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.
Essex Businesses & Organizations - Join This Website!
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
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: Due to the pandemic, these regular meetings are on hold.
Essex merchants or organizations who would like to keep informed by email about Essex Merchants Group meetings, please fill out the form below:
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.
Donna Roy, The Essex Room | President
Gayle McKinley, Shea’s Riverside Inn & Motel | Vice President
Thomas J. Riordan, Ripple on the Water Restaurant | 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
Chris Stepler, Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum
Anne Trudeau, Wheelworks Pottery
Kristen Weiss, Cogswell’s Grant
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 60 Essex businesses and organizations (all featured on this website) and continues to attract new members.
Essex Merchants Group Founders
Donations to help us continue our mission are welcome. Thank you for your support!