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  • Chamber Collaborative: Hop Aboard the Network Express

    This Week

    VIRTUAL Thursday, Oct. 8, 8-9 a.m.: Connect & Collaborate 2. Click to learn more about this weekly networking group open to one individual for each business category. Guests are welcome!
    VIRTUAL Friday, Oct. 9, 8-9 a.m.: Connect & Collaborate. Click to learn more about this weekly networking group open to one individual for each business category. Guests are welcome!   
    Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: 37th Annual Chamber Classic presented by Wheelabrator.
    VIRTUAL Friday, Oct. 9, 1-2 p.m.: Chamber Chat LIVE. Join us through Zoom Video Conferencing for this interactive meeting with Chamber Collaborative President Valerie Rochon and James Petersen of Petersen Engineering and Ryan Houghton of Dowling Corporation. We will be discussing air filtration and circulation options as they relate to COVID-19.  
     
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    We're looking forward to Friday's golf tournament!


    REAL Friday, Oct. 9, Registration 8 a.m. Shotgun start 9 a.m..: 37th Annual Chamber Collaborative Golf Tournament presented by Wheelabrator Technologies  Thanks to all slated to join us on the greens at Breakfast Hill Golf Club. It's our 37th tourney, and our first with a Fancy Pants Contest. We cannot wait! Last minute questions? Email Jennifer.
     

    6 Rules to Managing Yourself So You Can Manage Others

    Inc.com As a manager, you need to constantly grow so you can manage your team efficiently. But it's also a full-time job to manage yourself. It's something you need to nail down. 

    We all get caught up in tasks, chores, work, etc. As humans, we have a tendency to believe we're not going to be successful if we haven't stressed or over-worked. It's a terrible stigma to overcome. When you finally reflect on all those hours you've spent worrying and the long hours in the office. It's normally too late to change.

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    How to handle HVAC in Friday's Chamber Chat LIVE

    Winter is coming and we all must move indoors. No matter what your indoor environment is, your focus is how to make your space safe for customers and staff, and build consumer confidence so they will continue to do business with you in person.

    James Petersen of Petersen Engineering is the co-chair of the Citizens Response Task Force and sits on the Health Sub-Committee, where they are focused on tracking the spread of COVID, and creating a FAQ sheet on what to consider as you research air filtration and circulation options. James is going to join us to walk us through some of those considerations.

    Ryan Houghton from Dowling Corporation, an HVAC/R mechanical services provider, will also join us. Many of you are familiar with this local company. Ryan will share his experience with the various options available for small to large spaces, in layman’s terms, and provide insight into what might work best in your environment.  

    Join us through Zoom Video Conferencing for our interactive meetings with Chamber Collaborative President Valerie Rochon, every other Friday at 1 p.m. Local, state, and regional guests will join weekly so we can provide updates, answer questions, and hear concerns. Let us know who YOU want to hear from each week.

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    Save the Dates for Blanket our Community: Oct. 14-18

     

    Meet and greet aboard the Network Express

    You've asked for more networking opportunities, and we've heard you!

    Please join us for Network Express, Portsmouth's speed networking event offered the second and fourth Thursdays of the month beginning Thursday, Oct. 22. Hop table to table every three minutes to make new connections or reconnect with old friends.

    The Network Express runs from noon to 1 p.m., but if you make the right connections, it's time well spent!

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    Learn how to get the most out of the Chamber Collaborative

    Hello, Newcomers — or those who need a refresher on all the Chamber has to offer!

    Join Ben VanCamp to learn the ins and outs of your Chamber. Meet the staff and a couple veteran members and discover how to get the most of your membership. Open to any members joining in the previous three months, or any member wanting to brush up on their skills.

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    For all architects of sweetness among us

     

    COVID-19 News and Resources for our City and Region

    Chamber Collaborative COVID-19 resource page Read More >
    City of Portsmouth Coronavirus Preparedness Page Read More >
    SBA COVID-19 Resources Read More >
    State of NH COVID-19 Business Resources Page  | Read More >

    Open for Business 

    During this time, the Chamber welcomes ALL businesses, members or non-members, to let us know if they are open, and for what. Send your status to Jennifer so both our Portsmouth Collaborative and GoPortsmouth media can be up to date.

    Visit GoPortsmouthNH.com to see local businesses, including lodging, that are open for business. As always, please call or visit the business' social media for protocol. 

     

    ServiceCU PopUp NH's Bridge Street Lot open through Oct. 18!

    ServiceCU PopUp NH's work may be ending Oct 18 in the Bridge Street Lot, but there's still a lot of great food, beverages and entertainment on tap until then!  

    The ribbon was cut Aug. 6 for PopUp NH, which has turned the Bridge Street parking lot into a restaurant and performance art venue for city businesses struggling to survive the pandemic. 

    PopUp NH is located at 40 Bridge St., Portsmouth (for your GPS). 

    The venue is open: 

    • Thursdays 5 to 10 p.m.
    • Fridays 3 to 10 p.m.
    • Saturdays noon to 10 p.m.
    • Sundays noon to 8 p.m.

    Visit site to confirm this weekend's food, beverage and entertainment offerings.

    Parking is available at the Foundry Garage, 100 Foundry Place, a 3-minute walk, for $1 per hour.
    For information about vendors and events, visit www.popupnh.org.
    To ask a question of the City, email hotline@cityofportsmouth.com.

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    News From and About our Members


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    For Your Business

    Important update regarding guidance for restaurants | Read More >
    Cybersecurity webinar gives businesses a look inside the dark web on Oct. 21 | Read More >
    Clipper Strong Fund Committee distributes more than 200 care packages to Portsmouth small businesses | Read More >
    ParkPortsmouth Downtown Workforce Parking Program available year-round | Read More >
    News for NH Business, Interest & Dividends and Communication Services Tax taxpayers | Read More >
    HR ROI Consulting: A safe workplace is sound business | Read More >

    Mixed Bag

    Seacoast Mental Health Center holds virtual event focusing on mental health Oct. 14  | Read More >
    Portsmouth Computer Group: Getting the IT in Manufacturing Right | Read More >
    Jennifer Gullison receives Home Care Service Award | Read More >
    Pinetree Resilience Conference: Positive Community Responses to Trauma on Oct. 9 | Read More >
    Help unlock $20,000 for Arts In Reach | Read More >
    Puttin' on the Glitz celebrates 1-year anniversary with sale. Plus: save the date for trunk show | Read More >

    For the Arts

    The Rep: See Andrea Lyons transform into Patsy Cline this weekend | Read More >
    Players' Ring: Reopening Oct. 2 for 'Mary and Me' | Read More >

    NHAA online October workshops | Read More >
    NH Art Association to hold Virtual Lassonde Exihibit | Read More >
    New Member Jurying for NH Art Association | Read More >
    Prescott Park Master Plan and Drive-In Movies | Read More >
    Stay up to speed on Apple Harvest Day 2020 at AppleHarvestDay.com | Read More >

     

    Virtual events = very real exercise

    Great Bay Stewards announces virtual Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary, and new 55K Challenge, through Oct. 24 | Read More > 
    2020 Seacoast Cancer 5K is now Virtual | Read More > 

    *Virtual* 10th Annual King Challenge Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 18 l Read More >
    15th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon Goes Virtual Oct. 31-Nov. 8 l  l Read More >

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