EXPO21, the largest virtual networking event in NH’s North Country

MT WASHINGTON VALLEY CHAMBER’S ANNUAL BUSINESS TO BUSINESS EXPO GOES VIRTUAL IN 2021

Celebrate resiliency and business continuity during this 2 day event filled with workshops & networking

North Conway, NH – Each year, the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s business to business expo offers the largest business networking event in New Hampshire’s North Country. This year, the Business to Business Expo, dubbed EXPO 21 is going virtual, offering two days of workshops, presentations and a virtual exhibit hall for networking with businesses throughout Mt Washington Valley. It’s all free to attend and promises to deliver resiliency and continuity that businesses have missed throughout the past year.

One of the main highlights of this year’s EXPO 21 will be a series of presentations, all free to attend. Presentations will be offered online, and will take place on April 20-21, according to the following schedule.

Tuesday, April 20

10:00am: Resilience for Addressing Racism with NH Listens, Presented by Michele Holt-Shannon

Examine what it looks like when we increase our resiliency for racial justice and what strategies can help in this effort.

12:00pm: How the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are Affecting The Local Workforce in Mt Washington Valley and What You Can Do About It, Presenters: Heather Philips and Caleb Gilbert

This presentation will provide an overview of ACEs and related outcomes, plus information about resilience that can help employers and businesses improve worker health, well-being, and performance.

2pm: Division of Travel and Tourism Development (DTTD), Presented by: Director Lori Harnois: Join the Director of DTTD for information about the Division of Travel and Tourism Development’s marketing plan for the state of New Hampshire in the coming months.

4:00pm: EXPO21 Networking Session hosted by MWV Chamber of Commerce: Join Chamber staff and Virtual Exhibitors during this fun and exciting networking session. This session will include presentations, giveaways, breakout rooms and more.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

10:00am: Small Business Administration Provides Updates on Assistance, Presenter: Director Amy Bassett: Learn about any updates on PPP loans and assistance available to support small businesses.

12:00 PM: How A Facilitator Can Help Build Better Meetings, Presenter: Courtney Wrigley: Courtney Wrigley of CJW Consulting LLC offers tips on how to build better, more productive meetings where everyone has a chance to be heard.

2:00pm: Town Hall update with Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Presenter: Director Elizabeth Grey: Join Elizabeth Gray who will provide a tourism forecast and overview of SBDC Business Survey results.

4:00pm: Use YouTube to Grow Your Business, Presenter: Bryan Caplan: Best practices will be offered for creating a YouTube Channel with compelling content that promotes businesses and drives engagement. Delve into the different video formats, tips on production and how to measure results.

Participants are asked to sign-up in advance for any presentations they’d like to attend. To sign up, please contact Michelle at events or call 356-5701 ext. 302.

In addition to workshops and presentations, EXPO21 also presents the Virtual Exhibitor Hall, Your Online Business Hub. This will provide an opportunity for businesses to get creative and have fun with a short video to share with attendees. This video can showcase the latest services and products offered, how attendees can get involved in a giveaway, or an introduction of staff. If you need help creating a video contact Michelle via the contact information above. This is Your Online Business Hub and will go live on April 20 for all to attend.

For more information on becoming an exhibitor in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, please contact Michelle Cruz via the contact information above.

EXPO21 is presented by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors of the event include Northway Bank, , Northeast Delta Dental, New Hampshire Magazine, Chalmers Insurance Group & Patriot Insurance, , Eversource, Mt. Washington Radio Group, The Conway Daily Sun and Heartland Payment Systems.

For more information on EXPO21, click here.

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