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  November 2007                           Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Newsletter

     Hampton Area Chamber Prepares to Celebrate with You at the                                        Event Underwriter

        “2007 ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION”                                                              BEAN INSURANCE
                                                                                                            Sponsors
                           Thursday, November 15, 2007
                                                                                                  Allegra Print & Imaging
  Galley Hatch Conference Center, 815 Lafayette Road, Hampton                                        Lamprey Brothers
   Mark your calendar now for the Hampton Area Chamber’s Holiday Auction on November              Sanborn’s Fine Candies
15 at the Galley Hatch Conference Center. Proceeds benefit the 2007 Hampton Area Chamber
of Commerce “NEW” Children’s Holiday Event.
   Start (and maybe finish) your holiday shopping by bidding on $10,000 worth of fabulous merchandise and services. Choose
from gift certificates, toys, electronics, sporting event tickets, vacation getaways, airline tickets, and more. Take a chance on a
money tree and bid on the ever popular “Mystery Gifts”.
   New this year is the “Bountiful Holiday Pantry”, a silent auction from 5:30 to 6:30 that will help fill up your shelves with
goodies to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Compete in friendly silent bidding for a spiral ham with all the dinner fixings
donated by SAM’s Club; a great big turkey donated by The Butcher Shop in Hampton Falls; a decadent holiday cake donated
by Alden Merrell Cheesecake Company; an assortment of petite quiches donated by Favorite Foods; a basket of coffee delights
donated by Dunkin Donuts, and more to come.
   While you are deciding on your bidding strategy, enjoy a lavish complimentary array of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and sweet
treats. Cash bar will be available.
   Doors open at 5:30 pm. The auction starts promptly at 6:45 pm. Come and join in the fun. For more information or to
donate an auction item, call the Chamber at (603) 926-8718 or visit www.hamptonchamber.com.


               Last Chance            to Advertise in the
               Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce’s
               2008 Hampton Beach Visitors Guide
                    Absolute Deadline -                 November 19, 2007
               Don’t be left out of the # 1 publication promoting Hampton Beach!
               80 full color pages of information and advertising sure to attract
               thousands of visitors! 35,000 copies published… more than half
               directly mailed to inquiries. Copies also distributed at travel shows in
               Canada (over 5,000) and the USA, like the Big E.
               No increase in advertising rates….. Same as 2007!
               Published and Distributed by February 10, 2008
                                                         603- 02-
               For more information contact Bob Houle at 603-502-1556 or
               email to RENH37@yahoo.com
               Advertising restricted to paid-up Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce members only.




  Proudly Serving Hampton, Hampton Beach, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Rye & Seabrook
                    MEMBER NEWS                                                          CHAMBER CONNECTION
   The Ashworth by the Sea would like to welcome Patricia Shepard                        A Daytime Networking Event
to the Ashworth Sales Team. Pat joined the Ashworth team on Sep-
                      tember 24, 2007 as the Corporate Sales Manager.
                                                                                  Wednesday, December 5, 11:30 to 12:30
                      A Hampton resident, Pat brings with her a tre-          Hampton Area Chamber members and their guests are in-
                      mendous amount of experience and knowledge           vited to join us for this straightforward networking opportu-
                      about the hospitality industry. After owning and     nity at the Chamber office, One Lafayette Road, Hampton, on
                      operating Glimpse Waters Inc., a consulting com-     the first Wednesday of most months from 11:30 to 12:30. At-
                      pany dedicated to booking outdoor hunting and        tendees will meet other professionals to make contacts and
                      fishing excursions, Pat decided to join The Port     expand visibility for their businesses. There will be time for a
                      Inn in Portsmouth, NH. With her previous ex-         short infomercial about your business, a featured speaker will
                      periences at The Port Inn, Pat has developed new     present a topic of interest, and the rest is all about networking.
                      relationships throughout the Seacoast, and looks
                      forward to working at the Ashworth by the Sea          Featured speaker: Dr. Mark Lique, Seabrook Chiropractic &
                      and bringing corporate business out to the beach.    Wellness Center.
This January, 2008 begins renovation of the Ashworth’s south tower,           Contact Katie Curran at (603) 926-8718, ext. 104 or e-mail
wherein the hotel plans to give a fresh new look to 42 rooms. Pat
                                                                           katie@hamptonchamber.com to reserve a spot. Space is lim-
reports that the hotel will remain operational during the renova-
                                                                           ited to the first 25 reservations received. Reservations are re-
tions, so please feel free to call or come down to the beach for a site
                                                                           quired. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to each month’s
tour. Pat Shepard can be reached at (603) 926-6762 ext. 619 or e-mail
pats@ashworthhotel.com.                                                    attendees.


