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October 5, 2010

Business briefs

Matthews appointed senior residential loan officer

Peter B. Matthews has been appointed Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank's senior residential loan officer. Most recently, Matthews served as the director of business development at the Institution for Savings. Previously, he worked for seven years as a mortgage loan officer at First & Ocean Bank, now TD Bank. Matthews started his banking career with the North Shore Bank and served in several different management and customer service positions, working there for 18 years. Staying true to the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank's unwavering commitment to community involvement, Matthews is an active volunteer as a corporator at the Anna Jaques Hospital and volunteering for the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. His memberships include the Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury, North Shore and Hampton (N.H.) chambers of commerce, and he is also an active member of the Greater Newburyport Board of Realtors.

Whole Music expands to Amesbury

E.J. Ouellette's Whole Music has announced the opening of a new studio in the Carriage Mill Building. Whole Music is offering a range of private music lessons and group instruction for students of all ages and skill levels. This expanded musical enterprise welcomes beginners and has a popular and growing community of adult musicians who take part in JamshopsTM (ensembles) held on most evenings. The historic building features multiple teaching rooms and ensemble space for workshops and acoustic sessions. High-end recording and production, artist development, and music instruction are also available in Whole Music's Byfield location. Fall semester registration is ongoing, and interested students can schedule lessons in either Amesbury or Byfield by calling 978-462-9020.

Halloween party at Cameron Office Supplies

The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation and Cameron Office Products are hosting the ninth annual Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cameron Office Products in Amesbury. The annual event is open to the public and is held in conjunction with Cameron Office Products, the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce. The party will boast a haunted mansion, music, refreshments, scareoke, tarot card readings and more. A free drink ticket will be given to those in costume. Prizes will be awarded for costumes. RSVP to the chamber at 978-388-3178.

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