, Newburyport, MA

April 2, 2013

Business Briefs

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Healy joins PortMedia team

Dana Healy has joined PortMedia as its community production and training coordinator.

Healy is transitioning from Danvers Community Access Television, where she spent more than six years as public access coordinator. She has a master’s in art education from Endicott College, where she focused on producing curriculum for public access television. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in video production and photography from Franklin Pierce University. She is excited to bring her ideas and programs to the Newburyport community.

Healy has served on the board of directors for Cape Ann Regional Television, as a contractor for Shrewsbury Media Connection as well as the media specialist for Paul Newman’s Double H Ranch. She has won four national awards in her 13 years in public access and hopes to draw from her past positions to better serve the Newburyport community.

Funeral homes continue tree-planting program

Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Homes of Amesbury, Merrimac and Haverhill and the Elliott, Woodworth and Rogers Funeral Home of Newburyport have renewed their affiliation with Lofty Oaks Association, a New Hampshire organization dedicated to reforestation and conservation efforts in Massachusetts. The firms arrange to have a tree planted for each service that they perform to provide a living memorial in honor of the deceased and to renew the forest life of Massachusetts. The memorial trees are planted in the spring and fall. After each service, close family members and friends are informed that the memorial tree has been arranged.

Barnes joins podiatry practice

Dr. Angela M. Barnes has become an associate podiatrist at Dr. DiResta and Associates podiatry practice at the Forrester Street Professional Building in Newburyport and has joined the active medical staff at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She is a graduate of Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine in Ohio. During her medical school training, Barnes served as a delegate for the student chapter of the American Association for Women Podiatrists and was also a student tutor for anatomy and pathology. She was a recipient of the North Central Academy Scholarship in 2004 and 2005.

BrickHouse Fitness adds to staff

BrickHouse Fitness in Merrimac Square and its owner, certified personal trainer Beth Fahey, have welcomed two additions to the staff.

Ariana Corcoran of Haverhill is taking on an administrative role at the gym and Katelyn McNamara has joined the team in a marketing and public relations capacity. McNamara is also working on her personal trainer certification in her free time.

For more information on BrickHouse Fitness, find them on Facebook or call 978-337-9063.

Provident Bank earns highest rating from BauerFinancial

The Provident Bank has once again earned the highest 5-star rating for positive performance from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s bank-rating firm. The quarterly ratings were announced on March 6, and are based on Dec. 31, 2012, financial data.

BauerFinancial provides third-party, unbiased, independent bank and credit union star-ratings to help consumers select financial institutions with confidence. Using quarterly financial reports filed with federal regulators, it analyzes and compares all U.S. bank and credit union current and historical performance data. Upon completion of the analysis, a star rating is assigned based on a scale of zero to five stars, with five stars being the strongest.

The Provident Bank is a mutually owned, independent community bank established in 1828 and based in Amesbury, with full-service locations in Amesbury and Newburyport, and Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth and Seabrook, N.H., and lending offices in Bedford and Nashua, N.H.

Susan’s Interior Plantscaping wins contract

Susan’s Interior Plantscaping, Inc. of Salisbury, a full-service greenery interior landscaping company, has been granted a multi-year contract with Portland International Jetport. Th company was awarded the contract during a three-bid process. The project seeks to promote the natural synergy of people and a green environment with the hope of creating a healthy atmosphere at the jetport and improving air quality for the public.


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