Don’t forget Brexpo, November 4 - To exhibit or attend call 924-7234! ONE DOLLAR NOVEMBER 2009 Greater Peterborough Chamber NewsLine Chamber of Commerce 10 Wilton Road P.O. Box 401 Peterborough, NH 03458 Enhancing the economic vitality and quality of life of the Greater Peterborough region. Phone: 603-924-7234 Fax: 603-924-7235 Email: email@example.com Web site: www.peterboroughchamber.com Time for COTY/BLOTY Past Business Leader of the Year Peak Into Peterborough Recipients: Nominations! A GREAT Peak Into Pam Brenner Peterborough! O nce again this year, we will be honor- ing our annual Citizen of the Year and Bob Edwards Joe & Elaine Cummings Business Leader of the Year at a gala ban- quet early in 2010. C. James Grant Peter Gosline S aturday, October 17, turned out to be a perfect day — perfect for our 6th Annual Peak Into Peterborough festival, Please help us by nominating a de- Philip Mathewson which filled the town and plazas with serving recipient — or two! Dr. David A. Hedstrom shoppers and visitors. Despite competition Simple nomination forms are Major Wheelock from the Keene Pumpkin Festival this year available at the Chamber offices at the inter- Nancy Adams (or maybe because of it), early indications section of Rtes. 101 & 202 in Peterborough. Richard Verney are that this year’s PIP was at least 10% or online at our website: Ben Perez larger than in previous years. Our Chamber www.peterboroughchamber.com. We are Joe Hart advertised in seven newspapers, which also enclosing nomination forms with this Willard Williams also helped, no doubt. newsletter, for your convenience. Larry Ross Many, many thanks to all of the Nominators also may choose to up- Whalen Dunn people and organizations who made it date previously submitted nomination forms Bill Williamson possible, including: which the Chamber maintains on file. Ted Leach The deadline for nominations is 5 Chris Flynn The Town of Peterborough Department of p.m., Friday, December 11. For more infor- Public Works and Recreation mation, please call (603) 924-7234 or email Don’t Miss Our Annual Department firstname.lastname@example.org. Holiday Online Auction Peter Mazzone, Ava Marie Chocolates Past Citizen Of the Year Recipients: Sat. Nov. 21-Tues. Dec. 1 Ocean Bank Francie and Carl Von Mertens Hope Pettegrew Bob Taft T his year, our Annual Holiday Online Auction will be held from Saturday, November 21, at 12:01 am., to Tuesday, Our generous pizza tasting participants: Grappelli’s Our Town Pizza Linda Renna December 1, at 9:00 pm sharp! Pizza Barn Mary and Tom Murphy The purpose of this auction is two- Pizza Pizzazz Dr. Michael B. Gordon fold: To get folks to shop at local merchants The parents of Boy Scout Troop 8 Dr. Helfried C. Zrzavy during the holiday season and to raise some Terry Reeves money for the Monadnock Area Food Bank. The Lunatic Fringe Band Rebecca and Edward Hamblin This auction consists mainly of gift The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Audrey M. White Florence B. Jarest certificates (which we can make for you if you don’t have). Unlike our big auction in Lee, Judy, and Alfred Sawyer, Jaffrey Dr. Edward and Anne Twitchell (Wagon Rides) Albert Roy the spring, for which the merchandise is picked up at our Chamber offices, in this Peterborough Merchants Marketing Asso- Nancy Gorr Holiday Online Auction the gift certificate ciation (Shuttle Bus): James W. Lenane is picked up at your store — so that the Pamela Gleeson, Consensus Technnology Marie Kirn Cathie and Phil Runyon winner can spend even more! Peter Robinson, Roy’s/Maggie’s In addition, participating merchants Jeff Brown, The Wireless Zone Peterborough Playground Committee also get mentioned in all of our publicity Willard Williams, The Toadstool Dorothy D. Peterson and advertising, which in itself always helps Jim Therriault, Peterboro Basket Company Walter Jones Patricia Houston holiday sales. Shelley Osborne, Joseph’s Coat Roland “Beaver” Jutras As always, our huge thanks go to Ray AND others-see page 2 Dr. Mark D. & Marilyn R. Kelley Cote of Appropriate Solutions, Inc., for creating and running the software that Actors’ Circle Theatre: Judge Kenneth A. Brighton John Franklin Jere T. Morris makes all of this possible. Watch for more announcements and Rob Koch Larry C. Bishop Sally Stearns Brown information about the Holiday Online Auc- Marilyn Weir Photography Robert H. Grip tion. In the meantime, please contact us at email@example.com or (603) And … our many banner holders and sup- Elizabeth Yates McGreal porters: 924-7234 if you would like to offer a gift C. James Grant (continued on page 2) certificate. Thank you! Official Chamber Photographer: Marilyn Weir Photography, 924-3405 2 Achilles Agway Mariposa Museum Peak Into Peterborough 2009 Acqua Bistro Masiello Insurance Photos... Actors’ Circle Theatre MicroSpec Corporation Aesop's Tables Monadnock Community Bank Allen & Mathewson Energy Corp. Monadnock Community Hospital AllState Insurance & Financial Services Monadnock Congregational Church Anytime Apparel Monadnock Family Services Appropriate Solutions, Inc. Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Armored Textiles, Inc Monadnock Music At Wits' End Monadnock OB GYN Associates, PA Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates & Ice Monadnock Occupational Therapy Service Cream Monadnock Orthodontics Belletetes Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates, PLLC Black Swan Monadnock Performing Arts Academy Blue Moon Soaps & Pottery Monadnock Writers Group Bond Wellness Center Morgan's Way Bowditch & Dewey, LLP Mr. Mike's Mini Mart Bowerbird & Friends New Hampshire Ball Bearings Brady's American Grille Nonie's Restaurant Brookstone Business Center Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm Charter Trust Company Ocean Bank Chelminski Research Our Town Pizza Consensus Technology Peterborough Art Academy & Gallery Denmar Kitchen and Bath Designs Peterboro Basket Company Depot Square Peterborough Camera Shop Dublin School Peterborough Diner Dunkin Donuts Peterborough Fire & Rescue Eastern Mountain Sports Peterborough Lions Club Edward L. Despres, CLU, Financial Peterborough Marble & Granite Services Peterborough Music Company LLC European Esthetics Peterborough Paints & Décor Euzonic, Inc. Peterborough Players Fabricare Dry Cleaners Peterborough Shoe Store Farmers' Market Pine Hill Child Care Center Fernald, Taft, Falby & Little, PA Pony Farm Flashpoint Technology, Inc Precious Cargo Fletcher & Wilder Communications RBC Wealth Management Gentlemen's Choice Barbershop Rebecca’s Consignments Grappelli's Pizza Red Chair Antiques Flashpoint Technology, Inc. Renaissance Room Happy Valley School Richard Monahon, Architect Harborside Pheasantwood Rite Aid Pharmacy Harlow's Pub & Deli Royal Embroidery Hobbs Jewelers Roy's Market Horse Power Saymore Signs & Trophy Hubert's Family Outfitters SDE, Inc. InHaus Media Sharon Arts Center Jack Daniels Motor Inn Sim's Press James Thomas Hair Salon Steele's Stationers Jane, Hedstrom & Ainslie, PA Summerhill Assisted Living Jane’s in Stitches TD Bank Jellison Funeral Home The Feathered nest John Stanek Custom Builders The Masiello Group/Better Homes Joseph's Coat & Gardens Realty Juniper Peterborough, LLC The Petersons Real Estate Kaufhold Family Memorials & Stone Work The Scott-Farrar Home Kevin Fallon, DDS Toadstool Bookshop Lake Sunapee Bank Twelve Pine Le FP Green Body Care & Spa U.S. Cellular Lee & Mt. Fuji at Noone Falls Virginia Dickinson Len Pagano, Architect W.G. Ellerkamp Lions Club Wellness Center Little River B&B Wireless Zone Maggie's Marketplace Yankee Magazine All above photos by Marilyn Weir Manhattan East 3 Passport To Peterborough A Great Success By Pamela Gleeson T he Passport to Peterborough Shuttle was a great success in so many ways, even though there were only a few riders. The Peterborough Merchants Marketing Association, while planning for Peak Into Peterborough, decided to offer a shuttle as a means of attracting people downtown to shop and learn about Peterborough at the same time. A committee was formed in mid-September, with the challenge of put- ting everything together for October 17, 2009. The success was the cooperation of the committed merchants and community members that organized the bus from the Recreation Department, tested the route, created or secured signs, banners, clocks, cell phones, drivers, backup drivers, actors from Actors’ Circle Theatre to serve as onboard guides, script notes, accounting, promotions and so much more. Everyone spent many hours and dollars to make this event happen. Now we know how to do it. With promotion, we can bring more busi- ness to town. Please say thank you with words and patronage to this hard-working group of Above photos by Annette Gagnon Shuttle Committee members and helpers: Jeff Brown, Verizon Wireless: signs; cell phone for the driver Willard Williams, Toadstool Books: Chamber coordination for events and of- fers, Passport creation Peter Robinson, Roy’s, Little Roy’s, Maggies: bus, merchant offers for Passport Françoise Bourdon, Joseph’s Coat: schedule, Common Pathway banners Heather McKernan, Peg Delanger, and staff, Monadnock-Ledger Transcript: final graphic design of the Passport George Sterling, Rebecca’s Consign- ments: making of signs and printing of passports Camellia Sousa, Sharon Arts Center: co- ordinating the “Will be Back” clocks Bill and Liz Littles, Steele’s Stationers: balloons and “Will Be Back” clocks for the bus stops Rob Koch and John Franklin, Actors’ Circle Theatre: actors/guides Pamela Gleeson, chair, Consensus Tech- nology: coordination, final route account- ing, research of Peterborough facts for the Above photos by Laura Keith King Above photos by Marilyn Weir actors 4 The Peterson Courtyard Chamber Chair Corner Set in Stone Laura Sebert O n Thursday, October 15, a stone dedi- cation to Walter and Dorothy Peter- son was laid into the walkway next to the Chair Greater Peterborough Peterborough Town House. Chamber of Commerce The dedication was made official on Saturday, October 17, during Peak Into firstname.lastname@example.org Peterborough, where many stopped to admire the stone, and listen the many won- derful words being spoken in honor of Walter and Dorothy for the great things A s we continue to provide services and events to our members, we are in a time of transition. Our Associate Director, that they have done for Peterborough. Pam Crook, resigned this summer. We are pleased that Laura Keith King is serving as our Interim Associate Director. She is a tremendous asset and we find that she and Annette Gagnon (who has now been with the Chamber for three years) are keeping the Chamber's day-to-day operations flow- ing smoothly, with many favorable reports from members. This transition provides a chance for the Board of Directors to evaluate our current services and strategically plan for the future. The conversation surrounding this topic is generating a great deal of en- thusiastic energy. The board recognizes their responsibility to ensure that the Chamber is well positioned and using its resources to sustain its value to the mem- bership. I am excited by the opportunities that are before us. At this time of year, we begin to identify new board members for 2010. The Chamber’s success is due to the talent and experience of our members. Your perspec- Chamber Member John Kaufhold, tive is valuable to the leadership of the Kaufhold Family Memorials and Stoneworks, Chamber. and helpers, work to set the Peterson Courtyard Please contact the office, at (603) stone into the Town House walkway. 