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Our Mission: Advance and promote the prosperity of its members and enhance the quality of life in the greater Rochester area.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Expo Underwritten by:


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Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:00-7:00PM

Annual Banquet, see page 7

AT OUR NEW LOCATION AT THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY CENTER 150 WAKEFIELD STREET, ROCHESTER, NH Showcase Your Products and Services to the Local Business Community and the Public in a Trade Show Format. Booth Space: $150 Chamber Members; $200 Non-Members Booth Space includes 8’ space with 6’ draped table

For an updated list of exhibitors, visit

Thank you for 42 years of service Norm, see page 6


Membership Benefits Business Referrals

The Chamber receives many information inquiries from members of the community, visitors, and those doing business in the area. At the Chamber, we only refer members!

Community Information Center

Bring your business brochures and business cards to display at the Chamber Information Center at the Chamber office.

Extra Social Media Exposure

We’re on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn! The Chamber uses social media outlets to communicate with members and the general public about what’s going on at the Chamber. As a member, you are provided with the opportunity to advertise your business promotions and events for free by providing the Chamber with information that can be posted to these media sources.

Got Jobs?

Post your Job Vacancies on the Chamber’s Website at No Charge!

Simply log in to your Member Portal and select Job Postings on the left side! The Chamber’s website receives thousands of visits each month. If you have job vacancies to fill, post them!

Visit to see a current list of job postings. For assistance logging in, call 603.332.5080.

Be Included in Many Publications The Chamber publishes and distributes community information and publications, in both print and electronically. You won’t want to miss your business being included! Some of these publications include: •Business Referral Directory •Community Guide •Demographic Profile •Legislative Guide •Northern Strafford County Street Maps •Rochester Dining Guide •Relocation Packages •Rochester Special Events Guide

Committee Involvement Members and their employees can get involved with Chamber committees which provide an opportunity to meet other businesses, increase business contacts, and be better involved in your community. Committees Include: • Membership • Ambassador Committee Development • Chamber Raffle& Bash • Public Relations • Community Expo • Tree Lighting & Holiday • Golf Committee Parade • Governmental Affairs • Young Professionals Council

Promote Your Business with

Welcome to Rochester Packages!

Insert your promotional items at no charge in the Welcome to Rochester Packages that are distributed to new businesses that locate to Rochester. Just drop off 50 items to the Chamber office to be included.

Upcoming Chamber Events

Tri-Chambers Business After Hours

The Governor’s Inn Celebrating their 25th Anniversary May 18, 2017 5:30pm—7:00pm 78 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH

Sign Up to Play in this Popular and Fun Annual Golf Tournament! Player Registration: $145 per player

Mark Your Calendars for the June Business After Hours at Waste Management June 13, 2017 5:30pm—7:00pm Rochester Neck Road Rochester, NH

Includes greens fee, cart, boxed lunch, clambake dinner, goody bag, and a great day of golfing! Purchase Your Passport Packages for $35 each

Purchase the Passport Package for $35 which now includes 2 mulligans, 15 raffle tickets for a chance at some great prizes including a Golf Getaway, entrance to the contests on the course - Vegas Hole, Danny's Drive and the Putting Contests! Golf Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Consider receiving tremendous recognition serving as a sponsor in the Golf Tournament. Several different levels of sponsorship are available to suit your budget.


Call the Chamber Office now to reserve your lucky ticket number for the raffle that will be taking place this summer. Tickets are on sale now!

We are pleased to welcome Quinci Morin-Farias to the Chamber to serve as Member Services & Communications Coordinator. Quinci was recently employed at New England Telemedicine where she managed patients, connecting them with various specialists throughout the country, managed social media platforms, mass emails, and developed promotional material. She is a graduate of Spaulding High School and recent graduate of Granite State College where she received a B.S. in Marketing.

