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To Do List: Run Show in Boston; Amesbury Winterfest; Canton marketplace 2/3/2023

BOSTON – It's going to be a bitterly cold weekend in Boston. If you don't plan on just hunkering down, there's still plenty going on.
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Amesbury chocolatier to be featured at Grammys 1/30/2023

AMESBURY — A local chocolatier hopes its new product will stand out to the stars as part of the Grammy Gift Lounge for the 65th Grammy Awards.
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Amesbury Chamber of Commerce leader leaving 1/27/2023

AMESBURY — The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce will soon begin the hunt for a new executive director as Phil DeCologero prepares to join State Auditor Diana DiZoglio’s staff.
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10 Things to Do on the North Shore in January and February 1/3/2023

Instead of hunkering down this winter, take advantage of the quiet off-season here on the North Shore to explore all the offerings we have right in our own backyard.
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On an ‘Unsilent Night,’ the audience is the star 12/19/2022

On a chilly December evening five years ago, a group of Malden residents set out on foot for their first “Unsilent Night.” Ten minutes into their holiday stroll, as the boomboxes they carried rang out with an otherworldly score of bells and harps, it started to snow.
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Munters tax proposal public hearing scheduled 12/14/2022

AMESBURY — Mayor Kassandra Gove on Tuesday presented her proposal for a potential tax break for the city’s largest employer during the City Council meeting — a proposal that was unintentionally delayed hours.
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Small Business Saturday returns to Amesbury 11/25/2022

AMESBURY — Businesses are making a big push to keep spending local this holiday season.“We love the support our local businesses get all year long,” said Phil DeCologero, executive director of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. “Since we’re grateful for the support, Small Business Saturday is a great excuse to treat our local shoppers to a special treat.”
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Free outdoor movies return to Amesbury 10/2/2022

AMESBURY — The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce announced with its partners at Newburyport Bank and Coastal Connections that they are bringing back their Friday Night Frights program for October.
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Calling all scarecrows: Amesbury Chamber contest returns 9/19/2022

AMESBURY — Even as these final summer days remain warm and the sun sets late, the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce is already thinking about the return of fall scarecrows to downtown.
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Amesbury businesses encouraging shoppers to play Monopoly with them 8/1/2022

AMESBURY — Inspired by the popular Monopoly board game, several dozen Amesbury businesses and nonprofits teamed up once again to encourage shopping local in a fun way.
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Letter: 'Thank you for being Amesbury 7/13/2022

As a business owner in Amesbury, I’m thankful every day for the city I call home. But as I think about these last few weeks, I feel compelled to say these words to our Amesbury community: Thank you.
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Caravan of creativity sets up shop in downtown Amesbury 4/7/2022

AMESBURY —As a child, Jen Silver would spend hours tinkering with designs as she dreamed of a career in fashion. Not content with pencil to paper, she would often pull together fabric and get creative as she pieced together her own wardrobe.
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Health Matters relocates within Amesbury 3/11/2022

AMESBURY —Chris Matheson was living in Vermont working with adults with developmental disabilities when he stumbled upon the Middlebury Co-operative Market.
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Amesbury spreads the love for Our Neighbors' Table 3/11/2022

AMESBURY —It’s said that love is best demonstrated through actions, and not words. For Amesbury area businesses, they lived up to that expectation during their February Spread the Love campaign.
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Sand & Sole brings self-care to Amesbury 3/3/2022

AMESBURY —Sophorn Phy was a high school student when she got her first job working in a nail salon.
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Bean & Cone is brewing up business in downtown Amesbury 2/28/2022

AMESBURY — It was summer 1995 when Mike Howell first experimented with home brewing.
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Help Amesbury businesses 'spread the love' 1/28/2022

AMESBURY — The cold month of February is tempered each year by the warmth of Valentine’s Day. This year, the local business community is tapping those warm feelings with the return of its “Spread the Love” campaign.
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Seasonal Sightings comes Thursday to downtown Amesbury 12/15/2021

