New England Disabled Sports is the August 2019 Featured Member

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with New England Disabled Sports as our Featured Member for August 2019.

New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, providing year-round adaptive sports instruction to student-athletes of all ages and abilities.

Headquartered at Loon Mountain Ski Resort in Lincoln, NH and at the Bretton Woods Ski Resort at Omni Mount Washington Resort NEDS has become a nationally recognized program, providing expert adaptive sport instruction to adults and children living with physical and cognitive disabilities.
(NEDS) was started in 1987 with the simple goal of helping people with disabilities enjoy the sports they otherwise might not get to participate in. Since then NEDS has grown to be a year-round program and has over 250 volunteers and around 600 student-athletes. During the spring, summer and fall, NEDS offers instruction in rock climbing, cycling, paddling and golf out of their Loon Mountain location. In the winter months, student-athletes enjoy skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing at both Bretton Woods and Loon Mountain locations.

In a recent conversation with the Chamber, the team at NEDS was excited to highlight the growth their organization has had over the last few years. From members and volunteers to scholarship funding from grants and private donors, these are all aspects that have had tremendous growth. While the NEDS team is excited about this growth they have experienced, they are always looking for new student-athletes and volunteers. Operations Manager Dana Roberts added “we’re always looking to spread the word to get new people involved with our organization”.

When asked about community partners, Administrative Director, Terry MacDonald said “the whole town and community have been very supportive of our organization and mission.” She added that Loon Mountain and Bretton Woods were both key aspects of helping the program operate. The community also comes together when they hold events and fundraisers throughout the year including their upcoming 21st annual Golf Classic and the 32nd annual Winter Challenge Kostick Kup, their largest fundraiser of the year.

New England Disabled Sports has worked hard over the last 32 years to bring together a diverse field of people through sports. They have opened doors for many people throughout New England and are always ready to expand their member base.
New England Disabled Sports has locations in Bretton Woods and Lincoln New Hampshire. More information about the organization and programs they offer is available at nedisabledsports.org

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization, our mission is to promote economic development in the Littleton area by attracting and growing local business, providing valuable resources to our membership and branding the area for tourists and relocation.

Feature written by Nick Meachen, Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce Operations & Programs Intern.

Peabody & Smith Realty is July 2019 Featured Member

For the month of July, the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to showcase Peabody & Smith Realty as our Featured Member of the Month.

Peabody & Smith Realty has been in business for over 25 years. The firm was started by Jere Peabody & Andy Smith in 1993 with a simple goal – to help their clients sell their home or land utilizing a team concept. This was revolutionary in the real estate industry. Since then, the firm has assisted many clients and customers throughout New Hampshire and Vermont and registered gross sales over one-billion dollars. 

“We’ve been in the Littleton market for over twenty years,” said Chrissy Smith, V.P of Sales & Marketing. Their first office was in Franconia and their second was on the Main Street in Littleton. Since then they’ve added three more offices in Bretton Woods, Plymouth, and Holderness NH.

When asked how local community members can benefit from their expertise, Chrissy explained, “We are a full-service real estate firm. We work to market properties and service the seller and assist the buyer in making their real estate visions into reality. We don’t just focus on residential. We have a dedicated commercial team as well to handle commercial real estate – sales, leasing, business opportunities and more.”

Peabody & Smith have been the market share leaders for over 17 years in Northern New Hampshire. They work hard to educate today’s buyers and sellers about the real estate market in the Western White Mountains, the Lakes Region, and Central New Hampshire. “We have been longtime supporters of the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce and we think it is important to be an active member of the communities we work, live and recreate in. Our chambers work in all our communities to strengthen partnerships between the area business’ and the communities of residents and visitors alike. We are pleased to be a part of the Littleton Area

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is June 2019 Featured Member

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Featured Member for June 2019.

Located in the heart of the White Mountains, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is one of America’s truly grand hotels. Combining first-class comfort and casual elegance with attentive, personalized service, the resort presents a dazzling array of offerings and amenities all wrapped in a timeless storybook setting.

Along with stunning views and delicious dining options, the Mountain View Grand offers numerous services and memberships to local community members. The state-of-the-art fitness center offers a full range of cardiovascular equipment, weight-training machines, and free weights. Open seasonally, the 9-hole golf course also offers memberships as well as Two-For-One Mondays, Thursday League Nights, and Twilight Golf specials.

Mountain View Grand also has elegant and historical meeting and event rooms easily transformed to host a magical gala, high-profile board meeting, successful conference, corporate retreat, wedding, or intimate gathering.

“We offer competitive conference and catering rates for local businesses who are looking to host events with us,” said Nick Diego, Director of Marketing. “We are also looking to create more membership opportunities. Our Tower Spa was recently renovated, and we’ve launched a brand-new spa membership program. We are even looking to host several open houses in the coming months.”

