March 22, 2017
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Meet the Member

Pottery Isle

Pottery Isle specializes in creative fun for ages 2 to 92.  From birthday parties to 50 th anniversary parties; scouting to corporate team building, field trips for the young and old-Pottery Isle is the perfect venue.  Come in and capture those special handprints or footprints to create personalized gifts.  Or, pack a picnic and make it a date! 
Since opening in 2004 as a paint-your-own studio, Pottery Isle now offers glass-fusing, canvas/wine glass painting, camps and adult events.  Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged on weekends.  Pottery Isle is happy to accommodate your group needs outside of business hours and is available for pottery or canvas catering at your next event. 

Pottery Isle
The Tannery Marketplace
50 Water Street, Mill No. 1 , Newburyport, MA

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Member News
Chamber News
The 51st Annual Meeting "Celebrating Champions - Our Members" is underway. And that means, we want to hear who you think should be nominated for a business award. It will only take a few minutes to make sure your voice is heard.

Nominate the business(es) you think are most deserving in each category.

MVP Award (Business of the Year) 
Edelman Award (Small Business of the Year) 
First Round Draft Pick Award (Young Professional of the Year) 
Rookie of the Year Award (New Business of the Year) 
Sportsmanship Award (Non Profit of the Year)

And if your company is celebrating a milestone this year, let us know. The Chamber is presenting members who have reached 25, 50, 75, or 100+ years, an Anchor Award for being "anchored in our community". Be sure to fill out the form so we can celebrate you. Click here for details.

Nominations close on March 31st, so don't delay.
For complete Annual Meeting Details, 
click here. 

The Chamber Pot Drawing is coming up fast.  That means if you don't have your ticket yet - time is running out.
Think about what you would do with the Grand Prize of $10,000.  Yes, there is only one Grand Prize winner; but we also have other great prizes; actually 14 total winners of cash or a beautiful diamond necklace. 

The Chamber has many ways to make it easy for you to buy your ticket.  Check out our website for a complete listing of ticket outlets or to purchase online.

  Chamber Pot Cash Prizes!!!
Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $2,500
(2) Third Prizes: $1,000/ea
(4) Fourth Prizes: $500/ea
(5) Fifth Prizes: $200/ea
A New Prize This Year... A custom made necklace from M.K. Benatti Jewelers valued at $3,500
The drawing will take place on April 6th, at VASA waterfront kitchen and bar, offering a cocktail reception while we wait to see who the lucky winners are! 
Take 30 seconds- Watch the Video!

Now, doesn't that look like fun!  Join us to compete or spectate as Greater Newburyport businesses face off in this Olympics-like competition that will test athletic, mental and team-building abilities.  Your business could be the holder of the "Yeat Meet Up Cup".   Ready for some friendly competition, sign up today!  Better yet - challenge another company.
From the Blog

D id you know that the Chamber has an active blog? Did you know that you as a member can contribute to our blog?
Did you know that blogging is important for your business? 

The Chamber has a blog that is part of our website and regular communications. Do you like to write and want to contribute an article to our blog? We'd love to have you and thus help you promote your business!

We invite you, our members to write an article for our blog. We accept articles up to 500 words or less with an image that we can promote!

Blogging is fun and can really help your business.
Consider blogging today! We'd love to have you join us in the blogging world!   

'Surround Yourself With Like-Minded Individuals'.  
Those simple words have many different meanings. Here's what we mean...
These other business owners are also your customers.
It's easy to think that because the person you're talking to works at a bank or is a hair-stylist that he/she is only interested in talking about their business. However, that is not always the case. At the end of the day, you are talking to a person that knows a person that knows a person. A Chamber of Commerce is there to create an environment for you to promote your business and make you successful.
Your competition can also be your closest ally.
Unless you are a massive organization, you will (hopefully) run into the situation where you simply can't take on any more business at the moment. You never want to turn business away, but what if you could send a client to a business that holds your same standards? Your customer is happy, the other business is happy and eventually the favor will be returned to you!  
Interested in guest blogging?  Email the Marketing Department.
Job Postings
Cataldo Ambulance
Service, Inc.

Chair Car Drivers

When Pigs Fly
Turning Point, Inc.

Central Congregational
North of Boston CVB
Communications & Sales Coordinator
Jason M Charette Agency

Mill River Winery
Hot Deals
Clipper City Car Wash

Newburyport App 

Coast and Country offers 44% Discount

Have a Hot Deal?  Post it on the Chamber Website.  Click here!
Member2Member Email Communications

The Chamber can send a Member2Member email on your behalf to get your message out to over 1,500 recipients. Click here  for more info. 
Regional News
Free Business Counseling - SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) offers FREE counseling to individuals who would like help starting a new business, or who own a small business and need assistance with any of their business issues. Appointments available on Tuesdays at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. Schedule your appointment by calling 978-462-6680. Click here for info.

MassDOT Newsletter - Weekly updates to stay informed about on-going accomplishments and successes on the road to reform and shed light onto the many challenges transportation agencies are working through each day to better serve the public. View the latest newsletter here.