The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) welcomed  over 150 community and business leaders from around Essex County to its Annual Spring meeting held at Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill yesterday, April 10. The business portion of the session focused the success of regional partnerships, the need for ongoing preservation and sustainability and ongoing efforts to promote the region through collaborative events. Members elected new members of the Commission and announced the recipients of the 2013 Partnership Grant Awards. Read the release (.pdf).