Business Briefs, Aug. 12 edition


She's A Gem Too opens in North Grafton

Business Briefs, Aug. 12 editionWestborough native Carole Abislaiman-Judge, owner of She's A Gem at 21 South St. in Westborough, is pleased to announce the opening of her second boutique, She's A Gem Too at 80 Worcester St. (Route 140 next to Koopman's lumber), North Grafton. She's A Gem promises to please women of all ages by offering the latest assortment of new fashion accessories, all at “girlfriend” prices. Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry, costume jewelry, watches, gloves, hats, scarves and shawls, elegant tops and bottoms, leather jeweled belts, handbags, wallets, reading glasses and sun glasses, and designer jeans are among some of the treasures you will find. Visit Shesagem on Facebook and stop by both shops soon for an enjoyable “girlfriend” shopping experience.


Couples Night at Culinary Underground

Aloha, oukou! If you'se like the chefs at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks in Southborough, you spend August dreaming of sandy beaches and tropical flavors. Stop dreaming and sign up with someone special for “Couples Night: Rock-a-Hula, Baby!” scheduled for Saturday Aug. 13, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per individual and registration is necessary. Now that Culinary Underground is in its brand-new Southborough location at 21 Turnpike Rd. (Route 9 in Brickyard Square), there's even more room to experiment and learn. Check out the Kitchen Corner store, too, for the great tools that also make nice gifts. Visit to register or to find out more.


Westborough resident awarded $5,000 scholarship

Business Briefs, Aug. 12 edition
Photo/Marc Bernsau, Boston Business Journal

April Gammal, a resident of Westborough and senior accounting major at Bentley University, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the third annual CFO of the Year awards lunch, held July 19. The scholarship was awarded to Gammal by Grant Thornton LLP of Boston and the Boston Business Journal for exceeding the scholarship's criteria: a college student studying accounting or finance with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The CFO Awards honor the leading professionals of the financial industry.






Fall registration at Charlotte Klein Dance centers

Tiny Tots to Teens fall registration will be held Aug. 22 to 25, from 2 to 7 p.m. each day, at Charlotte Klein Dance Centers at Tatnuck Square in Worcester and Westmeadow Plaza in Westborough. For more information about fall registration, visit


Creative Learning Preschool has openings for fall 2011

Business Briefs, Aug. 12 editionMary A. Michalik, founder, owner, director and teacher of the Creative Learning Preschool in Northborough, has announced there are still a few openings left for fall entry, which begins Sept. 7. Michalik is approaching her 21st year with the Creative Learning Preschool and wishes to thank the many parents who have entrusted their children to her and her staff. Each year, the school happily welcomes children from Northborough and surrounding communities with the objective of helping them develop a lifelong love for learning and a positive attitude toward school. Visit, like them on Facebook or e-mail [email protected] to find out more.


Clinton Savings Bank donates to Hands On Nature

Business Briefs, Aug. 12 editionClinton Savings Bank recently donated $500 to support the summer program at Hands On Nature, an educational outdoor nature program located in Berlin for preschool and elementary school children. Robert J. Paulhus Jr., president and CEO of Clinton Savings Bank, (left) presented the gift to Heather Simpson, founder and director of Hands On Nature, (second from left) and a group of children from the program.




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