NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

November 1, 2011

Business news in brief


Open house at Boston North Tech Park in Amesbury

An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at Boston North Technology Park, Route 110 (Haverhill Road), Amesbury, will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.

The event will offer a chance to tour the multi-million-dollar renovation of the 150,000-square-foot, multi-tenant facility offering flexible floor plans, a state-of-the-art training center, shared conference rooms, lobbies and public spaces, mail centers and abundant parking. Rep. Michael Costello, D-Newburyport, and Mayor Thatcher Kezer as well as other local officials are expected to attend.

Appetizers from Capri Seaside Grill & Seaglass Restaurant in Salisbury will be available. There will also be a drawing for prizes such as an iPad, Boston Bruins tickets and gift certificates to Blue Ocean Music Hall, Seaglass and Capri Seaside Grill all in Salisbury. For more information, call Chris Maguire at 978-388-6766 or visit www.bostonnorth.net.

Carriagetown Kitchens opens in Amesbury

Carriagetown Kitchens announces the grand opening with their new kitchen and bath showroom located at Cedar Street Studios, 14 Cedar St., Studio 315, in Amesbury. Owner Emilie Seuffert has been creating beautiful and comfortably efficient spaces in the kitchen and bath business for over 10 years. Over the years she has worked with not only with homeowners, but also with contractors, builders, developers, designers and architects for both new construction and renovations. She follows the project through from design, to ordering, to delivery and works closely with the installers on the job. Carriagetown Kitchens works exclusively with the Medallion line of cabinetry and also sells green product, handmade right here in Massachusetts, R. H. LeMieur bar stools, tables and chairs. See these products first hand in the showroom during Amesbury's annual Open Studio Tour the weekend of Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. For a design consultation at the showroom, call 978-590-9938 or email CarriagetownKitchens@yahoo.com.

Marien Joins BOND

Everett-based construction firm BOND (Bond Brothers) welcomes industry veteran and Newburyport resident Denise Marien to the company as director of client development. In her new position, Marien will be responsible for implementing a strategic business development plan for the company. Marien will work closely with the senior management team, including newly hired vice president Frank Hayes to set strategic focus and implement a business development plan to ensure BOND reaches its long-term goals. Specifically Marien will focus on the future and BOND's positioning in the regional marketplace. For more information, visit their web site at www.bondbrothers.com.

Webites win W3 Awards

iMarc, LLC is pleased to announce the W¬ has honored the EcoHealth Alliance and Petwatch Mobile websites with Silver W¬ Awards. The W¬ Awards are sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Receiving over 3,000 entries, the W¬ Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, and Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide.

Working in partnership with Ecohealth Alliance and PetWatch, iMarc provided website strategy, design, and programming for the corporate site as well as development for their mobile site.

Founded in 1997, iMarc LLC is a privately held integrated web development and interactive marketing firm located in downtown Newburyport. iMarc combines brand-building creative power with leading software development to create powerful, engaging websites and mobile applications that build strong brands, improve relationships, and get things done. For more information please visit www.imarc.net or contact Kim Jackson, Marketing Coordinator, at 978-462-8848.

Member mixer

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced a member mixer is being held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Plum Island Coffee Roasters, 54R Merrimac St. The event will be co-hosted by Bruce Vogel of Plum Island Coffee Roasters and John P. Wells, Realtor. There will be a free overview session on how to blog on HappyinNewburyport.com given at 4:45 p.m. Admission is $10 for members.

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