Coalition Delivers Update on Post-Explosion Biz Recovery | Press Release | Essex County Community Foundation

We are a small business and don’t have an IT department like bigger businesses, so we are grateful,” said Amy Hitchmoth, membership director at Best You Training and Fitness Center in Andover, a small business that has received much-needed website support from the Coalition.

Key partners in this Coalition also include the City of Lawrence, the Town of Andover, the Town of North Andover, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To oversee ongoing strategic investments in the business ecosystem, a five-person regional steering committee has been established, which includes:

  • Wendy Estrella
  • Alex Mercedes
  • Tim Vaill
  • Deneven O’connell
  • Larry Andrews

The acute work to ensure that businesses return to their pre-crisis state is likely to continue through the end of 2019. But the Coalition is also now focused on business resiliency and growth – for all Greater Lawrence businesses. By working to increase the capacity of the entire business community and by creating regional job and economic opportunities, businesses will be given the chance to prosper and will be better equipped to withstand future stresses and shocks.

For more information about Rock the Register, visit For more information about business support initiatives we have developed[1][2]


Derek Mitchell, Executive Director
Lawrence Partnership[3]


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