Stuff-A-Truck 2020
We held our annual Stuff-A-Truck event at Hannaford on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Thank you to everyone that stopped by and donated items - we were able to bring 800 pounds of food and over $600 in cash and gift cards to the Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

A BIG thank you to our volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible! Amcomm Wireless, LaValley Building Supply, Hannaford Supermarket, Evergreen Property Maintenance, & The Wolf Radio Station
Member News & Notices
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Donates More Than $488,000 to Northern New England Nonprofit Organizations in 2020
In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces the year-to-date results of its charitable giving programs. From January through November 2020, the Bank has donated more than $488,000 to nearly 400 nonprofit organizations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work is a fundamental part of who Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is as a business, employer, and more importantly, a neighbor,” said Jack Frost, VP Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “This year has been a particularly challenging one for our communities, and we are honored to be able to partner with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to deliver much-needed services to our neighbors in need.”
The Bank has made several donations in celebration of Giving Tuesday this year, including: Community Volunteer Transportation Company in Peterborough, NH; Food Pantries on Mount Desert Island and Greater Ellsworth Area on the Maine Coast; Healthy Acadia in Machais, ME; Island Health & Wellness Foundation in Deer Isle, ME; and the Kearsarge Food Hub in Bradford, NH.
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to set aside a day that encourages people to do good. It has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Learn more about Giving Tuesday at
Sean McIntyre Joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as VP, Regional Relations Manager
Sean McIntyre has joined Bar Harbor Trust Services as Vice President, Regional Relationship Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for developing relationships with business owners in the Upper Valley and matching them with the best solutions to meet their financial needs.
Sean has more than 15 years of commercial lending experience. Prior to joining the Bank, he served in the role as Vice President at Newport Federal Savings Banks and BankNewport, both based in Rhode Island. He earned an associate’s degree from State University of New York Broome Community College.
Sean is an appointed board member of the Ocean State Business Development Authority, a nonprofit organization licensed and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration to make 504 loans. He previously served as president of the Wakefield Rotary Club and as chairman of the South County Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Sean lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
TLC Family Resource Center - Crowdfunding Campaign
For more than 25 years, TLC Family Resource Center has depended on donations from individuals, corporations, private and family foundations, clubs, and communities of faith to maintain its high level of programming for children, youth, and families. 
This giving season we are reaching out and asking you to support our newest fund, Building Connections. We are hosting our first ever Crowdfunding Campaign! Click to learn more.
Do you have an incredible project just waiting to happen – one that would grow or strengthen your business, our community, and the local economy – if only you had the funds to make it happen?

Vital Communities is partnering with TLC Mondanock to support community investment in social enterprises in the Route 11 Corridor of New Hampshire with community-based crowdfunding. The Local Crowd Upper Valley invites emerging and established businesses, organizations, and initiatives based in the Claremont, Newport, and Kearsarge Regions of New Hampshire to submit project proposals by December 11, 2020. 

If you are a mission-driven organization that needs a lift, learn more about this opportunity to raise capital and community support at or contact

The Local Crowd Upper Valley is a community-based crowdfunding program helping start-up ventures, early-growth stage companies and community-focused projects find access to capital while building community support.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Donate More than $11,000 Collected During Q3 2020 to Local Nonprofit Organizations
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees recently presented donations totaling more than $11,000 to seven Northern New England nonprofit organizations. The donations were collected during Q3 2020 through the Bank’s employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. The program allows Bank employees to dress casually on Fridays in exchange for a contribution to a pool of funds collected during each quarter. The employees then select and vote on the nonprofits to receive their contributions.
The recipients of the employee donations collected during Q3 2020 are: American Red Cross of Northern New England, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Gifford Medical Center, Lubec Community Food Pantry, Machias Food Pantry, Maine Seacoast Mission Family Food Center, and Rutland Regional Medical Center.
“Casual for a Cause offers our employees a great opportunity to support nonprofit organizations that are providing invaluable services and resources to our neighbors in need,” said Jack Frost, VP Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are honored to make donations to these seven organizations, especially right now when the demand for their services is so great.”
Sullivan County News
In a way to help show off our region, one of the projects I’m collecting pictures for is to highlight on county war memorials and to display these in a video on our Sullivan County New Hampshire Government Facebook page and through the video banner of pictures on the website  during Memorial Day weekend 2021.  
Yes, lots of advance planning 😊 as I hope to collect pictures capturing all our New England four seasons! If you have, or know anyone who has, pictures that would be great for this project, please feel free to send the pictures to with info about where the memorial is located and who took the picture. 
P.s. War memorials are not the only pictures we would enjoy receiving. If you have other scenic views of the region, don’t hesitate to share those, too. Thank you.
Business Resources & Community Information
The Greater Sullivan County Community Relief Fund Continues to Accept Requests
The Funding Steering Committee is still accepting requests for non-profits to access community relief funds. As the current state continues to evolve, the Committee wants to ensure that any non-profit organization in need assistance due to COVID-19 is able to apply for these funds.

We are asking partners to begin to anticipate their needs during the recovery phase of COVID-19. Click here to access the request form if your agencies has unmet needs of any kind, current or anticipated. Please reach out to with questions. 

More about the Community Relief Fund 

Click here for a list of agencies who have been funded.  

Our most recent press release can he found here.
A huge thank you to Sullivan County government, Region 1 IDN and our new partner Sullivan County United Way for their work on this project! 
NH SBA Information & News
SBA Working Capital Loans Available
in New Hampshire for Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire due to drought that began on May 26, 2020. 
The loans are available in the following New Hampshire counties: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan.

Additional information available here and here.
Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Twitter: @SBA_NH
Phone: 603-225-1400
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