January 11, 2017
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DR. RICHARD BAGG is a full-time professional numismatist and a recognized authority in the numismatic marketplace. He has been involved in all phases of the rare coin business including buying, selling and consulting with many thousands of collectors and investors.

Richard has held seminars at the local library, Continuing Education, the Newbury Historical Society and Yankee Homecoming. He buys and sells coins and provides complimentary appraisals. His work is a matter of public record so rest assured you are dealing with a professional of the highest integrity and competence. More important, you will communicate only with him. Check out his website or call (978) 255-1127.

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Dingo Creative.

We have been working on our new look and a new approach to what we offer - so we are excited to announce the launch of our new website - www.dingocreative.com

Dingo Creative is a Creative and Marketing company started in 2004. A women owned business, with a mother/daughter team, it has grown to include an extensive range of services. We provide logo & brand development, websites, email marketing, social media, video, print campaigns, trade shows and event materials.

More than anything, we like to focus on making your marketing experience as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Judging by some of our clients testimonials, we are doing it quite well!

We hope you enjoy our new website and look forward to an opportunity to work with you soon.

79 Market Street #3, Amesbury, MA
info@dingocreative.com * (781) 710-2229 * (617) 276-5305

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Are you in the Chamber Pot?

Each Spring the Chamber holds a community wide raffle in which ticket purchasers can win a grand prize of $10,000 and several smaller prizes as well. This Chamber Pot Raffle as it has been known is an event from which monies raised help support our mission to be the most impactful business and community group around.

This coming April 6, 2017 we will pull the lucky ticket at Vasa Waterfront Kitchen & Bar right over the bridge in Salisbury! As some will say...if you don't play you can't win! Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the Chamber, from one of our board members or better yet...one of our nine community member ticket locations!

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From the Blog

By Maureen Pomeroy

Within the last year, Massachusetts enacted several new laws. Many of these laws went into effect on or before January 1, 2017, unless otherwise stated in this article. Some of these laws will impact business owners. This article will summarize some the recent law changes.

Increase in Minimum Wage - Massachusetts' minimum hourly wage and service rate increased effective January 1st. The minimum hourly wage in Massachusetts increased from $10.00 per hour to $11.00 on January 1st. The service rate for tipped employees also increased...

By Chris Johnston

Between August and December 2016, 51 businesses and organizations made the choice to join our Chamber

That is incredible!  We honestly couldn't have done it without our loyal current members. So many current members recommended to fellow business owners that the Chamber is the best way to grow your business.  It's these types of referrals that make our business community so special.  

Why is this a big deal? A few reasons...

By Julie Morris

Small business owners often find themselves with headaches and indigestion at tax time. Nobody likes to see their money go to the IRS, but small business owners can make the process of filing taxes a little easier on themselves if they handle their taxes properly all year long. We share a few tips for small business owners looking to make the tax filing process a bit more manageable for this coming tax season.

Be consistent with your records

Small business owners cannot afford to be lax in their...

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