• Annual Meeting 2024

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    Name: Annual Meeting 2024
    Date: April 5, 2024
    Time: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM EDT
    Website: MACCE website
    Registration: Register Now
    The historic Hawthorne Hotel
    Event Description:
    The MACCE Annual Meeting is the highlight of the program year for MACCE.  The event features quality keynote speakers and relevant panelists, length of service recognition awards and the election of directors and officers for the organization.  This year’s event will be held in Salem, MA, with keynote speaker Lt. Governor Kimberley Driscoll (former Mayor of Salem). 

    Presentations:

    Keynote: Building a Competitive, Equitable, and Affordable Massachusetts.
    Lt. Governor Driscoll (invited)


    Massachusetts Business Outlook: Navigating Challenges, Cultivating Competitiveness
    Jon Hurst, President, Retailers Association of Massachusetts (RAM) & Chris Carlozzi, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

    Charting New Horizons: Offshore Wind Ventures in New England
    John Berry, Director, Port Operations, Crowley Wind Services & Christopher Hardy, Program Manager, Offshore Wind Outreach, Avangrid Renewables

    ​30 Ideas in 30 Minutes: Elevating Your Chamber Leadership
    Melissa Fetterhoff, IOM, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce & Rinus Oosthoek, Salem Chamber of Commerce

    Stay on Top - Marketing and IA for Chambers
    Peter Berson, Principal at Aveli By WSI

    The program will start Thursday night April 4 at 7:)0pm with a welcoming gathering at Finz Seafood Restaurant on Pickering Wharf (free for all to attend). The Friday conference program at the Hawthorne Hotel will run 8:30am – 2:30pm (including breakfast 7:30 – 8:30am)

    New this year is a Conference After Program, which includes a Trolley Tour of Salem, and a very unique visit and reception in the Salem Marine Society (on top of the Hawthorne Hotel – visits are by invite only). Participants will have time to explore downtown Salem, and we’ll inform the psychic stores you might come by for a visit. You’ll have dinner at any of Salem’s famous restaurants (not included in the pricing), before we end the program with a Salem Night Tour (walking tour).

    Conference After Program

    3:00 PM          Salem Trolley – Private Tour (Start: Hawthorne Hotel lobby)
    A narrated one-hour private tour through beautiful and historic Salem.
    4:00 PM          A Tour and Private reception in the East India Marine Society’ meeting place on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel. (Access via stairs only - The cabin is not open to the public.)
    The Salem Marine Society, which is the oldest charitable organization in Salem, was established in 1766 by 18 local shipmasters and ship-owners.
    5:00 – 8:00 PM           Time to explore Salem, have a psychic reading, and enjoy a libation and food.  (Salem Chamber staff will be available to advise you on options available)
    8:00 – 9:00 PM           Salem Night Tour (Start: Lobby Hawthorne Hotel)
    Explore some of America’s most haunted & historic locations on this walking tour of Salem.

    For Saturday you will receive a complimentary visitor pass to many of Salem’s mayor attractions, including PEM. The program is for registered participants only.


    Special thanks to Our Sponsors:
        MACCE Partner:  GrowthZone    
        Presenting Sponsors:  Eastern Bank and Retailers Association of Massachusetts
        Premier Sponsors:     Salem Witch Museum and Groom Construction
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    Event Sponsors:

    MACCE Partner

    • GrowthZone / chambermaster

    Presenting Sponsor

    • Eastern  Bank
    • Retailers Association of Massachusetts RAM

    Premier Sponsor

    • Groom Construction
    • Salem Witch Museum
    Location:

    Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA 01970, (978) 744-4080

    Annual Meeting Rates:
    $149 - 1 King or 1 Queen
    $169 – 2 Queen Beds
     
    Reservations may be made by: Calling 978-744-4080 and referencing the:
    MACCE Annual Meeting
    Group Code: MA 0404

     

    Date/Time Information:
    The program will start Thursday night April 4 at 7:30pm with a welcoming gathering at Finz Seafood Restaurant on Pickering Wharf (free for all to attend). The Friday conference program at the Hawthorne Hotel will run 8:30am – 2:30pm (including breakfast 7:30 – 8:30am)
    Contact Information:
    Tom O'Rourke
    Fees/Admission:
    Members - $149.00 (early bird before March 1, 2024: $109.00)
    Non Members - $175.00
    Conference After Program - $  60.00  (Includes Trolley Tour, Reception, Walking Tour & Saturday Attraction Pass)
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