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2012-04-10 06:30:14

Shady Oaks Organics wins North of Boston Business Plan Competition SALEM, Mass., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a grand finale so close that the judges opted to award two second prizes, Shady Oaks Organics of Newburyport, MA took top honors--and the $5,000 first prize--in the 2012 North of Boston Business Plan Competition. Second place was shared by two Beverly-based companies, Advastim(TM) LLC and Imagination Brands, each of whom received checks for $2,500. The finale,...

2012-03-30 10:23:30

APEX, N.C., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced the Grand Opening of Salem Village, a brand new community offering 15 new single-family home designs through three distinctive architectural collections. Nestled amidst a backdrop of rolling hills and natural wooded home sites, these homes offer innovative architectural concepts designed for the way families live today. Model home tours will commence March...

2012-03-16 09:04:33

2012 North of Boston Business Plan Competition heads into final phase SALEM, Mass., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six North Shore companies are semi-finalists in the 2012 North of Boston Business Plan Competition, a program designed to identify and support both start-up and existing growth businesses. They are as follows: Advastim(TM) LLC of Beverly, MA, produces a wireless (leadless) neurostimulator system that can potentially minimize complications and improve long-term...

2011-09-02 09:00:00

ROCKPORT, Texas, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the Rockport Seafair touts three days of fun, Friday through Sunday, October 7 through 9, the celebration actually begins on the Harbor Festival Grounds, Wednesday, October 5 with Sea-A-Bration: A Prelude to the Rockport Seafair, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sea-A-Bration tickets are $75, contact the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at (361) 729.6445 or (800) 242.0071 to purchase. Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis headline the weekend's music...

2011-08-16 15:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, (www.aggregate-us.com) announced today that it will reopen its Swampscott quarry located in Swampscott and Salem, Massachusetts on August 17, 2011. "We are very happy to be reopening the quarry," said Graham Hardwick, senior vice president, Aggregate Industries Northeast. "Bringing jobs back to the area is good news. These are good- paying jobs that will help the local economy....

2011-05-18 16:31:00

ANDOVER, Kan. May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a student at Andover eCademy, 18-year old Shelby Bolton is used to being on her own in class. Today, she was on her own again, as the only member of the Andover eCademy class of 2011, the first graduating class of the program. "To be the first graduate from the eCademy is a huge privilege and honor," she said Wednesday, prior to a ceremony at the school in her honor. "It is very exciting to be done with this 12 year journey."...

2011-05-02 09:18:00

ANDOVER, Kan., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andover eCademy, Kansas' premier online learning program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, is projecting a major growth for the 2011-2012 school year in both enrollment and staff. "We are expecting major growth for 2011," said Andover eCademy's new principal, Mark Templin. "Enrollment for last school year was at 160 students. We are expecting enrollment to grow to 400 students for the coming school year, more than...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. (PRWeb UK) January 28, 2011 A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. Announcing the news, Executive employment consultancy UK Knack Group said that Gregg's has been granted planning permission to build on a five-and-a-half-acre site near Amesbury's Holiday Inn motel. UK Knack Group's managing director said, "This is wonderful news for Gregg's...

2010-05-04 07:45:00

CONCORD, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Newbury Court, a full service residential community for singles and couples over the age of 62, has launched a special spring promotion in support of philanthropy. Prospective residents have until June 30th, 2010 to place a deposit on one of Newbury Court's newest suites and close within 30 days. After close, Newbury Court will donate $10,000 in the new resident's name to their favorite charity. Christopher Sintros, Executive Director of Newbury...

2010-04-13 07:20:00

WINS $5,000 first prize; Solar Sheds, second prize; EcoCentric Resources TOPIA, third prize. SALEM, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Center at Salem State College today announced the winners of the Sixth Annual North of Boston Business Plan Competition. Local Ginger of Newburyport, MA won the grand prize of $5,000. Solar Sheds of Peabody, MA came in second winning $3,000 and EcoCentric Resources TOPIA of Salem, MA took home the third prize of $2,000. The...