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Programs & Initiatives

Our programs and ongoing initiatives are built as impactful pathways for us to accomplish our vision of ensuring that greater Manchester is a vibrant and prosperous destination for businesses and all people.

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Ongoing Initiatives

Leadership Greater Manchester

Designed to recognize and nurture existing leadership talents from diverse sectors of the community, Leadership Greater Manchester (LGM) is a program that exposes participants to the challenges, opportunities, and vital issues affecting the Greater Manchester community through the exchange of viewpoints and experiences. LGM begins in September with a group retreat followed by nine daylong sessions held monthly through June, each focused on a different topic. The program is an innovative approach to professional and personal development that has enjoyed a legacy of success for over 30 years.

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Air Service Support and Enhancement Team (ASSET)

The goal of the Air Service Support and Enhancement Team (ASSET) to support air service development efforts at Manchester Boston Regional Airport as a key economic driver of New Hampshire’s economy. ASSET represents an innovative, first-of-its kind partnership of seven Chambers of Commerce working together to address the issue of New Hampshire–based passengers opting to fly out of Boston, which results in a loss of revenue for the city and state.

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New Hampshire Commerce Corridor

The NH Commerce Corridor (NHCC) is a coalition of Chambers of Commerce representing the Southern and Capital regions of New Hampshire. The NHCC was formed in 2020 to strengthen and enhance the ability of participating Chambers of Commerce to respond to the challenges posed to the business community by the COVID-19 pandemic and foster regional cooperation. ​​Expanded support services and resources for businesses and job seekers are designed to speed the recovery of our economy and position the Greater Manchester region for prosperity in the future.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The GMC is committed to serving as a resource road map for member businesses and the community working toward implementing DEI resources, support, and best practices. In the spirit of leading by example, the chamber pledges to focus on diversity and inclusivity in GMC board recruitment, committee participation, membership, and staff development. By continuing to listen, learn, and partner with those already deeply engaged in this work, the GMC expects to find the most appropriate and impactful role it can play.

Community Collaborations & Initiatives

Community Canvas Mural Project

Championed by Arts Build Community (ABC), a New Hampshire based group of artists, creators, and community leaders, hosted Manchester’s first community mural festival in August of 2022. As fiscal sponsor of this program, the GMC also champions the mission of the event to celebrate Manchester’s cultural diversity, beautify the neighborhood, and uplift the voices of community members who have been underserved and marginalized. This was a first of its kind event in the Queen City, and was an incredible opportunity to tell community stories through public art.

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Manchester Connects

This organization strives to connect people, places, and ideas in order to build a more vibrant Manchester for all.

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Taco Tour Manchester

Taco Tour Manchester is one day of the year, usually during the first week of May, where downtown Manchester restaurants serve a signature taco! Elm Street shuts down for locals and visitors, to purchase tacos at each stop on the map for $3/ea. This is a unique opportunity to visit Manchester’s thriving downtown and try something new.

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Manchester Development Corporation

Under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Alderman, and in concert with the City’s Economic Development DIrector, the Manchester Develop Corporation advocates, supports, and facilitates the economic development activities for the City of Manchester, including business relations, retention, attraction and expansion. The GMC sits on this Board of Directors to serve as a voice for member businesses and ensure projects enhance the quality of life for all in greater Manchester.

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Up Next

There’s no shortage of things to do in Greater Manchester, whether it’s a virtual town-hall forum with local legislators or our annual daylong golf tournament. Check out the event calendar to see what’s up next.

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