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The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping you communicate information, changes and adjustments in your business operations during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Here you will find what changes local member businesses are making to their every day procedures to operate safely during COVID-19.

Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

Access Sports Medicine is offering telehealth visits to patients who are unable to come in for an office visit. Recognized as an essential business, the Exeter, Portsmouth, and Dover offices will remain open for urgent appointments. To alleviate crowding at local urgent care facilities and emergency rooms, the Exeter and Portsmouth Access Walk-In-Care locations will also remain open. In addition, the x-ray and imaging departments will be available to patients. For more information visit www.accesssportsmed.com or call (603)330-3888.

Admiral Climate Control

Admiral Climate Control remains fully staffed and operational for your HVAC needs!  They continue to service and install equipment during this challenging time, as an essential business. They’ve implemented measures to protect the health of their customers and staff by adhering to local and federal guidelines. Therefore, the office is closed to the public as a precaution. Their office is staffed & accessible via phone and email, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. Call 603-330-3014 or visit them online at: www.admiralclimate.com.

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All Brite Cleaning and Restoration

Due to the current impact, uncertainty and stress around COVID-19, the All Brite team is well-equipped with the appropriate protective equipment, chemicals, air scrubbers, hydroxol and ULV foggers to help clean and sanitize areas of concern. If your business needs cleaning and sanitizing, call the All Brite Team: 603-524-4889 or visit: www.allbritecleaning.com

Amcomm Wireless - Verizon Wireless

Amcomm Wireless, located in the Rochester Crossing Plaza at 160 Washington St. Rochester, NH 03839 will be operating under temporarily revised hours. Monday through Saturday will be 10:00am-6:00pm, while Sunday hours are 12:00pm-4:00pm. Amcomm Wireless is currently offering waived activation fees, upgrade fees, & set up fees in effort to help those in need to communicate (Offer valid for a limited time.) For more information please call (603) 335-9200 or visit www.amcommwireless.com.

Arts In Reach

The AIR program has several virtual learning opportunities available and is staying in touch via social media and e-newsletters! Visit their Facebook page for details on their community Art Share program, Phenomenal Woman Project, or Performance Intensive! For more information visit artsinreach.org. You can reach them via email (info@artsinreach.org) or phone (603-433-4278), if you have questions or concerns.

Atlantic Broadband

In response to COVID-19, Atlantic Broadband until further notice will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, they will waive any late fees any residential or small business customers might normally incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. Atlantic Broadband, to protect against the spread of COVID-19, has shut down all service centers. They have online and digital self-service, as well as bill payment options that can be accessed from home. For information on the new Atlantic Broadband Internet Assist, Atlantic Broadband Business Assist, Free Virtual Extension, and Free Wifi Hotspots policies, click here. To contact Atlantic Broadband, call (833) 625-1219 or visit atlanticbb.com

Auger & Sons, Inc.

Auger & Sons, Inc. is open Tuesday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm. Call (603) 332-5572 for more information or visit them online at augerandsons.com.

Bank of New Hampshire

In response to the statewide impact of COVID-19, Bank of New Hampshire is donating $10,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank. These funds will be used to provide 20,000 meals to the one in nine men, women and children in New Hampshire who are food insecure during this difficult time. Click the image to read more. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.

Bernier Insurance, Inc.

Bernier Insurance Agency will be closed to in-person visits through the end of May, but is reachable via phone or email. Call (603)335-2345 or email info@bernierins.com for service. Visit their website for more details. www.bernierinsurance.com

Blue Seal Feeds & Needs

Blue Seal Feeds & Needs is now offering curbside pickup. Call in your order to the store, pay over the phone, and your order will be loaded into the bed of your truck or trunk of your vehicle. For more information call (603)332-4122 or visit www.bluesealstores.com

Bonney Staffing Center

Bonney Staffing Center has several immediate job openings in the Seacoast area. Though their office is closed to walk in visits, apply online today at www.bonneystaffing.com or call (603)430-2121.

BootLegger's Footwear Center

BootLegger's Footwear Center stores in New Hampshire are now open to the public! Their hours are Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:30pm and Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. They are still offering FREE shipping, curbside pickup, and now online shopping! Visit their Facebook page or their website at bootleggersfootwear.com for more information, updates or to place an order for curbside pick-up or delivery, email info@bootleggersfootwear.com or call 1-800-539-1407.

