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December 24, 2013

Business Briefs


Every product in the workshop is designed by Jewett Farms craftsmen and made by hand using re-purposed materials. The team is always working on creative designs utilizing off cut materials from specialty wood and stone species. For example, hardwood cutting boards, soapstone whisky stones and reclaimed antique oak mirrors. “It’s been a fun and interesting experience,” said Olivia Lord, Jewett Farms marketing manager. “Everyone has played a part. From the product ideas and design to the final crafting and packaging, a true team effort.”

Fifty percent of profits from the Off Cuts Initiative are donated to Team Trevor, a Maine nonprofit whose grassroots fundraising efforts have contributed over $1 million to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The remaining 50 percent stays in-house and is specifically earmarked for environmental initiatives within Jewett Farms. The company is working toward the purchase of a briquette press, to turn their sawdust into renewable bio-fuel.

Jewett Farms + Co. offers handcrafted custom cabinetry, soapstone fabrication as well as new and reclaimed wide plank flooring. They are based in Dover, N.H., and Newburyport. The JF Workshop and more information on the Off Cuts Initiative can be found at

Haverhill Bank opens branch in Salem, N.H.

Haverhill Bank today opened its Salem, N.H., branch at 396 Main St. The branch, Haverhill Bank’s first location in N.H., joins CVS and three other retail stores in a 22,000-square-foot retail plaza along Route 97 at the Methuen and Salem, N.H., border.

“Haverhill Bank is excited about our first New Hampshire location,” said Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer. “This area of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, with its immediate vicinity to Haverhill, is a natural location to extend our brand. We believe the bank’s community approach to banking will fit in nicely in this border neighborhood.”

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