924-7234 or jburnett@peterborough Above photos by Annette Gagnon chamber.com if you are interested in join- ing an energized Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Board of Direc- tors. Let’s Not Forget Best wishes, The Thomas Rain Garden Laura Sebert I n yet another ceremony during Peak Into Peterborough, there was the dedication of the Thomas Rain Garden, in recognition New Chamber Members Welcome!!! of Elizabeth Thomas, and her wonderful generosity to the Town of Peterborough. C ongratulations and a hearty Chamber welcome to this month’s new mem- bers: John Barbaro/Bean Group Realty, Bedford Christine Halvorson/Halvorson New Media/Frost Heaves, Hancock Sharon Harless, Norah’s Depot Early Learning Center and Child Care, Greenfield 5 The Lodge at Pony Farm Brookstone Business Center, The Brownfields Program LLC Keep Them in Mind Can It Help You? Two New Leases By Laura Keith King at the Brookstone Greater Peterborough Chamber of Business Center Commerce Interim Associate Director W hat is the Brownfields Program and can it help you? The Southwest Region Brownfields Assessment Program held an outreach/education program at the Peterborough Town House on October 21st, and we would like to offer this infor- mation from the session to our member- ship. The Southwest Region Brownfields Program is a partnership between the Brownfields Program of the Federal EPA and the Southwest Region Planning Com- T he Brookstone Business Center is pleased to announce it has leased 2,900 square feet of office space at 9 Vose Farm mission, and also receives technical assis- tance from the NH Dept. of Environmental Services. Road to Ames Financial Planning who was Contaminated industrial and com- represented by Michelle Lange with the mercial properties threaten public health, Masiello Group. environmental quality and economic pros- They have also leased 25,405 square perity. Communities large and small have feet of accessory retail, warehouse, and properties that once provided jobs, tax distribution space to For Your Pleasure, Inc. revenue and community character, but now at 49 Vose Farm Road in Peterborough, stand empty or are under-used because of New Hampshire, which is now 100% fully S ome Chamber members know, and others could easily find out, what a special place The Lodge at Pony Farm is leased. “We are very fortunate to have this building completely occupied and thanks to known or suspected contamination. The Small Business and Liability Relief & Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2001 for business meetings, staff retreats, family the attributes of the Brookstone Business directs technical and financial assistance gatherings, or holiday gatherings, so have Center and the Peterborough area we con- toward resolving those issues. that clearly in mind as we approach the tinue to attract tenants even during these Assistance can be obtained in assess- holiday season or any time. difficult economic times,” say the owners. ing, investigating, creating a remedial ac- It’s a lovely accessible setting, For more information about the tion plan, cleaning up the site, and redevel- nearby while feeling far away from town, Brookstone Business Center you can visit opment. Anyone is welcome to nominate a and, when you’re there, you will be the the Klemmer Associates, LLC website at site for eligibility consideration and the only group in the place. Private and de- www.klemmerassoc.com. Southwest Region Brownfields Assess- lightful, what more could you want? Good Toadstool Bookshop ment Program is currently welcoming food. Reasonable rates. Rental for week nominations. Some of the criteria that are days and for overnight events. Meg Kearney Book considered in the application include: For further information, contact Reading and Signing The level of threat to public health and Douglas Williams by email at douglaswil- safety; email@example.com or by phone at (603) 924-7008. O n Saturday, November 14, at 11am, at the Toadstool Bookshop in Depot Square, Meg Kearney will be reading a The liability of the property owner for any possible contamination [in other words, the current property BSC November Meeting selection from and signing her latest collec- owner must NOT have caused tion of poetry, Home By Now. Subject: Business Expo Ms. Kearney is also the author of An the contamination-LK]; The readiness of redevelopment plans; C opywriter/consultant (and Chamber Member) Sharon Bailly will address the Business Support Committee of the Unkindness of Ravens and the young adult novel in verse, The Secret of Me. Ms. Kearney is the Associate Director The development potential of the site; Other enhancements to quality of life, e.g., greenspace, recreation, Chamber of Commerce at the committee's of the National Book Foundation. She was community character, etc. November meeting. the recipient of the Virginia Center for the The Greater Peterborough Chamber The meeting will be held Friday, Creative Arts and “New York Times” fel- of Commerce has Site Nomination Forms November 13 at 7:30 am, Conference lowships and received the Alice M. Sellers and further information regarding assis- Rooms 1 & 2 at Monadnock Community Academy of American Poets Prize in 1998. tance available to members of the commu- Hospital. She lives in New York City. nity for this program, and would be happy Ms. Bailly will discuss next year's Contact Toadstool Bookshop at (603) to make it available. Further information is Business Expo and the various workshops 924-3543. To find out about more Toadstool also available by calling J.B. Mack of the and programs being planned. All are wel- events, visit them on the web at: Southwest Region Planning Commission come. www.toadbooks.com. at (603) 357-0557. 