April News

A few words from our ABA Chair, Christy Painchaud

Ok Altonians… Spring has officially arrived and many of our seasonal businesses are reopening their doors and many of our year-round businesses are transitioning to their Spring and Summer hours.  Soooo PLEASE remember to SHOP AND SUPPORT LOCAL before driving out of town or shopping online! Like last month initiative, I’d like to challenge you to SPRING into a LOCAL NEW BUSINESS or RESTAURANT you haven’t visited or hired before. Be sure to snap a picture and share it with us or tag us so we can share your support with our community!

Also did you know our website has a business member directory?  So before you post on Facebook Group Page asking for business suggestions, please visit our business member directory and check our growing member list over over 70 businesses and nonprofit organizations.

We are also in the mist of planning the Old Home Day Parade in August, and are looking for volunteers to serve on that committee and help with planning!  Please email us if you’re interested and stay tuned for more parade participant and sponsor information.

Enjoy the warmer weather, hike a new trail in Alton and be safe to all our boaters out there!!  THANK YOU for being a part of AND supporting the ABA mission!  ~Christy

Please WELCOME our newest April Members: 

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care

As a way of giving back to the businesses who went above & beyond for the ABA over the past few years. The ABA Board of Directors voted to initiate an “ABA Honorary Membership”, which offers an annual free membership to selected business and nonprofit organizations.
This month the following businesses were selected:

American Legion- Alton Post #72


Prospect Mountain High School
Future Business Leaders of America 

Please view the links of our NEW MEMBERS and check out their businesses!  You never know when you can make a recommendation for a local business or service to someone, or better yet give them a call for your own needs!  
#belocal #buylocal #supportlocal
Congratulations to our ABA
“Alton Ice-Out Contest” Winner
Christine O’Brien! 
Ice-out was declared on April 5, 2021 @4:42 pm!
Congratulations to our Ice-Out Contest Winner,
Christine O’Brien, she is also a proud ABA Member with her business Christine O’Brien Real Estate LLC
She had the closest guess of April 5th @ 12:05 pm!
Pictured above accepting the Gift Basket for her is her son! 

Christine won a gift basket donated by the ABA and filled with local good from our ABA Members: a $20 gift card to Dockside, locally made goods from Always in Season, a ABA hat designed by Durkish Delights and a Covid Comeback Business Discount Card all filled in a beautiful basket purchased from Catchpenny!!

We had 104 guesses! 
Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest!!
Thank you for #beinglocal!

During our March Member Meeting we had a special visitor, Joanne Haight, Business Development Manager, from Team of Lakes Media LLC to discuss a Collaborative Radio Campaign for Alton and surrounding area businesses!
If you’re interested in joining the ABA to launch a “Shop & Support Local” radio campaign please email us for more information!

 The ABA is honored to announce a donation to the
Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center
a division of the
Granite State Children’s Alliance💙 We’re happy to support their mission to serve the children of
Belknap County, especially during the month of
April, for “Child Abuse Awareness Month”!

Do you know about NH “KNOW & TELL”?
If a child tells you that he or she has been hurt or you are concerned that a child may be the victim of any type of abuse or neglect, you are required to call the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Central Intake Unit at: Telephone: (800) 894-5533
Contact your local police department with urgent child abuse or neglect reports. Proof of abuse and neglect is not required to make a report and you may report confidentially.

Pictured Above: Christy Painchaud (ABA Chair), Center: Meghan Noyes (Director of Program Services- Granite State Children’s Alliance) and Right: Jennifer Azzara (ABA Secretary).

Learn what we’re all about and JOIN US on
May 13th @ 5:30 pm for our ABA Monthly Member Meeting, featuring Guest Speaker, Kelly Sullivan  of Alton Excavation 


READ MORE of our April Newsletter here!

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