Business briefs for week of Sept. 2


Academy of Dance Expressions welcomes new teachers

The Academy of Dance Expressions dance studio, located near Westborough Center, is excited to welcome two new teachers to their professional dance training staff for the 2011-2012 dance season. Jamie Horban is an accomplished dancer who danced with the famous Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and trained with prestigious dance schools like Alvin Ailey and the Joffrey Ballet. Horban has choreographed for musical theater, fashion shows, films and famous dance companies such as the Atlanta Ballet. Maureen McNulty is an experienced teacher in all levels of dance and brings her knowledge of 13 years as an owner and director of her own studio. She trained with Boston Ballet principal Edra Toth, as well as with the famous Alvin Ailey School and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

Couples Night Sept. 9 at Culinary Underground

Grab your favorite guy or gal and join the chefs at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks in Southborough for the upcoming Couples Night: Sushi Workshop, scheduled for Friday Sept. 9, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Learn about ingredients and basic techniques in this hands-on class, then get rollin”. The menu will include chirashi sushi with smoked fish, spicy futomaki, and inside-out rolls. The cost is $170 per couple. To register or find out more about Culinary Underground, visit

Bonsai Weekend at Tower Hill

Bonsai – the art of training trees to grow in miniature – will be the focus of a weekend-long exhibit Sept. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston. The weekend is presented by the Bonsai Societies of New England with many beautiful bonsai specimens on display. Many specimens from several private collections will be on display. Lectures and demonstrations on Bonsai care and culture will be held throughout the weekend. Bonsai Weekend is included with admission to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, which is free Sept. 10 due to the coinciding Gardener's Emporium. Regular admission will be charged Sept. 11. For more information, visit

Landscape Depot holds Customer Appreciation Day Sept. 10

Join Landscape Depot at its Westborough, Framingham, Milford and Walpole locations Saturday, Sept. 10, for a Customer Appreciation Day. In addition to a summer-ending blow-out sale, customers can enjoy free food and drinks at a cook-out. Landscape Depot in Westborough is located at 217 Turnpike Rd., and at 350 Irving St. in Framingham, 57-1/2 Dilla St. in Milford and 2255 Providence Hwy. (Route 1 south) in Walpole. Visit for more information on Landscape Depot and its services.

PENTA gives Big Brothers Big Sisters extreme marketing makeover

Working on a shoestring budget is synonymous with a nonprofit organization. For many professionals in the not-for-profit arena that often means making difficult decisions, as well as instituting cost-cutting measures. So when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc. found out they had won an extreme marketing makeover from PENTA Communications, Inc. at the Corridor Nine Chamber's Open for Business Expo earlier this year, they felt like they hit the jackpot. According to Vice President of Development Amy Standish Chick, the organization is excited to be working with PENTA Communications, Inc.

“We were also delighted that Big Brothers Big Sisters won the makeover, especially on the heels of the organization's national rebranding launch,” said PENTA CEO Deborah Penta.

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