The Advanced Manufacturing Showcase is October 19 | New

HAVERHILL — The MITER Advanced Manufacturing Trust Showcase will be held October 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub in the Harbor Place commercial building in downtown Merrimack Street. Anyone interested in advanced manufacturing is welcome to attend.

The keynote speaker is ASTRO America CEO Neal Orringer, who leads President Biden’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) initiative, will discuss how large companies including GE Aviation, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Siemens Energy, Boeing and Northrop Grumman will work with suppliers to increase the use of 3D printing in the construction of critical parts. This program is in-person and remote

Other speakers include Tim Bell, Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens; Dr. Kevin Slattery, metal and metal additive manufacturing expert, former Chief Scientist – Additive Manufacturing, Boeing; Jason Ray, CEO, Paperless Parts, and Laura Teicher, Executive Director, FORGE.

Details, registration and the full list of speakers are available at:

Women’s City Club will present Women of ’76; invited audience

HAVERHILL — Five women who helped change the course of the American Revolution will come to life in the one-woman play, “Women of ’76,” starring Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions.

The production is funded by the Haverhill Cultural Council and is sponsored by the Women’s City Club of Haverhill at the club meeting on 18 October.

The club portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. The public will be admitted at 1:45 p.m. The show starts at 2 p.m.

The Women’s City Club of Haverhill meets at Advent Christian Church, Lower Level, 160 Carleton St., monthly from September to June.

Questions about the club can be emailed to [email protected] or about the play to [email protected]

Chamber Networking Mixer Scheduled for October 19

HAVERHILL – The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Networking Mix with Benefit Advisors Group on Wednesday, October 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St.

Includes appetizers and cash bar, business card designs for door prizes, and guest speaker Thomas Spitaler from the Essex County Ghost Project. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for future members. Pre-register and bring a potential member for free.

To register, visit or call 978-686-0900.

Planning commission to be convened

HAVERHILL – The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission will hold its monthly virtual meeting on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m. The agenda includes updates on committee activities and is available on the MVPC website For questions or details about this meeting, contact Nancy Lavallee at [email protected]

NAC Stores Accepting Neighbors Table Donations

AMESBURY/HAVERHILL — CNA Stores, a veteran-owned cannabis business with retail dispensaries in Amesbury and Haverhill, will support the non-profit Our Neighbors Table in Amesbury throughout October. After raising nearly $10,000 last month to support the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, CNA’s fundraising is gaining in impact.

Until Monday, October 31, customers can round up their purchases when shopping at both CNA Stores to support our neighbors’ table. CNA will also accept direct donations for the organization through its charity jars.

CNA Stores customers have raised more than $133,000 since its inception – $74,717 in 2022 alone – for organizations in Amesbury, Haverhill and surrounding towns and villages.

Our Neighbors Table works in Amesbury to provide free groceries and fresh meals to the surrounding community.

Marjorie N. McClure