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* Chamber Office ClosedChamber Office Closed

The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce office will be closed in observance of the New Year holiday.

* First Day Hikes 2015First Day Hikes 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Join NH State Parks on New Year's Day for First Day Hike! First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking an organized hike on January 1, 2015. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/whats-happening/first-day-hike/.

* New Year, New You!New Year, New You!

Time: 3:30 pm

New Year, New You Transformation Contest Registration - "Winner receives over Five Hundred Dollars in cash and prizes!!" December 4, 2014 until January 1, 2015 Fit Body Transformations. 313 RTE. 125, Brentwood, NH 03833 Do you have a resolution for the new year? If it's to take control of your life, stop searching around for the latest diet program, or joining a typical gym, come to FIT BODY TRANSFORMATIONS TRAINING FACILITY for our New Year, New You Transformation Contest 2015! You get training, nutrition, coaching, fun & more! For all the details and so your can register go to www.fbtnation.com Fit Body Transformations 313 RTE. 125 Brentwood, NH 03833

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

* Origin of PhotographyOrigin of Photography

Time: 7:00 pm

FIXING A SHADOW: THE ORIGINS OF PHOTOGRAPHY Join the Exeter Public Library and the Exeter Historical Society at the Exeter Historical Society – 47 Front Street – on Tuesday, January 6, at 7:00 pm (with refreshments at 6:30 pm), for a presentation by Martin Fox, entitled “Fixing a Shadow: The Origins of Photography”. Invented in the 1830s, photography was an unprecedented technological, cultural, and artistic breakthrough. Developed independently by Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot, photography revolutionized how images were made and used. Fox’s talk introduces the origins of photography & explores the first two decades of this art form, highlighting early methods, subjects, & critical reactions. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and is free and open to the public. The Exeter Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of Exeter’s past. The Historical Society is open to the public on a weekly basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon. Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, PO Box 924, Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833, 603-778-2335, info@exeterhistory.org, www.exeterhistory.org.

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* Exeter Speak-Ups MeetingExeter Speak-Ups Meeting

Time: 6:45 pm

Exeter Speak-Ups Meeting at The Ridge Campus of Riverwoods, 10 White Oak Drive, Creative Arts Room Effective speakers are perceived as leaders! The Exeter Speak-Ups chapter of Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere with prepared and impromptu speaking opportunities of varying lengths. Proceed at own pace with no pressure to speak. Inexpensive membership. Visitors always welcome for free. www.exeterspeakups.toastmastersclubs.org or call Marina at 603-580-1355 or Tom at 603-706-0528.

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* Ambassadors MeetingAmbassadors Meeting

Time: 9:55 am

If you are interested in becoming a Chamber Ambassador, join us the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 am at the Exeter Area Chamber Commerce Conference Room, 24 Front St., Suite 101, Exeter. For more information contact membership@exeterarea.org

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* CANCELLED Life & Business WkshCANCELLED Life & Business Wksh

Time: 11:00 am

Cancelled - Create Your Strategic Attraction Plan for Your Business, Team, and Life Using strategy and heart centered techniques to create a strong vision for your business and life. This 4 step process provides you the clarity necessary to allow the ideal clients and other relationships to solidify into reality. Answering these 4 questions will help you to be more focused and strategic in the choices you make, in prioritizing, and enjoying more ease in flow. You will more easily communicate who you are and what you offer both in speaking and in marketing. You will connect to the love of what you do and why you do it. 1. What are the Qualities, Attributes, and Characteristics of Your Ideal ________ (team, clients, partner, etc) 2. What Makes Them Tick? 3. What Do I Want Them to Expect of Me? (this is your vision, desires, and ideal situations - not theirs) 4. Who Do I Have To Be To Get What I Say I Want? (very powerful step) Be Warned: This 3 hour workshop is life and business expanding!

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* YMCA WinterfestYMCA Winterfest

Time: 12:00 pm

Winter is coming to New England! Join us at YMCA Camp Lincoln to celebrate the season at the YMCA's annual Winterfest: a free and fun morning of snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating (if the lake is sufficiently frozen), and hot chocolate! Bring your sleds and skates, and warm up by the fire. Invite your family and friends to this winter celebration! Free and open to the public.