Branyen Insurance Agency

Branyen Insurance Agency is maintaining normal business operations with office hours from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday (also available for appointment outside those hours). For more information call (603)994-8383 or email gary@branyeninsurance.com

Broadview Animal Hospital

Broadview Animal Hospital, in response to the developing events related to COVID-19, will only be performing low contact curbside visits as clients will not be allowed inside the hospital. (See Broadview's facebook page for specifics on appointments, surgery & drop offs, prescription and food pick ups or mailed medications at Broadview Animal Hospital Facebook Page) At this time, their hours remain the same. Visit their website for more information www.broadviewvet.com

City of Rochester

The City of Rochester has determined to close all city owned facilities to the public. City services and offices will still be staffed and accessible via phone, email and online services. All City Meetings Have Been Postponed Until Further Notice. For more information and updates, visit: www.rochesternh.net

COAST

Effective Monday, June 1, COAST will resume service on Route 41cc, and transition Route 40 and 41 from the current Saturday schedule to a new reduced weekday schedule. For a full list of resumed COAST services visit www.coastbus.org/COVID-19. You can also view the guidelines for safe travel with COAST on their website at coastbus.org.

Comcast Business

Comcast is dedicated to ensuring their network is set up for all to be able to access the internet. They are offering 2 months free to anyone who qualifies as low income or receives some sort of government assistance through their Internet Essentials program. For more information visit internetessentials.com or call 1-855-8-INTERNET.

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAPSC) is open to assist people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Help is available to anyone in Strafford County and is wide ranging. Those seeking assistance are asked to call 603-435-2448 or email COVID19@straffordcap.org, and visit www.straffordcap.org and the agency’s Facebook page (@capofstraffordcounty) for the latest service updates. CAPSC is located at 577 Central Avenue, Suite 10 in Dover. Click on the flyer for more information.

ConvenientMD Urgent Care

ConvenientMD Urgent Care is available for you, in clinic or via Virtual Urgent Care (VUC). ConvenientMD is now offering COVID-19 testing for any patients showing symptoms of COVID-19. They are also testing asymptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers and anyone who has had close contact with someone who is confirmed to be COVID-19 positive. See the attached flyer to view an informational piece about what ConvenientMD is doing at this time to provide urgent care services to the communities they serve. Visit their Facebook page here for more information.

Cornerstone VNA

The Frisbie Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board is pleased to announce that it has passed the torch of their annual Lights of Love event to Cornerstone VNA. Lights of Love, an annual event founded in 1986 by Jane Cooper Fall, welcomes community members to pay tribute to the people who have had a special impact on their lives. The 34th Annual Lights of Love Celebration will take place on December 2nd at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Conference Center in Rochester. Visit cornerstonevna.org/lightsoflove for more information.
Please visit https://cornerstonevna.org/covid-19/ to see how Cornerstone VNA is responding to COVID-19, and contact them at 4info@cornerstonevna.org if you have a business that can be included as a helpful resource for our patients and families.

Country Tire & Service Center

Country Tire & Service is open for business, servicing all of your automotive needs.  While they have changed their hours, they are offering "Free Pickup and Delivery" to customers in their local service area. Call 603-948-1112 for scheduling, or visit them online at www.mycountry.com.  Be safe, everyone!!

Daystar, Inc.

Daystar, Inc. remains fully staffed and operational and, as an essential business, remains open through the Governor's Stay-at-Home order. However, they are taking measures to protect the health of their team. The physical Daystar office is staffed by a few key members, but the door is locked to the public. If you need to come to the physical office, please call ahead of time. Additionally, although their Help Desk and Centralized Services are fully remote, they are available to go onsite for projects and support. All onsite engineers are monitored and take necessary precautions. For more information visit https://daystarinc.com/ or call (603)766-5924.

The Chamber wishes to thank Daystar, Inc. for presenting our recent webinar on How to Work Remote Like a Pro.

To watch this webinar that includes Daystar's tips and other valuable information on "How To Work Remote Like A Pro" click here!

Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County

DALC classes have moved online until May 4th. For now, enrichment classes are cancelled. If you need ESL (English as a Second Language) or academic skills help or want to learn more about HiSET and testing, digital literacy or career pathways, please contact Dover Adult Learning Center at DALC@doveradultlearning.org or call the office Monday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm at (603) 742-1030.

Eversource

Eversource in response to COVID-19 is doing the following:
  • Postponing disconnections for nonpayment.
  • Online and mobile tools are available to help customers conduct business and customer service agents are available to speak with by phone. Their mobile app allows customers to easily check their account and pay their bill.
  • Posted information about scam activity on their website, eversource.com. Eversource never asks customers for personal information over the phone and does not accept payments via gift cards or other common tools used by scammers.
  • Eversource is also providing extended payment arrangements for small business customers.
Visit their website, eversource.com, for the latest COVID-19 customer information. Customers are also encouraged to call and speak with a customer service representative.

