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New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors

New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors | askNH | Scoop.it

NH Granite State Ambassadors - NH's Information Specialists...working and volunteering at visitor centers throughout New Hampshire. 

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Travel Talk: Get to know your city at Concord’s visitors’ center

Travel Talk: Get to know your city at Concord’s visitors’ center | askNH | Scoop.it
When Bud and I travel – whether abroad or even in the great state of New Hampshire – we always
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Great example of a Vistor Center that works for our guests! #ConcordNH #NHGSA

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Final NH4TH Promo Video

Where will you be shopping this weekend? Why not make it a great experience at the NEW NH for the Holidays at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Manchester NH! And while you are there, come have your gifts wrapped by the Granite State Ambassadors ~ and give the gift of a donation to our non-profit, charitable organization. Happy Holidays! [PS:The voice on this video is non other that our very own Naomi Halter, NHGSA Special Events & Activities Manager]

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NH Visitor Center News: Australian’s Lost Gemstone Found by NHGSAs

A heart warming story of loss, found, and a vacation memory.

 

"On October 2, Granite State Ambassadors (GSAs) at the Manchester Information Center (MIC) located at the corner of Elm and Merrimack Streets, in Manchester NH, exceeded visitor expectations once again.

  The GSAs not only assisted visitors from Australia in finding the best foliage spots to visit during their stay, but they were also able to recover a lost gemstone for the couple."   Click the link above to read more...
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Nation's first votes: Obama, Romney tie

Nation's first votes: Obama, Romney tie | askNH | Scoop.it
Ten voters in the tiny village of Dixville Notch, N.H., cast the first Election Day votes of the 2012 general elections. President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney tied with five votes each.
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New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors is 2012 Volunteer Champion Award Recipient

New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors is 2012 Volunteer Champion Award Recipient | askNH | Scoop.it

Manchester, New Hampshire – October 12, 2012 – New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors (NHGSA), “New Hampshire’s Information Specialists” has received recognition by Volunteer NH as an organization depicting volunteerism at its best.

 

NHGSA will be receiving a Volunteer Champion Award at the 2012 Spirit of New Hampshire Awards Ceremony on Thurs., Oct.18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.

 

Tiffany Eddy of WMUR-TV is emcee for the evening. Dean Kamen, founder of Deka Research & Development and FIRST will give a keynote speech.

 

NH Granite State Ambassadors is one of eighteen organizations out of more than 100 nominees to receive this 2012 recognition.

 

NH Granite State Ambassadors trains volunteers, industry professionals, and NH residents as “New Hampshire Information Specialists.” GSAs volunteer and staff NH member visitor centers, special events, hotels, chambers, restaurants, real estate offices, and more.

 

Since 1996, NHGSA has certified more than 1,200 ambassadors who have provided over $3.4 million in hospitality value through 170,000 hours of volunteer service at welcome and information centers throughout the state.

 

In 2011, NHGSA volunteers served 16,596 hours and assisted 97,154 guests at 32 centers and events and served an estimated 1,000,000 guests in the New Hampshire Building at the September 2011 Eastern States Exposition.

 

For more information about the Volunteer NH award ceremony, go to http://volunteernh.org/. Questions about the 2012 Spirit of New Hampshire Awards Ceremony can be directed to Volunteer NH by calling 603.271.7200.

 

 

About Granite State Ambassadors, Inc. (www.nhgsa.org)

Granite State Ambassadors, Inc. adds value to state agencies, local businesses, and individuals through a training and service support network that sustains and enhances the New Hampshire experience. Over the past decade, GSAs have worked tirelessly to promote and protect our sense of place by valuing both built and natural environments, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of residents and guests alike. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, we serve hundreds of travel and tourism related businesses, including key partners, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development.

 

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Contact: Judi Window, CEO/Founder

Email: ceo@nhgsa.com

Phone: 603.621.0638

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Volunteer at the Big E in the NH Building > Home

Volunteer at the Big E in the NH Building > Home | askNH | Scoop.it

Volunteer at the Big E in the NH Building's New Hampshire booth welcome 1,000,000 guests in 17 days! Learn more...

