The 30th Annual Chelsea Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Pot of Gold is around the corner. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden, MA. It will be an outstanding evening filled with great networking opportunities, delicious food and Back to the 80s fun, all while supporting your Chamber. This is the longest running major fundraiser for the Chelsea Chamber! Proceeds greatly contribute to the important work the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce does for the business community in Chelsea. First prize is $10,000. Only 250 will be sold and can be purchased by Chamber members and nonmembers alike. Act now and you could be the next $10,000 Pot of Gold winner!
Chairs Sue Gallant and Arthur Arsenault are working with their committee to make the 30th Pot of Gold the best yet! The Chamber will be going back to the 80s when it all started celebrating all the iconic music, fads and outfits from that decade. Prizes will be awarded to the best outfits from the 80s! Get creative and let’s see what you can put together! Maybe you will be one of our prize winners!
We also have opportunities to purchase raffle tickets to win Megaraffle baskets that are each valued at over $500. Themed baskets include Nights on the Town with Celtics, Bruins or Red Sox tickets, Ultimate Tailgate Package and a North Shore experience to name a few. We will also raffle off an Instant Wine Cellar where one person will win enough wine to start their own wine Cellar as well as a 50/50 raffle! So many great prizes to win besides the big prize of $10,000!
Tickets are $175.00 each. The ticket price includes one entry in the drawing for a chance to win the $10,000 top prize, opportunities to win one of our many fabulous door prizes, one dinner which will include a delicious meal of surf and turf and open bar. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $60. Festivities start at 6:00pm with dinner at 7:00pm and the first ticket drawn at 8pm.
The Chamber would like to thank the following for sponsoring this important fundraiser for the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce:
Chelsea Bank, a division of East Cambridge Savings Bank
MGH Health Center
Arsenault & Cline, CPAs, Stop & Compare Supermarkets, Cameron Real Estate Group, Hispanic American Institute, North Shore Advisory Group
Coprico Printing, Cataldo Ambulance, Chelsea Community Cable Television, Fairmont Copley Plaza, El Planeta, Independent Newspaper Group
Sponsorships are still available. Your name will be included on the Chamber website, in social and print media and advertised throughout the event. What a great way to highlight your business to people from all over the North Shore!
Only 250 tickets will be sold, so get your tickets now! Check out the Chamber website at www.chelseachamber.org, call the office at 617-884-4877 or drop by 308 Broadway Chelsea today. Rich Cuthie, Executive Director of the Chamber, will be happy to help you pick that winning ticket number!
We hope that Chelsea residents will support the Taste of Chelsea event, which is HarborCov’s signature fundraiser of the year. The event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 99 Marginal St. in Chelsea.
The event is co-hosted by the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, who has helped raise funds for HarborCov for its work with victims of domestic violence and raising awareness about domestic violence.
The issue has dominated the news with the incident involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice that resulted in his release from the team and banishment from the National Football League.
HarborCov does great work at its site in Chelsea and we are grateful to its leaders, Co-Executive Directors Lynn Peters and Kourou Pich, for the valuable services they provide for victims of domestic violence. HarborCov is has earned much recognition for its outstanding work.
We want to thank especially Chelsea Bank CEO Joseph Vinard, whose efforts in building the Taste of Chelsea in to one of the most anticipated events of the year, have been extraordinary. The thousands of dollars raised each year is a tribute to the leadership and energy of Vinard, a true unsung hero in this city.
We also extend our gratitude to Eastern Minerals for allowing the use of their great outdoor facility for this event.
Please enjoy the delicious foods that will be available at the event while helping this important cause.
Several downtown Chelsea businesses and the Chamber of Commerce are preparing for a major retail promotion this coming Friday, Saturday and Monday that looks to capitalize on back-to-school shopping.
Chamber Director Rich Cuthie said there are some 20 businesses participating in the promotion this year, and it looks to be bigger and better than ever before.
“These business are Chamber members and non-Chamber members and we have 20 or so,” he said. “There really is a nucleus of stores downtown and they will have balloons in front of them to let people know they are part of it. It’s a good mixture of stores.”
While back-to-school is the major retail push in the promotion, one doesn’t have to be after pencils and sweatpants to take advantage of the effort. Stores include clothing stores, phone stores, bakeries, pizza shops, nail shops and even a barber shop in the Parkway Plaza.
“You don’t need to be a student and back to school could mean you are a college student and are getting a new cell phone,” he said. “You don’t need to be a Chelsea Public School student or parent to participate and enter the drawing.”
Aside from the sales, the Chamber will be holding a drawing for three Mastercard gift cards – $100, $50 and $25. To enter the drawing, one needs to make a purchase at a participating store this weekend, and take the receipt to the Chamber of Commerce office at 308 Broadway.
“We’ll stamp it and have people fill out a card to enter the drawing,” said Cuthie. “On Monday, after it’s all over, we’ll hold the drawing and notify the winners.”
Cuthie said the push is very simple – to capture the foot traffic on Broadway and get them to think about buying locally.
“Basically, the Chamber is trying to capitalize on the foot traffic the downtown has,” he said. “There are tons of people walking the streets of Broadway at every hour of the day. We’re trying to get them to pop into the stores and spend some money locally for back-to-school.”
Metro Credit Union is hosting the fifth annual barbecue Multi-Chamber Networking fundraiser event to benefit The Neighborhood Developers and CONNECT on Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Metro headquarters, 200 Revere Beach Parkway. Pictured above is the planning committee, seated are, Saritin Rizzuto of Metro and Sheri Raftery of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. Standing, from left, are Licy Sweeney, Kizzy Reyes of Caribbean Liquors, Maureen Foley of Residence Inn Marriott, and Rich Cuthie, executive director of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. For tickets, please contact Saritin Rizzuto at 617-851-6749 or visit the Chelsea Chamber Web site. The Neighborhood Developers would like to thank the Phantom Gourmet, HagstromWhite, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Distrigas, Paul Revere Transportation, D’Ambrosio Brown, Harbour Food Service, Olivia’s Organic, and Metro Credit Union.
The Pot of Gold Committee. Front row are Janice Sikorski and Renee Caso Griffin. Back row are Jeff
Gigliello, Alberto Calvo, Susan Gallant, Barbara Martin, Chamber President Arthur Arsenault, Dennis
Cataldo, and Executive Director Rich Cuthie.
The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Pot of Gold is at hand. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Holiday Inn Boston/Peabody on Rte. 1 North in Peabody. Be part of this outstanding evening, which will be filled with great company, food and flair, all while supporting your business community. This is the only major fundraiser for the Chamber. Your presence can win you $10,000. Tickets are limited to 250 and can be purchased by Chamber members and nonmembers alike. Act now and you could be the next $10,000 Pot of Gold winner!
Allan Alpert, past president and master of ceremonies and Arthur Arsenault, president of
the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, presented a Chelsea Clock in appreciation to Patrick
Wardell, chief executive officer of Cambridge Health Alliance, for being the guest speaker
at the Chamber breakfast on Wednesday at the Wyndham Hotel on Everett Avenue.