   After 19 years, Custom Travel has moved from its downtown              F 9-4 pm AND RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT and a 20% OFF THRIFT
Hampton location. They are still offering quality travel planning         SHOPPE COUPON!! Thank you so much for helping New Genera-
services from the home offices. Their primary focus is on cruise,         tion to help young families for the last 20 years.
tour, and vacation packages.                                                 Founded in 1987, New Generation, Inc. is a shelter for homeless
   Now is a great time to make 2008 winter and school vacation            pregnant women and mothers with young children that teaches self-
plans. Sherri and Louise are available to assist you in planning your     sufficiency to its residents. The shelter houses up to seven women
next adventure.                                                           and their children at a time, while teaching parenting education, job
   Contact Custom Travel at (603) 929-1114, fax (603) 926-5983.           skills and life skills. Residents are driven to housing, health and
                                                                          social service appointments in the Continuum of Care, as well as
    Emmith Business Solutions, Bookkeeping Professionals & Intuit Cer-    work, job interviews and education classes. Other services include a
tified QuickBooks Training Center has been engaged to provide these       transitional apartment, Next Generation Infant & Toddler Center,
and other services by the following companies: A Step Above Con-          and Second Generation Thrift Shoppes in Greenland and at 25 Old
struction, Coastal Electrical, H&S Medical, Riverbend Landscaping/        Dover Road in Rochester. All shoppe proceeds provide operating
Jeff Cutter, Seacoast Youth Services, Dr. Katharina Brandt, Kids in       support for New Generation Shelter. For further info, email
Toe, Carol Marouthis, Tracey Brown & Kent Felice.                         fundraising@newgeninc.org, call (603) 436-4989, or visit
    EBS is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and their Bookkeeping        www.newgennh.com.
Specialists have developed the expertise to work effectively and effi-
ciently with a wide array of businesses.                                  More News from New Generation
    To learn more or schedule an initial consultation for your busi-         The 4th Annual Women’s Charity Golf Tournament raised $18,400
ness in greater Newburyport or greater Hampton, please visit              for New Generation Shelter in September, with 100 players compet-
www.emmith.com or www.hamptonchamber.com.                                 ing for prizes under a beautiful sunny sky. Chairperson Beverly
                                                                          Barney and Sandy Scovell of Florida were recognized for their ded-
                                                                          ication. A former shelter resident told her story of homelessness to
                                                                          work; she is now working full-time and living in her own apartment
   Last year, New Generation held a 50’s Dance Fundraiser at La
                                                                          with her son. All proceeds support the shelter and its counseling,
Famiglia Restaurant to fill its food pantry. Volunteer Dot Smith of
                                                                          parenting education, nutrition and life skills training, transporta-
Exeter worked tirelessly with shelter residents and successfully raised
                                                                          tion, and aftercare programs.
over $1,000 in cash and vanloads full of food all in one night. Dot
can’t arrange the dance this year as her husband, Bob Smith, has
terminal cancer. Please help make Dot, Bob, and the shelter resi-             Join Seabrook SAM’s Club to Honor Veterans
dents happy by filling the shelves in this time of need! New Gener-
ation needs food, paper products, and medicines this season! Please
                                                                                            on November 9
donate canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, cereals, Good Start for-          Seabrook SAM’s Club will be hosting a Veteran’s Day
mula with Iron, coffee, tea, condiments, frozen foods i.e. pizza, easy     Breakfast on Friday, November 9, 8:00–10:00 am. A ceremony
meals, and baking mixes. The broom closets need paper towels,
                                                                           honoring veterans will be held at 10:00 am. All veterans, past
single-ply bathroom tissue, hand sanitizer, dish soap, dishwasher
soap, laundry soap (LIQUID only), tall kitchen trash bags, bleach,
                                                                           and present, are welcome to attend. There will also be a special
feminine hygiene products, brooms and mops. The medicine cabi-             Veterans Display of Honor, to recognize hometown heroes.
nets need over-the-counter medicines for colds and cold prevention,        Bring in a picture of your loved one in uniform to the Photo
pain relief, and fevers. The infants need baby thermometers, diapers       Department, and it will be posted. Please RSVP for the
for newborns and sizes 1-3, baby wipes, and teething rings. Stop by        breakfast to the Marketing Team by Tuesday, November 6 at
New Generation Shelter, Next Generation Infant & Toddler Center,           (603) 474-2197 or fax (603) 474-2176.
or Second Generation Thrift Shoppe to DROP OFF DONATIONS M-
                                                    CHEZ BOUCHER CULINARY SCHOOL OPENS NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART
                                                                     FACILITIES IN HAMPTON
                                           The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated with Ron Boucher, chef and owner of Chez
                                        Boucher, a top-tier French culinary school with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new spacious education
                                        facility, conveniently located on Route 1 in Hampton, NH (321 Lafayette Road, Unit 2). Chez Boucher’s
                                        expanded new teaching facility is designed specifically for hands-on culinary arts education and
                                        immersion in classic French techniques. Shown here third from left, Chef Ron Boucher cuts the ribbon
                                        as Chamber President Doc Noel, fourth from left, and Chez Boucher students look on.
