Village hosts Chamber networker
Before he joined the chamber, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's event planner Tim Burton was in the mortgage business.
That, he says, may have played a role in his choice of venue for this Wednesday evening's chamber after-hours networker.
That venue, The Village at West Gloucester, with its 34 deluxe model homes offer "top of the line (age) 50-plus living," Burton says, and a starting price of under $600,000.
Burton first heard of the new "top of the line" community last February, when Coldwell Banker Premier Communities' sales director, Eileen Scanlon, who's handling marketing for the development, approached him about joining the chamber.
"I was impressed with everything about it," says Burton, who promptly suggested The Village as a venue for one of the chamber's monthly networkers. That event will happen tomorrow night, when The Village at West Gloucester opens its handsomely panelled doors and richly appointed interiors, and gives chamber members a taste of the 50-plus good life.
The Village at West Gloucester is described on its website as being located on a 25-acre wooded site, a mile from Route 128 and 11/2 miles from Wingaersheek Beach.
An initial eight homes were quickly sold in 2011, and as a result, the builder began construction of four new clusters. It was, says Scanlon, "a property that languished until new ownership stepped in."
The new developer, Restoration Property, has, Scanlon says, "tremendous financial strength and its investment in this property means stable ownership that translates into the sales of very high-quality residential homes at a fraction of the prices set when real estate was peaking."
Wednesday night's Chamber networker runs from 5 to 7 p.m. The Village at West Gloucester is located at 36 Atlantic St.
The Chamber event is priced at $15 for members and $20 for future members. For more information or to RSVP, call Burton at 978-283-1601.
Disaster loan deadline approaching
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes that July 9 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Essex county as a result of the combined effects of excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail brought by Tropical Storm Irene last year.
The loan amount can be up to $2 million with a 4 percent interest rate for eligible small businesses and 3 percent for non-profit organizations with terms up to 30 years.
Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or by sending an email to email@example.com. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA's website at www.sba.gov.
Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155. Those affected by the disaster may also apply for loans electronically from SBA's website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ .
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than July 9, 2012.
For more information, visit www.sba.gov.
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