March 15, 2017
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Newburyport Education Foundation

The mission of the Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) is to generate financial resources and community involvement to enhance education in the Newburyport Public Schools.

Partnerships with businesses and community organizations, fundraisers, and support from the community have made it possible for the NEF to channel much needed philanthropy to the Newburyport Public Schools. The NEF targets projects that have strategic impact across the district. Our current focus areas are a district-wide STEM initiative, update and upgrade of the Newburyport High School Auditorium lighting, sound and rigging, technology enhancements and business partner programming (business partnership grants, student internships, career expos, etc.).

Our Business Partners are an integral part of the success of the NEF. As donors, sponsors, and partners in program collaborations, the thriving Newburyport business community truly makes a difference in the Newburyport Public Schools. Learn how a relationship with the NEF can benefit your business!

Newburyport Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1002, Newburyport

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Invitations are in the mail; but we could not wait to update you on what we have been working on...

The 51st Annual Meeting "Celebrating Champions - Our Members" is off to a great start.  So look for your invitation in the mail or if you can't wait either - check out our website for complete details.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Business Awards.  Nominate the businesses you think are most deserving in each category - MVP, Edelman, First Round Draft Pick, Rookie of the Year and Sportsmanship Awards.  Now you are wondering - what does that mean?  Click here to start nominating and find out.

Are you Celebrating a Milestone this year?  Not your actual personal birthday; but your business birthday.  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.

We hope you will join us for this 51st Annual Meeting and Dinner Awards on Thursday, April 27th at the Black Swan Country Club.  Cocktail Reception begins at 5:30pm with a special photo opportunity.


We know this doesn't seem possible after yesterday's storm...

Yes, golf weather is coming this way and you don't want to miss a day out on the links with colleagues and friends.  Get that application in to save your spot.

While you golf, why not send some of your staff out to enjoy in the fun as well. Sponsor a prize hole. Golfers love to come up on a hole and be welcomed with smiling faces and special promotions. 

To find out more on sponsorship opportunities, check out our golf tournament webpage or contact Ann Ormond by email or  call (978) 462-6680 x15.

This is a great time to think about your annual marketing plan. Are you reaching prospective customers by being in the right places? 

The Chamber has many opportunities available just for you.  From web and social media recognition to community and member event participation.  And don't forget, the annual " Official Visitor and Resource Guide" which will come out in time for Memorial Day Weekend. 

No problem, you can purchase your Chamber Pot Ticket right from your desk or phone! Just go to our website and fill out the online form. We will get your LUCKY ticket together and contact you for payment information - Now That's Easy!

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!
Not in actual size, but definitely in what will be on display.  We have Farmhouse Chic, Vintage Decor, Handmade Crafts, Jewelry and Accessories, Great Food, Live Music & Cultural Activities.  It's going to be a great Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend.

We want you, our members to take part in this festival atmosphere.  Space is available for retailers, non-profits, food vendors, artisans, crafters, vintage decor & farmhouse chic items.  Limited space - so get your application in soon!

Don't have an item to sell; but want to take advantage of the visibility.  How about becoming a sponsor of this event.  Contact Ann Ormond by email or 978-462-6680 x15 for all the details. 

Check Out The Website for complete festival details.

From the Blog
A cash mob is like a flash mob except there is no dancing involved! All you need is $20 and a willingness to help the Chamber stimulate the economy downtown and at the Tannery by spending $20 (or more) at a local small business - it can be to buy that special something, large or small that you have been looking at or grab a few friends and have a drink or something to eat. 

Please meet us in Market Square at 4pm for a photo opp and we will head out from there!

Help us shop and dine local! 

Join Us For The Cash Mob on Thursday, March 16th 
at Market Square at 4pm!

Chamber Members do you know that you have direct access to your profile on the Chamber's website?

With access you have ability to update any aspect of your profile, add/change Pictures and/or Videos... list a Job Opening, or an Event, or even a Hot Deal.  It is always a good...



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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.

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