, Newburyport, MA

February 19, 2013

Business Briefs

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Beautique luxury service opens in Port

Beautique, a luxury service boutique owned and operated by young entrepreneur and native Newburyport resident Leah Lynch, has opened at 92 Pleasant St. in downtown Newburyport.

Resident beauty expert Lynch provides award-winning skill in precision in lash extension, advanced corrective skin treatments and precision brow shaping. She is a two-time, national award-winning lash artist (Novalash Lash Off 2011, 2012), her facials have won mention in “Best of Boston” (Boston Magazine 2010) and she was also featured as a “Successful Inspiring Woman in the Beauty Industry” (Salon Today Magazine 2011).

Her team includes experienced aesthetic nurse injectors performing natural and subtle enhancements using Botox, cosmetic filler and medical grade peels. Also, master stylist Tammy Silva brings 15 years of experience on Newbury Street to the salon, and Patricia Cregier, CLT and owner of North Shore Laser Center, is an experienced laser tech. Other offerings include blow out and dry style bar, custom air brush tanning, Balayage hair coloring, texturizing cuts, makeup application, Russian braiding, Keratin treatments, weekend lashes, medical/RX grade skin care, Friday night girls’ night out parties and more.

Visit or or call 978-255-2774 for more information.

Chamber mixer at 17 State Street Cafe

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry is inviting the business community for a warm evening of networking tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 at 17 State Street Cafe in downtown Newburyport. The restaurant will supply appetizers, including burger sliders and beer samplings. Raffles are also planned. Admission is $10. Contact the chamber at 978-462-6680 or visit

Barnes joins medical staff at Anna Jaques

Dr. Angela Barnes has been appointed to the active medical staff at Anna Jaques Hospital. Barnes has joined the practice of Dr. James DiResta in Newburyport and is a member of the Whittier Independent Physician Association. She is a graduate of Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed her residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

Guild to offer ‘street smarts’ to aspiring entrepreneurs

An Amesbury man is one of the founders of a new online community for aspiring entrepreneurs and private business owners known as the Aspiring Entrepreneurs’ Guild. After a two-year development process, Ken Halkin of Amesbury and five other New England-based professional business advisers have created the resource for professional businesses to offer support via street-smart, personally focused mentoring, insights, questions and discoveries.

The guild hopes to help many small businesses succeed in a start-up environment by having access to information on real-world experiences of other entrepreneurs. To learn more, visit

PCI Synthesis launches four new products

PCI Synthesis, Inc., a Newburyport-based, 14-year-old pharmaceutical manufacturer of new chemical entities, generic active pharmaceutical ingredients and other specialty chemical products, has launched four new proprietary APIs that were initiated during 2012. The four new products brings the company’s total to 13 exclusive generic APIs in its pipeline.

After completing an expansion of its R&D facility in Devens, growing capacity by 30 percent, implementing new cGMP systems and purchasing new equipment, PCI stepped up development of new APIs that it has developed on its own.

PCI provides dozens of emerging pharma clients with access to expertise for the development and manufacturing of complex small molecules to be used as NCEs. Company officials expect the current set of generic APIs to be commercialized over the next three to four years. PCI has also committed to developing another three to four new products in 2013.

In 2012, the company continued the clinical development of more than half dozen different NCEs for many of its Boston-area partners. Many of these products are now in the process of being scaled up in its Newburyport plant for later stage clinical development.

For more on PCI. visit


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