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August 6, 2013

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---- — Mothers club donates $5,000 to Breast Care Center

The Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club has donated $5,000 to support the new Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital. The donation comes from proceeds from the club’s annual consignment sale and serves as one of the founding gifts for the hospital’s new Breast Care Center.

The Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital will open this summer and will be led by Peter Hartmann, MD, FACS, a board-certified general surgeon who will serve as the dedicated breast surgeon. Hartmann brings nearly 25 years of private surgical practice to the role of medical director.

“Anna Jaques appreciates the generous support from the Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club. They play a well-recognized role in providing support to families in our community and we admire their success,” said Delia O’Connor, president and CEO, Anna Jaques Hospital. “This gift, and those of other donors, helps enable the Breast Care Center to leverage the latest technology in mammography screening and risk assessment protocols, so that we can detect and treat cancers earlier, often when they are smaller.”

“Providing financial support to the local community is of great importance to our club,” said Kelly Marshall, president, Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club. “Over the years, the consignment sale teams, along with club volunteers, have worked tirelessly to raise these funds. We are honored to support invaluable community resources such as Anna Jaques Hospital.”

The Breast Care Center will be located at One Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way, Suite 2002, Newburyport.

Father and son to open auto repair shop

Maguire’s Auto Repair is scheduled to open on Monday, Aug. 29, at 192C State St. in Newburyport (formally the location of Lunt’s Auto Repair). This full-service garage is owned and operated by Al and Ryan Maguire, longtime locals of the Newburyport area. With a motto of “if it’s not broken, we don’t fix it,” the team hopes to build a reputation of providing honest, affordable and quality auto repair services to the residents of Newburyport and the surrounding towns.

The shop will offer patrons complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV in the waiting area, as well as free transportation services for local customers.

Al Maguire is retired from a 30-year career on the Newburyport Police Department. Ryan Maguire has been involved in the automotive repair business for more than 10 years.

The shop will be open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. Call 978-358-7783.

Port contractor earns award

The Gould Construction Institute (GCI), based in Woburn, recently held their eighth annual Safety & Education Dinner meeting where they announced the winners of the 2013 S.T.E.P. (Safety, Training, Evaluation Process) awards. Newburyport-based Zampbell Refractories, Inc. earned this year’s Platinum Award.

Munday wins Better Government Competition

The Pioneer Institute announced the winner of the 22nd annual Better Government Competition is Michael J. Munday, CEO of Arwood Machine Corporation, located in Newburyport.

His entry was entitled, “Manufacturing Revitalization,” a proposal to realign On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs to overcome hiring obstacles that often arise in traditional government-subsidized job training programs. If implemented, the plan would connect the unemployed to jobs and then provide them with the specific skills required to meet their host employers’ immediate needs. Current job training too often works in the opposite direction: unemployed job seekers go through training programs and then hope they find jobs that match the skills they’ve acquired. The former guarantees a fit between jobs and skills. The latter remains a guessing game in which job seekers hope they pick the right training program for the jobs that will be available three, six, nine months from now.

InterEx Inc., announces restructuring

Tyler Olbres, founder and chairman of the board of InterEx, Inc., is announcing significant steps to restructure and grow the company. InterEx, based in Amesbury, has been designing and producing custom exhibits, retail interiors and museum displays for over 19 years with a customer base that includes some of the most recognized brands in the world.

“We’ve been a family business,” Olbres said. “Now we’re adding a level of professional management and strategic thinking to what we do. InterEx is still a family business, but we see that it’s time to make some changes that will help us better serve our clients and compete in the marketplace.”

The company announced new executive and sales positions, as well as a reorganization within company operations. Keith D’Entremont joins from the client side as president, and Martin Paquette moves up to general manager from inside the organization. David Stelly joins the sales team as national account executive, and is based out of InterEx’s Las Vegas office. New salesmen will soon be located in San Francisco, as well as a new Chicago office slated to open in early August.

NEMA appoints Marcoux as membership, advocacy manager

The New England Museum Association today announced the appointment of Sarah Marcoux as membership and advocacy manager, effective July 15.

A resident of Newburyport, Marcoux has worked and volunteered in a variety of museum settings, including Historic New England, Preserve Rhode Island, the Portsmouth Athenaeum and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts) in Germany. Over the last two years, she has also acted as chair of the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals group within the American Alliance of Museums.

Most recently, Marcoux was a content project manager for Transparent Language, Inc., where she developed online foreign language education materials. She has a bachelor’s degree in French studies from UNH and a master’s degree in history and museum studies from Tufts.

“Sarah’s strong museum background, along with her excellent project management and interpersonal skills, means she will make a significant contribution to our organization and the museum field,” said NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger.

“Her language skills will help NEMA expand its outreach to new audiences, one of our important strategic goals,” Yaeger said.

Strand helps NHS students with marketing project

Strand Marketing, an integrated marketing communications agency, recently helped students in the Newburyport High School Alternative Education program create a new brand message and brochure, detailing the benefits, entry requirements, and success stories from the students’ perspective. It is intended to educate future potential program candidates and their parents on this innovative education program which is geared towards helping struggling students graduate on time with their fellow classmates.

On June 13, Strand was given an appreciation award at the NEF recognition ceremony at Nicholson Hall in Newburyport. David Strand, CEO, brand director at Strand and former member of the board of the NEF Business Coalition, was presented the award.

Panera Bread donates $20,000 to The One Fund Boston

Panera Bread Restaurants, located in Newburyport, North Andover and Danvers, owned and operated by PR Management Corp, announced that they helped raise and donate $20,000 to The One Fund Boston. In total, 32 Panera Bread Restaurants, all owned by PR Management Corp., contributed to the sum. A portion was matched by Panera Bread to equal $20,000.

“Community support is part of the fabric of Panera Bread, and we want to play a role in supporting those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings,” said Mitch Roberts, operating partner of PR Restaurants, LLC. “Nothing will turn back the clock on that day, but we can do our best to help the victims and families of this tragedy.”

Bridgewell honored with $100,000 grant

Bridgewell Inc., a leading provider of services to individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities, has been honored with a grant of $100,000 by the Cummings Foundation. Through the foundation’s new $100K for 100 program, Bridgewell was chosen during a competitive review process by the foundation.

Bridgewell, with a site in Georgetown, accepted its official award letter at the foundation’s first annual Grantee Reception on June 19. The foundation infused $10 million in $100,000 grants into greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. The funding for Bridgewell will support the organization’s services to young adults on the autism spectrum disorder.

The grant provides an opportunity to partner with GestureTek, a leading motion-controlled technology developer, to bring cutting-edge, immersive virtual therapy to the Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center in Danvers, serving young adults with autism.

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