• 03/08/2020 9:03 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Business Information Session

    Strafford County Public Health, in conjunction with the Dover, Falls, and Rochester Chambers of Commerce, will host an information session about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Somersworth Middle School. All local businesses are invited to attend. The session will provide factual information about the virus and what it could mean for business, as well as best business practices in the interest of public health. Light refreshments will be provided by Stewart's Ambulance.

    Please RSVP HERE

  • 03/03/2020 10:45 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)


    If you have any comments or questions, please contact Scott Smith at

  • 03/02/2020 2:37 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center would like to invite you to participate in this year’s Career Fair on Friday, April 24th, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Somersworth High School & Career Technical Center.

    We are working to invite a wide variety of local businesses, professionals in various career fields, college departments, college admissions representatives, and military recruiters. The end goal is to expose Somersworth students to a wide variety of potential careers and put them in contact with opportunities for part-time employment/internships during high school, full-time employment upon graduation and/or post-secondary education and training opportunities.

    The Somersworth Career Fair will be set up much like any other job or college fair. We will have tables for each participant to set up materials. Students will filter in and out on a schedule to keep traffic steady. Participants are encouraged to bring materials used in your career field; hands-on demonstrations; and/or materials to promote your business, college, or the military. If you offer part-time jobs, internships, or scholarships to students, we encourage you to bring these materials as well.

    Somersworth Career Fair Details:


    • To expose Somersworth High School students to a wide variety of potential careers.
    • To educate students as to what steps they need to take in order to obtain a career and be successful in a particular career field. To bridge the gap between high school and careers.
    • To put students in contact with individuals (i.e. colleges, apprenticeships, training programs) who can help them continue their education/training after high school.
    • To create a stronger college and career ready culture at Somersworth High School; which will, in turn, strengthen the workforce in Somersworth


    • Each participant should RSVP to Melanie Chase-Benoit via e-mail or telephone. You simply need to indicate your interest and confirm your contact e-mail to receive further details.
    • This will prompt you to receive a Google Form via e-mail to confirm your participation. On the online RSVP form, participants may indicate the number of individuals attending and any necessary accommodations (i.e. access to electrical outlet, internet access, etc.).
    • Each participant will have a table and chairs provided to them. You may bring a table cloth, banner, or any other type of sign to promote your business, college, or military branch.
    • Participants are encouraged to bring materials used in your career field; hands-on demonstrations; and/or materials to promote your business, college, or military branch. If you offer part-time jobs, internships, or scholarships to students, we encourage you to bring these applications as well.
    • On the day of the event, participants will park in front of Somersworth High School and be directed to their table in the gym by a member of the SHS staff.
    • Students will filter in and out on a schedule to keep traffic steady.
    • Students will be given a list of potential questions to help spark conversation between students and participants. Students will be directed to visit the tables of the businesses, colleges, and military branches that suit their interests.
    • The goal is that students will be able to have discussions one-on-one and in small groups with people who can help them learn about a particular career field and the steps they can take now to set themselves up to be successful in the future.
    • I will use an incentive system to encourage students to talk with multiple participants. Students will have a sign off sheet for participants to sign after having a conversation. Students will turn in these sheets to be entered to win prizes. If you would like to donate a prize to the fair, please indicate so on the online RSVP form. This is completely optional; we appreciate your generosity.

  • 02/26/2020 8:41 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Introduction to Drawing the Figure


    Wednesdays, March 11 - April 29, 6-9:00PM

    Room 308 – Great Bay CC, Portsmouth Campus (Cost:  $299)

    In this course, the students will be guided through the process of visual analysis while learning basic human figure proportions from life.

    Emphasis will be on observation and composition towards the simplification of the figure into shapes and lines within the space of the rectangle, then progressing

    to interpretation of these elements into a more personal expression. Guided exercises and timed drawings throughout the course help with the growth of these skills and the liberation of expression. Media will range from charcoal on paper, to ink, to black-and-white paint, to color paint, to mixed media.

    Prior drawing helpful but not necessary.

    Digital Photography

    Thursdays, April 2 – 30, 6-9:00PM

    Room 216 – Great Bay CC, Portsmouth Campus (Cost:  $299)

    Learn basic concepts and practices of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment. We will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color.

    Course highlights include:

    • Your digital camera and how it works; the dreaded menu system and how to make it work for you; using automatic and manual exposure controls

    • Understanding exposure triangle and depth of field square; what is a histogram and how to use to make perfectly exposed images

    • Choosing the lens and the effect on the final image; depth of field change with focal length and effect on final image

    • Understanding composition and creating images with impact

    • Putting it all together for the web or hanging on a wall; Discussing color space and file type as it relates to final output.

    Call 603-427-7653 or via email

    To register please contact our One

    Stop Department at 603-427-7610


  • 02/23/2020 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    Exclusive discounts to members and employees of the member business.  

    Member businesses offering a discount have the benefit of added exposure and new customers.

    As a member of the chamber, offer these discounts to your employees as a perk of employment!  

