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April 3, 2014

BUSINESS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Chamber hosts breakfast roundtable

DERRY — The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce is taking a much more regional view of their local economy, and invites business owners, civic leaders and the community to do the same. Working to make Southern New Hampshire vibrant and economically successful, the Chamber will bring together “thinkers” from across their membership area to develop strategies and partnerships that will be good for the entire area.

Regionalizing a recent statewide economic development plan put together by the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, the Chamber will hold a breakfast meeting to begin the process of strategic thinking around this important topic.

The Chamber has assembled a Roundtable Discussion to begin to address the needs and concerns specific to our own communities, and develop a regional approach to facilitating successful business growth and positive impact to our local economy. Acknowledging the BIA’s State Economic Plan, the GDLC will act as a connector to bring people and resources together to drill-down into each of the nine goals presented in the BIA plan.

The event will include a brief presentation by Jim Roche, president of BIA, providing a clear overview of the Economic Development Plan released by his organization. Confirmed participants of this event include community leaders and business professionals from all towns in our catchment area participating “at the table.”

Any individual from the area is invited to come listen to the discussion from the audience. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions as time allows.

The event will be April 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning St. Call the office at 432-8205.

Young professionals’ network is growing

New Hampshire now has its 12th young professionals network, the Derry Londonderry Young Professionals Network.

DLYPN’s mission is to serve as a mechanism to attract and retain young professional talent to the Greater Derry-Londonderry area through engagement, opportunity and advocacy.

“We’re showing local businesses that there are young people who are driven and want to help enhance their business. We also want to show people that there are businesses out there who want to hire young employees,” said Nicholas del’Etoile, chairman of DLYPN.

DLYPN has established strong local business support as well.

“We (at the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce) are extremely excited to have such an energetic group of young business professionals networking and doing business in their own communities,” said Stacey Bruzzese, executive director of Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. “Too often, we lose our young talent to neighboring cities and states, but talent retention is an important factor in the economic development of our region. The support we provide to young professionals will not only benefit them in their career growth, but our entire community as we benefit from a greater talent pool at the local level.”

Join Derry Londonderry Young Professionals for their next event on Monday, April 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 603 Brewery in Londonderry. Details can be found on the DLYPN event page, eventbrite.com/o/dlypn-5627844061.

Seminar offers energy-saving tips

DERRY — Learn about simple things you can do to save energy and money next heating season by reducing heat loss due to air infiltration, inefficient windows and poor attic insulation.

A free seminar, sponsored by the Derry Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee, will be held at Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, from 10 a.m. to noon April 26.

Call Tom Minnon at 721-2994 for more details.