See you tonight!
Our next Business After Hours event will be on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chiggy’s Restaurant in Pinardville, 571 Mast Road. $10 per person for members, $15 per person for not-yet-members. Remember members, you can bring your staff with you, or clients!
Our guest speaker is Tom Osgood from the Merrimack Valley SCORE. He will share what his organization does and how it can help your business.
If you wish to prepay and save time at check-in: Click here to register and pay.
SCORE hosts Free online conference
The Small Business Success Virtual Conference, powered by SCORE and Verisign, will be Nov. 9 from noon to 5 p.m.
This half-day event will include 10 educational webinars, business advice from mentors, freebies from sponsor booths and networking chat rooms for current and aspiring business owners. Click here for more information.
According to the BIA: Chamber membership boosts reputation
Did You Know: businesses that belong to a chamber of commerce enjoy a bump in their reputation of up to 68%? A Schapiro Group study also finds businesses that advertise on chamber websites & newsletters see a 157% increase in clicks. The TriTown Chamber is a member of the BIA, which is the state’s Chamber of Commerce. As such, each member of the TriTown Chamber has access to the BIA and all of its benefits. For more from the BIA , click here.
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: Financing Your Business Fall 2017 Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.: Learn how to acquire the level of financing your business will need and identify sources of funding. Plus, you will be able to meet lenders and ask what they look for in a loan application. If you are ready to grow your business, this workshop is for you! Click here for ...
- SCORE: Intellectual Property Workshop October 17, 6 p.m.: This workshop will cover the basic intellectual property concepts that small businesses should know. If you’ve created something — a logo, a trademark, a better mousetrap — you should protect it. We will spend the majority of our time on Trademark and Trade Secret law , and we will briefly cover the ...
- How to Start Your Own Business Starting a business is easy — starting a SUCCESSFUL business takes more time and effort! SCORE can show you the ropes to get started on owning a successful business: from your concept to your customers to your cash flow, we’ve got you covered in this workshop. This workshop will be held in Concord on Oct. ...
- Financial Fundamentals Every small business owner needs to understand basic financial fundamentals: from cash flow to the principle statements used to review and analyze your profitability. If you’ve been wondering what your numbers mean, this workshop is for you! This workshop will be held in Manchester on Sept. 23. Click here for more information.
- Marketing Basics How will your customers find out about you? We’ll talk about your products and services, how to identify your ideal customer, and what options are available to you. If you’ve been wondering how to attract more customers, this workshop’s for you! This workshop will be held in Nashua on Sept. 19. Click here for more ...
- BIA Releases 2017 Legislative Scorecard The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce, has released its nonpartisan 2017 Legislative Scorecard and Victories & Defeats for NH Businesses. The annual document tracks and reports lawmakers’ publicly recorded roll call votes on issues that are important to New Hampshire businesses. Legislators with high scores are considered a “Friend of Business”; ...
- Workshop: How to kick the drug problem in your office From the BIA: What can you do if an employee is suspected of opioid abuse? Does a worker in a 12-step program have more legal protections than one who isn’t? Learn the answers at the Employers’ Guide to Opioids in the Workplace presented by Tufts Health Freedom Plan, Sept 27 at the Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.
- Learn about opportunities with federal trade agencies Please join The New England Council and BIA to learn about federal resources available to businesses interested in increasing exports and accessing and investing in foreign markets. This free Sept 7 event in Boston will feature representatives of several key agencies who support US trade activity.
- BIA: Sign up for job fairs Major job fairs planned for Nashua and Concord – Jump start your recruitment efforts at the Job & Resource Fairs Sept 7 in Nashua and Sept 21 in Concord. The Manchester event drew more than 1,000 people for employers to meet. Email to sign your business up for this valuable workforce development event.
- No more days out of the office for continuing education Don’t send your employees to expensive, daylong seminars to get their continuing education or professional development credits. BIA now offers its E-learning Accelerator, an online portal where learners can earn CEUs, PDUs, & CPEs at their own pace. There are over 130 courses to choose from, starting at $49. Content areas include Leadership, Finance, Operations, ...
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.