AMESBURY — Normally, December is a busy time of year for the North Pole, but on Thursday, winter’s most recognizable faces are taking a road trip to get some local shopping done.
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LETTER: Amesbury is showing its holiday spirit 12/8/2021

Thanks to every volunteer, business, and resident who has helped kick off the holiday season in Amesbury.
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Amesbury ready for family-friendly Small Business Saturday 11/23/2021

AMESBURY — The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce is prepping for a big Small Business Saturday this weekend with plenty of decorating ideas for the kids.
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Polito praises Amesbury businesses for pandemic response 11/21/2021

AMESBURY — The lieutenant governor credited the business owners like those gathered at Amesbury Chevrolet for their critical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday night.
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Alchemy & Art shop aims to inspire Amesbury artists 11/12/2021

AMESBURY – Deb and Steve Schmill were students at Montserrat College of Art when they first met.“
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Winners announced in Amesbury Scarecrow Contest 11/8/2021

Amesbury residents and visitors alike collected their ballots, cast their votes, and turned them in – some voting more than once. No, it wasn’t municipal elections; it was Amesbury’s 3rd Annual Scarecrow Contest.
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Little Hands daycare opens in Amesbury 11/2/2021

AMESBURY - Brandy DeAlmeida was 16 years old and looking for an after-school job when she applied to work for a daycare in Danvers.
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Mel's Record Shop shares space in downtown Amesbury 10/13/2021

AMESBURY – While growing up in Haverhill, Mel Webster remembers hanging out at the local record store.
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New owners take the wheel at Hoffman Auto School in Merrimac 9/28/2021

MERRIMAC– Vino Valle spent his career in the insurance industry, rising to the level of Chief Operating Officer of Boston’s Lexington Insurance, before retiring in 2013.
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New endocrinology office opens in Amesbury 8/24/2021

AMESBURY – Growing up in upstate New York, Dr. Dominica Costello cannot recall deciding when she wanted to enter medicine.
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Amesbury businesses launch second annual ‘Shop Local’ game 8/2/2021

AMESBURY — Inspired by the popular Monopoly board game, last summer, several dozen Amesbury businesses and nonprofits teamed up to encourage shopping local in a fun way.
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Gould Insurance opens new Sparhawk St. office 7/28/2021

AMESBURY — Mary Bettencourt was just 16 years old when she walked into C.B. Peterson Insurance’s office and signed her first auto insurance policy with Carlisle “Skip” Peterson.
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Gnome homes come to Amesbury this weekend 7/8/2021

AMESBURY — Magical creatures and their humble abodes will be spotted downtown this weekend when the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce hosts its newest contest.
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Sir Pennycandy’s Apothecary cuts ribbon at downtown Amesbury shop 6/29/2021

AMESBURY – As a mother of 8 children, one would think Brenda Haryslak had her fair share of candy store visits. But as her youngest child grew into a teenager, Haryslak began thinking about what lay ahead.
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Amesbury chamber receives $10K grant for downtown programs 6/28/2021

AMESBURY – AMESBURY — MassDevelopment has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce to help the organization draw foot traffic downtown every Thursday evening this summer.
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Amesbury Chamber hosts virtual discussion with Moulton 6/15/2021

AMESBURY – The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce invites members of the area’s business community for an afternoon discussion Wednesday, June 16, with Congressman Seth Moulton.
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CPM Real Estate Opens in Merrimac 6/15/2021

AMESBURY – Lisa Venditti was at Bentley University for International Business and Marketing when she got her first real estate job, working as a leasing agent while juggling her course work.
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Downtown Amesbury welcomes new home décor boutique and artisan marketplace 6/15/2021

AMESBURY – Tanya Webster had always been someone that friends would turn to for advice on decorating. Despite that eye for style, Webster’s career always revolved around the medical field.
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Piano returns to Market Square, Amesbury 6/5/2021

