January 27, 2017
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Well-known for his popular Amesbury restaurant, Crave, new Chamber member Sean Toomey is proud to announce the opening of his latest restaurant VASA waterfront kitchen & bar. Located at the edge of the historic Rings Island neighborhood overlooks the Merrimack River in Salisbury, MA.

Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on Sunday, VASA offers exciting dining options with a focus on American cuisine featuring fresh, local seafood including a raw bar. Guests can enjoy cocktails in the gorgeous new bar which features an extensive selection of fine wines, many local craft beers, and a menu of specialty cocktails. During summer months there is extensive outside seating where guests can enjoy great weather and the fantastic view.

VASA has two beautiful function rooms which can accommodate thirty and ninety guests respectively and offer many special event options from wedding receptions, corporate events, and holiday gatherings, to family parties and board meetings.  

VASA watefront kitchen & bar
175 Bridge Road
Salisbury, MA 01952
(978) 358-1700

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Thank you to Nichols Village for hosting our first member mixer of the year!

This outstanding facility hosts one of the most beautiful settings and one of the best in-house executive chefs in the area. We are fortunate to have a place like this in our community!

Anchored upon a hilltop in Groveland, MA surrounded by over 90 rolling acres of woodlands and fields. Unique in creation and design, our retirement community strives to provide independent living offering 78 apartments and 16 cottages with bountiful amenities and services to those 62 years of age and better. 
Join the seacoast community for a night filled with great food and fun on the River's edge and a chance to win $10,000!

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

New This Year:
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M.K. Benatti Jewelers valued at $3,500

The Chamber Pot Drawing will take place at VASA waterfront kitchen and bar offering a cocktail reception while we wait to see who the lucky winners are. 

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I would say that the Annual State of the City event given by a Mayor of a City is a fascinating and worthwhile event to attend. It give the attendees the opportunity to hear from the leadership of the City on what has transpired over the past year and where we are headed...

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