Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 17, 2013

Business Briefcase

ABCA annual meeting to elect officers

The Andover Business Community Association will hold its 2013 annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at The Andover Inn at 4 Chapel Ave. on the Phillips Academy campus.

The agenda includes the annual election of officers. Voting is open to ABCA members only. The group will also present a review of 2013 activities and a look ahead at plans for 2014.

Reservations are required by emailing For more information on the organization or becoming a member, visit

Companies join Anton’s `Coats for Kids’ drive

Weston Solutions, Inc and FootBridge Staffing of Andover have become corporate collection partners for Anton’s Cleaners’ 19th annual “Coats for Kids” winter coat drive.

Participating companies and organizations collect good-quality, warm-winter coats, which are then cleaned by Anton’s and distributed free of charge to those in need. The drive, which has collected more than 856,000 coats since it began, runs through Jan. 11.

For more information, visit

Pure Barre now toning in North Andover

Pure Barre, a new ballet barre studio, has opened at 107 Turnpike St. in North Andover. Manager Carrie Frank leads the newest studio in the Boston area.

Pure Barre focuses on the areas of the body women struggle with the most and is aimed at clients looking to transform their body and tone their abs, arms, seat and thighs. Since it began franchising in 2009, more than 150 Pure Barre studios have opened nationwide.

Classes are offered seven days a week.

For more information, call 978-655-7361,

or follow Pure Barre North Andover on Facebook at


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Local firm sends team to Rodman Ride

ALKU, a specialized consulting firm based in Andover, has partnered with the Mass Mentoring organization for this year’s Rodman Ride.

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