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November 19, 2012

Business briefcase

Hurricane Sandy fundraiser

The Cape Ann Brewing Company (CABC) will raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy next week.

Starting Monday, Nov. 26, and culminating with a party Friday, Nov. 30, CABC will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to charities providing aid to those most hurt by the tragedies of late October.

On Friday, Nov. 30, CABC will host a party of which 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated. Gifts, provided by numerous local businesses from throughout the North Shore, will be raffled off.

“We are overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from local businesses to make this event a truly special occasion,” said CABC owner Jeremy Goldberg in a statement.

Tickets for the raffle may be obtained by making a donation of any denomination at The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing, 11 Rogers St., Gloucester.

Marketing firm opens in Rockport

Joseph E. Bergeron has opened Bergeron Marketing & Communications in Rockport.

Bergeron brings more than 40 years media and marketing experience to the table.

“I’ve spent my career managing sales and creative staff, writing copy, designing ads, directing photo shoots, and producing films and commercials for corporate jets, health systems, financial institutions, manufacturers of building materials and nonprofits,” said Bergeron in a statement.

According to Bergeron, account management, web design and development, advertising design and copy writing, public relations, media-buying, strategic publishing, SEO strategies, editing and multimedia presentations are part of his skill set.

“I’d like to offer my expertise to a few select clients on the North Shore of Boston,” said Bergeron in a statement. “My goal is to offer a high level of expertise and service at a fraction of the cost of large agencies.”

Call 978-727-7125 or visit


Almiris Contreras, a Dominican Republic native and Rockport resident, was inducted as a new member into the Beverly Rotary Club. Contreras is currently a bank officer and branch manager of Rockport National Bank in Beverly.

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