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Businesses Relief: A Year of Recovery and Collaboration

More than 800 small businesses in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover were directly affected – and hundreds more indirectly – by last September’s devastating gas explosions. A broad Coalition came together quickly and organically to align resources, develop...

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Joined by Tragedy, United in Survival

Joined by Tragedy, United in Survival

By Beth Francis In her quarterly Giving Back column in North of Boston Business Magazine, Essex County Community Foundation President and CEO, Beth Francis, discusses small business resiliency in a post-gas explosion time. Read Joined by Tragedy, United in Survival,...

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Support for Essex County’s Small Businesses

The Small Business Resiliency and Venture Fund builds on the longstanding work of Mill Cities Community Investments (MCCI) to provide permanent commercial lending programs and supplemental technical assistance for non-bankable businesses in Essex County. This work was...

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