Weekly Roundup: Manchester Meetings & Tech Events 5/21/17- 5/27/17

by Pat Hammond on Friday, May 19, 2017

Donate your used mascara wands!

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

The next sneak peek is a series of Polish Your Image courses from Embrace Your Wardrobe. Starting Friday, June 9th, image consultant Sharon Jensen will be presenting weekly classes designed to help you find your best look.

  • What Seasonal Color Are You? Learn your seasonal color and try makeup for your season
  • Skin Care & Makeup Learn the importance of a daily skin regiment and try makeup for your seasonal color
  • What Body Type Are You? Discover your body type and how to dress for it. You will also discover how your face shape dictates your necklines, hair styles, eye wear and lapels
  • Declutter Your Closet Learn tips to declutter your closet, wardrobe capsuling and how to add your personal flare to your wardrobe.
  • Shopping Event Put all you've learned into practice

Classes will be held from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Derry Chamber Meeting Room, 29 W. Broadway, Derry.

The cost is $20 per class, or $80 for the entire 5-week program. For more information please visit http://embracewardrobe.eventbrite.com

Finally, Studio LAVO, New England's premier skin care and makeup boutique, is participating in a fund raiser called Wands for Wildlife.

Wands for Wildlife is a program from the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, that collects and cleans old mascara wands to be used to remove fly eggs and larva from wild animal fur. The small size and closeness of the bristles make mascara wands the perfect tool for the job. It's a great way to recycle and help keep wildlife healthy.

Studio LAVO is located at 27 Webster Street, Manchester and owner Lisa Van Orden says that she will give a 20% discount to anyone who brings in a mascara wand and mentions that they saw it on Queen City Buzz.

Mascara should be replaced every 2 - 3 months, why not take the opportunity to help a cute little animal and get a discount on a facial? For more information you can find Lisa on Facebook or visit her website http://www.studiolavo.com/.

This Week's Top Picks

  1. 603 Networking Bedford - Open networking Monday, May 22nd from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Cohen Closing & Title, LLC, 203 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Cost: Free https://www.eventbrite.com/e/603-networking-522-530-730pm-bedford-open-networking-tickets-34093045216
  2. Exit Planning Exchange - New England-NH: From Dorm Room Start-up to International Tech Company - Manchester Tuesday, May 23rd from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM at Southern New Hampshire University, Walker Auditorium, Robert Frost Hall, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH. Cost: Free/XPX New England Members, $35/non-members https://exitplanningexchange.com/event-2528867
  3. Alpha Loft Startup Shindig - Manchester Tuesday, May 23rd from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Oracle + Dyn 150 Dow Street Tower 3 Manchester. Cost: $25 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-shindig-tickets-33406288107

And if you make it to all three events, why not treat yourself to the Wine Tasting Party Wednesday, May 24th from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM at XO On Elm, 827 Elm Street, Manchester. The event is free, but tickets are limited. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-tasting-party-tickets-34326591760

This Week's Business, Networking & Tech Events

Sunday 5/21/17

Nashua Robot Builders 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MakeIt Labs 25 Crown Street, Nashua. Nashua Robot Builders, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, is an informal club of people (and robots) who are interested in any or all aspects of robotics, and who enjoy sharing and learning from each other. We welcome people (and robots) of all ages.http://www.meetup.com/NashuaRobotBuilders/

Monday 5/22/17

Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber for the 2017 Spring Fling Golf Classic 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Windham Country Club 1 Country Club Road, Windham. New time of year! New location! Join the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber for the 2017 Spring Fling Golf Classic. This 18-hole scramble will played on one of the state's most beautiful courses - Windham Country Club. The event will also feature breakfast, a delicious BBQ rib and chicken lunch, a great player gift, games, raffles, and more! Cost: $150 http://derry-chamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/spring-fling-golf-classic-2237

