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The spirit of the season is right here in our community

November 26th, 2019

Concord is home to many. As we enter the holiday months, the opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season with others is as abundant as the cultures that populate the Capital region. It’s a time to come together and enjoy varied customs an...

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Tri-City Expo: network, exhibit, discover and collaborate!

September 10th, 2019

Greater Concord Chamber member The Common Man making great food and connections at the Tri-City Expo! In less than three weeks hundreds of exhibitors, innovators and attendees will gather to learn about fellow Chamber members at the 31st Annual Tr...

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One hundred years of community and state impact

August 29th, 2019

We are just one month from the Chamber’s 100th anniversary this October. In reality, the Chamber’s roots go even farther back into the 1800s as a Board of Trade. That’s more than a century that the Chamber has helped shape the commu...

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Shop small, even if you can't do it in person

July 16th, 2019

Small Business Month ushered in great new local retail and restaurant additions like The Post Downtown, The Crepe Escape, Indigo Blues & Co., Federal’s Cafe, CandleTree, Busy as a BB, and Concord Antiques Gallery added a second location...

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Local impact: honoring members who lead by example

July 9th, 2019

Thank you. Thank you to those members who are doing the work that makes the Capital region so welcoming, supportive, dynamic, generous and collaborative. We know that hundreds of you are out in our community giving your time, energy and talent so o...

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Concord: The heart of a healthy New Hampshire

May 31st, 2019

Recognize this popular Concord catch phrase? It goes back more than a few decades but is more true today than ever before. The pulse of exciting historic, business and economic development news in New Hampshire is right here in the Capital—here...

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A BIG moment for Concord's historic capitol building

April 25th, 2019

The New Hampshire State House celebrates its bicentennial next month, and the Chamber marks its centennial anniversary on October 18. We’re excited to share such a special milestone along with a state icon—the nation’s oldest state ...

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Business learning opportunities galore! Expand your knowledge with us.

April 16th, 2019

Keeping up to speed on a broad range of topics relevant to your business can be challenging sometimes, especially when you are busy running your business. Business training and professional development can also be expensive, but it doesn’t ha...

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Community, it's all around us

March 22nd, 2019

Spring is in the air, and with milder temps and melting snow we can look forward to some new beginnings and amenities that continue to add to the quality of life we enjoy in Greater Concord. Capitol Center for the Arts’ ongoing Bank of New H...

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And the survey says...

March 6th, 2019

Participants in Leadership Greater Concord, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's 10-month civics introduction series for professionals in NH's Capital region, meet with NH Governor Chris Sununu during Government and Politics Day. An o...

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2019 Legislation: We're ready to advocate for you

January 31st, 2019

The New Hampshire State Legislature is now in full swing, and it looks like this will be one busy session. I find it somewhat mind blowing that more than 1,000 potential bills will be introduced. Fortunately, the system works pretty well and the vast...

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Why not Concord?

January 7th, 2019

As you read this, plans to expand I-93 through Bow and Concord are being finalized. The goal of the NH Department of Transportation is moving the ever increasing volume of traffic more safely and smoothly through this congested section of the highway...

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New century, renewed focus; what can we do for you?

November 2nd, 2018

As the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce approaches its centennial, this is a good time to really take stock and consider where we are and how we can add the greatest value to the Capital region going forward. Our communities change over time, and ...

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More than networking, why support our local chamber

September 25th, 2018

People are often unfamiliar with our work outside of events. A recent feature in Flackery captured it best — “People think a chamber of commerce is a networking organization for people who do business in a specific geographic area. The tr...

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A century of effective leadership continues

September 6th, 2018

As we conclude the Chamber’s 2017-18 fiscal year, we can reflect on a number of successes for the organization. We have continued to serve a robust membership by providing varied programming and networking opportunities, communications and othe...

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Thank you for investing in our community

August 31st, 2018

Leadership Greater Concord participants with Capital Area Student Leadership students. Leadership—it's the subject of many blog posts, summits, books and college essays. As New Hampshire's state capital chamber of commerce, the Great...

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The future of Concord lies in the balance

August 9th, 2018

The verdict is in. We (well, most of us anyway!) have declared victory on the results of Concord’s downtown renovation. Investing in a destination downtown resulted in new businesses, restaurants, market rate housing and new entertainment ven...

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Concord, New Hampshire's live performance capital

July 31st, 2018

One of Concord’s most delightful surprises is the wide variety of live entertainment options. When you consider the choices we have on any given day, for residents and visitors alike, it is really quite remarkable. If Concord doesn’t have...

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Building on Success

June 11th, 2018

Toe Dancer. Milkweed. River House. American Dog. These are some of the names of sculptures you will see coming to downtown Concord this summer as part of the new public art initiative. Thanks to a partnership between the Chamber’s Creative Conc...

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SB 392: Chamber-initiated legislation passes both House and Senate

April 25th, 2018

Concord is now home to not one, but two state prisons. The women’s prison recently opened on North State Street and is receiving inmates. What are the social and financial impacts of released state prisoners on Concord and the surrounding commu...

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Telling Greater Concord's story...in a more visible way

April 3rd, 2018

All the pieces are in place. Big city amenities without the hassle, New England charm, lots of open space for outstanding outdoor recreation, beautiful parks, quality schools and safe neighborhoods. And when you consider the inventory of cultural ass...

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Stimulating and celebrating local entrepreneurship

February 27th, 2018

Greater Concord enjoys many advantages when it comes to making the case for relocating a business or family here – safe neighborhoods, quality schools, a cool downtown, great outdoor amenities for hiking, skiing, biking, swimming, the list goe...

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Keeping it personal with Business Showcase

January 30th, 2018

In this age of digital communication and the sometimes impersonal approach to building business relationships, is there still room for the human touch? The answer is a resounding YES! People want to do business with people they know. And as we all le...

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There's vitality in variety

October 25th, 2017

There’s been a lot of buzz about Main Street these past few years. Investment in downtown redevelopment has led to new businesses, more foot traffic, new restaurants and market rate housing projects with waiting lists. As we welcome more visit...

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Concord's Capital Year

September 5th, 2017

Board Chair Nannu Nobis reflects on his time of service With an active and engaged board of directors, hundreds of dedicated volunteers and a capable and energetic staff, the year serving as your board chairman flew by. This is one busy chamber of c...

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The next big thing

July 31st, 2017

Concord’s time to shine is now…IF we act boldly Now that we have all proudly declared the redevelopment of downtown Concord a great success, it is crucial that we begin to think big about keeping the forward momentum. Over the past de...

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The economic impact of local arts and culture in Concord

July 20th, 2017

Every five years, Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Americans for the Arts works with communities nationwide to conduct a detailed survey of nonprofit cultural institutions and their impact on the local economy. It measures each participating organizat...

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Top 10 Reasons to Move your Business to the Capital Region

May 1st, 2017

AN EDUCATED WORKFORCE • Concord boasts five institutions of higher learning and some of the highest post-secondary graduation rates in the country, with a local high school graduation rate that exceeds 82% and 35.7% of the population having a b...

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New year, new opportunities

January 6th, 2017

2017 is officially here. What are your business and personal goals this year? The Greater Concord Chamber is your chamber. We work for you. Let us know how we can help. Feedback regarding programming, benefits, and events is welcome and encourag...

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We accomplished a lot together this year

January 2nd, 2017

As we wrap up another great year at the Greater Concord Chamber, we want to thank you all for your support, participation, contributions and outstanding community spirit. We're proud to be the New Hampshire's fastest growing chamber—930...

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