Gateway between the mountains and the lakes


Looking Forward - By Ellyn Gibbs
It was a tingly subzero morning, the second dawn of a brand new year. Frank Cocchiarella, executive director of the NH Chamber of Commerce and I sat with coffee in hand, ready to tackle our agenda: record reflections and make some amazing resolutions. I sipped my hot drink, waiting for my pre-caffeine haze to drift away before I jumped into business. Cocchiarella didn’t have to worry about that; he’s perpetually energized, especially when he’s talking about Central New Hampshire and its exciting successes. 2017 was a pivotal year for the Chamber of Commerce. They sharpened their mission statement, began the rebranding process, and hosted some wonderful events. Most importantly, Cocchiarella said, “The communities are starting to see we are active and visible. We are striving toward unity while still celebrating the unique aspects of each one of our five regions!” [read more]

Upcoming Event with Jeanie Forrester
Make sure to register for our upcoming event Forrester Forecast: Tax Reform, Healthcare, Veterans Outreach Free for Members and Faculty and staff of PSU $10 for not yet members [read more]

Five Regions, Twenty-Three Towns, Endless Adventures

Come and explore the Central NH regions

map-regions-375Seasons – While we are familiar with the splendor of the typical four seasons, we boast the addition of a fifth – mud. You will find activities, adventures, relaxation and solitude to be enjoyed in every season here, even mud season.

Culture – From world-class performances by the NH Music Festival, to toe-tapping summer music on the town village greens and everything in between, culture abounds for all in central New Hampshire. With Plymouth State University in our midst, we add offerings of a wide variety of theater productions, museum and gallery displays not found in your typical small town. If that is not enough, there are dozens more venues we will share with you throughout our community.

Community – The bottom line here is that the people are the heart and soul of our region. People that take pride in our New Hampshire reputation for warmth, caring and friendliness.

Natural Beauty – Surrounds our region. Who can deny the beauty of Newfound and Squam Lakes, the majestic White Mountains, and the winding valleys in between? The opportunities to enjoy this unsurpassed beauty are seemingly endless, and folks around here are happy to share their recommendations.