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Expo 19 Focues on Socio-Economic influences on businesses in Mt Washington Valley, NH

News from Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce – May 10, 2018

Contact:  Michelle Cruz at MWV Chamber, 603-356-5701,


            North Conway, NH - The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce presents EXPO19, a networking opportunity for collaboration, partnerships, and education among member businesses from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway. Fields of information including technology, energy, recreation, insurance, media, wellness and more will be represented and showcasing their products and services. With a theme of Socio-Economic Influences Impacting Business Growth in Mt Washington Valley, many non-profits whose mission addresses issues such as family dynamics, recovery friendly workplaces, workforce housing and a skilled and ready workforce are also taking part in EXPO19.

            Plan to arrive earlier in the day to attend one of the free workshops offered prior to the start of the expo and make sure to stay and end the day at the Chamber’s monthly After Hours event, hosted by Red Jacket and Chalmers Insurance Group, at their usual time of 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm while networking on the trade show floor continues.

Educational Workshops at EXPO19

In addition to the exhibitors at EXPO19, Educational Workshops geared toward both for-profit and non-profit businesses will be provided by The NH Center for Non-Profits, Association of Fund-Raising Professionals and New Futures from 11:00 - 3:00 PM. Consider registering online in advance for any of the following workshops.  All workshops take place at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort.

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: 2019 Social Media Communications Plan: This interactive workshop will provide tools and tips to help you think outside the box and lay the ground work when planning your social media marketing schedule. Presenter: Kathleen Kelley, CFRE.
  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm – Mountain Policy and Advocacy Training: Dynamic opportunity to learn how to develop policy and shepherd it through the state legislative process in order to improve the health and wellness of NH residents and businesses. Presenter: NH Farm Alliance, NH Futures.
  • 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm - Stand Out From the Crowd: Tips to Attract the Results You Want: Providing you with time-tested tips and tricks for making the most of networking opportunities: After Hours, trade show, conference, meetings, social media posts. Presenter: Laurette Edelmann, NH Center for Nonprofits.

      Janice Crawford, Executive Director for the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, encourages all members of the Mt Washington Valley community to take part in EXPO19. “This year’s event is not business as usual. In order to provide as comprehensive a networking opportunity as possible we have brought together businesses and non-profit organizations that can speak to the current state of issues that impact business in the valley and offer suggestions and ideas to be part of the solution. In addition, this year we have added a career pathways component for teachers, parents and students. As graduation approaches many are asking “What’s Next” so this affords them the opportunity to participate in and learn about Life After High School and the benefits of finding a career in Mt Washington Valley,” she finished.

Additional highlights:

For Parents, Students & Teachers:

            From 3:00- 5:00pm: "Life After High School" is a program for students, parents and teachers to explore Life After High School in Mt Washington Valley.  It offers the chance to talk directly with businesses in the valley providing careers, learn about the kinds of salaries and benefits offered, and explore the opportunities to have the kind of quality of life that the Valley offers. Students attending have the chance to win $50.

EXPO19 is a free event presented by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Chalmers Insurance Group, Eversource, and Mount Washington Radio Group. Supporting sponsors include Eastern Oil & Propane, Memorial Hospital Maine Health, Heartland Payment Systems, New Hampshire Electric Co-op, TD Bank, Northeast Delta Dental, Northledge Technologies, The Conway Daily Sun, and Red Jacket Mountain View Resort.

There are still a few spaces left for exhibitors.  Please contact the Michelle Cruz at the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce via email at or by phone at 603-356-5701.  To learn more about EXPO19, visit

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Photos of Expo 18 available on the Chamber’s online Flickr Gallery, click here.

Photo above: Expo 18, Credit: Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.