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Welcome 2017-06-05T16:15:00+00:00

AOCFeat1Amesbury is located on the beautiful north shore of Massachusetts, less than 1 hour away from Boston & 20 minutes south of Portsmouth, NH.

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AOCFeat2Amesbury is home to many innovative businesses, one-of-a-kind specialty shops, highly rated restaurants and welcoming bars & lounges.

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AOCFeat3Amesbury offers a variety of indoor & outdoor activities that the whole family will enjoy. Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Wed
Business & Breakfast: Work It – The Hustle is Real
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Thirty percent of the businesses in the Chamber of Commerce are small women-owned businesses. Members of our Business Committee are pleased to bring you our first Women in Business Series, an opportunity to learn from each other and connect as a group of entrepreneurs. Three of our Business & Breakfast events (November, January, and March) will be dedicated to this series. We hope you will join us for all three events and build relationships with peers that last long after the series has come to a close. Let’s build our businesses together, from start to success.

January Panelists include:
Charlene Dolan, Dolan Financial Services
Amy Leary, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank
Chris McGuire, Boston North Properties
Antoinette Whitney, Ovedia Artisan Chocolates

This group of women will get into the weeds with you on managing your business from finding a space to work from to finding funding, once you’re up and running you’ll need to make smart decisions for you and your business. Using your network is a great way to simplify some of these tasks and aspects of running a small business. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in business there is a lot to learn here!

Refreshments will be provided by Ovedia Artisan Chocolates.

Business & Breakfast events are sponsored by The Provident Bank and are complimentary as a benefit of membership with the Chamber of Commerce. However, our Women in Business Series is open to the public. Advance registration encouraged using the links below or by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at info@amesburychamber.com or calling 978-388-3178.

SAVE THE DATE
March 7, 2018 8-9:30am: Over the Horizon – Are you a woman with a plan?

Public Reception with Deluxe Team for Small Biz Rev Top 10
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We are so excited that we have gone from being in the Top 20 to now being in the Top 10 towns who may be featured in Season 3 of The Small Business Revolution Championed by Deluxe Corporation! The Deluxe Team is on a cross-country road trip to visit each of the Top 10 towns for one day at a time. They’re starting on the west coast and will be in Amesbury overnight from the 24th to the 25th of January.

On January 24th the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public reception offering you the chance to welcome the Team, tell them what this would mean to you, and invite them to choose Amesbury for the Top 5 towns to go to a nationwide vote! Amanda Brinkman and her team will not be here long so this is their chance to meet as many of our business owners and community members as possible in a short period of time. DO NOT MISS IT!

If you haven’t already binge-watched seasons 1 & 2 we invite you to do so (perfect for any time of day especially during a snowstorm!) by visiting https://www.deluxe.com/small-business-revolution/.

Find our facebook event by clicking here.

Feb
8
Thu
The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Presents “The Vagina Monologues”
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of theater as The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center presents “The Vagina Monologues,” featuring an all female cast of local names you’ll know and recognize!

About the show: Twenty years ago, women’s reactions to The Vagina Monologues launched V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender & gender non-conforming). Today, the movement – and the V-Day activists worldwide at its core – is more active than ever, producing art for social change, activating communities & colleges, raising crucial funds for rape crisis shelters, domestic violence shelters, local programs for transgender youth at risk of sexual violence, for immigrant women and girls, and so many more reflecting the needs of their communities.

About the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center: The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is a non-profit social justice organization that for thirty-five years has responded to the needs of families in crisis due to domestic violence. Our mission is to empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic violence. We serve adults and children from 14 different communities, from Ipswich to Newburyport and Amesbury to Lawrence, MA.

Mar
7
Wed
Business & Breakfast: Over the Horizon – Are you a woman with a plan?
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Thirty percent of the businesses in the Chamber of Commerce are small women-owned businesses. Members of our Business Committee are pleased to bring you our first Women in Business Series, an opportunity to learn from each other and connect as a group of entrepreneurs. Three of our Business & Breakfast events (November, January, and March) will be dedicated to this series. We hope you will join us for all three events and build relationships with peers that last long after the series has come to a close. Let’s build our businesses together, from start to success.

March Panelists include:
Michelle Baker, Guaranteed Fitness & Bodyworks
Debra DeVenne, The Provident Bank
Lyndsey Haight, Our Neighbors’ Table
Janet Faulkner, Faulkner & Associates of Keller Williams

You’re feeling successful, or see the light at the end of the tunnel but what’s next? Once you’ve found a groove and you’ve been in business for a few years seeking growth opportunities can feel overwhelming. This group of women will give you tips and tricks needed for after your startup phase to help you find balance and plan for the future. It’s never too soon to plan ahead, all of you are welcome to attend this session.

Refreshments will be provided by Ovedia Artisan Chocolates.

Business & Breakfast events are sponsored by The Provident Bank and are complimentary as a benefit of membership with the Chamber of Commerce. However, our Women in Business Series is open to the public. Advance registration encouraged using the links below or by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at info@amesburychamber.com or calling 978-388-3178.

SAVE THE DATE
November 15, 2017 8-9:30am: Launchpad – Stepping into Success
January 24, 2018 8-9:30am: Work It – The Hustle is Real

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