August 2, 2017
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Meet the Member

Harbor Creamery

For Merri-Lee Steeves, the owner of Harbor Creamery, the idea of opening a local ice cream shop was one that began over 10 years ago. Finally in the winter of 2017, she decided to make her ice cream dreams a reality. Harbor Creamery is bringing delicious, homemade ice cream back to Newburyport. 
Serving ever-changing flavors, Harbor Creamery will use fresh and local ingredients when possible, to bring their ice cream to the next level. Serving classic favorites and surprises you've never tried, HC has something for everyone. So, stop in, say hello and do some taste testing at Harbor Creamery where dessert is always served first and love is sprinkled on every bite. 

Harbor Creamery
39 Pleasant Street 
Newburyport, MA

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Chamber News
A Message From The 
Chamber President -
Ann Ormond

Hello y'all!
Well,  that is not how we usually greet each other in New England but it is the way that we were greeted at our Chamber Trade Association Annual Meeting in Nashville this past month.

Terry Thompson, our VP of Operations and I were lucky enough to attend the annual gathering of more than 1,000 chamber leaders from across the Country, Canada and Europe. We spent four days learning new ideas about the business of chambers and serving our communities and you our customers....yes, that's correct, customers!
There were many great "takeaways"- but here are a few to insight some thought for you...
Business is a force for good!
Music is integral! You'll hear more on that later!
What does a sustainable Chamber with its customers look like in 2030?
Ask your communities - "What do we need to be working on?"
What does a Panda have to do with a Chamber? Check Out This Video!
Finally...keep on the lookout for the announcement of the "Big 5" initiative.  
Want to know more? Give me a call 978-572-1497
A Welcome Addition to the NBPT Chamber!
Meet Lauren Husson, Events Specialist
Lauren has recently joined the NBPT Chamber Team as our full time Events Specialist. Lauren's background includes Marketing and Events Planning with the Simon Property Group, and a degree from UNH in Communications. 
Some of her passions are heading to the beach, music, food, shopping & fashion and on a side note - she loves a great cup of iced coffee! We are sure you will meet her very soon, as she will be getting familiar with our community!
Welcome Lauren!
Take a Walking Tour on Plum Island, North Point

UPDATE - Correction on times:
The walking tours of Plum Island, North Point, led by Bill Sargent, will run on Sundays at  9 AM starting on AUGUST 6th . The 90-minute walking tours, will run from North Point's Plum Island Lighthouse to the south jetty and back, rain or shine. Parking in the Plum Island Lighthouse parking lot.

Mill River Winery 
Will be Hosting a Tasting
With Saintly Cider

Join us this Friday (Aug 4) from 5-7pm
as we welcome local hard cider makers, Saintly Cider! They'll be pouring samples of their finely crafted New England hard cider made with time-honored techniques, locally sourced apples, and shared passion! Drink Local! 

Mill River Winery
498 Newburyport Tpke, 
Rowley, Massachusetts
From the Blog
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How Can We Support "The Arts"?

By Paula Etsy of Paula Etsy Gallery

Every year I begin my Christmas shopping around December 12th. It's after my birthday and I feel I deserve my own attention around that day. Throughout the years, and as my son grew and toys were no longer on the wish lists, I turned to doing my shopping locally.

Now we're lucky to live in a downtown that accommodates so many choices, especially for someone interested in giving (buying/supporting) objects of art, which I do and I am. This year's choice for us was  Valerie's Gallery  on State Street in Newburyport. There I found handmade pieces at prices in my range that were beautiful unique pieces of art. It was a pleasure.

There are many other scenarios however, that exemplify ways of supporting-on purpose-the economy of art that exists in your towns and communities, wherever on this beautiful earth that may be.

Supporting the Arts is a personal choice, like deciding that WGBH is something you like, and use, and therefore want to support.

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Hot Deals
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Looking To Start a New Business or Make a Fresh Start With Your Existing Small Business?
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