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COMING SOON New Hilton Garden Inn underway in Lebanon A new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Conference Center will open late this summer at 35 LaLombard St. in Lebanon. Plans call for a four-story, hotel featuring 100 double queen and king guest rooms. The design includes an 8,600square-foot flexible-space conference center with a 300-person capacity. Manchester-based Procon is the designer and builder, and XSS Hotels of Manchester is the developer. “Lebanon is a city in a great loca-

tion with a lot to offer visitors to the area,” said Partner XSS Hotels Mark Schleicher. “We are looking forward to providing a comfortable and affordable accommodation option that guests will enjoy and remember after they leave. Additionally, we feel that the first-class conference space attached to the hotel will be a welcome addition to the Upper Valley.” PROCON architects worked closely with the owners to design the Hilton Garden Inn to blend seamlessly with the traditional architecture of the surrounding area. In keeping with this, the exterior is comprised of a portecochere entry, flanked by a combination of brick veneer masonry and clap-

MAKING HISTORY UNH Hospitality Management Program celebrates 90 years The University of New Hampshire Hospitality Management Program — the second-oldest four-year degree program of its kind in the country — celebrated its 90th anniversary at the end of 2016. As part of the 90th Anniversary celebration, the program’s Life Time Achievement Award was presented to Lynne Dougherty ‘78, who had a successful and impactful career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. “It takes real drive, passion, innovation, and leadership to make an impact. That is why Lynne was selected for this prestigious award,” said Nelson A. Barber, chair of the

board siding. Upon completion, parking will be available for 226 vehicles. The hotel and conference center are located near Dartmouth College as well as the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. However, future guests of the Hilton Garden Inn may also enjoy visiting the Dartmouth College Museum, the Lebanon Opera House, or the historic Shaker Museum, which is only 15 minutes away. The hotel will also incorporate environmentally-friendly elements, such as LED lighting throughout, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, Low-flow plumbing and Low VOC paints and adhesives. It is expected to be open to guests by the late summer of 2017.

Hospitality Management Program at UNH. The program was recently ranked by The Best Schools as 26th best hospitality program in the U.S. and 2nd in New England. It is part of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, which is ranked among the nation’s top 100 best undergraduate business schools and 38th for public business schools in the U.S. “I am very pleased that our hospitality management program also has been ranked for the first time among the top programs in the country,” said Deborah Merrill-Sand, dean of Paul College. The program is designed for graduates to develop into senior executives 15 to 20 years from graduation.

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NHgrand.com promotes attractions and activities, along with dining, lodging and retail properties throughout northern New Hampshire. RideTheWilds. org provides information on more than 1,000 miles of interconnected ATV trails, the only trail system of its kind in the Northeast. NHgrand.com features interactive maps, monthly featured properties, sample itineraries produced by local residents, an ongoing section of deals, directories of lodging, dining, and shopping properties, a detailed events calendar and much more. Users will also find an in-depth look at the area’s attractions, activities and renowned features, along with fresh photography and videos allowing prospective visitors to fully

educate themselves. “Part of what makes our region attractive is that many people have not experienced the unique activities and scenery we offer. These websites look to familiarize them with the region in a simple, straight-forward manner,” said NH Grand Marketing Manager Karl Stone. “NH’s Grand North feels far away once here, but in reality it is close to home for most of our guests and we need to convey that. Once a guest visits, they tend to visit regularly thanks to memorable experiences. These websites were designed to be vital planning tools, enabling those website visitors to enjoy their vacations to the fullest degree.” At RideTheWilds.org, there is information on where to park and access

trails, detailed trail maps, steps for registering your ATV in NH, where to find food and fuel along the trails, how to rent an ATV and options for taking a guided tour. The website project was made possible thanks to a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission. The program looks to address the community and economic development needs of portions of Northern New England.

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SPREADING THE WORD North Country marketing program unveiled The North Country Chamber of Commerce has entered into a three-year partnership with TotalScope Marketing of Plymouth with the goal of facilitating a destination marketing program for its membership and the region. The program will be a part of the chamber’s focus on marketing northern Coos County and bordering communities in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom as one destination with over 15 featured towns. The program, designed to be self-funded, will be facilitated by TotalScope and managed by a chamber-based Destination Marketing Committee, with the goal of increasing visitation to the region for extended stays. The first phase of the plan includes a retail discount card, with sales revenues to target future tourism marketing. “[The North Country program] is clearly driven to create sustainable funding which will then be invested wisely in further tourism marketing for the North Country,” says Scott Stephens of TotalScope. “While this program will be adding value beyond the usual economic impact, we see tourism as economic development. When we can bring quality guests to a region, it inevitably gets many to think about living and doing business here. Developing the right branding and sending the right strategic message about vacationing in the North Country is the same as marketing the region as a great place to live and work.” Partial funding for developing the plan was made possible by a Rural Business Development Grant through the Northern Community Investment Corp. from USDA Rural Development, the TransCanada Corporation, the Tillotson North Country Foundation and Indian Stream Health Center.

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HONING THEIR SKILLS Nashua Community College students get real-world training Students enrolled in Nashua Community College’s hospitality and restaurant management and culinary arts associate degree programs are learning the real-world skills they’ll need to run a commercial kitchen or manage a hotel by working with industry partners in the community. The options available to students The partners, which offer resources through NCC’s programs provide a and expertise, while also helping fulfill holistic look at the diverse hospitality future employment needs, include resindustry, which is the second-largest taurants, shops and charitable organiemployment sector in the United zations like the Nashua Soup Kitchen States. As part of the programs’ curricu& Shelter, The Salvation Army and the Front Door Agency (a provider of tran- lum, students are required to participate in a 120-hour offsite internship, during sitional housing for families and indiwhich they receive training in business, viduals), enabling students to sharpen management, behavioral science, comtheir skills while helping others. Along with hosting student workers, munication and technology skills. This combination of hands-on experience partner organizations also offer internships, job opportunities, mentorship and and academics enables graduates to a connection to the latest trends in hos- quickly move into a culinary or hospitalpitality, said Cheryl Hirni, coordinator of ity career, or to transfer to a four-year BVI_MeetYouAd_NHBRmeet_conv)0117.qxp_Layout 1 1/17/17 10:39 AM Page 1 institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s the programs.

degree, said Hirni. Among those providing internships and job opportunities for students is the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, which currently employs a handful of NCC grads and is also a large supporter of the school’s fundraiser, Swing into Spring. The hotel also serves an advisory role to the college. LaBelle Winery in Amherst and Whole Foods in Nashua are two of the program’s newest partners. Both plan to offer internship and employment opportunities and plan to work together at community events, said Hirni. Other businesses that work with the college are Nashua Country Club, which offers internships and has hired graduates; Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, Mass., which provides internship opportunities (and its head chef is an adjunct professor at NCC); Michael Timothy’s Dining Group, which, through its network of restaurants across New Hampshire, provides mentorship to students and hires many of NCC’s graduates for a variety of employment opportunities; A&E Coffee Roastery and Tea, whose Amherst location was started with help from an NCC program graduate; and, Harvest Bread Co. in Nashua.

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Historic hotels of New Hampshire’s White Mountains By Rick Broussard You might have heard that the Granite State is a great place to visit, but would you believe that modern American tourism was born in the mountains of New Hampshire? In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Northeast was America’s population center and industrial base. As cities grew congested and sooty with factory smoke, people sought relief in the clean air and rural reaches of the North — and no place was more pristine and beautiful than the mountainous climes of New Hampshire. The craggy vistas and wooded vastness of the area had long attracted celebrated painters such as the White

Mountain School of artists and famous writers including Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Their talents spread the fame of the White Mountains and soon people in buggies and on trains flowed north to examine the spectacles for themselves. Farmhouses became inns and entrepreneurs began dotting the region with fine hotels laying the groundwork for a tourism industry that has grown and spread ever since. Since early vacationers might stay for a month or an entire summer, White Mountain area hotels were designed to provide both comfort and culture in the midst of remote wilderness. The larger, “Grand Hotels” sometimes were compared to luxury ocean liners for their lavish variety of offerings.