6 New Chamber Member New Chamber Member Communications and Website Publicity. Prior to blogging, Christine worked ARTS ALIVE! Halvorson New Media, LLC as a freelance writer specializing in women’s health and travel articles. She By Sharon Bailly, also worked as Arts Reporter for the Mo- TWP Marketing and nadnock Ledger and Web Editor for the Technical Communications Old Farmer’s Almanac at Yankee Publish- www.twriteplus.com ing. She has written five non-fiction books and co-authored four more. In her spare time, she writes fiction and tries to learn Spanish. In 1997, Christine relocated from Minnesota to the Monadnock region, where she finds the tropical winters a re- lief. She is married to Ken Sheldon, creator Christine Halvorson, owner of Halvorson of the Frost Heaves musical variety show (frostheaves.com), for which she serves as New Media, LLC A rt brings a wealth of satisfaction to the audience; but it is often hard on the artists themselves. Artists need income, a B ased in Hancock, NH, Halvorson New Media provides businesses and non- Empress of Marketing. Visit Halvorson New Media on the web at: HalvorsonNewMedia.com. Contact place to work, a place to exhibit their talent profits with training and strategic consulta- Christine at: (603) 525-3391 and help in generating community support. tion in using today’s social media— Arts Alive! is a nonprofit advocacy blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Cool Monadnock group working to sustain, promote and YouTube, podcasting. Christine began her expand access to the arts in the Monad- social media career before they called it Finding Solutions nock Region. Based in Central Square in Keene, NH, it was founded over a year ago and incorporated in the spring of 2009. that. In 2004, she became the Chief Blog- ger for Stonyfield Farm, the organic yogurt P atricia Carrier, of the COOL MO- NADNOCK initiative, asks that we inform you of this organization, and ask Chairman of the Board, Daniel Hen- company based in Londonderry. There she for your support. derson explains that one of the primary pioneered the use of this relatively new Cool Monadnock is a project man- focuses of the organization is to help com- web tool by launching five company blogs. aged by Clean Air Cool Planet and An- munity leaders in the region understand the The blogs were the brainchild of company tioch New England Institute, in coordina- value of art, so that each town’s master CEO Gary Hirshberg, who saw them as an tion with the Southwest Regional Planning plan includes a commitment to advancing excellent branding tool and a way to con- Commission, to assist in finding and pro- art and culture. nect more closely with the company’s moting solutions to reduce energy and “We’ve commissioned an economic loyal customer base. greenhouse gas emissions. impact study for the whole region and for Christine continues to blog for A process is under way to create a each town,” Daniel states. “The audience Stonyfield Farm, but in 2007 she founded regional action and implementation plan to at an artistic or cultural event completes Halvorson New Media to help other com- obtain those goals. Seventeen potential surveys about their spending in the arts. panies make the best use of social media approaches have been identified for the We have 950 surveys so far.” tools. Her current clients include the North Monadnock Region. “We have a lot of anecdotal evidence Country Health Consortium (Wakefield, New Hampshire Ball Bearings about the economic contribution of art, but NH), the New Hampshire Center for Small hosted a gathering on Tuesday, October this will give us the hard data to back it Business Development (Concord), the 27, to discuss and gather information on up.” New Hampshire Center for Public Policy what actions local communities can imple- Arts Alive! is also benefitting artists Studies (Concord), the Portugal Trade and ment to reduce energy consumption ... and directly, for example by creating a data Tourism Office (New York), ViniPortugal ultimately lower greenhouse gas emis- base of facilities available for rehearsals, (a trade board for Portuguese wine; Lis- sions. performances and set storage; by creating a bon) and Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring The results of the discussion will be planning calendar to avoid conflicts in (Stoddard). compiled and released in the beginning of major arts events; and by supporting col- She provides social media consulta- 2010 by the Cool Monadnock team. The laborations among art organizations for the tion and training to the clients of Louis information will be used toward creating benefit of all the artists concerned. Karno & Company Communications, LLC an Energy and Climate Action/ “We’re encouraging art organiza- in Concord and Website Publicity in Peter- Implementation Plan for the Monadnock tions to work with each other across borough. Region. boundaries,” says Daniel. Since February of 2009, Christine To find out more about the COOL Arts Alive! is open to anyone inter- has trained 60 members of the New Hamp- MONADNOCK initiative, and learn how ested