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 Thanks to everyone who made the Business After Hours a Success!

Thank you to all who joined us for an evening of networking and socializing. We are especially thankful to Stonebridge, our hosts, for the wonderful appetizers and beautiful space to meet. Thanks also goes to Amanda Savage from the Business and Industry Association who joined us to share what her organization does and how it benefits our local business. It was great to see so many new faces, and we look forward to our next members event, a family bbq at Barnard Park Pavilion in Goffstown on Aug. 19. Save the date, and look for more information soon.

Grow Your Business

  • SCORE offers assistance to new and existing small businesses MERRIMACK VALLEY NH SCORE: Based in Manchester and one of six SCORE chapters in New Hampshire, our service area includes Hillsborough and Merrimack counties, including the towns of Concord, Manchester, Salem, Nashua and Milford. “Timely, Quality Business Counseling” is our mission. Approximately 65 volunteer mentors assist start-ups and existing small businesses by providing free business counseling, small business ...
  • 4 Actionable Tips That Create Customer Loyalty From the Small Business Connection: What can your business do to create more customer loyalty in an age of instant gratification? READ MORE
  • The Magic of Old-School Networking From the Small Business Connection: Learn why old-school networking is so important in a world of email, Tweets, blogs and posts: Today, I went to a golf event to do some good, old-fashioned, person-to-person networking. Oh sure, the match was a chance to prove just how mediocre one person can be at a sport he has ...
  • Free Webinars To help you grow your business, BizLaunch has provided a number of videos that you can watch whenever you want. These videos cover a number of topics that include, how to be a successful entrepreneur, how to write a business plan, how to sell like a pro, and how to use low cost marketing tools ...
  • 7 Secrets to Building a Successful Small Business Tuesday, June 27: Develop a clear business vision, strategize carefully and grow your business. At this webinar you’ll learn how to develop a really effective growth strategy. To learn more, click here.

BIA News

  • Legislative Update: How do you like them apples? The other meeting of the minds coming up will be the Committee of Conference dealing with SB 191, a bill that would provide state aid for full day kindergarten. While there are some policy differences the chambers must resolve (like whether the state should provide targeted aid or blanket aid to all communities), there’s one ...
  • Legislative Update: Endgame A budget conference committee is like a three-dimensional chess game. Pawns are sacrificed; pieces exchanged, the clock ticks. As the committee regroups this week, strategy is being planned across several boards at once. Without their own budget, the House is at a considerable disadvantage as it doesn’t even have all its pieces on the board. While ...
  • BIA: Share your school-to-career pathway experiences BIA will host a meeting June 29 in their office, 122 N Main St, Concord from 9 – 10:30 am, for member employers who are engaging with area high schools, colleges, or both in order to expose young people to job and career opportunities right here in NH.  The meeting will allow you and other ...
  • BIA Business Perspective: Pulp fiction NH’s statewide chamber of commerce is urging Gov. Sununu to veto a bill hiking rates on biomass-generated electricity. In the latest BIA Business Perspective in the NH Sunday News, President Jim Roche says the bill, should it make it to the governor’s desk, will raise prices for all ratepayers at a time when the goal ...
  • BIA Consumer Survey shows economic optimism remains high DURHAM,NH – Granite Staters’ optimism about business conditions in the state and the country as well as the long-term financial outlook of the country remain high. New Hampshire residents remain largely optimistic about their personal finances, though they are increasingly divided on these microeconomic questions by partisanship, with Republicans and Independents generally optimistic and Democrats largely ...

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There is no better time than now to join or renew your Chamber membership. Membership fees are just $100 annually for businesses, or $75 for nonprofits.  To join, fill out the Membership form and submit it. If you do not wish to pay online, there is an option to mail a check.