January News

A few words from our ABA Chair, Christy Painchaud

Well it’s still not too late to say Happy New Year, right?! I hope everyone is peacefully settling in their new groove for 2021! As we embark on the new year, we tend to reflect on the past year and maybe look at ways we could improve or expand in the future (or some may just stay the course and that’s ok too)!  I know I’m doing this personally, with my businesses and under my volunteer duties as the ABA Chair.  With that said, I’m happy to announce the ABA Board of Directors have worked together to implement new initiatives for our members and community residents to benefit from.  Not only are we committed to keeping our event traditions alive (with virtual modifications), we’ve rolled out a monthly business tip/marketing advice blog post (also featured in our monthly newsletter) and we’re also starting a new monthly member meeting format with a member speaker at the end of each meeting.  We’re hopeful this will offer an opportunity for members to learn or listen to something new from another member and we’re hoping guests will join in as well.  We’re hopeful this initiative will highlight the talented business owners and services offered in our community and how when we come together, we can build stronger businesses which leads to a more resilient community!

I wish all of our members, subscribers and community followers health & happiness in the New Year and remember if you can be anything,

BE KIND! ~Christy

Please WELCOME our newest January members: 

James Slater with Aflac
Mt. Major Tech
Gilmanton Community Farmers Market Association

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




Due to Covid-19 safety precautions we will not be able to host this large scale fundraising event in the form that we typically do. With that said, we are still committed to bringing some WINTER FUN(raising) to our community!!

We’ll be offering smaller (safer) sponsored events featuring an Ice Sculpture Walking Tour, Bob House Decorating Contest AND a VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING RAFFLE, with amazing products, services and gift certificates donated from members and surrounding businesses.

Winter Carnival Events Include:
*Ice Sculpture Walking Tour in Alton Bay
*Bob House Decorating Contest– fill out the registration form here to enter by February 12
*Our VIRTUAL Fundraising RAFFLE, with amazing prizes donated from our members and local businesses! This on-line raffle will run from February 7-14th from our website, www.adamc369.sg-host.com (stay tuned to our website and our event page for up to date details).
* The Alton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Snow Shoe Hike (weather permitting) on Sunday, February 14 at 10:00a.m. at the Morse Preserve/Pine Mountain, located on Avery Hill Road, off of Alton Mountain Road. For more information and/or to register contact parksrec@alton.nh.gov or 875-0109.  Register by February 11.
*ABA Table on the Ice for brief time to announce Virtual Raffle & Bob House Winner(s)
*Virtual events may be added, so stay tuned to our Facebook Event Page and website

A huge THANK YOU to our growing event sponsors and raffle donations: Alton Circle GroceryShibley’s at the PierAlton ExcavationKatie’s KitchenDocksideHannafordInspiration for OrganizationCatchpennyLakeside Smiles Pediatric DentistryK-9 Kreations By the BaySeacoast Spine & Sports Injuries ClinicLake Life Brand and Simple Beautiful Nails by Jennifer Osgood!

Our sponsor list is still growing and If you’re interested in a supporting a great cause and giving back to your community we’re still looking for local businesses and organizations to sponsor ice sculptures and donate raffle items. Please email us at info@altonbusinessassociation.com if you’re interested in participating in sponsorship opportunities, deadline is February 1st!  

Stay informed and Read more of our January Newsletter here!

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