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  • Seacoast Chamber Alliance update for 12/17/20

    DISCLAIMER: This material wasn't created solely by, but is being shared by the Chamber Collaborative.


    The Seacoast Chamber Alliance is pleased to provide you with its weekly updates on its programs and upcoming events that are part of our business recovery efforts to support Seacoast businesses. Be sure to watch for the Seacoast Chamber Alliance header, shown above, that will alert you to these important updates.


    Seacoast Safe Pledge


    Take the "Seacoast Safe Pledge"! Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the community and let people know you are taking all the recommended steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


    Over 130 Seacoast-area businesses have taken the SEACOAST SAFE Pledge - thank you for being one of them! We wanted to give you an update and share some additional information.  


    Share the news: Let the community know you’re SEACOAST SAFE by encouraging other businesses to join you in taking the Pledge, posting about your participation with downloadable graphics, and tagging the Chambers. A few examples from other Seacoast Safe businesses are attached.

    For those that have taken the pledge, we would love to hear how it's going! Please take a few minutes to complete the SEACOAST SAFE ASSESSMENT. This information will help us support you and provides valuable data to share with other business leaders throughout the state, including the Governor’s Office on Economic Relief and Recovery and the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs.  





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    Workplace Safety Printable Posters


    The Seacoast Chamber Alliance has developed workplace safety messaging posters for you to download and post at your businesses to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Click on the posters below to access the PDF file or visit www.visitseacoastnh.com.







    Business Support Survey


    Click the button below to access the Seacoast Chamber Alliance Business Support Survey. As part of our partnership with the BEA (NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs), this questionnaire has been put together to better gauge the needs of our member businesses through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. There have been many resources made available over the past several months that we hope have provided some relief to your business. We look forward to gaining a better understanding of your current and future needs so that we may assist you with resources needed over the next several months.



    Seacoast Landing Page


    Please be sure to visit the Seacoast Chamber Alliance web page that offers two sections with resources dedicated to both visitors and Seacoast businesses:


    ·      A Visitors Resources link will take you to a page dedicated to providing resources and information to visitors in the Seacoast region, including:

    ·     What to Do, Where to Stay, Where to Shop, Where to Dine and Takeout

    ·     List of businesses in the region that have taken the Seacoast Safe Pledge

    ·     Destination Videos


    ·      A Business Resources link provides tools and resources for businesses to use, including:

    ·     A variety of workplace safety posters and a poster of COVID-19 testing sites in the Seacoast region that can be easily downloaded and printed for businesses to display.

    ·     Upcoming business recovery webinars.

    ·     Take the Seacoast Safe Pledge.

    ·     Business support survey and more.


    The visitseacoastnh.com website continues to be populated. Watch as new information appears on this new and informative website.




    NH SBDC News


    NH SBDC-Chambers of Commerce Collaborative

    The pandemic has highlighted a statewide need to provide assistance to small businesses in every corner of the state. SBDC sees now more than ever is the perfect time to renew its dedication to working with New Hampshire’s Chambers to bring resiliency planning, education, and individualized advising to companies in the Granite State.

    We are excited to announce the newly created NH SBDC and Chambers of Commerce Collaborative, a program bringing vital resources to New Hampshire’s small business community. Read more about how SBDC and the states’ chambers of commerce are working more closely together through the partnership.




    Save the Date for the

    2021 Resiliency Academy!

    It's time to Save the Date for UNH Cooperative Extension and SBDC's 2020 Resiliency Academy! Communities and businesses are responding, innovating, and adapting as a result of the current pandemic. Resilience is a key component for communities and businesses to move towards economic recovery and plan for future disturbances and disruption.


    Overview: Academy sessions will include opportunities to learn from practitioners, municipal staff, business owners, and experts through case studies, presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions.


    Who should attend: Small businesses, community leaders and volunteers, municipal officials, economic development professionals, and those interested in the economic recovery and future planning of their business base and community are invited to attend the Academy.


    Session Dates:

    ·    April 7, Session 1: Threats

    ·    April 21, Session 2: Assessment

    ·    May 5, Session 3: Visioning

    ·    May 19, Session 4: Planning

    ·    June 2, Session 5: Action


    Registration will open in January 2021. All sessions are held from 9 am-10:30 am. Cost to attend: $100 for five sessions. Scholarships are available. Stay tuned for more information by following our page here.



    These programs are presented by the Seacoast Chamber Alliance in partnership with the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs.