Trend Talks, a cooperative program between The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth and Leadership Seacoast, will hold its next panel discussion, The Military’s Economic Impact on the Seacoast on Tuesday, October 30, from 8-9:30 a.m., Granite State College, 51 International Drive, Portsmouth. Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, the event is free and open to the public, Chamber members, and Leadership Seacoast alumni and prospective candidates.
This session will feature guest speakers who will provide an overview of the significant economic impact the military has in the Seacoast region. Col. John Pogorek, Commander of the 157th Air Refueling Wing, New Hampshire Air National Guard, and Captain David Hunt, Commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will also discuss operations and staffing, future opportunities, and the challenges these organizations face.
The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth and Leadership Seacoast have partnered to bring fresh, relevant and timely information to the public in the core Leadership Seacoast topics of justice, education, arts/culture, economic development, government, health and human services and the environment. To register for this free forum, visit www.portsmouthcollaborative.org.
About Bangor Savings Bank
Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $3.7 billion in assets, offers retail banking to consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, merchant services, and small business banking services to businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 166th year, with 55 branches and on the Web at www.bangor.com. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997. In 2016, the Bank and its Foundation invested $1.7 million into Maine’s communities in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants and partnership initiatives.
About Leadership Seacoast
Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast economic structure and social fabric. Affiliated with the National Community Leadership Association, Leadership Seacoast offers its participants unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast community and its future. For more information about our programs please check out our website at www.leadershipseacoast.org.
About The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth
The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth is the business collective of the greater Portsmouth community. The Chamber’s mission is to lead the greater Portsmouth business community as a convener of people, businesses, and organizations, through communication, education, support, advocacy, and cooperative opportunities. For more information on our programs or membership please visit PortsmouthCollaborative.org.
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