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May 7, 2013

Business briefcase


Gloucester Daily Times

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This evening, the Cape Ann Brewing Company will host Glosta Strong Supporting Boston Strong, a fundraising event for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Featuring entertainment by local artist and rising star Chelsea Berry and friends, Cape Ann Brewing will be donating 50 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the One Fund Boston. All money raised from several raffles and a silent auction will also go to the fund.

“When tragedy hits anywhere it’s important for people and businesses alike to do their part to make a difference,” Cape Ann Brewing owner Jeremy Goldberg said. “With this attack hitting so close to home, it’s even more important that Gloucester stands up and supports our Boston brothers and sisters. This event is our small way of doing what we can.”

The event begins at 5 p.m., and will be held at The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing, located at 11 Rogers St. in Gloucester. Suggested donation at the door is $5.

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while also helping fight breast cancer during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer today through May 12.

More than 300 restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, chocolate and ice cream shops, throughout Massachusetts will participate in the 14th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer event, including Giuseppe’s Ristorante & Piano Bar, Ohana, and Stop & Shop in Gloucester.

Participating establishments have the option to designate all sales of one specific dessert or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu to support Bakes for Breast Cancer Inc., a nonprofit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference.

Bakes for Breast Cancer Inc. will contribute 80 percent of proceeds to breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was founded in 2000 by Carol Brownman Sneider in memory of her mother, Eva Brownman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Since its inception the event has raised more than $650,000 for breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber through the Eva Brownman Research Fund currently under the direction of Eric Winer, MD, director of the Breast Oncology Center and Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber.

For a list of participating establishments, visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org, follow Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer on Facebook, and Bakes for Breast Cancer on Twitter.

Dessert lovers may also visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org/shop to have a sweet treat delivered.

Free solar talk at Treehouse Design

ROCKPORT — Join Steve Condon from ReVision Energy and Treehouse Design, on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to noon, for a free solar seminar at Treehouse Design’s headquarters, 31 Poole’s Lane, Rockport.

The workshop, which is open to the public, will cover how solar works, best applications and designs, current incentives, and financial and environmental expectations.

Tim Thurman and Ellen Levine of Treehouse Design will talk about their custom home projects and how they integrate the design with solar.

Following the talk, participants will tour the solar-powered facility and view a live inverter in action.

Treehouse Design specializes in Design Build, an integrated concept to building that employs a team approach. The staff includes architects, interior designers, carpenters, cabinetmakers, construction managers and administrative personnel who collaborate on projects from the very early stages of preliminary design through the final details of construction. The team-oriented approach allows the staff to work with clients in a seamless process that delivers highly personalized homes.

ReVision Energy is a full-service renewable energy contracting company that provides a full range of engineering, design, installation and equipment service for homes, businesses, municipal buildings and nonprofits in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Since 2003, ReVision Energy’s in-house team of certified and experienced solar technicians installed more than 3,000 solar energy systems designed by in-house engineers from MIT, Brown, Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire. The end result is a professionally installed, code-compliant system that will qualify for all government financial incentives.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Heather Fournier at heather@revisionenergy.com or call 603-501-1822.

Computer fundementals

DANVERS — Kate Ritter, of PC9LIVES in Essex, will discuss Windows 8 and Office 2013 fundamentals at at the North Shore Business Forum on Friday, May 17, 7:30 a.m., at Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers.

The $11 admission fee includes a continental breakfast. Preregistration is not required.

Visit www.nsbforum.org.

Gas prices steady

Massachusetts gasoline prices are holding steady and remain well below the national average.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is selling in the state for $3.42, the same as a week ago.

That’s 10 cents below the national average, 14 cents lower than this time last month and 34 cents less than at the same time last year.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $3.27 per gallon and as high as $3.62.

Prices on Cape Ann, according to GasBuddy.com, were a bit higher, ranging from $1.27 per gallon in Gloucester to $3.69 a gallon in Manchester on Monday.

To find the lowest price for gasoline on Cape Ann, visit www.gloucestertimes.com/gas.

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