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Essex Merchants Group

Essex Merchants Group welcomes all Essex businesses and organizations with a physical address in Essex, Massachusetts to join our website and get involved in promoting our dynamic business community.

Donna Roy, The Essex Room | President
Ann Trudeau, Wheelworks Pottery | Vice President
Thomas J. Riordan | Treasurer
Heidi Jackson Dean, Brookline Bank | Secretary
Robert Coviello, Main Street Antiques
Sue Lufkin, Essex Division, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Georgeanne Richards, Sea Meadow Gift & Garden Shop

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

Essex Businesses & Organizations - Join This Website!
Bi-monthly Meetings

Essex Merchants Group’s bi-monthly meetings are normally held on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8:30am - 10:00am at Brookline 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 business and upcoming Essex events is always on the agenda. Note: Regular meetings are on hold and will resume at a later date.


Essex merchants or organizations who would like to keep informed by email of future Essex Merchants Group meetings, please fill out the form below:

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Thank you for your interest!

Our Mission

Essex Merchants 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.

Donations to help us continue our mission are welcome. Thank you for your support!

Essex Merchants Group Founders

In the Spring of 2008, Vincent Caravella of The Scrapbook, 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 over 50 Essex businesses and organizations (all featured on this website) and continues to attract new members.

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