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March 13, 2012

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The combined staff will work in Matter's headquarters office in Newburyport. Other office locations include Providence, RI and New York City. Matter continues to grow its category experience and roster of clients while maintaining one of the highest employee and client-retention rates in the industry.

Currier & Associates ranked in list of state's top 25 interior design firms

Currier & Associates, Inc., a full-service interior design firm specializing in creating enriching environments for living, healing and working, announced it was ranked in the top 25 of the largest interior design firms in Massachusetts.

The listing, which appeared in the February 17-23 issue of The Boston Business Journal, ranked interior design firms according to their billings within Massachusetts last year. Currier's billings for its 2011 Massachusetts projects of $727,200 resulted in this ranking.

Currier's major work last year included projects within health care and senior living markets as well as corporate and multi-family projects. Examples of completed projects include the Dudley Square Senior Housing for Central Boston Elder Services, the renovation of Jewish Geriatrics' skilled nursing center in Longmeadow, MA and Healthbridge Management's Essex Park in Beverly, MA.

Currier is one of two free-standing interior design firms on the list, ranked number 22. The competitors, some of which are international companies, are architectural firms which offer interior design capabilities as part of their overall services. Their billings within Massachusetts ranged from $12.0 million to $705,000.

Marquis joins TD Bank in Rowley

TD Bank has named Jeffrey R. Marquis the assistant vice president, store manager of the store located at 174 Newburyport Tpk. in Rowley. He is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the store serving customers throughout the region.

Marquis has 20 years of banking experience. Prior to joining TD Bank, he served for four years as a senior small business specialist at Sovereign Bank in Lawrence. Marquis is a member of the Rowley Chamber of Commerce.

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