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Connections January 2014 - Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce -

Happy New Year!

Photos from 2013 - 2 Events Calendar - 3 Ribbon Cuttings - 4 Holiday Wine Tasting- 5 New Members - 6 Movers & Shakers 7

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Tourism Summit February 5, 2014

(Note the DATE CHANGE)

8:30am-12:00pm Harbor Events Center

Holiday Wine Tasting 2013, Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel Photo by Katie Sweet

Join us for an annual gathering of Chamber members who are in the hospitality business or who support the Seacoast tourism industry.

What an amazing 2013!

500 Market Street PO Box 239 P 603-610-5510 F 603-436-5118

David J. Murray

Directors John Akar, Anne Brown, Kim Buxton, Rich Chagnon, Shari Donnermeyer, Lisa Gainty, Mark Galvin, Joe Graham, Dan Innis, Doug Macdonald, Steve Marchand, Joshua Morris, Ken Murphy, Robert “Butch� Ricci, Assiah Russell, Betsy Scott, Matthew Stachowske, Ben Wheeler, Larry Yerdon, Bill Young Officers Ben Wheeler, Chair Anne Brown, Vice Chair Ken Murphy, Treasurer Shari Donnermeyer, Past Chair Staff Doug Bates President Valerie Rochon Tourism Director Katie Sweet Marketing Coordinator Briggs Buzzell Membership Manager Alli Miller Events Coordinator Samantha Engel Accounting Susan Middleton Visitor Services Coordinator Joan Chawziuk Visitor Tour Coordinator Visitor Assistants Bea Ann Kendall Elizabeth Barcomb Newsletter Editor/Writer/Production Katie Sweet

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Calendar of Events Government Affairs

Friday, Jan. 10th - 8am Seacoast Media Group 111 Hampshire Ave (Pease) Senators Martha Fuller Clark and Nancy Stiles will join lobbyist Nancy Johnson to brief the Committee on important bills. This is a free event and all are welcome. RSVP:

Special Offer for Seacoast Alliance Chamber Members Ski All Day for $19 on Friday, Jan. 31st

Shawnee Peak

Buy tickets here:

Use code SEACOAST14 and pass it on to friends and family!

Celebration eBrew

Thursday, Jan. 9th 5pm-7pm

The Press Room Daniel St. Celebrate eCoast’s 15th Birthday! Brews - Snacks - Networking

Legislative Reception, Thursday, Jan. 16th 5:30pm-7:30pm Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside This annual event, sponsored by Public Service of New Hampshire, is a great way to get connected to your legislators. Members of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee feel that it is especially important to get to know your state representatives. Visit:

Tuesday, Jan. 21st 7:30am-9am Breakfast Series Seacoast Science Center BIG news to be formally announced by Gov. Hassan

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside For info. and tickets visit:

Fire & Ice Festival Feb. 14th-17th Four days and nights of events spread around the city, anchored by Portsmouth Gas Light and Strawbery Banke Museum and a Kick Off Party at the Port Inn! More details to come...

Thursday, Jan. 23rd 5pm-7pm

Business After Hours Martingale Wharf Portsmouth

- Food & Beverages - Networking - Raffles! 3. Jan 2014 ~ Connections

Ribbon Cuttings

What? Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank 1390B Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH

No video

on your website yet? For the love of Pete, it’s 2014!

Northway Bank

750 Lafayette Rd. Portsmouth, NH

For Chamber members, professional business videos start at just $495.



NOW 2 LOCATIONS! 1976 W Woodbury oodbury A Ave ve Portsmouth NH


(Next to Dunkin Donuts)


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4 Months Tanning



70 Heritage Ave Ave Portsmouth NH (Next to Stor-U-Self) Sto

603.294.0023 ALL DRY


Holiday Wine Tasting

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel December 2013

Rick Dumont Images

Rick Dumont Images 5. Jan 2014 ~ Connections


Welcome New Members

Shopping 33 Deer Street Unit 5A, Portsmouth, NH Michelle or Lindsey Carter 603.501.0063

Clegg Sound Associates, LLC Event Services Rochester, NH Dean Clegg 207.752.0480

Project Pawsitive Foundation

Zoomin Groomin

Home Builders & Remodelers Association

Speedpro Imaging of Portsmouth

Pegasus Construction LLC

South Church, Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Nonprofit Portsmouth, NH 03801 603.661.4775 Jill Sullivan Grueter Home PO Box 1453, Portsmouth, NH Joseph Paquet 603.531.9977

