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March 13, 2012

Business News in Brief


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Open house at H&R Block, Amesbury

Do you have any tax questions? Tax professionals will be on hand at the Amesbury office of H&R Block to answer your tax questions for free on Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, they will take a second look at your current or prior tax returns — back to 2008 — for free. Charges will apply if patrons choose to have the office file a corrected return. Free coffee and refreshments. The office is located at the Stop & Shop Plaza, 100 Macy St., Amesbury.

St. Arnault appointed to Mass. Realtors' position

Steven St. Arnault, a Realtor with Stone Ridge Properties in Newburyport, has been appointed vice president of government affairs for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

As vice president for government affairs, St. Arnault is responsible for coordinating the initiatives of the MAR business plan relative to public policy issues, grass-roots organizational efforts, and legislative and political action activities of the association. In addition, he will act as a liaison between leadership and all work groups formed under the MAR government affairs umbrella.

He automatically becomes a member of the MAR Executive Committee and Board of Directors as a result of his appointment as a focus-area vice president.

St. Arnault has been a three-year member of the MAR Government Affairs Committee and is a member of the MAR Board of Directors.

On the local level, St. Arnault has served as the chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for that past three years. He has been a Realtor since 2005.

The Sloan Consortium announces Ives as COO

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), an association of individuals, institutions and organizations of higher education engaged in online learning, announced an important leadership change. Board of directors president Meg Benke announced the promotion of associate director Kathleen Ives to chief operating officer for the organization.

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