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July 26, 2011

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SHE is now conducted in-person with three private sessions over a two-day period. SHE via phone is also available in a 20-minute private session. The Lenair Self(s) Healing Center is accepting new clients at its Newbury location. A free introduction SHE will take place on Sunday, July 31. Call 888-412-8392 or email to make a reservation. For more information, visit the website at

New leadership at tourism bureau

For almost six decades, the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the active promoter of Boston's North Shore area in marketing the region as a tourist destination to domestic and international travelers. Created in 1955, it is one of 16 regional tourist councils in Massachusetts, which works directly with the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

Starting Aug. 1, Sue Ann Pearson, a native of Newburyport, will be the new executive director for the organization. She has been active as the executive director for the Lowell Folk Festival and Lowell Summer Music Series for the past four years.

Pearson brings more than 20 years of experience to the position throughout companies on the North Shore; she has worked as director of marketing for the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, at the Crane Estate as publics programs and events manager, at Montserrat College of Art as the associate director of annual giving and special events and at the North Shore Music Theatre as the audience services member.

The North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau offices are located at the Maria Miles Visitor Center on I-95 southbound, Exit 60 in Salisbury. The NBCVB website is, and Pearson can be reached at 978-465-6555.

Rochester Electronics will Supplier Excellence Award

Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer and distributor of end-of-life and mature semiconductors, recently received, for the second consecutive year, the Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Rochester received the award at a recognition ceremony held at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover on April 13. Raytheon recognizes its suppliers based on three important factors: on-time delivery measures, sustained performance on quality, and commitment to continuous process and quality improvement.

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