By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Missy's Closet Fashion Show

Missy's Closet, the consignment shop operated by the YWCA NH in Manchester, will be hosting their first ever consignment fashion show on Thursday, November 9th at the YWCA NH, 72 Concord Street, Manchester.

Emcees for the event are Kyle Heavy from WMUR and Robyn Warren and the event includes the fashion show, reception, cash bar, and silent auction.

Cost: $20/General Ticket, $40/VIP (tickets)

If you've spent any time on social media this past week, you've probably seen the #metoo stories from the thousands of women who have shared their experiences of sexual harassment and assault after the revelations about the dozens of accusations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

It was one of the few times when the happenings in Hollywood were truly a reflection of the lives of wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters across the country.

Very few women right here in the good old USA make it through life without being groped, propositioned by a man with power over their lives, or otherwise harassed or assaulted because some man feels it's his right to do so.

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By Pat Hammond

This week's sneak peek comes from Homeland Heroes called "From the Battlefield to the Boardroom" with Colonel Jill Morgenthaler

Homeland Heroes will be hosting a lunch event with Colonel Jill Morgenthaler 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM on Friday, November 17th.

Colonel Morgenthaler draws on her experiences as the former Battalion Commander in the 88th Regional Support Command Division, Brigade Commander in the 84th Division, and director of homeland security for the state of Illinois to share essential tools and insights on leadership and how they can be translated to the private sector.

The cost is $40 and includes lunch.

For tickets/RSVP please visit

For more information about Colonel Morgenthaler and her inspirational career, please visit her website:

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By Pat Hammond

October's Sneak Peek: Looking for Money with the NH Speed Venture Summit

Think speed dating for your business.  According to their event page, the NH Speed Venture Summit brings "together New Hampshire’s early stage growth companies, regional investors, and tech influencers." 

This is an incredible opportunity for networking, pitching ideas, and picking people's brains.  If you are a New Hampshire startup, and you know you will need to find investors, this is the one event you need to attend this year.

The NH Speed Venture Summit will be held Thursday, November 30th from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road, Bedford.  Registration is required.  The cost to attend is $10.  For more information please visit Live Free & Start's event calendar.

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By Pat Hamond

Harbor Homes is hosting their 4th annual Gala to benefit their Ending Homelessness fund from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Friday, October 6th at the Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua.

The evening will include:

  • Dinner and Dancing
  • Live music by PK and the Mighty Seven
  • Live performances
  • Raffles…including a diamond necklace
  • Live and silent auctions
  • VIP champagne cocktail hour

And this year's keynote speaker is Captain William Shepard, US Astronaut, Navy Seal, and recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Inspiring Women in Business

We are less than a month away from Women Inspiring Women's annual Inspiring Women in Business conference.

This year's Inspiring Women Business event will be held on Monday, October 2nd at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH and will include some very familiar speakers.

  • Peter Jude Ricciardi
  • Charlene DeCesare
  • Melissa Albano-Davis
  • Michael Katz
  • Sherry Dutra
  • Leslie Sturgeon

 This event provides the platform for New Hampshire business women to connect with local experts, participate in brainstorming, and develop a support network that many women struggle to find in the business world.

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Free CWE Classes in Portsmouth, Manchester,  & Concord

Great news for anyone looking to pick up a new skill or take a budget-friendly free class on essential business topics.  

It looks like the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) in Nashua is expanding their footprint to offer their very popular classes to towns around New Hampshire. 

In addition to the recent workshops in Claremont, CWE has posted classes for Portsmouth, Manchester, and Concord. 

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek - SCORE

This week's sneak peek at the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE has five small business workshops coming up in September.

It's a great opportunity to get some information, meet a few fellow entrepreneurs, and ask questions from people who have started and run their own business.

Most SCORE workshops are $25, Free/Veterans

For information about SCORE's fall lineup, please visit A Sneak Peek at SCORE's Fall Workshops!

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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  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
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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

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.

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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.

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