Unemployment Support Group - Concord 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EJ's on Main at the Holiday Inn, 172 N Main Street, Concord. This is a support group for people who are unemployed or underemployed. They don't have a website, but you can contact the group organizer Phil Rose at PSRCleaning@aol.com

Manchester Chamber of Commerce 2017 Legislative Dinner 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM LaBelle Winery 345 Route 101 Amherst. Join legislators and Chamber members for our 2017 Legislative Dinner, presented by Eversource! The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Eversource present the Annual Legislative Dinner on Monday, May 22nd. This evening brings together leaders of the business community and elected officials to help form productive relationships that will enhance the legislature’s ability to enact sound policies. Cost: $75/members, $95/non-members Registration: https://manchesterchambernh.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/4689

603 Networking Bedford - Open networking 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Cohen Closing & Title, LLC, 203 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Come join the 603 Networking group for an evening of open networking and conversation. This is a great new meeting space for our monthly 603 Networking event in the Manchester/Bedford area. The event is free, but they do need an RSVP. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/603-networking-522-530-730pm-bedford-open-networking-tickets-34093045216

Adobe User Group: Get Started With Premiere Pro! Nashua 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Nashua Public Library 2 Court Street, Nashua. Join us as Magda Bresson demonstrates Premiere Pro. https://www.meetup.com/Nashua-Adobe-User-Group/

CWE New Hampshire - Twitter for Small Business - Nashua 6:0.0 PM - 8:00 PM Center for Women & Enterprise New Hampshire 30 Temple Street Suite 610 Nashua. Cost: $25 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwe-new-hampshire-twitter-for-small-business-tickets-31888656831

Manchester Makerspace - Open House 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Manchester Makerspace 36 Old Granite Street, Manchester. Weekly open house open house so members and non-members can gather and talk about what's going on at the space. http://manchestermakerspace.org/events/category/events/

Tuesday 5/23/17

Best Practices in Employment Actions: How to Avoid Tripping Landmines As You Manage Your Workforce - Manchester 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM McLane Middleton 900 Elm Street, 10th Floor, Manchester. Employment related claims frequently impact businesses of all sizes, in every industry and can disrupt business, hurt employee morale, damage reputations and can be a financial burden even before going to court! Cost: Free http://livefreeandstart.com/events/best-practices-employment-actions-avoid-tripping-landmines-manage-workforce/

Exit Planning Exchange - New England-NH: From Dorm Room Start-up to International Tech Company - Manchester 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Southern New Hampshire University, Walker Auditorium, Robert Frost Hall, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH. Silicon Valley may be known as the mecca for tech start-ups, but Manchester-based Dyn, an internet performance company, is bringing a technology focus to the Queen City. The next XPX New Hampshire event will explore how Dyn went from dorm room start-up to a major technology company with more than 350 employees, and clients that include Netflix and Zappos. Cost: Free/XPX New England Members, $35/non-members https://exitplanningexchange.com/event-2528867

Hooksett Chamber of Commerce: Business Banking Seminar 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Merrimack County Savings Bank. Hooksett Rd. Hooksett. Learn from the experts. How does your business banking effect the way you do business.http://www.hooksettchamber.org/hooksett-chamber-events.html

Gold Star Mill City Referral Group - Bedford 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford. This group meets every Tuesday morning and is one of three Gold Star groups in Manchester. For more information, please visit Gold Star New England's meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/goldstarreferralclubs/

PIF docSTAR Human Resource Seminar - Manchester 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown, 101 South Commercial Street, Manchester. HR Automation Seminar: Document Scanning, Applicant Tracking and Employee Onboarding. Cost: Free https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pif-docstar-human-resource-seminar-tickets-33890368003

FREE - Bureau of Industry and Security / Export Compliance Seminar - Londonderry 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Highland Forwarding Inc - 6A Kitty Hawk Landing, #200, Londonderry. Highland Forwarding is pleased to sponsor a FREE 1/2 day Lunch and Learn Seminar where we will host the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security "BIS". This is a great opportunity to gain very valuable insight as well as to network with industry peers.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-bureau-of-industry-and-security-export-compliance-seminar-tickets-33584019707

