Categories: Business

Business briefs, Dec. 27 edition

Southgate and Cinch IT team up to benefit the YWCA

Photo – (l to r) Chip Emerson, CEO/president of Southgate at Shrewsbury, Linda Cavaioli, executive director, YWCA of Central Mass, and Mike Clark, founder and CTO, Cinch IT. (Photos/submitted)

Region – Southgate at Shrewsbury, a premier retirement community, and Cinch IT, a Worcester-based IT solutions company, have joined forces to donate computers to the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. This collaborative effort resulted in a total in-kind donation of $5000, with Southgate donating the hardware and Cinch IT donating the labor required to prepare the computers.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to put these computers to good use”, said Chip Emerson, CEO of Southgate. “It is important that children have access to the tools that will help further their education.”

Jewelry making classes at Heart & Stone

Northborough – Heart & Stone art and gift gallery will start silver metal clay classes Saturday, Jan. 11, in its new DIY Design & Learning Studio. The space will also be available for parties. For more information or to reserve a space, visit www.heartandstonejewelry.com and check out the Heart & Stone blog.

Heart & Stone is located at 269 Main St., Northborough. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 508-466-8333.

Miss Tanya's School collects books for charity

Photo: Students at Miss Tanya's Woodland School with some of the books they collected. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Each holiday season Miss Tanya's Woodland School in Westborough selects a local charity to support. This year the children collected books for the Holiday Free Shopping Program organized by Westborough Youth and Family Services.

Central One ATMs to dispense $50s instead of $20s in January

Region – Central One Federal Credit Union would like to help its patrons earn extra cash during the holidays. For the month of January, they will randomly put 100 $50 bill slips in place of $20 bills in ATMs in the region. Patrons who receive a $50 slip may simply bring it into a Central One Federal Credit Union branch where they will then receive a $50 bill.

The following ATM locations will have the lucky slips: 714 Main St. and 904 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury; 148 Main St., Northborough; 40 South St., Westborough; and 63 Southbridge St., Auburn.

Central One Federal Credit Union ATMs are part of the surcharge-free AllPoint, SUM, and NYCE ATM networks. Try your luck as often as you like, all throughout January 2014! At Central One, anyone who lives or works in its Field of Membership can join.

For more information, visit www.FiftyDollarATM.com or www.CentralFCU.com.

Local Realtors achieve CBR designation

Andrew Abu (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Andrew Abu Corporation, a real estate company based in Westborough, recognized seven firm members who recently earned the designation CBR?-Certified Buyer Representative: Andrew Abu, Alicia Abu, Pat Anderson, Shannon Curll, Patrice Hack, Michael Howard, and Cheryl Raymond. The CBR is an intensive course taught by the nation's top real estate educators and endorsed by the National Association of Realtors. Buyer representation is an emerging national trend in real estate and Andrew Abu, Inc., is proud to have these dedicated individuals exhibit their professionalism by achieving this certification.

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