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Business Development Committee

The mission of the Business Development Committee is to promote and inspire business vitality in the region by identifying opportunities and obstacles, and then connecting people to relevant solutions.

The committee meets at 8 a.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Chamber conference room.

Current Projects


Development of educational seminars & workshops designed to respond to the needs of our business members reflected in a recent membership survey. The following are just a few of the programs being presented by the Business Development Committee and our members.


ConneXions - The committee has worked with businesses and our members who identified networking as one of the key benefits of chamber membership. ConneXions identifies programs within the chamber that facilitate making those networking connections. Watch for opportunities to enhance your networking skills. 


Business & Member Interest Profiles Providing opportunities for smaller local businesses to do business with larger businesses, encouraging local purchasing and economic growth. For an example of the business profile, click here. To complete your business profile, click here.


Year of Connexions Seminar Series - 2006 is Year of ConneXions. The first in the series is Networking for ConneXions - Fear to Fun, scheduled for March 16, followed by Marketing for ConneXions - Recipe for Success, April 20. (Stay tuned to the Chamber's homepage for more details as they become available).


Mid Day Meet - A networking event providing members the opportunity to promote their business and connect with other members. For more on Mid Day Meet click here.

Current BDC Members

Noel Graydon, Chair

Citizens Bank


Cheryl LeeBozek



McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton


Warren Daniel

NH Small Business Development Center


David DiPerri

CBI - Business Brokers


David Dragonas

TRI - Transaction Resources Inc


Kathleen Goodspeed

Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce


Ginny Griffith

Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce


Ed Hause

Federal Savings Bank


Barbara Kravitz

Kravitz & Company


Paul McAskill

The Compass Points


Kevin McCann



David McCardle

TD Bank North


Ray Poulin

Best Buy for Business


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