About the Project and Team

Thank you Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

#Shop978 is funded through the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism’s Travel and Tourism Recovery Grant Program and executed by the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce.

Please check out their state-wide My Local MA campaign. #MyLocalMA

Meet the #Shop978 Team

Chamber members Rise Social Relations Firm, and Stellar Web Studios and A + R Media executed the project with the leadership of Greater Lowell Chamber President Danielle McFadden.

Danielle McFadden

Greater Lowell Chamber

Danielle is the President & CEO of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce where she has proudly worked for 10 years helping the Chamber’s 500+ members with education, advocacy, networking and marketing.

She is an active member of the community sitting on nearly a dozen boards, including the Massachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE), where she just ended her term as President. 

Danielle loves social media, marketing and networking with GLCC and community members.

Brian Bahia

Stellar web studios, llc

Brian has been involved with the Greater Lowell Chamber since  starting Stellar Web Studios in 2010.  Brian loves seeing live local music and being involved in the local music scene as a former sound engineer and now a web designer for many venues through his startup MusicIDB.  He hails from Chelmsford and graduated from UMASS Lowell with a bachelor’s in graphic design.  

Stellar Web Studios are based in Lowell, MA and do custom web design and development for many businesses and organization in the 978 and beyond.

Andee Wilcott

A+R Media Studio

Andee is Creative Director and Partner at A+R Media Studio,  a full-service digital agency established in 2004 with Rudy Dominguez. Whether it’s elegant and intuitive websites or eye-catching packaging and branding, Andee’s visual design transforms business ideas into reality. Andee is an accomplished seamstress, an avid crafter, and makes the best meatballs this side of Italy!

Rachel Polizzotti

Rise Social Relations

Rachel Polizzotti is the owner and partner at Rise Social Relations Firm where she helps local small businesses show up on social media. She has an extensive background in all things marketing and business development. 

Rachel is proud to be a Member of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce and serve on their board of directors. As well as on the Project Learn Associate board and on the philanthropic advisors for her college sorority Alpha Xi Delta.

Rise Social Relations

Amanda Clermont

Rise Social Relations

Amanda was born and raised in Lowell, MA. She now lives in Dracut, MA with her husband of 8 years and two children. Amanda has been working within the nonprofit sector for 10 years now and has been an active volunteer for many nonprofits in the area during that time. This includes her seat on the Executive Committee with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank Board of Directors. Amanda also serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Greater Lowell Health Alliance.

Amanda developed a love for all things social while she was studying at Southern New Hampshire University for her Masters Degree in Communications. Since then she has helped to educate and support many nonprofits and small businesses in the area with their social media and business development. She is a fitness enthusiast and loves every dog she meets (most times seeking them out prior to humans).

Rise Social Relations

Rudy Dominguez

A+R Media Studio

Rudy Dominguez is the Director of Development and Partner at A+R Media Studio, a full-service digital agency founded in 2004 with Andee Wilcott. From full-scale ecommerce websites to cutting-edge interactive applications, Rudy applies his vast knowledge of development to bring complex projects to life. Rudy has a background in engineering and is the Co-Captain of the Electronics shop at Lowell Makes.

Henry Marte

Marte Media

Henry Marte is the owner of Marte Media.  

Special Thanks!

Henry Marte of Marte Media for sharing the beautiful photos of Lowell and surrounding areas.