                                           The new Chez Boucher facility will offer students the space and resources necessary for active,
                                        participatory learning. In addition to featuring an impressive new line of Wolf gas stoves and ovens,
                                        Chef Ron Boucher and his team have furnished the new school with ample countertop work stations,
                                        seated teaching areas, buffet and dining spaces, and large pantry and refrigerated storage.
                                           Opened in February 2003 by Certified Chef Ron Boucher (CEC, AAC), Chez Boucher offers hands-
                                        on culinary arts training for novices, career changers, enthusiastic home cooks, and those seeking a
                                        career in the culinary arts. Classes and sessions are taught throughout the year, and class sizes are kept
                                        small to ensure individualized training and specialized attention for each student. Chef Boucher’s
                                        knowledge and love for food preparation is shared with people of all ages at Chez Boucher. From
summer camp programs for children to the comprehensive French Cuisine program for adults, students of all ability levels are able to
improve upon their skills in a warm and welcoming environment. The school has been a fantastic success, with classes booked months in
advance. Chef Boucher, a graduate of New York’s Culinary Institute of America, restaurateur and lead instructor at Chez Boucher, has over
30 years of culinary experience to his credit. The talented chef has been recognized by several prestigious organizations. After earning his
1995 certification as an executive chef by The American Culinary Federation, Boucher was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs in
2001. The Academy later also presented him with a Presidential Medallion for dedicated service. For further information, visit
www.chezboucher.com.

10 Steps to Control Your Workers’ Compensation Costs                                                                          Article Provided by
   Workers’ compensation laws and regulations increase in volume and complexity each year.         TOBEY & MERRILL INSURANCE
As a result, employers have grown accustomed to letting their insurance company control the       20 High Street, Hampton, NH 03842
cases and the costs.                                                                                         (603) 926-7655
   A recent study by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau shows 75% of premi-
um and investment income was spent on claims costs. This includes disability benefits, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation costs.
   Here are 10 steps you can take that can have a direct impact on your workers’ compensation insurance costs:
    1. Match the applicant carefully to the job. Base the match on the applicant’s skill and abilities: Your careful hiring practices can go a long way
         toward reducing your costs. The department of Fair Employment and Housing has brochures, which can guide you in conducting job
         interviews. Note: Discrimination because of a handicap is unlawful.
    2. Make safety a priority on the job every day: A safe workplace can lower your claims cost. It is far cheaper to prevent an accident than to pay
         for one. Loss control staff can assist you in providing a safe and healthy workplace for your employees by designing safety programs relevant
         to your business operation.
    3. Fix dangerous conditions: When you become aware of a hazard on the job site, repair it. Your failure to do so could result in a “Serious and
         Willful Misconduct” suit against you, which carries severe penalties. These penalties would be paid by you, not your carrier.
    4. Train supervisors: In workers’ compensation law, supervisors are included in the definition of “employer.” A supervisor’s failure to follow the
         law counts against you. Share this information with your supervisors and make sure they know all that is required of employers.
    5. Report employee injuries: As soon as you are aware of an injury, notify your carrier by completing and sending the Employer’s Report of
         Occupational Injury and Illness. The report requires you to provide information such as the nature of your business, the type of employee injury
         or illness, and how it occurred. Your complete statements in each of these sections are necessary in order to determine the appropriate benefits.
         For example, information about your employee’s work hours and salary are needed to compute benefit payments. Please don’t leave any
         sections blank. Many companies have a 24-hour Claims Reporting Center. Check your policy or call our office for details.
    6. Provide the employee claim form: You are required to provide the employee with an Employee’s Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits form
         within one working day of learning of an injury. The employee should return the completed form to you. When you receive the employee’s claim
         form make sure you sign and date it. You must then immediately forward the original to your carrier. The first indemnity payment must be
         made within 14 days of your knowledge of a disabling injury. Failure to provide timely benefits may result in a penalty. The penalty may be
         charged back to you, the employer, if it is determined that you did not file the claim form with your carrier on time. Note: Be aware that signing
         the employer’s report and the employee’s benefits does not constitute acceptance of a claim.
