Welcome NH Seacoast Class of 2023

We are so excited to have you as part of our Granite State Ambassador family!

I’m going to try to put everything I promised you on this page. Please let me know if I forgot anything!
Don’t forget to send me any ideas for improving the exercise.
Photos from class: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NdCCdkUnYaGEKftd6 (more being added daily)

Calendar Tutorial | Download PDF of Website Scavenger Hunt – 2023

To get started volunteering or participating – Reach out to Kelly for assistance at any time!!!
kelly@nhgsa.com  603-851-8624 cell

For a Visitor Center or Museum – email kelly@nhgsa.com with the dates/times you would like to volunteer and I’ll make the arrangements for you for your first couple of times and send you an intro email with the center manager. For airport, you must mentor 3 times; for other centers mentor at least once.

If you sign up at a center where you make arrangements directly with them – be sure to tell the center manager you are new ahead of time and/or email me to tell me and I’ll be sure they are aware.

For an event – Just sign up. There are trainings / orientations just before each event. No mentor needed. If you are anxious, I can set you up with an experienced GSA.

For a tour – look at eligibility requirements and sign up accordingly. If you don’t meet the criteria but really want to go, email kelly@nhgsa.com to get on my waitlist

For a meeting or gathering – no eligibility requirements – sign up

Missing & Alternate Presentations – These are 2022 recordings:

Division of Economic Development starts at 34 minutes, 46 seconds in. The airport is right after it.

Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Website | Community Profiles | GraniteStats – Labor Market Info | Slides
presented by Katrina Evans, Assistant Director  Katrina.J.Evans@nhes.nh.gov 603-229-4370
he May 2023 edition of New Hampshire Economic Conditions is now posted on the Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau’s website.
Employment growth is slowing down, although it remains strong in both New Hampshire and the U.S. Job openings and unemployment claims also suggest that the labor market, while still strong, is slowing.
The publication can be accessed at: www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/ec.htm

NH Division of Travel and Tourism recently held a NH Tourism Summit for industry partners. You are invited to watch the video highlights and review materials at https://www.visitnh.gov/industry-members/work-together/nh-tourism-summit

NH Division of Economic Development Website | Choose NH – for guests wanting to move here| Select NH – for businesses looking to relocate
presented by Lorna Colquhoun, Communications Director Lorna.J.Colquhoun@livefree.nh.gov 603-419-0533

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport  Website | Passenger & Cargo Statistics | Compare Travel Costs
presented by Ted Kitchens, Airport Director tkitchens@flymanchester.com

New Hampshire Made Website | publication – strengthening NH’s state economy by increasing awareness of and demand for New Hampshire-made products and services and providing the support programs local businesses need to grow.
28 Deer Street, Suite 102, Portsmouth NH 03801  info@nhmade.com 603-294-0333

Campground Owners Association  Website | Camping Guide

Great North Woods https://nhgranitestateambassadors.org/exploring-the-great-north-woods-and-beyond

Listen in to this recorded program from the chambers in the greater Great North Woods region as they share with us an overview of their region, including outdoor recreation, attractions, hidden gems, and more.

The panelists include:

Jodi Gilbert, Executive Director; North Country Chamber of Commerce

Pam Sullivan, Marketing Representative; NH Grand

Meg Basnar, Administrative Assistant; Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce

USDA – White Mountain National Forest
| General Publications | Day Hiking Areas Publications | Weeks Legacy Act Driving Tour (pdf) | Weeks Act Legacy Trail website | Camping | Interpretive Areas | Facts about the Forest | History of the White Mountain National Forest | Recreation Passes

Trail conditions | Forest roads and gates status

On Foot | WMNF Campground Brochure 2019_2020 | Backcountry Rules | Scenic Byways Map
HQ Exit 27 603-536-6213
Pemigewasset Ranger District, Campton 603-536-6100
Androscoggin Ranger District, Gorham 603-466-2713
Saco Ranger District, Conway 603-447-5448

