Networking Events

People want to do business with people they know. As the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, we're a convenor of small businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, associations, nonprofits, corporations, young professionals, retirees, volunteers, and municipal, civic and community leaders. We offer Business After Hours , Business BEFORE Hours , Business DURING Hours and Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) networking events.

Over 900 businesses and organizations make up the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce—New Hampshire's largest chamber of commerce. We provide a vast array of Chamber programming, networking events, tradeshows and award celebrations that offer outstanding opportunities for you to connect with others. We're especially proud of the friendly, upbeat atmosphere our events are known for and encourage you to participate.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours events are held at various host sites from 5:30-7 p.m. These popular events include door prizes, tours, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and an energetic crowd of fellow members eager to connect with others in our growing network. Stop by for a beverage, friendly conversation, new member announcements and a run down of upcoming forums and Chamber initiatives. All who pre-register will receive a list of who is attending—a helpful tool when planning who you would like to meet. Chamber staff and Ambassadors are happy to help facilitate instructions.

All members are invited to attend Business After Hours events on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are not a member of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and would like to attend a networking event as our guest, please  contact our Manager of Membership Services, Gabriel Szczepanik , to arrange registration. We're confident that you will enjoy learning about our hosts and members, and encourage you to invest in a membership with the state capital chamber of commerce. If you decide that you need more information before signing up as a member, please contact Gabriel with your questions and/or plan to attend an upcoming Member Briefing for a helpful overview of Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce benefits, programs, and leadership. If you would like to attend another Business After Hours or Business BEFORE Hours as our guest the cost is $25 (or $10 for a Business DURING Hours event).

“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. My only regret is that I was too busy chatting and never had a chance to sample the hors d'oeuvres!”  FirstTracks Marketing

Get to know fellow Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce members easily at friendly networking events like Business After Hours

BUSINESS Before HOURS

Business BEFORE Hours events are held quarterly at various host sites from 7:30-9 a.m. These morning networking events include refreshments and an lively group of fellow members eager to connect with you and learn about your business. Stop by for a cup of coffee, announcements, and get to know fellow members in a quieter atmosphere than Business After Hours. All who pre-register will receive a list of who is attending—a helpful tool when planning who you would like to meet. Chamber staff and Ambassadors are happy to help facilitate instructions.

*If you are not a member of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and would like to attend a networking event as our guest, please  contact our Manager of Membership Services, Gabriel Szczepanik , to arrange registration. We're confident that you will enjoy learning about our hosts and members, and encourage you to invest in a membership with the state capital chamber of commerce. If you decide that you need more information before signing up as a member, please contact Gabriel with your questions and/or plan to attend an upcoming Member Briefing for a helpful overview of Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce benefits, programs, and leadership. If you would like to attend another Business After Hours or Business BEFORE Hours as our guest the cost is $25 (or $10 for a Business DURING Hours event).

“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

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Business DUring Hours virtual networking

“This was great. I would LOVE to see this format continue, even when in person options are available again.”

“I was somewhat hesitant after signing up but really liked how the breakout rooms worked. I would definitely be interested in doing it again.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic,  Business DURING Hours brought lively networking to our community's homes and offices. These virtual events are open to the general public and offered via Zoom or Remo. All you need to participate is a computer or laptop . We'll send you detailed instructions via email to help you join the event online.

“Remo is awesome. As a participant, you can truly network deliberately and effectively.” — Kathi Russ,  Epic Travel by Kathi  

“As a business owner, building a strong referral network is essential. The chamber makes this task easy through their well attended events and member participation. Joining the chamber was one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made.” — Stephen Smith,  FIREHORSE Creative

 

Concord Young Professionals Network

Established in 2006, Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) is one of New Hampshire's most vibrant YP networks. An initiative of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, CYPN actively promotes the growth of more than 1,700 young professionals in their early twenties to mid-forties by helping them make lasting professional and personal development connections in the community.

The Greater Concord Chamber partners with CYPN to provide robust networking opportunities throughout the year. In addition to ongoing programming led by CYPN's steering committee, YPs enjoy monthly networking events hosted by CYPN and occasional networking mixers with the Chamber so that Greater Concord business and nonprofit leaders have the opportunity to get to know CYPN's growing community of active and engaged young professionals.

My husband registered us for a Greater Concord Chamber event and we immediately made new friends from Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) that night. I cannot thank CYPN enough for welcoming us with open arms and connecting us with other young professionals in the community to help generate awareness for our business. ”  — Tina Marchand,  Ellie and Piper Party Boutique