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  • November 15, 2020 2:38 PM | Anonymous


    We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year Awards! Submit your nomination by clicking a link below for more information and then filling out the form at the bottom of the page. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2020.

    The Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year Awards are presented annually to a business and an individual who have had a significant impact on the community in the past year. Winners will be celebrated at the Cohase Chamber Annual Meeting to be held virtually on January 19, 2021.

    Submit Business of the Year Nomination

    Submit Citizen of the Year Nomination


  • September 12, 2020 5:56 PM | Anonymous

    Sunday October 4, 2020 – 17th Year!

    A Canoe and Kayak paddle on the Connecticut River held in May and October. PTB was started as a way for community organizations from Vermont and New Hampshire to work together to Show Case our shared asset, the Connecticut River. PTB promotes the natural, cultural, scenic and recreational resources of the Connecticut River, in a way that would also provide an economic boost to the area. PTB is held twice a year weather permitting-no rain dates are planned.

    The Fall Paddle 2020 date is Sunday October 4th, from the Newbury Boat Launch beside the Newbury Haverhill Bridge, to the Bugbee landing in Bradford, Vermont.

    The Spring Paddle 2021 date is May 23rd: [ 18th Year] From Woodsville Community Field to the Bedell Bridge State Park Boat Launch off Route 10, Haverhill Corner, NH.

    There is a shuttle service from the take out, to the launch sight. This Shuttle Service has been providing by Butler Bus Company (we thank them).The Shuttle Service is available from 10am to 11am; This gives us a suggested launch time of 10:30 to 11:30am. The approximate paddle time for the spring and fall paddle is 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

    All events are weather permitting, and all participants must abide by safe boating rules and regulations.

    Covid 19 Guidelines:

     Wearing Mask a must, when on the Bus and when volunteers help you get in and out of your boat. 6 foot spacing in line.
     To ride the Shuttle Bus your must have a mask on, temperature taken, give info for Contact Tracing, safe seat spacing on the bus every other seat.
     If you choose to use your own transportation All Safe Boating and Covid Rules Still Apply
     We are not having the BBQ lunch or music by Strawberry Farm band this year to adhere to Covid Social Distancing Guidelines.

    So come, meet new friends and fellow paddlers, whatever the reason join the fun!

    To learn more about PTB or to get involved contact:
    Michael Thomas 802-757-3960 mikethom1@charter.net
    Newbury Conservation Commission www.newburyconservation.org
    Cohase Chamber of Commerce www.cohase.org
    Haverhill Rec. Department rec@haverhill-nh.com

  • September 11, 2020 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Cohase Chamber’s Economic Development Committee is planning upcoming programs and events to support the local business community as the pandemic continues, and we need your input!

    Do you have a few minutes to let us know how you are doing and how we can help? Please submit your answers no later than Friday, September 18, 2020.

    Take the Survey!


  • March 27, 2020 6:03 PM | Anonymous

    The Cohase Chamber of Commerce board of directors is pleased to announce that Ruth Ann Hacking of Haverhill, N.H., has been named the new executive director. She succeeds Sarah Pushee, who left the Chamber earlier this year to focus on her family and her other active roles in the community.

    “The hiring committee was universally impressed with all of Ruth Ann’s experiences and skills, and we are excited for all of the possibilities that will come with her as the executive director,” states Andrew Barter, board president of the Cohase Chamber and chief operating officer of Little Rivers Health Care in Bradford, Vt.

    Hacking grew up in New Hampshire and is a graduate of Smith College. She brings to the position a passion for local economies and a career spent managing a range of small businesses, from software development to agriculture. She is the owner of Half Wild Arts, a farm in North Haverhill, N.H., producing locally grown herbal body care products, and was previously the Farm & Food Program Manager at the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network in Bethlehem, N.H.

    “I believe that we are stronger when we work together and use technology to expand rural economies without giving up our local character,” says Hacking. “These issues have been forced into the spotlight recently with the outbreak of COVID-19 and the rush to do business from a safe distance, but they are not new problems for businesses in the Cohase region, and the urgent times that we find ourselves in provide us with an opportunity to find solutions as a community.”