NH Fish & Game Department – statewide info – You got the Seacoast-specific presentation
Website | Hunting Publications | Fishing Publications | Wildlife Publications | OHRV Publications | Education Programs
Mark Beauchesne, Advertising & Promotions Coordinator mark.beauchesne@wildlife.nh.gov

If you want to watch the 2022 recordings from the Outdoor Recreation module which includes Office of Outdoor Recreation (18:39), White Mountain National Forest (1:04:56) and NH Fish and Game (1:16:39)

Event Calendars & General Business Directories

VisitNH.gov – NH Division of Travel & Tourism – statewide searchable listings for events, market segments (ie agriculture), businesses

NHRocks.com – NH Rocks connects you with things to do in New Hampshire. The website allows you to search New Hampshire businesses, activities, and events. We also put on events to help support various nonprofit efforts and support local economies across the Granite State. We are proud to partner with the Granite State Ambassadors and to continue to spread the “always sunny” mindset. 

Local Chamber of Commerce websites

Tourism Marketing Organizations – Lakes Region Tourism Association www.lakesregion.org / White Mountains Attractions Associations www.visitwhitemountains.com


Stephanie Seacord
Portsmouth Peace Treaty www.portsmouthpeacetreaty.org

Kris Neilson, Marketing & PR
NH Division of Travel and Tourism
www.visitnh.gov kris.m.neilsen@livefree.nh.gov

Kelle Laughlin NH Fish & Game www.wildlife.nh.gov kelle.m.Loughlin@wildlife.nh.gov

Darienne Messer
NH Parks & Recreation
www.nhstateparks.org darienne.f.messer@dncr.nh.gov

Renee Plourde
White Mountain National Forest
www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain renee.plourde@usda.gov

Brian Smith, board member
NH Rail Trails Coalition
www.nhrtc.org info@nhrtc.org

Lorna Colquhoun, Communications Director
NH Economic Development
www.nheconomy.com Lorna.J.Colquhoun@livefree.nh.gov

Josh Marshall, Director
NH Dept of Agriculture, Markets & Food
www.agriculture.nh.gov Joshua.k.marshall@agr.nh.gov

Jessi Edgecomb
NH Made
www.nhmade.com jessi@nhmade.com

Robin Comstock / Phil Von Hemert
Sail Portsmouth
www.sailportsmouth.org rcomstock@sailportsmouth.org

Laura Towne, Director of Human Resources
Strawbery Banke Museum https://www.strawberybanke.org/ ltowne@sbmuseum.org

Andy Goodell, Operations Manager
Gundalow Company https://www.gundalow.org/ operations@gundalow.org

Erica McAvoy, Executive Director
Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden https://moffattladd.org/ director@moffattladd.org

Chuck Rage, Chairman
Hampton Village Beach District
https://www.hamptonnh.gov/327/Hampton-Beach-Village-District  chuckrage@icloud.com

Neva Cole, Communications Director
Children’s Museum of NH
https://childrens-museum.org/  neva@childrens-museum.org

Gina Bowker, Program Coordinator Terry Robinson, Marketing Specialist
Black Heritage Trail of NH
gina@blackheritagetrailnh.org Terry@blackheritagetrailnh.org

Maria Coviello, Board Member
Monadnock Travel Council
www.monadnocktravel.com info@monadnocktravel.com

Ashlee Rowley, Executive Director (Sue Greenbaum presenting)
Lake Sunapee Region Chamber www.lakesunapeeregionchamber.com admin@lakesunapeeregionchamber.com

Diane Ryea
White Mountains Attractions Assoc
www.visitwhitemountains.com diane@visitwhitemountains.com

Jim Narkiewicz, Membership & Visitor Center Specialist
Lakes Region Tourism Association www.lakesregion.org gsa@lakesregion.org

Reiley McLaughlin, Tourism Manager
Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth
www.portsmouthchamber.org reiley@portsmouthcollaborative.org

GSA Marty Wagner
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce manchester-chamber.org Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce concordnhchamber.com Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce nashuachamber.chambermaster.com HOSTING SPONSORS