In 2008, BIA launched its Capitol Connect program with local and regional chambers of commerce throughout New Hampshire.
Capitol Connect is an affiliate membership for small businesses employing 10 or fewer employees. Small business members, who are also members of participating Capitol Connect chambers of commerce, receive a no-cost, affiliate membership in the BIA. They remain affiliate members as long as they stay members of their local chamber.
Why Capitol Connect?
Small business owners and managers are busy with day-to-day operations and may not always have time to stay connected to what’s happening in Concord. Similarly, while local chambers of commerce are heavily engaged in many pressing community and regional issues, they may not have the time or staff to maintain a presence at the State House. Capitol Connect helps fill this need and, at the same time, allows the BIA to present a stronger, unified voice for the business community.
Capitol Connect extends many BIA membership benefits to small businesses at no cost. These benefits include:
Is your chamber of commerce a participating Capitol Connect chamber?
The following chambers of commerce are participating in Capitol Connect and, as such, their small businesses members are eligible for affiliate membership in the BIA:
Central NH Chamber of Commerce
Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce
Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce
Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce
Greater Lebanon Chamber of Commerce
Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce
Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce
Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce
Merrimack Chamber of Commerce
Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce
Western White Mountains Chamber of Commerce
Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce