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Upcoming events (Community and Economic Development)

Wednesday, 10/04/2017

Community Outreach and Engagement
Wednesday, 10/04/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Community Outreach and Engagement will provide you with the skills to do effective outreach and engagement in your community and to understand the difference. This workshop will cover the benefits and challenges of community engagement. You will learn how to identify audiences to engage such as business community, residents, leaders, youth and under-represented groups. You will hear about the many engagement tools you can use such as storytelling circles, focus groups, rich pictures, interviews, posters and story maps. You will come away with the skills to develop and implement a targeted volunteer led plan for community engagement and in doing so, strengthen your project and community.


To register please click on the link: Community Outreach and Engagement



  • UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Friday, 10/13/2017

Small Business Marketing Day
Friday, 10/13/2017 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)


Launching a business takes dedication, passion, and drive. But the work doesn’t end there – once the doors are open, how do you ensure your business thrives? One key to success is connecting with the people who matter most - your customers.


The inaugural Small Business Marketing Day is a “crash course” on how to successfully design and maximize your marketing strategy. Learn how to increase market reach with guidance on branding, market positioning, social media, and technology. This event is ideal for small business owners and marketing staff, prospective business owners, and entrepreneurs.



  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 10/18/2017

Building Effective Collaboration: The Collective Impact Model
Wednesday, 10/18/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

This workshop will explore the principles of Community Collaboration and Coalition building and explore how collaborative work can be strengthened. The Collective Impact Model will be reviewed and participants given the opportunity to apply Collective Impact principles and strategies to their work. Participants will:

  • Understand the level of collaboration and situations in which each level might be appropriate.
  • Identify strategies to both develop new collaborative relationships and strengthen existing ones.
  • Understand the collective impact model and when and why it is used in communities.
  • Apply the collective impact framework to real world situations and explore how using the collective impact framework might benefit the community in which it is applied.

To register, please click on the link: Building Effective Collaboration: The Collective Impact Model


  • UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Tuesday, 11/21/2017

Telling Your Story with Maps
Tuesday, 11/21/2017 (01:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Have an interesting historical downtown that you want people to visit? Looking to engage people of a community to explore their town and provide their thoughts? Hoping to have your audience prepare for meeting by looking at maps/pictures/videos? Driven by Esri's ArcGIS Online, Story Maps are a great way to share your information and tell your story to a wide variety of stakeholders (no coding experience necessary!)

Activities focus on getting up and running with Story Maps, including how to create and configure the map to best communicate with your audience. We will also use a mobile app, Snap2Map, to build Story Maps in the field with a mobile device. 


  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
Tuesday, 11/21/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Basic online mapping, adding new data to online maps, sharing online maps with others.

This workshop will provide hands-on practice using ArcGIS Online to create custom online maps.  For users of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online provides a way to share maps previously only possible through advanced server software (Such as ArcGIS Server).

Learn to make basic maps with ArcGIS Online (AGO), add online date layers to an AGO map, create new layers in AGO,import .shp and .csv apps using AGO templates, differentiate between public and subscription accounts for AGO.


  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918

Tuesday, 11/28/2017

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Tuesday, 11/28/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.


  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918

Mobile Mapping for GIS Data Collection
Tuesday, 11/28/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn how to get a group of people (or just yourself) using mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) to collect GIS data in the field, complete the drop-down menus and online syncing!  This class will cover the use of two mobile data collection apps - Survey 123 and Collector - to plan and carry out field data collection projects using Esri's ArcGIS Online platform.  The workshop will begin by covering the basics of mobile data collection and will progress into the setup and hands-on use of both apps.  Each participant will learn how to configure each app for field data collection, and then use the apps to collect data in the field.





  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918



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