Omni Mount Washington Resort Most of the original hotels of the White Mountains have been lost to time, but those that remain preserve that historic spirit of hospitality and adventure. Flagship of the surviving fleet of land-bound ocean liners is the Omni Mt. Washington Resort, originally opened in 1902. Today, the resort maintains the charm and glamour of the Gilded Age alongside comfy wellequipped rooms with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Year-round hospitality includes winter skiing and snowboarding in Bretton Woods, the state’s largest ski area, plus a Donald Ross-designed golf course, luxurious spa and nine high-flying zip lines.

The Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa The Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in Whitefield was born in 1865 after a coach carrying travelers from Montreal overturned. Two passengers were taken in by a friendly farm couple — William and Mary Jane Dodge. Their overnight stay turned into a week of nature walks to survey breathtaking skylines after feasting on Mrs. Dodge’s delicious home-cooked breakfasts. The humble farmhouse is long gone, but the welcoming warmth remains. The Mountain View Grand is now a sprawling contemporary resort with a commitment to sustainability, symbolized by the 121-foot wind turbine that provides a percentage of the hotel’s electrical power. 8

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The Wentworth Also drenched in history is the Wentworth in Jackson, near some of the region’s most storied trails for cross-country skiing. This 50-room hotel, which bills itself as an elegant “country inn,” was built in 1869 by landholder Joshua Trickey as a wedding present for his daughter. The reputation for romance continues and this inn is a most popular wedding destination in the Mt. Washington Valley.

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Welcome to the world of bleisure The trend is growing of adding leisure time to the business trip By Franc Jeffrey Business travel was never designed to be fun. Very often you find yourself rushing to an airport, getting off in another city, jumping in a cab, going to a hotel, meeting in the hotel’s conference room, jumping back in a cab, and the next thing you know you are sitting in the office. You may have just visited one of the most beautiful, culture-rich cities in the world, and never even knew it. But the times they are-a changin’. Many people who 10

need to travel on business are becoming “bleisure” travelers, a term used to define professionals who mix vacation — or leisure — time with business. According to a BridgeStreet Global Hospitality report, 60 percent of travelers reported having taken bleisure trips, with 30 percent adding at least two additional days to their trip. Respondents said they do this because it limits the stress associated with business travel, making them more relaxed when away from home. And sometime it’s just to enjoy the city they are traveling to.

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An advantage On a business trip, Caroline Michaud, a PR executive for a hotel group, opted not to do the traditional first plane out after finishing a business meeting in London. Instead she took the last flight out so she would have time to visit the National Portrait Gallery and Buckingham Palace. “I’m always seeing how you can stretch the trip,” she said. Even if it just means six extra hours in a city, she wants to do it. “You don’t have to stay extra nights to get the real feel of a city,” she said. As a travel management company, we are seeing increasing amounts of clients extending their trips, and bleisure is fast becoming a way of life for the business traveler. Many see extending their work trips as a perk of the job. We find that when a business trip is extended with family or friends, the burden of travel is lessened and can make employees more willing to travel in the first place. We also have clients advising us that bleisure trips can be advantageous to the company as a whole, with staff gaining better knowledge of a city and its culture being good for business. In a survey of international travelers published last year, 60 percent said they’ve taken bleisure trips, usually adding two vacation days to work-related travel. Nearly half of them did so on most occasions, and six out of 10 said they were more likely to take bleisure trips today than they were five years ago. “It makes the stress of business travel more bearable,” says Stuart Bruce, a British public relations adviser whose work frequently takes him all over the world. According to the BridgeStreet survey, bleisure travelers are almost evenly split male and female, with most falling into the 45- to 54-year-old age group. More importantly, the second largest group was 25- to 35-year-olds, representing Millennials. This always-on, app-connected generation is more apt to deploy a business-mixed-with-pleasure mindset. Tuned in to technology, they get comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings by using apps and social media to navigate, make connections, and choose restaurants.

Who pays? Regardless of age bleisure travel continues to grow: 60 percent of BridgeStreet respondents were more likely to take a bleisure trip now than they were five years ago, and 94 percent stated they do so to gain cultural experiences and to explore the cities they travel to on business. Additionally, almost 55 percent of bleisure travelers bring family members with them, while about 29 percent said they haven’t yet, but would like to or are planning to. With all this in mind, it’s evident that bleisure travel is very much becoming part of the business travel world, but how is it managed? We’re still finding that many corporate travel policies don’t allow for gray areas such as bleisure. The biggest questions are — who pays for the extra nights’ hotel accommodation and the flights home? This all goes back to having a clear and concise travel policy and making sure it covers bleisure activity, otherwise extending business trips for bleisure would have to be decided by management on a case-by-case basis and you run into the danger of a staff member feeling slighted that

their bleisure trip isn’t paid for while another staff member. But, as a business, what do you need to consider? First of all, if your staff is on business they would have to fly home anyway, so we would always advise that travel policies state the flights home are paid for by the business, as long as there is no substantial increase in price. Accommodation costs are usually the main issue, however we find these are usually negated by cheaper “offpeak” weekend flights — for instance, business flights on a busy Friday night usually come at a premium, whereas on a Sunday afternoon these flights are cheaper and most businesses are happy to offset this cost on the extra nights’ hotel accommodation cost. Each company has its own policy for adding on personal time. “It’s one of these gray areas,” said Greeley Koch, executive director at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, in a recent New York Times interview. “It really comes down to the culture of the company.” Some companies tend to discourage adding on vacation days. Others encourage it, if only to help employees overcome jet lag and be more effective while they work on the road. Taking it a step further, some companies even use the business-trip extension as a recruiting tool. Corporations are “absolutely fighting for talent in high-growth industries,” said Nick Vournakis of Carlson Wagonlit, and a flexible travel policy can be used as a way to “attract and retain employees.”

Corporate buzzword The practice does carry risks for companies, which are increasingly responsible for the safety of their employees whether they are working or at leisure on a business trip. It’s an area of law called duty of care. As Adam Anolik, a lawyer who handles corporate travel, told the New York Times, “Many courts have been extending the employer’s duty of care further and further.” Employers are advised, for example, to warn business travelers of any known dangers in the immediate vicinity of their business travel in case those dangers are encountered on leisure or tacked-on time. In addition, some countries have adopted stringent employer duty-of-care legislation or case law precedents that generally apply to that company’s employees traveling in other countries. That being said, it is important to work with a travel management company that knows not only the rules governing travel in each country, but where the “hot spots” are that should be avoided should an employee decide to “extend” his business trip. All indications are that bleisure will continue to be a corporate buzzword, particularly as business travelers start to skew younger and younger. But no matter the age of the business traveler, more and more will be looking to roll some pleasure into the workload, which means businesses have to not only adapt to this trend but also turn it to their advantage when recruiting new workers and attempting to retain current ones. Franc Jeffrey is CEO of EQ Travel, with offices in the United Kingdom and Boston.

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So you’re going to present? Don’t sweat it The first thing to do is ask yourself the best way to engage your audience By John Graham Most of us have one of two common, but quite opposite, reactions after making a presentation. We either think it went very well or we did a lousy job. Such responses are certainly understandable since presentations are highly personal. When speaking before large or small groups, we put ourselves on the line — there’s no place to hide. How many times have you heard someone say, “I should have done better, but I didn’t have enough time to prepare,” “I wasn’t feeling well,” “The dog ate my presentation,” “I’m just not good at this” or “My personal style is better in one-on-one situations.” Then there are those who never doubt their ability, believing they’re better presenters than they actually are. If they hear criticism, they quickly dismiss it: “That guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” There’s plenty of available advice on how to be a more effective pre12

senter, but “telling” us what to do usually isn’t much help. A better approach is gaining insight by asking the right questions. Here are 10 questions that can be helpful in preparing to present for almost any speaking occasion, from a large group to a oneon-one setting:

• Why am I making this presentation? Or, to say it another way, what do I want to accomplish? Most presentations fail because speakers lack a well-defined understanding of what they want their listeners to do. If this isn’t clear to the presenter, the participants will be confused, bored and feel they are wasting their time.

