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Why you should review your your plans during this year’s Medicare Enrollment Period

Ed Hollum, Independent Insurance Agent/Broker is conducting 4 community meetings to help people with their rights and options during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period which runs from Oct 15th through Dec 7th.

AEP is when people check Prescription Drug and or Medicare Advantage Health and Prescription Drug Plans (Medicare Part C Advantage Plans) and decide whether to stay in current plan or enroll in a new plan effective 1/1/18. This year is a year people should really review their plans as there are lots of significant changes.

Ed will hold informal meaning with no need to schedule appointments or stay for a formal presentation. The purpose is to provide some understanding of what is available in a setting where you can ask a local Licensed Agent questions. If you would like to schedule a later time to have Ed provide an in-home presentation you can arrange at that time.

Enrollment is not typically handled at these meetings due to privacy concerns but can be arranged, if necessary.

Meeting dates – North Conway Community Center:
Monday, Oct 15th 1-3pm
Thursday, Oct 19th 5:30-7:30pm
Monday, Oct 30th (C) 1-3pm
Thursday 11-2 5:30-7:30pm.

Meeting dates – Berlin City Hall:
Tuesday, Oct 24th 2-4 pm
Tuesday, Oct 31st  2-4pm.

Lots of people find the process confusing and do nothing during AEP which causes your plan to roll over to next year. You then have very limited ability to make changes till next AEP. This may be ok, but all people have changes in their needs and plans themselves change every year. You can see how not checking for many years could have you in a plan that one time was a good fit but could very different compared to newer plans.

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New Business Directions adds team member


New Business Directions is pleased to announce that Sondra Love has joined the team.

Sondra received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Plymouth State University. She joined the New Business Directions team in the summer of 2015 and serves as our new Office Manager. Sondra currently assists in reception, administration, and recordkeeping while undergoing program training for QuickBooks®. Ambitious to learn and excited to grow, Sondra is ready greet you with her warm, contagious smile in our office.

To learn more about New Business Directions and QuickBooks®, or to schedule an appointment, please call (603)356-2914, email rhonda@newbusinessdirections.com or visit newbusinessdirections.com.

Northpoint Mortgage Ribbon Cutting


You’re Invited to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
When: Wednesday, April 22, 12:30pm
Where: Northpoint Mortgage Office
Tech Village, 53 Technology Ln., Suite 116E, Conway, NH
Come and Enjoy…
Meeting the team

Ed Harrigan Senior Loan Officer,

 Ryan Thomas Area Sales Manager,
Crystal Somerset Loan Processor and Tim Dinges Owner.

Light refreshments

Northpoint Mortgage offers outstanding rates and programs. But it’s the way we do business that truly sets us apart. We conduct every aspect of our business with an adherence to four core values:

  • Community
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Service

Our experienced mortgage professionals have unsurpassed market knowledge and unwavering integrity. They offer truly personal service that is second to none.

Northpoint Mortgage is a New England-based company. We pride ourselves on being a local company that offers personal service throughout the entire process. Unlike many lenders and banks, our loan officers are seasoned in the business and offer extensive knowledge of the industry. One of the many aspects that sets us apart from national chains and Internet companies is that our loan officers live and work within the community.

Northpoint Mortgage is licensed by the NH Banking Department, NMLS #1515.


Register for the Annual Business Expo

Exhibit at the Annual Business Expo!

For Event Information
Contact Mary Seavey
(603) 356-5701, ext. 305

Thank You Premier Sponsors

Thank You Sponsors!

Supporting Sponsor

Workshop Sponsors

Host Sponsor

Register your booth today!

With your booth enjoy…
  • Two Awards Luncheon Tickets
    Non-profit booths do not include luncheon tickets.
  • Access to inspiring and motivating workshops
  • A Silent Auction
  • A day spent networking with over 400 attendees comprised of business, non-profit and political leaders!
Contact Mary Seavey to register your
booth today,

603-356-5701 ext. 305

Always a fun and dynamic program, the Business Expo is a cost-efficient and easy way to get new business, renew existing business relationships and exchange ideas to build important relationships and increase future growth.
Do you have a great item to feature your business in the silent auction? Donate it today and get your products in front of 400 eyes!

