Emmaus, With Matching Donation Support from Haverhill Bank, Seeks Help on GivingTuesday

Ten years ago, nonprofits wanted a voice during the busy holiday season.  They wanted a day where people give back to causes that matter to them.  Thus, GivingTuesday was born. On this 10th Anniversary of this global day of giving which has raised billions for nonprofits around the world, Haverhill’s Emmaus has set an ambitious goal of raising $75,000 on Tuesday, Nov. 29. For the eighth year in a row, donors’ gifts make an even greater impact thanks to Haverhill Bank matching the first $2,500 donated to Emmaus on GivingTuesday. “I am proud to lead a bank that is as engaged in contributing to the communities where we live and work as I am,” said Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer.

Greater Haverhill Chamber Seeks Member Input; Survey Respondents Could Win Culinary Class

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is asking for its members’ thoughts on top issues impacting businesses, hiring and staffing, programs of interest and more. The survey appears online and responses are due by Wednesday, Dec. 21. To encourage participation, those responding will be entered to win a free culinary class for two from Northern Essex Community College’s state-of-the-art Culinary Center at The Heights at Haverhill on Merrimack St. A link to the survey was emailed to members.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Offers Business Mixer and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Wang’s Liquors

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering a business networking mixer and ribbon cutting ceremony at Wang’s Liquors in Haverhill. It takes place Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 5-7 p.m., at Wang’s Liquors, 38 Washington St., Haverhill. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available, along with the chance to win door prizes. Attendance costs $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union Provides Haverhill’s Emmaus with a $30,000 Boost

Haverhill’s Emmaus, which provides housing and services to homeless adults and families, was recently awarded a $30,000 gift from Merrimack Valley Credit Union. The annual donation continues the credit union’s support of the nonprofit than began in 1994. The institution is Emmaus’ longest running and largest corporate partner, contributing more than $500,000 over nearly three decades. “We are thrilled to continue to support the hard work of the Emmaus team and all that they do to help those in need. Emmaus plays a vital role in helping residents of the Merrimack Valley find both shelter and success, and our communities are truly uplifted by their services,” says Merrimack Valley Credit Union President and CEO John J. Howard.

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Holds ‘Networking at Noon’ Luncheon at Casa Blanca

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce invites members and nonmembers to attend a “Networking at Noon” lunch today at Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant. It takes place today, Nov. 15, from noon-1:15 p.m., at Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant, 2 Essex St., Haverhill. Guests can expect a buffet including assorted quesadillas, boneless wings, nachos, roll taquitos, complimentary soft drinks and a cash bar. Attendance costs $25 for Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers.

North Shore Holiday Light Show Returns to Haverhill’s Crescent Farm Through the End of December

The North Shore Holiday Light Show returns to Crescent Farm for its third season starting Friday and remains until the end of December. The display, operated by the business, Bold Media of Hauppauge, New York, opens Friday, Nov. 18, and continues every weekend until Saturday, Dec. 31. Tours are also available weekdays during the week of Christmas and the week after.

State Awards Grant to Methuen Coworking Space for Entrepreneurs

A collaborative workspace in Methuen is getting a nearly $27,000 boost from the state to encourage entrepreneurial efforts. Jacqueline Business Services of Methuen was formally awarded $26,807 from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. The company will add two bathrooms to meet building codes in the coworking section of its building, allowing the entire building to be used as a collaborative workspace. The company was one of 39 organizations in 23 communities sharing $1.2 million in grants. “Communities across Massachusetts are realizing the power of collaborative workspaces and their ability to energize local economies,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement.

MakeIT Haverhill Job Fair Thursday Adds Bank, Nonprofits Posts to Employment Availability

Positions at a bank and two nonprofits join the availability of manufacturing, warehouse, driving and other jobs showcased at the latest MakeIT Haverhill job fair this Thursday afternoon. Employers include Bank of New England, Community Action, Opportunity Works, Beacon Mobility and NRT Bus, Bradford Industries, Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods and Monogram Foods. Organizers say the event allows residents to meet local employers in a friendly environment where bi-lingual assistance is available for Spanish speakers. The job fair takes place Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4-6 p.m., at MakeIT Haverhill, 301 Washington St., Haverhill.