by Pat Hammond on Friday, June 16, 2017
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. A little sunshine, shmoozing, and friendly competition go a long way toward meeting people, forging new relationships, and learning about new opportunities. Even better, it's a tried and true, completely legitimate excuse to take the afternoon off and get out of the office.
There are so many golf tournaments and charity events this summer that I'm including a list of links some of the events. This list represents my first pass at finding events, but I suspect there are a lot more out there. Make sure to check the event website for registration information, deadlines, and fees.
6/20/17 RHS Alumni Association 15th Annual Golf Outing Candia Woods Golf Links 313 South Road, Candia, NH 03034
6/23/17 The 30th Annual Merrimack Chamber Golf Tournament Amherst Country Club 72 PohemahRoad, Amherst, NH 03031
6/26/17 2017 Wentworth-Douglass Golf Tournament Cochecho Country Club 145 Gulf Road, Dover, NH 03820
6/26/17 Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region Golf Tournament Laconia Country Club 607 Elm St, Laconia, NH 03246
7/10/17 98.5 Sports Hub "Who's Your Caddy?" Golf Outing Atkinson Resort and Golf Club 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811
7/31/17 Annual Charity Golf Tournament Fundraiser by the Tewksbury MA Lions Club Campbell Scottish Highlands Golf Course 79 Brady Ave, Salem, NH 03079
8/11/17 9th Annual ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser Derryfield Country Club 625 North Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104
8/12/17 26th Peterborough Open High Hopes Foundation Golf Tournament Crotched Mountain Golf Club RT 47/ 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike North, Francestown, NH 03043
8/21/17 Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity First Annual Golf Tournament Wentworth By The Sea Country Club 60 Wentworth Road, Rye, NH 03870
8/22/17 2nd Annual NHTI Lynx Golf Series Beaver Meadow Golf Course 1 Beaver Meadow Drive, Concord, NH 03301
8/25/17 6th Annual Elm Grove Companies Charity Golf Tournament Derryfield Country Club 625 North Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104
Nashua Robot Builders 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MakeIt Labs 25 Crown Street, Nashua. This group meets the 3rd Sunday of the month for open discussion and show-and-tell about building robots. For more information please visit http://www.meetup.com/NashuaRobotBuilders/
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
603 Networking Nashua - Open Networking 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM UNO Pizzeria & Grill - 593 Amherst Street - Nashua, NH 03063. Come join the 603 Networking group in Nashua for an evening of open networking and conversation. It's always a fun time. Food and beverages will be available for purchase -- ½ Price apps and Happy Hour Drink Specials starting at only $3. The event is free, but they do need an RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/603-networking-619-530-730pm-nashua-open-networking-tickets-34635206836
CWE New Hampshire - Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Nashua 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Center for Women and Enterprise - 30 Temple Street - Suite 610 - Nashua, NH 03060. This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Cost: Free https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwe-new-hampshire-legal-considerations-for-new-business-owners-tickets-33011159266
Merrimack Chamber of Commerce: Member Open House-Soma Holistic Therapy Center 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Merrimack Chamber of Commerce 4 John Tyler Street Unit H Merrimack. Come in and view our holistic sanctuary and meet our highly skilled practitioners. Find out how natural medicine, manual therapies and emotional support can help you and your family to live a healthy, happy life. http://http://merrimack.chamberofcommerce.me/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=253882
603 Networking Tilton - Open Networking 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UNO Pizzeria & Grill - 120 Laconia Road - Tilton, NH 03276. Please join us for our June evening of open networking and conversation with the 603 Networking Lakes & Mountains Regions group. Food and beverages will be available for purchase -- ½ Price apps and Happy Hour Drink Specials starting at only $3. The event is free, but they do need https://www.eventbrite.com/e/603-networking-619-6-8pm-tilton-open-networking-tickets-34635087479an RSVP
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/
Manchester Lean Coffee 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Alpha Loft 844 Elm Street, Manchester. Discuss Lean Thinking (Agile too!), Lean Coffee is Agenda-less, yet structured. For more information/RSVP https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-Lean-Coffee/
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/
The Lead to Loyal™ Digital Workshop - Manchester 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM SilverTech's Ash St Schoolhouse Headquarters - 196 Bridge St. - Manchester, New Hampshire 03104. Successful marketing is all about planning and anticipating what’s next. Join us for a FREE half-day workshop to learn, network, and get the inside scoop on what lies ahead in digital marketing. Lunch will be provided and you’ll leave with a thumb drive loaded with useful templates, whitepapers, and other digital marketing tools. Cost: Free https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lead-to-loyaltm-digital-workshop-tickets-35007000882
CWE New Hampshire - Maximize the Power of LinkedIn for your Business - Nashua 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CWE New Hampshire, 30 Temple Street, Suite 610, Nashua. This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners who want to quickly master their firms business development potential through LinkedIn. Cost: $30 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwe-new-hampshire-maximize-the-power-of-linkedin-for-your-business-tickets-31888374988
