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New Hampshire District Office – November 25, 2022 

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Illustration of a main street with small businesses, shop small logo, SBA logo and text, Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Holiday Gift Guide

by Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE)

Find gifts for all those on your list in our holiday gift guide featuring CWE clients. Support women-owned small businesses and help lift up the women who lift up the world. Remember to shop “small” this holiday season.  

Gifting is easy this year with these CWE printables. Print out as many wish lists as you need fill in your favorite gifts from local women-owned small businesses and share them with friends and family!

Also Sign up today and become a CWE client today! 

Small Business Holiday Prep

Blog by Score Mentors 

Preparing for the Holiday Season is never too early for small businesses—especially retailers, including online merchants to prepare. 

10 Tips for Small Business Owners

Already feeling overwhelmed by the holiday season? Meet with a SCORE mentor who can guide you through the preparation process. Sign up today and become a SCORE client today! 

The Local Crowd – Monadnock

Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It’s a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday” consumer frenzy. Also, it’s a way to show your support for our local economy. 

Plan to wear PLAID all day on November 25!

Small Business Majority

Check out this Small Business Gift Guide! Here you will find more than 300 small businesses offering products and services for everyone on your gift list this year.

If you purchase an item through a small business on this list, take a photo and post it on social media using #IShoppedSmallBiz to encourage others to do the same.


Spread Joy, Shop

Whether you are preparing for Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Kwanzaa, or Christmas, the upcoming holiday season is a special time for many of us, and shopping for gifts is often part of the celebration.

Area businesses are invited to jump in the spotlight and participate in this popular shop local campaign. Learn more about Spread Joy, Shop Concord at concordnhchamber.com and use the hashtag #SpreadJoyShopConcord to post your gift ideas and shopping finds. Let’s spread our love of local businesses this holiday season!

December 2nd – 5pm-11:45

Making a list and checking it twice? It is that time of year! Intown Concord’s Midnight Merriment event is returning to downtown Concord on Friday, December 2 from 5:00 pm until midnight! Shop until you drop while enjoying the lights and sounds of the holidays and supporting local businesses. There will be s’mores, cocoa, music, and more! Learn more here

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest – Concord Monitor

Show off your ugly sweater for a chance to win $50 to The Common Man Enter your photo by December 23rd. The public will then vote until January 1st.

Nashua Celebrates Small Business Saturday this Weekend

Saturday is an important day for independently owned local businesses in Nashua. It’s Small Business Saturday, the kickoff to “shop small” events that emphasize the power of dollars spent in local communities. In Nashua, the event falls on the same day as the Holiday Stroll.

Nashua’s 27th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll – Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll is back, and shops and restaurants are open for business. The candlelit procession starts at 4:30 PM at City Hall, with a tree lighting to kick off a night of entertainment starting at 5:45PM. Look here for more information on this event and the Stroll Map.

Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce has invited everyone to stop by downtown to “check out our awesome window displays and grab a fun souvenir.”

Moultonborough NH

Castle in the Clouds will once again be hosting Christmas at the Castle. Visit the historic Lucknow Mansion all dressed for the holidays, purchase gifts from local vendors and so much more. 

Salem – Tuscan Village kicks off first Annual Holiday Marketplace

The event showcases 30 vendors selling holiday items during weekends through New Year’s Eve. Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce said the market is a great opportunity to give shoppers a destination to show support for local vendors.

13th Annul Festival of Trees

Dover, NH 

December 2nd from 4pm-8pm

The Festival of Trees will feature over 35 trees and wreaths elaborately decorated by local businesses and organizations to be auctioned and raffled off. This event will also feature live carols, Santa, refreshments, free children’s goodie bags, and more! For more information

This event is FREE and open to the public.


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