Event Agenda:

9:00am – 4:00pm
Business Expo and Silent Auction Open

10:00am – 12:45am

1:00 – 2:00pm
Awards Luncheon
Business Expo and Silent Auction close

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Business Expo Re-opens

Business Expo Closes 

Silent Auction Closes 


Nominate a business or a person for the
Annual Business Awards
Entrepreneur of the Year
Employer of the Year
Non-Profit of the Year
sponsored by the Mt. Washington Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Sustainable Business of the Year
sponsored by the MWV Green Team
Student Entrepreneur of the Year
sponsored by MWV School to Career
Download the registration form
and send your nominations to Mary@MtWashingtonValley.org. Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

Employment Seminar with GES!


Join Global Employment Services for a complimentary informational seminar on the latest news and updates and the future of the H2B and J-1 programs as well as
and seasonal local employment and more.

Questions and comments will be welcome.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10AM to 12PM

Where: Eastern Slope Playhouse

Arts in Motion Playhouse, Main St., North Conway Village

For more information and to R.S.V.P
Contact, Dianna Wheeler at (207) 571-8500


Art of Hosting Workshop with Kline Seminars

Team Building that Works

Through Engagement & Collaborative Leadership
with Kline Seminars.

Build a great team that really works together. Most team building exercises create artificial scenarios where working as a team is the obvious path. Upon returning to their regular environment, the team lapses back into their comfortable patterns. Circle Process & The Art of Hosting teaches you how to build trust and respect while producing results by engaging all stakeholders in leading the charge to resolve complex problems. The process is actually a system you take home with you to create a positive shift in your culture and a new way of working collaboratively.

Who should attend? Any forward thinking facilitator of meetings with employees, customers, boards, public engagement, neighborhoods, or community groups who are seeking more effective ways to inspire, engage and activate innovation and business value within their teams and stakeholders. Come prepared to step up and practice. This is about leaders and future leaders who deal with complexities in groups. Our philosophy calls for engagement and shared leadership. Participation is not limited to officially titled leaders only,leaders without titles are encouraged to join. Participants should be passionate about facilitating positive change and making a difference in their community, organization or workplace.


Aerial view of White Mountain Hotel

Come and Join Us

Please join us October 28-30Th for a 3 day intensive seminar in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. It will be held at the White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway NH.  It’s also a great time of year to extend your business trip to include a few days for pleasure!  North Conway offers a bevy of activities from hiking, biking, tax free shopping, golfing or just plain relaxing!

Leaders, managers, and employees all can benefit from this very reasonably priced seminar at only $799. The price includes the seminar, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 5 snack breaks!


Apply for Leadership MWV!

Businesses! Leadership MWV is a great program to add employee benefit to your work culture! Show your employees you care about the advancement of their career by nominating them for this program! 

Are you looking to expand your network and make meaningful business and personal connections?

Leadership MWV is a network for developing professionals, providing opportunities for mentorship for community involvement and support for civic leadership.

Leadership MWV aims to facilitate knowledge transfer and create the opportunity for hands-on learning with an emphasis on:

1. Generating new participation on local boards;

2. Providing one-to-one mentorship by existing community leaders to up-and-coming professionals and citizens;

3. Empowering those with leadership capabilities to act effectively to help solve local problems.

The program will emphasize service, collaboration, and existence of synergistic opportunities to enhance quality of life in this community.

How does Leadership MWV operate? 

Leadership MWV is a six-month program that meets bi-weekly. Each session focuses on topics critical to community development. Topics include town government, healthcare, education, state government, running a non-profit and more.

Each session is presented by an expert in that particular field with ample time for Q&A.

Outside assignments include interviews, recommended reading and a collective group project. Two all-day field trips and a graduation ceremony are part of the class.

The guest lecturers and interviews are chosen to help you network with local and state leaders. Leadership MWV is designed to be an active program where you maximize the tools presented to you to build your professional and philanthropic skill-set.

Breakfast and coffee is provided during a network session prior to the start of each class.

Leadership Graduates, 2008-2014



Sound familiar? Then apply for the program today! Or nominate a co-worker or peer you may feel is a good fit for the program!

Applications are due November 3rd and all applicants are notified by December 2nd of their acceptance.

The program begins in mid-January to mid-June.

For more information, contact program facilitator,
Jaimie Crawford. Jaimie@MtWashingtonValley.org or (603) 356-5701 ext. 304

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Get Ready for Allergy Season with the Chamber Prescription Card!