Membership Update Welcome New Members

The Board of Directors and Staff Welcome New Members! Apartments The Village at Clark Brook Apartments Debbie Day 1662 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101 603-666-4518 | [email protected] Management Company for the Villages at Clark Brook Apartments coming soon to Old Dover Road in Rochester

Media Binnie Media WBYY/WTSN 1270AM/98.1FM Sheila Haas 101 Back Road, Dover, NH 03820 603-742-0987 | [email protected]

Pizza Little Caesars Joseph Stanley 306 N. Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867 603-948-1066 | [email protected]

Member Anniversary Recognitions

The Chamber wants to recognize and thank the following members that have 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years of Chamber membership in May!

Strogen's Service Experts-5 Years Myhre Equine Clinic–10 Years Hawkins Safety Equipment Sales, LLC–10 Years Varney's Launder Center-15 Years Whitcher Builders, Inc.–20 Years Granite State Glass–25 Years Jewelry Creations–25 Years John C. Pratt Company, LLC–25 Years A-D Archambault Plumbing & Heating, Inc.–25 Years Acme Rug & Upholstery Cleaning–25 Years Barron Brothers Development Inc.-25 Years C.C. Cleaners–25 Years Renaissance Signs, Inc.–25 Years New Style Homes–25 Years Those celebrating 10 or 25 years of membership are presented with a special Chamber anniversary plaque for their support. Those celebrating 20 years of membership are presented with a special anniversary plate for their continued support.

Member Renewals

The Board of Directors and Staff wish to thank the Members listed for renewing their Chamber investments! Acme Rug & Upholstery Cleaning–25 Years A-D Archambault Plumbing & Heating, Inc.-25 Years Admiral Property Management, LLC-1 Year AG Architects, PC-24 Years American Legion Post #7-16 Years Bonney Staffing Center-7 Years GoSolar NH-1 Year Granite State College-25+ Years Heart Stone Haven Massage Therapy, LLC-2 Years Jewelry Creations-25 Years John C. Pratt Company, LLC–25 Years Keller Williams Coastal Realty-Zoeller Realty Group-6 Years Liberty International Trucks of NH, LLC-5 Years McGroen Partners-3 Years Milton Veterinary Clinic-21 Years New Style Homes-25 Years Performance Business Solutions, LLC-7 Years Renaissance Signs, Inc.-25 Years RiverStones Custom Framing-3 Years Rochester Country Club-25+ Years Rochester Elks-25+ Years Rochester Main Street–13 Years Seacoast Media Group-25+ Years St. Leo Children’s Center-18 Years State Farm Insurance-Kevin Ryan, ChFC, RCIP-15 Years Tresses Hair Salon-7 Years Wentworth Home-3 Years

Committee News Ambassadors Corner By Sharla Rollins, Federal Savings Bank

Your membership with the Greater Rochester Chamber offers some great benefits. The Rochester Chamber Membership website being one. It offers significant opportunities and multiple ways to highlight your business. This is a benefit that is under utilized by the members and perhaps could have the biggest impact. In todays world, when we have a need, the first thing we do is “Google it”. The more your business name is out there, the better opportunity your will have to reach potential customers. Computers have changed our habits and have become a conduit for seeking out products and services. We have changed the way we transact business and its important that we utilize all avenues to reach our clients. Your chamber membership includes a basic listing which incorporates a short summary of your business (200 Characters), along with hours of operations and location, a link to your website and a mapping feature with directions of how to get to your business. Everything needed to access your business! You can even go a step further and upgrade your listing for a minimal fee which then allows you to add a video, a website eCard, photo gallery, longer summary (1600 Characters), search photo linking to your website, search results logo and a search results summary. This is a great benefits that could reap some great rewards. I encourage you to Contact the Chamber at 603-332-5080 for details.

Greater Rochester Young Professionals May Meetings and Events: Join us at 110 Grill on May 16th for our Young Professionals May meeting! We will have Jay Lawrence from Northeast Planning Associates Discuss personal and business finances, how to prepare for your future and answer any questions we may have regarding business, taxes and more! Ways to RSVP: [email protected], email [email protected], or online at

May meeting Sponsored by:

See the enclosed schedule for information on future Greater Rochester Young Professional meetings.

