I’m Bonnie St.Pierre, Commercial & Storytelling Portrait Photographer, Copywriter and Children’s Author.
My studio is in Merrimack NH, tucked away in beautiful wooded acreage, close to everything but private and by appointment only; a hidden gem. I mention this, because if not for the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, my business would be invisible to the local residents and businesses.
I am a firm believer that it’s through relationships that we gain clients. And these are started and nurtured through repeated exposure to each other, and also actively helping others to get their message out and to reach their goals. The Merrimack Chamber is a very friendly organization, and it’s enjoyable spending time at events with its members, and on the committees where we get to know each other and our businesses even more strongly while we work at projects together.
I am Past President of the Merrimack Chamber (now a title defined as Chairman of the Board) and was on the Board of Directors for several years as well, back again many years later and starting my second year of return to the BOD. I am Vice Chair of the Membership Committee and helped also as Chair to get the Membership Committee re-energized with clear tasks and goals, while adding a revived Ambassador Committee for the benefit of the general membership to the Chamber. A strong Chamber Organization is the result of a dedicated, committed group working towards a healthy and happy membership, and I’m proud to be part of that effort.
Through all these activities I have made valuable connections. That has resulted in a larger informal sales force educated to my products and in speaking on my behalf when they recognize someone that can benefit from the unique services I provide in my photography studio, where I can produce images, right on set with the press of the shutter, that appear to be on location. It’s also been great as I trained for and added copy writing services for business marketing needs to my list of products, for I was able to introduce their value to an audience in person to local business people as I rolled it out as an offering online.
Another piece that I am grateful to the Merrimack Chamber for, is that the chance to get to know others more than in passing provides for opportunity. In one case in particular, I learned more about another photographer member within the organization, and as a result, became comfortable offering the prospect of their taking one of my annual accounts, a $6k gross value, that was taxing my schedule and outside of my business focus. I’d held onto the account for a few years longer than I preferred to out of loyalty to my client, until I felt confident bringing another option to them. What a great feeling it was to have found the right studio that could offer the level of services that my client has always expected from me, and know that they’d be a good fit to work together too.
I personally am a big fan of the ‘Networking before Nine’ and the ‘Lunch-and-Learn’ programs of our Chamber, and am so happy to have these in addition to our evening events. There’s something for everybody in the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, and I’m pleased to be a part of it.
Won’t you come join us?
B. St.Pierre Studio
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You're invited to visit us.from 9:00am - 2:00pm Monday through Thursday. We are conveniently located on the back side of the Papergraphics building, on the second floor .
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