Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce

Lebanon | Enfield | Canaan | Plainfield | Meriden

At the Crossroads of New England


Points of Interest – City Center Ballet

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Points of Interest – Rotary International

Points of Interest – Senator David Pierce

Points of Interest – Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette

SCORE Workshops

Thursday, January 16th, 2014



Presented by Upper Valley SCORE – Sponsored by Lake Sunapee Bank


Winter Workshop Series

Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Managing Your Food and Beverage Business
January 9


Internet Marketing Fundamentals

January 16


Marketing Through Internet Search Engines 

January 23  


Marketing Through Social Media

January 30


Being Successful Managing Your Small Farm 

February 6


Making Media and Video Marketing a Business Partner for Success

February 13 







About This Series

SCORE offers low-cost business training workshops and seminars for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.  In addition to being a learning experience, workshops also offer an opportunity to interact with other local small business owners, or prospective business owners.

If you currently own a business or you’ve owned a business in the past, or if you are thinking of starting or buying a business, there is much you can take away from these presentations.


Register Now Click here to Register


The presenters at Upper Valley SCORE’s workshops bring years of experience to the job.  As well as being knowledgeable in the workshop subject, they have a down-to-earth approach based on their experience in counseling small businesses.


Series Basics





January 9, 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13


Time:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

SCORE  Office,
20 West Park Street

Suite 316

Lebanon, NH 03766
Fee:  $30 per workshop for Jan. 9, Feb. 6 and 13 Workshops.  $40 per workshop for Internet Workshops

(Special Offer – Register for the January 16 and 23 workshops and you can attend the January 30 workshop for free.)


Register Now



To Contact SCORE



Upper Valley SCORE

20 West Park Street

Lebanon, NH   03766





Spark! will be hosting a 4th of July Star Spangled Celebration!

Monday, June 9th, 2014
July 4, 2014

Spark! will be hosting a 4th of July Star Spangled Celebration!. The Rotary Club of Lebanon will be having their 2nd Annual Pie Sale from 10:00 to 2:00 pm that day at the Senior Center and they have invited Spark! to host a fundraising event in the parking lot at the Senior Center during that time.  The City will also be hosting some races on the Rail Trail that morning.  So from 9am to 1:30 pm, Spark! will be in front of the Lebanon Senior Center having a huge community yard sale.   We invite you to bring a table and sell some of your items with us and consider giving us half the proceeds for this fundraiser.  The more the merrier.  Then from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, we will host some outdoor games at the ballfield at Spark! i.e. croquet, horseshoes, bocce ball, three legged races, and much more!  Lots of wholesome fun for everyone of all ages and abilities!  Then from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, we’ll have a Star-Spangled Dance!  Everyone is invited to everything!  Please help us spread the word.  Click here for a flyer that you can share with friends:  http://www.sparkcommunitycenter.com/4th-of-july-2014/



Monday, July 8th, 2013



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WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS, thanks to our awesome public servants plus everyone who’s helped in any way.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
September 27, 2014
10:00 amto5:00 pm








WINGS & Wheels The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce is having it’s 1st Annual Wings & Wheels, A Celebration of Lebanon, at the Lebanon Airport on Saturday, September 27.

WHEN: Saturday, September 27th

ADULTS: $6.00

Food Vendors | Local Business Vendors | Non-Profit Vendors








2013 Best Banks to Work For

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


2013 Best Banks to Work For


For Immediate Release

November 4, 2013

For More Information:

Samantha Pause, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Sales and Service

samantha.pause@mascomabank.com 603-443-8643


Lebanon, NH –



Mascoma Savings Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group.


To be considered for participation, banks had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:


– Have at least 50 employees working in the US;

– Be a Commercial Bank, Thrift, Mutual Association, Mutual Savings Bank, Savings and Loan Association or a Savings Bank.


In all, 35 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this inaugural program. The full Best Banks to Work For list is featured in the November issue of American Banker Magazine and is available online at AmericanBanker.com. Best Bank to Work for in the US


Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved a two-step process.  The first step consisted of evaluating each participating bank’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics.  This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.  The second part consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace.  This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  The combined scores determined the top banks and the final ranking.  Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.


For more information on the Best Banks to Work For program, visit www.BestBankstoWorkFor.com or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.


2016 Free Webinars

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Attached is a schedule of our upcoming Free Webinars which are all pre- accredited.  These webinars are live, interactive and available to view all archived recorded sessions if unable to make the scheduled meeting.