AMESBURY – For several years, the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce has hosted a colorful piano outside of its 5 Market Square office. Just before Memorial Day, the chamber unveiled the 2021 instrument for public use.
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Professional Physical Therapy welcomes back patients 5/24/2021

AMESBURY – Dave McGinty was only 15 years old the first time he needed to visit a physical therapist. While the experience left him feeling physically better, the same experience would set him on a course that would shape his professional life.
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Amesbury Chamber hosts virtual lunch with DiZoglio 5/14/2021

AMESBURY – The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce invites members of the area’s business community to join them for an afternoon discussion with State Sen. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen.
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Pull of surf spawned career path 5/8/2021

AMESBURY — When Connor Mulholland graduated from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in 2012, he had just wrapped up learning the ins and outs of HVAC.
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Cosmetic Care expands in Amesbury 4/2/2021

AMESBURY – Erin Sheats was a decade into her career as an Emergency Room nurse at Merrimack Valley Hospital, when one of her supervisors first suggested she explore cosmetic care.
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LETTER: Thanks to many from Amesbury Chamber 1/14/2021

With the holidays (and 2020!) now past us, I would like to write this letter of thanks on behalf of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce and business community.
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Natural wine shop opens in downtown Amesbury 12/30/2020

AMESBURY – Like many people, Caitlin Frame and Laura Poladsky are ending 2020 in a very different spot than they ever would have expected at the beginning of the year.
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Young painters decorate downtown Amesbury 12/28/2020

AMESBURY – For approximately 40 local students, painting the town was part of the winter festivities.“It was a fun way to get in the spirit,” said Hannah Zafris, branch manager of Amesbury’s Align Credit Union, about the first Holiday Window Painting Contest.
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Amesbury Chamber of Commerce puts retailers online with virtual marketplace 11/27/2020

AMESBURY — The Chamber of Commerce will put local retailers directly into people's homes to offer one-stop shopping when it debuts its virtual marketplace Friday morning.
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RMA Craft Beer & Wine opens in Amesbury 11/27/2020

AMESBURY – Aaron Cunningham has always been interested in the craft of brewing, whether it has been chasing unique flavors, or brewing his own creations at home. However, he never expected that passion to collide with entrepreneurship, until this past winter.
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Amesbury Chamber holds annual meeting, presents awards 11/19/2020

AMESBURY — With the continuing pandemic getting in the way of the traditional Amesbury Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards ceremony, Chamber members recently went virtual with the gathering.
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Newburyport's Motivate Barre moves to Amesbury for more space 11/9/2020

AMESBURY – When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, Meghan Kinsey was faced with a tough choice: close her business, Motivate Barre in Newburyport, or expand to a larger space.
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Health Zone celebrates new downtown Amesbury location 10/28/2020

AMESBURY – Originally from Dedham, MA, Dr. Kerry Goyette knew what she was looking for when she was house-hunting, falling in-love with what Amesbury had to offer.
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Mane Salon & Spa celebrates new downtown Amesbury space 10/23/2020

AMESBURY – After years of managing salons in the region, Ashley Casassa never really thought of herself opening up her own space.
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Amesbury local shopping game sees big wins 10/5/2020

AMESBURY – Following a month of heavy promotion of Amesbury’s Shop Local-Opoly Game, the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce handed out some big prizes to some very excited residents.
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Amesbury businesses launch Monopoly-style game to make local shopping fun 8/18/2020

AMESBURY – As businesses continue navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and much of the public considers how to support their local businesses, several dozen Amesbury businesses have teamed up to encourage shopping local in a fun way.
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Markey predicts Senate battle over COVID-19 relief 7/16/2020

AMESBURY — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey predicted that a furious battle is about to be waged in Washington over COVID-19 relief funding, during a a virtual meeting he held with local business owners Wednesday morning.
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Markey to meet with Amesbury businesses via Zoom 7/10/2020

