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May 15, 2012

Business News in Brief

Perry to join Anna Jaques Hospital

Danielle Perry has been named director of marketing and public relations for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, effective May 30. In this role, she will be responsible for all marketing and public relations activities in support of the hospital and medical staff's strategic priorities, including showcasing clinical programs and physician practices.

Perry has more than 15 years of experience leading the communications efforts for hospitals and well-known consumer brands. Throughout her career, she has a track record of developing and implementing communications plans that increase brand awareness, corporate reputation, market share and revenue.

Perry received a Bachelor of Arts in international business from Lehigh University and a master's degree in communications from Rutgers University. She lives in North Andover with her husband and three children.

SBA Advantage Workshop May 24

The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation, in conjunction with the Small Business Association, will be hosting an SBA Advantage Workshop on Thursday, May 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the chamber office, 5 Market Square.

This free workshop will help participants gain a better understanding of the Small Business Administration programs and services available for prospective and current entrepreneurs in starting or expanding their businesses.

General information will be provided on the following programs and services: SCORE (For the Life of Your Business), Small Business Development Centers, Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program and Government Contract Opportunities.

To register, call Lisa Gonzalez Welch at 617-565-5588 or email

Matter Communications named a 'Best Places to Work' winner

Matter Communications, headquartered in Newburyport, has been named a 2012 Best Places to Work winner by the Boston Business Journal. This award recognizes Matter's achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture.

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