Category Archives: Chamber Events

WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST STEWARDSHIP: VALUING AND PROTECTING OUR TOURISM PRODUCT FOR THE FUTURE

On Wednesday, May 3,  please join Janice Crawford, MWVCC, Joseph Phillips, WMNF and Austin Bernier, National Forest Foundation for a Customer Service seminar on dispersing traffic amongst popular hiking destinations during peak tourist season. The seminar will take place at the North Conway Water Precinct from 1:00-4:00 pm. This seminar will help our front line representatives become more confident and knowledgeable about the forest and how best to make recommendations to our visitors based on hiking skill level, amount of time a visitor(s) wishes to spend in the forest, specific sites they wish to experience, etc.

We feel that this training will go a long way in providing superior customer service while at the same time relieving the pressure that many of our beautiful spots are experiencing thus protecting them for future visitation.

The seminar is FREE and a valuable resource for training.  If you cannot send a majority of your front line personnel, please send a few who can then train the rest of your staff.

For more information or to reserve your seat, call Lisa at 356-5701 ext 300.

2017 Chili Cook-Off and Feelin’ Good 5K Race

Saturday, April 8th is the time to shake off the winter chills and join us for a fabulous foodie event to kick off our Spring season here in Mt Washington Valley! There will be plenty of chili and cornbread to keep you fueled for a day of fun, festivity, and a 5K race, plus North Conway Village shopping and the event’s  Red Hot Stops where you can find treats and shopping deals.

chili-5k-logoThis is the first year of the Feelin’ Good 5k Race through the White Mountain Milers. Burn some calories before indulging in chili and cornbread samples at the Cook-Off and explore beautiful North Conway Village by running or walking in the race! The race kicks off at Schouler Park in North Conway at 9:30am, where participants will race around the village and near Cranmore Mountain, finishing back at the park. Awards will be given to the top three overall runners and walkers.

The Feelin’ Good 5K is open for registration through White Mountain Milers and the RunReg website. The Race Fee is $35 per person and includes your entry to the Chili Cook-Off, access to the After Party at Abenaki Trail Restaurant, and store discounts at the Red Hot Stops.

Event Schedule:
  • 8:00AM – 5K Registration/Bib pick up
  • 9:15AM – 5K Registration tent is closed
  • 9:30AM- 5K Race begins
  • 10:45AM – Race Award Ceremony
  • 11:00AM – Chili Cook-Off Doors open 
  • 3:00 PM – Chili Cook-Off Ends
  • 4:00PM – Chili Cook-Off After Party & Award Ceremony

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About the Annual Chili Cookoff

Hosted by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the annual Chili Cook-off has featured the culinary creations of professional chefs, individuals, local organizations, and nonprofits for many years. What started with just a few vendors has now grown to more than 40 vendors. Hundreds of hungry chili fans will fill The Village of North Conway tasting the best of the Valley’s chili recipes.

The Many Ways to Enjoy the Day

chili-cookoffThere are so many ways to participate in the fun at the Annual Chili Cook-Off! Professional and non-professional chefs are welcome to register their team for their chance to win fabulous prizes and bragging rights. Chef registration is open and filling up fast! For more information, please review the 2017 Chili Cook-Off Chef Guidelines.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for businesses to promote their brand. Sponsorship packages vary in cost and exposure and there are packages available for nonprofits. For more information, please review the 2017 Chili Cook-Off Sponsorship Packages document or contact the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.

chili-cookoff2In this event, ticket holders are judges, too! In purchasing tickets and sampling many delicious chili and cornbread recipes, ticket holders are in control of the “People’s Choice” vote. Ticket holders will receive three different colored tickets for use as ballots – one for Best Chili, one for Best Cornbread, and one for Best Display of Theme.

Event Tickets and More Information

Tickets for the Chili Cook-Off are $15 for adults and $7 for children, with free admission for children under 3. Interested parties may purchase Early Bird tickets by contacting the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, and tickets will be available on the day of the event for the same prices at the ticket booth.

