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November 23, 2010

Business briefs

Public relations seminar at chamber Dec. 1

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be presenting a seminar on "Public Relations — What Is It and How to Get in the News." The panelists will include Carol LaRosa of LaRosa Communications; Anita Perkins, media specialist and formerly of the Eagle Tribune; and Sonya Vartabedian, city editor of The Daily News of Newburyport. The seminar is sponsored by the Institution for Savings and will be held at the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St., in downtown Newburyport on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. Parking is available on State Street and in the municipal lot. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Registration is required.

For more information and to register, contact Patty St. John at 978-462-6680, ext. 14, or visit

Lynch named to AWI Board of Directors

Vigilant Woodworks business development manager Daniel Lynch was recently named to the Architectural Woodwork Institute Board of Directors for the New England Chapter.

Lynch, a Newburyport resident, brings many years of contracting and woodwork experience to the board. As business development manager at Vigilant Woodworks in Dover, N.H., he handles bids and estimating in the commercial development and mill work division of the company. He has worked in the architectural mill work industry since 2003 and handled business development for general contractors prior to that.

The AWI is a nonprofit trade association of architectural woodwork manufacturers, industry suppliers and design professionals. They are dedicated to improving architectural woodwork standards, providing technical education and researching innovative materials and methods in several woodworking areas.

Florist wins Design & Shine Challenge

Le Reve Floral Design of Byfield was named the winner of the Design & Shine Challenge at the Family Service of Greater Boston 175th Anniversary Gala for their floral arrangement, which received the winning bid for $350.

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