Save the date
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!
To help us better plan for the light hors d’oeuvres to be served, please RSVP. You can also preregister, to save time at check in.
RSVP: Email VP@tritowntownchamberNH.org.
PREREGISTER: Click here to register and pay.
Granite State Communications invites you to open house
Granite State Communications will host its annual customer appreciation day Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. at their customer service office, 425 Stark Highway, Weare. There will be a cookout, pumpkin carving, displays from local businesses and more. Stop by the Chamber table and say hi! For more information, 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.
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: Promoting Your Business On demand workshop: Complete at your pace. This free online workshop will help you learn tools that will enable you to promote your business more effectively through grassroots marketing, public relations, promotions, trade shows, and word-of-mouth techniques. In this course we’ll also examine the marketing campaigns of successful companies and provide sample plans and steps to start ...
- August 3: 4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business Are you thinking of starting a part-time business while keeping your full-time job? In this webinar, Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet.com, will share how to successfully run a side business. She will guide you through these crucial steps to success. Click here for more information and to register.
- 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 ...
- 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, ...
- 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 ...
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.