, Newburyport, MA


November 2, 2010

Business briefs

Annual Window Decorating Contest

The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation invites all businesses to participate in the 10th annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest.

Decorate your storefront this holiday season by displaying your products or services in the spirit of the holiday. Participants will be judged on creativity and best use of product.

The annual Window Decorating Contest is open to all businesses. The deadline for entering is Nov. 29. Judging will take place on Dec. 2, and winners will be announced at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 4.

For entry forms, visit or call 978-388-3178.

New board members at Opportunity Works

Opportunity Works is pleased to announce its two recently appointed members to its board of directors, Richard Eaton and Peter Falconi. Richard A. Eaton has served as president and chief executive officer of The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank since 1994 and has 32 years of service with the bank. His community involvement is extensive. Peter Falconi is owner and operations manager at Port Broadcasting (WNPB Radio 1450 AM). He is a highly experienced radio professional with more than 30 years of expertise in the areas of radio programming, operations, marketing and management, as well as ownership, sales, budgeting and capital acquisition.

Online ordering for Loretta restaurant

Customers of Loretta can now order their lunch or dinner online at, and at the same time help their community. As a way to promote Loretta's online ordering capability, the restaurant will donate a portion of its takeout sales to the Pettengill House, a local nonprofit organization. Loretta's system lets patrons place and pay for their orders online, then pick up their food at the restaurant at a pre-determined time. To place an order, customers start by going to the online ordering section at They pick the date and time of the pickup, and then select items from Loretta's menu.

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