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Posts by Bonnie Zappacosta

Letter from the President

Newburyport is the essence of charm. Our small coastal town is blessed with historic appeal, magnificent waterways and beaches, performing arts centers, and a downtown with excellent restaurants and shops. But something is missing. We have a marina area in great need of improvement—the 5.7 acres owned by New England Development with the potential of…

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We’ve still got a couple of months until 2019 wraps up, but it’s not too early to make some strategic end-of-the-year financial moves. Peter Doyle with Edward Jones in Amesbury provides the following suggestions as you begin your year-end financial planning.  First, ask your employer if you can increase your 401(k) contributions for the remainder…

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Port People: Meet Dr. Clancy of Newburyport Dental

The Chamber recently interviewed Dr. Anne-Marie Clancy with Newburyport Dental and learned more about her and her background, along with the dental practice located on Forrester Street. Q: How long has Newburyport Dental Associates been open? A: In 1978 the founder of the practice, Dr. Gerry Hirsch, opened the doors at his home office on…

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Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Businesses

You hear about cybersecurity constantly; here’s how it applies to you. Cyber threats are an issue for everyone, and small businesses are targets for such threats and crimes because they often have fewer preventative or responsive resources. So, what do you need to know? What is cybersecurity? With the help of technology and best practices,…

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Thirsty for More Fall Favorites?

Whether you’re out and about for a crisp morning walk in search of a cup of joe or out on the town having dinner with friends, we’ve concocted a list of member drink specials infused with the flavors of fall.  Sip on these lattes, cocktails and brews and toast to the season! Changing Tides Café…

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Fall at the Farm

While farms bring fun all year long, what better time to visit than during harvest season? Whether you like to pick-your-own apples for a fresh apple pie, stock up on pumpkins, enjoy a tractor ride with the little ones, or just say hello to the farm animals, this is the season to explore our local…

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Fall is So Sweet

Fall flavors are some of the most highly-anticipated ingredients of the year. Pumpkin spice, apple, maple, blueberry, and salted caramel are just a few of the tastes of the season. Pair those with a sweet tooth, and you may not want to continue reading… We’ve got the scoop on the area’s must-haves this fall for…

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Port People: Meet Ted and Kate Hochheiser of Annie*s

In a recent interview with owner Ted Hochheiser of Annie*s on Pleasant Street, we discovered a collection of eclectic artist-made artwork and jewelry and learned some fun facts about the longtime Newburyport business owners. Read the Q&A to find out more about the Hochheisers… Q: Where does the name of the store originate? How long…

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