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June 20, 2013

BUSINESS BRIEFCASE

One-year mark for Reading Co-operative

Reading Co-operative Bank this spring celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Andover office at 20 Central St.

During its first year, the bank has become involved with local organizations such as the Andover Business Center Association and the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, donated to local groups like the Andover Youth Center, and participated in events like the Andover summer concert series, Andover Day, Holiday Happenings and more, according to Amy LaMarche, Andover branch supervisor.

Michael Enright of Baystate Financial Services, a partner of Reading Co-operative Bank, said in a press release, “Andover is such a thriving town. It has been a pleasure working with families and business owners in the community. I look forward to continuing to provide financial planning and wealth management services to Andover and the surrounding area.”

Whole Foods play at Imajine That

Imajine That, the educational indoor play space for children at The Riverwalk, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence, has opened a new Play Market by Whole Foods Andover. The “mini” play location mirrors parts of the actual Whole Foods Market store in Andover to encourage children to learn about smart food choices and good nutrition.

In addition to the Play Market, an ongoing expansion at Imajine That will include the addition of Little Sal’s Culinary Institute, with new food options; a renovated infant/toddler station with new items donated from Discount School Supply, a new arts and crafts area, additional classes and workshops and Smart Board technology for classrooms and party rooms.

The expansion is expected to be completed this summer.

State managers earn certificate

Andover residents Richard Bizzozero, employed by the state Executive Office of Energy and Environment Affairs, and Yean-Ai Long, employed by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, were among 78 managers who recently completed the Commonwealth Management Program.

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