Our division, Spectrum Consulting’s presenters is made up of our own Sr. Leadership team including our VP of Human Resources, Susannah Chance; our CEO, Steve Wood; Risk Manager Fran Lafavour and also guest experts for the topics at hand.  We get incredible reviews from our clients and it has been suggested that we should share this with those that are not aware these sessions are complimentary. Click on the above link for dates.

25th Annual Wechsler Memorial Golf Tournament

The 25th Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Golf Classic will be Wednesday, June 7 at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham. The tournament benefits scholarships for adult learners in our region.


11:00 am
Registration opens

11:30 am-12:45 pm

12:45 pm
Registration closes

1:00 pm
Shotgun start, scramble format

5:30 pm
Awards & reception

Now is the time to sign up! Contact the Chamber at (603) 448-1203 or email lebanonchamber@lebanonchamber.com to sign up as a player, foursome or sponsor. $100/pp registration includes greens fees and cart, balls for the driving range, lunch and a “Business After Golf” reception with networking, prizes and snacks.

Proceeds from the Jim Wechsler Memorial Golf Classic benefit the Wechsler Scholarship Fund for adult learners. This fund has given out more than $85,000 to people in our community working to improve their lives through education.

Learn more about Jim and his impact on the Lebanon area.

To register a single player, foursome or hole/cart sponsorship online please use the button below. Please contact us if you are interested in other sponsorship opportunities.

25th Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Golf Classic
Team, golfer or business name

(You do not need to have a Paypal account to use this secure service.)

35th Annual Public Auction-Lebanon Rotary Club

Monday, August 25th, 2014
October 4, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm


Invitation to Donate corrected click for full details

About Service Credit Union Press Release

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015



       About Service Credit Union          Press Release

 Service Credit Union

3003 Lafayette Road

Portsmouth, NH  03801

P: 603-422-8300




For Immediate Release:  August 20, 2015


For More Information:    Karen Benedetti, 603-422-7827

                                         Lori Holmes, 603-422-7832


Service Credit Union named

2014 Air Force Credit Union of the Year
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (August 20, 2015) — Service Credit Union was selected for the 2014 Air Force Distinguished  Credit Union of the Year Award by the United States Air Force in recognition of its exceptional financial service and support of the Air Force community in Ramstein, Germany.


The Ramstein Air Force Base branch delivered above and beyond routine financial service offerings for the Air Force men and women and their families in that community.


In a recommendation letter from the U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Mordente states “Service Credit Union stands outs as the leader in crucial financial need areas such as combating predatory lending, community financial education, 24/7 worldwide access and a full range of high quality, low-cost financial solutions for our Airmen. Their unrivaled ability to support service members worldwide through multiple remote access channels enhances individual and unit readiness as well as insuring financial soundness of Airmen’s families here in Germany. Ultimately their ‘Service’ helps our troops focus on the important mission at hand.”


Service Credit Union’s wide range of products and services designed especially for the military was one of the many reasons for this prestigious honor. Among these products and services are Early Payday Checking, Guaranteed Pay, Military Community Emergency Loans, Relocation Loans, Early Payday Loans, Warrior Program and Star Program.  The credit union was praised for its many free services to the military including 24/7 Live Person Contact Centers, Free Online Banking, Mobile Web Banking, FinanceWorks and Mobile Apps, so soldiers can access their accounts from anywhere in the world. Service Credit Union also offers International Bill Pay so members can pay bills in foreign currencies from wherever they may be around the world. This unique capability is an exclusive Service Credit Union service and a huge benefit to its mobile military community.


“Service Credit Union takes pride in its important role to our military by providing a full range of low-cost, quality financial products and services for our men and women in uniform and their families,” says Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union. “Military members and their families may face unique challenges, financial and otherwise and their credit union participates in many initiatives each year to help benefit them.”


The 2014 Air Force Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award was presented to Service Credit Union at the Defense Credit Union Council annual conference this August in Las Vegas.


“We are humbled to receive this prestigious award. It would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our loyal membership and the hard work and dedication of our capable staff,” said Simmons.


Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution with more than 210,000 members worldwide, offering a wide range of financial products to its members.  With 49 branches including two staffed 24/7 contact centers, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves all branches of the U.S. Military, Veterans and Department of Defense including their families and anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire, 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA. With over $2.7 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has, 31 branches in New Hampshire, one in Massachusetts, one branch in North Dakota, 15 branches on U.S. military bases in Germany and a Virtual Branch.


