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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

  • 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 ...

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

  • 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.
  • Chiggy’s October 2017 Wow, what a great night! Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Business After Hours event on Oct. 11 at Chiggy’s Restaurant in Pinardville. The food was great, and our guest speaker Tom Osgood from the Merrimack Valley SCORE shared some very useful information.
  • Stonebridge Country Club June 2017 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 ...