This MWV Prescription Drug Card is a program is being provided to you and your family to help lower your prescription drug costs. Simply create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card, by clicking here, and receive savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies. This card can be used as your primary plan and/or it can be used on prescriptions not covered by your insurance plan. This program also includes other value added programs which will be listed on the card. Please enter your name and e-mail address in the box below and we will generate a printable membership card for you (no application/enrollment or eligibility required). This program has “LOWEST PRICE” logic to guarantee that you get the best deal on your prescriptions. (You pay the lower of a discount off Average Wholesale Price–AWP, discount off MAC Pricing or Pharmacy Promotional/Retail price). This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!

You’re Invited to After Hours at Barn Door Screen Printers!

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

When: January 21, 2014 

5-7 PM  


56 Pleasant St
Conway, NH 03818

Come and enjoy…
Appetizers from Horsefeathers
Sweets from  Zeb’s Country Store
Complimentary Beverages from
Tuckerman Brewing
Sap House Meadery
Lakes Region Coca-Cola

50/50 Raffle
Door Prizes
and More!

This Month’s Featured non-profit is

Children Unlimited, Inc. offers a variety of programs and services to all families with children ages birth to 6 years, including child care, early intervention, preschool, therapeutic services, family supports and more.

They have been recognized nationally, regionally and locally for our extraordinary commitment and dedication to serving the needs of young children. They have established themselves as a model children’s center at the forefront of developing and implementing innovative and comprehensive programs for young children.

Their professional and highly trained staff believes in an inclusive learning environment for the social, emotional and developmental well-being of young children.

What began as a vision of two women more than 25 years ago has now become a mission of an entire community — that each child, every child, should feel included, nurtured and loved.

Barn Door Screen Printers specializes in screen printed glassware, water bottles and ceramics along with a full line of clothing and promotional products.  Their services include screen printing, heat pressing, embroidery, and deep etching thanks to their sister company Glass Graphics. They also work with schools, organizations and clubs to develop fundraising opportunities and customized product order forms. Contact them today to discuss your next project!

Affordable Online Trainings from the Chamber!

Enjoy Affordable Online Training through the
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

Social Media
Position your business as the leader in social media outlets
after taking Coggno’s

Social Networking Essentials!

Topics Covered:
  • Twitter Essentials
  • Facebook Page Essentials
  • Google Plus Essentials
  • LinkedIn Essentials

Establish yourself as a “thought leader” through Twitter, effectively leverage your network on LinkedIn, improve your Google search and impress over 1 billion users on Facebook!

Click for more information…

Improve workplace productivity and morale

by effectively managing

workplace conflicts.

When you know how to build consensus among employees, you can…


  • Enhance motivation and cooperation
  • Create an atmosphere in which agreement generally prevails over conflict.

This class is great for new managers and is

only $19.00!

Click for more information…


Enjoy affordable classes on Microsoft Office and Adobe.

Become proficient in programs used by offices every day.

Feel confident & grow
in your position and
marketability in your field
with a strong background in…

  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Adobe Acrobat 9


offers online training courses for your employees on an assortment of topics. Courses are self-paced, on demand, many with certificates, and are distributed online to each employees computer via a free Learning Management System
where you can track and view reporting

Coggno is an online training marketplace and learning management system (LMS) that brings together content creators, HR organizations, and employees in a single, cloud-based ecosystem – enabling simplified training and certification anywhere in the world. Coggno is the fastest growing online training marketplace in the world, with a client list that includes businesses of all shapes and sizes, including
Google, 7-11 Stores, General Dynamics, CNA, and now us!


Happy Holidays from the MWV Chamber!

Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.

Here Are 10 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2014!

1) Seeing ALL of our members at our 2014 After Hours

2) Chowing down at the 11th Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff
3) Ensuring our members make the most of their membership by holding

4)Providing members with the tools to visually stimulate online visitors with CGI web videos or web enhancements

5) Showing support at all the local community events

that make this town unique

6) Starting the summer off right with themed vacations

7) Traveling to Italy with our super-saving “Splendors of Italy” vacation

8) Giving members an edge with Coggno’s affordable online trainings

9) Opening our valley to over 400 businesses
at the Business to Business Expo – the best party of the year


10) Graduating our seventh class of Leadership MWV

We are so grateful that we all get to enjoy the wonderful resources
Mother Nature has provided to Mt. Washington Valley, making this the best place on Earth to live, work and play! Happy Holidays!