January 18, 2017
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The Newburyport Art Association was founded in 1948 and its mission is three-pronged:  exhibition, education, community outreach.  The NAA has 600 members from across the region and promotes and exhibits art by members and non-members; provides art education for all ages and skill levels; and keeps the visual arts accessible for students in local schools and special needs adults. The NAA welcomes non-artist members.

The new Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden and the ongoing campaign for the NAA Education Center are vivid examples of the energy and ongoing contributions of the NAA. Galleries are available for private and corporate event rentals.

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Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. and Sunday 1:00-5:00p.m

65 Water Street, Newburyport  MA 
(978) 465-8769

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By Pat Cannon & Lisa Green
Beach Plum Flower Shop
Happy New Year!

I just wanted to send you and your colleagues at the Chamber a note of gratitude.
Our shop, Beach Plum Flower Shop, in The Tannery, sponsored an evening Chamber Mixer in November.  My team and I wanted it to be an extra special event as we had just completed updating the interior, as well as increasing our amazing floral design offerings to our shop.  
We invested quite a bit of time and funds for the Chamber Mixer, wanting to make it a fun, enjoyable and perfect evening for all.  Joe Carson's voice with Acoustic guitar carried throughout the warm evening in The Tannery.  Delicious food and wine from the local Mill River Winery and Got Thyme Catering/our local Domino's pizza invited the member to stay for a while.
Our flowers were exceptional and the aura of the flower shop lifted everyone's spirits as the entire shop filled with attendees.  People mingled and laughed and danced.  One of the signs of true success for this event was "Dancing in the Beach Plum Flower Shop."  Memories  were impressed upon us all.  We are grateful for this experience, for we not only began to network, but to actually connect with others.  Our connection has also translated a complete return on our investment, and most importantly relationships with exceptional people.  Over the Holiday...

From the Blog

By Ann Ormond

Happy New Year to all. I thought I would start my blog post with yet again another song...." They call you lady luck, but there is room for doubt. At times you have a very un lady like way of running out..." Have I stumped you yet?

I am sure that one of our many savvy, show tune inspired members will know that the lyrics above come from the Frank Loesser musical "Guys and Dolls."

So you are probably wondering what this has to do with a Chamber? Well it is important to know...

By Chris Johnston

2016 marked our 50th anniversary and what a great anniversary it was!   
  • Over 120 new businesses joined the Chamber.
  • Hosted 30 networking events, 22 Ribbon Cuttings and had over 18,000 locals/tourists reach out to us for information.
  • After 50 years we introduced a new logo!
2017 is already off to a great start!  Our new...

The last thing parents of young children want to think about is their children growing up and going away to college, but responsible parents know they need to do life planning to secure their children's futures. There are several contingencies you'll want to plan for when it comes to your children's future, and making the right financial decisions for your family is not always easy. Our suggestions should set you on the path toward making your child's future financially stable.

1. Be a Good Role Model
The first step you can do to secure your child's financial future is ...

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