There are lodging package agreements available for interested lodging properties in the area as well. Contact the Chamber for more information.

For more information on the Chili Cook-Off, visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org, call the Chamber at (877) 948-6867 or (603) 356-5701 or email Visitor Services at visitor@mtwashingtonvalley.org.

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Hancock Lumber Home Again Design Showroom adds 4th location in North Conway, NH!

Hancock Lumber celebrated the launch of their newest Home Again Kitchen and Bath Design Showroom with an open house and
ceremonial ribbon cutting. The showroom is located on the Hancock Lumber campus at 2451 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH.

Kevin Hancock, President, Hancock Lumber introduced his staff, including Lisa Williams, Kitchen and Bath Designer for the North Conway location.

Hancock Lumber is a sixth generation, family owned business with 10 locations and 4 signature showrooms across Maine and New Hampshire. For more information visit www.hancocklumber.com.

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Pictured in photo from left are Cary Latham, North Conway General Manager, Lisa Williams, Kitchen + Bath Designer, North Conway,
Kevin Hancock, President, Hancock Lumber, Jennifer Yeaton, Kitchen + Bath Designer, Yarmouth, and Cindy Gaudin, Home Again by Hancock Lumber, General Manager.

Cathedral Ledge Resort Celebrates With a Ribbon Cutting

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce recently joined Cathedral Ledge Resort to celebrate their refurbishing with a ribbon cutting. Cathedral Ledge, a fixture on the “hill” in the North Conway area since the 1980’s, has spent the past two years polishing and renewing both the exterior and interior.

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Pictured from left are Melody Nester, Assistant Director, MWV Chamber of Commerce, Kathy Nichols, General Manager of Cathedral Ledge, Gene Chandler, State Representative and Beth Hopper, Marketing/Sales Manager Cathedral Ledge.

 

Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce presents its 104th Annual Meeting, Dinner and White Mountains Treasure Awards Presentation

 

The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its 104th Annual Meeting and Dinner at Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

The evening begins at 4:30 with the “Surprise & Delight Social Networking” hosted by TD Bank. Attendees will enjoy cocktail hour, networking, a candidate meet and greet and the Chamber’s annual silent auction. Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on items including gift certificates, ski passes, overnight stays, artwork, and much more. Anyone wishing to promote their business through business through a donation to the Silent Auction contact Scott Gleason at 603-356-5701.

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2015 White Mountains Treasures Phyllis Sherman and Audrey Vorparian pictured with MWV Chamber President Michelle Capozzoli and Memorial Hospital’s Scott McKinnon.

A three-course dinner follows during which time the Chamber will hold a brief business meeting to include a review of the Chamber’s programs and initiatives during the previous year and an overview of its strategic and marketing plans for the coming year. The White Mountains Treasure awards will also be presented. “This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize individuals for their lifetime achievement of outstanding community service and commitment to the Mt. Washington Valley”, said Janice Crawford, Executive Director. “If you know someone deserving of this recognition please let us know so they can be considered for this award.” Nomination forms can be found on the event page online at mtwashingtonvalley.org/events/2016annualmeeting. Submissions are due by October 7.

To wrap up the evening Eastern Propane & Oil presents entertainment with Boston comedian Mike McDonald. “Sharp”, “bright”, “witty” and “hilarious” are just some of the words people have used to describe Mike, who has entertained our troops with the USO in over 50 different countries, done specialty shows on fancy islands for major corporations, worked Vegas and Atlantic Cities Casino’s, and crushed the main-stage on Cruise Ships.

The Annual Meeting is a forum for business and community leaders to share an evening of networking and business-building. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling Scott Gleason at 603-356-5701 x305 or registering online. The Chamber thanks all its sponsors including Premier Sponsor Eastern Propane & Oil and Social Hour Sponsor TD Bank. For more information on the Annual Meeting or Mt. Washington Valley Chamber visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org 

About Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce in North Conway, NH is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to strategically market the Mt. Washington Valley as the premier New England vacation destination by enticing tourists with our year round attractions and natural resources. This fosters a business climate that promotes growth and collaboration in member communities, while protecting the area’s natural beauty.

