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NH Chapter Archive:  Notes and Photos from past Seminars and Events

Thursday evening October 16, 2008 - "Creating a Secure and Satisfying Retirement"

Thursday evening, JUNE 5, 2008 - Our 1st Speaker/Networking Event focused on Small Business Planning and Development, and featured our member experts Bob Farquhar and Glenn Boston. We had an audience of 18 for the seminar and another 6 members joined us for the networking party.

Glenn Boston advises on business planning     Networking Hour after the Seminar

Bob Farquhar, who has experience rich in planning, marketing, writing (from the newspaper business), and building high-tech business relationships, discussed how he, as a consultant, helps his small business clients with their business and marketing plans. Glenn Boston, another DEC marketing manager with a wealth of knowledge he is happy to share, discussed how he advises his clients in his volunteer role as a SCORE (Advisors to America's Small Businesses) counselor.  For several post-DEC years now, both men have helped dozens of clients improve the parts of their businesses that need more focus.  We appreciated their willingness to share their experience with us.

Here is contact information should you wish to speak with either of them:

Article from Nashua Telegraph - 12/12/07 - HP to Close NH sites

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Nov. 8, 2007:  "Navigating the Job Market for the over-50 Professional"

Many thanks to Bob Farquhar for his compelling transcript of this evening's panel discussion/audience Q&A.  Open/download here.

Hot Topic Draws a Crowd

Nearly 40 people – twice the number expected – jammed into the Essex room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua Thursday night (11/8/07) to get tips on how to navigate the job market for the over-50 crowd.

The first in a series of events planned by the newly-formed New Hampshire chapter of DEC Connection was dubbed a huge success. DEC Connection is an organization for anyone and everyone who ever was connected to Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).

For those of you who attended “Navigating the Job Market for the Over-50 Professional,” or who registered but were unable to attend, as well as for those who couldn’t make it, please read on... and watch this web site for future events from the New Hampshire chapter!

Final Thoughts from Our Experts…    *Click here for Panel Bios.

Q. (Moderator): What thought would each of you leave with the audience?

Pellerin: I know there’s age discrimination, but it’s all in your attitude, how you think about yourself. If you think “I’m an old person and I’m not going to get this job,” you won’t. Keep your image positive.

Sullivan: You can make any transition you want. The gentleman who is interested in non-profit, for example. Move transferable skills under different titles. I’ll give you a complementary hour over the phone if you’re looking to transition from your job.

Hamel: I want to reinforce what Kevin (Pellerin) and Mino (Sullivan) said. And, for those of you interested in non-profit world, there’s a lot of information out there. www.civicventures.org was mentioned earlier.

Daniel: You have a rich networking group right here – your corporate alumni group. This is your first public function. Next time you get together, everyone of you should spend time saying to each other what you’re looking for.

 Here are some photos, courtesy of Diana Watts:

 

Moderator (standing) Barbara Langdon; seated, Panelists, from left: Kevin Pellerin, Mino Sullivan, Reo Hamel, and Stephanie Daniel.

       Part of the attentive audience

What:   A Panel Discussion on strategies for career advancement and professional satisfaction for the over-50 crowd.

 More of the attentive audience  

Where:           Crowne Plaza Nashua, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, NH 03063

When:             Thursday, November 8, 2007

                         6 - 7 PM         Networking

                         7 - 8:30 PM     Panel discussion with lots of opportunity for audience  participation

                         8:30 PM - ?     Additional networking

Cost:             $10 charge paid in advance; $12 at the door

The DEC Connection at the Nashua Symphony Pops

 Survey says ... over 30% of the participants of the recent DEC Connection survey indicated they would be interested in the Nashua Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops show.

The newly formed NH DEC Connection Social Committee is pleased to present this group discounted offering for the one and only NSO Holiday show.

Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 9th, 2007 - 4 PM

Radisson (formerly Sheraton Tara at Exit 1) Ballroom, Nashua, NH

New Hampshire Membership Meetings

We had a fantastic kick-off meeting for the NH Chapter on Sept. 6th at the Nashua Library.  20 people participated and many joined either the Social or Business Events Committees.  Each will put on 1-2 events per year to be held in NH, in addition to programs sponsored by the DECedOut/DRA Board.  Our first Social Event is the Nashua Symphony Holiday Pops performance on Dec. 9th.

Also if you missed it earlier you can still take our online survey. 

Questions/comments?  Ava Schutzman  (webmaster@decconnection.org) or Barbara Langdon, (blangdon@marketmomentumllc.com).

 

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