Discover the Secret Sauce: Small Businesses Thriving in Portsmouth
Date and Time
Tuesday Jun 6, 2023 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
319 Vaughan St
Portsmouth NH 03801
This will be an interactive morning hearing from the small business community and business resources that support them. This event is open to Chamber members and non members alike.
SBA New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich and Portsmouth Mayor Deaglan McEachern will kick off the event.
Sean Clancy, Assistant City Manager for Economic Development, Portsmouth, will moderate the event
Hear from two panels:
Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Spirit – A panel of Portsmouth-based business owners who will discuss why they choose Portsmouth and the benefits to doing business in the Port City.
Business Resource Panel – Meet your local business advisors and mentors who provide 1-on-1 individualized guidance and training opportunity to area businesses and some of the local clients they serve.
8:30 - Coffee / Tea / Networking
9:00 - Introduction - SBA New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich / Mayor Deaglan McEachern
9:30 - Panel #1 - Why Portsmouth Works? (Amy Bassett, District Director at U.S. Small Business Administration and Ben VanCamp, President & Chief Collaborator of the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, to moderate)
Drift - Owner Emily Stearns
Dwyer's Pub - Kevin Dwyer
SoHo Creative Studio - Michael Cinquino
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Panel #2 - Resources (Amy Bassett, District Director at U.S. Small Business Administration to moderate)
Ed Miles, Seacoast Regional Director of the NH Small Business Development Center
Steve Goldberg - Seacoast SCORE
SBDC - Port City Pretzels - Owner Suzanne Foley
Jonathan Smith, VP – Small Business Lending, Live Oak Bank