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April 24, 2012

Business News in Brief

Personal training facility opens in Salisbury

A new business offering a one-of-a-kind workout experience has recently opened its doors in Salisbury. All Natural Training is a personal training studio that caters to those who want to work out, but don't like the typical gym environment.

The facility, which is located at Crossroads Plaza, is equipped with free weights and exercise equipment, but advances a new approach to fitness by offering resources such as sledgehammers, kettle-bells, hurdles, a climbing rope, medicine balls and tractor tires, among others.

Field receives Coldwell Banker award

Melinda Fields of Newburyport, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Newburyport, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society award. This honor is awarded to the top 8 percent of approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

Fields will be recognized at a special celebration this month at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

In addition, Fields received the Top 10 GCI (gross commission income) for the North Region awards for her achievements in 2011.

Rowan named one of Most Powerful HR Technology Experts

Lisa Rowan of Newburyport, program director for human relations, learning and talent strategies for International Data Corp. in Framingham, was named one of the Most Powerful HR Technology Experts by the editors of Human Resources Executives. At IDC, Rowan analyzes and consults on HR and talent-related process issues, business-process outsourcing and HR/IT services. Prior to joining IDC, Rowan held business-development, product-management and marketing positions in the human resource software and services markets at Genesys and Digital Equipment Corp.

Port Estate Planning, LLC opens in Newburyport

Anne Katsas, Esq., a long-time Newburyport resident, announced the opening of her solo estate planning law firm, Port Estate Planning, LLC, located at 10 Prince Place in Newburyport. She has extensive experience in estate planning for single people, couples (married and unmarried) and families (traditional and non-traditional). Prior to opening her firm, Katsas spent 12 years as an attorney in the private client group at Ropes & Gray LLP, in Boston.

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