• What does my audience want to hear? Too many presenters find themselves in trouble (and don’t even know it) by focusing on what they want to say, almost to the exclusion of the participants. Someone has said that a good presentation is a compromise between what the speaker wants to say and

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what the audience wants to hear. Viewing those who listen to us as our “customers” is critical. In effect, they’re the ones who judge the success or failure of a presentation. This is a tough task, requiring considerable discipline. As presenters we’re often so intent on “delivering our message,” we lose sight of getting our message across to our “customers.”

• How can I hold my listeners’ interest? The best way is to use stories, stories, stories. A 93-year old family friend, Ruthie, tells of taking her 7-year old grandson to McDonald’s on one occasion. She was surprised when he didn’t order French fries. “I thought you really liked them,” she said. “I did, but not since they put potatoes in them,” he replied. He knew them as “French fries,” not French fried potatoes. What a great story to help make the point that shortcuts often lead to unintended consequences. While inexperienced presenters inundate their listeners with words, the pros tell stories.


• How should I go about holding everyone’s attention? The answer is to invite them to participate in your presentation, something that isn’t as risky as it may sound. You can let them know at the beginning that you want them to ask questions or make comments during the presentation by raising their hands. They need to know that they’ll not be interrupting you. Yes, there may be a smart remark or two, an irrelevant comment or question, but it’s worth it to create an open atmosphere that lets everyone know that this is a “we” and not “me” event.

• How can I avoid having a case of nerves? It may seem a bit crazy, but nerves are normal. Whenever you put yourself on the line — from playing a sport to getting married to buying a home or making a presentation — it involves having “a case of nerves.” Nerves are not only normal, but embracing them can improve your presentation. They send the message that we’re putting ourselves at risk and it’s time to rise to the occasion. Audiences feel this; they sense the energy. And as we start, we tend to come to an equilibrium that let’s us take control and move forward.

• How should I go about organizing my material? There are a variety of “formats,” but “ProblemSolution” is one of the best because it works well in just about any situation. If your topic is “The Need to Reorganize Our Company’s Sales Regions,” the first step is to discuss the reasons why the reorg is necessary: the current arrangement is inefficient, too costly, doesn’t provide a competitive advantage, and isn’t producing the desired results. The goal in the “problem” portion is to gain the listeners’ support for your analysis. Once your case for change is made, it’s time for your “solution.” Here is where you show how your recommendations overcome each of the points presented “problem” portion. At that point, you will have won the listeners to your viewpoint.

• How can I be sure I’m properly introduced? This isn’t a minor point. The person introducing you should set the stage for your presentation;

it’s your “sendoff.” It’s a mistake to assume that you will be introduced properly. As a presenter, you are responsible for ensuring that the introduction makes it clear you have earned the right to speak to them. To make sure the introduction creates the desired impression, experienced speakers often provide a prepared introduction that can be used as is or as a guide. Even so, presenters should always begin with a brief “self-introduction” that subtly expresses why you have been selected to speak. If this seems a bit gutsy, just remember that a poor introduction hurts your presentation.

• How should I prepare for a presentation? No presenter is ever totally prepared, even after giving the same talk numerous times. Some speakers write out every word, and there’s no substitute for getting it down in writing and then editing it. One presenter didn’t begin speaking extemporaneously (prepared but not

• Should I use screens? The one word answer is sparingly, recognizing that screens turn into a crutch most of the time. What’s projected is not your presentation. At best, PowerPoint screens should only support your message. If a screen can help clarify a point, use it. If it can enhance the viewers’ experience, include it. If a screen doesn’t pass this test, delete it. In effect, a presentation should never, ever be PowerPoint-dependent. • What should I do if something goes wrong? The lights go out, the projector fails, the sound system quits, noise from the next room distracts the participants, the previous presenters run over and, just before you go on, the chairperson asks you to cut your time slot in half. All of these (and others) can happen. I know, because they’ve happened to me — fortunately not at the same time. Something can and will go wrong, and it’s a disconcerting experience, to say the least. So plan for it. And

A good presentation is a compromise between what the speaker wants to say and what the audience wants to hear. Remember, the audience is the judge. using notes) until he had spent nearly two decades writing his speeches word-for-word. A compromise approach can be helpful. To make certain the opening of the presentation grabs attention and clarifies your purpose in speaking, it should be written out. And so should the various transitions, so you move smoothly and clearly from one point to the next. Above all, it’s essential that the conclusion be written. It’s your last few sentences that determine a presentation’s destiny, up or down. Those who say “I’ve gone over it in my head” are headed for failure. Making an outline is helpful in the initial development of a presentation, but doesn’t help with precise word choice, which is the difference between an adequate presentation and an exceptional one.

the best way to get ready is to think about the unthinkable by asking “what if” questions. For example, what if a storm hit and the event is canceled? The next day you could send everyone a copy of your presentation. Whether the conditions are good or bad, you’re still the presenter. So, always be ready to make lemonade. Making presentations is a combination of art and discipline that has but one goal: to do everything possible to convey your message as successfully as possible. And that starts by asking the right questions. John R. Graham of GrahamComm is a marketing and sales consultant and business writer. He publishes a free monthly eNewsletter. Contact him at jgraham@grahamcomm.com, 617-7749759 or johnrgraham.com.

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What’s the point? As Americans pack their luggage and head off on summer vacations, there is one thing they are likely leaving home: their hotel and airline rewards points. While a majority of Americans (58 percent) say that using their credit or debit card to earn travel reward points makes financial sense, few of them are actually taking advantage of those perks to save on their hotel and airline costs. That’s according to a new telephone survey of 1,012 U.S. adults conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Institute of CPAs. In fact, the survey found that Americans are just as likely to incur additional expenses from their vacations as reap the rewards of the points they’ve earned. In their lifetime, 15 percent of Americans have paid for part or all of their trip with rewards points, compared to 14 percent who say they’ve taken a trip that has resulted in a credit card balance that could not be paid off by their next statement. A total of 12 percent say they have opened a credit card in order to obtain hotel or airline rewards while 6 percent have selected a more expensive flight or hotel to earn travel rewards points and 6 percent have taken a trip just to maintain or upgrade a rewards level. Despite those efforts, only 7 percent of all Americans used rewards points to pay for any part of their last vacation – with only 1 percent paying for their entire trip using points. “When chasing after elite status with hotels and airlines, it’s important to not lose sight of the fact that miles and points often have a dollar value associated with them,” said CPA Gregory Anton, chair of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission. “Spending extra money in hopes of earning free nights and flights has the very real potential to leave Americans feeling like they’ve been travel hacked when their credit card payments are due.” Indeed, according the AICPA, in the last year alone, 14 percent of all Americans have suffered the negative financial consequences from their vacation travel, with 12

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percent carrying a balance or paying interest on their credit card, three percent missing a payment or being charged a late fee and two percent going over the spending limit on their credit card while on vacation. The survey also found a disconnect between the card features people said were most important and their knowledge of those features. Such a cavalier attitude toward the specifics of their credit situation may be the reason why nearly one-in-10 Americans have been denied a loan or paid a higher interest rate on a loan due to a poor credit score in the past year alone, said the AICPA. The National CPA Financial Literacy Commission offers the following advice to take advantage of credit card rewards:

• Don’t overspend to earn travel rewards. While a free flight or hotel room can be tempting, the rewards may not be worth the pain if you end up paying interest and penalties on unpaid balances. And if you earn a free flight, for example, keep in mind there are vacation-related expenses such as hotel, meals, and sightseeing that could strain your budget.

