Professional Development

The Chamber offers many eduational and enrichment opportunities for you and your colleagues to participate in. Many of these programs are complimentary for members.

Professional Development Opportunities

Interested in pursuing an immersive study in the Greater Concord community? Learn more about our Leadership Greater Concord (LGC) program .

 

Webinars for businesses

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered over 40 complimentary webinars for our members and the public. These valuable presentations are recorded and available online for all to view. We encourage you to follow us on YouTube for more educational event recordings.

 

Chamber COnnections

Build your business with Chamber Connections, an education-driven meet-up group for business and nonprofit professionals offered by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce biannually with a goal of connecting people on a deeper level so participants can learn about one another’s businesses and create lasting connections. Each group is carefully constructed to represent a variety of professions, backgrounds and skill sets resulting in a non-compete, business development group made up of individuals from varying industries who meet bi-weekly over a six month period. Each participant gets the opportunity to speak before the group twice; once to present his or her organization and again to showcase any skills or areas of expertise that could help other participants as well as those in their network. 

If you're looking for a low-pressure, business group that's built on relationships, learning and trust, look no further than Chamber Connections where leads happen naturally as lasting connections form.

15+ years after being part of a Chamber Connections group I still do business and am in contact with many of the members I attended with. Getting to know (and like) the other members was unexpectedly fruitful for my business. As well as super interesting. So often, we don't know what we don't know.
- Brenda Litchfield, Concord Commercial Real Estate

We're excited to announce our Fall 2021 Chamber Connections Group:

Alec Decato, Concord Family YMCA

Ray Burstein, Edward Jones Investments Office of Raymond Burstein

Matthew Nelson, FirstTracks Marketing Group, LLC

Connor Spern, The Friends Program

Katelyn Patterson-Gagnon, GoodLife Programs & Activities

Jessica Roux, Jessica Roux Massage, Reiki & Wellness

Kimberly A.W. Peaslee, PhD, KPIP Law, PLLC

Kathleen Porter, Lavallee Brensinger Architects

Alyssa Hodges, Mason + Rich, Professional Association

Karen Waters, NBT Bank, N.A.

Shannon Stephens, New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Richard Bean, New Hampshire Print & Mail Services

Cory Schofield, NHTI-Concord's Community College

Chelsea Browne, Peniel Environmental

Sarah Miner, Pete's Equipment Repair, LLC

Dennis Ketner, Realistic Development, LLC

Karen Jantzen, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc.

Jeff Jackson, Summit IT Services

 

You're invited to the Spring 2022 Chamber Connections Group!

We’re excited to announce that we are now booking Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 in-person sessions. There are 12 biweekly sessions in each group. The fall schedule is September-February and Spring will run January-June. 

For more information or to register,  contact our Manager of Membership Services, Gabriel Szczepanik.

Chamber Connections is a fantastic way to meet and understand other businesses around the Concord area. Due to the small number of businesses invited each session, you're able to form real relationships with colleagues across a multitude of platforms. After only two sessions, my company plans to conduct business with at least two of the other participants, and are happy to bring our resources more locally than ever before. I would highly recommend being a part of Chamber Connections to any local business.  — Matthew Johnson, Concord Orthopaedics

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

 

Sugar River Bank Lunch & Learn Series

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and  Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN)  host complimentary Lunch & Learn events on a variety of topics related to business, professional and personal development. 

Bookmark our Key Events page   for info on upcoming events, and be sure to register for the Lunch and Learns that you are interested in—space is limited and our popular, complimentary learning opportunities fill up fast! Lunch is provided by our generous presenters for all who pre-register. 

I'M INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A LUNCH AND LEARN

If you have a topic that appeals to a wide audience and provides educational content that attendees can apply to their daily lives, please reach out to our Events and Development Manager, Trieste Philbrook .

 

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The Lunch and Learn program is generously underwritten by Sugar River Bank.

Orr & REno Legal Breakfast Series

Orr & Reno Legal Breakfast Series is presented by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and Orr & Reno, PA. These complimentary events offer the unique opportunity for attendees to learn from experienced attorneys, ask questions, and enjoy a light breakfast with other Chamber members, business leaders, and community members.

Bookmark our  Key Events page   for info on upcoming events.