 

2016 Mt. Washington Valley Golf Tournament

Thanks to all who joined us at Indian Mound Golf Club yesterday for the 15th Annual Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather!

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Low score Winner – GB Carrier
Greyson Carrier, Ken Donabedian, Buddy Carrier, Bill Jones

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1st Place Team – Town of Conway
Jeff Hanson, John Eastman, Chris Mattei, Ed Wagner

2nd Place Team – Horsefeathers
Rob Peterson, Adam Lanzilotti, Josh Shoen, Gary Williams
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Third Place Team – Chalmers Insurance
Jeremy Roberge, Dr. John Eldridge, Andy Trowbridge, Vincent Osgood

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Closest to the Pin Women – Nicole Berthiaume

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Longest Drive Women – Janet Conner

Closest to the Pin Men – Steve Cote
Closest to Line Men – Bud Wyman
Putting Contest Men – Steve Cote
Putting Contest Women – Kathie Markos

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the golfers who joined us. See you next year!

 

Spots still available for the Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

Tee off with friends at the 15th Annual Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament next Wednesday, May 25th at the Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee. This is a great day to get outside and enjoy your favorite pastime with prizes, lunch, contests, awards and more.

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Take a chance on winning a 2016 Jeep Renegade, courtesy of Crest Auto World, with a Hole-In-One on the 18th Hole or one of many raffle prizes.

Get out and enjoy spring with us on the links, Wednesday, May 25!

Space for foursomes still available. Call Scott Gleason at 603-356-5701 to grab a spot for your team.

ENH Power presents an Energy Panel Oct. 29

With winter coming, electricity supply costs will be going up again beginning late 2015 through spring 2016, resulting in higher electricity bills for residents and small businesses. To help you learn why New England electricity costs are high and what you can do now to reduce your electricity bill, ENH Power has put together a panel of electricity-related experts.

Join us before the 2015 Annual Meeting
for the ENH Energy Panel

Thursday, October 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
10th Mountain Room, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

For more information!

For tickets and information on the 2015 Chamber Annual Meeting!

 

 

Conway 250 Celebrates with 3 Ribbon Cuttings

PLEASE JOIN THE CELEBRATION!

Three major events celebrating Conway’s 250th
are planned for 
Thursday, September 10

The public is cordially invited to attend.
Each event will be commemorated
with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and speakers.

11:00 am – The dedication of the new
400 acre Marshall Conservation Land

Located off West Side Road, just north of the entrance to Hale’s Estates
and the Conway Scenic Railroad crossing.

Benefactor: Sut and Margaret Marshall and family

12:30 pm – The dedication of Abenaki Native American site
on Intervale Crossroads in Intervale

Stephen Laurent;  an elder of the Abenaki Indian tribe and a champion of his language lived at the traditional tribal encampment at Intervale in New Hampshire. He moved to NH from Canada in the 1940’s and became the postmaster.

Benefactor: Connie Davis Watson Fund

2:00 pm – Dedication of the new park
at the entrance to Redstone Village off Route 302.

4, 5 and 6 grade students from Pine Tree Elementary will be present to sing “I’ve been Working in the Quarry” words written by students to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.  They will be accompanied by Chris Lydecker on the Accordian and Sally Swenson on the Saw

Join the MWV Children’s Museum for the Chamber After Hours!

You’re Invited to a Chamber After Hours Hosted by…

When: October 15, 2013

2936 White Mountain Highway
North Conway
Come and enjoy…
Refreshments, Appetizers, Live Music
Tours of the Museum, Exotic Animals from Wildlife Encounters,

Networking Opportunities, Door Prizes and the 50/50 Raffle
Catered Food By Kennett High School Culinary Students
Sponsored By Cooper Cargill Chant
Wine Sponsored By Debit One Bookkeeping
Beer Sponsored By Tuckerman Brewing Co.

