Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce

A 7 day cruise aboard
The Norwegian Dawn

This luxurious ship will depart from Boston

and bring you to the

beautiful pink sandy beaches of Bermuda.


Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce


Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

 March 5th, 2015 

6 PM to 10 PM

Ashworth By The Sea - Hampton Beach, NH

Sponsored By:

Our 2015 Annual Awards Dinner is scheduled for March 5, 2015 at the Ashworth by the Sea on Hampton Beach. The evening features a chance to win a 7 day cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn: “The World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line”!  This luxurious ship will depart from Boston and bring you to the beautiful pink sandy beaches of Bermuda.

Norwegian Dawn offers the ultimate Freestyle Cruising experience.  She was built with freedom in mind, offering a choice of 14 delicious dining options, 12 fun bars and lounges, the fitness center, a theater, spas, a casino, pools galore, and MUCH more!  You will dock in Bermuda for days, giving you the freedom to explore the beaches, golf courses, restaurants, shops and historic monuments at your leisure. Come back aboard and get a massage, play black jack, eat late and dance all night. Plus, this magnificent ship offers a range of spacious accommodations to suit every size family.  It's all good!!!!

The most important date on the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce calendar is the Annual Dinner.   Who will be the Business of the Year?  Faith in the Future and more awards will also be announced!  These awards are held in high regard and we look forward to celebrating the success of our Seacoast Businesses.

Cocktail hour begins at 6 PM with a variety of hors d’oeuvres, followed by a delicious dinner with a cash bar available.  Not only will you have the chance to win an exciting trip to Bermuda and enjoy a fabulous dinner, PLUS “Ricco Bar & Band” will be there for your listening and dancing pleasure.

 Rico Barr & The Jump ‘n’ Jive Review will be performing at the Annual Chamber Dinner. The Band is  fronted  by Attorney Ralph A.  Barbagallo Jr.; a board  member of the Hampton Chamber and President of the Rockingham County Bar Association. The Band has been nominated as Swing Band of the Year by the National Swing Awards and will be appearing as “The High Hatters” in a Disney movie “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine to be released later this year.  Joining the band for this performance will be Special Guest Wendy Nottonson .Rico and Wendy will be performing a “Tribute to Motown “ as part of the program ,including some of the Classic duets of Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell 







“Toast to the Coast”

April 23, 2015

 Ashworth By The Sea, Hampton NH

Presented by

The Hampton Area and Exeter Area Chambers of Commerce

Sponsored by



Sample a wide selection of fine wines, beer, craft brews, ales and specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats from some of the Seacoast’s finest restaurants, caterers, and specialty shops.



In addition to the mingling, sampling, and noshing, the evening features an opportunity to find the evening’s “Top Chef” as judges pick THE BEST OF TOAST TO THE COAST from the vast array of delicious hors d’oeuvres presented.

  Kume - 2014 Best of Toast to the Coast



Win Big! Our giant raffle includes thousands of dollars worth of great prizes, and COLD HARD CASH $$$.



5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

A private sampling of superior wines, specialty cocktails, top shelf  brews,

and sophisticated nibbles.

SPACE IS LIMITED: VIP tickets must be purchased in advance $60.

(VIP ticket purchase includes entrance into the Toast to the Coast Maine Event in the ballroom)                      



6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Advance ticket purchase $40, or $50 at the door.


Order tickets: Go to calendar page - click on April 23, 2015







- 05/29/2013 – 

Hampton Beach has been
  named one of the Top 6 Beaches in the country based on a new article
  by the Weather Channel and Weather.com.

This is the first year
  that a New Hampshire Beach has made the Weather.com list of favorite beaches, a list that
  was compiled by readers of Weather.com.

 Among the things that
  people liked:  the small but lively beach scene, which includes more
  than 80 free concerts, fireworks shows and the sand castle
  contest, which draws master sand sculptors from all over the world to
  the beach each summer.  Hampton Beach State Park was also one
  of four beaches nationwide honored for having clean water quality in
  2011.  This designation was actually given to Hampton
  Beach four years in a row.

 The Weather Channel
  article can be found at: http://www.weather.com/article/favorite-beaches-20130522 or
  http://www.weather.com/travel/vacation/family/favorite-beaches-20130522?pageno=6 for
  the direct information about Hampton Beach.

 Photos and updated
  information about Hampton Beach, including the many events held during the
  summer, can be found at http://www.hamptonbeach.org and https://www.facebook.com/HamptonNHBeach.



The New Hampshire Seacoast is a very special and inviting place that includes great restaurants, lodging and shopping, along with a wonderful quality of life. We represent Hampton, Hampton Falls, Rye, Seabrook and North Hampton. Each of these communities has its own character and its special attractions.

The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce is always available to assist in any way we can. The Chamber represents its member businesses and works with the various communities that we represent, supporting their activities and programs throughout the year.

Please feel free to visit our administrative office at One Lafayette Road in Hampton or the Seacoast Visitor's Center at One Sixty Ocean Boulevard.