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  • Chamber Collaborative Makes Donation to Arts In Reach

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    December 21, 2017
    Contact: Valerie Rochon, President & Chief Collaborator
    (603) 610-5517; Valerie@PortsmouthCollaborative.org
    Chamber Collaborative Makes Donation to Arts in Reach

    PORTSMOUTH (December 19th) – The Chamber Collaborative announced on December 14th at the Aurora Affair Presented by Exeter Hospital that a donation would be made to Arts In Reach (A.I.R.), a local nonprofit that provides teenage girls with educational programs in the arts. The $500 donation came from a portion of the proceeds from the Chamber’s Borealis Bound Raffle. 
    The Raffle is an annual holiday fundraiser for the Chamber Collaborative. Each year, the Collaborative selects a local nonprofit to receive a portion of the proceeds. This year, the Collaborative selected Arts In Reach.
    “Arts in Reach is so thrilled to be selected as the beneficiary of the Chamber Collaborative’s holiday raffle,” states Mary-Jo Monusky, Executive Director of Arts In Reach. “Our after-school and vacation art programs are offered free to participants to ensure that arts programming is accessible to everyone.”
    Celebrating 20 years of life-changing programs, A.I.R. is a nonprofit organization that empowers teenage girls and sparks their creative interests through performance, literary, and visual arts programming.
    A.I.R. provides free after-school, vacation, and summer arts programming for teen girls in the Greater Seacoast. A.I.R.’s goal is to help teens develop confidence and gain key life skills such as collaboration, goal-setting, leadership, and communication, while discovering new and creative means of self-expression.
    “The Chamber Collaborative is excited to give back to this excellent program,” said Valerie Rochon, President & Chief Collaborator of the Chamber Collaborative. “The arts are an excellent form of self-expression and it is programs such as A.I.R. that  are the foundation for the empowerment and future success of young women in the area.”  
    To learn more about Arts In Reach, please visit their website at www.artsinreach.org or call (603) 433-4278.
    The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth is the business collective of the greater Portsmouth community. The Chamber’s mission is to lead the greater Portsmouth business community as a convener of people, businesses, and organizations, through communication, education, support, advocacy, and cooperative opportunities.
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    Address                       The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth
                                        500 Market Street, P.O. Box 239, Portsmouth, NH 03802
    Web Site                     www.PortsmouthCollaborative.org
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    Media Inquiries:
    Valerie Rochon, President & Chief Collaborator
    Valerie@PortsmouthCollaborative.org | 603.610.5517
    Emma Partridge, Communications & Ambassador of Buzz
    Emma@PortsmouthCollaborative.org | 603.610.5514
    Valerie Rochon, President
    (603) 610-5517