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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

Amesbury Harvest Fair & Country Music Festival
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
Sunday Tours of Bartlett Museum’s Carriage Shed
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Admission is $3.00 a person. Admittance is free on Sundays, Sept 17 & 24 during Trails & Sails.

To arrange a special tour at other times: call 978-388-3089.

The Carriage Shed is in the back yard of the museum grounds and contains several carriages built in Amesbury. The inside of the Museum is under repairs and is preparing for Amesbury’s 350th Anniversary celebration next year.

The Museum began during Amesbury’s 300th Anniversary as a historic exhibit that was a culmination of donated items from residents. It was so popular that the building was purchased from the town and became an official museum.

The Bartlett Museum Board of Directors is looking for any adult to fill a one year seat on the board who is interested in preserving Amesbury’s heritage. Meetings take place monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm in the museum. If interested contact Jon at j0nc4mp@gmail.com.

The Museum is non-profit and is run by volunteers and funded by membership fees, donations as well as fundraisers. Membership supports the museum and is open to any adult from any town, city or state. Email dianco@verizon.net for a membership form.

Monetary donations are accepted at any time payable to Bartlett Museum Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 692, Amesbury, MA 01913.

Business & Breakfast: Strategies for Preventing the Toxic Workplace
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Business & Breakfast

This interactive workshop is geared towards anyone with responsibility for hiring and/or managing people in their organization and will apply a combination of discussion and case studies to learn.

A toxic environment can be created by just one employee’s hostile, controlling, and/or bullying behavior, by a few employees who seem to be immune from accountability and consequence that are creating discontent, by an unprofessional manager whose unconstructiveness is spreading, or by a major disconnect between management and employees that has morphed into a lack of respect by both parties. Whatever the original source, the poor result is the same.

Retaining a well-performing workforce is paramount, because if you are caught in a never-ending recruiting cycle, you lose productivity, continuity, knowledge, and profits as you spend more time, money, and effort sourcing, screening, hiring, and training. The icing on the cake may be that your well-performing employees are hired by your competition. Even if employees stay, they are not producing their best work, because they are not feeling valued, satisfied, nor engaged.

Furthermore, if you have an environment that is causing your employees to be dissatisfied and desire to leave, your customers/clients, potential customers/clients, suppliers, and visitors will observe it and this will affect your reputation (which is your brand) and stunt your growth. This information may become known in the community, through social media, and/or on sites such as Glassdoor.com, which encourages employee reviews of their companies. Not only can this negativity turn off your customer/client base, it will also turn off potential new employees.

Prevention starts with hiring the right employees with the capability and work ethic you need for your organization’s success, properly motivating and engaging them, providing timely performance feedback, opportunities for growth, and creating a fair, consistent culture of respect and leadership.

Human Resources ROI, LLC, is a Portsmouth, NH-based consulting, outsourcing, and training firm that offers dedicated HR expertise and innovative training and development practices to help organizations grow and succeed in the Greater Seacoast New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Northeastern Massachusetts regions.

Amy Cann is the Principal Consultant and Coach with over 20 years of Human Resources experience, five years as a current Adjunct Instructor with Southern NH University and the University of New Hampshire, and dual Senior HR Professional certification through both the Society of HR Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Her education includes a MBA in Global Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, and a dual B.A. in Human Resources Administration and Psychology. She is also completing her Social Media Marketing Graduate Certificate in November as social media is such a powerful, growing force in both our business and personal lives.

Please contact her firm for a complimentary consultation at amy@hrroi.org, 603.978.2958, or by visiting www.hrroi.org.

Refreshments will be provided.

Business & Breakfast programs are complimentary as a benefit of membership with the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited, please register in advance below or by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at info@amesburychamber.com or calling 978-388-3178. If registrations determine a change in location is required all registrants will be notified via email.


Whittier Home & Museum Tours
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Whittier Home & Museum Open for Saturday Tours
May 6th through October 28th – 11:00 to 4:00

Bring the family for a most enjoyable and educational tour of the Whittier Home & Museum!

Learn how Whittier lived in this home with his mother, sister and aunt, writing editorials and poems, and even risking his life towards the cause of abolishing slavery before and during the Civil War. Whittier’s abolitionist views are especially relevant in this time of divisiveness in our country.

Tours are $6 for Adults, $5 for Seniors and Students (ages 7 through 17), and children under 7 and Veterans are FREE!
And $3 for MTA members, with ID card.

Free tours on the following dates:
Amesbury Days – Saturday June 24th – 11am to 4pm
Trails & Sails weekends – 11am to 4pm
September 16th & 23rd
Sunday September 24th

Group rates on request and tours by appointment – 978-697-2337

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