Interviewee: Cheri Grishin (She/her), Marketing & Engagement Manager And Ryan Conary (He/him), Manager Of Events And Programs
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
Essex Heritage is a federally designated heritage area and our mission is to enhance and preserve the natural, cultural, and historic resources in Essex County.
We love partnering with local organizations and finding ways that we can help support each other. Some of these include initiatives such as grant projects, education workshops, and public programming.
Essex Heritage also owns and operates Bakers Island Light Station, which provides many opportunities for volunteers and visitors.
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What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
We strive to partner with local creatives, natural/recreational organizations, and cultural institutions to provide opportunities for programming.
We feel that the supporting the creative community makes us all stronger and enhances the quality of life in Essex County.
What was the last book you read or film you watched that made an impact on you?
Cheri: The Midnight Library
Ryan: John J. Audubon: The Making of an American.
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
The Essex National Heritage Area was created by an Act of Congress is 1996.
The only site we own is Bakers Island Light Station which was founded in 1796.
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