Essex Merchants Group
In the Spring of 2008, Vincent Caravella of All Prints & Maps, Robert Coviello of Main Street Antiques, Tom Guertner of the former Periwinkles Restaurant and Ed Howard of Howard’s Flying Dragon Antiques got together to discuss a common goal: how to help the business community prosper and attract more visitors to Essex, MA. Today, Essex Merchants Group is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization with a membership of 75 Essex businesses and organizations (all featured on this website) and continues to attract new members. The group’s mission is to increase and support business in the Town of Essex, MA through promotion of Essex as a destination for dining, shopping, recreation, services, accommodations and appreciation of its rich history, bountiful open space and natural beauty.
All businesses and organizations with a physical location in Essex, MA are welcome to attend Essex Merchants Group’s bi-monthly meetings - usually held on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8:30am - 10:00am at First Ipswich Bank’s Essex Branch located at 8 -10 Martin Street. New ideas for promoting Essex are encouraged and a lively discussion on a broad range of topics related to businesses and upcoming Essex events is always on the agenda.
Essex merchants or organizations who would like to keep informed by email about Essex Merchants Group meetings, please fill out the form below:
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Member benefits include:
Social Media Sharing on ”VisitEssexMA”
Regional Print and Video Promotion in Visitor Centers and Guides
Essex Map/Brochure Distribution
Monthly ”Visit Essex, MA” Email Newsletters - Promoting Essex Events and Attractions to Thousands
Quarterly Updates to Your Business Listing on VisitEssexMA.com