National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy.
National Small Business Week is May 5th to 11th. The City of Portsmouth and its local partners will be hosting several events throughout this week to offer resources and networking opportunities to celebrate the contributions of its small businesses.
The City and Zagster are pleased to announce that The Kane Company has signed an agreement to sponsor an additional Zagster bike share station this spring on Commerce Way in Portsmouth.
The Zagster program operates similarly to other bike share programs around the country like Hubway in Boston or Citi Bike in New York City. Since implementing the program in 2017, the City has been exploring opportunities for expanding the program in different areas of Portsmouth through sponsorship agreements with local businesses.
The Redgate/Kane development team, who is partnering with the City of Portsmouth to re-develop the Thomas J. McIntyre Federal Building site, will present the City Council on Monday night with a comprehensive vision and development plan that was created following a series of public meetings and conversations with key stakeholders.
On Tuesday, September 4th, Mayor Jack Blalock will be hosting the Lord Mayor Lee Mason of Portsmouth, England; this event is part of the Lord Mayor’s tour of all United States-based Portsmouth cities.
Developers and future tenants of eligible redevelopment projects in the West End may now be able to take advantage of the business tax benefits available through the State’s Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program. The City of Portsmouth recently received approval from the State Department of Resources and Economic Development for designation of an Economic Revitalization Zone (ERZ) Tax Zone in the City’s West End in the area around the former City Public Works Facility site and the former Frank Jones Brewery site.
The City of Portsmouth is hosting an event alongside the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, June 13th at 7:30 a.m. in the Library’s Levenson Room for the public to connect with UNH’s Career and Professionals Success team. Attendees will learn how to better connect with potential interns and workforce candidates through this discussion and networking opportunity.
The City of Portsmouth, a member of Sister Cities International, has enjoyed formal Sister City agreements based on the interest and international connections of Portsmouth residents since as early as 1985. The cities include Nichinan, Japan; Parnu, Estonia; East Antrim/Carrickfergus, Ireland; Agadir, Morocco; Severodvinsk, Russia and Kitase, Ghana; as well as Friendship City agreements with Portsmouth, England and Szolnok, Hungary.
The boards of two prominent nonprofits that serve the state’s business sector, Alpha Loft and the NH High Tech Council (NHHTC), have voted to move forward with an alliance between the two organizations, with the goal of integrating Alpha Loft into the NHHTCby year’s end.
The first Sister City Program, Sister Cities International, was created in 1956 at the request of President Eisenhower, giving national focus to affiliations between cities in the United States and in other countries.The goal of the program is to promote deeper cultural understanding, international visitation and hospitality that leads