Alpha Loft Startup Shindig - Manchester 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Oracle + Dyn 150 Dow Street Tower 3 Manchester. Join hundreds of your peers to celebrate entrepreneurship in New Hampshire at this premiere event! Startup Shindig has it all: networking, nine startup demos and a great keynote! Cost: $25 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-shindig-tickets-33406288107

Merrimack Motivators Toastmasters 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Merrimack Town Hall Meeting Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack. Meetup and improve your public speaking skills! For more information/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Merrimack-Motivators-Toastmasters-Meetup/

Friends of Kevin Networking - Nashua 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Millyard Technology Park 10 Technology Way, Nashua. Friends of Kevin is hosting a FREE networking event at the Millyard Technology Park is located at 10 Technology Way. The event is on the 3rd floor in the cafe. http://www.meetup.com/Friendsofkevin/

Wednesday 5/24/17

New England B2B Networking Group Event in Bedford, NH 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Desired Care Chiropractic - 360 Route 101 Unit 13B - Bedford, NH 03110. This is a paid networking group from Kevin Willett. The cost is $20, only one person per industry. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-england-b2b-networking-group-event-in-bedford-nh-tickets-34006247602?aff=es2

Spanish Conversation Group Manchester, NH 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panera Bread 52 March Avenue, Manchester. Spanish conversation group for anyone looking to improve or practice their language skills.https://www.meetup.com/Spanish-conversation-group-Manchester-NH/

CWE New Hampshire - Getting to Yes - Effective Sales Strategies - Nashua 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CWE New Hampshire 30 Temple Street Suite 610 Nashua. Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn effective sales techniques. Whether you are in a formal or informal setting, there are several key elements that apply to any sales situation. Cost: $25 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwe-new-hampshire-getting-to-yes-effective-sales-strategies-tickets-31888738074

Talk & Do Clojure: zprint - Manchester 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Alpha Loft 844 Elm Street, Manchester. Kim Kinnear will talk about zprint, a library and program to pretty print both Clojure(script) source as well as complex Clojure(script) data structures. https://www.meetup.com/Southern-New-Hampshire-Clojure-Meetup

Wine Tasting Party - Manchester 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM XO On Elm, Fine Dining Restaurant - 827 Elm Street - Manchester. Join us for a fun night out with great people, free appetizers, and sample a large variety of artisan wines from all over the world sponsored by Direct Cellars. A great opportunity and a fun way to make new connections, network, and meet new people. This event is free, grab your tickets now before they are all gone!!!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-tasting-party-tickets-34326591760

Write Free or Die - Derry 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Marion Gerrish Community Center 39 West Broadway, Rt. 102, Derry. Regular 4th Wednesday critique meeting at Marion Gerrish Community Center (MGCC) Derry, NH. If you’re new, you’ll be primarily observing. If you’re on the submitters' list, a reminder and list of the queued works for review is usually emailed out on the weekend before the meeting. https://www.meetup.com/Write-Free-Or-Die/

NH Real Estate Investors Mastermind - Nashua 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fody's Great American Tavern 9 Clinton Street, Nashua. Whether you're a flipper, investor, mortgage broker, realtor this group is for you. https://www.meetup.com/NH-Real-Estate-Investors-Mastermind/

Thursday 5/25/17

Millyard Toastmasters - Manchester 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Eversource Energy Park at 780 No. Commercial Street, Manchester. Become the leader & communicator you want to be by attending a Toastmasters Networking Night event in Concord or Manchester. Details available at http://bit.ly/2o8HrOV

