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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

Ssshhh....Alpha Loft is Moving!

I'm not sure why this seems like some kind of state secret, but Alpha Loft Manchester is moving to the 2nd floor of 1087 Elm Street on October 1st.  

It's kind of weird since it's been in the Union Leader and I've personally confirmed it with the peeps at Alpha Loft, but you will find almost no mention of it anywhere on the web.  (Not even on Alpha Loft's website...)

I wish I could say I'm going to miss the wonky conference room floor of their old space at 844 Elm Street, but I'm not.  It was always a toss up between showing up early for a prime end-of-table spot and risking a parking ticket at the time-sensitive meters or spend an entire meeting trying to keep your chair from rolling on the steeply slanted floor so you didn't break a rib when you hit the conference table.  

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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 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
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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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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
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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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