Weekly Roundup: Manchester Meetings & Tech Events 6/27/16 - 7/1/16

by Pat Hammond on Friday, June 24, 2016

Future Tech Women

Look at this lineup!

Between the upcoming holiday and warm weather I thought this week's events calendar would be conspicuously uneventful, but it looks like June is closing with a bang. Who'd a thought it?

The first featured event for this week is, of course, 603 Networking's open networking event at the Fisher Cat's game on Monday, June 27th. Lisa Jackson has been doing a great job organizing multiple monthly events around the Granit State and if you're a 603 Networking member and haven't made it to one yet, this is your opportunity. Make it two-fer. Get in an hour or two of networking then kick back with a cold drink to watch the Fisher Cats. Networking is from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Sam Adams Bar & Grill in the Delta Dental Stadium. The networking is free, but you will need to buy a game ticket to get in the stadium. For more information, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2737743/2737743-6146019768664076291

This week's second featured event is Marketing Jam, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, June 27th at Alpha Loft 844 Elm Street, Manchester. Marketing and networking are the biggest challenges local business owners complain about. This is a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Meet other local business owners, trouble shoot, share insights and maybe even collaborate on a marketing activity. It's a win/win and now that I'm thinking about it, I need to check my calendar to see if I can make it. For more information/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Marketing-Jam-NH/

Future Tech Women's Hangout is also back on the calendar this week. I haven't talked to Bethany, but it looks like they had to cancel the last few meetups. If you are a woman who works in the tech industry, even if you are not a tech, please think about joining and participating in this group. It's been almost a year since I interviewed Ross for an article about the group and in some ways it seems like things in the tech industry have gotten worse. Not only have a lot companies laid off US tech workers in favor of cheaper foreign labor, but the stories we're hearing from Silicon Valley about how few women are working in tech related fields and how they are treated is demoralizing. Tech is everywhere, it's part of everything we do almost every day. Even if you're not a software engineer, if you are a woman in the workforce chances are good that you need to have some measure of confidence and skill when it comes to technology. For more information about the Future Tech Women group please visit http://www.futuretechwomen.org/

This Week's Business, Networking & Tech Events


Unemployment Support Group: 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 - Manchester (Open Networking): 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Sam Adams Bar & Grill at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium 1 Line Drive, Manchester. This is an open networking event, but you will need to purchase an admittance ticket to the game to get access to the bar where we'll meet. By calling ahead, you can get a group rate for the ticket of $9; if you decide to grab your ticket at the gate that night, the price will be $14. ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET TO THE GAME TO GET ADMITTANCE TO THE BAR. Contact Stephanie Fournier, Director of Hospitality and Special Events at 603.606.4105 — and tell her you are with the 603 Networking Group for Monday night, June 27. RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/603-networking-627-53...

Marketing Jam NH: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Jam Night Part Deux Alpha Loft 844 Elm Street, Manchester. Maybe you have a small business or startup and have to do the marketing on your own. Whatever your situation is there is always a lot to learn in today's marketing landscape. Whether it be SEO, SEM/PPC, Social Media, web analytics or inbound marketing we could all use a little knowledge transfer. That's the goal of Marketing Jam NH


Gold Star Mill City Referral Group: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford. This is a paid referral group managed by Piper Turgeon. It's very low key and definitely worth a visit for anyone who is looking to join a regular referral group.

Merrimack Motivators Toastmasters: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Merrimack Town Hall Meeting Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack

Future Tech Women Hangout: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dyn 150 Dow Street, Manchester. If you plan on attending the Manchester Chapter Hangout, please RSVP to bethany@futuretechwomen.org

Open Beta: Playtest: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Myriad Games 1525 S. Willow St., Manchester So bring your projects, bring your friends, or just bring your sparkling personality. This event is open to everyone, whether you make games or not.


Lady Boss Entrepreneurial Club: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Gauchos Churrascaria Brazillian Steakhouse 62 Lowell Street, Manchester. Women's business networking group with free and paid levels of membership.

Network After Work: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Ale House 23 Central Street, Manchester. Socialize with hundreds of local professionals and entrepreneurs. Cost is $15/advance $25/at the door.


Gold Star Manchester Business Network: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Moe Joe's Family Restaurant 2175 Candia Road, Manchester. If you can't make Tuesday, how about Thursday? This is the second Gold Star group in Manchester but there are other chapters within the Manchester metro area. To find a group near you visit: http://www.meetup.com/goldstarreferralclubs/

Wrap Up -- New Service from Queen City Buzz!

This week marked the launch of the Ask the Expert service on Queen City Buzz.

The idea for this program came from the sheer number of people who call in a panic or corner me in coffee shops with their business and tech questions. I am not making this up. I get at least one call a week from someone in a panic because they "broke" something on their website, lost a file, corrupted a file or simply can't figure out how to do something.

I don't even always know these people.

Some of them are friends of friends, friends of my husband's co-workers, then there are the complete strangers who pull up a chair when I'm out having coffee. Clearly there is a need for this service, so I decided to put it out there.

Ask the Expert is a quick fix service for business and tech problems or questions that can be fixed or answered in 60 minutes or less.The cost is $1 a minute with a 15-minute minimum and a 60-minute maximum. That means your cost will never be more than $60.

My ultimate goal is to expand the Ask the Expert service so that we have a variety of local experts offering their service at 1/2 off their normal hourly rate for quick fix/60-minute or less consultations. If you are interested in using the service or joining me as an expert for hire, please give me a call 603-264-0788 or send me an email pat@queencity.buzz

For more information about the service please see Ask the Expert to Save Time & Money!

Have a great week people!

Pat Hammond

Editor & Queen Bee at Queen City Buzz

PS: Don't forget the Kickstart Monday podcast. You can find us on iTunes or just click the link on the Queen City Buzz homepage.