It Takes a Village to Raise a Small Business

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How E for All Lynn helps entrepreneurs take their ideas from formation to fully-fledged businesses with Business Accelerators by Joey Phoenix Entrepreneurs are the people who have new, bold, and often unshakable ideas. These ideas keep them up at night and inspire them to do all sorts of things – some riskier than others – [….]

North Shore Women to Watch

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An evening of Women’s Networking presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Hotel Salem in Salem Mass. Story by Alyse Diamantides. Photos by Creative Collective

More than Marine Art: Marblehead Arts Association Promotes Multi-Medium Artistic Inclusivity on the North Shore

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By Joey Phoenix Formed in 1922, the Marblehead Arts Association is one of the oldest Arts Associations in the United States and is still active and thriving on the North Shore today. It’s made up of members who both create and support art in all of its forms, individuals who are passionate about what they [….]

Root Salem Sets the Stage for Underserved Youth with Kitchen and Life Skills

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By Joey Phoenix Buried in the back of Shetland Park overlooking the sun-sparkled waters of Salem Harbor is a nonprofit social enterprise changing the lives of underserved and at-risk youth in the North Shore community, giving kids the opportunity to learn on-the-job kitchen skills and life skills in a real-world setting. This organization is called [….]

The Ladies Entrance: Connecting Women and Creativity on the North Shore

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by Joey Phoenix Enter through the red door of the street-level basement studio in Beverly, MA to find a space where healing and community live side by side, a place with art-based workshops, reiki, and one-on-one healing sessions can all happen in a warm and safe space. What is this place? It’s called The Ladies [….]

The Artful Life Explores Art as Medicine with Expressive Arts Therapy

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by Joey Phoenix In December of 2018, the Enterprise Center at Salem State University announced the winners of the North of Boston Business Plan Competition, awarding third prize and a $4,000 grant to The Artful Life Counseling Center & Studio, LLC., a unique company which offers a creative alternative to traditional mental health counseling for individuals [….]