Caption: Service Credit Union is presented the 2014 Distinguished Air Force Credit Union Service Award. Standing left to right are Service Credit Union Director James Fishbein, Service Credit Union President/CEO Gordon Simmons, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Operations Steve Herrera, Service Credit Union Ramstein Branch Manager Douglas Foote and Service Credit Union Member Services Assistant Vice President Michael Besant.

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Allan Houser: A Centennial Exhibition

Monday, May 5th, 2014
May 11, 2014

Allan Houser: A Centennial Exhibition

 Hanover, N.H.—May 1, 2014— Allan Houser (1914–1994), one of the best-known Native American artists of the twentieth century, continues to be an influential figure in the field of Southwestern sculpture in the United States. This May, the Hood Museum of Art installs five sculptures by Houser in the Maffei Arts Plaza, adjacent to the museum and the Black Family Visual Arts Center. These works represent a cross-section of his large three-dimensional work from the years 1986 to 1992. Please join us for an opening event at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 11, that will include a talk by Rettig and a light breakfast on the plaza amid the sculptures. The works will remain on view for a year.

SEE ATTACHED PRESS RELEASE FOR MORE! Please also note that the press release and exhibition press kit, including high-res image files, can be downloaded here: http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/about/pressroom/index.html.

2014houserpressrelease  click for more info.

Announcing 25 Years of Service

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Jon Blodgett and partner, Frank O’Donnell of Blodgett’s Sash & Door, Inc. are announcing 25 years of service to the Upper Valley in June.

 Blodgett began the business in 1987 with O’Donnell joining him in 1992.  Both have been in millwork and or lumber sales for over forty years.  Frank is mostly involved in the window and doors side while Jon does kitchen designs and sales. 

 In the late 70’s both Jon and Frank with their families moved to the area.  They both worked for V.P. Winter, distributing windows and doors to NH and VT lumber yards.  Later on, Jon took on the closet shelving business.  He eventually moved to our present location in 1987 and opened Blodgett’s at 195 Mechanic St. in Lebanon.

 Jon has belonged to the Northeast Retail Lumbermen’s Assoc. and the NH Homebuilders.  He joined the Lebanon Rotary Club in 1989 and in July will take over as President.

ARC Mechanical is honored

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Once again ARC Mechanical is honored to have been voted Best HVAC Provider in the upper valley by readers of the Valley Business Journal. Each year readers select their favorite businesses and services in the journal’s Best of the Best Business Reader’s Choice Awards. ARC was selected as the best HVAC provider for the third year in a row.

We thank our customers for their continued trust in our nearly 70 years of experience and service in the HVAC and mechanical systems industry. Our commitment to providing the highest level of service and technical excellence will continue through 2015 and beyond thanks to our clients.

AVA Gallery

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Arts), established in 1973, is committed to the support and promotion of New Hampshire and Vermont artists through exhibitions, information and special opportunities, and to foster public awareness and exposure to the visual arts through classes, scholarships, special events, lectures, films and publications. AVA is centrally located in the middle of Lebanon (in the old H.W. Carter overall factory) and easily reached by visitors from all parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond.   An extensive building renovation in 2006-2007 resulted in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the US Green Building Council.

While AVA today occupies almost 20,000 square feet on the first and second floors of the 11 Bank Street building, in 1973–when a handful of Upper Valley artists decided to look for a place to show their work–its first location was in a barn.

AVA’s main programs fall into two categories: exhibitions and art classes. The exhibitions range from shows by carefully selected local and regional artists to group exhibitions, including community related shows such as presentations of works by students from local schools.

Since AVA’s move in 1990 from Hanover to Lebanon, the organization has seen a steady increase in the number of artists, students and general visitors who have traveled considerable distances to participate in or attend our programs. Annually, AVA presents more than 30 exhibitions, and offers around 200 classes and workshops. Every year, approximately 400 artists participate in our exhibitions, and around 1200 students enroll in our classes, 500 of whom are children and teens. Between 40 and 50 scholarships are awarded annually. Additionally, AVA offers numerous free or low-cost programs for people of all ages and abilities, including the popular CAOS (Community Arts Open Studio) offered on Saturdays during the school-year.

Throughout these 40 years AVA has received consistent support from the community, ranging from financial contributions to volunteer hours. Volunteers contribute more than 3000 hours per year to AVA. This involvement is really a testament to what many see as AVA’s intrinsic value to surrounding communities. AVA continues to successfully offer opportunities for artists in the region and to increase public awareness of the importance of the visual arts.


AVA Gallery and Art Center

Thursday, April 10th, 2014


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