Chamber Updates
Monday, March 22, 2021
Local Expert Series: Sweet Meadows Flower & Gift Shop
Wednesday, March 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and Sponsor Ourea Solutions for a virtual tutorial on how to create flower arrangements by local expert Sweet Meadows Flower & Gift Shop!

Ways to participate:
Option 1- Participate Live! Stop at Sweet Meadows and pick-up a flower kit for the program ($40 for kit) or provide your own materials (click here for material list).

Option 2- Register for the event, and receive recording of event. Flower kits will be available at Sweet Meadows after the program or wait until spring and make an arrangement with your springtime flowers!

Thank you to our Local Expert Series Sponsor Ourea Solutions!
Tri-Chamber SBA COVID Recovery Program Webinar
PPP, EIDL, and Shuttered Venue Grants
ONLINE via Zoom - Monday Mar 29, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Tri-Chambers (Dover, Rochester, and Somersworth) will present a Zoom webinar on the federal disaster aid programs currently available to assist small businesses. Representatives from the SBA will discuss the Payroll Protection Program application and forgiveness process; EIDL loan program; Debt Relief on 7a, 504, & Microloans; and the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program. We will be joined by Rachael Roderick, Deputy District Director, and Warren Haggerty, Economic Development Specialist, for the New Hampshire District Office of the SBA. Following the presentation, SBA staff members will be available to answer your questions.

Click here to see a flyer for the event.
Morning Mixer!
Wednesday, April 7, 8-9 a.m.

Join this month's host The Beacon Retirement Group for the Chamber's Monthly Morning Mixer, Sponsored by First Seacoast Bank!

Held virtually, this hour-long, fast-paced speed networking is one you won't want to miss! The program starts promptly at 8 a.m. so participants can be on their way no later than 9 a.m. Participants are invited to share a "fast fact" in the registration notes to be shared with the group during the networking program. And, there's no registration limit! With the virtual platform we are able to accommodate more participants. For Chamber members who bring their not-yet chamber member friends, the fees will be waived. 

For more information contact Melissa at Melissa@dovernh.org
Afternoon Networking - Garrison Players Art Center
Thursday, April 22, 4-5 p.m.

Join the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and our April Afternoon Networking host Garrison Players Arts Center for an hour of group speed networking!
Themes and prizes are in the works so stay tuned for more details!
The program will start promptly at 4 p.m. and consist of a rotation of groups of 3-5 participants every 10-15 minutes, throughout the hour. 

Questions? Please email Melissa@dovernh.org
State of the City 2021
Thursday, April 22, 9-10 a.m.

Join the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce for the 2021 State of the City Presentation. Keynote speaker Chris Parker will discuss the city's award winning Master Plan. Stay tuned for more details. 
Community Rescources
FREE- Small Business & Community Resiliency Academy

April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

NH Small Business Development Center and UNH Extension and are partnering to offer Resiliency Academy, bringing together small businesses and community leaders to work toward a resilient future. The academy will focus on the intersection of small business and community resiliency.

Academy sessions will include opportunities to learn from practitioners, municipal staff, business owners, and experts through case studies, presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions. In addition, Resiliency Academy includes Regional Discussions, Regional Business Cohorts, and the opportunity for businesses to receive advising from SBDC advisors. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions.
NH restaurants need our help. Let's unite to support them.
#rallyfornhrestaurants

This winter, let's rally for NH restaurants as they face continued devastation and significant job losses. By being there for them now, they'll be there for us to gather when the pandemic is over. Explore the website to learn more about how you can help, what restaurants are doing to keep their customers and staff safe, and get creative ideas on how to experience and enjoy in-person dining or takeout. Together, we can give restaurants a fighting chance to make it through this winter.
Is Your Business Seacoast Safe?

Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the community and let people know you are taking all the recommended steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by taking the SEACOAST SAFE Pledge- an initiative of the Seacoast Chamber Alliance.

Click here to see the Dover Chamber members who have taken the pledge so far.
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