Local Businesses Invited to Learn More About Energy Upgrades, Savings

The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, Vital Communities, and NHSaves have teamed up to offer a free networking breakfast on energy efficiency from 7:30-9:30 am on Wednesday, October 11, at AVA Gallery & Art Center, 11 Bank Street in Lebanon.

Energy consulting and auditing firm Resilient Buildings Group will facilitate this discussion to help businesses over the hurdles toward reducing energy costs and improving their buildings. Energy upgrades can substantially reduce operating costs and improve comfort.  Resilient Buildings Group will also discuss incentives and financing opportunities available for businesses who want to upgrade their facililities. Following the event, attendees will be able to speak with the hosts to get additional information and take a tour of the LEED Gold certified AVA Gallery. Registration is required for this event: visit  NHSavesEvents.eventbrite.com for more details and to register.

Common small business upgrades include:

  1. Lighting  – Update to LED and add controls
  2. HVAC – Update with high efficiency systems, add economizers, air seal/insulate ductwork, upgrade controls.
  3. Building Envelope – Air seal and add insulation in attics, basements, and walls.
  4. Boilers – Upgrade to high efficiency systems; Add a mini-split heat pump for heating and cooling.
  5. Refrigeration – Add controls, replace evaporator motors, upgrade condensing units and update lighting to LED.
  6. Range Vent Hoods – Add controls.
  7. Hot water – Replace electric tank with Heat Pump Water Heater; add low-flow devices.
  8. Motors/Pumps – Add Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) or upgrade to high efficiency motors/pumps

NHSaves is a collaboration of New Hampshire’s electric and natural gas utilities working with the NH Public Utilities Commission and other interested parties to provide NH customers with information, incentives, and support designed to save energy, reduce costs, and protect our environment statewide. Learn more at NHSaves.com.

Vital Communities is a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Visit their website at VitalCommunities.org or call (802) 291-9100 to learn more.

The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce serves businesses, visitors and residents in the Lebanon area, including Enfield, Canaan and Plainfield. Its mission is to advance economic vitality by providing advocacy, information and services to its members and the Upper Valley. To learn more about the benefits of Chamber membership, visit LebanonChamber.com or call (603) 448-1203.

 

West Lebanon Feed and Supply’s Cause for Paws

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, West Lebanon Feed and Supply is raising funds and support for the animals affected by the disaster.

Learn more at their website or stop in to their West Lebanon Store today.

VNH’s Maloney Granted Hospital Medical Director Certified Credential

The Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)’s Cristine Maloney, MD, Hospice Medical Director was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Maloney was recognized for her commitment to improving quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.

“For me personally, HMDC is a way to demonstrate to others mastery of the special skill set that a hospice medical director needs to provide excellent clinical and administrative care to hospice patients,” Dr. Maloney said. “This is the professional standard for hospice medical directors and I’m excited to have achieved it.”

Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement, engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities, and much more. Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice physicians to display commitment to their career, dedication to patient and family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and industry. HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued validation of knowledge and re-assessment.

VNH serves more than 150 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire; VNH caregivers provide services for more than 5,000 people each year and makes more than 150,000 home visits to people of all ages and at all stages of life. Visit vnhcare.org for more information.

Cars, Planes and Vendors Wanted!

Cars, Planes and Vendors Wanted!

We’re planning for our fourth annual Wings and Wheels event, a celebration of the Lebanon community held at the Lebanon Airport. This year’s Wings and Wheels will take place from 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday, September 23.

The Wings and Wheels Committee is seeking car and motorcycle clubs and owners of rare and unusual vehicles and aircraft to display as part of the event. As in past years, there will be cash prizes for cars on exhibition. Sign up with your vehicle here. The Chamber is also seeking vendors and family activities for the event. For more information or to register, contact the Chamber offices at (603) 448-1203 or email us.

25th Annual Jim Weschler Golf Tournament

The 25th Annual Jim Weschler Golf Tournament, held on June 7 at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, was a success, netting more than $3,700 for scholarships for adult learners in the greater Lebanon area.

“We had a team of committed volunteers who helped make this event such a success,” said Rob Taylor, Executive Director of the LACC. “Our event sponsors and prize donors helped make sure our attendees had a great day, and we were lucky enough to have perfect weather. It’s great to see so many people come out to support strengthening our area workforce through education.”

The Wechsler Memorial Golf Classic honors former Chamber Director, educator and coach Jim Wechsler. Proceeds benefit the Wechsler Scholarship Fund for adult learners pursuing college degrees and professional accreditation. More than $85,000 in scholarship funds have been distributed by the Chamber since the Fund’s inception.

Be a Part of Lebanon’s Growth

The Chamber is always looking for members to serve on workgroups for Chamber events and strategy. You don’t have to be a Director to play an important role in shaping policies, helping with events, or improving the way we do things.

Current workgroups:

Spring Event Committee

Marketing Committee

Scholarship Committee

Social Media Advisory Workgroup

Wings and Wheels Workgroup

If you’re interested in these committees or other issues that are important to you as part of our Chamber, contact Bridgett at 448-1203 / chamberlebanon@gmail.com.

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