UpdateNewsletterOur Mission: Advance and promote theprosperity of its members and enhance thequality of life in the greater Rochester area.INSIDE THIS ISSUEBENEFIT INFORMATIONEVENTS UPDATEMEMBERSHIP UPDATECOMMITTEE NEWSMEMBER NEWSWHAT’S BEEN HAPPENINGCHAMBER LEADERSHIPCHAMBER CALENDARSponsored by:On the Chamber WebsiteThis month we will feature our first-ever virtual Chamber Raffle, livestreamed onthe Chamber Facebook, sponsored by Cremmen Creative!Underwritten by D.F. Richard Energy, the Chamber Raffle offers a chance to wina 2020 Harley Davidson FXLR Low Rider Motorcycle or 10,000. Purchase yourticket now as less than 40 tickets remain of the 325 tickets being sold.Winners of the Grand Prize, runner up prizes and any of the second chanceprizes do not have to be present online to win. The Chamber Raffle will takeplace on Friday August 14, 2020 starting at 6:00pm. Those who purchase ticketson the chamber website or by calling the office will receive a 10 gift certificate toeither Windjammer’s Seafood Restaurant or Granite Steak and Grill.Tickets are also on sale at these restaurants!Call the Chamber today at (603)332-5080 or click here oron image below to get yours today!GET YOUR TICKET NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!See event details insideNEWSLETTERUNDERWRITTEN BY:23456788
Membership BenefitsCommunityInformation CenterMembers are invited to take advantage of this FREEbenefit by telling us how the Chamber hashelped your business!Businesses that provide a testimonial will have theirbusiness logo and a photo of the person submitting thetestimonial featured in an ad in an upcoming issue of theChamber newsletter, on the Chamber website and onAtlantic Broadband Channel 12 for one month!Bring your business brochures and business cards to display atthe Chamber Information Center at the Chamber office. We alsohave a members-only community board where you can submitflyers to be posted promoting upcoming events and more!Utilize YourMember PortalIf you haven’t yet activated your online portal, [email protected] and we will help you fullymaximize this benefit. Once logged in, you will have access tomany great features including: Securely Pay Invoices Post Job Vacancies Access & DownloadUpcoming Event Forms Post Upcoming CommunityEvents Access/Download BenefitFormsaccess CommitteeDocuments Submit Member News &Press Releases Update Directory ListingInformationContact Tanya at 603-332-5080 x:2or email: nyAs a benefit of your Chamber membership, thispublic relations service is available to membersonly at no charge!A ribbon cutting ceremony is usually held when abusiness opens, moves, expands, is under newmanagement, or celebrating an anniversary! Committee Members canPost your job vacancies on theChamber’s website at NO CHARGE!Simply log in to your Member Portal and selectJob Postings on the left side!The Chamber’s website receives thousands of visits eachmonth. If you have job vacancies to fill, post them!Visit www.rochesternh.org/Jobs to see a current list ofjob postings. For assistance logging in, call 603.332.5080.The Chamberpublishes and distributes community information andpublications, in both print and electronically. Let ushelp you market to the right demographics. Examplesinclude: Business Referral Directory Community Guide Demographic Profile Legislative Guide Rochester Area Street Maps Rochester Dining Guide Relocation Packages Rochester Special EventsGuide
UpcomingChamber EventsRegister now for this year’s46th Annual Golf Tournament!This year’s tournament will take place onFriday, September 25, 2020 atThe Oaks Golf Course at 8:30 am.The tournament fee of 145 per player includes acontinental breakfast, greens fee, carts, soda &water, boxed lunch, hors d’oeuvres, clambakedinner, and a player goody bag featuring golf relateditems. Player passports are also available for anadditional 35, and include 15 raffle tickets, 2mulligans, contest entry passes for the Vegas Hole,Putting Contest and Specialty Drive.Virtual Annual BanquetThe Chamber’s 2020 Annual Dinner & Awards Banquethas been moved to a virtual event, taking place onThursday, September 17, 2020. The cost to attend theBanquet is 30. Eversource and Service Credit Union areunderwriting this virtual Annual Banquet! For anyquestions or to reserve your ticket visitwww.rochesternh.org/Banquet or call (603)332-5080.Also, don’t forget to purchase your Grand Prize Raffletickets, sponsored by First Seacoast Bank, for a chance towin 1,500! Tickets for the raffle are being sold online, bythe Chamber staff and also by the 2020 Banquetcommittee members.Register online or fill out the player registration formand return it to the Chamber office to play!The Golf Tournament also offers many sponsorshipopportunities for businesses to get involved! Contactthe Chamber at (603)332-5080 or [email protected] does not have to be present to win!
