What members are saying...
I cannot speak highly enough of the Concord Chamber. Between the outstanding group of business individuals, all dedicated to the common goal of building strong relationships and business growth, and the remarkable staff at the Chamber, I feel as if I found my home, when I returned to New Hampshire two years ago. At my first Concord Chamber networking event, my membership dues paid for themselves! I met, and was soon thereafter hired, by a long-time New Hampshire business, and am happy to say that they are still a client of mine! I am so grateful for the Concord Chamber community, and cannot speak highly enough of this organization and its mission.
Meredith Astles, KnockKnock Social
I really love my work with the Concord Chamber and working within the Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) program. It's a great way to stay connected to area high schools students and to learn what they are dealing with. Working with all of these schools has been rewarding and challenging. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak directly to the CASL students and for your kind words. I really get a lot out of working with the CASL program.
Jim Hinson, CASL Committee
Supervisor V, Veteran & Wounded Warrior Management Liaison
Again, thanks for thinking of the Boys & Girls Club for the Chamber event. We always love taking the opportunity to tell our story to a wider audience. The team at the Chamber is so easy to work with low stress and high energy. We at the Club were very happy with the attendance, flow of the evening. Great job all!
Chris Emond, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire
I want to say really briefly how impressed I have been with the Concord Chamber. The informational packets and thorough/hands-on service has been fantastic. It is easy to see that it is an organization that is run by passionate community members. I’ve never been to a chamber event before but even just attending the member briefing was really eye-opening and I am honestly looking forward to getting more involved on behalf of Davis and Towle but also, for my own personal benefit and enjoyment. As a Concord native – born and raised – it has definitely sparked my interest.
Chamber Connections is a powerful resource for Chamber members. The format, which mixes member profile presentation about how their business adds value for their clients, each member’s “Teaching Time” to pass along knowledge based upon their personal expertise, plus presentations from invited experts makes for an extremely valuable 90 minutes. Additional networking time outside of the Connections meetings allows members to further build their brand and develop a whole new network of “Connections Ambassadors” to help grow relationships at larger Chamber events. I am so glad I was invited to participate. Worth every penny and minute.
John Ela, Ela Management Group
Chamber Connections is already paying dividends. Thanks again for including me!
Steve Venezia, Upton & Hatfield, LLP
I have to tell you, every single person at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is incredible to work with – helpful, kind, creative, timely… We have the best Chamber ever.
Lee Ann Lewis, NHTI - Concord’s Community College
Great presentation this morning ("Putting the Chamber's Website to Work for You"). I have not been as active with the Chamber as I would like to be, and had no idea that you do so much!
Laura Provost, Altus Investment Group
Sullivan Creative had been working in the area for nearly 10 years when we decided to close our Boston office after 24 years and pack up and move to Concord in 2011. We were fortunate to find a great space not too far from the Chamber's new offices on Main Street. I turned to the Chamber for advice about how to start getting connected with prospective clients. Kathy was awesome, and sat down with me and helped develop a plan. One of the key components was to advertise in their print newsletter [The Chamber Review]. We have been doing it for about six months and it has more than paid for itself. Thank you!
Pam Sullivan, Sullivan Creative
The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is a beautiful facility with beautiful people to match. They really do a great job of making you feel like you're a member of their family, and they are willing to provide you with the resources and expert advice you need to make your business, brand, or advertising campaign succeed.
Eric Thornberg, Minuteman Health
I just want to take a moment to let you know how much we enjoy being part of the Chamber community! We have met some wonderful people and have made some very fruitful connections. Thank you so much for your continuous effort.
Our advertisement on the Chamber's website seems to be doing a whole lot of work for us-- thank you! We'll renew that ad for SURE, because we're getting a lot of bang for the buck on what we're doing. The Chamber is drawing some wonderful interest with all you have going on. We're very happy to see Concord so well represented on the web!
Robin Stamm, Starving Artists Movers
If all your Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours events are as popular as these we’ve had at PSU’s College of Graduate Studies last year and this – then you may have the most party-loving membership in America. I can’t remember a reception in my 48 years at The BALSAMS that had so many people reaching out their hands to say hello and eager to have a get-acquainted conversation. Your members are truly champion meet & greeters.