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GSA Recommendation When Visiting NH

GSA Recommendation When Visiting NH | askNH | Scoop.it

Visiting New Hampshire? Our Granite State Ambassadors are busy scoping out the very best ideas for you. "GSAs" can be found at Visitor Information Centers around the state to help you in person or from our Virtual Visitor Center at http://www.askNH.com

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NH Maple Experience: The sugar maple's gift to autumn: crisp color

NH Maple Experience: The sugar maple's gift to autumn: crisp color | askNH | Scoop.it

There is, perhaps, no more splendid time to visit The Rocks Estate and the New Hampshire Maple Experience than during the color explosion of autumn. The Maple Museum is open through Columbus Day for self-guided tours that will bring visitors into a landscape of color to the museum and sugar house, contained in one of many carefully restored historic buildings at The Rocks. 

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The Farm...the Market - Winterhill Farm

The Farm...the Market - Winterhill Farm | askNH | Scoop.it

DID YOU KNOW....

Winter Hill Farm is thrilled, relieved and otherwise more than ready to announce that our farm store had a "Soft" opening on Saturday August 4th. In stock that weekend was a range of local products including: in season fruits, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers, baked goods, bread, honey, maple, jams, jellies, preserves, fudge, eggs, grass fed beef, pastured pork, pastured poultry, hot sauce, mustards, body care products, art and opinions.

 

The IceStream at the store has been open for 1.5 weeks. We serve Granite State Ice Cream which is made right here in NH from Contoocook Creamery milk...also made in NH. Look for hand cut french fries made with local potatoes soon!!!

 

We will have a grand opening this fall...until then, stop in and check it out we'd love to see you.

 

Hours Sat & Sun 10 - 8
Mon - Fri 11- 8

 

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White Mountain Trail Mix

White Mountain Trail Mix | askNH | Scoop.it

White Mountain Trail Mix is a collaborative project of visual artist Xavier Cortada and composer Juan Carlos Espinosa to be created as part of an artist’s residency at the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. The artist residency is a collaboration of the White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. For more information about the residency, please scroll down or please visit: http://aannh.org

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Follow Me: Student Conservation Association

Follow Me: Student Conservation Association | askNH | Scoop.it

"Join us this summer as we follow the lives of SCA members from coast to coast. This year we will drop in on more than a dozen members from Bear Brook, NH to Kenai Fjords, AK"

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New Boston, NH Event Calendar - Events in New Boston, New Hampshire

New Boston, NH Event Calendar - Events in New Boston, New Hampshire | askNH | Scoop.it

Sometimes the smaller the town, the bigger their events.... New Boston is a beautiful, small, New Hampshire town, with wonderful family focused events for visitors and residents alike.

 

"Check out our New Boston events calendar to see what's happening in the New Boston, New Hampshire community now."

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Fosters.com - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME

Fosters.com - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME | askNH | Scoop.it

"Speakers spent time Monday and Tuesday presenting to the approximately 20 students what makes New Hampshire a great place to live, work, visit and explore, and officials from Dover discussed why the Garrison City is appealing."

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What a city, what hospitality, what a way to end our 2013 NHGSA training season!

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First in the Nation event! #FITNwomen

The New Hampshire Women's Initiative was very proud to have been a partner in this event, put on my the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, at the NH Institute of Politics, on December 6th!
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Another First in the Nation event - New Hampshire First!

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N.H. Tourism Officials Predict 6.7M Visitors Will Spend $860M This Winter

N.H. Tourism Officials Predict 6.7M Visitors Will Spend $860M This Winter | askNH | Scoop.it

"After a rough winter season last year, New Hampshire tourism officials predict nearly seven million people will visit the state between now and the end of February.

 

The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development says those tourists are expected to spend $860 million, which would be up by 9 percent over last year.