Featured Non-Profit
The United Way

Come Join us on October 19, for a Benefit Concert Featuring The Redbird Duo at The Salyard Center in Conway. Tickets are $25 and come with a Free CD!

Whether you are visiting from out of town or are a local resident, you and your children will enjoy visiting one of Mt. Washington Valleys Kid’s favorite attractions.  Join other families and find a place to learn, explore, and most of all HAVE FUN in a safe and educational environment. Be sure to visit The Little Green Closet Thrift Store downstairs for some great deals on children and maternity clothes.

Please join us! Hours: Thursday-Monday 10-5pm For more information, call us at 356-2992 or email; smorin@mwvchildrensmuseum.org.

The MWV Children’s Museum was developed to nurture the natural curiosity of all children and the adults in their lives and to encourage shared discovery through exhibits and programs that inspire exploration.  A must for all families visiting Mount Washington Valley!
THANK YOU TO OUR AFTER HOURS SPONSORS!

Join Ability Plus for another wonderful winter!

Join Ability Plus for another wonderful winter!

 The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but also to reveal to him his own.”                         

       ~Benjamin Disraeli

 

We exist to shine a light on the riches of everyone, regardless of physical challenges, intellectual differences or financial limitations.  

 

Every day, 15 year old Danny Hollister deals with being different than his classmates.
Danny at Special Olympics with race coach Corey Robinson

When he 

 was a toddler, Danny was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and at age 12 with Tourette Syndrome, which causes uncontrollable tics and extreme anxiety. 

 

But today, give him a pair of skis and a mountain on which to fly, and all that is 

 

forgotten. 
 
Just ask Danny’s mom, Tammy. “It brings tears to my eyes. It’s something he can do despite his disability, every tic and anxiety disappears.” He’s just like everyone else.

 

I hope this finds you enjoying the final days of a relaxing summer as September ushers in cool days and crisp evenings. Our newly expanded warm weather programs have been exceptionally successful and are winding down as the AbilityPLUS board and staff begin preparation for another busy winter.

We reach out to you to help us ensure that Danny Hollister and all children with any type of disability have access to the freedom and empowerment provided by adaptive sports. Danny

is a participant in the AbilityPLUS school program, which offers children in special needs curriculums the opportunity to participate in recreational and athletic outings with their peers. Without AbilityPLUS, Danny would not have the opportunity to fly down the hill, free of tics and anxiety, full of self-confidence.

The programs of AbilityPLUS are the great equalizers for hundreds of people with disabilities and their families. We know there are hundreds more whose lives would be enriched by our programs, if only we had the resources to serve them. We’re asking that you share your riches, so we can help them reveal theirs.

It’s that simple, really. We need the financial resources to enable us to make our life changing programs available to all who will benefit from joining the AbilityPLUS family. Please give whatever you can so this winter our mountains are accessible to all.

On behalf of everyone at AbilityPLUS, we hope you enjoy the remaining warm days with family and friends, and thank you for helping people like Danny reveal and revel in their own rich potential.

Sincerely,

R. Mark Shepherd

AbilityPLUS Chairman of the Board

PS: The snow will be flying soon! Please don’t wait, your online donation today will provide life changing programs to many people in need this winter!

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Donate

 

You may make your tax deductible donation securely online by clicking here, or by check or money order. Make payable to AbilityPLUS, Inc. and mail to:

AbilityPLUS, Inc.

855 Hanover Street #497

Manchester, NH 03104

 

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About AbilityPLUS

   

AbilityPLUS offers adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. The programs are designed to create freedom, promote independence, support inclusion and help those individuals and their families discover their full social, emotional and athletic potential.

 

AbilityPLUS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides programs year ’round from facilities at Mount Snow, Vermont and Wildcat Mountain and Attitash Resort in New Hampshire, with affiliate and special programs throughout New England. AbilityPLUS is a Chapter of Disabled Sports, USA and is a Paralympic Sport Club.

 

For more information about programs, volunteering and sponsorship opportunities please visit www.abilityplus.org, call 800-287-8415 or email us at info@abilityplus.org.

 

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