New England B2B Networking for Millennials in Nashua, NHNew England B2B Networking for Millennials in Nashua, NH 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM T-Mobile Store Pheasant Lane Mall - 310 Daniel Webster Hwy - Nashua, NH 03060This is a paid networking group from Kevin Willett. The cost is $20, only one person per industry. Cost is $20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-england-b2b-networking-for-millennials-in-nashua-nh-tickets-34048799877?aff=es2

Gold Star Manchester Business Network - Bedford 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford. This group meets every Thursday morning and is one of three Gold Star groups in Manchester. For more information, please visit Gold Star New England's meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/goldstarreferralclubs/

Manchester Employment Security Job Fair 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM New Hampshire Employment Security 300 Hanover Street, Manchester. Wilson Employment Networks is hosting a job fair on Thursday, May 25 at the NHES office in Manchester. For more information please contact Tom Haydon 603-225-7300 or careers@wilsonemployment.com. http://cca.concordnhchamber.com/EvtListing.aspx?dbid2=NHCon&date=20170518&class=E

LADY BOSS Women Entrepreneurial Club (NASHUA, NH) 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Center For Women & Enterprise 30 Temple Street, Nashua. Women's business networking group with free and paid levels of membership. http://www.meetup.com/Lady-Boss-Women-Entrepreneurial-Club-Meetup/

Cyber Security - Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams and Ransomware - Nashua 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce,142 Main Street, 5th Floor, Nashua. Come Join Us for a discussion about cyber security. We will talk about how to protect your business from current on-line scams. We’ll provide examples and demonstrations, so you’ll know what to watch out for while at work, and what holds true for when you are in public and at home. Additionally, we’ll also show you simple, easy rules and concepts to follow to keep you and others around you, safe from yourself and the “Bad Guys”. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-security-protect-yourself-from-phishing-scams-and-ransomware-tickets-30937448742

MYPN May Business Event: Budget & Beers - Manchester 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Stark Brewing Company - 500 Commercial Street - Manchester. Join MYPN’s Business Committee for “Budget & Beers,” sponsored by The Concord Coalition and Edward Jones. We will begin with networking and the first round of beers courtesy of our sponsors, followed by a brief presentation on the federal budget in a way that will make it easy for young professionals to understand! After the presentation, stick around to chat and enjoy complimentary appetizers.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-business-event-budget-beers-sponsored-by-the-concord-coalition-and-edward-jones-tickets-34220608762

NH Data Science Meetup - Manchester 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial St, Room380, Manchester. Introduction to Applied Machine Learning & Case Study. Transforming Healthcare, Finance, Energy, and Commerce with Machine Learning. This talk will be an introduction to Machine Learning and its applications, with particular emphasis on Healthcare, Finance, Energy, and Commerce. https://www.meetup.com/NH-Data-Science-Meetup-Manchester/

Friday 5/26/17

Greater Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce - Government Affairs Committee meeting 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, 29 West Broadway, Derry. The Government Affairs Committee is the Chamber's policy-recommending body and works to better connect the business community with policy makers. All Chamber members are welcome to attend.http://derry-chamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/government-affairs-committee-meeting-05-26-2017-1008

Wrap Up

Chris Pastrana from the NH Business Show and I are going to be taking notes and shooting video at 603 Networking's event in Bedford on Monday. If you're on the fence about attending, stop by and say "Hi." I'm always on the lookout for pod guests and featured businesses to promote on the blog and it's fun to be able to put a face to the people I meet online.

Don't forget to check out this month's Live from the Hive podcast featuring Tammy Downing from Out of the Box Tours and Jordyn Mastacouris from On Point Consulting.

Everyone loves Tammy and thanks to her suggestion, my husband found a gluten-free haven at Moonlight Meadery. (So many flavors...and they were all gluten-free!)

And if you or someone you know is struggling to get their business idea off the ground, you definitely want to talk to listen to the podcast then call Jordyn. In most cases she can get you up and running in a day and have your business, marketing and sales strategies worked out within a couple weeks.

Have a great week people!

Pat Hammond

Editor & Queen Bee at Queen City Buzz