Membership UpdateWelcome New Members!Member RenewalsImajenation PhotographyThe Board of Directors and Staff wish to thankthe Members listed for renewing theirChamber investments!Jennifer Blair7 Walker Road, Center Barnstead NH603-731-2702www.imajenationphotography.com/ Acme Rug & Upholstery Cleaning Arts In Reach B H Cameron Septic Services, LLC Bill Powers Painting Children’s Dyslexia Centers SeacoastLearning Center Collier’s International / New Hampshire Community Action Partnership ofStrafford County Daystar, Inc. Doug’s Towing, LLCThe Chamber wishes to recognize and thankmembers that have 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 yearsof Chamber membership in August! Emmanuel Church Exit Realty Prosperity Granite Steak & Grill20 YEARS Great Bay Community CollegeFirstLight Great Bay Insurance Agency, LLC15 YEARS Hanlon & ZubkusBH Cameron Septic Services ,LLCCornerstone Court Adult (55 ) CommunityFastenal CompanyGranite Steak & Grill H&R Block Holiday Inn Express Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA10 YEARS Better Homes & Gardens—The Masiello GroupCharlie’s of RochesterH&R BlockLifeBalance Counseling, Coaching& Wellness Microtel Inn & Suites MLC Catering, LLC Myhre Equine Clinic New England Roofing & Remodeling Positively Creative Solutions Raiche & Company, CPA’s Rochester Elks #1393 Rochester Sports Center Rochester Veterinary Clinic Smart ATI Construction State Farm Insurance—Peggy Lynch Studio 109 Dance, Voice & Drama The Boulos Company The Closet Connection Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, PATri-City Consumers Action CooperativeMartha Jo Hewitt55 Summer Street, Rochester, ember AnniversaryRecognitions5 YEARSRaiche & Company, CPA’sThe Castle on Charles
CommitteeNewsNH Relief Funds that are AvailableBy Melissa LesniakFunds ReopenedKeller-Williams Coastal Realty—The Lesniak Home TeamAre you looking for ways to support your local businesses inthis time of need? Here are 5 ways that you can help andsupport them as they have supported us in our community:1. Like & Follow them on Social Media - Facebook,Instagram, LinkedIn2. Engage in their posts on Social Media3. Tell your friends and family about them4. Give them a shout out when talking about local businesses5. Sign up for their newslettersCommittee InvolvementMembers and their employees can get involvedwith Chamber committees which provide anopportunity to meet other businesses, increasebusiness contacts and be better involved in yourcommunity.Committees Include:Council Ambassador Tree Lighting &CommitteeHoliday Parade Chamber Raffle & Bash Young Professionals Community Expo Golf Committee Governmental AffairsMembership DirectoryAs part of your Chamber membership, youreceive a free listing in our print and onlinebusiness directory. Unfortunately, we will notbe able to produce the print directory this year.The online directory generates thousands ofvisits and referrals to our members. Thebusiness directory is searchable by a number ofcategories and fields, allowing potentialcustomers to find you using a variety of searchcriteria.Should you wish to have an Enhanced Listing sothat your listing stands out or have your businessfound under additional business categories, seethe attached or call us.To make sure your business directory listing isup to date,, visit the Membership Directorypage on our website and type in your businessname. To update your listing, log in to yourmember portal to make changes. If you havequestions or need assistance, call Tanya at603-332-5080 x2.Housing Relief Funds - 35,000,000Ongoing programEmpowering Youth FundApply by: August 17Veterans Services Support ProgramGrants to eligible veterans for transportation, home services, physical therapy, etc.Deadline to Apply: August 4Veterans Service Organization ProgramFor veterans services organization, i.e. VFWDeadline to Apply: August 10Healthcare Provider Program— 15 million (3rd round)To help all health care providersApplication live and deadline to apply is August 13Long-Term Care Provider Program—2nd roundDeadline to Apply: August 13Safe Scholars Modification Program— 10 millionFor private non-profit colleges and universitiesApplication live as of July 31 with 1 week deadlineTo apply for these relief funds, Visit www.goferr.nh.gov/applyOTHER RELIEF FUNDSGAP—NH General Assistance Preservaton—30 millionFor businesses and non-profits that may have fallen through thegaps on other programsDeadline to Apply: August 4Broadband Expansion Initiative - 50,000,000Visit cting-nhChild Care— 25,000,000Farm and Food— 15,000,000Healthcare Relief Fund— 30,000,000Applications through July 31, 2020Homeless Shelters - 15,000,000Chambers of Commerce - 2,000,000Municipal and CountyPrivate Colleges and Universities - 10,000,000Self-Employed Livelihood Fund—S.E.L.F.Applications closedYouth Focused— 5,000,000SUD/Mental Health— 6,000,000NonProfit Emergency Relief and Recovery FundApplication closedMain Street Relief Fund—application closedFor additional information, visit: www.goferr.nh.gov/apply
