Workshop Sponsors

Bank of America (which acquired Fleet Bank) is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving 33 million consumer relationships with 5,700 retail banking offices, more than 16,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than eleven million active users.

Bank of America is the No. 1 Small Business Administration Lender in the United States by the SBA. The company serves clients in 150 countries and has relationships with 96 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 82 percent of the Global Fortune 500. Bank of America Corporation stock (ticker: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

TD Bank (formerly Bank of New Hampshire) provides a full line of retail and commercial products and services for citizens of the Granite State. TD Bank enjoys a nearly 200-year history, guided by a tradition of personalized service, long-term customer relationships, local decision-making and community involvement.

Our team of professional bankers is committed to a philosophy of knowing and listening to customers, understanding their financial goals and dreams and providing solutions that will help achieve them.

Citizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 78 branches and 158 ATMs in New Hampshire. Citizens Bank has been  the #1 SBA lender in the state for the eleven consecutive years and the #1 SBA lender in New England for the seventh consecutive year

RBS Citizens, N.A. is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $161 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. CFG’s two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 13-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. It is one of the 10 largest commercial banking companies in the United States ranked by assets and deposits. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc).

Federal Savings Bank understands that providing credit is a tool for growth. We offer a full range of flexible business banking solutions including commercial mortgages, SBA loans, line of credit and equipment financing and leasing. Whether you need assistance with equipment or vehicle purchases, refinancing of existing corporate debt, loan consolidation, or the purchase of fixed assets, the commercial banking experts at Federal Saving Bank will help you every step of the way.

Since 1890, Federal Savings Bank has been helping people here at home reach their financial goals the old-fashioned way. Federal Savings Bank is a true community bank, a "mutual" bank. That means we're owned by our depositors - you and people just like you. So we really have to work hard for our customers and the community around us. Stop in and see the difference. Our staff works hard to let you know just how valuable you are to us.

Whether you bank in Dover, Barrington, Durham or Portsmouth, we guarantee you'll get the most personal service, competitive rates, and the widest array of investment options and loan services. So while the other banks work hard for their stockholders, you can take stock in the fact that Federal Savings Bank works hard for you. 

Northeast Credit Union is a state-chartered credit union. To better meet the needs of our growing membership base, NECU opened the doors of our present Dover branch in 1999 and our Exeter branch in 2000, and in 2004 NECU relocated our Manchester and Rochester branches to their present locations.  In 2007, NECU opened our branches in Lee and Northwood. Today, Northeast Credit Union has nine full-service branches with our vision set on future expansion.

Anyone that lives, works, worships or transacts business within six counties of New Hampshire or a twenty-five mile radius of any Northeast Credit Union branch location can be a member.

People's United Bank (formerly Ocean National Bank) is the largest regional banking organization headquartered in New England with approximately $22 billion in assets and more than 300 branches in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and in Westchester County, New York.

A diversified financial services company founded in 1842, People's United Bank provides consumer, commercial, insurance, retail investment and wealth management and trust services to personal and business customers. Through its subsidiaries, People's United Bank offers: brokerage, financial advisory services, investment management services and life insurance through People's Securities, Inc.; equipment financing through People's Capital and Leasing Corp. and Financial Federal Credit; and other insurance services through the People's United Insurance Agency.

Valued Partners

Constant Contact®, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members.  Launched in 1998, Constant Contact champions the needs of small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships.

Seacoast Newspapers is a news and advertising powerhouse on the seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine. Our parent company, Ottaway Newspapers, a division of Dow Jones, Inc., is proud to offer you seven great newspapers: The Portsmouth Herald, the Hampton Union, the Exeter News-Letter, the Rockingham news, the York Coast County Star, the York Weekly, and the Dover Community News.

Each is a proven partner and an indispensable part of the communities they serve.  Each newspaper maintains editorial autonomy serving their respective communities with award-winning journalism.

Foster's Daily Democrat | "We shall devote these columns mainly to the material and vital interests of Dover and vicinity. Whatever may tend to benefit this people and enhance their prosperity, will receive our warm and enthusiastic support."  Joshua L. Foster, in the editor’s salutation to the public in the first issue of Foster’s Daily Democrat, June 18, 1873.

Proud Member of

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit association of business and industry, professionals, individuals and organizations working together to advance the economic well-being of its members and the community.

The Chamber's program of work is devised by the Board of Directors.  The program is administered by several committees with the assistance of the staff.  Chamber committees provide members with the opportunity to get involved with other members and in the community.

The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce serves the Seacoast towns of Seabrook, Hampton Falls, Hampton, Hampton Beach, North Hampton and Rye, New Hampshire. The Chamber is always available to assist in any way we can. The Chamber represents its member businesses and works with the various communities that we represent, supporting their activities and programs throughout the year.

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is an active, non-profit business membership organization comprised of business and professionals who are dedicated to fostering a favorable economic climate in which to live and work. Our members provide financial, in-kind and volunteer resources to the business community.

In Partnership With

Since it was officially established in 1953, the Small Business Administration has grown in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas.  SBA's programs now include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans.

The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade. Nearly 20 million small businesses have received direct or indirect help from one or another of those SBA programs since 1953, as the agency has become the government's most cost-effective instrument for economic development.  In fact, SBA's current business loan portfolio of roughly 219,000 loans worth more than $45 billion makes it the largest single financial backer of U.S. businesses in the nation.