The Chamber is staffed daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and responds to all kinds of inquiries via phone, Web and visitors to the office, promoting members’ services.
Social and Business Networking
The Chamber’s Business After Hours provides monthly informal gatherings sponsored by and held at various members’ facilities for the purpose of meeting and greeting other Chamber members. Refreshments are usually offered.
The Chamber hosts an information booth located in Colburn Park that is open spring through fall, and which is run by the Grafton County Senior Citizen Council. Members are invited to put their business brochures and information in this booth.
The Chamber publishes a monthly newsletter that is mailed to our to our contact list of 450. For a nominal fee, members may give the Chamber inserts to be included in this mailing. Advertising space is also available in the newsletter and on the Chamber’s website.
Paul Boucher, President and CEO, has hosted a weekly television show on CATV (local channels 8 & 10) called, “Points of Interest,” that is now in its 15th year. Boucher conducts interviews with local businesspeople on a variety of subjects. These interviews are broadcast at various times throughout the week.
This magazine you are holding, “Profile Magazine,” also provides the opportunity in which members can purchase advertising space.
Members are also listed on the Chamber website, www.lebanonchamber.com, where their website and email links are available.
The Chamber sponsors the Wechsler Memorial Golf Classic, in honor of the chamber’s previous executive director. Sponsorships are also available for this annual tournament. All proceeds for this event go to scholarships to adult learners in the Upper Valley. Since its inception in 1992 the tournament has provided over $86,000 in scholarships.
The Chamber promotes discussion of important issues by hosting candidate forums and seminars on such topics as business ethics and pending legislation.
The Chamber is a voluntary, nonprofit corporation formed in 1916 by a group of the community’s business leaders. It was created in order to “promote the growth and prosperity of their City of Lebanon and vicinity, and the agricultural, civic, commercial, industrial and social welfare of the people of the Greater Lebanon Area.”
Elections for officers of the Chamber are held at the Annual Meeting each September. The Chamber is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, which hires a President and CEO and other office staff as necessary to carry on the work of the organization. Five Directors are elected each year to serve three-year terms.
Members are invited to attend meetings and participate on several standing committees, e.g. Marketing, Special Events, Government Affairs, Membership and Human Resources.
The Chamber also selects the Good Citizen of the Year and the Business of the Year. This event honors those who have served, serve, and continue to serve the Lebanon community in an above and beyond manner. The event presented at its’ holiday social is the highlight of the chamber’s year.