Stephen Barba, Plymouth State University
We had a great time at the After Hours event. As new members we weren't sure what to expect, but we easily assimilated into the energetic - and large - crowd. The PSU Graduate School made for an excellent venue. My only regret is that I was too busy chatting and never had a chance to sample the hors d'oeuvres!
Like so many of us, I plow through countless virtual and hard copy newsletters, white pages, magazines, and news sources every month, passing most of it with a glance. However, your Chamber newsletter is a local resource that catches me every month. I always find something helpful whether it is a local expert with good information, a promotion of an acquaintance, or a coming Chamber event. Through a dozen years in this wonderful community, the Chamber newsletter continues to be something I read every time it lands in the office. Thank you for your continued focus on being relevant to the business community. We are lucky to have such a solid Chamber.
Brenda Litchfield, CCIM, Concord Commercial Real Estate
I thought that the website meeting was quite informative. It seemed like most people learned some things that they weren’t aware of. The website is a powerful marketing tool for businesses that know how to take advantage of it, so it is valuable information that you are providing. I thought that you both did a good job of presenting it.
Phil Donovan, EcoLogic Cartridge Company
I wanted you to know that I found that the time I invested with the Chamber Connections group allowed me deeper connections to individuals and companies in the Chamber than I would have otherwise had. It is through those connections that trust and credibility are formed, which ultimately translate to growth for my business. I feel a greater sense of belonging and have been approached by some members to work together. I am honored to have been a part of the group.
Carol Williams, EpS Efficient Productivity Systems
Are you a member of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce? We are! We love being a member and working with their team. If you aren't a member, consider joining today.
Caitlyn Sullivan, Home Instead Senior Care
The Concord Chamber of Commerce does it again…great event last night. I make some great new contacts, reconnected with existing partnerships and even enjoyed myself. Thanks again for all that you do.
Jim Hinson, New Hampshire Department of Education/Vocational Rehabilitation
I can't ever recall having an unpleasant experience with either the Business Before Hours or Business After Hours events because everyone is so hospitable. Today's group at Loudon even bested that feeling 100 fold. The nicest folks yet. They know the meaning of hospitality, and they need to know that it didn't go unnoticed.
Bob Molloy, Molloy Sound & Video Contractors
The best chamber on the planet!
I can't speak highly enough about my experience working with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber staff members are uniformly enthusiastic about their work, and have an obvious dedication to stimulating the area economy by educating and connecting its members. Furthermore, their educational and networking events are some of the best attended in the state, and this is no doubt due to the friendly and welcoming spirit that they have fostered. I am convinced that a membership in the Greater Concord Chamber is the best return on investment a business or nonprofit can make.
Ryan Robinson, Mainstay Technologies, LLC
On behalf of Northway Bank, I would like to thank you for the Chamber's support and hard work in making our VIP event a great success. I have been exposed to a number of chambers throughout the state and Concord always stands out as one of the best! Thanks for arranging the ribbon cutting with Mayor Bouley and all the things you do to make Concord a special place.
John Udaloy, Jr., Northway Bank
In my profession, insight into what other people do and why they do it is a requirement for producing good work. Chamber Connections gave me a privileged view into businesses new to me and a chance to explain my own. I looked forward to the meetings as I look forward to continued relationships with the people that I met.
Christopher N. Carley, AIA, LEED AP, C.N. Carley Associates
I attended the Social Media Marketing Seminar at the Chamber in Concord, NH yesterday. It was one of the most eye-opening and educational seminars I've attended (and I've attended many seminars across the country!) I just want to say thank you, and to let you know how great the seminar was. I will now be putting our practice on things such as Facebook, Twitter
and LinkedIn. Thanks again!
Marketing Manager, Infinite Health Family Chiropractic
I come across so many people I met at the Chamber meetings and it’s a wonderful network. You do such a great job for the community.
Claudette V. Brown, Concord Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, PA