... visit, live, AND do business!
Every month, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business After Hours event that is hosted by one or more Chamber members. It is a great opportunity for Chamber members to meet one another, learn about what the host business(es) have to offer, and generally network with others in the area. Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting the Chamber's May event. We were thrilled to have more than 30 Chamber members attend, sample our tasty treats, and enjoy a first-hand look at the B&B. We had been hoping for nice weather (in other words, no rain) and we got it, but what we hadn't counted on was temperatures around 90 degrees (pretty unusual for NH in mid/late-May). The upside was that the warm weather encouraged folks to wander outside towards the breezy shade near the river where they could truly experience the unique setting we have here. For food, we sampled variations of some of our breakfast offerings including two vegetable frittatas and maple kielbasa on mini-buttermilk biscuits, and snacks including peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (see our January '08 blog posting for the recipe) and homemade carrot cake. The maple kielbasa is something new we've just added to our breakfast offerings (from Fox Country Smokehouse in Canterbury, NH), and with the positive feedback we received, it is definitely a keeper! Many thanks to photographer Annie Card for taking photos (including the ones above) and to the Chamber for the opportunity to host the event last week!
As a special bonus for Chamber members, there was a second Business After Hours event this month which was hosted last night by the Monadnock Summer Lyceum at the historical Unitarian-Universalist Church in downtown Peterborough. The Lyceum, which dates back to 1829, brings in speakers on a wide variety of topics including social, political, scientific, and cultural subjects. In addition to the live, Sunday morning presentation (free and open to the public), the lectures are recorded and broadcast on the following Saturday on NHPR. This year's season will begin on June 28 with a talk by Rona Zlokower, MCM, titled "Youth and Media: Benefit vs. Peril". For more information, please visit the Monadnock Summer Lyceum's website at www.monadnocklyceum.org.