The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Weekly E-Newsletter
Please say hello to our 2021-2022 Board of Directors:

Kimberlee Hemmer, Board Chair                     Gary Zimmerman, Treasurer
Edward Jones Investments                                 Budget Blinds of Amherst
 
Andrew Cirrone, Vice Chair                               Joanne McGovern, Secretary  
Franklin Savings Bank                                          People's United Bank
 
Mark Constable                                                   Mike Apfelberg
Mark Constable Insurance                                 United Way of Greater Nashua          
 
Heather Leach                                                     Maia Hanlon
Bangor Savings Bank                                          Turnstone Corporation
                                       
Giselle Knight                                                       Lindsay Perrin 
HPM Insurance                                                    Hampshire Hills Athletic Club  
 
Marissa Griffith                                                   Robin Munson
Nathan Griffith GC                                              Munson Law
 
Ruth Sterling                                                       Annabelle Hilton
Amherst Label                                                     Davis & Towle Walnut Hill Insurance
 
Chelsea Browne                                                  Holly Morales
Peniel Environmental                                        9Round Merrimack
 
Laurie Dufault                                                     Sunil Khadka
Humane Society for Greater Nashua              Triangle Credit Union
 
Janelle Ward                                                        Elizabeth Covino
Wendi's Cleaning Services, Inc.                        YMCA of Greater Nashua     
 
Carla Reardon
Budweiser Brewery Experience                


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Visit our Chamber Calendar for details on each event and meeting.


Lunch 'N Leads
Thursday, September 2
12:00-1:00 PM
at The Chamber Office

Business After Hours
Wednesday, September 15
at SpeedPro Solutions- Amherst
5:30-7:00 PM

Chamber 101
Thursday, September 16
9:00-10:00 AM
In-person at chamber office and via Zoom

Best of Awards Banquet
Wednesday, September 29
at Alpine Grove, Hollis
5:30-8:30 PM



Interested in joining a committee? 
Contact us here: Liz.Calabria@gmsvcc.org
For Chamber Members:
Maximize Your Membership
Join us for Chamber 101
Thursday, September 16, 2021
9-10 am

Whether you are a new chamber member or would like to brush up on your membership benefits,
this is for you!

Email us for more information: Liz.Calabria@gmsvcc.org
Recent News and Events
Ribbon Cutting held at B.Well Studios in Merrimack, NH
We recently held a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate a new location for B. Well Studios located 416 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH.
B. Well Studios is a creative space for all ages and abilities offering dance, acrobatics, art, yoga, zumba, TRX, Barre, Ladies Night Out Events, Birthday Parties and more. 
Visit their website for a full schedule: www.b-wellstudios.com

If you are interested in hosting a Ribbon Cutting for your business as a new member or to celebrate a new location or renovation of your space, contact us today: Liz.Calabria@gmsvcc.org
Looking for employees for your business?
Let the GMSVCC website help you.
Create a Job Posting on our chamber website.
Watch a short video how-to here: JOB POSTING
Need help finding employees for your business?
Check out the resources at https://www.nhworks.org/
NH SBDC
GMSVCC is proud to partner with THE NH SBDC to connect our members to the resources to enhance the success of your business.

NH SBDC is the leading resource for business advising and education for small businesses in the Granite State.

Some of the many benefits offered by the SBDC are listed here:


Merrimack Valley SCORE Webinars







Take a Workshop:

Facebook Groups for Business
Friday, September 10, 2:00 PM
While businesses do still need to have Facebook Business Pages, learn how to leverage, and optimize Facebook groups, both starting your own and taking advantage of local and targeted groups. Paying attention to group etiquette and rules as well as learn how to set that up in your own Facebook group and how best to moderate a group. If you need employees, learn what groups out there that you can post help wanted on as well as business-oriented networking groups where you can share your business promotions.


Need help getting your new business started or solving problems with your existing business?
Over 100 business owners and executives are available for FREE, confidential, face-to-face, video and email counseling. Request a mentor today!

BIA Emerging Leader Training offers edge in tight labor market



As business and nonprofit enterprises in New Hampshire face an ultra-tight labor market, investing in their best and brightest employees can make the difference in retaining them. The Business & Industry Association’s (BIA) fourth annual Emerging Leader Training can give organizations the edge they need.
BIA, in partnership with Sojourn Partners and the University of New Hampshire’s CEO & Family Enterprise Center, offers an exclusive and proven leadership development training program that provides coaching and training for participants in six, day-long sessions spread over six months. Applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 program that begins Sept. 23.

Click HERE for more information
Capitol Connect Program
As a member of the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, your business your business with 10 or fewer employees is eligible to be part of the Capitol Connect Program. The Capitol Connect Program is a program with our partner the Business & Industry Association of NH.
Click HERE to learn more.
The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators, we shape business-friendly public policy and provide counterbalance to legislation and regulations that threaten the growth and prosperity of New Hampshire businesses.


The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce

(603) 673-4360
Liz.Calabria@gmsvcc.org

Congratulations to the Winners of our 33rd Annual Business Awards

Non-Profit of the Year
St. Joseph’s Community Services/ Meals on Wheels

Business of the Year
Hampshire Hills Athletic Club

Volunteer of the Year
Marilyn Bachman, Home Health & Hospice Care

Business Leader of the Year
Nye Horner, Amherst Label

Small Business of the Year
Budget Blinds of Amherst
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