Articles

#

By Pat Hammond

A Little Help for Your Tech and Style Woes

 

When you work in the corporate world you have an IT department to handle all those tech challenges - computers, software, and data security. It all seems so easy when the guy from IT shows up, plugs in a few cables, taps a few keystrokes and says "Okay, you're all set." But when you're on your own one of the first things you notice is that all that tech is a little more complicated than it looks. Especially nowadays when everything we do is on a computer or in the cloud.

In this month's episode of Live from the Hive, IT tech Joe Tauras from Team Logic IT will be on hand to talk about software, hardware, and those pesky ransomware viruses. We're also going to be sharing a major announcement about a new podcast.

I'm also going to be joined by featured guest Sharon Jensen from Embrace Your Wardrobe.

Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

Gearing up for Veterans Week

Last year Chris Pastrana from NH Business Show and I teamed up to honor New Hampshire veterans by featuring seven veteran owned businesses in seven days.  

We had so much fun and met so many incredible people that we decided to do it again.

The week of November 5th - 11th, Chris and I will be posting video interviews and articles about local veteran owned businesses. 

If you are a veteran and would like your business featured let us know.  I can be reached at buzz@queencity.buzz.  Please use "Veterans Week" in the subject line.

Top Business & Networking Picks for 8/13/17 - 8/19/17

  1.  Coffee Buzz Networking - Manchester 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM on Monday, August 14th at Aroma Joe's Coffee, 2 S. Beech Street, Manchester
  1. Google I/O Recap: The Road Ahead - Manchester 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, August 14th at Alpha Loft, 844 Elm Street, Manchester
  1. Present to One or Many from Greater Londonderry Business and Professional Women's Association 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 16th at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, 44 Nashua Road, Londonderry, NH
Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

More Changes Coming to the Weekly Roundup!

Starting Thursday, August 31st local tech events will have their own weekly listing called  NH Tech Roundup.

The tech industry has become a key player in the local economy and the number of tech specific business and networking events, as well as tech training, workshops, and networking groups have reached the point that they deserve their own spotlight.  

As always, if you have a networking group or business event that you would like to share in the Weekly Roundup of Business & Networking Events or a tech group or event for the NH Tech Roundup drop me a line.  I can be reached at buzz@queencity.buzz.

Sneak Peek

In honor of local tech, this week's sneak peek is a new group called New Hampshire Robot Operating System Users Group (NH-ROS).

Robotics has grown well beyond the realm of kiddie toys and military applications and is now taking on prominent roles in fields such as manufacturing and medicine.

Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

This Week's Top Picks

  1. New England B2B Networking Group 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM on Tuesday, August 1st at Cantella & Co., Inc. 10 Technology Way - 3rd Floor in the Cafeteria, Nashua, NH. Cost: $20
  1. Vetworking - Manchester 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 1st at 1750 Elm St. Suite 103 - Manchester, NH. Cost: Free
  1. Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) Lunch & Learn: 12 Tips for Marketing and Efficiency 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 3rd at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Lower Level Conference Room 49 South Main Street Concord, NH. Cost: Free

The last item this week is one of those only-in-New Hampshire activities that popped up on next week's calendar.

It's not really a business or networking event, but networking happens anywhere you find people and this one has the potential to draw a lot of people.

Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

August is heating up with events that will help you kick back and enjoy those lazy, hazy days of summer!

Do remember back in January when you promised yourself that this year was going to be different?  You said you would make more of an effort to get out and do some networking, but the temperature was hovering around 10o and it looked like it might snow so you hunkered down on the couch to binge watch Game of Thrones and swore you would definitely embrace networking once it warmed up.  

Guess what?  

It's almost August and it doesn't get much warmer than this in New Hampshire.  

No more excuses. 

I'm even going to make it easy for you.  This month's sneak peeks are super laid back events that will be so fun you'll forget you're networking.  And because I'm such a nice person, I'm throwing in some bonus picks for our friends on the western side of the state.  

Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

Two Local Business Owners Find Success as Problem Solvers

In this month's episode of Live from the Hive I am talking with Manchester business owner and Ward 6 aldermanic candidate Ryan Van Orden.

As the owner of Uni-Star Cleaning Service, Van Orden has overcome a lot of obstacles to start and grow his business and will be sharing some of his insights and experiences as a parent and small business owner in the Queen City.

Also this month, Candy Osborne, owner of Snowbird Creatives, is giving insider tips and tricks for taking control of your business content so that you reach your target audience and make the sale.

 

  • Identify your audience
  • Know your end goal
  • Create a plan
  • Reuse existing content
  • Build relationships
Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

New Layout — What do you think?

As much as I love that there are so many new events on the calendar, it's been making the Weekly Roundup layout a little difficult to read so I decided to test a new layout.

It takes a little more time for me to post, but I think the layout is cleaner and much easier to read.

I'd love to hear what you think. Should I stick with the new agenda style layout or come up with something different?

Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

This Week's Top Picks

  1. Web Design 101 - Concord Public Library This 6-week program meets 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7/10/17 - 8/21/17 at the Concord Public Library 45 Green Street Concord, NH. Cost is Free. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfc8e2wBE5Mc0dI6sCjpn35KPtsXcm_Ij6BP_CtvWAxm3yjsw/viewform
  1. MYPN: July Social Event - Manchester on Wednesday, July 12th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 AM Great North Aleworks - 1050 Holt Avenue #14 - Manchester, NH 03109 . Cost: Free https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-social-event-great-north-aleworks-tickets-34838763680
Read full post »
#

By Pat Hammond

Batter Up!

It doesn't matter if you're playing or watching, nothing says summertime more than baseball.  And with the 4th of July next week, it seems like a good time to take a look at a couple events that will help you combine one of America's favorite pastimes with networking.   Even better, you don't have to go to Fenway to do it.   We have two different baseball events coming up right here in New Hampshire.

First up is the Eastern League All-Star Classic. The Fisher Cats will be hosting the 2017 Homerun Derby on Tuesday, July 11th and the All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12th at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. The cost for the Homerun Derby is $8, the All-Star Game is $15, and the Homerun Derby and All-Star Game Package is $20. For tickets and information, please visit http://nashuachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/eastern-league-all-star-classic-1512

Read full post »
#

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

Read full post »