, Newburyport, MA


June 14, 2011

Business briefs


In keeping with the spirit of the Winter Olympics athletes, heart disease survivors, elected officials, community volunteers and professional runners carried a special Healthy Heart Torch more than 35 miles between Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, Georgetown, West Newbury, Salisbury, Amesbury and back to Newburyport. Overall, 15 runners ran more than 35 miles during a two-week period.

"The Anna Jaques Hospital entry is an example of the best and brightest work produced in our area," said Lee Reynolds Crouch, president of NESH. "The entry was creative, innovative and results-driven and showcased Anna Jaques Hospital extremely well."

The Lamplighters were established in 1974 to showcase and honor excellence in health care communications in the New England region. The 2011 competition included more than 340 entries from more than 85 organizations. Entries were judged by the Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network.

Chase and Lunt Insurance expands department

Chase and Lunt Insurance in Newburyport is expanding its personal lines department. Nicole Boggoch of Amesbury has joined Chase and Lunt's team of seven agents in the 12-person personal lines department. She previously was a regional manager at a large national carrier with five years of experience in the field. Ashley Whalen of Newbury has been promoted to sales account executive. She has been with Chase and Lunt for two years and has also previously worked for a large national carrier. For more information, call 978-462-4434 or visit

Greeting service celebrates milestones

Community Greetings is an in-home greeting service that has been calling on people in the comfort of their homes since 1999. Community Greetings extends a warm welcome to people who have moved, have a new family member, or a joyous occasion such as an engagement or new business opening. Recipients are given a gift bag filled with community information, including voter registration forms, recycling information and a local phone directory, which includes a local map, and much more. Also included is information from professional and service providers, along with great gift certificates from local restaurants and shops. All of this is delivered free. For more information, visit their Web page at

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