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Business After Hours postponed

Due to the snow storm, the Business After Hours Event slated for Feb. 7 has been postponed until next month. It will be held at Edward Jones, 24 Main St., Goffstown, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7.

At this event you will:

  • Hear from our guest speaker – Greg Flegal of Edward Jones
  • Informally network with fellow business people
  • Share your business information (in a few sentences) with the group
  • Enjoy hors d’oeuvres
  • Have a chance to win a door prize(s), donated by your fellow Chamber members
Be sure to bring plenty of business cards – one for the door prize, and more to hand out. If you have an item for a door prize, bring it with you (gift certificates to your business or other small items).

Cost is $10 per person for members, or $15 for guests. Remember, your membership is for your business, so bring along staff members if you wish for just $10 a person.

To better plan for this event, please take a moment to RSVP by email – click here or hit reply to this email.

Better yet! PREREGISTER ONLINE now and save time at check in. Click here to sign up and pay.

Elizabeth Bellemore, Assistant Branch manager, Community ambassador

What does your business do?

Citizens Bank offers a wide variety of financial services. The bank will work with clients to find the best fit for them, based on their individual situations, with a variety of financial products. In doing so, we work hard to change the image of bankers. Our top priority is doing what is right for the customer.

Citizens Bank also hosts seminars at businesses and schools to teach the fundamentals of banking

Is there anything that makes your business unique or different from others in same field?

At Citizens Bank, we try to make it a personalized experience; you are not just a bank account. We care about our customers. We get to know our customers on a more personal level than larger banks.

We offer so much more than just checking and savings accounts. We do credit cards, investments, lending, retirement planning and more. We can help you in many ways, not just in making deposits.

Visit Citizens Bank at 11 Church Street, Goffstown, or at the branch in Hannaford Supermarket, 605 Mast Road, Goffstown.

To reach Elizabeth Bellemore, call her at 497-2523, or email at elizabeth.bellmore@citizensbank.com. To learn more about Citizens Bank, visit them online at www.citizensbank.com.

BEWARE: Warning from the Goffstown School District

The State Attorney General’s office is investigating whether a sales and marketing company is using deceptive tactics to solicit ads from local businesses. To read the letter from the AG’s office and see examples of the products they are selling, please click here.

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.

Grow Your Business

  • SCORE: Financial Fundamentals Feb. 24: 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! Click here for more information.
  • SCORE: Marketing Basics Workshop Feb. 8: 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 to let your customers know about your business. We’ll look at how to build awareness, loyalty, and more. If you’ve been wondering how to attract more ...
  • SCORE: How to Start Your Own Business Jan. 13: 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. The workshop will be held in Nashua starting at 8:30 a.m. Click here for more information.
  • Looking for skilled employees? Start with your own The NH Job Training Fund is a $1M matching grant program to enhance worker skills and improve NH’s economic development. Click to learn how to take advantage of this resource.
  • SCORE training: Financial Fundamentals When: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Rivier University, Sylvia Trottier Hall, Room 230, Clement Street, Nashua, NH, 03060 What: 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, SCORE Mentors Geoff Geoffrion and Dick VerEecke will review ...

BIA News

  • 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, ...

Join today

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.

Chamber events

  • Monthly Mixer If you have any pictures of the last mixer or would like to host one please email: wtheresa@comcast.net