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• Pick a card that fits your needs. Before applying for a credit card for travel rewards, determine what is most important to you. If flexibility is your goal, seek cards that allow users to transfer points between companies, such as hotels and airlines, and between family members. If you frequently travel internationally, cards that waive foreign transaction fees, which are often as high as 3 percent, could be helpful for you.

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• Look for cards with big signup bonuses. Your credit score could take a hit if you open too many credit cards in a short period of time, so choose carefully when applying for cards. Therefore, try to find cards that have large signup bonuses, which is increasingly important since many programs are requiring more points to earn rewards. It’s even better if you earn rewards with one purchase or a fairly low spending threshold. If you have to sign up for several cards to earn bonuses, you may have to overspend to earn them.

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The Seven Regions of NH New Hampshire is made up of seven very different regions, each as exciting as the next. The Seacoast, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, Lakes Region, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock Region, White Mountains and Great North Woods are filled with natural beauty, cultural events and classic New England living. It’s one family vacation idea after another, and the only way to truly appreciate it all is to see it for yourself. Use the list at left to learn more about each of New Hampshire’s distinct, yet equally unforgettable, regions.

 GREAT NORTH WOODS

 DARTMOUTH-LAKE SUNAPEE

Halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, the Great North Woods is at once rugged and inviting. This is where travelers over the centuries have come in search of beauty, adventure and inspiration, while enjoying legendary North Woods hospitality. Here is where you can go take a hike to watch the sunrise before breakfast, go fly fishing after lunch and get dressed up for an elegant dinner at a grand hotel. Whatever your passion, from fine dining to snowmobiling to camping under the stars, the Great North Woods is a destination in which to indulge it.

If only one region of New Hampshire could be known as a study in contrasts, it would be the Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region. Named for Dartmouth Hanover’s Ivy League college - and Sunapee - the crystal clear lake, State Park, and mountain, all of the same name - the region includes quiet country roads and rolling farmland, pristine lakes, a bustling hub of higher education and medicine, and some of today’s favorite family activities and recreation.

 MONADNOCK REGION

 WHITE MOUNTAINS If one New Hampshire region is synonymous with recreation, it’s the White Mountains. 48 4,000 foot peaks are found here, along with the highest mountain in the Northeast, 6,288-foot Mt. Washington; but it is the 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest that truly shapes the region.

For the New England of picture books, you need go no further than the Monadnock Region. Here you’ll find small villages where white clapboard churches and town halls edge manicured town greens. Rolling fields with neatly planted rows quilt the hillsides, and country roads lined by rock walls invite exploration at a leisurely pace.

 MERRIMACK VALLEY

LAKES REGION

The Lakes Region: the name alone stirs memories of blissful, sunny days spent on the water, the joy of vacations, boat rides and camp, when everything moved at a slow summer simmer; and you connected with people and places that still resonate within you today. Summer may be the Lakes Region’s bestknown season, but wrap the hillsides in spring green, the blazing colors of fall or a thick blanket of snow, and it is every bit as magical. While there are 273 lakes and ponds in the Lakes Region, one lake dominates them all: Lake Winnipesaukee.

In New Hampshire, where the capital’s name - Concord is a synonym for harmony, it’s not surprising to find music and the performing visual arts central to life in the city and the entire Merrimack Valley Region. The state’s three largest cities - Concord, Manchester, and Nashua - have an especially rich cultural life, with a variety of offerings year-round.

 

 SEACOAST

New Hampshire’s seacoast captures the essence of New England’s oceanfront. In just 18 miles of coastline, there are long, sandy beaches, working ports, offshore islands, surf-stung rocks, and popular resort towns and villages that date back nearly four hundred years. Many visitors begin their tours of New Hampshire along the coast, drawn by the sound and scent of the sea, and intrigued by all the region offers.

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Dexter’s Inn, Trails & Restaurant, dextersnh.com

258 Stagecoach Road, Sunapee, NH 03782, 603-763-5571

The Dowd’s Country Inn, dowdscountryinn.com On The Common, 9 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768, 800-482-4712, 603-795-4220 Enfield Shaker Museum, shakermuseum.org

447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748, 603-632-4346

600

250

325

170

120

84

200

200

150

2

100

125

100

3

175

200

175

45

126

11

450

400

400

270

108

10

480

415

300

240

10

2

200

1

70

3

150

2

75

2

100

40

50

5

250

250

250

250

47

2

120

120

90

35

23

1

45

11

4

70

70

55

1

100

80

60

1

500

500

500

185

2

200

150

150

160

1

200

200

200

200

2

150

225

150

38

5

200

150

200

150

4

2

25

25

25

25

1

50

50

2

150

150

40

5

300

300

150

200

25

124

4

19

3

20

9

20

The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, thefells.org

On Lake Sunapee, 456 Route 103A, PO Box 276, Newbury, NH 03255, 603-763-4789, 603-763-2452

Fireside Inn & Suites, firesideinnwestlebanon.com

25 Airport Road, West Lebanon, NH 03784, 603-298-5900, 603-298-0340

See ad, Hanover Inn Dartmouth, hanoverinn.com pg. 21 Two East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH 03755, 603-643-4300, 603-643-4433

Highland Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast, highlandlakeinn.com 32 Maple Street, Andover, NH 03216, 603-735-6426 Jesse’s Steaks, Seafood & Tavern, jesses.com

Route 120, PO Box 665, Hanover, NH 03755, 603-643-4111, 603-643-3340

Lake Sunapee Country Club, lakesunapeecc.com

289 Country Club Lane, PO Box 2460, New London, NH 03257, 603-526-6040, 603-526-0220

12

Lake Sunapee Cruises - M/V Kearsarge - M/V Mt. Sunapee II, sunapeecruises.com

Town Dock - Sunapee Harbor, PO Box 774, Sunapee, NH 03782, 603-938-6465, 603-938-5671

Lui Lui of West Lebanon, luilui.com

Powerhouse Mall Plaza, 8 Glen Rd #11, West Lebanon, NH 03784, 603-298-7070, 603-298-8209

Mount Sunapee Resort, mountsunapee.com

1398 Route 103, PO Box 2021, Newbury, NH 03255, 603-763-3500, 603-763-5989

Mountain Edge Resort & Spa at Sunapee, mountainedgeresort.com 1380 Route 103, Newbury, NH 03255, 603-763-4600, 603-763-6097

See ad, The New London Inn, thenewlondoninn.com pg. 27 353 Main Street, PO Box 8, New London, NH 03257, 603-526-2791, 603-526-2749

Rosewood Country Inn, rosewoodcountryinn.com

67 Pleasant View Road, Bradford, NH 03221, 603-938-5253, (call first)

Sunapee Lake Lodge, sunapeelakelodge.com

1403 Route 103, Mt. Sunapee, NH 03255, 603-763-2010, 603-763-3314

GROUP SIZE

CLASSROOM CAPACITY

10 Morgan Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766, 603-643-5600, 603-643-5669

BANQUET CAPACITY

Courtyard by Marriott-Hanover/Lebanon, courtyard-hanoverlebanon.com

THEATER CAPACITY

See ad, Colby Sawyer College, colby-sawyer.edu/functions/ pg. 16 541 Main Street, New London, NH 03257, 603-526-3720, 603-526-3990

NUMBER OF MEETING RMS.