Update & Member NewsMEMBER NEWSAdmiral Climate Control remains fully staffed and operational for your HVACneeds. Their office is closed to the public as a precaution; however, it isstaffed & accessible via phone and email, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.Call them at 603-330-3014 or visit them online at: www.admiralclimate.comDue to the current impact, uncertainty and stress around COVID-19, the AllBrite Cleaning & Restoration team is well-equipped with the appropriateprotective equipment, chemicals, air scrubbers, hydroxol and ULV foggers tohelp clean and sanitize areas of concern. If your business needs cleaning andsanitizing, call the All Brite Team: 603-524-4889 orvisit: www.allbritecleaning.comVerizon Wireless Retailer, Amcomm Wireless is OPEN in the RochesterCrossing Plaza! 160 Washington St. Rochester, NH. Amcomm Wireless hasbeen following the recommendations & guidelines of the CDC in efforts tokeep their space a safe place for you to feel comfortable while you shop. MonSat 10:00am-8:00pm &Sun 11:00am-6:00pm. For more information, call: (603)335-9200 or visit: www.amcommwireless.comAuger & Sons is open Tuesday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am12:00pm. Curbside pickup and ground shipping is available upon request. Call603-332-5572 for more information, or visit them online:www.augerandsons.comBernier Insurance Agency is closed to in-person visits in the office, but youcan call for an appointment: 603-335-2345 or email: [email protected] .Visit their website for more details and their Covid-19 message:www.bernierinsurance.comBranyen Insurance Agency is maintaining normal business operations withoffice hours from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday (also available forappointment outside those hours). For more information call (603)994-8383 oremail [email protected] Animal Hospital is excited to welcome clients back into theirhospitals for appointments, and they will continue to offer and encouragecurbside service as an option. Call them with any questions at: 603-335-2120or visit: www.broadviewvet.com/The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is pleased to announce theirVirtual NH Maker & Food Fest, happening online on August 29, 2020. The NHMaker & Food Fest is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoylearning and who love sharing what they can do. For more information or anapplication, send an e-mail to: [email protected] or ClickHere for the event web page.After nearly two years of planning and outreach with riders, communitymembers and financial stakeholders, COAST’s redesigned public transitsystem has launched. Information about the new system and schedules can befound on COAST’s website www.coastbus.orgCommunity Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAPSC) is open to assistpeople impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Those seeking assistance are asked tocall 603-435-2448 or email [email protected], andvisit www.straffordcap.org and the agency’s Facebook page for the latestservice updates.ConvenientMD is now offering COVID-19 testing for any patients showingsymptoms of COVID-19. They are also testing asymptomatic healthcareworkers, first responders, essential workers and anyone who has had closecontact with someone who is confirmed to be COVID-19 positive. For moreinformation or visit convenientmd.comBusiness NH Magazine recently named Cornerstone VNA as the Business of theDecade in the Health Care Industry. Awards will be presented at a specialsoiree on Tuesday, October 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at theDoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Hotel in Manchester. To register, please -the-decade. To learn moreabout Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.Frisbie Memorial Hospital/HCA has been recognized as a “High Performing”hospital for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report. Frisbie MemorialHospital/HCA earned “High Performing” ratings fo