Chamber offers student membership program

DERRY — The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce announces its Student Membership Program, a new initiative that provides access to networking opportunities, introductions to area businesses and expanded internship possibilities.

The Student Membership Program grew from a proposal by the Chamber’s own intern, Ashley Theobald, a senior at UNH Manchester. She  presented the idea to Elizabeth Altvater, Chamber Membership Director, and they worked together to expand the program.

“This type of program is missing in our region,” said Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President Ashley Haseltine. “Networking allows future graduates to build their relationships with the region’s employers, look for internships and expand their professional connections.”

Any college student or interested high school student located in the region can join. Individuals receive access to all Chamber networking events, introductions to regional businesses, interview preparation and more. Interested students can contact Elizabeth Altvater at from a valid school email address to join.

The Student Membership Program will continue throughout the spring semester and include select opportunities later this year. The Chamber also extends appreciation to several members supporting students with professional headshots, business coaching, interview preparation, job shadowing and more.

For information, visit

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The Derry Center for Adult Studies and Salem Continuing Education seeks volunteer adult tutors. Work with adult learners from all walks of life. Tutoring is offered for a variety of programs including Adult Basic Education, Adult High School, and Postsecondary Transition. No tutoring experience needed and days and hours are flexible. Virtual sessions are held via Zoom. Anyone interested in volunteering can email for information.

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The Derry Center for Adult Studies is offering a new class to ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) students to practice conversation skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. The class is one-hour per week and is a virtual class held via Zoom. The schedule is flexible and students do not need to attend 100% of classes. Discussion includes a variety of topics including participant-suggested topics. Classes are free.

Anyone interested in learning more about these classes can email Sharon Valashinas as


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