 

Those figures come from the Institute for New Hampshire Studies.

 

With historically low snow numbers last season, the ski and winter tourism industries took a financial hit. But Tourism spokesman Tai Freligh says it’s still early in the season and there’s no reason to think the same thing will happen again.

 

'A lot of the ski resorts are already open, a lot of them opened over the Thanksgiving holiday, and we’ve had some more open up. One of the things that’s great about the Northeast and New Hampshire specially is we have man-made snow and some of the best in the Northeast so I think we’re covered.'

 

Freligh says his office is working to get the word out earlier this year about snow on the slopes."

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday Regional Happenings!

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Regional Happenings! | askNH | Scoop.it

Here's a summary of Thanksgiving and Black Friday happenings from the Lake's Region of NH to help you kick off the Holiday Season! The information includes specials and to do's and travel info.

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NH Open Doors starts this weekend (Nov 3+4) - don't miss it

NH Open Doors starts this weekend (Nov 3+4) - don't miss it | askNH | Scoop.it

This weekend, discover the best New Hampshire has to offer during NH Open Doors, a self-guided touring and shopping event. During this weekend, artists, craftspeople, cultural organizations, retail shops, wineries, restaurants, lodging establishments and businesses are opening their doors and planning special activities for you! Download your passport today from the link above.

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NH's Route 3 Retro Tour Itinerary

Discover New Hampshire’s great destinations with a scenic drive along historic Route 3.

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NH tourism officials predict possible record Fall

NH tourism officials predict possible record Fall | askNH | Scoop.it
New Hampshire tourism officials are predicting an increase of visitors, spending and a possible record fall season. ...
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Our New Hampshire Friends

Our New Hampshire Friends | askNH | Scoop.it
A newspaper by Ask New Hampshire - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

 

Welcome to New Hampshire. Whether visiting here or living here you our specially chosen information will help make your time here more fun! @askNH is New Hampshire's Virtual Visitor Center staffed by Granite State Ambassadors "NH's Information Specialists" -- If you have a question, let us help you find the answer.

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Day in the Life of a Granite State Ambassador: 79th Annual Craftsmen's Fair

Day in the Life of a Granite State Ambassador: 79th Annual Craftsmen's Fair | askNH | Scoop.it

This year is the 79th Annual Craftsmen's Fair which takes place at Mount Sunapee Resort  and is put on by the League of NH Craftsman.Although a bit warm, they had a great first weekend. Sue Greenbaum and I worked a shift at the New London/Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce Information Booth and thoroughly enjoyed talking to a lot of folks who stopped by. Besides a wide range of questions about the region, we were also collecting surveys for the League and handing out water bottles to folks. Some of the people who were the most fun to talk to were those who were there for the first time and truly astounded by what a wonderful event it is. With over 350 Juried League members displaying their wares, its is really something you don't want to miss. The show runs through Sunday August 12th. 

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NH Covered Bridge Challenge

NH Covered Bridge Challenge | askNH | Scoop.it

Do you like covered bridges? If so, you might like this blog by two NH school teachers on a Covered Bridge Challenge this summer. Join them on their adventure! Thank you to our GSA Patricia S for sending us their link!

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SHAHEEN HOSTS NH BUSINESSES IN DC FOR GRANITE STATE SHOWCASE

This is a wonderful video of what New Hampshire has to offer -- Showcased in Washington DC.

 

"Senator Shaheen and the New Hampshire State Society hosted more than 20 New Hampshire businesses during the third annual Experience New Hampshire reception, ...

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Day in the Life of a Granite State Ambassador: Castle in the Clouds Offers an Authentic Look Back in Time

Day in the Life of a Granite State Ambassador: Castle in the Clouds Offers an Authentic Look Back in Time | askNH | Scoop.it

In the middle of the heat wave last week, the New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors trekked up the Ossipee Mountain Range to visit Castle in the Clouds, Tom and Olive Plant's mountaintop estate "Lucknow".

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