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NH House Business Caucus and Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Announce 4th Roundtable


CONCORD—The New Hampshire House Business Caucus, in partnership with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, will host its fourth in a series of  Business Roundtables with presidential candidates, on Monday, June 1, at 9 am at The Draft restaurant, 67 South Main Street, in Concord.  The featured speaker, and declared presidential candidate,  will be Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

“The momentum continues to build as we have more and more candidates take part in this series.  We have had a terrific response and level of interest from the business community, the candidates, and state elected officials,” said New Hampshire House Business Caucus founder and Chair, Rep. Laurie Sanborn (r-Bedford). 


“Chamber members have been fully engaged in the roundtable series to date and are looking forward to future events, such as this one with Senator Cruz. This is the best way for businesses to really get to know the candidates and understand their positions on key issues,” said Tim Sink, President of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. 


Ted Cruz has been a tireless fighter for liberty his entire life because his family knows what it is like to lose their freedom.  Cruz’s father fled to the United States to attend the University of Texas in 1957 after being tortured and imprisoned in Cuba.  In 2012, Cruz was elected as the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from Texas.  Prior to this role, Cruz was Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission and Solicitor General for the State of Texas. He was the first Republican candidate to announce his intention to run in the 2016 Presidential election.


The Business Roundtable is free, but space is limited, and RSVPs are required by May 26, 2015.


SNHU - There's Something For Everyone!

Whether you need help with social media, sales, or financials, we have the workshops for you!

Here are just a few of the great offerings this year:


Social Media for the Non-Tech Savvy

Dr. Pat Spirou, Marketing Department Chair, Southern New Hampshire University,  

will teach you how to reach out to a new market with social media by your side.

Learn the basics of various sites and which can work for your business.


Where Your Dollars Go and What They Get You

Learn how to use your profit and loss statement to guide you in better decision making.

CPA Kerry Lekas, Dufresne & Lekas CPA, LLC, will guide you through understanding your return on

investment (ROI) and how it can help you prioritize your spending and your time.


Prospect + Customer = Your Bottom Line

Finding buyers for your product or service requires a strategy!

Kevin Hallenbeck, Principal, Sandler Training, will teach you how to have a system for

prospecting and selling that provides consistent sales revenue.



Sponsored by


SNHU - Women and Money are Meant to be Together 


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman


We at the CWBA aren’t the only ones who know women and money go together. Women on 20s is working to get a woman on the $20 bill because “A woman’s place is on the money.” Through public voting, they have narrowed the pool down to four incredible women: Wilma Mankiller, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman. You can vote for your pick at Our own Senator Jeanne Shaheen is also pushing for the change by introducing legislation calling for a woman to be placed on the $20 bill. You can sign her petition at


Be sure to join us on May 12 for the Women and Money Forum to Own Your Future and take charge of your business’ finances.


Women and Money Forum

May 12, 2015 9 am-4:45 pm

$50 CWBA Member/$75 Non-Member

Register at:


Center for Women’s Business Advancement

Southern New Hampshire University


SNHU - This Week at the CWBA!

There is Still Time to Join us for Events this Week!



April 15th - Back to Basics: Preparing to Apply for a Loan

Get all the right numbers in all the right places before you go to the bank for a loan. Service Credit Union experts will teach you what you need to know

including the value of your credit score, the importance of realistic cash flow projections & sales forecast, and acceptable collateral.

Sponsored by Service Credit Union

To register or for more information visit -


April 16th – Let’s Talk About Money: Advanced QuickBooks

If you are already skillful in QuickBooks or have attended CWBA’s How to Use QuickBooks training you are

ready for advanced QuickBooks applications! Master common QuickBooks transactions such as report generation and analysis.

This training will teach you how analyze financial reports to better manage your organization.

You will practice using the software in this workshop.

To register or for more information visit -




Center for Women’s Business Advancement


Southern New Hampshire University

Madison House

2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106

tel: 603.629.4697



NHDP - Mitch McConnell Should Allow Binding Votes on Bipartisan Middle Class Bills 

RELEASE: Kelly Ayotte Should Tell Mitch McConnell To Allow Binding Votes on Bipartisan Middle Class Bills
Bipartisan Majorities in the Senate Voted for Non-Binding Amendments Supporting Key Middle Class Priorities, Now Republican Leadership Needs to Allow Binding Votes
Concord, N.H. – Two weeks ago, bipartisan majorities in theSenate voted for non-binding amendments supporting key middle class priorities. Now, it’s time for Kelly Ayotte to tell Mitch McConnell to stop stalling and allow binding votes on these critical priorities.
The middle class policies that received bipartisan support include implementing paid sick leave, ending discrimination against pregnant workers, ensuring equal access to benefits for same sex couples, and passing middle class tax cuts.
“If Kelly Ayotte actually supports these middle class bills, and isn’t just interested in blatantly political posturing, she will immediately call on Mitch McConnell to allow binding votes on these critical middle class priorities,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “Implementing paid sick leave, ending discrimination against pregnant workers, ensuring equal access to benefits for same sex couples, and passing middle class tax cuts would have a real impact on New Hampshire’s middle class families, and these policies deserve a binding vote.”
Roll Call: After Budget Votes, Democrats Push Paid Sick Leave, Middle Class Tax Credits, Federal Benefits for Gay Couples
In a letter to the Kentucky Republican, a copy of which was obtained in advance by CQ Roll Call, nine Democratic senators called for votes on issues like paid sick leave and Social Security benefits for same-sex couples… Each of the four items identified by the Democratic signatories received broad support on non-binding amendment votes cast during the budget debate, with three of the four garnering in excess of the 60 votes that would be needed to overcome procedural hurdles and potential filibusters on the Senate floor. [Roll Call, 4/13/15]