Financial Institutions

Below are links to information and updates from our Chamber Member financial institutions on changes in operation due to COVID-19.

First Seacoast Bank

First Seacoast Bank drive-thru windows remain open. As they take precautionary measures to respond to COVID-19, temporary changes have been made to branch lobby access and business hours. To learn more visit their COVID-19 Resource page at www.firstseacoastbank.com/covid-19. If COVID-19 has adversely impacted you or your business, First Seacoast Bank is here to help. Visit their COVID-19 Relief page at www.firstseacoastbank.com/covid-19-loan-relief. For more information call 603-332-3740 or email customercare@firstseacoastbank.com. Stay connected by following First Seacoast Bank on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

Healey Auto Repair

Healey Auto Repair remains open for sales and service and is taking necessary precautions. Call (603) 332-2287 or visit healeyautorepair.com for more information.

Hervey's Tire Co., Inc.

Hervey’s Tire Company remains open at their regular hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm. Call (603)332-5420 or visit herveystire.com for more information.

Independence Financial Advisors, LLC

The safety, health and well-being of our customers, employees and communities is very important to us. Independence Financial Advisors is considered an essential business.  Although our office has been closed for face to face meetings,  we are  maintaining normal business operations with office hours from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  We are available by phone at 603-335-0206 or by e-mail (gatehouse@ifa-nh.com or wing@ifa-nh.com) or virtual meeting.  Call 603-335-0206 to schedule a convenient time.

Jewelry Creations

Jewelry Creations will be reopening on May 11, 2020! They will be limiting the number of customers in the store to four, as well as wearing cloth masks and a providing a self-serve sanitization station. They are encouraging appointments and still offering online shopping and curbside pick-up. For more information call (603) 749-3129 or visit www.jewelrycreationsinc.com.

LifeBalance Counseling Coaching and Wellness

LifeBalance Counseling, Coaching and Wellness has moved to virtual services. They provide Telehealth (HIPAA compliant video messaging) to clients within New Hampshire. (***due to state specific licensing we can only use telehealth with clients in NH.) These services are covered by your insurance company. Use this link to contact LifeBalance's trained staff to get set up with services: https://intakeq.com/new/mc6adg ; For more information, visit their website at www.lifebalalcecoachnh.com, email info@lifebalancecoachnh.com or call 603-332-8000 ext 2#.

Lilac Printing & Graphic Design

Lilac Printing and Graphic Design will be closed to walk-in customers until further notice, but is still actively accepting and printing orders on a daily basis. Please call (603)332-0511 or email LilacPrinting@Yahoo.com to place an order. In order to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines, please call ahead before picking up an order, and it will be ready for you outside the door. Lilac Printing and Graphic Design's hours from now until May 4 will be 10 - 2 Monday - Friday. If you need to drop off or pick up an order outside of those times, contact them at (603)332-0511 or LilacPrinting@Yahoo.com.

NECC Boats

NECC Boats are opening up the office to visits from the public with SOCIAL DISTANCING in effect on May 4. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask during a visit feel free to do so. They will be keeping their distance from all visitors. NECC Boats still recommends calling, emailing or using Facebook messanger to contact them before coming in and scheduling an appointment.
SKEETER and G3 are resuming production as of 5/4 and operations will take some time to ramp back up and catch up on any backlogs with parts and boat production but at least they are back to work. For more information call (603) 332-5739 or visit www.neccboats.com

Nippo Lake Golf Club

In accordance with Governor Sununu's Stay at Home 2.0 Order, Nippo Lake Golf Club will be able to open to Members and New Hampshire residents on May 11, 2020. They will be following the golf safety guidelines posted on the governor's website at www.governor.nh.gov. Paid members of Nippo Lake Golf Club will be able to make their tee times online 8 days in advance beginning on Sunday, May 3rd and all other P.G.A.’s and NH residential Guests can make tee times 7 days in advance. If you are looking to purchase a Full Golf Membership or Prepaid Greens Account (P.G.A.) Membership, email Chris Mowers at chris@nippolake.com to setup a time to pay over the phone. For more information visit nippolake.com

Potter's House Bakery & Cafe

Potter's House Bakery & Cafe's hours are temporarily changing to Tuesday-Friday from 7:00am-5:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm. Visit their Facebook page here for more details.

Renaissance Signs

Renaissance Signs remains open for business.  Door handles, restrooms, and our shop in general have been cleaned and disinfected to mitigate the risk.  Renaissance requests that you call ahead before coming in: 603-335-4116.  Visit them online for more information at http://www.rensigns.com/.