DARTMOUTH-LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

NUMBER OF  ROOMS

Meetings & Conference Facilities

170

70 120

300

120

75

75

LAKES REGION Bank of NH Pavillion, banknhpavilion.com

72 Meadowbrook Lane, PO Box 7296, Gilford, NH 03249, 603-293-4700

Belknap Mill, belknapmill.org

25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246, 603-524-8813

0

Castle in the Clouds, castleintheclouds.org

455 Old Mountain Road, Route 171, PO Box 687, Moultonborough, NH 03254, 603-476-5900, 603-476-2512

Cody Outdoor Center, campcody.com

9 Cody Road, Freedom, NH 03836, 603-539-4997, 603-539-5840

The Common Man Inn & Spa, thecmaninn.com

231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264, 603-536-2200, 603-536-7773

Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center, coppertoppe.com

8 Range Road, Hebron, NH 03241, 603-744-3636, 603-947-3264

Fratello’s Italian Grille, fratellos.com

799 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246, 603-528-2022

Funspot, funspotnh.com

579 Endicott Street North, PO Box 5428, Laconia, NH 03246, 603-366-4377, 603-366-2077

Gunstock Mountain Resort, gunstock.com

719 Cherry Valley Road, Route 11A, PO Box 1307, Gilford, NH 03249, 603-737-4311, 603-293-4318

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0

450


The Inn on Main, innnewhampshire.com

200 North Main Street PO Box 1089, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, 603-569-1335

The Inn on Newfound Lake, newfoundlake.com 1030 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater, NH 03222, 603-744-9111, 603-744-3894 Mill Falls at the Lake, millfalls.com

312 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, NH 03253, 603-279-7006, 603-279-6797

Lake Opechee Inn, Spa and Conference Center, opecheeinn.com 62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia, NH 03246, 603-524-0111, 603-524-1114

Lochland Lodge & Conference Center, lochlandlodge.com

238 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245, 603-279-4484, 603-279-9024

Manor On Golden Pond, manorongoldenpond.com

31 Manor Dr. PO Box T, Holderness, NH 03245, 603-968-3348, 603-968-2116

Misty Harbor & Barefoot Beach Resort, mistyharbor.com

118 Weirs Road, Gilford, NH 03249, 603-293-4500, 603-293-0493

THEATER CAPACITY

BANQUET CAPACITY

CLASSROOM CAPACITY

172

21

300

300

240

160

34

9

500

500

500

200

11

2

35

35

35

35

24

1

35

35

42

35

93

1

50

50

1

150

150

150

3

500

120

450

120

3

150

100

150

50

5

75

80

60

75

180

6

100

100

200

55

44

2

165

190

165

90

1,200

850

1,200

600

700

350

120

40

82

225

1

17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264, 603-535-2758, 603-535-3369

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, nhnature.org 23 Science Ctr. Road, PO Box 173, Holderness, NH 03245, 603-968-7194, 603-968-2229

90 North Main Street, PO Box 1270, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, 603-569-3016, 603-569-5375

70

185

Plymouth State University Welcome Center & Ice Arena, plymouth.edu/arena

The Wolfeboro Inn, wolfeboroinn.com

120

2

211 Lakeside Avenue, PO Box 5367, Laconia, NH 03247, 603-366-5531, 603-366-2007

516 Steele Hill Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269, 603-524-0500, 603-581-2395

125

28

Mount Washington Cruises, cruisenh.com

Steele Hill Resorts, steelehillresorts.com

120

1

321 Prospect Street, Franklin, NH 03235, 603-934-3033, 603-934-6446

1086 Weirs Boulevard, Laconia, NH 03246, 603-366-4341, 603-366-5731

5 14

Mojalaki Country Club, mojalaki.com

NASWA Resort, naswa.com

GROUP SIZE

Hart’s Turkey Farm, hartsturkeyfarm.com 233 DW Hwy, Junction Routes 3 & 104, PO Box 664, Meredith, NH 03253, 603-279-6212, 603-279-7146

NUMBER OF MEETING RMS.

NUMBER OF  ROOMS

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MERRIMACK VALLEY REGION Alpine Grove Banquet & BBQ Facility, alpinegrove.com 19 South Depot Road, Route 111A, Hollis, NH 03049, 603-882-9051

4

Ash Street Inn, ashstreetinn.com

118 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104, 603-668-9908, 603-629-9532

Atkinson Resort & Country Club, atkinsonresort.com

85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811, 603-362-8700, 603-362-5727

5

1

16

8

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, aviationmuseumofnh.org

3

175

100

1

100

55

2

200

200

200

125

3

350

500

350

400

66

1

20

20

134

17

500

500

500

260

3

350

250

250

150

1

150

1

120

27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053, 603-669-4820

The Barley House, thebarleyhouse.com

132 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-228-6363, 603-228-6565

See ad, Bedford Village Inn, bedfordvillageinn.com pg. 7 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-472-2001, 603-471-2569

64

Bektash Shriners Function Center, bektashshriners.org

189 Pembroke Road, PO Box 4086, Concord, NH 03302, 603-225-5372, 603-225-9430

Best Western Concord Inn & Suites, concordbestwestern.com 97 Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-228-4300, 603-228-4301

Best Western Plus Executive Court Inn & Conference Ctr./The Yard Restaurant,

executivecourtinn.com, 13500 South Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103, 603-627-2525, 603-665-7090

See ad, Brookstone Event Center, brookstone-park.com pg. 15 14 Route 111, Derry, NH 03038, 603-328-9255, 603-328-9269

Candia Woods Golf Links, candiawoods.com

313 South Road, Candia, NH 03034, 603-483-2307, 603-483-0590

Canterbury Woods Country Club, canterburywoodscc.com

15 West Road, Canterbury, NH 03224, 603-783-9400, 603-783-8900

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20

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GROUP SIZE

THEATER CAPACITY

BANQUET CAPACITY

422

1,304

250

8

500

500

500

500

5

70

85

70

50

1

50

50

50

3

60

60

14

1

20

50

25

100

2

60

30

30

95

1

Capitol Center for the Arts, ccanh.com

44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-225-1111 ext. 114, 603-224-3408

Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, castletonbcc.com

58 Enterprise Drive, PO Box 957, Windham, NH 03087, 603-898-6300, 603-894-6503

The Centennial Hotel, thecentennialhotel.com

96 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-227-9000, 603-225-5031

32

Chateau Restaurant & Event Center, chateaunh.com

201 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 03104, 603-627-2677, 603-623-3132

Chen Yang Li Restaurant, chenyangli.com

124 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-228-8508, 603-228-8308

Colby Hill Inn, colbyhillinn.com

33 The Oaks Street, PO Box 779, Henniker, NH 03242, 603-428-3281, 603-428-9218

Comfort Inn Concord, comfortinnconcord.com

71 Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-226-4100, 603-228-2106

Comfort Inn Airport, comfortinn.com/hotel-manchester-new_hampshire-NH002 298 Queen City Avenue, Manchester, NH 03102, 603-668-2600, 603-625-2081

Common Man Concord, thecman.com

25 Water Street, 1 Gulf Street (for GPS directions), Concord, NH 03301, 603-228-3463, 603-224-5722

Copper Door Restaurant, copperdoorrestaurant.com 5 Leavy Drive, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-488-2677

Country Tavern Restaurant & Pub, countrytavern.org

Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, marriott.com/mhtcy 700 Huse Road, Manchester, NH 03103, 603-641-4900, 603-641-0001

See ad, Crowne Plaza Nashua, cpnashua.com pg. 25 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, NH 03063, 603-886-1200, 603-594-9033

100

100

64

60

230

12

600

600

400

275

5

200

180

150

60

1

220

1

200

2

12

239

12

380

0

8

Firefly American Bistro & Bar, fireflynh.com 22 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03101, 603-935-9740

20

MEETINGS & CONVENTION PLANNER 2017

160 12

500

380

275

252525255,000 5,000 4,500 1,700

15

3

200

1

30

145

3

50

60

40

25

102

1

50

50

40

20

92

1

10

199

6

225

350

220

200

194 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060, 603-889-2022

9 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03062, 603-888-1551, 603-888-7193

200

1

100

Fratello’s Italian Grille, fratellos.com

Holiday Inn & Suites - Nashua, holidayinn.com/nashuanh

200

25

155 Dow Street, Manchester, NH 03101, 603-641-6776, 603-629-9465

8 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-623-2040, 603-623-2041

220

1

Fratello’s Events in the Millyard, eventsinthemillyard.com

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Manchester/Bedford, manchesterbedfordsuites.hamptoninn.com

75

2

99 Pine Hill Road, Nashua, NH 03063, 603-880-3223

407 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063, 603-883-5333, 603-883-5334