in the arts, including the staff and shire Training Institute on Addictive Dis- you can become involved, please contact: board members of other art organizations, orders; spoken to 100 attendees at the Mi- artists, funders, and government officials. croCredit Entrepreneurial Exchange; ad- Patricia Carrier The group meets three or four times a year. dressed the Newburyport, MA Chamber of Manager, Facilities/Environmental To find out more, contact coordina- Commerce and the Yankee Chapter of the New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. tor Sue Farrell at (603) 283-0944 or Public Relations Society of America; and HiTech Division firstname.lastname@example.org. Also on has conducted social media workshops in (603) 924-3311 X5554 the web at: www.monadnockartsalive.org. partnership with Louis Karno & Company email@example.com 7 Peterboro Basket Company Franklin Pierce University to reserve your spot, contact Franklin Pierce University by e-mail at ad- Custom Orders To Hold Fall Open House firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-437-0048. Forget anonymous. Experience Franklin Pierce University, the University built around You, from your first step on campus! Art Works-NH Wants You to Know About Artist Exchange-South P eterboro Basket Company recently received and fulfilled two large orders from regional companies for custom bas- A rea high school students and their families are invited to an Fall Open House at Franklin Pierce University on C alling all artists, artisans, and crafts- people: Maximize your marketing efforts and expand your network! kets. Monster.com of Maynard, MA Saturday, Nov. 14. This year’s ArtWorks-NH Artist wanted an American-made basket to hold a Visitors can take a tour with a cur- Exchange-South features a keynote ad- variety of New England food items to give rent student and explore the 1,200 acre dress by New Hampshire’s own humorist to their employees as a Thanksgiving gift. campus; attend academic, financial aid, and storyteller, Rebecca Rule. “Their choices for US suppliers that student life and career planning presenta- Sessions will include marketing could meet all their criteria were very lim- tions; learn about their many NCAA Divi- strategies and financial fitness. The day ited,” according to company co-owner sion II Athletic teams; and enjoy brunch in will conclude with a presentation of the Wayne Dodds. “They wanted 2,300 bas- the Dining Commons. Artist Innovation Award and a roundtable kets that would be crafted with 100% Franklin Pierce University also of- discussion. American materials and labor. And they fers many facilities and activities for inter- The event will take place on No- needed them produced quickly to allow ested persons including attending scenes vember 6, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, at time for fulfillment and distribution.” from the Theatre Department’s latest pro- Southern New Hampshire University “Monster.com was pleased that they duction, touring the Marlin Fitzwater Cen- (Walker Auditorium & Lobby, and Hos- could source a quality product from a ter for Communications or the 72,000 pitality Salons ABC), located at 2500 manufacturer in neighboring NH.” square foot airframe recreation center North River Road in Manchester. When Covidien of Mansfield, MA, where campus recreation takes place. Registration fee is $45 MicroCredit reached $1 billion in annual sales, the Questions about financial aid, career NH members/$55 non-members, and company decided to mark the milestone planning, transfer student information, and includes morning refreshments and lunch. event. They recognized all 1300+ employ- academic support can also be answered by Visit www.microcreditnh.org/artworksnh ees with a customized basket that had the the university’s helpful faculty and staff. to register online, or call 800-769-3482. inside lid imprinted with a personal mes- A Student Life/Experiential Learn- ArtWorks-NH is an organization sage signed by the company’s president. ing Fair to meet with staff and students connecting artists in business, and a pro- “This type of customization is the involved in clubs and organizations is also gram of NH Community Loan Fund. trademark of our Signature Series Baskets going to be held. that are gaining in popularity with corpo- Check-in rate America.” for the event be- “But even small businesses can have gins at 8 a.m. at a basket customized with a minimum order the Northfields of just 12 units,” explains Dodds. “For Activities Center example, we created 50 branded ‘thank Clubhouse, a you’ baskets for a local company, Monad- complimentary nock Fence, to show appreciation to their brunch is offered high-value customers.” from 10:30 am to If you’re interested in seeing sam- 2 pm, and the ples of Peterboro Basket’s customized Student Life Fes- products, stop by their Factory Outlet Store tival will be lo- (next to TD Bank off of Route 202S). cated under the Also, visit their website at: tent in the center www.peterborobasket.com. of campus from And mark your calendar for their 11 am to 1 pm. Business Gifts Open House on Wednes- For further day, November 4, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. information and 8 Want to Host... Budget Blinds New Hampshire Small Business Administration Our December Business Offers Some After Hours? Tips for a Safer Home Nominations for 2010 Small Business Awards W e have an opening for hosting our December Business After Hours on Thursday, December 17. If you would like Now Being Accepted to take advantage of this festive opportunity to promote your business, please