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    This Week

    VIRTUAL Thursday, Nov. 5, 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, Nov. 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Morning Mixer 2020 Presented by Service Credit Union. Join your fellow Chamber Collaborative members for a morning of networking and broaden your business circle. This great opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with old is presented by Service Credit Union. PLUS: Please invite/bring a guest! We'll be filling out our Zoom square for Nov. 6!   
    NEW & VIRTUAL Tuesday, Nov. 10, noon to 1 p.m.: How to Win the Game of Google. Sponsored by SC Digital and TD Bank. Free for members.
    VIRTUAL Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Talking Shop. Monthly gathering for local retailers in the Portsmouth area focusing on collaboration between retail businesses and enhancing your skills as a business leader.
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    Remote control: The rise of the fake commute—it's a very real occurrence!

    bbc.com Although many of us are relieved to have ditched office commutes amid Coivd-19, what some see as a grind, others view as a ritual. For Nils Backhaus, who lives in Bochum, just outside Dortmund in Germany, commuting is still an essential part of his day he can’t go without – even when he’s working from home. Around 1700, the 34-year-old research and policy adviser for Germany’s Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health puts on his shoes and gets on his racing bike to cruise through the tranquil landscapes along the Ruhr River.

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    Say Hello to Our Newest Members! 

    • JPeirkins: Cleaning | View listing
    • New Hampshire Community Loan Fund: Non-profit Organization | View listing
    • NH Made: Non-profit Organization promoting and selling NH products | View listing
    • Pure Relief Apothecary: Health, Beauty and Wellness | View listing
    • BlueLion, LLC: Human Resource Consultants | View listing
    • Fresh House: Restaurant focused on organic food| View listing
    • Simple Organizing Solutions, LLC: Custom Design, Organization | View listing
    • Tiny Screen Media: Social Media, Video Production | View listing

    Click below to register for the Portsmouth Jeopardy Morning Mixer— Thanks, Ginna!


    Learn How to Win the Game of Google in the Mammoth Marketing Series

    The third workshop in the Mammoth Marketing Series takes place Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon.

    There are more than 3.5 billion searches on Google every day. The more people turn to Google to search for something, the more opportunity you have to get found online and drive qualified traffic to your website.

    During this webinar, marketing experts from SC Digital will discuss how customers find your business online and how to promote your business through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google Ads. Join us to learn everything you need to know about creating your Google My Business listing, improving your website’s visibility in Google search results, and advertising your business on Google.

    Additional marketing workshops include: Nov. 17, Web Design Basics ; Dec. 8, Get Found in Google Search and Dec. 15, Targeting Your Best Customers. Keep checking as we update our calendar with more!


    Meet and greet—every 3 minutes—aboard the Network Express

    You've asked for more networking opportunities, and we've heard you!

    We know, like you know, it's not always who you know, but who you don't know YET.

    Please join us for Network Express, Portsmouth's speed networking event offered the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. On Nov. 12, hop table to table every three minutes to make new connections or reconnect with old friends.

    The Network Express runs from noon to 1 p.m., but if you make the right connections, it's time well spent!


    Register now for a discussion with Health Officer Kim McNamara

    Join us through Zoom Video Conferencing for our interactive meetings with Chamber Collaborative President Valerie Rochon, the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 1 p.m. Local, state, and regional guests will join us so we can provide updates, answer questions, and hear concerns. Let us know who YOU want to hear from.

    Joining us Friday, Nov. 13 will be Kim McNamara, the Health Officer for the City of Portsmouth, updating us about the work of the Health Department as it pertains to the pandemic.

    Bring your questions and get your answers. The session is limited to the first 100 registrants and will be recorded and shared online on Friday afternoons after completion.

    This is new territory for all of us, changing hourly. Let's communicate as we navigate through together. 


    Save the date to take part in the Greater Seacoast Housing Summit

    Housing is a critical component in the struggle we are now facing— as we have been even pre-COVID. We need housing when acquiring and retaining our workforce. Save Friday, Nov. 6 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. to take part in The Greater Seacoast Housing Summit's virtual event: The Future of Housing.

    For those challenged with finding workers, this would probably be of interest. Space is limited, please register now.


    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. 

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    News From and About our Members

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

    For Your Business

    November Happenings at the Small Business Administration and Beyond | Read More >
    HR ROI: Holiday Considerations for Employers, Nov. 6 complimentary webinar
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    The Department of Revenue Administration's Granite Tax Connect Phase 2 is Live | Read More >
    Seacoast Region Virtual Job Fair - Nov. 17 | Read More >
    Important update regarding guidance for restaurants | Read More >

    Mixed Bag

    COAST Adopts New Face Covering Requirement on Busses | Read More >
    Malloy Events presents its noteworthy three | Read More >
    Tuscan Markets shares Thanksgiving catering options | Read More >
    Mobile app for Portsmouth Gas Light Co. coming soon | Read More >
    Seacoast Science Center Webinar Series: Systems in Balance | Read More >
    Environmental Permitting Specialist, Jason Aube, joins TFMoran’s Seacoast Division | Read More >
    Tune in for Real Talk about Mental Health, Chaos & Kindness, Recycled Percussion, on Nov. 5 | Read More >
    Register now for Seacoast Housing Summit: The Future of Housing on Nov. 6 | Read More >
    Learn about Leadership Seacoast on Nov. 12  | Read More >
    Gather is recipient of bank’s annual ‘Shred Day’ and Food Drive on Nov. 7 | Read More >
    Wentworth-Douglass to host virtual Spiritual Care Conference, through Nov. 10 | Read More >

    For the Arts

    Strawbery Banke Museum: Outdoor seasonal delights | Read More >
    ‘Intrinsic Moments’ 21st annual Joan L. Dunfey juried exhibit at the Levy Gallery through November | Read More >
    The Music Hall announces the Holiday Medley (and Host Your Own Movie Night) | Read More >
    3S Artspace - new exhibit in the Gallery: woven female landscape | Read More >
    Sneak peek at 2021 Seacoast Repertory Theatre season | Read More >
    NHTP's season opener: Gemma Soldati’s The Adventures of Sleepyhead | Read More >
    Atlantic Grill: The heaters are on and the music is live | Read More >

    Virtual events = very real exercise

    15th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon Goes Virtual through Nov. 8 l  l Read More >

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