    Do you have a discount or promotion to offer?  Let us know.

    click HERE: 

    Thank you for your collaboration!

  • 02/13/2020 1:06 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Take a break from cabin fever with stimulating conversation and a classic card game at the 11th annual cribbage tournament at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Saturday, March 7.

    All skill ranges are welcome, from beginner to seasoned expert. Guests are invited to come as a team or as individuals; solo players will be paired up with a partner on the afternoon of the tournament. Registration is at 1:00 pm and play begins at 1:30 pm. The entry fee is $30 per team or $20 per person, and a cash prize of $50 will be awarded to the tournament champion. Players are also asked to bring some food to share and the beverage of your choice. Paper goods and utensils will be provided.

    The cribbage tournament is a great opportunity to show support for the Colonel Paul Wentworth House, meet new people and have a fun time. Seating is limited so reserve your spot by sending an email to or by calling Mike at 603-817-4545 or John at 207-475-6150. When registering, please provide your name and the number in your party.

    The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at

  • 02/07/2020 2:35 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)


    Somersworth, N.H. – On Leap Year Day downtown Somersworth is going to Rock!

    Susan Lawrence, her daughter, Christine McLaren, and her granddaughter, Brianna McLaren are excited to bring the first Smash Room venue to New Hampshire.

    On February 29th and March 1st we will be taking walk-ins. Come in, pick out the things you want to smash, gear up. We will then escort you to one of our three smash rooms. Using either a hockey stick, baseball bat, golf club, or sledgehammer, you will be able to smash your troubles away.

    Participants must be over 18 years of age (16 & 17 year olds when accompanied by a parent)

    But Wait, there’s more! Downstairs, we have a Nerf Arena that is fun for all ages. Bring the whole family!

    While you are waiting we have oodles of board games and card games to keep you entertained. It’s time to get off our phones and be social!

    Whether it’s for Family fun, a team building event, or to just smash something this is the place to be.

  • 02/06/2020 5:42 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    SBA is hosting small business roundtables, workshops and webinars around the state.

    SBA's monthly webinar series “Small Business Solutions” occurs on the third Tuesday of each month featuring different topics of interest to small business.   This month, we are talking about our own programs and resources and how to access them to help start or grow a small business in NH.    Both partners and business owners are welcome to join these free webinars, so please feel free to call in as well.

    SBA has a lot going on, so please share the events with your local small business community.  You can find them on our website at SBA February Happenings.

  • 02/03/2020 1:15 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Eversource Customers Benefit from Strong Increase in Reliability


    Investments in a smart, self-healing grid are reducing the number of outages


    MANCHESTER, N.H. (February 3, 2020) — Eversource’s commitment to enhancing system reliability is significantly reducing the number of power interruptions that customers experience, with outages in the Granite State down by nearly 38 percent in 2019 compared to 2018. This improvement stems from the energy company’s investments in strengthening and modernizing its electric system, including a program to install hundreds of smart fuses to the system throughout the Granite State. These smart fuses can automatically restore power to customers when a tree limb temporarily contacts wires and help to protect the electric system when a problem is detected, such as a current surge or overload.

    “Our continued investments in developing a smarter, more resilient, and more flexible grid are delivering direct reliability benefits to our customers and allowing us to reliably and seamlessly connect more clean energy resources onto our system,” said Eversource NH President Joe Purington. “Additionally, our commitment to enhancing the electric system throughout the state will help us to reach our goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 and support continued economic growth across the region.”

    Smart fuse.

    Eversource has invested more than $3 million to install more than 500 smart fuses on its electric system throughout New Hampshire since 2017. The energy company plans to expand the program in 2020 by installing more than 200 devices on the system throughout the state. In addition to its smart fuse program, Eversource will continue to install smart switches, devices that enable system operators to remotely reroute power to customers in minutes. The energy company has installed more than 1,230 smart switches over the last five years and continues to replace utility poles with more durable structures, install hundreds of miles of covered wire, and conduct robust tree-trimming programs to ensure the reliable delivery of energy to customers.


    Eversource customers across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut all experienced a significant improvement in reliability in 2019. January through December of this year represented the system’s strongest reliability performance across Eversource’s entire service territory since 2013—the first full year following the merger in 2012 between Northeast Utilities and NSTAR Electric & Gas.

    Eversource crews installing a smart fuse.

  • 01/14/2020 3:30 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    The 3rd annual Monarch School of New England Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Rochester Country Club.

    This year’s tournament is generously underwritten by Eastern Boats, and will directly benefit the innovative programs and therapies that help our students with special needs to lead active, healthy lives.

    MSNE students will be helping out again this year on the course! There will also be fabulous auction items, delicious food, the beverage cart, contests, polo shirts, raffle prizes and more.

    Sponsorship and player opportunities are available! Contact Amanda Martineau at: to learn more.

    Register Here:

    2020 MSNE Golf Registration Sponsor Form Pg 1.pdf


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Emerson Doiron, Executive Director
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