The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit association of business and professional firms and individuals in the Lebanon, New Hampshire area. Founded and incorporated in 1916, it is dedicated to improving the business climate and thus the overall quality of life in the region it serves.
We currently have nearly 400 members, from individuals and “mom-and-pop” stores to large banks and manufacturing corporations, all dedicated to the same mission. Each year the Chamber fields thousands of phone calls and visits from tourists, visitors, newcomers and the general citizenry, answering every type of question about the city and its commerce. It also maintains a steady flow of information to its members on topics of interest and necessity.
Services available to members include:
- Business-to-business advertising
- Monthly member newsletter
- Chamber publications with your free listing (thousands distributed each year, including Lebanon Area Profile and Lebanon Street Map and Directory)
- Referrals to your business in response to thousands of inquiries handled by the chamber
- Personal attention by the region’s most experienced and respected chamber executive
- Special events, such as the annual Home and Life Show and the annual Lebanon Chamber Golf Tournament benefiting a local scholarship
- Public forums on issues important to the business community
- Co-operative seasonal advertising
- Social networking at the Chamber’s “Business After Hours”
Did You Know?
- The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce was created in order to “promote the growth and prosperity of their City of Lebanon and vicinity, and the agricultural, civic, commercial, industrial and social welfare of the people of the Greater Lebanon area.”
- The Chamber annually selects the Good Citizen of the Year and the Business of the Year.
- The Chamber is governed by a 15-member board of directors. Five directors are elected each year to serve three-year terms.
- Elections for officers of the Chamber are held at the annual meeting each September.
- The board of directors hires a president and CEO and other office staff as necessary to carry on the work of the organization. An office is staffed full time, five days a week.
- The Chamber communicates primarily with its members through the monthly newsletter containing events, community functions, news of the business community and articles of interest. In addition, web site listings and e-mail links are available.
- Members are invited to attend meetings and participate on several standing committees, such as marketing, special events, government affairs, membership and human resources.
- The Chamber has an information booth located in Colburn Park that is open in the spring through fall and is run by the Grafton County Senior Citizen Council.
All businesses in Lebanon, or those nearby who serve Lebanon area residents, are welcome to join.
Rob Taylor, Executive Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD
Curt Jacques (2018)
West Lebanon Supply
FIRST VICE CHAIR
Rich Wallace (2017)
SECOND VICE CHAIR
Charlene Ashey (2019)
Lang, McLaughry & Spera
Debbie Carter (2018)
Mascoma Savings Bank
Kristina Withington (2018)
A Fireside Inn & Suites
Advanced Geomatics & Design
Bob Jackman (2017)
LaValley Building Supply
Dartmouth College RE
Erik Brine (2018)
Jay Simms (2017)
Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
Donald W. LaPlume, Jr.(2017)
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Chris Gilman (2019)
Service Credit Union