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  • May we have your attention, please: stream.life! is only 9 days away

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    This Week

    VIRTUAL Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5-6 p.m.: ebrew: creative and technical social time NH’s premier creative/technical networking event is the place to meet peers, share stories and opportunities, and relax after a day's work.
    VIRTUAL Thursday, Sept. 17, 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, Sept. 18, 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!
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    Nine more days to go — reserve your spot to stream.lifenow 

    VIRTUAL Thursday, Sept. 24, 5-6:30 p.m.: stream.life! 2020 For the Love of Portsmouth. Click to learn more about this business awards fundraiser -- and to register! Tickets start at $25. Nonmembers welcome! 

    Have you found your foursome? It's time to golf! 

    REAL Friday, Oct. 9, Registration 8 a.m. Shotgun start 9 a.m..: 37th Annual Chamber Collaborative Golf Tournament Join us on the greens at Breakfast Hill Golf Club. It's our 37th tourney, and our first with a Fancy Pants Contest. We are also seeking hole sponsors! Email Ben. Nonmembers are welcome to play!
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    Embrace a Little Chaos When Innovating Under Pressure

    hbr.com The Covid-19 crisis has put many product development teams in a tough bind: they’re being asked to rapidly accelerate their processes, but research shows that extreme time pressure often stifles creative work. Best practices for innovation emphasize upfront coordination and synchronization, all of which take time and can’t be rushed. Is it really possible for organizations to push creative teams to work faster without sacrificing quality?

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    Business awards celebration 2020


    Buy your tickets to stream.life! today! Sept. 24 is 9 days away

    We are DELIGHTED to invite you to join us at stream.life!, the Chamber Collaborative annual business awards fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Tickets, starting at $25, are available here.

    As we honor local businesses, community leaders, and one special organization as our *Pandemic Powerhouse--you'll need to keep your eyes open for appearances by some very special guests!

    Your admission donation to the Chamber Collaborative includes things we all can't get enough of during this time of separation -- networking, excitement, awards, and community connection.
    Without giving too much away -- we'll be using a top-notch new online platform called Remo — short for remote — complete with virtual tables you'll want to reserve your seat at NOW. This is the Chamber Collaborative's largest annual fundraiser — and one of its most FUN.

    Rest assured — this is not your average Zoom event! We'll be taking things up a notch with a hybrid program (sound familiar parents?) of pre-recorded and LIVE action footage as we celebrate:

    • Big Business of the Year
    • Small but Mighty Business of the Year
    • Collaborator of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year
    • *Pandemic Powerhouse — This award goes to the person or business that has faced the pandemic with a take no prisoners attitude to make it their business to help other businesses. They emulate the collaborative spirit of the Chamber, and won’t let COVID-19 take them down.

    Please plan now to spend Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5 to 6:30 with us as we use remote technology to bring us together!

    • $25 General Admission for Members
    • $35 General Admission for Nonmembers
    • $75 Portsmouth Ticket for only $50 additional so you can enjoy some of the best of Portsmouth, as you normally expect from street.life!

    Sponsorship opportunities available.
    Please contact Ben at ben@portsmouthcollaborative.org or call (603) 610-5516.

    P.S. Dress code: Something either nice or fun (on top of course). Your choice on bottom!  


    Thank you stream.life! sponsors.


    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. 


    Ferris Bueller featured at PopUp NH's Bridge Street Lot on Thursday 

    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. The PopUp will feature its first movie on Thursday, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, presented by Prescott Park Arts Festival

    PopUp NH is 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

    ➡️ How to submit a news release to the Chamber Collaborative website

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    COAST ends summer strong | Read More >
    Clipper Strong Fund Committee distributes more than 200 care packages to Portsmouth small businesses | Read More >
    Prescott Park Master Plan and Drive-In Movies | Read More >
    Wine tastings daily -- no reservations needed | Read More >
    And now for some good news -- from GoodWork | Read More >
    Seacoast Science Center Camp Care offers help for local students | Read More >
    Gundalow Company: Even more new fall programs for students | Read More >
    City & Historical Society open accessible public restrooms at Discover Portsmouth | Read More >
    News for NH Business, Interest & Dividends and Communication Services Tax taxpayers | 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 >
    Now there are 4 easy ways to shop Portsmouth Soap Company | Read More >
    Ogunquit Playhouse: Free live stream -- Broadway Gives Back on 9/24 | Read More > 
    The Rep: Sponsor an Empty Seat, The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd | Read More >
    Here's what's Happening at the Players' Ring theater
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    New Member Jurying for NH Art Association | Read More >
    Daystar Ranked Among World’s Best 101 SMB Managed Service Providers | Read More >
    Save the Date -- Sept. 30 it's HAVEN: Ending Violence, Changing Lives | Read More >
    HR ROI Consulting: A safe workplace is sound business | Read More >


    These virtual events give you very real exercise

    Virtual Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals Oct. 1-4 | Read More > 
    Great Bay Stewards announces virtual Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary, and new 55K Challenge, Oct. 1-24 | 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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