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SNHU - Don't Miss, Free Affordable Care Act Forum 

The Center for Women’s Business Advancement and Northeast Delta Dental designed a forum to address your questions and concerns about the Affordable Care Act and your small business. Learn from the various carriers ACA requirements before you make decisions that will impact your business.

Event Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Location: Southern New Hampshire University's Dining Center Banquet Facility, 2500 North River Rd. Manchester, NH 

The forum is FREE but registration is required. Please go to the CWBA's website to register.

Moderated by Tom Raffio, President & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental, the panel will also include presentations from the following carriers:

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - William Graham, Esq. Public Affairs and Government Programs
  • Northeast Delta Dental - Christine Alibrandi, Esq. & Jodie Hittle, VP, Sales & Marketing
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – Maria Proulx, Senior Legal Counsel 

Sponsored by:




US House Republicans Host Google Hangouts About Obamacare

What: House Republicans Host Google Hangouts with Constituents about Obamacare

Who: Chairman Steve Scalise (R- LA) and Rep. Andy Harris (R- MD)

When: Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST – Rep. Harris

             Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST – Chairman Scalise

Links: Rep. Harris:

             Chairman Scalise:


SNHU - Women & Money Forum Workshops 

 This Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014,

8:30am - 4:00pm

With the frigid temperatures outside, you should plan to warm-up with us this Thursday at the 2014 Women and Money Forum.  We have brought in experts who will share their valuable knowledge and teach you the skills you need to be financially successful, at home or at work.  

See Below for the workshops designed with you in mind!

Personal Finance Track

Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score with Sue Smulski

Women and Wealth: How to Begin or Re-Start Your Financial Plan with Sarah Serling

Wills and Trusts and Your Business with Amy Kanyuk

Building Personal Wealth: Creating the Life You've Imagined with Melinda Davis

Principled and Ethical Negotiations: In Business, Family and Life with Catherine Blake

New Business Owner

Understanding Financial Statements for a Non-Financial Person with Claire Gagnon

How To Be Loan Ready with Kim Pope and Ellen Soucy

Minding Your Profit and Loss Statement with Kerry Lekas

Starting and Growing a New Business with Hugh Curley

Business Finance Options  with Marilyn Bogue, Donna Ehrler, and Jennifer Boulanger

Seasoned Business Owners

Minding Your Profit and Loss Statement  with Kerry Lekas

Pricing Products with Joanne Edgar

Business Finance Options with Marilyn Bogue, Donna Ehrler, and Jennifer Boulanger

Pricing Services with Joanne Edgar

Inventory with Kishore Pochampally

Seasoned/New  Business Owners

Top Ten Tax Issues Your CPA Should Know with Merrill Barter and Kathryn Michaelis

Today's Technology for Winning Sales Presentations and Proposals with Kym Harrington

Crowdfunding: Opportunity and Traps for the Unwary with Matt Benson and Elaine Hamel

 How to Pitch to a Angel Investors with Stephen Van Beaver

Social Media for Sales with Pat Spirou

Basic Financial Statements and Analysis with Resa Lundkvist

Crowdfunding:  Opportunity and Traps for the Unwary with Matt Benson

Stuck In The Middle- Taking Care Of Your Health and Money and Taking Care Of Others with Heather Lavoie

Affordable Healthcare Act with Seth Goodall and Greta Johansson

Top Ten Wage and Hour Mistakes of a Small Business with Linda Johnson

Be sure  to register for the 2014 Women & Money Forum to cultivate your prosperity!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • $50 - CWBA members
  • $75 - Non-members
  • $10 - VIP Networking

Register Online


SNHU - Great vendors at the Women & Money Forum 

You're Invited:  Jan. 9, 2014, 8:30am - 4:00pm

There is still an opportunity for you to register for the 2014 Women & Money Forum!  In addition to the numerous workshops focused on you and your finances, vendors representing different industries will also be in attendance.  

For example: 

Retail: Some small businesses will be selling their wares such as specialty food, fashion accessories  and much more.

Financial: Several financial institutions will be on hand to answer attendees questions. 

Branding: You represent your business and to make sure your brand has that professional polish, a vendor will available to provide business "headshots".

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Ariel Wilson as soon as possible or if you have any questions. 

Cost to attend the Forum (includes lunch)

  • $50 - CWBA members
  • $75 - Non-members
  • $10 - VIP Reception

Cost to Vendor at the Forum (includes lunch and workshops of your choice)

  • $125 CWBA member
  • $250 Non-member
  • $10 VIP Reception

Register Online to either attend or vendor at the 2014 Women & Money Forum.

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SNHU - New Speakers Added to Women & Money Forum

You're Invited: Jan. 9, 2014, 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Women & Money Forum is known for having quality speakers, and this year we have invited some new speakers aboard. Here is a little background on some of the new speakers that will be presenting at the forum in January. 

Clare Gagnon: Clare is the Vice President of Easter Seals NH, and has been with Easter Seals for six years. She currently oversees finances of a 100 million dollar multi-state entity, and manages accounting and payroll. She has worked for both profit and nonprofit entities as well as being a tax preparer early in her career. Clare will be presenting the “Understanding Financial Statements for a Non-financial Person” workshop at the forum.

Kimberly Pope: As Citizens Regional Manager, Kimberly leads a team of 15 Business Banking Officers across NH and VT. Her team’s objective is to provide an extraordinary service and support experience to the businesses they serve. She will be presenting the “How to be Loan Ready” workshop.

Amanda Grappone Osmer: Amanda is the fourth generation of Grappones to own and help operate her family’s business, which started as a gas station in 1924 and has grown to five new car franchises, a body shop, a weekly auction, and a wholesale parts operation. Amanda believes that Team Grappone should have fun while pursuing their business goals. Company benefits include paid volunteer time, an onsite workout facility, wellness reimbursement and loan programs, and a meditation room. Amanda will be our keynote speaker for the event. 

Be sure to register for the 2014 Women & Money Forum, so you have a chance to hear from these speakers and others. 

Cost (includes lunch)

  • $50 - CWBA members
  • $75 - Non-members
  • $10 - VIP Networking Event if registering after December 18th.

Register Online

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us via email or call 603-629-4697 to make arrangements.