Greater Derry - Londonderry Chamber Networking Referrals & Leads Luncheon 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce 29 West Broadway Derry. This catered networking event is held the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Chamber's conference room. All participants are given the opportunity to promote their businesses to the group, which in turn becomes an additional sales force that refers members of the group. FREE for members; $10 for not-yet-members. http://http://derry-chamber.chambermaster.com/events/
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/
CWE New Hampshire - QuickBooks Intensive - Nashua 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CWE New Hampshire - 30 Temple Street - Suite 610 - Nashua, New Hampshire 03060. Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. In this 4-week intensive series, participants will learn the basics of navigating the QuickBooks program and have the opportunity to practice using it in real-time. Cost: $195 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwe-new-hampshire-quickbooks-intensive-tickets-31885602696
Nashua Arts Commission: Nashua Arts Organizations UNITE: Collaborating for Mutual Benefit 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM City of Nashua City Hall Auditorium 229 Main St, Nashua. The Nashua Arts Commission sponsors this brainstorming, networking and scheduling workshop to bring together Nashua’s creative community to work out a schedule for Nashua’s performing arts and arts and culture events through September 2017 to August 2018, and explore opportunities for joint marketing efforts. Cost: This is a free workshop sponsored by the Nashua Arts Commission http://http://nashuachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/nashua-arts-organizations-unite-collaborating-for-mutual-benefit-1561
Drink and Link - Shaskeen Pub Manchester 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM The Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant - 909 Elm Street - Manchester, NH 03101. Come meet Manchester area professionals and other fun people. http://https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-link-tickets-34909278592
NH UXPA June Meeting: "Contextual Inquiry in Clinical Settings" - Manchester 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Please join us for a wonderful talk by Beth Loring on conducting user research in clinical settings. Even if you don't currently work on medical devices, you will learn great tips on research facilitation from one of the best in the industry! Cost: Free http://https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nh-uxpa-june-meeting-contextual-inquiry-in-clinical-settings-tickets-34574025842
New Hampshire-Maine Santa Supper - Manchester 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Monthly New Hampshire Santa Supper The Yard Restaurant, 1211 South Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03109. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-hampshire-maine-santa-supper-tickets-26736841613
Women's Council of Realtors of Southern NH: Safety First - Londonderry 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Granite State South Board of REALTORS® - Granite State South Board of REALTORS® - 50 Nashua Rd., #105 - Londonderry, NH 03053. In a field that naturally presents itself to more dangers, let’s do the most to educate ourselves to be the best prepared that we can be! Cost: Free/members, $15/non-members. http://https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safety-first-tickets-34251686717
Facebook & Instagram for Business by Marketplace Home Mortgage - Bedford 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KW Metropolitan - 168 South River Road - Bedford, NH 03110. We believe the best way to earn your business is to help you GROW your business. To that effect, we are so excited to bring this exclusive training to our possible future partners in the New Hampshire region. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facebook-instagram-for-business-by-marketplace-home-mortgage-tickets-35009627739
New Hampshire Networkers - Merrimack 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Portofino 456 Daniel Webster Hwy #12, Merrimack. This monthly meetup is just one of the New Hampshire Networkers regular meetings. The cost is $5/for one visit or $20/for lifetime. http://https://www.meetup.com/Merrimack-Manchester-Hudson-Goffstown-Amherst-Networkers/
Nashua Chamber of Commerce: Brown Bag Lunch Seminar - Identifying Reasons for Doing Business 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Nashua Chamber of Commerce 142 Main St., 5th Floor, Nashua. Join us for the 2nd seminar of our 3-Part Brown Bag lunch series with a GREAT seminar by Toby Payne of Sandler Training, a worldwide leader in Sales Training. THIS MONTH, develop your 30 Second commercial and follow a proven prospecting system that takes the pressure off while increasing your ability to set qualified appointments. Cost: Free http://nashuachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/brown-bag-lunch-seminar-identifying-reasons-for-doing-business-1556
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. http://https://www.meetup.com/Spanish-conversation-group-Manchester-NH/
Concord Young Professionals Network: The River Guild 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM The River Guild 254 North State Street Concord. Join us for CYPN Networking at the River Guild! Drinks from Area 23, snacks and door prizes await you. We can't wait to network with you! http://cca.concordnhchamber.com/EvtListing.aspx?dbid2=NHCon&categoryid=316683&keyword=&class=E
Manchester Connects - Final Presentation 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM University of New Hampshire at Manchester - 88 Commercial Street - 2nd Floor - Manchester, NH 03101. Please join the Manchester Connects planning team from Civic Moxie at the official Manchester Connects Plan Launch! This meeting will introduce and review the plan’s Action Kits and provide an opportunity to learn how Manchester Connects will grow from a concept into implementation. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manchester-connects-final-presentation-tickets-35128601593