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

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* Chamber FastTrak MeetingChamber FastTrak Meeting

Time: 8:00 am

Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month for our monthly briefing meeting located at the Chamber office (24 Front St., Exeter) from 8:00 - 9:00 am. This meeting will provide you the opportunity to meet the Chamber staff and learn about all the benefits the Chamber has to offer you and your business. Please bring business cards and brochures about your business to hand out to the other attendees.

* Ribbon cuttingRibbon cutting

Time: 11:00 am

Join us for a ribbon cutting on January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am at Cornucopia Wine & Cheese Market, located at 143 Water St., Exeter for the opening of their Cafe!

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* Lunch & LearnLunch & Learn

Time: 11:30 am

Please join us on the third Thursday of each month for our Lunch & Learn program - hosted by Sean & Lindsey of LifeVantage. Their Topic is: “Nrf2 Activation, a vehicle to better health and residual income. Learn what's ahead of the trend!” Nrf2 fights oxidative stress and Nrf2 helps the body regulate at peak efficiency. . Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by the third Monday of each month. Lunch 11:30 am - Noon Program starts at Noon - 12:45 pm with Q & A from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm. Please RSVP to membership@exeterarea.org

* Ribbon cuttingRibbon cutting

Time: 1:30 pm

Please join us directly after Lunch & Learn for a Ribbon Cutting celebration for LifeVantage, here at the Chamber office, 24 Front St., Exeter at approximately 1:30 pm on January 15, 2015. come meet Sean & Lindsey and welcome them to the Chamber membership!

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* Concord Chorale PerformanceConcord Chorale Performance

Time: 2:00 pm

Concord Chorale Sings "Eventide" in Exeter The Concord Chorale performs their midwinter concert Eventide at Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, Exeter. The songs of Brahms, Haydn, Lauridsen and Barber plus arranger Craig Hella Johnson follow a journey from the long, dark nights of winter to the awakening of lighter days. It is a lush and lively concert that includes solo performances from several Chorale members, and showcases piano accompanist, Molly Lozeau. Tickets are general admission and for students/seniors and are available at Water Street Bookstore, 125 Water Street, Exeter, by calling 603-463-5504, and at the door. Also, visit us at: http://concordchorale.org/ and on Facebook. Saturday, January 17, 2 P.M., Christ Church of Exeter, 43 Pine Street, Exeter

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* Chamber Office ClosedChamber Office Closed

The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce office will be closed.

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

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* Business After HoursBusiness After Hours

Time: 5:00 pm

Join us on Jan 21 at ConvenienceMD Urgent Care, located at 1 Portsmouth Ave. in Stratham (beside Georgetown Bank) from 5 - 7 pm for our January Business After Hours.

* Small Business FinanceSmall Business Finance

Time: 6:00 pm

SCORE, volunteer counselors to America’s small business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will conduct an in-depth workshop on how to start or grow a small business: Title: Small Business Finance: What You Need to Know Date: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, 6pm to 9pm. Location: SCORE, 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420, Portsmouth, NH Sponsor: Federal Savings Bank Current and potential small business owners are invited to this easy to understand introduction to the essentials of small business finances. You’ll learn how to perform quick “back of the envelope” calculations to see if an idea might be profitable and you’ll learn how to understand financial statements including the income statement, the cash flow statement, and the balance sheet. Attendees will also get a chance to “follow the money” with real-world examples of financials from small businesses like yours. Thanks to generous support from our sponsor, we are able to offer this workshop free of charge. SCORE continues to provide individualized business counseling free of charge and attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free follow-up counseling session. For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at (603) 433-0575 or visit our website at seacoast.score.org.

* Exeter Speak-Ups MeetingExeter Speak-Ups Meeting

Time: 6:45 pm

Exeter Speak-Ups Meeting at The Ridge Campus of Riverwoods, 10 White Oak Drive, Creative Arts Room Effective speakers are perceived as leaders! The Exeter Speak-Ups chapter of Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere with prepared and impromptu speaking opportunities of varying lengths. Proceed at own pace with no pressure to speak. Inexpensive membership. Visitors always welcome for free. www.exeterspeakups.toastmastersclubs.org or call Marina at 603-580-1355 or Tom at 603-706-0528.

