Business & Breakfast: Tapping into Tourism

March 8, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)


Tourism is big business and it's about to get even bigger here in Amesbury! Do you know how to attract visitors and tourists to your door? The anticipated Atlantic Sports Center's opening is near and it's time to start thinking about what this means for you. The Chamber of Commerce is happy to bring this panel to Amesbury businesses to discuss opportunities and strategies for reaching new customers. Who is a tourist or visitor anyway? Where do they spend their money? And, why?

Don't miss this panel to learn more and start thinking about how your business may change with the arrival of sports enthusiasts.

Our speakers will be Ann Marie Casey, Executive Director of The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (NBCVB), George Carey, owner of Finz Seafood & Grill in Salem, MA and Sea Level Oyster Bar in Salem & Newburyport, MA, Jerrie Hildebrand, owner of Kishgraphics and Kassandra Gove, Executive Director of The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce and member of the NBCVB Board of Directors.

Ann Marie Casey brings her expertise as the Executive Director of The North of Boston CVB which is a private, nonprofit, membership-based organization responsible for promotion of Essex County as a travel destination. Established by legislation as one of the state’s 16 regional tourism councils, NBCVB is the official liaison between the North of Boston region and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. The overall mission of the NBCVB is to develop and implement effective marketing strategies to increase the number of overnight visitors to Massachusetts.

George Carey brings his restaurateur experience as being the owner of Finz Seafood & Grill in Salem, MA and Sea Level Oyster Bar in both Salem & Newburyport, MA. His vast knowledge and extensive experience in the restaurant business make him the perfect person to discuss the importance of tourism and how it has helped his businesses grow. George sat on the Board of Directors for the NBCVB for the past 3 years.

Jerrie Hildebrand brings her extensive design knowledge as Creative Principal and Owner of
Kishgraphics. She provides creative solutions for design and marketing, specializing in destination, tourism and hospitality industries. Jerrie has designed marketing material for the NBCVB, the cities of Haverhill, Salisbury, Salem and is currently working on an ad for The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce.

Kassandra Gove brings her experience as the Executive Director of The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. In her role she is actively involved with Amesbury’s economic development as well as working as an advocate for businesses large and small across a variety of industries, connecting them with the Amesbury community. Kassandra currently sits on the Board of Directors for the NBCVB.

Refreshments will be provided

This Business & Breakfast event is open to the public, it is complimentary to members of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce, there is a $10 registration fee for general admission. Space is limited, please register in advance by clicking above or by contacting us at: or calling 978-388-3178.


Click here for the presentation from Ann Marie Casey.

Click here for the presentation from Jerrie Hildebrand.

Click here for the presentation from Kassandra Gove.


Boston North Technology Park

110 Haverhill Road, Amesbury, MA, 01913, United States

Building C, Second Floor


Complimentary for Chamber members

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Amesbury Chamber of Commerce
Name: Tami O'Brien
Phone: (978) 388-3178

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