3rd Annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair Set for Sept. 11

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Belknap County Economic Development Council, and presenting sponsor Metrocast Business Services invite the public  to the 3rd annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Taylor Community in Laconia.

The event is open to the public and free to attend with an optional buffet lunch. To register, go to the Chamber's website at Lakesregionchamber.org. Seating will be limited, so register as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

This year's program kicks off with a breakfast panel all about the Affordable Care Act presented by the Small Business Administration, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, and Sulloway & Hollis PLLC.

Additional panel presentations by business professionals providing information unravelling the challenges of commercial insurance needs, how to obtain government contracts, bootstrapping your business, defining your market, branding yourself, guidelines on starting your own business and identifying business support organizations available.

Business presenters include Melcher & Prescott, Cross Insurance, NH P-TAP, City of Laconia, SCORE, Plymouth Enterprise Center, BizBuzz Marketing Partners, Comcast Spotlight, Chuck sink Link, Gunstock Mountain Resort, and Devine, Millimet Attorneys at Law.

Attendees can enjoy a buffet lunch while listening to success stories from three local entrepreneurs, their passion, goals, challenges, and advice: Bob Manley of Hermit Woods Winery, Sarah Gray of Body Covers and Allan Beetle of Patrick's Pub & Eatery.

In addition to providing some inspiration and out-of-the-box thinking to the local business community, the Fair is designed to bring a lot of information on local business resources together in one place.

Sponsors include Metrocast Business Services, Meredith Village Savings Bank, LRGHealthcare, Public Service of New Hampshire along with Signature Business Sponsors featured in the event program and providing take away resources. To register for this event, visit www.lakesregionchamber.org or call the Chamber at 603-524-5531.



Metrocast Business Services proudly presents the 3rd Annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair. (Shown L to R): Carmen Lorentz of Belknap EDC, Karmen Gifford of LR Chamber of Commerce met with the staff from Metrocast at their Belmont office. (Courtesy photo)