The Alton Business Association passed updated 2020 Bylaws at their January meeting, including the passing of the Committee Addendum which outlined several new committees to support community initiatives and goals within the Alton Business Association. Those interested in joining a committee should reach out to the ABA at info@altonbusinessassociation.com

Community Initiatives Committees

These committees are appointed by the Chairperson to further the community initiatives decided upon by the Board of Directors. These committees meet monthly, coordinate with the Fundraising Director to solicit community funding, and develop long-term strategic initiatives to further the Association’s influence in the community.

The Beautification Committee. The Beautification Committee meets monthly to execute the strategic vision determined in collaboration with the Board of Directors. Their focus is on creating areas within the community that visually communicate our values and investment in the community. The Beautification Committee is led by volunteer members of the Association, but will collaborate with other organizations, businesses, and entities within the community to achieve goals.

The Education Committee. The Education Committee shall work as a liaison between the Association and the school and educational communities to promote working relations between the entities and to provide information about said entities to one another. They will facilitate support by the Association for educational activities in the community.

The Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee will be responsible for the selection of student(s) from Prospect Mountain High School for an annual college scholarship. The Scholarship Committee will ensure that scholarship recipients meet requirements as determined by the Board of Directors and embody the values of the Association. The Scholarship Committee will be made up entirely of volunteer Association members.

The Government Relations Committee. The Government Relations Committee shall work as a liaison between the municipal, state, and federal government and the Association to promote working relations between the entities and to provide information to the Association relating to governmental activities and initiatives pertinent to the Members.

 

Event Committees

Throughout the year the Association sponsors many community events. As such, the Chairperson has appointed several Event Committees to plan and execute these events to further the mission of the Association through collaboration with town departments, businesses, and other entities. The Event Committees generally will meet weekly or bi-weekly for one to two months leading up to an event.

The Old Home Day Committee. The Old Home Day Committee organizes, plans, and executes the Old Home Day Parade that takes place in August of every year. This includes activities such as fundraising, soliciting sponsorships, community participation, float design, and more.  In addition to the parade, The Old Home Day Committee also coordinates with town departments and other organizations to evaluate other opportunities for the Association to participate in the annual festivities.

The Harvest Happenings Committee. The Harvest Happenings Committee organizes, plans, and executes the Harvest Happenings event that takes place in October of every year. This includes activities such as fundraising, soliciting sponsorships, community participation, and more. The Committee also coordinates with town departments and other organizations to evaluate other opportunities for the Association to participate in the annual festivities.

The Light Up Night / Festival of Trees Committee. The Light Up Night / Festival of Trees Committee organizes, plans, and executes the Light Up Night event and any other associated holiday events that takes place in December of every year. This includes activities such as fundraising, soliciting sponsorships, community participation, and more. The Committee also coordinates with town departments and other organizations to evaluate other opportunities for the Association to participate in the annual festivities.

The Winter Carnival Committee. The Winter Carnival Committee organizes, plans, and executes the Winter Carnival event that takes place in February of every year. This includes activities such as fundraising, soliciting sponsorships, community participation, and more. The Committee also coordinates with town departments and other organizations to evaluate other opportunities for the Association to participate in the annual festivities.

 

Anyone interested in joining any of our Community or Event Committees should reach out to us at info@altonbusinessassociation.com or via social media.

The Alton Business Association works to promote the commercial interests and welfare of Alton, New Hampshire and the surrounding area, by supporting new and existing businesses.  Working with community members and municipal representatives, we promote local economic development and enhanced quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Alton Business Association

PO Box 1641
Alton, NH 03809

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