    Hacking joined the Chamber on March 10, 2020, and focused immediately on providing resources and support to local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

    The Cohase Chamber of Commerce serves the Vermont towns of Newbury, Bradford, and Fairlee and the New Hampshire towns of Haverhill, Orford, and Piermont. The Chamber provides member businesses with regional marketing, networking and educational opportunities as well as sponsoring community events such as Paddle the Border and the Annual Farm and Garden Tours.

    For more information about the Cohase Chamber and its COVID-19 response, please email cohasechamber@gmail.com, visit Cohase.org, or follow @cohasechamber on Facebook.


  • January 05, 2020 6:10 PM | Anonymous

    The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winner of their Annual Business of the Year Award. Craig Hervey Housewright Construction, Inc. has been selected as the 2019 Business of the Year. The award will be presented to Craig Hervey, Housewright Founder and President, at the Cohase Chamber Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire. Both Chamber members and the general public are invited to attend and take part in the celebration.

    When Hervey launched Housewright in 1985, he was a sole proprietor operating out of his home and a rented barn in Newbury Village. As the business grew, he moved it to its current location at 5365 Main Street in Newbury. From humble beginnings, Craig and his talented, dedicated team have built the business into one of the most respected residential construction firms in the Upper Valley, with their core values of fairness, honesty, teamwork, empathy and finding creative solutions to problems leading the way.

    The Housewright brand has become synonymous with high quality projects, and their work has been featured in both Architectural Digest and New England Home. Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank recognized Craig Hervey Housewright Construction, Inc. as a 2019 Vermont Business Growth Award recipient during a celebration held on September 17, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel Burlington where Governor Phil Scott presented the awards to each of the 25 recognized businesses. Appearing on the list for the first time, Housewright Construction was ranked #10 with a five-year growth rate of 153.3%.

    Their agility enabled Housewright Construction to survive multiple down-cycles in the Upper Valley economy. A family-friendly workplace, Housewright offers health insurance and retirement benefits to employees. This consideration of employees has shown itself in a dedicated and committed staff, with a third of their 26 employees being veterans between 15 to 30 years.

    As Craig and wife Lisa, Housewright Vice President, approached retirement, they developed a succession plan with a goal of imperceptible change. On January 1, 2020 longtime employee and COO, Jeff Page, will assume ownership of the business ensuring continuity for clients and employees in the years to come.

    Honorees will be presented their award at the Cohase Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Dinner on Tuesday, January 21 at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire. We invite Chamber members and the general public to attend and take part in the celebration. Tickets for this event are $25 each and available for purchase by visiting www.cohase.org/annual-meeting/ RSVPs must be received by January 14, 2020.


  • January 05, 2020 6:06 PM | Anonymous

    The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winner of their Annual Citizen of the Year Award.

    Rob Elder of Piermont, NH has been selected as the 2019 Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented at the Cohase Chamber Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire. Both Chamber members and the general public are invited to attend and take part in the celebration.

    Rob Elder is a former special educator and social worker who personifies volunteer spirit. His efforts have been the engine behind American Red Cross Blood Drives for 46 years in Bradford. He organizes multiple blood drives per year, the success of these drives being contributed to his dogged searching for donors. He volunteers with the Interchurch Council Food Shelf, distributing food as well as collecting additional food donations from community businesses, notably Hannaford Supermarket for distribution at the Food Shelf.

    As the contact person for the Salvation Army community service program, he works to establish the need in the community, then coordinates and directs help. During the holidays, he can be found ringing the bell to collect donations to support the Salvation Army’s efforts. In addition, Rob volunteers time delivering meals for Horse Meadow Senior Center, is an active member of the Piermont Church, mentors area youth with The Mentoring Project of the Upper Valley and collects cans for redemption to help his granddaughter’s class fund their school trip to Washington D.C.

    “Rob reaches individually and as a leader to those in the community most in need of assistance” said Larry Coffin, Bradford Resident “Rob doesn’t just drop off food to elders, he connects with them.”

    Honorees will be presented their award at the Cohase Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Dinner on Tuesday, January 21 at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire. We invite Chamber members and the general public to attend and take part in the celebration. Tickets for this event are $25 each and available for purchase by visiting www.cohase.org/annual-meeting/ RSVPs must be received by January 14, 2020.


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