Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gloucester TImes Piece on our "Essex economy"

June 7, 2011

Historic industry fuels 21st-century Essex economy

ESSEX — Seventeenth-century shipbuilding is back on the front lines of local 21st-century economic development.
And one man, says the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, was the driving force behind making it happen.
That man is Harold Burnham, one of four business people the Chamber is honoring this week as recipients of Cape Ann's 2011 Small Business People of the Year awards,
The award came as a complete surprise to the founder-owner of H.A. Burnham Shipbuilding & Design in Essex.
"I didn't even know I'd been nominated," says Burnham, "but I hold it as the highest honor."
The Chamber's Small Business Week celebration, with events running through Friday, recognizes businesses whose contribution to the area's economy and quality of life has been outstanding — and, according to Chamber Executive Director Bob Hastings, H.A. Burnham qualifies hands-down on both counts. Read on

From Laurie
The Gloucester Times wrote a piece on Burnham Boatbuilding yesterday as Harold won the small business of the year award from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a reception for Harold at Periwinkles Restaurant. Periwinkles has the best view of the schooner as it is directly across the river basin from the boatyard! Congrats, Harold.

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