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By Pat Hammond

Networking Doesn't Have to be Business Cards and Cocktails...

This week's sneak peek is an eclectic mix designed to get you out of your networking rut and have a little fun.

Hillsborough, NH Balloon Fest & Fair 2017: This four-day event starts at 6:00 PM Thursday, July 6th with the Hillsboro-Deering Schools Hometown Night and annual carnival and includes the Osram Sylvania Night & Road Race 6:30 PM on Friday, July 7th, and Balloon Liftoff at 6:00 AM Saturday, July 8th.  The weekend wraps up with Hometown Parade Day on Sunday, July 9th.  The carnival runs all four days, balloons fly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Be sure to check the event schedule, there are tons of activities and events with plenty of opportunities to meet people and have some fun.  Cost: Varies by activity   http://www.balloonfestival.org/schedule.html

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By Pat Hammond

No Meeting in July!

In case you weren't at last month's Coffee Buzz and haven't had time to look at the calendar, July's Coffee Buzz lands on July 3rd which puts it smack dab in the middle of the 4-day holiday weekend. Needless to say, that isn't going to work for anyone.

In fact, Bob Bean from Minuteman Press in Londonderry pointed out that September's Coffee Buzz falls on a holiday as well so we decided to skip July and move the regular Coffee Buzz meetup to the 2nd Monday of the month starting in August.

To put it in a nutshell, NO MEETING IN JULY and the next Coffee Buzz is 9:00 AM Monday, August 14th.

Join us on our new date and time, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Monday, August 14th at Aroma Joe's Coffee 2 S. Beech Street, Manchester.

If you haven't heard about Coffee Buzz Networking we're a group of local small business people and freelancers who meet once a month to network, share referrals and connect.

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Networking Fun in the Sun

This week's sneak peek is a nod to sunny skies and beautiful weather and our need to get out of the office to enjoy it.  

In fact, it's such a popular activity that there are dozens of events for every skill, location, and budget.  In case you haven't guessed, I'm talking about golf.

When it comes to old-school networking, nothing beats an afternoon on the links.

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By Pat Hammond

We don't all live in Manchester, Concord, or Nashua...

Even though the Queen City Buzz calendar doesn't often include events outside of the Manchester Metro Area, it doesn't mean they don't exist.  This week's sneak peek is taking a look at a few upcoming events in Keene and Peterborough, as well as some resources you can access right from your home or office.  

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship hosts a monthly group called the Leadership Circle.  According to their event page, the Leadership Circle program "is designed to develop business leaders in the Monadnock Region, offering them a chance to share their experiences, ask for guidance, and learn new skills."  The group meets from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Hannah Grimes Center, 25 Roxbury Street, Keene.   The next meetup is Wednesday, June 28th.  For more information please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-circle-tickets-26951423433?aff=es2

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Local Chamber of Commerce

This week's Sneak Peek takes a look at the bastion of local small business everywhere, the Chamber of Commerce.  

One of the first things people ask when someone says they're having a hard time finding networking opportunities is, "have you tried the Chamber of Commerce?"

It doesn't matter if you live in a small town or a big city, all across America there is one constant when it comes to small business and that is the Chamber of Commerce.  With networking events before & after work, lunch & learns, and member spotlights your local chamber is a one-stop shop for all of your business networking needs.  

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Looking at June

Before I get to this week's sneak peek, I want to mention an event from New England College called Connect The Dots: Mental Health & the Opioid Crisis on Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Manchester Health Department 1528 Elm Street, Manchester. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-the-dots-mental-health-the-opioid-crisis-an-interactive-panel-tickets-34477406852

When I was at the Exit Planning Exchange event the other day, Kyle York from Dyn said something that scared me. He was talking about a recent conversation he had with Dean Kamen and recalled that Kamen said the biggest challenge Manchester faces in attracting new business and new residents is the drug crisis.


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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Looking at June

Before I get to this week's sneak peek, I want to mention an event from New England College called Connect The Dots: Mental Health & the Opioid Crisis on Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Manchester Health Department 1528 Elm Street, Manchester. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-the-dots-mental-health-the-opioid-crisis-an-interactive-panel-tickets-34477406852

When I was at the Exit Planning Exchange event the other day, Kyle York from Dyn said something that scared me. He was talking about a recent conversation he had with Dean Kamen and recalled that Kamen said the biggest challenge Manchester faces in attracting new business and new residents is the drug crisis.


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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Looking at June

Before I get to this week's sneak peek, I want to mention an event from New England College called Connect The Dots: Mental Health & the Opioid Crisis on Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Manchester Health Department 1528 Elm Street, Manchester. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-the-dots-mental-health-the-opioid-crisis-an-interactive-panel-tickets-34477406852

When I was at the Exit Planning Exchange event the other day, Kyle York from Dyn said something that scared me. He was talking about a recent conversation he had with Dean Kamen and recalled that Kamen said the biggest challenge Manchester faces in attracting new business and new residents is the drug crisis.


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By Pat Hammond

Jump-Start the Second Half!

Hey people, June is right around the corner and you know what that means, we're almost in a new month and the end of the quarter.

Why not get a jump-start on the second half of 2017 with a jolt of java and networking with Coffee Buzz Networking?

Join us on our new date and time, Monday, June 5th from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM at Aroma Joe's Coffee 2 S. Beech Street, Manchester.

Whether you dread networking or love it, Coffee Buzz Networking is a great way to connect.

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek - Looking Good, Feeling Confident

This week's sneak peek is all about finding the confidence that comes from knowing you're looking your best.

The first event is the Dress for Success Fashion Show Fundraiser and Donation Drive from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 28th at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street in Manchester.

Dress for Success is a non-profit that "empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life." Tickets are $15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-show-fundraiser-and-donation-drive-tickets-33646072308


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