, Newburyport, MA

September 6, 2011

Business News in Brief

Clipper City Job Fair Sept. 20

The annual Clipper City Job Fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 31 Green St., Newburyport.

Representatives from numerous companies, including Raytheon, General Dynamics, ENPRO Services, American Resource Staffing, Turning Point, Adecco, Rochester Electronics, Seabrook International, Munters Corporation, AAA of Northern New England, Anna Jaques Hospital, Magellan Aerospace, Seaside Associates, Hesser College, National Employment Staffing, Freedom Fertility, L-3 Communications Maritime System and more will be on hand.

The fair is presented by ValleyWorks Career Center in partnership with the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Newburyport mayor's office. It is open to everyone; bring resumes and dress professional. employers interested in participating should contact Larry Snow at 978-469-7810 or or Susan Ingham at 978-722-7048. For more information, visit

B&B workshop offered

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the adult education committee of the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., will offer the workshop, "So... You Want to Start a Bed & Breakfast." This workshop is for anyone who has thought about starting up a B&B, and gives an overview of what it takes. They will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages and cover the nitty-gritty of start-up and operation, marketing, maintenance, bookkeeping, insurance, etc. Attendees will come away with a realistic view on whether or not a B&B is right for them. The workshop is free of charge and reservations are requested. Call 978-465-0602 ext 401 for more information.

Bank sponsors lighting

The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank has pledged $6,000 for a lighting retrofit at the Newburyport CleanTech Center at 10 Mulliken Way.

"Our goal in partnering with the Newburyport CleanTech Center is to assist in their efforts to attract and support energy efficient and innovative companies which can have substantial local and regional economic impact," said Janice C. Morse bank president and CEO.

CleanTech's president Bob O'Brien said, "We are thrilled that the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank has responded favorably to our request to create a model building environment and progress our goal of a joint public/private funding model for the center." The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank will receive an exclusive sponsorship for the LaunchPad lighting retrofit at the Cleantech Center, with appropriate acknowledgement signage at the building and on the website.

The lighting retrofit in the warehouse LaunchPad area will be an additional energy-efficient building upgrade at the CleanTech Center. The center previously installed a new roof with enhanced insulation, energy-efficient radiant heating, HVAC controls and use of low VOC paint and recycled carpeting. All equipment, including the upcoming lighting retrofit, is American-made, installed by American workers. The project's payback through electricity use cost savings will occur in 11 months time and reduces the CleanTech Center's electricity use by an impressive 53 percent. Additional benefits are a 50 percent increase in lumen output, a measurement of the total amount of visible light emitted, which improves occupancy and job creation at the center. The CleanTech Center's community focus is the commercialization and use of sustainable products and services and the job growth that accompanies it.

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