Welcome to the Northern Gateway Regional Chamber
Organized in 1958, our Chamber of Commerce focuses its efforts primarily on the ten communities serving Northern Coos County which includes the towns of Dalton, Groveton/Northumberland, Lancaster, Jefferson, Randolph, Stark, Stratford, Whitefield, NH as well as Lunenburg and Guidhall, VT.
Message From the President
Welcome to the Northern Gateway Chamber of Commerce website and to our community, one of the best places in Northern New Hampshire to live, work and raise a family.
The Northern Gateway Chamber of Commerce understands that in order to have a strong economic environment you must have a strong community. We are truly blessed in our served communities to have leaders, business owners, educators and citizens who realize that we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and happiness within our communities.
The Chamber’s goal is to work towards improving the quality of life for all through the support and commitment of its members, volunteers, and committees.
As the 2021-2022 Chamber president, I am honored to work alongside our dedicated Board who all share the same vision, business growth and healthy community environments we serve.
If you are not a member of the Northern Gateway Chamber of Commerce, please join us today. Your membership will benefit your business and the community. I look forward to working with everyone during my time as president.
Kimberly Doolan, Guaranteed Rate
President, Board of Directors Northern Gateway
Chamber of Commerce
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Christmastime is back at Santa's Village for the 2021 season! The park will be open Saturdays and Sundays (and Black Friday, too) through Sunday, December 19. This Christmastime season will be much different than in previous years. Daily capacity will be limited, new ticket options will be available, and tickets 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐓 be purchased online. To learn more, head over to our website at https://bit.ly/3Ajk2vg
The Great North Woods Welcome Centeris closed for the season.
SBA Announces Updated Guidance Regarding Applicant Deadlines for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan ProgramThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced updated guidance for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program applicants to better serve small business owners in need, while funding remains available. Since its inception, the COVID EIDL program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms, and hotels, has approved nearly $300 billion in relief aid. Specifically, the following updated guidance is being provided:
- EIDL loan and Targeted Advance applications will be accepted until December 31 and will continue to be processed after this date until funds are exhausted.
- Supplemental Targeted Advance applications will be accepted until December 31; however, the SBA may be unable to process some Supplemental Targeted Advance applications submitted near the December 31 deadline due to legal requirements. The SBA cannot continue to process Supplemental Targeted Advance applications after December 31 and strongly encourages eligible small businesses to apply by December 10 to ensure adequate processing time.
- Borrowers can request increases up to their maximum eligible loan amount for up to two years after their loan origination date, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever is soonest.
- The SBA will accept and review reconsideration and appeal requests for COVID EIDL applications received on or before December 31 if the reconsideration/appeal is received within the timeframes in the regulation. This means six months from the date of decline for reconsiderations and 30 days from the date of reconsideration decline for appeals – unless funding is no longer available.