2019 brochure is out! Woman Owned Businesses on the Byway

Trifold brochure see the front here and the back here. Donna Ardizonni, Johnanne Cassia, Bachman and Essex Heritage contributed photography for the new edition.

Woman Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway post on Facebook and Instagram. Contact Pauline Bresnahan paulinesgifts@gmail.com or Johanne Cassia jwcassia@gmail.com with any questions. Tours welcome.

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Donna and Pauline

Essex National Heritage – Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Woman Business Owners Donation Drive for Women in Active Duty is going great!

People are so generous! The donation drive for women in Active Duty has filled boxes many times over. Collections continue through Columbus Day and will be delivered to Operation Troop Support.

Courtesy photos below include GMG readers ūüôā¬†

 

 

Pauline Bresnahan, Johanne Cassia (Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery) and Adam Curcuru, Director of Cape Ann Veterans Services, shared a quick video with veteran Vionette, “Vee”, Chipperini describing essentials that are great to receive when deployed. (Convinced me to go for bras!) Pauline said people have been creativite getting the word out and selecting special items to donate.¬†

 

 

Organized by Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, donation boxes can be found at particpating locations:

  • The Bookstore of Gloucester ¬†¬†¬†¬†owner ¬†Arwen Severance¬†61 Main St. Gloucester MA
  • Cape Ann Olive Oil¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Patty Gates¬†57 Main St. Gloucester MA¬†
  • Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply¬†¬†¬† owners Shelly Nicastro and Susan Eason¬†121 Eastern Ave. Essex MA
  • Pauline‚Äôs Gifts¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Pauline Bresnahan¬†512 Essex Ave. Gloucester MA
  • Premier Imprints¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Patty Gates¬†48 Main St. Gloucester MA¬†¬†
  • Roamin‚Äô Baths Mobile Pet Spa.¬†¬†¬†¬† Owner Kathleen Silva¬†Gloucester MA 978-835-3072

Red,White & Blue Sip ‘n’ Shop artisan fair Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892 to benefit Cape Ann Veterans

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Red, White & Blue¬†Sip ‘n’ Shop and benefit

Local vendors showcased a variety of wares –including patriotic items, fine art, original designs,¬† artisan crafts, and services– and for a good cause: raising awareness for Cape Ann Veterans Services Welcome Home Initiative. This award winning model program¬† helps local veterans adjust to life back home. The event was hosted by the Elks, The Bridge and Pauline’s Gifts. Partipating vendors included¬†¬†

  • Haley Allision, Bare Cheek Beauty
  • Ariana Barron, Lampshades & stickers
  • Kate Bresnahan, graphic illustrations
  • Pauline Bresnahan, Pauline’s Gifts
  • Joie Busby, Joie Art
  • Johanne Cassia – Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery
  • Vionette Vee Chipperini, Victory by Design, flowers, bags, t-shirts
  • Nicole Dahlmer, Nicole M. Dahlmer Photography
  • Kathy Guardino Fernandes, photography
  • Dave Fernandes, photography
  • Meghan Frontiero, Style Street Boutique
  • Lisa Bella-harvey, Bella & Harvey sweets
  • Nicole Johnson, custom handbags
  • Lara Snackzilla Jardullo, hair pieces and headbands
  • Bethany Hurst, Bethany Hurst Photography and whale drawings for t-shirts
  • Brooke MacComisky Sanidas, Avon Rising Stars
  • Jodie Malatzky – Tupperware US & Canada
  • Jayne Morse, Gloucester Mass. Elks Lodge #892
  • Phil Peterson, License Plate & American Flag art
  • Karen Pischke, GloucesterTEASE
  • Fran Simon, Simply Simon Soap & Skin Care
  • Melissa Tarr, Design of Mine
  • Kathryn Roberts Wall, BankGloucester

 

Chronicle WCVB Channel 5 shares Exciting updates from Woman owned Business on Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

These local businesses are bringing a lot of positive coverage and energy about our region.¬†Woman owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway re-aired March 9, 2018, International Women’s Day, on Chronicle¬†with a new introduction from the hosts because of the trail’s continued success and expanded special offers and plans!¬†Johanne Cassia and Pauline Bresnahan share the news for 2018:¬†Our “Woman owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway”, a full day shopping destination, is moving forward in several ways.¬†¬†

EXCITING NEWS!