40

139

EastPoint Executive Center, officespace.com

Hampton Inn - Nashua, nashua.hamptoninn.com

40

400

625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104, 603-623-2880, 603-623-6850

515 South Street, Bow, NH 03304, 603-224-5322, 603-224-4282

2

50

500

The Derryfield, www.thederryfield.com

Hampton Inn by Hilton Concord/Bow, concordbow.hamptoninn.com

64

700

81 Pleasant Street, Chichester, NH 03258, 603-435-8479, 603-435-5045

10 St. Laurent Street, Nashua, NH 03064, 603-883-7700

64

700

Dell-Lea Weddings & Events, dell-lea.com

Fireside Inn & Suites, firesideinnnashua.com

3

8

150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104, 603-669-6144 x110, 603-669-7194

See ad, The Event Center at Hampshire Hills/The Hampshire Dome, hampshirehills.com pg. 21 50 Emerson Road, PO Box 404, Milford, NH 03055, 603-673-7123, 603-673-0797

24

90

Currier Museum of Art, currier.org

See ad, The Event Center at Courtyard by Marriott Nashua, eventcenternashua.com pg. 29 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH 03063, 603-880-9100, 603-886-9489

40

3

452 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063, 603-889-5871

See ad, Courtyard by Marriott & Grappone Conference Center, courtyardconcord.com pg. 23 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301, 603-225-0303, 603-225-8916

50

CLASSROOM CAPACITY

NUMBER OF MEETING RMS. 5

NUMBER OF  ROOMS

merrimack valley REGION continued

200

200

200

30


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THEATER CAPACITY

BANQUET CAPACITY

CLASSROOM CAPACITY

122

5

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Manchester Airport, hiexpress.com/esmanchester 1298 South Porter Street, Manchester, NH 03103, 603-669-6800, 603-647-3197

108

1

12

96

2

50

50

40

35

109

1

40

35

40

24

105

1

65

35

18

16

90

80

50

300

230

230

Holiday Inn Manchester Airport, holidayinn.com/manchesternh

2280 Brown Avenue, Manchester, NH 03103, 603-641-6466, 603-641-5655

Holiday Inn Salem, salemhi.com

1 Keewaydin Drive, Salem, NH 03079, 603-893-5511, 603-894-6728

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gateway Hills Nashua, gatewayhillsnashua.homewoodsuites.com 15 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03062, 603-546-7470, 603-897-0080

Kimball-Jenkins Estate, kimballjenkins.com

7

266 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-225-3932, 603-225-9288

LaBelle Winery, labellewinerynh.com

345 Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031, 603-672-9898, 603-554-1853

Lake Shore Farm Inn, lakeshorefarminn.com

275 Jenness Pond Road, Northwood, NH 03261, 603-560-0997

GROUP SIZE

NUMBER OF  ROOMS

Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, ihg.com/holidayinn/concordnh 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-224-9534, 603-224-8266

MERRIMACK VALLEY REGION continued

32

League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters, nhcrafts.org

49 South Main St., Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301, 603-224-3375, 603-225-8452

Londonderry Country Club, londonderrycountryclub.com

2

230

2

200

3

122

2

175

1

45

55

200 56

56

130

175

450

450

200

125

4

300

260

300

200

4

600

103

300

120

2

190

100

80

40

15

150

100

125

80

5

20

See ad, New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center, nhaudubon.org pg. 27 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301, 603-224-9909, 603-226-0902

3

150

100

100

75

See ad, Pats Peak Banquet Center, patspeak.com pg. 6 686 Flanders Road, PO Box 2448, Henniker, NH 03242, 603-428-3245, 603-428-7821

3

200

200

200

200

2

225

215

100

6

200

250

200

150

65

50

35

56 Kimball Road, Londonderry, NH 03053, 603-432-9789

Lui Lui of Nashua, luilui.com

259 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060, 603-888-2588, 603-888-7297

Manchester Community College, mccnh.edu

1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH 03102, 603-206-8161, 603-624-1576

Manchester Country Club, manchestercountryclub.com 180 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-624-4096

See ad, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, starhop.com pg. 6 2 Institute Drive, Concord, NH 03301, 603-271-7827, 603-271-7832

Millyard Museum, manchesterhistoric.org

200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101, 603-622-7531

New England College, nec.edu

98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242, 603-428-2479

New England Executive Center, nhofficespace.com

264 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-644-4554, 603-628-2227

Promises To Keep, promisesnh.com

199 Rockingham Road, Derry, NH 03038, 603-432-1559, 603-432-4997

Puritan Conference Ctr. & Function Facility, puritanbackroom.com

245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104, 603-666-9893, 603-669-3199

Quality Inn Manchester Airport, choicehotels.com/nh054

55 John E. Devine Drive, Manchester, NH 03103, 603-668-6110, 603-668-6116

See ad, Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown, radisson.com/manchesternh pg. 9 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101, 603-625-1000, 603-206-4000

Radisson Hotel Nashua, radisson.com

11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03062, 603-888-9970, 603-888-4112

Red River Theatres, redrivertheatres.org

11 South Main Street, Suite L1-1, Concord, NH 03301, 603-224-4697 ext. 12

117

3

248

16

2,600 2,600

336

13

1,000

1,000

0

3

156

156

2

10

129

2

60

35

60

25

1,521

8

1,650

575

450

167

Regus, regus.com

1 Tara Boulevard, Suite 200, Nashua, NH 03062, 603-324-7100, 603-324-7101

Residences at Daniel Webster,

246 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054, 603-424-8100, 603-913-2929

Saint Anselm College, anselm.edu

100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102, 603-641-7000, 603-641-7340

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1,600 1,400 500

500 156


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CLASSROOM CAPACITY

Sky Meadow Country Club, skymeadow.com

BANQUET CAPACITY

29 Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-206-6800, 603-206-2589

THEATER CAPACITY

SERESC Conference Center, seresc.net

GROUP SIZE

Searles Castle at Windham, searlescastlewindham.com 21 Searles Road, Windham, NH 03087, 603-898-6597, 603-893-4608

NUMBER OF MEETING RMS.

NUMBER OF  ROOMS

MERRIMACK VALLEY REGION continued

2

50

70

50

50

10

220

330

220

225

300

250

2

6 Mountain Laurels Drive, Nashua, NH 03062, 603-888-9000, 603-888-2166

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, forestsociety.org

4

54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-224-9945, 603-228-0423

See ad, Southern New Hampshire University, snhuconferences.com/ pg. 25 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106, 603-645-9612, 603-645-9712

50

25

Stonebridge Country Club, golfstonebridgecc.com

2

161 Gorham Pond Road, Goffstown, NH 03045, 603-497-8633, 603-497-4612

Verizon Wireless Arena/SMG, verizonwirelessarena.com

50

5

555 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101, 603-644-5000, 603-644-1575

Walnut Hill, walnuthillnh.com

50 400

275

32

60

200

65

10,000

2

50

128

4

300

15

1

12

65

1

500

500

40

2

15

1,000

20

600

1

180

3

400

13

2

30

70

3

81 Chester Road, NH Route 102, Raymond, NH 03077, 603-895-2437, 603-895-1326

50

MONADNOCK REGION Best Western PLUS Sovereign Hotel, bestwesternpluskeene.com 401 Winchester Street, Keene, NH 03431, 603-357-3038, 603-357-4776 Chesterfield Inn, chesterfieldinn.com

20 Cross Road, PO Box 155, West Chesterfield, NH 03466, 603-256-3211, 603-256-6131

Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area, crotchedmountain.com

615 Francestown Road, Bennington, NH 03442, 603-588-3668, 603-588-3667

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Keene Downtown, fairfieldinnkeene.com 30 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431, 603-357-7070, 603-357-7075

Franklin Pierce University, franklinpierce.edu

40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461, 603-899-4243

The Gibson Room at Crotched Mountain Golf Club, crotchedmountaingolfclub.com 740 2nd N.H. Turnpike North, Francestown, NH 03043, 603-588-2923