Located on the top floor of the resort, the Tower Spa & Boutique features ten spacious treatment rooms for relaxing privacy. Their treatment menu provides a cohesive list of spa services, including body, facial, and massage treatments, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Spa memberships are available and include a 25% discount on midweek services and a 10% discount on products. As a member, you will receive invitations to special Tower Spa events and can enjoy a day pass to the fitness center and indoor pool with purchase of any same day service.

“The hotel is a destination unto itself. A lot of the guests we’re getting are here for the White Mountains or the hotel and want to explore the surrounding area,” said Nick. “Littleton is a great place for our front desk to recommend!”

“Donating back into the community has always been a Mountain View Grand tradition, as we look to help through donations and volunteer work,” said Evan Tassis, Marketing & Media Coordinator. “We partner with local organizations and recently sponsored a team at the 30th Golf Scramble to help raise money for the Weeks Medical Center’s Auxiliary.”

Evan went on to explain, “Education and mentorship are also essential components of our Resort. We work with White Mountain Museum as well as Plymouth State University to promote college business classes and capstone projects on Grand Hotels. The Resort is continuously encouraging the future hospitality leaders as we partner with White Mountain Regional High School’s Mountain View Academy to help guide them in the hospitality and business industry.”

The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is located at 101 Mountain View Road, Whitefield NH. For more information visit their website at www.mountainviewgrand.com.

Fairbanks Museum is May 2019 Featured Member

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to showcase the Fairbanks Museum as its Featured Member for May 2019.

Located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the Fairbanks Museum was founded in 1889 by industrialist Franklin Fairbanks. Inside the classic Victorian building, patrons will find a dazzling array of animals, artifacts, tools, fossils, and much more! The museum also holds Vermont’s only public planetarium. Seasonally, the native butterfly house and observation beehives are not to be missed.

“The museum’s function in this community is really to draw people in and to show them a little of the history, to help explain the natural world, to offer some programs, and to be welcoming,” said Anna Rubin, the museum’s Director of External Relations. “We get a lot of people who find us when they come up to ski. Maybe the weather isn’t great, so they visit us. One of the comments we get over and over again is that they had such a good time that they’re going to extend their stay.”

The Fairbanks Museum is truly a unique place. Tour distant lands through their cultural collections and the cosmos in the planetarium. Moose, bison, and bears inhabit the main gallery next to wonder-creating science exhibits.

The Soucy Family Exploration Station is the focal point of the museum’s public efforts to develop new and exciting ways of learning about science, technology and the natural world. With hands-on activities such as the Heat Camera, Colored Shadows, Electric Propulsion, and a building station the museum is more popular than ever. 

“I appreciate being a member of the Littleton Chamber even though we’re based in Vermont. When I think about our community, it’s beyond St. Johnsbury,” Anna said. “We love to be a resource for people who live here. So, in addition to welcoming tourists, we see lots of kids coming in with school groups and with family visits. That’s very satisfying for all of us here. It’s great to know that the local community supports us.”

The Fairbanks Museum is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM at 1302 Main Street, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. For more information, including hours, visit their website at https://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/.

Interiors Green is April 2019 Featured Member

For the month of April, the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to showcase Interiors Green as its Featured Member. We met with owner Jessica Goldblatt, to learn more about what the shop has to offer.

Located at the Pollyanna gateway on Main Street, Interiors Greens is celebrating one year in Littleton. Jessica first opened Interiors Green in Bethlehem in 2008 as a resource for people interested in “green” living and building, as well as eco-friendly products. Customers can expect to find natural home and living products such as paints, plaster, as well as gifts which are American made or fair trade.

The highlight of Interiors Green products is their organic mattresses and bedding. Unlike memory foam and other foam mattresses that contain man-made chemicals and petrol-based foams, these mattresses are made of natural latex. It is chemical-free and continually adjusts to your body’s curves, providing a silent and undisturbed sleep

“I got into this line of work because I was remodeling my own home and looking for these materials,” Jessica explained. “Pretty much people would look at me like I had two heads. So, I realized there must be a need for this sort of thing.”

While there are eco-friendly shops online, there aren’t many stores like Interiors Green. Jessica is continuously evaluating and sourcing products that have a minimal impact on personal health and the environment. “I feel like I’m always learning too,” she said. “If there’s something specific a customer is looking for, I’m always willing to either start carrying it or do research.”

With Littleton continuing to grow and expand, Jessica is excited for what the future holds for the town and her shop. “There’s so much happening on the backside of main street now,” she said. “In a way [Pollyanna gateway] is a little European-feeling walkway. I’ve personally put some gardens here and we do garden boxes. There’s a way to make these alleys very exciting.”

Jessica is actively involved in her community and would like to work more with her fellow business owners. “There are so many women owned businesses and my friend and I were wondering if we should do a business after hours of our own just for the women business owners,” she said. “There are a lot. It’s really interesting.”

Interiors Green is located at 87 Main Street, Suite 2 in Littleton. Take a left at the bottom of the Pollyanna Gateway and you’ll find it! For more information, including hours, visit their website at http://www.interiorsgreen.com/home.