The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Weekly E-Newsletter
Monday, April 11, 2022
Upcoming Meetings and Events:
Get your tickets to celebrate the
fastest 2 minutes in sports!

Join us for a fabulous event
on Saturday, May 7
at the Biergarten Merrimack
as we present:
"Jockeys & Juleps"
Kentucky Derby Party

a Fundraiser to benefit the programs at
Touchstone Farm

Click the flyer below for details and tickets:

There's still time to :
Nominate a Fellow Member Business (or your own) for our
Annual Business Awards
Nominations are due no later than April 30

Our Annual Awards Dinner & Celebration will be held
Monday, June 6, 2022
This year's theme is:

True North: A Compass for Business Success
We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker for this event is:
Mike Morin,
Radio host, author, speaker

Click HERE To Learn More
& Nominate a Member

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

Business After Hours
hosted by Parker's Maple Barn
Wednesday, April 20
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Introducing . . .

Chamber Night Owls!
Night out!
at Merrimack Ten Pin
698 Daniel Webster Highway
Monday, April 25
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Members & Non-members welcome

For Chamber members:
Business Education Series
Communication for Success:
Part 1: The Power of Networking
In person at the Chamber Offices
Tuesday, April 26
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch is provided

Dazzle Up Your
Derby Hat or Bowtie!!
In person at the Chamber Offices
Wednesday, April 27
5:30 PM
In The News:

We invite you to join the Greater Nashua Chamber's second of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health's virtual Breakfast Briefs, a three-part series event. 

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:30 AM

The topic will be "Mental Health in the Workplace"

Click here for details and to register:
Membership to Member Deals
Offer your fellow chamber members an exclusive discount. At the same time, take advantage of cost-saving opportunities through the Member to Member Discount program. Designed to enhance your membership value, this program encourages investors to buy from other chamber members to save money, increase visibility and promote new business for their companies.
Visit your chamber member login page to access these deals:
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Make the most of your GMSVCC Membership
Chamber Member
Tip of the Week:
Join us for Chamber 101! On Tuesday, May 10 at 11:00 AM
This is a hybrid event. You are welcome to join us in person at the chamber or join us via Zoom. We take you through the best ways to maximize your chamber membership.
Click here to register:

The Chamber offices are open:
Monday -Thursday 9am-4pm, Fridays by appointment.

Call (603) 673-4360 or email Liz Calabria if you have questions or need help finding ways to be an active chamber member.
Chamber Community Profile and Directories:
Our Chamber Directories have arrived at our office. We would love for you to share at your location. Give us a call and we can set up a time to deliver them to you. (603) 673-4360.
Click here to view online: Community Profile and Directory
Chamber Resources & Information:
Did you know....?
That your chamber offers a Referral Group for members. This is a direct referral networking group whose meetings are a way to help members form relationships and extend their network, exchange direct referrals with viable leads, build your networking skills and share ideas that help grow your business. 
For information on how you can become part of this group, visit the Chamber Referral Group page on our website or contact Annabell Hilton at:
Click here for the latest COVID-19 News for Businesses and Employers:

Visit the NHES website for a list of services for employers.
Chamber Members, are you Looking for employees for your business?
Let the GMSVCC website help you.
Create a Job Posting on our chamber website.
Watch a short "how-to video" here: JOB POSTING
Need help finding employees for your business?
Check out the resources at
Chamber Committees:

The Chamber has a variety of committees in place that help promote and sustain the economic vitality of the community. This is your opportunity to truly get involved and help shape the future of the community where you live, work and play.

Interested in joining a committee? 
Learn more here: GMSVCC Committees
Contact us here:
Chamber Partners:
Merrimack Valley SCORE Webinars

Take a Workshop:

Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 AM
Doing the market research described in Days #2 and #3 are critical factors to determine the potential viability of your business idea. Once you have done that, we will help you determine what it will cost to start and operate your business; and how much you will need to sell to make an acceptable profit.

The Startup Roadmap - Day 5 - What Other Help Will I Need?
Thursday, April 14, 2:00 PM
In this free, online workshop, you'll learn what the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) the Veterans Outreach Center (VBOC), SCORE and a local Chamber of Commerce can offer to help start, manage and grow a business.

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!
GMSVCC is proud to partner with THE NH SBDC to connect our members to the resources to enhance the success of your business.

The SBDC has just launched several new programs that serve SBDC clients.
Click the link here for information:


Wednesday, May 25, 9:00-11:00 AM
Topic: Planning for Resiliency
Content and speakers to feature essential components for small business and community resilience such as the importance of networks, innovation, adaptation, inclusion, and the link with quality of life in NH.

Keynote speaker: Tom Raffio, President & CEO, Northeast Delta DentalIn 2021, Tom co-authored the book, "Prepare for Crisis - Plan to Thrive: The Inside Story of How One Company Did It Right". The book is divided into three sections that tell how to build a strong foundation based on best management principles before a crisis, how to use that foundation to act wisely during a crisis, and how to renew the foundation with lessons learned emerging from a crisis.

Wednesday, June 1, 9:00-11:00 AM
Topic: Planning for Resiliency
The NH SBDC Regional Directors in the North & Central, Southern and Seacoast regions will introduce small business resiliency planning using SBDC's Resiliency Workbook. New Hampshire small businesses will share their experience developing and using a resiliency plan.

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:
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.

Chamber Benefits:
Chamber of Commerce Members  Exclusive discounts at Staples® stores
Click here to learn more and log in
NH Veteran-Friendly Business and How to Apply:
The NH Veteran-Friendly Business recognition and network was launched in the summer of 2020 through a partnership between the NH Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services (DMAVS) and NH Employment Security. It is now entering its 2nd year of recognizing businesses that strive to honor, fortify, empower and impact the military & Veteran community in New Hampshire. There is no cost for applying or for participating in the network. Recognized businesses enjoy a variety of benefits including access to the program logo for promotional uses, free training for staff, space on the DMAVS website to promote the business or advertise job openings, and invitations to participate in network and Veteran employment events. 
Learn more about the recognition, eligibility, benefits and how to apply at: .

If you have any questions regarding your chamber benefits, please give us a call, we are here for you!

The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce

(603) 673-4360
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