call or email Laura King at 924-7234 or LKing@peterboroughchamber.com ASAP. Peterborough Players T he Small Business Administra- tion’s New Hampshire District Office is now accepting nominations New at the Players for its 2010 Small Business Awards, including the New Hampshire Small Business Person of the Year. Submit a one-page preliminary C orded window treatments can pose entanglement and strangulation hazard to small children and pets. nomination letter, in any format, to the NH District Office by Nov. 20. Your letter should address some The Consumer Products Safety Com- of the evaluation criteria. Nominators mission has received reports of nearly 200 must include the email address of the strangulation deaths involving window cov- party whom you are nominating. ering cords and chains from 1991-2000. Those who advance to the final Nearly 10 percent of these deaths involved G ala & Auction, Sat., Nov. 7, 5:30 pm Community Counts: Celebrating the Monadnock Region. Come celebrate with the inner cords, which run through horizon- tal blinds. selection date will be asked to submit a more detailed nomination packet. The NHSBA will recognize the Peterborough Players at their only fund- Budget Blinds encourages new par- some of the most successful and inspir- raiser of the year! ents to replace window treatments featuring ing entrepreneurs and champions at the This fun event boasts a full open bar, looped cords or treatments manufactured 2010 Annual New Hampshire Small scrumptiously hearty hors d’oeuvres by before 2001 with cordless or motorized Business Awards Celebration. Sage with Thyme, a raffle entry for a Barn options to minimize strangulation hazards. They hope that you will nomi- Door Pass, entertainment, and live and si- Budget Blinds offers these tips to nate a deserving business or individual lent auctions – all for a $75 ticket. families with young children: and support New Hampshire’s small 1. Keep all cords out of reach from small business economy and the people who children and pets. make it happen. A list of the awards and evalua- 2. If your window treatments were pur- tion criteria is available by contacting chased before 2001, or you don’t know the Small Business Administration, or when they were purchased, or if you move by visiting their website at: to a new home, it’s a good idea to replace www.sba.gov/localresources/district/ them with updated treatments with en- nh/. If you have any questions, or hanced safety features, such as: breakaway need assistance, please call Hugh tassels, inner-cord stops, retractable pull Curley at (603) 225-1402. cords, cordless operation and motorization. The Met: Live in HD Secure all pull cords out of reach by using a Send your nominations by mail to: Turandot, by Giacomo Puccini permanent cord cleat. Sat., Nov. 14, 1:00 pm U.S. Small Business Administration The third opera in The Met: Live in HD 3. Place cribs and other low-standing furni- Attn: Hugh Curley series, Turandot will take you to China in ture (beds, bookshelves, toy boxes, chairs, 55 Pleasant Street, Suite 3101 director Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking etc.) away from windows to prevent young Concord, NH 03301 production of Puccini’s last opera. ones from accidentally tumbling from win- or by email to email@example.com. See the Metropolitan Opera on the dows. Players 10’ x 16’ screen – it’s the next best 4. Install window guards. Don’t rely on thing to being there! Conductor: Andris Monadnock Chorus screens designed to keep bugs out to keep Nelsons. Maria Guleghina, Marina Pop- children and pets in. lavskaya, Marcello Giordani, and Samuel Save the Date! Ramey play the lead roles. Approximate running time is 3½ Contact Larry Sportello of Budget Blinds: What: December Concert hours with 2 intermissions. Tickets $25 Budget Blinds of Keene Where: Peterborough Town House adults, $20 students, with series subscrip- P: 603-354-7801 When: December 12, 8 p.m., & De- tions available. For tickets, call the Box E: Lksportello@budgetblinds.com cember 13, 3 p.m. Office at (603) 924-7585, or visit the web http://www.budgetblinds.com/keene More Info: www.monadnock- at www.peterboroughplayers.org. chorus.org 9 Advicoach The River Center Contoocook Valley Transportation Co. Recipient of Franchisee Free Employment of the Year Award Workshop CVTC Signs Up 7 New Volunteer Drivers A nn and Michelle Connor of Advicoach recently attended the 10th annual Fran- chise Source International Conference in A re you looking for a job? Do you want to change jobs? Do you just want to sharpen your resume skills? “Resumes That Phoenix AZ and were awarded the Fran- Do the Job” is a free one-hour workshop chisee of the Year Award. about resumes, with practical tips and exam- AdviCoach®Business Advisers is ples that will be of significant help. the premier source for coaching and advi- Presented by: Sharon Bailly of TWP sory services to small and mid-size busi- Marketing & Technical Communications on nesses. Through Awareness, Education Saturday November 14, 2009, 10:30 am- and Accountability, AdviCoach gives you 12:00 pm at The River Center, 44/46 Con- the business advantage. Get ready to learn some new things about business! Advicoach can be reached at: (603) cord Street, Peterborough. RSVP to Em- ployment Specialist Kari Lindstrom-Quiter at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 371-9473. I n October, the Contoocook Valley Transportation Company (CVTC) signed up seven new volunteer drivers, people 930-0009, or email@example.com. You can also visit The River Center on the who are willing to assist people in getting