Women Connecting with Women 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM HassleFree Chiropractic, 84 W Broadway, Derry, NH 03038. Two hours of open networking, introductions, food & drink! The "vibe" is casual, friendly, business-oriented, with LOTS of positive, supportive energy. Cost: Free Please RSVP: http://www.charleneignites.com/wcww
SCORE: Tax Basics for Small Business Owners - Nashua 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Rivier University, Sylvia Trottier Hall, Room 230 Clement Street Nashua. Learn how to tackle your taxes from our friends at Melanson Heath. The tax experts will cover an overview of both federal and NH taxes, why entity selection matters, how to keep good books, what's deductible, and how crossing state lines can impact your taxes. Cost: $25, Free for Veterans https://merrimackvalley.score.org/event/tax-basics-small-business-owners
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/
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://millyard.toastmastersclubs.org/
Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce: State of the State Address 2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Dr, Nashua. Join us as Governor Chris Sununu gives his first State of the State address to Nashua's business leaders. He will reflect on his time to date in office and take a look at his plans to come as he discusses New Hampshire's economic condition and the Nashua business community. http://nashuachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/state-of-the-state-address-2017-1555
New 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 03060. This 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-34671321857?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/
CWE New Hampshire - The Art of Networking - Nashua 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Center for Women and Enterprise - 30 Temple Street - Suite 610 - Nashua, NH 03060. The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. Cost $10 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwe-new-hampshire-the-art-of-networking-tickets-33011350839
UNH Summer Open House - Manchester 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM UNH Professional Development & Training - UNH Manchester - 88 Commercial Street - Manchester, NH 03101. Please join UNH Professional Development & Training for our Summer Open House at UNH Manchester! Meet representatives from the PD&T team, and learn more about the many noncredit workshops and certificate programs offered right in the Manchester Millyard. Cost: Free https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-open-house-tickets-35054891123?aff=es2
Nashua Arts Organizations UNITE: Collaborating for Mutual Benefit 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nashua Public Library 2 Court St. Nashua. The Nashua Arts Commission sponsors this brainstorming, networking and scheduling workshop to bring together Nashua’s creative community to work out a schedule for Nashua’s performing arts and arts and culture events through September 2017 to August 2018, and explore opportunities for joint marketing efforts. Cost: Free http://nashuachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/nashua-arts-organizations-unite-collaborating-for-mutual-benefit-1561
Successful Women in Business (SWIB) Networking Event - Plaistow 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Honeysuckle Stitches - 174 Plaistow Road - Plaistow, NH 03865. This is a new group in Plaistow NH. Come and mingle with amazing women and be inspired. This group is an informal group, Plan to share a little about your business over the course of the evening. http://https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swib-networking-event-tickets-35075893943
Greater Derry/Londonderry Legislative Breakfast 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Brookstone Event Center, 14 NH-111, Derry, NH 03038, USA. As the 2017 legislative session winds down in Concord, meet and mingle with state legislators from Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Hampstead, Auburn, Chester, and Atkinson at the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Legislative Breakfast. A full hot breakfast will be served. Cost: $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-Chamber members. http://derry-chamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/legislative-breakfast-2305
30th Annual Merrimack Chamber Golf Tournament 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Amherst Country Club 72 Pohemah Road, Amherst. The 30th Annual Merrimack Chamber Golf Tournament will be a held Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Amherst Country Club. We would like to invite your business to once again participate and be a considerable presence at this event. Whether you golf or participate as a sponsor, it’s a great opportunity to network and get your business in front of local business leaders. http://http://merrimack.chamberofcommerce.me/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=250957
NH PoutineFest 2017 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM Northeast Delta Dental Stadium - 1 Line Drive - Manchester, NH 03101. This festival is New England’s original celebration of the French-Canadian classic, poutine! Restaurants from all over New England will entice you with their spin on this Canadian treasure.
Cost: $30/General Admission, $40/VIP http://https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nh-poutinefest-2017-tickets-32995558604
If you're like me and meet a lot of the same people at the regular events, summer is a great opportunity to try some new activities, have some fun in the sun, and meet new people.
There are activities for every interest, location, and budget. All it takes is a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.
Golf, hiking, and white water rafting are great activities for people who want to get out of the office. If you like your events a little less physical, how about learning a new skill? Hobbies are a great way to find open conversations with strangers. And if you don't want to commit to a new hobby, why not try open mic or game board night?
Any activity that helps you break the status quo so you are getting out and meeting new people will work.
Have a great week people!
Editor & Queen Bee at Queen City Buzz