, Newburyport, MA


June 7, 2011

Business briefs

Summer cocktails at Greetings by Design

Sheila Bridgland of Dingo Creative will discuss the basics of design at Greetings by Design, 4A Winter St., Newburyport, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In conjunction with her visit, the shop is offering 20 percent off personalized stationery, and cocktails will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 978-225-6700 or email

Proactive Chiropractic opens in Salisbury

Dr. Meaghan M. Newman is establishing an office at 167 Elm St., in the Rangeway Center plaza next to Jurassic Mini Golf, Simon's Roast Beef and the new Port City Pets.

All are welcome to attend an open house on Tuesday, June 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be refreshments, office tours, giveaways, free personalized consultations with the doctor and coupons for free family spine checks available. Proactive Chiropractic is a kid-friendly environment, so bring them along.

A native of Lancaster, Newman attended Nashoba Regional High School. She graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in biology and minor in psychology from Assumption College. She enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida. She passed four National Board exams, a physiotherapy National Board exam, Florida Radiology, Florida Jurisprudence and a Massachusetts Jurisprudence Exam.

Newman has held licenses and practiced in both Florida and Massachusetts and is a member of the Merrimack Valley Chiropractic Society, Newburyport Mothers Club, the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and Latitude fitness club.

For more information, call 978-358-8184 or check out

How to sell your home in a down market

Steve Robinson from Stone Ridge Properties will discuss downsizing and making a house marketable, even in a poor economy.

Steven Babjak, owner of Center Stage Home Stagers by Crum Hill Design Group, will have helpful tips and ideas on how to get your house ready before it goes on the market to achieve a faster sale. Kate Grondin from Home Transition Resource will explore the difficulties of moving and help determine what services may be needed to achieve a stress-free transition, including space planning and move supervision. The program will be held June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Atria Merrimack Place, 85 Storey Ave., Newburyport. Admission is free. For more information, contact Phyllis Cogilano at 978-462-7324.

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