Visit their website at www.advicoach.com/ web at: www.rivercenter.us. to their destinations, including medical, annconnor pharmaceutical, or grocery shopping. Sharon Arts The Volunteer Driver Program, Consign of the Times Boutique Upcoming Events which serves the 13 towns of Antrim, Ben- “Unleashing a New You”! nington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, S haron Arts would like to make you aware of some wonderful upcoming events: Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipwich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon, and Tem- ple, works collaboratively with the Red Colored Light: Celebrating the Bril- Cross. Volunteer drivers can drive as much liance of the Season with New England or as little as they want, can get reimbursed Glass Artists. At Sharon Arts Exhibition for mileage, and can help make a differ- Gallery November 6, 2009, through January ence in the region. C onsign of the Times Boutique in New Ipswich is now accepting winter up- scale consignment items for women, chil- 9, 2010. Opening Reception: November 6, 5–7 pm. Please call CVTC toll-free 1-877- 428-2882 to give or get a ride, or you can Vitreous Voices: A Panel Discussion gather more information online at dren/infants and teens and for accessories, Saturday, November 21, 4 pm/Exhibition www.cvtc-nh-org. handbags, jewelry and pet clothing. Gallery. Featuring several New England Items may be dropped off without Monadnock Music Glass Artists exhibiting in Colored Light appointment on their “Fashion Dash-in working in a diverse array of glass proc- Days” Tuesday and Wednesday from esses. Free & open to the public, refresh- 33rd Annual 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. All other days by appointment, please. ments provided. Christmas Fair To help maximize your wardrobe investment, Consign of the Times Bou- tique offers Wardrobe Coordination and Michael Redmond Receives Promotion M onadnock Music presents its 33rd Annual Christmas Fair on Friday and Saturday, 11/27/09 and 11/28/09, from Wardrobe Audit services for in-store or in- 10:00 am - 4:00pm. home consultations. Thursdays are always "Coco Nilla" M ichael Redmond was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Crotched Mountain Founda- The Fair features exhibitor favorites from all over New England, including: Day at Consign of the Times Boutique! Go tion and its affiliated corporations. Michael That Soap Guy, Blue House Gallery, India in and try a sweet treat by the Coco Nilla has worked at Crotched Mountain since Cottage Emporium, North Country Glass, Bakery and find some sweet bargains, too! 1999. Prior to this promotion he was the Pear Tree Studio, Porcelain Impressions, Consign of the Times donates each Chief Finance Officer and Vice President and more. Over 40 juried artisans display month to the Uswelo Children’s Orphan- for Advancement. In his new position he and sell their wares, including everything age in Piet Retief, South Africa. will oversee all operations of the organiza- from handmade soap, beautiful shawls, Feel free to donate a piece of your tion and continue to lead the advancement gold, silver and funky jewelry, toys, clothing for consignment. When it sells, Christmas ornaments and hand-crafted programs of development, marketing, and 100% of the sale will go to the Uswelo clothing. communications. Michael lives in Jaffrey. Children’s Orphanage. Taste the delicious specialty foods: Consign of the Times is located in You can reach Michael at: mustards, fudge, jellies, and more. Music New Ipswich at 949 Turnpike Road. Michael D. Redmond and entertainment abounds, and the Christ- Watch their website, www.cottb.com, for Senior Vice President/COO mas Cafe and Frozen Foodery are always upcoming events and sales, or call them at Crotched Mountain Foundation open for business. (603) 878-4500. 1 Verney Drive The raffle baskets are so robust Hours are: Sun.& Mon. CLOSED; Greenfield, NH 03047 that an entire holiday shopping list could Tues & Wed. 12-5; Thur. & Fri.10-5; and 603.547.3311x1479 be fulfilled. This Christmas Fair is the Sat. 10-4. www.crotchedmountain.org holiday event in the region. Call (603) 603.547.6212 fax 924-7610 for more details. 10 September Business After Summerhill Assisted Living Hours Offers Weekly Coffee Hour An Enchanting Evening at Cathedral of the Pines S ummerhill Assisted Living Community welcomes community seniors to attend their weekly Coffee Hour! The socials are A wonderful time was had by all at the Cathedral of the Pines Business Af- ter Hours this past September, hosted by held every Wednesday, 10:00 am -11:30am, at The Pub at Summerhill, located at183 Old Cathedral Executive Director Marie Cas- Dublin Road, Peterborough. For more infor- sady. mation, call (603) 924-6238. Amongst the mingling and conver- The American Legion Post 11, sation everyone got to learn more about Jaffrey all of the wonderful things that this amaz- ing sanctuary has to offer, while taking in Sending Gift Packages to the beauty and serenity that just being Our Soldiers there provides. And, we can’t not mention, a deli- cious selection of h'orderves were pro- vided by Cathedral of the Pines Board Members. If you would like to find out more about the Cathedral, please visit their website at www.cathedralofthepines.org. Or, you may contact Marie Cassady at O n November 14, from 9 am until noon, join the American Legion Post 11 in Jaffrey NH, at 20 Webster Street, to send Gift (603) 899-3300. Packages to our soldiers. Toiletry items needed are: pocket- sized Gold Bond powder, foot creams, dental floss, individual tissue