ACCESS is the Greater Manchester Chamber’s Annual Economic Growth Conference, that brings together experts and thought leaders to share insights, perspectives, and inspiration on current trends and future visions for the economic growth of Greater Manchester.

Manchester, NH is one of the region’s most economically and socially diverse cities. From modest beginnings, Manchester grew throughout the 19th century into the largest textile plant in the world. Today in Greater Manchester, we’re ushering in the next-generation of innovation and are focused on building a thriving, sustainable, resilient, and equitable community for tomorrow.

Attendees can expect a dynamic program that includes an inspiring keynote speaker, expert advice on how to grow your business, thought-provoking panel discussions, and networking opportunities with like-minded professionals. Whether you are a business owner, economic development professional, or simply have an interest in the growth and prosperity of Greater Manchester and New Hampshire, ACCESS 2023 is a must-attend event! This growth conference will explore how talent, innovation, and livability must work together for economic success.


ACCESS 2023 will host a wide range of topics related to small business development, sustainable strategies, community collaboration & economic transformation. This conference is for business owners, economic development professionals, city/town planners, HR & talent attraction professionals, marketing professionals & beyond. If you play a role in growing the business you own or work for, or are simply interested in the growth of our community as a whole, this conference is for you.

Chamber Members:
$165 – General Admission

Not-yet Chamber Members:
$190 – General Admission

Click here to register to attend!


A day-long conference with Keynote Speaker, and four different “Growth Tracks,” featuring three sessions in each throughout the day.

Growth Track 1: Small Business Development
Sponsored by Pivot Creative

Growth Track 2: Sustainable Strategies

Growth Track 3: Community Collaboration
Sponsored by Bellwether Community Credit Union

Growth Track 4: Economic Transformation
Sponsored by Citizens Bank

Attendees can stick to one Growth Track throughout the day, or hop around based on their interests and growth goals.


7:30 am
Registration & Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 am
Welcoming Remarks, Sponsor Highlights

8:15 – 9 am
Keynote Speaker
Amanda Ellis, Editor in Chief, Livability.com
Place marketing and economic development authority Amanda Ellis, Editor in Chief at Livability.com, the go-to source for relocation information, will share research findings on how and why people choose where they live and work. Livability has surveyed thousands of American adults on their moving decisions and why they live where they live. In this presentation, Amanda will translate these findings into actionable ideas for bolstering Manchester’s talent pipelines. Amanda will also review current trends in the talent attraction and retention space, plus share analysis of Manchester’s unique selling points, what’s going well and our opportunity areas for continuing to win and retain talent here.

9:00 – 10:15 am
Plenary Session [Topic TBD]

10:30 – 11:45 am
Growth Track 1, Session 1
Growth Track 2, Session 1
Growth Track 3, Session 1
Growth Track 4, Session 1

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 pm
Growth Track 1, Session 2
Growth Track 2, Session 2
Growth Track 3, Session 2
Growth Track 4, Session 2

2:45 – 4:00 pm
Growth Track 1, Session 3
Growth Track 2, Session 3
Growth Track 3, Session 3
Growth Track 4, Session 3

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail/Networking Reception
Location TBD

**All attendees will be invited to download our Event App, which is where you’ll receive real-time updates on the Agenda and workshop topics


Supporting ACCESS 2023 empowers Greater Manchester’s growth through economic development. As a conference sponsor, you will earn the recognition of your commitment to and leadership in the economic growth of Greater Manchester. Your sponsorship allows us to provide exceptional speakers, a dynamic conference program, and valuable training to help support area businesses.

If you are committed to the economic development and growth of the greater Manchester region, and you have services that could be useful to our business community and beyond, we encourage you to consider a sponsorship to support ACCESS 2023.

Click here to view Sponsorship Guide!


Growth Track Sponsors


Visionary Sponsors


Specialty Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors


ACCESS 2023 will feature a robust lineup of expert speakers, participating across various sessions! View Session Topics & More at the link below!

The Greater Manchester Chamber is no longer accepting proposals for workshops and sessions that cover a wide range of topics related to small business development, sustainable strategies, community collaboration & economic transformation.

Contact Lauren Getts
VP Economic Development & Strategic Communications
Greater Manchester Chamber
P. (603) 792-4119


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