WELCOME to the Granite State Ambassador
New Hampshire Tourism Industry
Educational Resource Page & GSA Certification Training
2020 has certainly presented a lot of challenges to all of us. With our usual in-person, 14-hour certification going virtual this year it opened up a unique opportunity to share our certification with the tourism industry at no cost, as our way of giving back. Learn about many of the industries, natural resources and businesses that make our state the best. Watch one presentation or watch them all. If you would like to become a certified GSA (volunteer or industry member), just email Kelly at email@example.com when you have completed all 7 modules to schedule your final exam and orientation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kelly Bryer, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-960-0272.
This page will remain active until January 31, 2021.
TO BE CERTIFIED AS A GSA, AFTER WATCHING EACH MODULE, answer these verification questions. You can have the questions open as you go along.
INTRODUCTION TO GRANITE STATE AMBASSADORS
Video of Module 1 recorded from previous Kimball Jenkins Class (April) – Module 1. We have added a separate video of additional presenters that spoke at the Wyman Tavern / Bruder House Class (July).
Additional presentations from Monadnock Region (Wyman Tavern / Bruder House Class of 2020)
GSA Policy & Procedure Manual – download PDF and Review online
Student Resource Guide
Website Scavenger Hunt – Video Tutorial – Download PDF of Scavenger Hunt (email email@example.com for your access to our online calendar system)
Click here to view a video tutorial of how to use our online calendar system.
Review Policy and Procedure Manual
Study Student Resource Guide
Complete Website Scavenger Hunt
Change your password to the online calendar system.
NEW HAMPSHIRE TOURISM AND HISTORY
History of the Pineapple & How NH Hospitality Saved the World | Portsmouth Peace Treaty & Living Memorial – Cherry Trees | Peace Treaty Map
presented by Stephanie Seacord, Strawbery Banke & Portsmouth Historical Society Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Video – Emily recently interviewed GSA Michael Bruno, author of Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire’s Roadside Historical Markers.
ATTRACTIONS & HERITAGE TOURISM
Join us for multiple presentations from attractions and heritage businesses from the Concord and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
Kimball Jenkins, Concord – Website | Althea Barton, Director of Outreach & Development email@example.com
McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center, Concord – Website | Sarah Nappo, Director of Visitor Services firstname.lastname@example.org
NH Motor Speedway, Loudon – Website | Danielle Cyr, Marketing Manager email@example.com
NH Historical Society, Concord – Website | Mary Morris, Museum Educator
Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro – Website | Robin Sherman, Museum Manager / Curator
Experience Squam Cruises, Holderness – Website | Cindy O’Leary, owner firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Recorded Presentations
Aviation Museum of NH, Manchester (15 min)
Hermit Woods Winery, Meredith (30 min)
Belknap Mill, Laconia (18 min)
Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury (5 min)
Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln (5 min)
Even more virtual tours: https://nhgranitestateambassadors.org/virtual-tour-feedback
Explore New Hampshire’s outdoor recreation opportunities
NH Parks & Recreation
Website | NH Parks | Recreational Rail Trails | Historic Sites | Campgrounds | Seacoast Beaches | Trail Maps |
presented by Grant Klene, Digital Marketing Manager Grant.Klene@dncr.nh.gov
USDA – White Mountain National Forest
Website | General Publications | Day Hiking Areas Publications | Weeks Legacy Act Driving Tour | Camping | Interpretive Areas | Facts about the Forest | History of the White Mountain National Forest | Recreation Passes | PUBLICATIONS: On Foot| WMNF Campground Brochure 2019_2020 | Backcountry Rules | Scenic Byways Map
presented by Matt Yeramian, Visitor Services Coordinator email@example.com
NH Fish & Game
Website | Hunting Publications | Fishing Publications | Wildlife Publications | OHRV Publications | Education Programs
presented by Mark Beauchesne, Advertising & Promotions Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSINESS, INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
watch for overviews of each industry and why they are so important to our economy.
Video Presentation Link (1 hr, 40 min)
NH Higher Education Website | Colleges & Universities Approved to Operate in NH (PDF)
presented by GSA Board Chair, Gretchen Ziegler
NH Division of Economic Development Website | Choose NH – for guests wanting to move here| Select NH – for businesses looking to relocate
presented by Jimmie Hinson, Business Resource Specialist – Jimmie.R.Hinson@livefree.nh.gov 603-271-6352
NH Made Website
NH Bed and Breakfast Association Website
presented by Heidi Milbrand, President email@example.com
InTown Concord Website
presented by Dawn Triconi, Director – firstname.lastname@example.org. 603-226-2150
FALLING IN LOVE WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE
Learn about our 7 regions and what makes them so special.
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee – Lake Sunapee Region Chamber | Website | Travel Guide | Video tour of Lake Sunapee Region | Steven Tyler give Oprah a tour of Sunapee Region |
presented by Ashlee Rowley, Director of Member & Visitor Services email@example.com
White Mountains – White Mountains Attractions Association | Website | Digital Guides and Brochures | Trip ideas | Discover the White Mountains of NH video |
presented by Kate Wetherell, Operations Director firstname.lastname@example.org & Diane Ryea, Response and Gift Shop Manager email@example.com
Lakes Region – Lakes Region Tourism Association | Website | Video tours of Lakes Region | Lakes Region Where To Guide & Map & Guide |
presented by Amy Landers, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Seacoast Region – The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth | Chamber Website | Tourism Website | Harbor Guide | Brewery Map | Downtown Map | Regional Map | Video Tour |
presented by Joan Chawziuk, tour guide & Michelle Davis, Visitor Center Michelle@portsmouthcollaborative.org
Monadnock Region – Monadnock Travel Council | Website | Monadnock Region Video | Monadnock Top Ten |
presented by Pam Lorimer, Monadnock Travel Council & Jack Daniels Motor Inn email@example.com
HOSPITALITY THE GSA WAY
Granite State Ambassador, Hospitality, Customer Experience, How to Participate as a GSA…
When you have completed all 7 modules, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your final exam and orientation.
Getting Started Page: https://
Questions: Kelly Bryer 603-960-0272 or email@example.com