Networking Events
Are you interested in hosting a summer or fall networking event this year? Email Elyse to talk about specifics today!
Member News & Notices
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Sullivan County Launches New Job & Career Facebook Page
Follow this page to learn about our current employment opportunities and to see more about what it looks like to be an employee at Sullivan County, located in New Hampshire.
SCHC Remodeling Project Work Group
The meeting notice & corresponding documents available, may be accessed through the following link:  SCHC Remodeling Project Work Group Dates

Also, the SCHC Remodeling Project Work Group will convene on ​Monday, August 23 & 30 & September 13, 20 & 27, 2021 1:00 p.m., as well as Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Newport NH - County Administration Building, 14 Main Street, 1st Floor Commissioners Conference Room.  This Work Group objectives, as approved by the Delegation on July 27, 2021,are:1) Find ways to reduce the total cost of the project to a target of approximately $35Million, 2) Explore funding opportunities including Federal loan programs and state bonds, 3) Research the requirements or constraints for using Federal Funds such as ARPA and Congressional Designated Funds. The work group may consult with any individual, organization, or government entity for advice, suggestions, recommendations, or other information necessary to assist the work group in meeting the objectives. The work group shall provide a full report to the full Delegation on its findings no later than September 30, 2021. The report shall include a budget for the project along with other documents the work group believes will assist the Delegation in making a final decision.

Click on the link above to view any meeting notices & corresponding documents available.

Feel free to contact our office at 863-2560 or via email at for help accessing any of the documents.
Request for Proposal for General Renovation Contracting Services
Sullivan County NH government has released the attached Request for Proposal for General Renovation (RRP) Contracting Services, with sealed bids due no later than Friday, September 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm. This request for proposal, as well as any updates/addendums, may be viewed on the County's website at the following link: Questions regarding the request for proposal may be directed to the Program Manager, Kate Kirkwood at
Board of Commissioners Meetings
The Commissioners have adjusted their September regular business meetings due to the holiday. The September meetings will be held on the following days:
  • Monday, September 13th, 3:00 PM
  • Place: Newport, NH - County Administration Building, 1st Floor Commissioners Conference Room, 14 Main Street, 03773

  • Monday, September 20th, 3:00 PM
  • Place: Newport, NH - County Administration Building, 1st Floor Commissioners Conference Room, 14 Main Street, 03773

Visit the County's website calendar at, for the latest updates, ways to contact various departments, or, call the Commissioner's Office during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Tel. 603.863-2560.
Vital Communities Seeks Full Time Transportation & Housing Program Manger
Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks a full time Transportation and Housing Program Manager to develop and implement integrated, community-based projects that work toward affordable, safe, efficient, reliable, and equitable transportation and home creation systems in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. Successful candidates will have a passion for working collaboratively with community partners, volunteers, and organizations. Qualifications include excellent project management, communication, and collaboration skills, and an understanding of our transportation and home creation systems as complex, dynamic systems. Full job description at  Email resume and cover letter to Vital Communities will begin reviewing applications on August 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
City of Claremont Boards, Committees and Commissions
Boards, Committees, and Commissions play an integral role in the community. They are comprised of citizens who generously volunteer their time and expertise. Being a city volunteer is a way to participate in community affairs, to work with interesting people, and to aid in Claremont's development.

Anyone who is a Claremont resident and would like to offer their services is welcome to apply for a seat on the Board, Committee, or Commission of their choice. The City Council, Mayor, or City Manager appoints new members according to the method dictated by city policy.

Invitation to a Forum for Landlords - September 14th at 10:30am
Dear landlords and supporters of landlords,
You are invited to a forum to connect with other landlords and social service providers, to share and hear challenges and solutions people are trying. 
Please join us virtually Tuesday, September 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Here is the Zoom link
If you REGISTER HERE, we will send you a reminder.

This event is organized by the Sullivan County Housing Coalition working with Springfield Supportive Hosing and the Upper Valley Continuum of Care groups. We all want to improve housing adorability and availability on both sides of the Connecticut River. We think successful rentals are part of the solution, so we wanted to spend some time together to help us all learn about what is working for current landlords, and what solutions people are trying to the challenges landlords face.
Donald Bisson Joins Charter Trust Company as Senior Vice President, Senior Investment Officer
Donald Bisson has joined Charter Trust Company, a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as Senior Vice President, Senior Investment Officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing investment strategies to meet the goals of individual client accounts.
Don has more than 31 years of investment experience. For 12 years, he worked at Evergreen Investment Management in various roles including Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. He later joined Century Capital Investment Management, where he served as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Partner during his 10-year tenure there. Most recently, Don served as Senior Portfolio Manager at Berkshire Bank Wealth Management.
“Don brings a very unique skillset to Bar Harbor Wealth Management and adding his experience as an analyst, high net worth portfolio manager, and successful mutual fund manager to our investment committee will only pay dividends for our clients,” said Jason Edgar, President of Charter Trust Company. “Beyond his tremendous knowledge and experience, Don is highly dedicated to the clients he serves. We are very excited to welcome Don to our tremendous team.”
Don earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Trinity College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst®.
Don has a history of community involvement, previously serving as a member of the Directors Club for The Home for Little Wanderers and as a member of the Board of Fellows at Trinity College.
Don and his wife Anne live in Weston, Massachusetts. They have a daughter, Jane.
Center for the Arts: Lake Sunapee Region Calendar of Events
Please check the website for up-to-date information.

October 1st First Fridays! Northern Stage Presents!  6:30 FREE​
Join Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne, and Bold Associate Artistic Director, Sarah Wansley as they discuss what is coming up for the balance of the 2021/2022 season at Norther State. Whipple Hall, New London 
Business Resources & Community Information
St. Mary's Annual Gigantic Indoor Yard Sale
Saturday, September 11th 8am-2pm
St. Mary's Gym - Main Street Claremont
Over 125 tables with thousands of items for sale. Lay-Away and Carry Out Sevices available along with food and beverages for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Mary's Church.
St. Mary Penny Sale
Sunday - September 19, 2021 1:00 PM (doors open 12 noon)
St. Joseph Church Hall - Elm St. - Claremont, NH
200 Prizes / Refreshments
Sponsored by and Benefit of Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Ct. Virgil H. Barber #892 - Claremont, NH
Masks Required
Employers Needed for Research Study
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center would like to hear from employers and supervisors from throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as part of a research study. They are interested in understanding the challenges employers face when an employee is being treated for cancer or comes back to work after cancer treatment. They would like to hear from employers of different sizes, ownership models, and industries. Please email or by calling 603-653-9901 to learn more about the study and to see if you are eligible to participate. If you are eligible, you will be asked to share your experiences during an interview, and you may also be asked to participate in a group discussion with other employers. You will receive up to $100 for being in the study.
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