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 http://www.newburyportchamber.org/events.shtml.
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.
The international Special Events Society and Family Service of Greater Boston reached out to well-known Boston area florists to showcase their work by donating one centerpiece to help support this fundraising and community outreach event. FSGB, since 1835, has focused on improving the lives of children, youth and their families. This included an auction of floral centerpieces created by 19 of the Best floral designers in and around Boston. More than $56,000 was raised by the auctions and ticket sale proceeds for FSGB.
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