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November 6, 2012

Business briefs


Job seekers can meet with representatives from a variety of industries. Organizers suggest attendees practice their 30-second introductions, dress neatly and have a clean appearance; bring multiple copies of their resumes and come prepared to complete job applications. Membership or registration is not required. However, Career Center members are asked to bring their membership information for quicker entrance.

Employers wishing to participate should contact ValleyWorks Career Center at 978-722-7000. For an updated employer listing and event details, visit

Anton’s Cleaners receives Community Excellence Award

Anton’s Cleaners, which has a location in Newburyport, was presented with the 2012 Community Excellence Award by the Massachusetts Family Business Association on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Anton’s was cited for its successful Coats for Kids community relations program, which collects, cleans and distributes approximately 60,000 coats to families each year. Arthur Anton, Jr, COO, and Charles Anton, CEO, accepted the award on behalf of Anton’s Cleaners at the annual 2012 Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts.

The Family Business Association is a non-profit organization created to honor family businesses and recognize excellence at the annual awards program. Companies can win the Family Business Award for any given category once. Anton’s Cleaners is proud to have won the Family Business Association Award for Massachusetts in 2009 for mid-size business as well as the 2012 Community Excellence Award.

Headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, Anton’s Cleaners owns and operates 41 stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For more information on Anton’s Cleaners, including its successful Coats for Kids and Belle of the Ball community programs, visit

JumpStart Youth Connection

seeks donations

JumpStart Youth Connection is a nonprofit organization run by Merrimack Valley social workers and philanthropists dedicated to the enrichment of our youth. Their mission is to provide academic, social and physical education opportunities to the greater lower Merrimack Valley’s youth. Jumpstart provides a safe and positive recreation alternative to teens and pre-teens who would otherwise be unsupervised during after-school hours. The nonprofit was formed after an after school program began showing impressive results. In addition, where needed, counseling services are provided by licensed practitioners. On occasion, JumpStart reaches out to communities for donated items that will help accomplish their mission in helping these children, many of which are disadvantaged through broken families, medical issues and financial hardships.

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