Hidden Hills/Four Star Catering, fourstarcatering.com

Route 202, PO Box 369, Rindge, NH 03461, 603-899-5001, 603-899-2037

The Inn at Crotched Mountain, innatcrotchedmt.com

534 Mountain Road, Francestown, NH 03043, 603-588-6840

The Inn at East Hill Farm, east-hill-farm.com

460 Monadnock Street, Troy, NH 03465, 603-242-6495, 603-242-7709

Keene Country Club, keenecc.com 755 West HIll Road, Keene, NH 03431, 603-352-0135, 603-355-6681

400

220

15

15

300

100

400

300

150 300

300

350

150

1

175

175

175

175

1

100

120

100

40

3

150

92

2

20

107

4

400

4

250

169

4

300

71

3

49 High Street, PO Box 97, Peterborough, NH 03458, 603-924-7769

Papagallos Restaurant, papagallos.com

9 Monadnock Highway, Keene, NH 03431, 603-352-9400, 603-352-1447

247 Woodbound Road, Rindge, NH 03461, 603-532-8341, 603-532-4029

15

250

7

Monadnock Country Club, monadnockcc.com

Woodbound Inn, woodbound.com

350

SEACOAST REGION Anchorage Inns & Suites, anchorageinns.com

417 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-8111, 603-431-4443

Ashworth by the Sea Hotel, ashworthhotel.com 295 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH 03842, 603-926-6762, 603-926-2002 The Atlantic Grill, theatlanticgrill.com

5 Pioneer Road, Rye, NH, PO Box 4780, Porstmouth, NH 03802, 603-433-3000

BEST WESTERN PLUS Wynwood Hotel & Suites, wynwoodportsmouth.com

580 US Highway 1 Bypass North, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-436-7600, 603-436-7600

Best Western The Inn at Hampton & Conference Center, theinnathampton.com 815 Lafayette Road, Route 1, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-926-6771, 603-929-2160

CR’s The Restaurant, crstherestaurant.com

287 Exeter Road, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-929-7972, 603-929-0122

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50

20 350

300

140

160

120

300

190

150

315

184

178

40


Host yor net event at The Music Hall

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Dover Days Inn, dover-durham-daysinn.com

481 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820, 603-742-0400, 603-742-7790

2

25

The Exeter Inn, theexeterinn.com

90 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833, 603-772-5901, 603-778-8757

46

7

100

Flag Hill Winery & Distillery / Flag Hill Catering & Events, flaghill.com 297 North River Road, Lee, NH 03861, 603-659-2949, 603-659-5107

100

1

250

250

The Governor’s Inn, governorsinn.com

78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867, 603-332-0107, 603-335-1984

20

10

175

175

Hampshire Inn, hampshireinn.com

20 Spur Road, Off Rte. 107, Seabrook, NH 03874, 1-800-932-8520, 603-474-2886

35

3

175

175

100

100

Hampton Inn & Suites Exeter, exetersuites.hamptoninn.com

59 Portsmouth Avenue, Exeter, NH 03833, 603-658-5555, 603-658-5556

145

1

65

65

42

30

Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown, hgiportsmouth.com

100 High Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-1499, 603-431-1477

131

3

100

100

72

64

Holiday Inn Express Durham/UNH, hiexdurham.com

2 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824, 603-868-1234, 603-590-1315

68

1

15

Holiday Inn Express Rochester & Suites, hiexpress.com

77 Farmington Road, Route 11, Rochester, NH 03867, 603-994-1175, 603-994-1176

77

1

50

20

30

20

Holiday Inn Portsmouth, hiportsmouth.com

300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-8000, 603-431-2065

130

2

175

175

100

110

Homewood Suites by Hilton Portsmouth, homewoodsuites1.hilton.com

100 Portsmouth Boulevard, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-427-5400, 603-427-5410

116

1

40

40

32

24

The Hotel Portsmouth, thehotelportsmouth.com

40 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-433-1200

32

4

33

33

6

75

30

1

250

120

6

85

100

4

100

2

25

3

350

600

350

2

895

895

150

1

200

IOS Business Centers, iosnh.com

One New Hampshire Avenue, #125/155 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-766-1900, 603-766-1901

Isles of Shoals Steamship Co., islesofshoals.com

315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-5500, 603-433-1280

Kingston 1686 House, thekingston1686house.com 127 Main Street, Kingston, NH 03848, 603-642-3637

Lamie’s Inn & Old Salt Restaurant, lamiesinn.com

490 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-926-0330, 603-929-0019

32

The Library Restaurant, libraryrestaurant.com

401 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-5202, 603-431-4678

Martel Roberge Function Center, mrfunctioncenter.com 551 Foundry St., Rollinsford, NH 03869, 603-742-7814

See ad, The Music Hall, themusichall.org pg. 25 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-766-2202, 603-766-1753

0

Newick’s Seafood Restaurant, newicks.com

431 Dover Point Road, Dover, NH 03820, 603-742-3205

One Liberty Lane, onelibertylane.com

Paul’s Carriage House Restaurant Inc., carriagehouserye.com 2263 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH 03870, 603-964-8251, 603-964-1666 Pease Golf Course, peasegolf.com

200 Grafton Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-433-1331, 603-427-0433

Portsmouth Country Club, portsmouthcc.net

80 Country Club Lane, Greenland, NH 03840, 603-436-9791, 603-433-3236

Portsmouth Courtyard by Marriott, marriot.com

1000 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-436-2121, 603-430-7666

Portsmouth Gas Light Co., portsmouthgaslight.com

64 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-430-9122, 603-431-1988

Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center, portsmouthharborevents.com 22 Portwalk Place 22 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-422-9300

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12

130

75

133

100

50

110

50

85

30

895

125

6

One Liberty Lane East, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-474-1776, 603-758-1084

CLASSROOM CAPACITY

50

BANQUET CAPACITY

GROUP SIZE 12

Coastal Video Conference Center, coastaledc.org 4 Merrill Industrial Drive, Suite 201, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-929-9244, 603-929-3502

THEATER CAPACITY

NUMBER OF MEETING RMS. 1

NUMBER OF  ROOMS

SEACOAST REGION continued

100

1

42

42

2

150

75

150

1

170

180

170

2

100

100

80

1

250

6

300

50

60

150 300

300

300


Business or Social Event?

NH Audubon’s McLane Center is the perfect setting. Located just minutes from downtown Concord, we offer: • Convenient location just off I-89 Exit 2 • Breakout Rooms • Group Size 100 • LEED Gold Certified Green Building • Non-Profit Discounts Available 84 Silk Farm Road • Concord, NH 03301 www.nhaudubon.org 603-224-9909 x 333 events@nhaudubon.org

Client: AE: Date: Topic: Size: Guidelines:

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Redhook Ale Brewery, redhook.com

1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-501-3237, 603-430-6011

Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown Waterfront, marriott.com 100 Deer Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-422-9200, 603-422-9201

128

The River House Restaurant, riverhouse53bow.com 53 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-2600

Rochester Country Club, rochestercc.com

94 Church Street, Rochester, NH 03839, 603-332-0985

Rudi’s Portsmouth, rudisportsmouth.com

588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH 03854, 603-422-7322, 603-422-7329

CLASSROOM CAPACITY

1

40

50

40

24

1

42

2

120

2

100

1

36 180

225

75

2

160

160

101

180

15

250

350

300

150

23

3

140

120

140

100

3,500

50

7,500

688

1,000

300

7

3

20

200

150

150

350

250

150

376

280

204

1,000

150

400

300

See ad, Wentworth By The Sea Country Club, wentworthbytheseacc.com pg. 2 60 Wentworth Road, Rye, NH 03870, 603-433-3050, 603-431-4788

Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa - Marriott Hotel & Spa, wentworth.com

150

75

160 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-227-8717, 603-926-6073

430 High Street, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-929-1437

180

2

Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park, nhstateparks.org

The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion, www.thevictoriainn.com

250

300

Route 1A, Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870, 603-436-8043, 603-433-2235

See ad, University of New Hampshire, Conferences & Catering, unh.edu/conferences-catering pg. 3 Stillings Hall, 20 Ballard Street, Durham, NH 03824, 603-862-1900, 603-862-0245

180

300

Seacoast Science Center, seacoastsciencecenter.org

17 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH 03824, 603-868-7800, 603-868-5011

2

300

180 Plaistow Road, Route 125, Plaistow, NH 03865, 603-382-4840

Three Chimneys Inn, threechimneysinn.com

25

35

Sawyer’s Banquet Facility, sawyersbanquetfacility.com

250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-2300, 603-431-7805

50

50

20 High Street, Portsmouth, NH 038801, 603-430-7834

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, sheratonportsmouth.com

BANQUET CAPACITY

1

THEATER CAPACITY

121

GROUP SIZE

NUMBER OF MEETING RMS.