AMESBURY – As local businesses resume operation in phases and Congress weighs additional action in support of business recovery, the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce is inviting local businesses to join a discussion with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey on Wednesday.
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The BEAT goes on: Local group to help Amesbury businesses navigate reopening 5/26/2020

Getting “Back to Business” is not the same as “business as usual” – far from it. While the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Gov. Baker’s COVID-19 Advisory Board has determined the next steps for businesses to begin to reopen safely, Amesbury has formed BEAT, its own team to help local businesses navigate those guidelines.
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Our Neighbors' Table benefits from Amesbury Chamber's Front Steps Project 5/11/2020

AMESBURY – When the COVID-19 crisis first hit, businesses were forced to close, social distancing was enforced, and the burden placed on many nonprofits skyrocketed – just as donations began to plummet.That’s when the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce stepped up by organizing the Amesbury Front Steps Project to support Our Neighbors’ Table.
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Moulton updates businesses on CARES Act 4/11/2020

AMESBURY — Chamber of Commerce members got an inside look at the federal government’s efforts to help small businesses during the coronavirus crisis courtesy of their congressman Thursday afternoon.
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Resilience Grows in Amesbury During Times of Corona 4/1/2020

One town’s story of continuity, community, and using the past to create hope for restoration.
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DeCologero named Amesbury Chamber director 3/3/2020

AMESBURY – The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce has hired Phil DeCologero as its new executive director.
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Amesbury: best kept secret?

Anthony Everett spills the beans.
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Overindulge in Amesbury

wcvb.com covers some local hot spots around Amesbury. At this ice cream stand, size matters. The smallest choice is three scoops big.
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Cider Hill Farm Commercial

Small business owners make more happen in unique ways. For Glenn and Karen Cook of Cider Hill Farm, farming is about more than just feeding a community. It’s about cultivating one where family traditions are passed on.
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Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum featured on PBS

PBS feature on the history and fine craftsmanship of Lowell's Boat Shop and Museum.
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Amesbury's Bandstand in the Pines

Learn about the original history of Amesbury's 1930 Bandstand in the Pines located in Amesbury's Town Park and about the effort to restore it in 2016.
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Wake Up Call from Amesbury

WCVB.com's Thursday Wake Up Call comes from Amesbury.
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Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts | A Small-Town Community in the City

New England Today magazine showcases some of Amesbury's businesses and culture.
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The New Yankee Craftsmen

Yankee magazine covers Graham McKay and the boatbuilders of Lowell's Boat Shop.
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Hidden Gems on the North Shore

14 Cedar Street Studios is featured in North Shore magazine.
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About Amesbury

Northshore magazine article featuring some of the heritage and businesses established in Amesbury.
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Northshore Magazine covers Amesbury

Many of the great things about Amesbury are covered in this article by Northshore magazine.
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Amesbury's Essential Chefs

Amesbury–based Essential Chefs Catering is featured in this Northshore magazine article.
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Crave in Amesbury

North Shore magazine covers one of Amesbury's finest restaurants Crave.
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Chef's Share

North Shore magazine features Amesbury’s Phat Cats Bistro chef-owner Paul Eastman on some of the secrets behind his delectable dishes!
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Market Square Bakehouse Offers a Sweet Variety

North Shore magazine showcases Market Square Bakehouse!
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Boston Globe reports on the rise of home sales in Amesbury!

Home sales in Amesbury and Andover have ticked up by at least 11 percent in the past 12 months, according to Redfin, while prices in each have risen 7 percent.
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Heavenly crepes at the Noshery

Boston Globe features the Noshery restaurant in Amesbury.
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Weekend road trip ideas for friends near Boston

Boston.com covers Amesbury in a weekend getaway article.
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From run-down to uptown

Boston.com's enlightening coverage of Amesbury's constant beautification and innovative business incentives.
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Amesbury draws newcomers for its prime location

Boston Globe explains why Amesbury is the perfect location for families and businesses alike.
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