Weekly Roundup: Business & Networking Events in Manchester, NH 10/22/17 - 10/28/17

by Pat Hammond on Friday, October 20, 2017


Sneak Peek: Missy's Closet Fashion Show

Missy's Closet, the consignment shop operated by the YWCA NH in Manchester, will be hosting their first ever consignment fashion show on Thursday, November 9th at the YWCA NH, 72 Concord Street, Manchester.

Emcees for the event are Kyle Heavy from WMUR and Robyn Warren and the event includes the fashion show, reception, cash bar, and silent auction.

Cost: $20/General Ticket, $40/VIP (tickets)

If you've spent any time on social media this past week, you've probably seen the #metoo stories from the thousands of women who have shared their experiences of sexual harassment and assault after the revelations about the dozens of accusations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

It was one of the few times when the happenings in Hollywood were truly a reflection of the lives of wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters across the country.

Very few women right here in the good old USA make it through life without being groped, propositioned by a man with power over their lives, or otherwise harassed or assaulted because some man feels it's his right to do so.

I wish I could say that most of us have a built-in support system through our family and friends, but it doesn't always work that way. Sometimes we're too horrified or embarrassed, other times it's because the people who are supposed to have our backs are the ones who are hurting us.

The good news is that the YWCA in Manchester has crisis programs for women to provide "free and confidential services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, regardless of gender, age, health status, physical, mental, and emotional ability, sexual orientation, sexual identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation."

One of the ways the YWCA raises funds for programs and provides assistance to women in need is through a retail consignment shop called Missy's Closet.

The consignment shop sells gently used clothing and other merchandise at affordable prices so people trying to get back on their feet can afford the clothes and household items they need to find jobs and rebuild their lives.

The goal of the fashion show is to promote the store and raise money for the many crisis support programs offered by the YWCA to our community. This is a great opportunity to get out, meet some new people, and promote a good cause.

I'm going to be blunt about this. Manchester needs to support these programs. I don't think I know one woman who doesn't have a #metoo story, and many of us have endured multiple experiences. If you doubt it, go on Facebook and search for the #metoo hashtag. I can guarantee you will be horrified by how many women, many in your own network, who have publicly shared a #metoo story.

This fashion show is your opportunity to make a difference, I hope to see you there. 

Top Business & Networking Picks for 10/22/17 - 10/28/17

  1. Network After Work Manchester. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 24 Central Ale House, 23 Central Street, Manchester, NH
  1. MYPN's 13th Birthday Party 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25 at Bonfire Restaurant - 950 Elm Street - Manchester, NH
  1. 15th Annual Governor's Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit - Concord 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Friday, October 27 at Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Ave Concord, NH

For creative, science, and tech events, please see the weekly NH Creative, Science & Tech Events post, it comes out every Thursday.

This Week's Business & Networking Events in Manchester, NH

Monday, October 23, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM    Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce - Build it and they'll come: Greater Concord's creative economy and its economic impact, Holiday Inn 172 North Main Street Concord, NH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   Pleasant Street Toastmasters - Concord, Dolloff Bldg. (2nd Floor), 117 Pleasant Street, State Office Park South, Concord, NH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   CWE New Hampshire - How To Make Presentations... - Manchester, WBC Estates - 1087 Elm Street - #Suite 201 - Manchester, NH

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM     603 Networking: Bedford, Cohen Closing & Title, LLC - 203 Meetinghouse Road - Bedford, NH

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Marketing Bootcamp - UNH Durham, UNH ECenter - 21 Madbury Road - Suite 101 - Durham, NH

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Gold Star Mill City Referral Group - Bedford, Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Merrimack Motivators Toastmasters, Merrimack Town Hall Meeting Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Keller Williams Charity Auction Event - Manchester, Derryfield Country Club - 625 North Mammoth Road - Manchester, NH

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Pitch 101: Pitching Your Startup - Portsmouth, Alpha Loft 10 Vaughan Mall, #205, Portsmouth, NH

redarrow.png6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Network After Work Manchester at Central Ale House, Central Ale House - 23 Central Street - Manchester, NH

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   New England B2B Networking Group Event in Bedford, NHDesired Care Chiropractic - 360 Route 101 Unit 13B - Bedford, NH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters - Concord, Building 2, 2nd Floor Two Delta Drive Concord, NH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   Innovation Roundtable Series 2017 - Nashua, Nashua Technology Park @ Gateway Hills, Enterprise Collaboration Room - 200 Innovative Way - Nashua, NH

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Spanish Conversation Group Manchester, NH, Panera Bread 52 March Avenue, Manchester

redarrow.png5:30 PM - 8:00 PM   MYPN's 13th Birthday Party - Manchester, Bonfire Restaurant - 950 Elm Street - Manchester, NH

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM   YWCA New Hampshire's 37th Annual Susan B. Anthony Award Celebration - Hooksett, Southern New Hampshire University - 2500 North River Road - Hooksett, NH

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   Friends of Kevin Networking - Nashua, Millyard Technology Park 10 Technology Way, Nashua

Thursday, October 26, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM   Millyard Toastmasters - Manchester, Eversource Energy Park at 780 No. Commercial Street, Manchester

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  New England B2B Networking for Millennials in Nashua, NH, T-Mobile Store Pheasant Lane Mall - 310 Daniel Webster Hwy - Nashua, NH

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Gold Star Manchester Business Network - Bedford, Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM   Manchester Community College Open House, Manchester Community College 1066 Front Street Manchester, NH

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  CWE New Hampshire - Marketing on a Shoestring - Nashua, 30 Temple St. - Suite 610, 6th Floor - Nashua, NH 

Friday, October 27, 2017

redarrow.png7:00 AM - 2:00 PM   15th Annual Governor's Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit - Concord, Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Ave Concord, NH

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Contoocook River Business Club - Hopkinton, Contoocook Railroad Depot 896 Main Street, Hopkinton

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Greater Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce - Government Affairs Committee meeting, Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, 29 West Broadway, Derry

Saturday, October 28, 2017

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  SCORE: Pricing Strategies and Sales Forecasting Fall 2017 - Manchester, TD Bank 1255 S. Willow Street, Manchester, NH

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM  Vintage Hollywood Gala - Nashua, Event Center Nashua - 2200 Southwood Drive - Nashua, NH

The Weekly Roundup is a listing of upcoming business and networking events in Manchester, Concord, and Nashua, New Hampshire. It includes Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) networking events, as well as local business groups, free and paid business training, workshops, and seminars. 

For more information about upcoming business and networking events please visit the Queen City Buzz Events Calendar

If you would like your event included on the calendar, please send an email to buzz@queencity.buzz -- subject line "Events"