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ConcordTV Updates Video Equipment at City Council Chambers

We’re proud to announce that ConcordTV recently purchased new video equipment at the Concord City Council Chambers to replace outdated analog technology.

As a result, Concord residents will notice vastly improved video quality, enhanced in-room audio, and the ability to watch live meetings on Youtube. In the attached images you’ll get an idea of what the new equipment looks like, as well as the vastly improved picture quality.

These latest technology upgrades are a great example of the valuable communications service ConcordTV provides, and a testament to the work that goes into implementing these changes. Thank you to the City of Concord for their support, as well as installer AccessAV for their efforts in making this possible.

As a reminder, Concord City Council, Zoning Board, and Planning Board meetings air live on Comcast Channel 17, the City of Concord Youtube Page, and www.yourconcordtv.org channel 17 live stream. If you can’t tune in live they’re available for rebroadcast and viewing On-Demand anytime.

Seeking Guests for Community Conversations!

Are you a Concord-area nonprofit looking to expand your outreach? If so, you could be a perfect guest on our flagship interview program Community Conversations!

Community Conversations features the people and organizations of the greater Concord area and the many stories and activities that make the City a vibrant and progressive place to live, work, and visit. Those who tune in can expect to hear a diverse mix of information shared by the people who are involved in the community in the arts, education, local government, nonprofits, business, youth activities, etc.

ConcordTV will provide the studio space, host, and technical support so all you need to do is book a time and arrive. As of now we can record the program either in our TV studio or remotely via Zoom- completely up to you. Also worth noting that this is a pre-recorded program, not a live-stream.

You’ll be able to find and share Community Conversations episodes on the following platforms:

ConcordTV’s Youtube Channel
ConcordTV Public Access Channel 22 (for Comcast customers in Concord)
ConcordTV’s Apple Podcast Channel

And the best part, this opportunity is available completely FREE to your organization! And by participating in Community Conversations you’re helping us put out new local video content, so it’s a win-win!

If you, or anyone you know, might like to be considered as a guest on a future episode, please reach out to josh@yourconcordtv.org to learn more.

ConcordTV Reopening Update 6-28-21

To our valued supporters, producers, and community members,

I first want to just say thank you to everybody for your support of ConcordTV and understanding as we’ve had limited facility access throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to still accomplish a lot in 2020 and 2021 (stay tuned for our Annual Report later this year!) but my top concern was everybody’s health and safety. On a daily basis we had internal discussions and considerations for how to better protect ourselves and our families. It’s thanks to that organization-wide diligence that we were able to continue doing our jobs- and doing it safely!

Thanks to everyone doing their part in getting vaccinated, we are now returning to relatively “normal” operations at ConcordTV. Mask-wearing will be optional for anyone who has been fully vaccinated. But due to some in our organization who are immunocompromised we ask anyone entering ConcordTV who has not been fully vaccinated to please wear a mask for the sake of others’ health. We will treat this as an honor-system, with no screening at the door when you arrive.

Like other organizations, some pandemic policies end up working better than what existed before. In ConcordTV’s case we are going to remain as “by-appointment-only” for visitors. We do not have the staffing to properly host walk-in appointments, and walk-ins are tough to accommodate especially since we’re located at Concord High School. So for those staffing and security reasons please email or call us in advance to set up an appointment.

I also want our visitors to be aware of the fact that over the summer there’s extensive construction going on around Concord High School which will definitely impact visitor parking and visitor entryways. When you make an appointment with us please check in 24 hours in advance to confirm where you should park and what entrance you should go to. All exterior doors are kept locked for security reasons so ConcordTV staff will meet you there when you arrive. I also urge our guests to not wander around the CHS building and campus, again, for security reasons.

As for our Youth Video Camps over the summer, we have some precautions still in place for those specific programs, in alignment with Concord Parks and Recreation policies. If you have a child taking part in this year’s summer camp program I’ll reach out to you separately beforehand to review that with you.

If you have any questions, concerns, or considerations, please let me know. A lot of these ideas are thanks to collaborative discussions amongst our staff and board of directors. Thank you to our entire team for being adaptive throughout this entire process!

Sincerely,

Josh Hardy
ConcordTV Executive Director

 

ConcordTV Welcomes New Board Member Daniel Rich

ConcordTV welcomes Daniel Rich as a new member of the ConcordTV Board of Directors.

Dan Rich is an experienced transactional attorney. He knows how daunting dealing with a lawyer can be and has invested his career in educating his clients on the legal significance of contracts and doing his best to shield them for liability. Dan was driven to pursue law from his passion for critical reading and desire to help others.

Dan started his legal career in Florida where he worked as a corporate and real estate attorney for two different private law firms located in Central (Lakeland) and Southeast (West Palm Beach) Florida; however, being a New England native, Dan jumped when the opportunity presented itself to move to New Hampshire to continue his legal career at Preti Flaherty, PLLP.

Dan received his bachelor’s in political science from Western New England University located in Springfield, MA and his juris doctorate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law located in Gainesville, FL. Dan loves to play video games, golf and board games and currently lives in Merrimack, New Hampshire with his long-term girlfriend, Molly, and their Siberian husky.

 

Welcoming New ConcordTV Staff Member

We’re thrilled to be welcoming Rose Marie Marinace to the ConcordTV team this summer as an Assistant Youth Coordinator.

Rose Marie has been an educator in NH for 27 years. She has filmed and edited live high school productions; music videos for the local band The Buskers; and skating performances for Magic Blades Figure Skating Club. Rose Marie has taught media production, evolving with technology, since 2002.

In her role at ConcordTV Rose Marie will be co-leading our Youth Video Summer Camps which are returning to in-person this summer! (There are still spots open for camps this year, visit www.concordparksandrec.com for more info)

 

Concord High School Graduation 2021

ConcordTV is excited to bring you Concord High School’s 2021 Graduation. This year’s graduating seniors have had a high school experience like no other, and we are proud of their tenacity and grit, enduring ever-changing circumstances, to make it to this important day. We know that once again, some will be prevented from attending this celebration in person. We hope that this stream of the day’s events help all of us near and far to recognize and enjoy our graduates’ accomplishments.

Live streaming an event can be fraught with technical challenges. Please be assured that should a technical issue occur during the event, the graduation ceremony is being simultaneously recorded, and we will make the video available as soon as possible.

Thank You for Your NH Gives 2021 Support

Thank you for supporting Your Community Media Center, ConcordTV!

 

ConcordTV rotary_boxtrains community members on all aspects of video production,allowing them to create their own independent programs that air on Public Access Channel 22. ConcordTV provides local video coverage of City of Concord meetings, Concord School Board meetings, and community events. ConcordTV is proud to have participated in NH Center for Nonprofits’ special 2021 event NH Gives, and thanks all who donated.

 

“TOGETHER WE GIVE”

 

matt_boxDid you know that ConcordTV is also a free resource for nonprofits? Your support enables us to offer free marketing opportunities to over 60 Concord-area nonprofits each year, such as:

• PSA Opportunities
• Free TV and Podcast Studio Rentals
• 24/7 Channel 22 Bulletin Board Announcements
• Guest Appearances on Studio Programs
• Recording/Live Streaming of Special Events
• Producer Training to Create Your Own Videos

 

ConcordTV chslive_boxtruly gives back to the community, with all of our video resources dedicated to our City, School District and Nonprofit Partners.  Thank you for your support, which continues to make ConcordTV‘s mission possible.

We’re doing this TOGETHER! If you missed donating to us during NH Gives, please consider donating to us on Square today.

 
Donate to ConcordTV on Square
 

ConcordTV is Your Community Media center!  It serves the community with three TV channels (education, government and public access), offers classes and workshops, manages a facility where people create their own programs and podcasts – and offers youth video camps (and a film festival!) for young people.

 


Concord Community TV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 
If you can’t give at this time, please consider sharing this in a post or email – Thank you!

 

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Celebrate Public Works Week!

ConcordTV always enjoys a good celebration, even when that celebration is virtual. And it was our pleasure to help the Concord General Services craft some content for their 2021 Virtual Public Works Celebration, part of National Public Works Week.

The theme of this year’s National Public Works Week, “Stronger Together,” celebrates the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and creates strength for the ability to accomplish goals.

We encourage everyone to visit the city’s National Public Works Week website at www.concordnh.gov/pww to learn about the many, often surprising, things General Services does to keep our community strong.

From treating our city’s wastewater…

 

 

… to maintaining our public places…

 

 

…and a whole bunch more, thank you to the General Services team for the critical role you play in making Concord a great place to live, work, and play!

ConcordTV Streams the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness Talent Show

The Concord area is lucky to be home to many brilliant entertainers, and some of its best were on full display at the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness Talent Show. The annual event, featuring singers, musicians and dancers (of both the human and canine variety, serves as a major fundraiser supporting the important work CCEH undertakes to assist one of our most vulnerable communities.

ConcordTV was proud to partner with CCEH this year to both stream and broadcast this years event, held on May 1. You can find a recording of the full event, including the pre-recorded red carpet, below. The live festivities get underway at about 36:20. To learn more about CCEH, and to support their efforts, please see their website: concordhomeless.org.

ConcordTV Live-Streams Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony

On Tuesday March 30th ConcordTV provided live-stream support for the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year ceremony. It was a collaborative effort amongst ConcordTV, the Chamber, and Bank of NH Stage and went off flawlessly.

The event celebrated 2020 Citizen of the Year, Linda Lorden, gave a Special Community Service Citation to Deborah DePeyster of Woman’s Club of Concord, as well as recognizing Nicki Clarke of Capitol Center for the Arts for her outstanding leadership as our 2019-2020 Board Chair. Congratulations to Linda, Deborah, and Nicki- thank you for all you do for our community!

CoY behind the scenes

Watch the full ceremony here

We don’t often talk about the behind-the-scenes of how events like this come together. ConcordTV IT Director Michael O’Meara served as our project lead for this video, ensuring it would look and sound as professional as the community has come to expect from ConcordTV productions. We used three HD cameras, a video switcher, laptop, and thanks to Steve Martin at Bank NH Stage an incredible lighting and audio setup.

It was quite the tech setup don’t you think? As always ConcordTV is proud to support and celebrate all the great things happening in our city.