Each year we encourage member businesses to engage with the Chamber staff in delivering the many programs and services we provide our members. Teams are made up of fellow chamber members who volunteer their time and efforts to make this organization stronger. If you are interested in participating on an initiative, helping to organize and event or learn more, please contact a board member or one of the Chamber staff.
Engage more actively at our Chamber Mixer networking events in cooperation with the Chamber staff and host business. Volunteers are often the first to welcome new members into the Chamber and provide guidance on the best ways to get involved in our business community, build relationships and introduce many of the opportunities that Chamber membership offers.
Volunteers are responsible for the review, development and overall implementation of the Chamber's Financial Plan. This team is led by the current Treasurer.
Chair: Penny Raby, Malone, Dirubbo & Co.
Events Steering Committee
Volunteers identify special events for the upcoming year including scheduling date, location, theme, establish a budget and/or review budget to actual. These teams are comprised of employees from member businesses and are strategic in ensuring the success of our events. Our Feature Event is the NH Pumpkin Festival in October drawing over 40,000 attendees from across New England and US.
Responsible for assisting in the development and production of the Chamber's marketing pieces. Coordinates their activities with other standing committees quite frequently, and takes a lead role in deciding where, when, and how the Chamber's image will be utilized or portrayed. The committee meets frequently to have the various marketing efforts produced in a timely manner.
Here we have members assisting in the development of new member benefit programs and making recommendations in regards to the chamber's Member Sales and Retention Program. Volunteers work closely with Joanne Haight, the Chamber's Membership Manager to promote Chamber benefits and encourage active participation.
Special Event Planning Committees
Each year, we encourage your participation in the planning of events that are important to you, your business and are a value to your volunteer time. In 2018, we will be planning a Workforce Development Resource Summit, Non-Profit Summit, Lakes Region Business Resource Fair, Job Fair, Leadership Event, our Annual Golf Classic and our big featured event "NH Pumpkin Festival". Give us a call! We'd love to have you participate.
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Aug 22 - Chamber Workforce Luncheon featuring Will Stewart of NH's Stay Work Play Noon at Laconia Country Club RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY This is a great opportunity to network with local business leaders, listen, understand our next generation and how it can impact workforce development, organizational culture, attracting and retaining staff. Will Stewart will share the results of Stay Work Play's recent survey of young people in our state and the factors this group takes into consideration when making the decision to stay in, or leave, New Hampshire.
Sep 19 - Chamber Mixer at Laconia Eye & Laser Center in Gilford 4:30-6:30pm LEARN MORE
Sep 21 - Coffee & Conversation at the Chamber Building 8-10am
Sep 25 - Lakes Region Biz Resource Fair in the Carriage House at Church Landing 3-6pm Are you an entrepreneur, looking to start a business or grow your existing business? Stop by this informative expo and learn about small business advisors, legal services, bookkeeping, marketing, IT support, financing options & more! LEARN MORE
October 12-13 NH Pumpkin Festival 2018
Oct 18 - Chamber Mixer at TNT Electric in Laconia
Oct 25-Nov 2 Travel to PERU with the Chamber CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Nov 7 - Chamber Mixer at Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith
Dec 13 - Chamber Mixer hosted by Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith 4:30-6:30pm
A LOOK AHEAD AT 2019...
Nov 7-15, 2019 Adventure to Thailand & Hong Kong with the Lakes Region Chamber. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS