellow Chamber members.

Yes, My Business Would Like to Become a Sponsor at the Below Level: ____ $1,000 Corporate Level

_____ $750 Level

____ Invoice me Business

_____ $600 Level

_____ $500 Level

____Payment Enclosed ___________________________

Phone

____ $300 Level

____ $100 Table Level

____ Charge My Card Contact Name _______________________________

Email ______________________________________________________________

____Visa

____Mastercard

____Discover ______American Express

Credit Card Number ___________________________________________________ Expiration Date _______________

Complete and return to: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street Rochester, NH 03867 Phone: (603) 332-5080 Fax: (603) 332-5216 email: events@rochesternh.org

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December 2016 newsletter flyers