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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.

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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 ...
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