The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Weekly E-Newsletter
Good Morning,
Welcome to our new E-Newsletter format.
As you start your week, we hope you will
Stay Connected, Stay Positive & Stay Strong!

Recent News and Events
Looks like we have a few hot days coming our way. Please keep your eyes on people working outside or in hot environments.
 
Encourage hydration and check in on the elderly and community members with issues that could be exasperated by the heat. 
 
Stay cool and hydrated
 

Upcoming Meetings and Events
NOTE: Some dates are
members-only events and meetings.

Business Book Group hosted by:
The Merrimack Public Library
Tuesday, June 8 at 6 PM
"The Moment of Lift" by Melinda Gates

Business After Hours Hosted by: The Monadnock Ledger Transcript
Wednesday, June 16, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Business Education Series: Positive Mindset: How to counteract everyday stressors and achieve balance and harmony.
Tuesday, June 22, 12 noon- 1 PM


Interested in joining a committee? 
Contact us here: Liz.Calabria@gmsvcc.org
In the News
BIA urges NH House to pass “Right to Work”

6/1/2021 News Release:

The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, is urging New Hampshire House legislators to pass Senate Bill 61, a bill establishing New Hampshire as a “Right to Work” state, when they convene on Thursday and Friday.
Right to Work means no individual can be compelled to join or financially support a union as a condition of employment. The Senate has already passed the bill and a majority of House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services committee members are recommending the bill pass in amended form. New Hampshire would become the only Right to Work state in the Northeast U.S.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for New Hampshire to separate itself from every other state in the Northeast,” said BIA President Jim Roche. “Passing this bill puts New Hampshire back on the map for employers in-state and around the country who will only consider expanding or locating in Right to Work states. Public sector employees already enjoy Right to Work protections. The time is right for private sector employees to enjoy these same freedoms.”
BIA believes Right to Work is a fairness and freedom issue. Employees shouldn’t be forced to join or financially support a union against their will as a condition of employment. BIA points out that despite its work and the work of local chambers of commerce and trade associations that benefit employers across the state, businesses cannot be forced to become dues-paying members.
“We must prove our value every day. Why aren’t unions held to the same standard?” Roche said.
Twenty-seven (27) states around the country have passed Right to Work legislation. Becoming a Right to Work state is something New Hampshire can do today at no cost to taxpayers.
“As Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor once said, ‘No lasting gain ever came from compulsion.’ He was right,” Roche concluded.
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Merrimack Valley SCORE Webinars
Merrimack Valley SCORE will be taking a break to convert to a new software platform beginning June 7, 2021 Our next workshop will be on June 18th and registration should be available no later than June 15th.
NH SBDC
PATENT BASICS
Monday, June 7, 1:00-2:00 PM
Topic: Intellectual Property
This webinar will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we will discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants will also be provided.
Presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office Team

CYBER FRAUD – THE BANKING SYSTEM - TOOLS / BEST PRACTICES TO PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNTS
Tuesday, June 15, 1:00-2:00 PM
Topic: Cybersecurity
NH SBDC and NH Tech Alliance partner to deliver the Cybersecurity Initiative in 2021.
Join us for a conversation with bankers from People's United Bank to discuss how the banking system works, trends in cyber fraud, tools and best practices to protect your liquidity from the fraudsters and some great stories.




PATENT BASICS
Monday, June 7, 1:00-2:00 PM
Topic: Intellectual Property
This webinar will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we will discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants will also be provided.
Presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office Team
The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce

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