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Contoocook Railroad Museum Visitor Center receives grant from the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce - Contoocook, NH, June 4, 2021: The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce has generously provided a grant to the Contoocook Railroad Museum Visitor Center. This grant will be used to fund summertime hours for the visitor center to remain open for about 14 weeks beginning Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day. Regular scheduled hours at the visitor center will help to promote area businesses and organizations to visitors and residents. Kearsarge Chamber members are encouraged to contact either the museum or the chamber if they would like to schedule a pop-up shop at the museum. The full press release can be found here.

Sunapee Region Arts Atlas Banner

KACC is proud to be a sponsor of the Sunapee Regaion Arts Atlas. The atlas will be an artful, hand-illustrated, engaging paper map to be a widely distributed, free public resource, and will be a helpful tool to entice residents to explore the region. It will be an illuminating guide for municipalities and real estate agents to showcase the many cultural hidden gems that contribute to quality of life, making the region a great place to live, work and play. Additional information can be found here. Donations can be made out to The Library Arts Center with a note of "Arts Atlas contribution". Please mail to: Library Arts Center, Attn: Fran Hout - Arts Atlas, 58 North Main St, Newport, NH 03773.

Brochure

Brochure Printing

06/10/21: Our newest brochure has been sent to RC Brayshaw for printing. If you'd like to get some of these as soon as they are printed, please let us know.

05/04/21: Our brochures have been going fast. Our new outdoor holder at the Contoocook Visitor Center has seen a lot of activity. Looks like we'll need to do another printing at the end of May. Now is a good time to join. Get 18 months for the cost of 12 months. Join today at https://store.kearsargechamber.org

Everything Else

Quilt Raffle
12/14/20: Food Pantry Raffle! This lovely quilt was made and donated by Suki Wright of Dancing Crane Quilting and is valued at $675. Her page is at Friends Who Like Dancing Crane Quilting. Proceeds from the sale of tickets for this quilt were donated to the Warner Area Food Pantry. The winner of the quilt is E Labbe from Warner. Congratulations!

06/01/20: KACC is happy to have been able to donate funds to area food pantries to help those in need in our communities.



01/01/21: Check out the radio show Daytrip Destinations which aired Fridays on WNTK Ralk Radio to learn about the hidden gems in our area. This radio show was sponsored by the five chambers of the Dartmount / Lake Sunapee Region Chambers of Commerce. To listen to past shows, click here.


10/16/20: The Chambers in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region are working together, in cooperation with the State of New Hampshire's GOFERR committee, to bring products and services to our communities that will help us all continue the journey of recovery and prosperity as we start to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

11/19/19: KACC is pleased to announce a partnership with the Contoocook Riverway Association to operate the Visitor Center in Contoocook NH. In addition to information on the depot and area attractions, KACC member information will also be available. KACC members will have access to the facility for meetings and to market their products when staffing the visitor center.

If your town clerk's office doesn't yet have the KACC brochures, contact us so we can get you some to give them. Our brochures are distributed as far as the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport where travelers are able to pick up a brochure at the information desk.


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Membership Offers:
  • Pandemic Special: 18 months for the price of 12 for new members
  • Three months membership extension for each new member referral
Business After/Before Hours:

Business After Hours are usually scheduled for the third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Business Before Hours are usually scheduled from 7:00am - 8:30am. Use our contact form to let us know if you'd like to be a host. You can also let us know in person at any of our meetings.

2020 BAH Dates: (The Year That Must Not Be Named)

  • It's a new year! Host a Business After/Before Hours and meet some of your fellow Chamber members and the general public. Send us an email with any suggested date & time that you'd like to sign up for.
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Lakehouse Tavern, Hopkinton NH - Tri Chamber Mixer
  • Apr 16, 2020 - A Better Image Promotions and Marketing & New Hampshire Telephone Museum, Warner NH - 3rd Annual Taste of Spring
2019 BAH Dates:
  • Jan 22, 2019 - Lakehouse Tavern, Hopkinton NH - Tri Chamber Mixer
  • Mar 21, 2019 - The Village Cafe, Bradford NH
  • Apr 18, 2019 - A Better Image Promotions and Marketing & New Hampshire Telephone Museum, Warner NH - 2nd Annual Taste of Spring
  • May 14, 2019 - Fisher Cats, Manchester NH - Business at the Ballpark multi chamber mixer
  • May 23, 2019 - Lumber Barn, Bradford NH - Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce event
  • June 6, 2019 - Hennker Brewing, Henniker NH - Tri Chamber Mixer
  • Sep 26, 2019 - MKIM, Warner NH - Twilight Tasting
  • Oct 27, 2019 - BITS ETC, Hopkinton NH - Fall For BITS
Annual Events:
  • January - KACC Annual Meeting
  • March - Kearsarge Maple Festival, Webster, Warner
  • May - Spring into Warner Garden & Arts Event (3rd Sat), Warner
  • June - Art On The Porch, Contoocook
  • July - Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum Pow Wow, Warner
  • August - Wilmot townwide yard sale (3rd Sat)
  • September - Hopkinton State Fair, Hopkinton, Harvest Moon & NatureFest, Warner
  • October - Warner Fall Foliage Festival, Warner; Pumpkin Carving & Lighting, Warner
  • November - Bradford Turkey Raffle; NH Open Doors
  • December - Starry Starry Weekend, Contocook; Warner Hometown Holiday, Warner; Holiday Festival and Business Showcase, Warner
Contact Information:
Please send your event or press release information via email to
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Visitor Center: 896 Main St, Contoocook, NH 03229