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The Daily ItemLACC has expo May 7 at Holiday InnThe Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce has planned a North Shore Business Expo and Networking event on May 7 at the grand ballroom Holiday Inn, Peabody, Route 1 north, from 3-7 p.m.The event features over 30 north shore businesses, complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, free giveaways and great networking opportunities.Platinum sponsors are, Duchin Productions, Eastern Bank, Sentenia Systems and The Daily Item. Gold sponsor is North Shore 104.9.Silver sponsors are Simply Fun and LynnCam TV.Other exhibitors include Aflac, Atlantic Hearing Care, Blatsos CFO Solutions, Brinks Business Security, Century Bank, Columbia Insurance Agency, Comcast, Cranney Home Services, East Boston Savings Bank, Eastern Bank, Fallon Community Health Plan, Franson Family Chiropractic, Holiday Inn, JG&M Financial, Land Computer, Metro Credit Union, North Shore 104.9, North Shore Community College, North Shore Workforce Investment Board, Rick’s Auto Collision, Riverworks Credit Union, Seaport Credit Union, The New Essex Office, Tru Chocolate, Wayne Alarm, Vista Yacht Charters, J.P. McCurdy Electrical Services, Inc. and All Care VNA & Hospice.”Even during tough economic downturns we still need to connect with potential new customers and get out and meet new people. Exhibiting or attending the LACC’s Business Expo and Networking event is a practical, affordable and fun way to accomplish your marketing and sales goals,” said Jay Duchin owner of Duchin Productions.And Gayla Bartlett of Cranney Home Services adds, “Business owners and employees are most likely home or condo owners too, so we view the Lynn Chamber’s Business Expo as a great venue to market and meet people. It’s a win-win.””We are thrilled with the sponsorship and exhibitor response, and are aggressively marketing this event,” says LACC President/CEO Leslie Gould.Admission is free with plenty of free parking. Bring plenty of business cards.For more information contact the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce at 781-592-2900, email info@LynnAreaChamber.com or click on www.LynnAreaChamber.com.Networking after hours WednesdayThe Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce a nd BNI Atlantic Referral Exchange Chapter, Lynn, will hold a Networking After Hours event Wednesday from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Uno’s Chicago Grill in Swampscott, Vinnin Square.”This networking event is part of the monthly BNI North Shore networking sponsored by the Lynn Chapter,” says LACC President and CEO Leslie Gould. “It will give our members and theirs, an opportunity to meet new business owners and build relationships, in a professional yet friendly environment.”The cost is $5 and includes hearty appetizers, cash bar and door prizes. Bring plenty of business cards. Please note that the LACC no longer invoices for after hours events, but accepts payment at the door.RSVP to the Lynn Area Chamber at 781-592-2900 or email JoAnn@LynnAreaChamber.com.Artists loft opens in MarbleheadThe Sea Gull Shop in Marblehead, 146 Washington St., has opened its “Artists Loft” featuring renowned North Shore artists. The Loft, which is located on the second floor of the Seagull Shop has a myriad of mixed media for sale and will be continually revolving artists.According to store proprietor Elizabeth Laub, “We are ecstatic over the quality of artists that we have attracted here in Marblehead. They are excited to be in our community since many of their pieces capture the essence of the North Shore. We opened the Loft with a wide variety of artwork which includes beautiful paintings of Marblehead, as well as jewelry, photography and much more.””Upstairs at The Sea Gull, an Artisans Loft came about from wanting to showcase local artisans while maintaining the shop’s mission of being “purveyors of fine gifts.” The Sea Gull has carried over with what we feel our shop reflects, essentially the feeling of Marblehead by choosing fine artists that bring a passion to their craft. We are showcasing them in their newly

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