Governmental Affairs Update The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Council continues to monitor local and state issues. For those that are interested, there a number of vacancies that currently exist on City boards and commissions. Currently, there are openings on the Arts & Culture Commission, Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. If you are interested in serving on one of these boards, contact the City Clerk’s office at 603-332-2130. The Chamber receives updates on other local initiatives including the Historic District, Rochester Main St., Business Roundtables, The Ridge development, Manufacturing Exchanges, Wayfinding Signage planning, the Seacoast Reliability Project, Northern Pass as well as other local and regional issues. The Chamber continues to monitor a number of bills before the state legislator. To view these bills that contain links to their status and those to contact, visit Watch for information on our upcoming meetings that members will be invited to attend to hear from speakers on various topics. Looking for information on local, county, state and U.S. representatives. Stop by the office to pick up a guide or visit LegislativeResourceGuide.

Name: Mike Hagan Hometown: Portsmouth, NH Education: Associate Automotive Technology, Army Basic Combat Training, Army Combat Medic School, Mercedes Benz ELITE School Employer/Title: Hagan’s Motor Pool, Owner How Long Have You Worked Here: Company was a start up in 2011 What is Your Role: Owner, Finance Manager, Repair Technician Tell Us Why You Love Your Job: I love complex problem solving. Tell Us What You Like About GRYP: The support the Chamber has shown me over the years I have been a member is worth more than 10 memberships to any other organization I belong to.

To be featured in an upcoming Young Professional On the Move, simply attend an upcoming meeting and be entered in to win!

Member News Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics is offering Summer Training & Fitness Classes. Class options include: Fierce Athlete, Boot Camp, Short Speed and Speed Mechanics, Fierce Athlete Junior (Ages 8-13), and a Seasonal Special: Speed Class Summer Sessions - June 19-July 13 & July 17-August 10. For more information and to sign up for any of these classes please visit their website at Adult Learning Center There's still time to register for a variety of spring enrichment classes at Dover Adult Learning Center! Classes in May include computer classes such as Access, Excel, and QuickBooks Basics; health and wellness classes in First Aid & CPR, Meditation, and Reiki; and arts and crafts classes for Harmonica, Painting Clouds, Summer Essential Oils, and Digital Scrapbooking. Preregistration is required for all classes. Be sure to check out all the details (and online registration) at Bonney Staffing Center has immediate job openings in the following cities: Rochester, Dover, Brentwood, Barrington, Exeter, Portsmouth, and Kittery. Apply online or walk-in to their Portsmouth Office. For more information, please visit Cornerstone VNA is proud to announce the popular Caregivers Connect series, underwritten by Federal Savings Bank continues with a “Take Care to Give Care” event in May. This free event will be held at the Governor’s Inn in Rochester from 1:30pm – 5pm on May 4 and will focus on caregiving for a loved one. Trained staff and volunteers from Cornerstone VNA will be providing onsite respite care, in a safe and welcoming environment, for caregivers who wish to attend the event. Featured presentations include; Crisis Management & Dementia “Preparing for the Unexpected” with Ann Marie Olsen-Hayward, LICSW, Geriatric Psychiatry, Frisbie Memorial Hospital; “Practical Tips for Caregiving” with Jenna Arsenault, RN, MSW, Behavioral Health Nurse, Cornerstone VNA, and “Relaxation Techniques for Caregivers” with Julie McCabe, MSW, LICSW, Licensed Social Worker, Cornerstone VNA. Registration is available online at You can also contact Suzan by email at [email protected] or by phone at 603-3321133 x115. The City of Rochester will be hosting 2 rabies vaccination clinics: April 22 and May 20 - 12:00 - 2:00 pm at the Rochester Fairgrounds 4H Building, 72 Lafayette Street, Rochester, NH. All shots are $15. Cash only. Attention: Cats must be in a "pet carrier" and dogs must be leashed. Dogs and cats from surrounding communities are welcome. The City of Rochester City Clerk staff will be available for the 2017-2018 Dog Licensing & Renewal for any/all dog owner's living in Rochester. For more information, call 603-332-2130 or visit

