The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Weekly E-Newsletter
Good Afternoon,

Happy first day of Summer!

Recent News and Events
Annual Awards Celebration & Dinner
Monday, August 16, 2021
6 PM
to be held in person
at Hampshire Hills Event Center.
The theme for this year's event is:
forging stronger connections

The nomination form is available below.
Nominees must be a current member of GMSVCC.
Upcoming Meetings and Events

Please note that moving forward, we are happy to announce that the majority of our events have returned to in person. Visit our Chamber Calendar for details on each event and meeting.
NOTE: Some dates are
members-only events and meetings.

Lunch 'N Leads in person at the Chamber office
Thursday, July 1, 12 PM-1 PM

Monday, July 5 - Our office will be closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday, Enjoy the holiday and be safe!

GMSVCC Member Appreciation BBQ! Business After Hours
Wednesday, July 21, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

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In the News

Live Venue 2 funding applications are up. Learn more here: Live Venue Assistance Program | Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (
Local Recovery Funding applications for towns are up, including more background information and links to a webinar we held yesterday. It’s important to make sure towns are aware of this opportunity: Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Program | Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (
The new Lodging program will be up early next week (likely Tuesday). 
Lastly, information on the progress of our rental assistance program can be accessed here:  NHERAP Dashboard | Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
We invite you to take your business to the next level and apply TODAY for our upcoming Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses session beginning in September 2021. Due to demand, we have extended our deadline to July 1st, 2021. The complete class schedule can be found here. The upcoming cohort will primarily be virtual, but will culminate with two in person days in December at the end of the session. 
Visit to learn more and access our brief online application today! 
New Hampshire is one of twenty sites nationally to offer this world class entrepreneurship education program for small business owners. In professional workshops and clinics, you will: 
  • Receive a world-class business education in only 14 weeks
  • Learn skills that you can immediately put into action 
  • Participate at no cost to you 
Take 15 minutes to Apply today and build your next success with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. 
If you have any questions, you can reach us at
What is it?
The agency's new online portal to manage accounts for taxpayers, tax professionals, and other DRA customers! The portal allows users to file and amend returns, view balances, make payments, view correspondence, register new accounts, update information, submit documents and applications, and more!
What tax types are available on the portal already?
The website is currently live for Meals & Rentals, Medicaid Enhancement, Nursing Facility Quality Assessment, Business Profits, Business Enterprise, Interest & Dividends, and Communication Service taxpayers.
  • Mark your calendar for the next launch on August 9, 2021,which will open Granite Tax Connect to the following program areas:
  • Tobacco Tax
  • Real Estate Transfer Tax
  • Railroad & Private Car Tax
  • Utility Property Tax
  • Low & Moderate Income Homeowner’s Property Tax Relief
  • Don't forget to ask your tax preparers about GTC, you can connect them to your account for even easier filing! 
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NH Blue Book Is Here!

The Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials, or "The Blue Book," is available for pick up or shipped right to you. The Blue Book is the definitive guide to who's who in New Hampshire politics and your only resource that includes profiles on elected officials for the 2021/2022 biennium. Click here to order your copy, supplies are limited.
Merrimack Valley SCORE Webinars

Learn How You Can Use Lean / 6 Sigma Tools To Improve Your Business Performance
June 28, 2021, 10:00am
Improve your business performance by systematically removing wasteful practices. In the daily routine of your existing business, and the planning of your startup business some factors support your productivity and your bottom line, while others introduce inefficiencies. This workshop offers an introduction to The Lean-6 Sigma Methodology and ways to improve the business operation, eliminate wasteful practices, and empower teams to perform better.
Adriana C. Torres has been a SCORE Mentee since April, 2020. She has a background in Engineering, IT, Manufacturing, and more recently she has worked in the Food Service Industry as she has become an entrepreneur who wants to run her own Cuban Food restaurant. She obtained 2 Lean Manufacturing certificates while working for 2 manufacturing companies. She has been applying Lean Tools for over a decade in the everyday processes at work and life.

Resiliency Planning for Very Small Businesses
June 29, 2021, 10:00am
Every business, whether large or small, needs to be resilient and adaptive. In this workshop, SCORE Volunteer Dr. Karen Scott-Martinet will explain the most important steps that sole proprietors and owners of LLCs should take to be able to react to variations in the quality and availability of key inputs.


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

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.

Capitol Connect

In 2008, BIA launched its Capitol Connect program with local and regional chambers of commerce throughout New Hampshire.

Capitol Connect is an affiliate membership for small businesses employing 10 or fewer employees. Small business members, who are also members of participating Capitol Connect chambers of commerce, receive a no-cost, affiliate membership in the BIA. They remain affiliate members as long as they stay members of their local chamber. 
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