packets, chapstick, disposable razors, toothpicks and toothbrushes, sunblock, deodorant, q-tips, eye drops, and nasal spray. Food items needed are: anything that can be mixed with water – ground/real cof- fee, dry Gatorade/Kool Aid, instant soup mixes, tea bags, also high protein snacks and Power Bars, beef jerky, sardines, hard candy, and canned/foil tuna and chicken. Other good stuff our soldiers welcome are: fly swatters and fly paper, pencils, pens and stationery, playing cards, AT&T phone cards, white, black or green socks, cotton undershirts – and let’s not forget, if nothing else, your homemade cookies! For those soldiers recovering in hospital, lap rugs, sweat pants/shirts and games and cards are very welcome. Our servicemen and women love the goodies that we send to them. The biggest reason is because they know we remember them and are grateful to them. All items, big and small, are very important – and those wonderful homemade cookies that you make are taken out of their shrink wrap, set out in the sun for a while to warm up, and taste like they have just come out of the oven. All are welcome to join in and help. Paper, pens, envelopes and boxes will be provided. All help and donations are much appreciated and added to each package. To donate items, or cost to cover postage, or if you want more information, contact Caroline Hollister at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (603) 532-5717. 11 September Getting Down to October Chamber Breakfast Business A Fantastic Breakfast with An Informative Afternoon Zak Normandin with Judy Ringer T he Chamber’s September Getting Down to Business Luncheon was A t our October Chamber Breakfast, speaker Zak Normandin held a capti- vated audience. Offering all a wealth of yet another great success. information and ideas, he spoke precisely Guest speaker Judy Ringer offered and expertly about many wonderful oppor- many words of wisdom, graciously an- tunities that are out there for businesses to swered everyone’s questions, and was grab a hold of, and use to their advantage. very helpful. If you would like to contact Zak, The Chamber holds a Getting you can reach him at (877) 458-1321, or Down to Business luncheon once a email@example.com. month at Ocean Bank on Main Street. And, a big thank you to Tony Regan To attend, call our office at (603) 924- for the delicious breakfast provided by he 7234, or email at: and his staff at Bowling Acres Grill in LKing@peterboroughchamber.com. Peterborough. Breakfast Photos by Annie Card, Annie Card Photography (603) 924-6605 12 YOUR CHAMBER OFFICERS & DIRECTORS Chair: Laura Sebert Vice Chair: Pam Lorimer, S M November 2009 T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 Education 7 3 Jack Daniels Motor Inn Brexpo ‘09 Committee First Friday Treasurer: Sue Blothenburg, PSNH Monadnock Meeting Country Club ConVal ATC Secretary: Dean Ogelby, 7:30am 12:15pm Compass Financial Group 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Executive Director: Jack Burnett Veterans Day Business Support DIRECTORS Committee Nancy Adams, Ocean Bank 7:30am David Belletete, Belletetes, Inc. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Chamber Jeff Brown, The Wireless Zone/ Soap Box December Business Online Car Wash NewsLine After Hours, Auction Materials Ava Marie’s begins Steve Carey, New Hampshire Ball Bearings Deadline 5:30-7pm 12:01am Lori Connolly, Consultant Tom Connolly, Eastern Mountain Sports 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Ray Côté, Appropriate Solutions, Inc. Board Meeting Happy Bond Well- Thanksgiving! Ed Despres, Despres Financial and ness Center CHAMBER Insurance Services 7:30am CLOSED Robin Eichert, PeopleSense Consulting ONLINE AUCTION !!!! Joe Fletcher, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. 29 30 Philip Grisafi, Mosse & Mosse Associates Karen Peterson, Monadnock Developmental Services Michael Redmond, Crotched Mountain Foundation David Reilly, TD Banknorth Peter Robinson, Roy’s Markets/Maggie’s Sarah Taylor, Monadnock Community Hospital SHOP LOCALLY!!! COMMITTEE CHAIRS Ambassadors: Pamela Gleeson RENEWING MEMBERS — THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! B2B: Tom Strickland, Dean Ogelby Monadnock Indoor Tennis Club Education: Erika Alusic-Bingham 2 Toms, LLC Consign of the Times Boutique New England Forest Products, Inc. Business Support: George Duncan Peterborough Basket Company Auction: Nancy Adams Country Bridals and Formal Wear Dublin School Peterborough Art Academy & Gallery STAFF Grant Writing Resource, Inc. Product Quest Logistics, LLC Laura Keith King, Happy Valley School Robin Hill Farm Interim Associate Director Hobbs Jewelers Sequoya Technologies Group, LLC Shirley Sherk Jane's In Stitches State Farm Insurance Co. John Vance Summerhill Assisted Living VOLUNTEERS Keene Super 8 Motel The Well School Don & Bev McWay, Granite State Little River Bed & Breakfast Valley Automotive & Tire Center Ambassadors Mariposa Museum Wheeler Construction Annette Gagnon Monadnock Economic Development Corporation Wireless Zone Rob Fox, GSA & Little River B&B Sharron Monaghan Presorted Standard GREATER PETERBOROUGH Meredith White U.S. Postage CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PAID P.O. BOX 401 Permit No. 401 CHAMBER NEWSLINE PETERBOROUGH, NH 03458 Peterborough, NH EDITOR Annette Gagnon This newsletter is printed on 100% recycled/recyclable paper. Chamber NewsLine: To advertise or place an insert, please call 924- 7234. News item deadline (no more than 200 words, paragraph form, not graphics or poster): third Thursday. 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