, Derry, New Hampshire

April 4, 2012

business Briefs

Bass offers free social media business forum

CONCORD — Congressman Charles Bass, R-N.H., is hosting a Small Business Social Media Forum on Friday, April 6, from 9:30 a.m. to noon to give small businesses an opportunity to learn more about leveraging online tools in their business strategy.

Representatives from Facebook, Google, Yelp, the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism will give presentations about implementing an effective social media strategy to attract customers and grow one's business.

The forum, which is free of charge, will be held in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, 31 College Drive in Concord.

Individuals interested in attending should RSVP to 226-0064 or email

VNA is hiring 30 health-care workers

LONDONDERRY — Anyone looking for a job as a licensed nursing assistant, registered nurse, physical or speech therapist should check out this job fair.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire is seeking 30 experienced, clinically independent, home care professionals licensed by the state of New Hampshire.

Head to Elliot Medical Center at 40 Buttrick Road on Wednesday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rotary comedy night was a success

DERRY — The Derry Village Rotary and the Derry Rotary held their annual comedy night fundraiser, The Best of North Shore Comedy, on March 24 at Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge Theatre.

Close to 500 community members attended this year's comedy fundraiser. Procceds will aid in the donations and scholarships the Derry Rotary and the Derry Village Rotary support, both locally and internationally.

Together, both Rotaries have provided thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations; helped in beautifying Derry, the Robert Frost Farm,and construction at Hood Park; provided financial support and product to the soup kitchen and food pantry; and supported the annual Christmas Fund and the Student of the Month programs at the local schools.

The Derry Village Rotary meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center. The Derry Rotary meets at the same place on Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information about joining Rotary, contact Derry Village Rotary president Ric Buzzanga at