, Newburyport, MA


January 1, 2014

Thanks for a great holiday season in Amesbury


My heartfelt thanks to the Restaurant & Shop Showcase participants that truly demonstrated all the wonderful things that Amesbury has to offer, including Crave: Wine. Kitchen. Tap, Amesbury Flatbread Company, Ristorante Molise, Amesbury Sports Park, Stop and Shop, Cherry Bomb, Ale House, Barking Dog, Wolf Meadow Farm, Gourmet Any Day, Jodi Bee Bakes, Phat Cats Bistro, Amesbury Liquor Shoppe, Jewell Towne Vineyards, Ovedia Artisan Chocolates, The Fashion Bus, Attentif’ Design, Trendsetter’s Boutique, Supercuts, Riverwalk Gallery & Healing Arts, Paws Pet Boutique, People’s Yoga Co-Op, Web Wellness, Lindsay Jordan Designs, Mountains-of-the-Sky Photography, Custard Shoppe and Christine Molitor Johnson Fine Art. Guests raved about the food and wonderful assortment of merchandise. Even if they didn’t make a purchase, you made a great impression that will last a lifetime.

Finally, I would like to give my sincere thanks to the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce Holiday Committee for making all these events happen. They give many hours of their time, pro bono, because they love Amesbury and want others to fully experience our fine city. Committee members include Donna Collins, committee co-chair, Maintenance coordinator, Advantage Property Management; Marycarol Fowler, committee co-chair, president, Amesbury Sports Park; Anne Gagne, assistant vice president, The Provident Bank; Kevin Jacques, vice president, Amesbury Sports Park; Andrea Bailey, branch manager, RTN Federal Credit Union; Jon Mooers, owner, Jon Mooers Artists Gallery & Studio; Ed Justen, owner, Workspace 36; Lindsay Jordan, owner, Lindsay Jordan Designs; Lisa McNulty, owner, The Fashion Bus; Jeff Nahas, owner, Ale House/Barking Dog; Rosie Werner, Best Foot Forward; Karen Mansur, owner, Gourmet Any Day; Kathi Gannett, owner, Attentif’ Design; Steve Marchitelli, assistant manager, Ale House; Angela Bouchard, assistant store manager, TD Bank; Peter Dearborn, foreman, Amesbury Department of Public Works; Laurie Cameron, branch office administrator, Edward Jones; Shannon Perry, public relations specialist; Adria Michitson and Katelyn Goodwin, staff, Amesbury Chamber of Commerce.

Looking ahead to the new year, I am confidant that if we all continue to work together even more people will discover why Amesbury is a wonderful place to live, work, eat and play.

Melissa Lachance

Amesbury Chamber of Commerce executive director

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