Quality Inn Portsmouth, qualityinnportsmouth.com 1190 Lafayette Road (Route One), Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-433-3338, 603-431-1639

NUMBER OF  ROOMS

SEACOAST REGION continued

4 161

Whittemore Center Arena, whittcenter.com 128 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824, 603-862-1379, 603-862-1977

9 2

300

35

6,500 6,500

WHITE MOUNTAIN REGION Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, attitash.com/grandsummit.html Route 302, PO Box 429, Bartlett, NH 03812, 603-374-1900, 603-374-3040 Attitash Mountain Village Resort, attitashmtvillage.com

1 River Run Drive, PO Box 358, Bartlett, NH 03812, 603-374-6500, 603-374-5208

Best Western - Silver Fox Inn, silverfoxinn.com

70 Packard’s Road, Waterville Valley, NH 03215, 603-236-3699, 603-236-4128

Best Western White Mountain Inn, bestwesternnh.com

87 Wallace Hill Road, Franconia, NH 03580, 603-823-7422, 603-823-5638

The Buttonwood Inn, buttonwoodinn.com

64 Mt. Surprise Road, PO Box 1817, North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-2625, 603-356-3140

Cabot Inn & Suites, cabotinnandsuites.com

200 Portland Street, Lancaster, NH 03584, 603-788-3346, 603-788-2732

Christmas Farm Inn & Spa, christmasfarminn.com

3 Blitzen Way, Black Mountain Road, PO Box 828, Jackson, NH 03846, 603-383-4313, 603-383-6495

Days Inn, daysinnnh.com

557 U.S. Route 3, Lincoln, NH 03251, 603-745-8118, 603-238-2410

Days Inn Campton, daysinncampton.com

1513 US Route 3, Campton, NH 03223, 603-536-3520, 603-536-8114

Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club, eaglemt.com

179 Carter Notch Road, PO Box 804, Jackson, NH 03846, 603-383-9111, 603-383-0854

Eastern Slope Inn Resort, easternslopeinn.com

2760 White Mtn. Highway, Box 359, North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-6321, 603-356-8732

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143

14

500

600

400

2

50

75

32

3

50

50

50

40

60

2

60

300

225

198

10

3

30

25

25

25

76

1

300

300

300

150

41

1

4,560

100

85

60

73

2

500

100

1

175

96

4

150

250

150

150

250

1

50

50

40

40

80

100


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NUMBER OF MEETING RMS.

GROUP SIZE

THEATER CAPACITY

BANQUET CAPACITY

CLASSROOM CAPACITY

1

50

91

1

65

65

60

50

34

6

100

125

108

60

9

3

50

50

50

98

2

200

200

160

100

25

1

50

133

3

60

120

60

60

93

2

95

95

95

28

6

55

120

10

66

3

60

60

60

60

234

6

190

190

175

175

144

11

100

280

300

170

200

17

500

550

425

250

335

23

1,000

600

400

275

78

7

300

300

250

108

1

30

30

30

88

2

45

45

30

85

3

100

76

1

50

50

50

155

4

300

49

5

90

90

75

45

384

17

550

550

440

250

61

2

200

50

200

80

80

6

125

125

100

75

40

2

170

250

170

170

The Wentworth Inn, thewentworth.com 1 Carter Notch Road, PO Box M, Jackson, NH 03846, 603-383-9700, 603-383-4265

61

2

200

50

200

80

The White Mountain Hotel & Resort, whitemountainhotel.com 2560 West Side Road, PO Box 1828, North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-7100, 603-356-7100

80

6

125

125

100

75

Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery, woodstockinnnh.com 135 Main Street, PO Box 118, No. Woodstock, NH 03262, 603-745-3951

40

2

170

250

170

170

Four Seasons Motor Inn, 4seasonsmotorinn.com

Route 3 Box 432, Twin Mountain, NH 03595, 603-846-5708

Green Granite Inn & Conference Center, greengranite.com 1515 White Mountain Highway, PO Box 3127, No. Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-6901, 603-356-6980 Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch, outdoors.org

Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575, 603-278-4453, 603-278-4434

Horse & Hound Inn, horseandhoundnh.com

205 Wells Road, Franconia, NH 03580, 603-823-5501

Indian Head Resort, indianheadresort.com

664 US Route 3, Lincoln, NH 03251, 603-745-8000, 603-745-8414

The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, innatthornhill.com

40 Thorn Hill Road, Jackson, NH 03846, 603-383-4242, 603-383-8062

InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook, innseason.com

33 Brookline Road, Lincoln, NH 03251, 603-745-9900, 603-745-8233

Jack O’Lantern Resort, jackolanternresort.com

US Rte. 3, PO Box A, Woodstock, NH 03293, 603-745-8121, 603-745-8197

Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch, outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/pinkham/ 361 Route 16, PO Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581, 603-466-2725, 603-466-3871

Merrill Farm Resort, merrillfarminn.com

428 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway, NH 03860, 603-447-3866

Mountain Club on Loon Resort & Spa, mtnclub.com

90 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, NH 03251, 603-745-2244, 603-745-2317

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, mountainviewgrand.com

101 Mountain View Road, Whitefield, NH 03598, 603-837-0024, 603-837-8884

North Conway Grand Hotel, northconwaygrand.com

72 Common Court, PO Box 3189, North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-9300, 603-356-6028

Omni Mount Washington Resort, omnihotels.com/mountwashington

310 Mt. Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575, 603-278-1000, 603-278-8828

Purity Spring Resort, purityspring.com

1251 Eaton Road, Rte. 153, East Madison, NH 03849, 603-367-8896, 603-367-8664

Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway, northconwayresidenceinn.com

1801 White Mountain Highway, PO Box 10, North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-3024, 603-356-3025

Royalty Inn, royaltyinn.com

130 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581, 603-466-3312

Snowy Owl Inn & Resort, snowyowlinn.com

41 Village Road, PO Box 407, Waterville Valley, NH 03215, 603-236-8383, 603-236-4890

Storybook Inn & Suites, storybookinnandsuites.com

Glen Junction, Rtes. 16 & US 302, Glen, NH 03838, 603-383-6800, 603-383-4678

Town & Country Inn and Resort, townandcountryinn.com

US Route 2, PO Box 220, Gorham, NH 03581, 603-466-3315, 603-466-3316

The Valley Inn, valleyinn.com

17 Tecumseh Road, PO Box 1, Waterville Valley, NH 03215, 603-236-8425, 603-236-8429

Waterville Valley Conference & Event Center, waterville.com

1 Ski Area Road, PO Box 540, Waterville Valley, NH 03215, 1-800-468-2553, 603-236-4344

The Wentworth Inn, thewentworth.com

1 Carter Notch Road, PO Box M, Jackson, NH 03846, 603-383-9700, 603-383-4265

The White Mountain Hotel & Resort, whitemountainhotel.com

2560 West Side Road, PO Box 1828, North Conway, NH 03860, 603-356-7100, 603-356-7100

Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery, woodstockinnnh.com

135 Main Street, PO Box 118, No. Woodstock, NH 03262, 603-745-3951

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