News from Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce


Happy Spring!! Last week marked the first full week of spring and the weather surely co-operated! Hopefully you enjoyed some time in the sunshine. Thank you to all who attended our spectacular State of the Region event last Friday at Promises to Keep.
This week we have our first Professional Development Seminar – The Value of  a Business Plan, which will include lunch. If you are interested please RSVP today!

The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber is the local “Voice of Business!” Let us know how we can help you!

Professional Development
What is the Value of a Business Plan?
…Why would a business owner need one?
Learn to analyze, evaluate and measure your core
business components to accurately reflect your business strategy. Great tips and ideas for your plan!

Join us as we welcome:
Susan Terzakis
Center for Women’s Business Advancement
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
12:00 Noon
Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
29 West Broadway | Derry NH 03038

$10 / Members and $15 / non-members – includes boxed lunch!

RSVP to or 603.432-8205.  Click here for more information.

Be there for “The Health of It!”

The 1st Annual Health & Wellness Expo has been SOLD OUT for VENDORS. Please be sure to plan on attending this “can’t miss” health affair scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2013.
The event will be held at Parkland Medical Center (in the Nutfield Building) from 1 to 7 PM, and features vendor displays, interactive demonstrations and health & wellness screening of all types.

In addition, there will be a FREE barbecue sponsored by Parkland Medical Center, DJ DAN bringing music & entertainment, ZUMBA mini-programs, fingerprinting for kids (sponsored by Brownell Insurance) and much more!!
MAY Business After Hours
& Non-Profit Fair

Join us for this very special Business After Hours, May 7, 2013. Come enjoy all of the same great networking, relationship building and of course raffles… PLUS learn more about the local Non-Profit Organizations making a difference in our communities through the interactive scavenger hunt. Complete the “tour” of organizations and be entered to win a 7″ electronic tablet.

Stay for the great food and springtime “mocktails”. Event starts at 5:30PM at the Upper Room. $5/Members and $10/non-members. RSVP to the Chamber at 432.8205 or

Click here for event flyer.

Tickets are NOW on sale!

LAST CHANCE TO SECURE A BOOTH Vendors interested in participating in the 2013 Taste of the Town Event are encouraged to register TODAY!!!

This year’s event will have a whole new flair! Join us on May 23, 2013 at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire. Let your taste-buds take flight, as you travel around the venue tasting Greater Derry & Londonderry’s best restaurants, wineries and brew merchants, including:

    Amphora Restaurant
    Circa Wines
    Coach Stop Restaurant
    C.R. Sparks Restaurant
    Edible Arrangements
    Halligan Tavern
    Holly’s Kona Ice
    Jewell Towne Vineyard
    Moonlight Meadery
    Panera Bread
    Pine State Distributors
    Rig A Tony’s
    T-Bones / Cactus Jacks
    Tidewater Catering Group
    Zorvino Vineyards

Thank you to our 2013 event sponsors, Olbricht Storniolo Group (Platinum Sponsor) Peoples United Bank and Parnell & McKay, PLLC (Gold Sponsors).

Vendors download the application for participation here….
Professional Development
Double Header – Don’t Miss!
Two great topics – one fantastic breakfast seminar. Join us for more information regarding those things “You thought you knew but didn’t” about Identity Theft. Then stay to learn more about the latest productivity applications and business platforms for your mobile phone and devices. Plus security tips and tricks for mobile services and computing.

May 15th at Verizon Wireless Store, Apple Tree Mall, Londonderry. 7:30 AM start. $10 members / $15 non-members.

RSVP to or 432.8205.

Click for more detail…
Walk Through the Apple Blossoms!
The Gr. Derry Londonderry Chamber is proud to support the local Arthritis Foundation Walk at Mack’s Apples on May 18. The event provides and opportunity for local businesses in southern NH to reserve a booth and make a difference in creating a pain-free world for children and adults who suffer every day living with arthritis. Booth space is limited to a first-come first-served basis. All those displaying will be listed in publicity promos.

Contact the Chamber office for details, or contact the event organizer listed on the flyer here…

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at