Northeast Credit Union is pleased to welcome Traci Tenggren as the new Vice President of Human Resources. Tenggren will lead all human resources functions, including but not limited to, recruitment, benefits and payroll, training, career development, and internal communications, while serving as a strategic partner to members of the Senior Management Team. NECU is also pleased to welcome their newest addition to the Human Resources team - Matt MacIntosh. Matt joins the Credit Union with over 10 years of experience in recruiting, onboarding and other human resource functions. Matt will play a vital role in recruiting strong talent to keep up with the credit union's increasing demand for staffing as the organization experiences continuous growth. Visit for more information. Revolution Taproom and Grill is running its famous "Jack Nite Trivia" every Wednesday starting at 6:30pm. For details, call (603)244-3022 or visit Rochester Fire Department congratulates Chief Norman Sanborn on his retirement. After more than 40 years with the Rochester Fire Department, Chief Norman Sanborn is hanging up his helmet. A longtime resident of Rochester, Chief Sanborn spent his entire career at the fire department. Over the years, Sanborn made his way up the ranks, from lieutenant to captain to deputy chief, before he was named chief in January 2005. He is set to retire on May 31. We say thank you to Chief Sanborn for his hard work and wish him the very best. Rochester Main Street News April 22-Rochester Cares Downtown Clean-Up Day, 8:30 am-12:00 Noon April 29-Greater Rochester Authors Fair, Public Library, 10 am-2:20 pm May 6-National Free Comic Book Day, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm June 7-Wine In The Gardens/Beer In The Woods, Studley's, 6:00-8:30 pm June 21-Dinner On The Riverwalk, 6:00-8:00pm Rochester Opera House Upcoming Events May 4-21 - Annie Warbucks [Theatre] May 13 - The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue May 19 - Nirvanish May 25-27 - Just So, Mr. Kipling - The Jungle Book [Theatre] June 10 - Strafford Wind Symphony June 17 - Comedian Juston McKinney Visit

Rochester Public Schools Principal Adam Houghton is pleased to announce that Rochester Middle School is finishing its first year of a personalized learning pilot program that aims to provide individualized instruction to students. The first in the Rochester school district and in the state of New Hampshire to embark on this initiative, Rochester Middle School launched the personalized learning program in September. On The Governor’s Inn presents Dueling Pianos on Saturday, May 13th Don't miss this outrageous, "to the top of your lungs!" sing-a-long! Tickets are $20 for April 11, from 8-10 a.m., the middle school hosted a Learning Walk, inviting consulting company Education Elements, which worked with officials to launch show only (doors at 7:30pm) or $40 with preferred seating and a three-course the program, back to the school to observe instruction and provide feedback to dinner (starting at 6:30 pm). Dinner package includes tax. Menu is a salad, roasted chicken with mashed potato and steamed vegetables, and a chef's dessert. teachers. To purchase tickets, call 603-332-0107 or visit Service Credit Union celebrated 60 years at their Annual Meeting on March 30th at its corporate offices in Portsmouth. Nearly 300 attended the meeting, The Granite State Choral Society upcoming events include Carmina which featured Portsmouth Mayor Johan Blalock, Col. James Ryan of the NH Burana on May 20 & 21 - For more information, call 603-332-3898 or Air National Guard, NH Banking Commissioner Gerald Little and Defense visit Credit Union President Roland Arteaga. Congratulations Service Credit Union. Holy Rosary Credit Union is pleased to announce their new interactive teller For information, visit machine (ITM) system, HRCU Live, is now open to the public at the drive-up of Service Credit Union hosted the 7th Annual Seacoast Veterans Conference, their newly renovated Dover branch. Unlike traditional ATM's, this new teller veterans of every age and military branch, shared their stories of active duty and machine allows most banking transactions to be done remotely through video returning home from World War II through post 9-11. This year’s conference chat with a teller in HRCU's member support center. For more information, theme was “From Your Lips to Our Ears – A Caring Outreach Response.” More please visit than 200 people attended the conference. Veterans and their families met with The Homeless Center for Strafford County presents their 7th Annual Spring multiple service providers and agencies specializing in providing benefits and Fling Fundraising Dinner and Dance on Friday, May 5 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. specialty services to the military. Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing in support of our local homeless community. For additional details, email Sally Struble, or call 603-332-3065. Tickets can be Studley Flower Gardens is NOW HIRING for seasonal positions! How great would it be if the main purpose of your work was simply to delight people every purchased online at day? Studley Flower Gardens is NOW HIRING for Seasonal Positions. Visit to download an application today!

What’s Been Happening at the Chamber Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet The Chamber held its “Stars & Stripes” Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet on April 8th at The Red Barn in South Berwick, underwritten by Eversource and Service Credit Union. Those attending this festive event enjoyed a great meal, entertainment by the Nate Therrien Trio, announcement of the 2017 Business Leader of the Year and 2017 Citizen of the Year recipients, complementary photos by Tanya Lee Harvey Photography, as well as some exciting raffles. Our thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and those who attended for making this event such a success.

Chamber Business Leader of the Year The Chamber was pleased to announce the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Leader of the Year is John Marzinzik, President & CEO of Frisbie Memorial Hospital at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet. John Marzinzik was recognized for his leadership and the many accomplishments he has made that have and will continue to contribute to the betterment of the greater Rochester area. John has instituted many valuable programs since becoming President & CEO of Frisbie Memorial Hospital including drug awareness and intervention programs, community meals program, mobile integrated healthcare program, medical mentoring program and art scholarships for high school students, access to mental health services, health care programs for veterans and many contributions to community organizations and programs. Congratulations John.

Rochester Citizen of the Year The Chamber was pleased to announce the 2017 Rochester Citizen of the Year is Walter Hoerman at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet. Walter Hoerman, MD, owner of Lilac City Pediatrics in Rochester, was recognized for his service and many contributions to the community including former Rochester Mayor and City Councilor, contributions to the Rochester Rotary Club, many organizations and youth programs, his profession and the James Foley 5k Run that he established in memory of the courageous young journalist, Jim Foley, who was murdered by ISIS. Congratulations Walter.

Grand Prize Raffle Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Chamber's Annual Banquet grand prize of $1,500, sponsored by Federal Savings Bank, was Adele Nichols. Thank you to all that sold and purchased tickets for this popular raffle. Congratulations Adele!

May 2017 Chamber Calendar


Chamber Leadership Officers


Chairman of the Board Matthew Beaulieu Service Credit Union




Chairman-Elect Keith Newton D.F. Richard Energy Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs Kathleen Lewis Eversource Vice Chair, Membership Diane DeVries True Marketing Communications











16 4:30 pm Greater Rochester Young Professionals at 110 Grill

17 4:00 pm Chamber Raffle Committee

Directors 21




18 7:30 am Government Affairs 5:30 pm Tri-Chamber BAH at The Governor’s Inn







4:00 pm Business & Community Expo

Immediate Past Chairman Thomas “TJ” Jean The Gafney Home

Troy Dillow Bernier Insurance, Inc.



4:00 pm Membership Committee

Vice Chair, Events & Fund Raisers Steve Cates Waste Management Treasurer Anne Brown Daystar, Inc.



June 6 Annual Golf Tournament & Clambake June 13 Waste Management BAH July 19 MetroCast BAH


August 11 Chamber Raffle Bash

7:30 pm Board of Directors

Mark Farrell Laars Heating Systems Company Paul Gatehouse Independence Financial Advisors, LLC Mike Hagan Hagan’s Motor Pool Alan Johnson MetroCast Michelle Landry Frisbie Memorial Hospital Tori Martin Yankee Thermal Imaging Derek Peters Kittery Point Construction Janet Oliver Unitil Sharla Rollins Federal Savings Bank Leslie Simpson Bank of New Hampshire Mark Zoeller Keller Williams Coastal Realty

Chamber Staff President/CEO Laura Ring Events Coordinator Erin Cahill Communications & Member Services Quinci Morin-Farias

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 18 South Main Street Rochester, NH 03867 (603)332-5080


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