Financial Peace University is designed to teach people how to get out of debt, stay out of debt and build wealth. FPU is a 13-week program that empowers and teaches how to make the right money decisions to achieve financial goals. The course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, giving like never before, and more.
Come to a free class tomorrow from 6-8 pm at Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St., Amesbury. Classes are open to the community. For information or to sign up for the class, contact the church office at 978 388-0982. Class size will be limited.
Provident Bank earns highest rating from Bauerfinancial Inc.
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 Sept. 8 and are based on June 30 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 thoroughly analyzes and compares all US 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.
Established in 1828, The Provident Bank is an independent, mutually-owned, full-service community bank with a focus in commercial lending and business services.
Greta’s Great Grains celebrates 20th anniversary
Greta Reineke announces the 20th anniversary of Greta’s Great Grains of 24 Pleasant St. in Newburyport on Oct. 14. Reineke is the owner of Greta’s Great Grains, a bakery and pastry shop that has become a staple for Newburyport residents and visitors alike for the hand-crafted artisan breads, Austrian baked goods, desserts and cookies.
When asked the secret to her long-term success, Reineke replied, “I love to meet and talk with customers. When they smell my breads, they buy them, and when they taste them, they keep coming back. No tricks, just good wholesome food.”
Greta’s Great Grains was recently voted 2014 Best Bakery, with best-selling goods like raspberry tortes, Anadama bread, honey oat and Kassler loaves.
People workshop offered at NECC
Northern Essex Community College’s Center for Corporate amp; Community Education is offering a new, one-day workshop titled “Dealing with Difficult People” on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9 am to 3 pm at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. The workshop will review different personalities employees may encounter in the work environment including the bully, the people-pleaser, the gossip, the saboteur, and the know-it-all. This brown bag workshop will be taught by Lisa Fabbri, customer service consultant, Customer Connections. The cost is $95 with a $20 materials fee. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-659-1200.
Workshop for sign language in the workplace
An eight-week American Sign Language course designed to help employees communicate effectively with deaf or hard of hearing customers/co-workers will be offered through Northern Essex Community College’s Center for Corporate amp; Community Education beginning Sept. 24 at NECC’s Haverhill campus. 100 Elliott St. Larry Stephen, associate professor of deaf studies/ASL at NECC will teach the course which will be held Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 pm from Sept. 24 through Nov. 12. The cost is $195 with a $15 materials fee. For more information call 978-659-1200.
BNI Port City Referral Group meeting at Michael’s Harborside
BNI Port City Referral Group of Newburyport has announced their new waterfront weekly meeting location at Michael’s Harborside, One Tournament Wharf, Newbuyrport. It will meet from 7 to 8:30 am Business Network International, BNI, a professional fun networking organization, is looking for local business owners from Newburyport, Newbury, Amesbury, Salisbury, Rowley, West Newbury, Southern Rockingham County, Northern Essex County who are the best of the best of their profession to pass referrals to. BNI allows only one member per profession, per chapter.
Mechanica takes back Saucony account
Mechanica of Newburyport has announced that it has been named agency of record by Saucony, the running footwear and apparel company based in Boston. Mechanica will be responsible for all US-based communications activities for Saucony, including advertising, branding, events, digital and design. Saucony and Mechanica are rekindling a previous relationship as the two companies were partners several years ago on branding and advertising.
Ted Nelson, CEO at Mechanica, said that the “incredibly trust-based and creatively expansive partnership” Mechanica and Saucony enjoyed during their first partnership will carry forward to the new engagement.”
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