  • We are currently updating our brochure, creating special events and partnering with Essex Heritage Foundation. The 2018 printing will arrive in April and¬† include¬†additional¬†“Woman owned Business on Essex Coastal Scenic Byway”. Shops will still be located on the 10 mile trail along the coast of Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley, MA.¬†We have developed a Calendar of Events to market our serious fun businesses. All shops will have refreshments, special products, promotions and giveaways.¬†¬†Mark your calendars for a trio of 2018 seasonal outings hosted by the Woman Owned Business on Essex Coastal Scenic Byway:
  • SPRING May 5 & 12- “Moms are Everything”,¬†a “special event” , will be held on¬†two Saturdays, May 5 and May 12.¬†We will honor ALL MOMS and invite them to shop with us. This is a “Women helping business Women” event as well: we are inviting other local “woman owned businesses” to bring in their products to our shops.¬†We will give¬†them space in our shops to sell their goods and services during this event.
  • SUMMER August 22,23 – “Harvest Festival” weekend:¬†¬†Each shop will invite a local farm to partner with them.¬†Local¬†Farms will have tents in front of our shops where they can offer farm products, flowers and tastings.
  • FALL Sept 21-23 and 28-30 “Trails & Sails Weekends” sponsored by Essex Heritage, Salem, MA.¬†We are partners with Essex Heritage Foundation and part of 150 events offered by Trail or Sail on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway.¬†Each shop will offer a demonstration event on these dates. For more information about Trails and Sails :https://essexheritage.org/ts¬† Essex National Heritage is in the process of building a new and better website. We’ll have our own shopping destination page and sub pages for each shop!
  • Several organizations and groups have offered mini-bus tours since we unveiled our trail
  • People ask where can you find the brochure? Contact Essex Heritage they will have the brochures, or any of our businesses. Our FB page is¬†https://www.facebook.com/Woman-Owned-Businesses-on-the-Essex-Coastal-Scenic-Byway-1945965882357445/?ref=bookmarks

 

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Essex National Heritage: 7 Cape Ann awards, Bass Rocks Golf Club, & just how many people visit Salem?

There are 49 National Heritage Areas throughout the United States. Massachusetts shares three of its four with neighboring states: CT, NH and RI.¬† The fourth,¬†Essex National Heritage Area, is the only one located entirely within the Commonwealth. The enviable Essex National Heritage Area was established in 1996 for all of¬†Essex County, Massachusetts,¬†its 34 cities and towns, nearly 10,000 historic places on the national historic register, 26 national historic landmarks and 2 National Park headquarters (Salem and Saugus Iron Works).¬†¬†Trails and Sails is just one of Essex National Heritage’s memorable rallying efforts. Make sure to participate!¬†Another initiative is the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway which calls attention to our county via its lovely, historic roads. You may have noticed the brown byway signs which were installed in 2012 after years of establishing the best routes to re-connect and highlight Essex County. This is one of the signs installed in Gloucester, MA. David Rhinelander helped with the Gloucester and Cape Ann part.

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2017 Essex National Heritage Presenters

The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) held its Annual Fall Meeting on Thursday, October 4 at the Flint Public Library in Middleton. Business and community leaders throughout the county were in attendance. John Farmer, Essex National Heritage President, mentioned that he joined Bass Rocks Golf Club¬†and that¬†he enjoyed visiting the Gloucester HarborWalk for this year’s Trails & Sails in his opening report. Farmer is¬†the Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, of Eastern Bank, Lynn, one of the major Lightkeeper Sponsors* for Essex National Heritage.

 

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John Farmer, Essex National Heritage President, Essex National Heritage Commission. Farmer is the Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, of Eastern Bank, Lynn, one of the major Lightkeeper Sponsors* for Essex National Heritage

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Can you guess how many guests the busy Salem vistitor center welcomed since 2013? Paul DePrey, the National Park Service Superintendent for the Salem Martime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites, shared this update…

Continue reading “Essex National Heritage: 7 Cape Ann awards, Bass Rocks Golf Club, & just how many people visit Salem?”

Great idea and beautiful new trail map! Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Route 133/1A

One for All and All for One !

Local women retailers and colleagues from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley met early last spring about working together to market their businesses. ¬†These street level shops represent 4 cities and towns, and share a regional ‘Main Street’ – Route 133/1A, part of the gorgeous 90 mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The new¬†Woman Owned Businesses Along The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway¬†brochure will be in stores before Labor Day. I’ll re-post with higher resolution images and final copy when it’s unveiled.¬†While you’re exploring this contemporary woman owned businesses trail, don’t miss the fantastic historic exhibition¬†The Women of Essex – Stories to Share show sponsored by the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, on display on the 3rd Floor of the¬†Essex Town Hall and Library, 30 Martin Street (Route 22), Essex.

Fun route is easy to follow

#1 Pauline’s Gifts, Gloucester

#2 Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, Essex

#3 Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens, Essex

#4 The Essex Exchange, Essex

#5 Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery, Ipswich*

#6 AnnTiques, Ipswich

#7 Be Modern, Ipsiwch

#8 Lost Treasures, Rowley

#9 Serendipity at Todd’s Farm, Rowley

*Johanne Cassia, who owns Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery –#5 on the new map–painted the illustration of their businesses featured on the brochure.

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I’ve included a few scenes from The Women of Essex – Stories to Share exhibition at Essex Town Hall and the renovated bright space on the top floor, accessible for all.

photo- Women of Essex: Restauranteurs (detail from installation Essex Town Hall)

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