By Isaac Rader
for the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
We hung out and watched a group of ice climbers learn safety techniques at Cathedral Ledge. Led by an outfit from Maine this group learned safety procedures, how to use ice axes, finding the best handholds, and proper climbing stance.
And, if you didn’t know already, the White Mountains are a mecca for ice climbers and renowned for climbing in general!
Ice climbing isn’t scary, and there are lots of opportunities all around us. If you want to try this unique sport, don’t hesitate! Find an instructor and enjoy it while you can. So check out one of our local outfitters at IME, EMS and Northeast Mountaineering. >>
Well, this week will be my last week with the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. I will be heading south to be the Executive Director of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce with offices located in Laconia and Franklin. As some of my previous posts mentioned, I moved to West Ossipee at the end of June, so I will continue to commute from there to my new office location.
I spoke about owning your own business, but briefly touched upon other opportunities. Working at the chamber is one, there are also many other non-profits to work for if you are interested in that avenue like Memorial Hospital. The Mt Washington Valley Economic Counsel is at the new Tech Village and that has many high tech companies located within that people can work for along with Educational Opportunities. Working at the outlets in a retail environment is another option; Settlers’ OVP and Settlers’ Crossing have many stores and opportunities.
If you are a teacher we have elementary and high schools to teach at; we also have manufacturing and service jobs. Basically, there are many jobs available based on ones vocation. If you are relocating from a larger city, you will find the pay scales to be different and you will need to be aware of that when looking for a position. Then again, the housing and rental markets are different than the larger cities also. Driving 20 – 40 minutes to get some where is not unheard of when you move to this area.
Many people relocate here for a quality of life change. The natural beauty and outdoor activities draw people here from the southern cities. Skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, skating, road biking, hiking, kayaking… the possibilities are endless and are up to you to decide on what will be your hobby or escape.
The Chamber has relocation packets available if you are interested in learning more about this great area to live and work.