Weekly Roundup: NH Business & Networking Events 7/22/18 - 7/28/18

by Pat Hammond on Friday, July 20, 2018


Manchester Trolley Night -- Get out & see what the Queen City has to offer!

When was the last time you walked around downtown Manchester?

I don't mean the trek from the parking garage to a meeting or a ball game. I'm talking about intentionally parking the car and wandering the streets; stopping by the galleries and shops, having drinks and dinner and enjoying the city. 

For me, it's been since I left City Hall. 

In real time that's about 14 years.  (Yikes!) 

Don't get me wrong.  I live and work in Manchester and I go downtown all the time for meetings and trips to the library, but I never hang around because there's nothing there.

Things have apparently changed.  A lot.

When I went to the Manchester Ink Link party a few weeks ago I realized that the Elm Street I remembered had morphed into something new and exciting.

There are still a few vacant storefronts, but there is also a buzz.  Instead of empty streets, there was music, restaurants, and a whole funky new vibe that seemed to blend a little piece of every soul that has worked to bring the city back. 

But it won't last unless we support it. 

Just like the tree falling in the forest, our revitalized downtown won't exist if no one sees it. 

Take the night off and ride around town on the trolley.  Visit the Millyard Museum, walk through the downtown farmer's market, grab a drink and do some people watching.  Forget about the way it used to be and soak up the new energy.  

If you can't make trolley night, maybe you can take an hour to meet a friend for coffee or lunch.  

And yes, I'm going to take my own advice.  I have a couple of deadlines looming, but I'm going to take a couple hours to visit The Bookery and wander around Elm Street next week.   

Maybe I'll see you there. 


Reminder: Check out the webinars at the bottom of the page. 

Top Business & Networking Picks for  7/22/18 - 7/28/18

  1. Mondays are for Marketing 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM on Monday, July 23rd at The Cooperative Venture Workspace - 36 Maplewood Avenue - Portsmouth, NH
  1. Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 2018 Picnic in the Park 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 25th at Victory Park Across from the Manchester Public Library
  1. Manchester YPN Manchester Trolley Night 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 26th Downtown Manchester


For creative, science, and tech events, please see the weekly NH Creative, Science & Tech Events post, it comes out every Thursday.

Listed below are the events on next week's Business & Networking calendar.  This information is gathered from 30+ sources and is thought to be reasonably accurate however event organizers sometimes cancel or reschedule events and forget to update their group calendar.  If you RSVP most organizers will send an email to let you know when an event is canceled, but if you're unsure, please take a minute to contact the group organizer before heading out.

This Week's Business & Networking Events in Manchester, NH

Monday, July 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM     Mondays are for Marketing - Portsmouth, The Cooperative Venture Workspace - 36 Maplewood Avenue - Portsmouth, NH 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM     Pleasant Street Toastmasters - Concord, Dolloff Bldg. (2nd Floor), 117 Pleasant Street, State Office Park South, Concord, NH

1:00 PM - 7:30 PM       The 4th Annual Harbor Homes Golf Tournament to End Veteran Homelessness, Sky Meadow Country Club - 6 Mountain Laurels Drive - Nashua, NH

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM      Capital Toastmasters Club Meeting - ConcordGranite Ledges of Concord - 151 Langley Parkway - Concord, NH

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM       Jaffrey Series: Advanced Facebook; Facebook Advertising; Graphics for the Beginner, Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce - 7 Main St - Jaffrey, NH

4:45 PM - 7:45 PM        Merrimack Motivators Toastmasters, Merrimack Town Hall Meeting Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM        Weekly Nashua Networking, The Riverview Cafe at Millyard Technology Park - 10 Technology Way, 3rd Floor - Nashua, NH

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM        Performology: Kickass Comp Plans; Close out 2018 on Top! Nashua, Gateway Hills, Enterprise Conference Room - 200 Innovative Way -  Nashua, NH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM       Catapult Lunch Connects at Street - Portsmouth, Street - 801 Islington Street - Portsmouth, NH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM       Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters - Concord, Building 2, 2nd Floor Two Delta Drive Concord, NH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM       New England B2B Networking Group Event in Bedford, NH, Desired Care Chiropractic - 360 Route 101 Unit 13B - Bedford, NH 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM      Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 2018 Picnic in the Park, Victory Park  Across from the Manchester Public Library 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM        Spanish Conversation Group Manchester, NH, Panera Bread 52 March Avenue, Manchester, NH

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM        Lady Boss Women Entrepreneurial Club - Manchester,  Gauchos Churrascaria  62 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM       CWE New Hampshire - Marketing on a Shoestring (Claremont, NH), Claremont MakerSpace - 46 Main St.  - Claremont, NH

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Nashua Stock Investing Meetup: Let's discuss where the stock market is going now. What are you buying/selling?, Nashua Public Library - 2 Court Street - Nashua, NH

Thursday, July 26, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM        Millyard Toastmasters - Manchester, Eversource Energy Park at 780 No. Commercial Street, Manchester, NH

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM        New England B2B Networking for Millennials in Nashua, NH, T-Mobile Store Pheasant Lane Mall - 310 Daniel Webster Hwy - Nashua, NH  

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM        Business Networking meeting Salem, NH, Tuscan Kitchen - 67 Main Street - Salem, NH

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM       Lady Boss Women Entrepreneurial Club Meetup in NASHUA, NH, CWE - 35 Temple St - Nashua, NH

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM        Manchester YPN Manchester Trolley Night, Downtown Manchester

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM         Successful Women in Business - Newton, 8 Durgin Dr, Newton, NH

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM        Game Night! Nashua Young Professionals Social Meetup, The Flight Center - 97 Main St - NASHUA, NH

Friday, July 27, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM      Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors: Syncing Ethical w/Moral (3 CEUs) - Bedford, Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of REALTORS - 176 South River Road - Bedford, NH

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM        Get Together Golf - Atkinson, Atkinson Resort & Country Club 85 Country Club Dr, Atkinson, NH

Misc. Webinars - Note: These are not local businesses, but they are relevant to NH small business 

July 24  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM         Webinar: Be a Better Video Storyteller: Make an Impact With Motion

July 26  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM         Webinar: Too Many Hats? How to Juggle the Different Roles of Owning a Small Business


The Weekly Roundup is a listing of upcoming business and networking events in Manchester, Concord, and Nashua, New Hampshire. It includes Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) networking events, as well as local business groups, free and paid business training, workshops, and seminars. 

For more information about upcoming business and networking events please visit the Queen City Buzz Business Networking & Events Calendar

If you would like your event included in the calendar, please send an email to buzz@queencity.buzz -- subject line "Events"