, Newburyport, MA


August 2, 2011

Business briefs


Just Ask A Nurse gets dot-com web address

Just Ask A Nurse (JAAN) has recently acquired the address. In a recent move to promote health care consumer awareness and to build name recognition, the address was acquired. They are excited to have the .com address as it is the most recognizable to Internet users. Just Ask A Nurse is a referral website utilizing the unique expertise of local registered nurses to recommend doctors. JAAN was started in 2008 by two local registered nurses, Deb Ciampa and Nancy Justin.

The Provident Bank earns 5-Star rating

The Provident Bank has earned a top 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's bank rating firm. The 5-star rating demonstrates The Provident Bank's solid performance at a time when many banks are struggling with the difficult economic climate and increasing industry regulations. The quarterly ratings were announced in June and are based on March 31 financial data. BauerFinancial is the source for unbiased, independent bank and credit union star-ratings. Using quarterly financial reports filed with federal regulators, it thoroughly analyzes and compares all U.S. bank and credit union current and historical performance data. Upon completion of the analysis, a star-rating is assigned based on a scale of zero to five stars, with five stars being the strongest. Since 1983, BauerFinancial has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation's banking industry, providing the public with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions regarding their banking relationships. The Provident Bank is a mutually owned, independent community bank established in 1828 and based in Amesbury, with full-service locations in Amesbury and Newburyport, Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth and Seabrook.

Susan's Interior Plantscaping launches interactive 'green' website

Susan's Interior Plantscaping, Inc. (SIP), a full-service interior landscaping company, has launched their new customer-focused, interactive website. The site,, is designed in direct response to SIP's research into their customers' needs. The site launch coincides with the introduction of their new Living Walls Systems, which provide beautiful backdrops for special events, weddings, trade shows, photo taking and more. is designed to help educate the public on the benefits of green plants in the home and work environment. For more information, contact Susan's Interior Plantscaping, Inc., 102 Bridge Road, Salisbury, at 978-462-4126 or email at or visit their website at

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