Home 1950 Lafayette Rd. Portsmouth, NH Jeff Schwartz 978.204.9764

Brie’s Boutique

Shopping 960 Sagamore Ave. Portsmouth, NH Sabrina Hosse 603.431.3000

The Dust Bunny

Cleaning Portsmouth, NH Tarleen Miller 603.812.3614

Blind Gallery

Home/Design 72 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH Joel Conley 978.857.1096

NH Community Loan Fund

Financial Services 7 Wall St., Concord, NH John Hamilton 603.224.6669

Pet Services Somersworth, NH Cherie Stevenson 603.819.4747 Print Services 195 New Hampshire Ave.#100 Portsmouth, NH Michael Enright 603.766.8088 Nonprofit 292 State St. Portsmouth, NH Shawn Bjorklund 603.436.4762

Crown Trophy 128

Award/Engraving Services 131 Mirona Rd. Portsmouth, NH Shane Winslow 603.431.5552

Pretty Poppy

Shopping 47 Market St. Portsmouth, NH 603.294.0632

New Member Orientation Wednesday, Jan. 8th 9:30am-10:30am The Chamber

500 Market St., Portsmouth For new members or those want to learn how to make the most of their membership. 6. Jan 2014 ~ Connections

Movers and Shakers Families First Families First Health and Support Center recently welcomed two new providers to its primary-care team, physician Eric Samuel and nurse practitioner Elizabeth Harrison.

Adult Winter Workshops 2014 Adult Winter Workshops are Open for Registration! NHTP Adult Workshop Intensives are held at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, NH for participants age 16 and up.

Darci Creative Darci Creative has leased office space at 96 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth NH. Bob Marchewka of One Commercial represented the tenant DARCI Creative in their expansion to the new location.

Centrix Bank Centrix Bank President/CEO Joseph B. Reilly and Lucy T. Gobin, Senior EVP & COO, presented Shannon Sullivan of The Santa Fund with a $2,500 check on behalf of the Bank’s Board of Directors. This is the fourth consecutive year that Centrix Bank has contributed to The Santa Fund.

Cycle the Seacoast A one-day bike ride on May 4th to support the Seacoast Lung Association’s mission to save lives through education, advocacy and research. Cycle the Seacoast will begin and end at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth and offer fully-supported routes of 25, 50 and 100 miles. Visit and choose “Cycle the Seacoast”.

New Hampshire Theatre Project NHTP brings Finding the Prince An Original Work by Genevieve Aichele, CJ Lewis & Shay Willard January 10-26, 2014

Business in the Arts Awards Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Business in the Arts Awards. The Awards are sponsored by the NH Business Committee for the Arts to publicly recognize and honor businesses and an individual business leader for their significant impact on New Hampshire’s arts and cultural community.

Pro Musica Portsmouth Pro Musica, a 55-voiced auditioned community chorus, will honor our nation’s veterans on Sunday, January 19th, at 3pm, at Portsmouth High School with a special presentation of Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.” For tickets visit:

Seacoast Rep. PAPA (Portsmouth Academy for the Performing Arts) is proud to present its Mainstage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Jan. 17-19, 2014. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical retelling of the story of Joseph from the bible. Follow Joseph, his brothers, and of course the magical coat, on a colorful and richly weaved musical journey. A Tony Award winning musical, Joseph is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its familiar music and iconic style.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation Portsmouth Regional Hospital has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning---sometimes called CAT scanning---is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatment for various medical conditions.

Seacoast Mavericks The Seacoast Mavericks 2nd Annual Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Harbor Events Center. Guest speakers this year include former Red Sox pitcher Bill “The Spaceman” Lee and local heroes from Major League Baseball, Sam Fuld and Mike Fransoso. Join us for a fantastic evening of baseball talk, great food, and awesome auction items! Visit:

Mark Wentworth Home The Home is pleased to announce the promotion of Licensed Practical Nurse Tatum O’Shea to Garden Place Nurse Supervisor. As Supervisor, O’Shea will coordinate all aspects of a person-centered approach to service at the Home’s Garden Place memory care community.

Have you seen the Market Square Kiosk lately?

Portsmouth images in all seasons surround the kiosk, except for two panels for events posting. Thanks to SpeedPro Imaging for their great work! - photo by SpeedPro 7. Jan 2014 ~ Connections

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