    7. Exercise medical control: Did you know that you might have control over the medical care of your injured employees for the first 30 days after
         the injury? If, prior to the injury, your employee did not notify you in writing of the name and address of his or her personal physician, you have
         the right to arrange for the treatment of the employee by a physician of your choice for the first 30 days after the injury. Industrial clinics can cost
         considerably less then a hospital emergency room and they are familiar with workers’ compensation insurance procedures. If you do not know
         of a physician or medical facility, call your carrier for suggestions. Be sure to post notices with name, address, and phone number of your
         medical provider so your employees know where to go in case of an injury. If the employee has previously notified you of his or her personal
         physician, the employee has the right to be seen by that physician, unless an emergency requires otherwise. Remember, the first concern after an
         injury is to get prompt medical attention.
    8. Communicate with your employees: Show them you care about their well-being. If an employee is injured, stay in touch throughout his or her
         recuperation.
    9. Consider an Early Return to Work Program: An ERTW program can help bring your injured employee safely back to work as early as possible.
         This transitional job is adjusted to accommodate the employee’s improving condition until he/she can return to his/her usual duties. Your
         costs are reduced; your employee can return to a self-supporting status; everybody benefits. Doesn’t that make good sense? Notify your
         adjuster or representative if you can provide a transitional modified/alternative job for your injured employee. Early Return to Work (ERTW)
         consultants will provide assistance in developing a program for your business.
    10. Maintain records: Your personnel files can be of great assistance to your carrier in dealing with some cases. Information about an employee’s
         wages, previous work history, recreational activities, any current work problem, and previous injuries is essential in fighting disputed claims.
Hampton
    Area Chamber of Commerce
                                 Membership Renewals           Giuseppe’s Italian Sausage
                                                               Granite State College
                                                               Great Bay Camping LLC
                                                                                                National Multiple Sclerosis Society
                                                                                                O’Brien’s General Store
                                                                                                The Old Salt Eating & Drinking Place
                               Aegean Motel
                               All Sports Promotion            Hampton Cinemas                  Parsons Electric Company Inc.
  Chamber Officers             Allegra Print & Imaging         Hampton House Hotel              Portsmouth Regional Hospital
                               The Ashworth Hotel              Hampton Police Association       Preston Real Estate
       Chairperson             Beachside Bokkeeping Services   Hannaford Shop and Save          Prudential Rush Realty Inc.
     Eileen Nevins             Beacon Digital Video LLC        Here’s Where                     Roy Family Motels
Law Office of Eileen Nevins
                               Best Western The Inn at Hampton Holo-Dek Gaming Inc.             The Sands Resort at Hampton Beach
    1st Vice Chairman          Best Western Seabrook Inn       Homewood Suites by Hilton        Seacoast Florist
      Dean Merrill             Candy Corner                    HUB International New England    Seacoast Media Group
 Tobey & Merrill Insurance     Casino Fast Food Inc.             LLC                            Seacoast Visiting Nurse Association
    2nd Vice Chairman          Citizens Bank                   Jumpin Jack’s Java               Seaside Village Resort
       Tim Noonis              Seacoast Coca-Cola              Janis M. Kraus-Krieger, DMD PA   Shirley By The Sea
     Unitil Corporation        Community Bank & Trust          Lamie’s Inn                      Dr. Stephen Smith, DDS
        Treasurer                Company                       V Lessard & Sons Construction    Surf Hotel
     Robert Jones              Correll Associates, Architects    Company                        Tidewater Campground
    The Provident Bank         Elements of Taste               Little Grace Chapel              Tobey & Merrill Insurance
                               Emmith Business Solutions       Little Jack’s Restaurant         Unitil Corporation
    Chamber Staff              ERA-The Masiello Group          Mastoran Corporation/Burger      The UPS Store
                               Exeter Elms Family Campground     King                           Water Country
        President              Law Office of William J. Fardy  Maureen Carey Realtors           Winnacunnet High School
     B.J. “Doc” Noel
                               Betty Gagne                     McDonald’s                       Yankee Trader Realtors
Assistant to the President     Galley Hatch Conference Center Earl G. Morrill Electrical        Thank you for your continued
      Katie Curran             The Galley Hatch                  Contractor Inc.                  support and investment!
Director of Special Events     Gauron Fisheries Inc.           Moulton Hotel Inc.
    Ginni McNamara
 Director of Membership
      Development                           Want to Add Events to the Chamber On-line Calendar?
   Pat Morgenstern
                                        Want to Keep Your Information Current on the Chamber Website?
     Office Assistant
     Sherrill Ayles                These two benefits of membership are available to all Chamber members in good standing. Send
       Reception
                                an e-mail to info@hamptonchamber.com and put Member Login in the Subject line. You will
     Sandy Flesher              receive a login and a password and instructions on how to get started.
  Hampton Area Chamber
      of Commerce
    One Lafayette Road
       P.O. Box 790
   Hampton, NH 03843
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   Phone: (603) 926-8718
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