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* "Open House""Open House"

Time: 5:00 pm

The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy Presents “Open House” January 19 – February 28, 2015 Opening Reception: January 23rd 5-7pm Open House celebrates the collecting impulse: why we gather, save, organize and display objects, and what happens when these objects become collections. From toys to paint-by-numbers paintings, vintage radios to pop art prints, the exhibition will feature excerpts of collections from Melissa & Erick Mischke, Jeff Ward, Cary Einhaus & Jim Mills, Ingrid Bryan, Lamont Gallery, PEA department of Classical Languages, Bruce Phillips of Radio Orphanage, John Sideli, Jeff Phillips’ Lost & Found: The Search for Harry Edna, the American Independence Museum, and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, along with a participatory sonic sculpture by Democracy of Sound (Exeter). The power of collections goes beyond the objects themselves: the tactile, textural qualities of objects hold and honor our life experience. Jung Mi Lee and Jon Sakata will offer a meditation on the sensorial-as-collection in a site-specific installation, temps s(a/e)ns Netz. And, taking inspiration from the Significant Objects project, the exhibition will include singular objects and their stories from PEA community members. Open House is an invitation: to experience the generosity of a collection shared, to consider questions of value, meaning, and personal history, and to delight in the new narratives that emerge when collections intersect and intermingle.

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* Annual Family Winter FestivalAnnual Family Winter Festival

Time: 2:00 pm

Annual Family Winter Festival Post-holiday blues? The Friends of the East Kingston Public Library’s Family Winter Fest will get you back into the swing of things! Join us on Sunday, January 25th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the East Kingston Library, 47 Maplevale Road, East Kingston, NH for an afternoon of winter activities and live music. Ellen Carlson and Jim Prendergast will present an array of musical styles in a upbeat program of fiddling and strumming. Performing on fiddle for over 35 years, Ellen has studied numerous styles, such as bluegrass, Irish, old-time, country, swing, Canadian and others. She is also the leader of the NH Fiddle Ensemble. Jim, an accomplished guitarist and mandolin player, is a Nashville transplant who has recorded with some of the best musicians in the city. In addition, Ellen’s young girl group, Tangled Strings, will appear in a guest performance. Kids activities will include crafts, face painting and hay rides. Bring a hat, scarf, items for face, etc. to create your amazing snow man for the snow man competition (weather permitting!). Toast some marshmallows on the fire pit (weather permitting) and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or hot cider. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Help us make this third annual event another huge success.

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* 2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees2-4-1 Tuesdays at 900 Degrees

Time: 5:00 pm

2-4-1 Tuesdays buy one signature pizza get the second one for free! Some restrictions apply see website for details. This event is EVERY Tuesday. 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 1 Brickyard Square Epping, NH 03042 (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com

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* POSTPONED Economic Forecast POSTPONED Economic Forecast

Time: 7:30 am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 4, 2015. Economic Forecast Breakfast Forum Scheduled for January 28 (Exeter, NH) – The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Exeter Inn from 7:30-9 a.m. Featured speaker Dennis Delay an economist at the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, will offer insights into New Hampshire’s economic forecast for 2015. Delay Mr. Delay is also the New Hampshire Forecast Manager for the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing objective economic analyses and forecasts. Mr. Delay is an adjunct professor at New England College teaching health care economics and statistics. This popular event is sponsored by: Exeter Hospital; Donahue, Tucker and Ciandella; and Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, P.A. Advance registration is recommended. Cost is in advance, at the door. Fee includes light continental breakfast. The Exeter Inn is located at 90 Front Street in Exeter. Register online at www.exeterarea.org or call the Chamber at (603)772-2411.

* Small Business FinanceSmall Business Finance

Time: 6:00 pm

SCORE, volunteer counselors to America’s small business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will conduct an in-depth workshop on how to start or grow a small business: Title: Small Business Finance: What You Need to Know Date: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, 6pm to 9pm. Location: SCORE, 215 Commerce Way, Suite 420, Portsmouth, NH Sponsor: Federal Savings Bank Current and potential small business owners are invited to this easy to understand introduction to the essentials of small business finances. You’ll learn how to perform quick “back of the envelope” calculations to see if an idea might be profitable and you’ll learn how to understand financial statements including the income statement, the cash flow statement, and the balance sheet. Attendees will also get a chance to “follow the money” with real-world examples of financials from small businesses like yours. Thanks to generous support from our sponsor, we are able to offer this workshop free of charge. SCORE continues to provide individualized business counseling free of charge and attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free follow-up counseling session. For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at (603) 433-0575 or visit our website at seacoast.score.org.

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