RiverStones Custom Framing

RiverStones Custom Framing will be temporarily closing due to COVID-19 until further notice. However, while closed, Riverstones Custom Framing will be posting photos of unique, locally hand-crafted gift items for sale on their facebook page for those who wish to purchase them. Visit their facebook page here for more information and updates.

Rochester Country Club

In accordance with Governor Sununu's Stay at Home 2.0 Order, Rochester Country Club will be able to open to Members and New Hampshire residents on May 11, 2020. They will be following the golf safety guidelines posted on the governor's website at www.governor.nh.gov. Paid members of Rochester Country Club will be able to make their tee times online 8 days in advance beginning on Sunday, May 3rd and all other P.G.A.’s and NH residential Guests can make tee times 7 days in advance. If you are looking to purchase a Full Golf Membership or Prepaid Greens Account (P.G.A.) Membership, email Mitch Jefferson at mjefferson15@yahoo.com to setup a time to pay over the phone. For more information visit rochestercc.com.

Rochester Opera House

For the health and safety of the public, The Rochester Opera House will be postponing several upcoming shows and events. Patrons from postponed or cancelled shows will be issued gift cards or ticket transfers to future shows. All postponed shows have yet to be rescheduled. The Box Office and Business Office will also be closed to the public until further notice. For more information, visit: www.rochesteroperahouse.com

Rochester Public Library

The Rochester Public Library has announced that it is currently closed to the public. ​There will be no overdue fines, and due dates will be extended. Please do not return items in the book drops. Thank you for your understanding and patience. You can still enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music with your library card through Hoopla, Libby and Overdrive! You can also join Virtual Common Threads on Mondays from 10-11am. For more updates and information as it becomes available, visit: www.rpl.lib.nh.us

Rte. 125 R.V. & Marine

Rte. 125 R.V. & Marine, in response to COVID-19 will be closed to public access. Their office is staffed & accessible via phone, email & online services Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM. Call 603-335-0112 or visit: www.TheRoadIsCalling.com for more information.

Seacoast SCORE

Seacoast SCORE is open for business!

However, to protect our clients and volunteers, for the time being, our office in Portsmouth is NOT OPEN. Instead, we are providing virtual services: mentoring, on-line live workshops and all our regular resources using audio and video conferencing.  The success of your small business is important to us. With the recent news and concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are sharing the latest business guidance, assistance and resources. Please read the following important update to Seacoast SCORE operations now in effect.

In-Person Events Are Suspended: Seacoast SCORE On-line Support Is live and available

The health of small business owners, their employees and our network of volunteers is our top priority. Effective immediately, Seacoast SCORE has suspended in-person events, including mentoring sessions and workshops, until further notice.

Local Workshops. Our upcoming workshops are being re-formatted to be held as live on-line workshops with our local mentors and subject matter experts here in the Seacoast SCORE chapter. If you’ve recently registered for a workshop, you will receive a status update soon. You can also contact us at the email address below if you have any questions.

Mentoring Sessions. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email and video conference (Zoom, Skype). If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions. If you don’t already have a mentor, you can find a business mentor today.

Sherwin-Williams Co.

Sherwin-Williams is open for curbside service only. Call in and pick up your orders. For more information, visit them online at www.sherwin-williams.com, call them at (603) 332-5107 or see their Facebook page.

SOS Recovery Community Organization

SOS Recovery Community Organization announced that there are still plenty of services available in the realm of Recovery Support during this trying time. SOS has many different kinds of virtual meetings available all day and into the night through this link: https://straffordrecovery.org/virtual-meetings/. The Dover location is staffed, and although not open to the general public, is available to answer phones and provide one on one help to anyone seeking it Monday - Saturday 9am-8pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm. They can be reached at 603-841-2350. For more information, visit straffordrecovery.org

Spaulding Composites

Spaulding Composites is open and running and currently hiring local talent to keep their customers operating. As an "Essential Supplier" to the medical, military and defense industries, they will always be the last line of manufacturers to close in an emergency. They are operating under the strictest guidelines to keep themselves and the community safe. Call 603-330-8009 for more information or visit https://spauldingcom.com/.

Spring Village at Dover

Spring Village at Dover, an assisted living community specializing in memory care, is accepting new residents and ready to help you navigate this difficult time. Call for a Live Virtual Tour at 603.842.4908 or visit their website where you will find a virtual tour, photo gallery, and information on the services they offer. And, if you are looking for a job that offers you the opportunity to feel good being of service to our senior population, contact them via their website or Facebook.

Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen will reopen their Rochester NH location on Monday, May 11, 2020. In the meantime, their website is still there for all your pantry needs: www.stonewallkitchen.com. They look forward to seeing you on the web and on May 11!

Studley Flower Gardens, Inc.

Studley Flower Gardens is open for drive-up or delivery! Home or Business delivery is currently available and you can opt for notice of arrival so the flowers can be left on your porch. Studley's is also accepting floral orders online and by phone. Most of their inventory can be shopped online, and they're accepting email and phone orders for all plants. Customer's have the option of curbside pickup and local delivery. For more information, call Studley's at 603-332-4565 or visit them at www.studleys.com

Tanya Lee Hervey Photography

Tanya Lee Hervey Photography is open for head shots on site (at your place of business), outdoor portrait sessions, and online photography instruction. For more information, visit: www.tanyaleehervey.com
or call: (603)842-2608

The Closet Connection

The Close Connection is open and following the CDC protocols methodically. As such, they are accepting projects in any homes that are not under quarantine. Contact them for a new home office, replace your wire shelving, upgrade a closet or do any specialty renovation. For more information call (603)742-1131, email tonywold@theclosetconnection.com or visit www.theclosetconnection.com.

The Closet Connection photo updates

The Farmer's Kitchen

The Farmer's Kitchen will open Thursday May 14 for takeout and will be open from 6:30 am-1:00 pm! View their website here for more information, or visit their Facebook page.

The Links at Outlook Golf Course

The Links at Outlook Golf Course in Maine is currently open only to York County Maine residents at this time. Golfers must call for a tee time at 207-384-GOLF(4653). For more information visit outlookgolf.com.

The Rochester Voice

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Rochester Voice will be adjusting The Voice’s annual subscription rate from $60 to $10 to help ensure Rochester area residents can get daily news updates about the crisis and all the other news from around the city. The cost breaks down to about 2.74 cents a day. The price is good for a full year, and the deal will remain in effect until all states of emergency are lifted. The Rochester Voice is also adjusting its ad pricing schedule to help businesses affected by the governor’s shutdown of restaurant dine-in business and other retail businesses. Effective now the runtime of paid advertising will not start until the state of emergency in New Hampshire is lifted, however your ad will be put online immediately. Remember you can change your ad’s message anytime at no cost. “Now, as president of The Rochester Voice, we think it’s time to do something for the businesses we depend on for our bottom line,” said Martha Soto Galicia. For more information or to schedule a telephonic appointment email editor Harrison Thorp at therochestervoice@aol.com. For more info call 207.432.2218 or visit www.therochestervoice.com
The Rochester Voice

Martha Soto Galicia, President of the Rochester Voice

The Triangle Club

The Triangle Club will remain temporarily closed to in person meetings. We know how much we are needed and cannot wait to reopen as soon as the CDC determines it is safe for our patrons and staff. Please continue to check our website https://www.triangleclubdovernh.org/  and on Facebook for updates and links to online meetings.

Tresses Hair Salon

Tresses Hair Salon & Spa will be reopening on May 11, 2020 and following the guidelines set by Stay at Home Order 2.0. Due to the large number of appointments that needed to be rescheduled, Tresses will be taking appointments only and some stylists have been forced to change their hours and days due to the restrictions. Tresses is reachable at (603)332-6700 or via email at tresses@metrocast.net. Monitor updates from Tresses as they become available at Tresses Hair Salon & Spa.

Upala Yoga & Wellness Arts

Upala Yoga & Wellness Arts has temporarily cancelled all in-studio classes to help limit the spread of viruses in the community and is exploring online alternatives for classes. For more information on updates as they become available, visit: www.upala.org/copy-of-home or visit their facebook page here.

Waste Management of NH/ME

Waste Management is now hiring Diesel Mechanics and CDL Drivers in Rochester, NH! The CDL positions offer $3000 Sign on Bonuses. Waste Management has found that veterans are a great fit in their organization - in fact, one in twelve of their employees are former military.  They encourage any and all qualified veteran's to apply online at https://careers.wm.com/frontlineoperations/us/en

WorkReady NH

WorkReadyNH is rolling out an online program! Course topics include:Building a Personal Profile, Showcasing Your Skills, Employer Expectations, Communication Strategies, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Building Better Teams, Customer Service, Conflict Resolution, Business Ethics, Safety in the Workplace, Workplace Sensitivity, and Personal Brand.

For more information visit ccsnh.edu/WorkReadyNH or call 603-230-3534.

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