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December 3, 2013

Business Briefs

Opportunity Works participates in ‘Coats for Kids’

Anton’s Cleaners’ 19th annual “Coats for Kids” winter coat drive is accepting coat donations through Jan. 11. The coat drive has one simple goal – to help individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to keep themselves and their families warm. “Coats for Kids” is New England’s largest coat drive, collecting over 856,000 coats since the program began. Last year’s drive collected 52,000 coats, with Anton’s donating over $10M in cleaning services since the program’s inception.

Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Distribution Partner network.

Tierney to speak at Chamber breakfast

Join U.S. Rep. John Tierney for a legislative update from Washington on Friday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber’s Breakfast & Business Series. Hear what he has to say about the state of affairs in Washington and their impact in Massachusetts. The breakfast will be held at the Black Cow, 54 Merrimac St., Newburyport, and is sponsored by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Admission is $15 for members and $25 non-members. Registration is required.

Bank named No. 1 medium employer

The Institution for Savings has been named as the No. 1 “Medium Employer in Massachusetts” in The Boston Globe’s annual “Top Places to Work” survey.

This is the sixth consecutive year that the bank has made the list and the second time that it has ranked No. 1. It was named No. 1 “Small Employer” in 2011.

The “Top Places to Work” recognizes the most progressive companies in Massachusetts based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly-held businesses were included in the analysis.

All of the participating employers were placed into one of four size groups, based on the number of employees in Massachusetts. Small workplaces were defined as those with less than 100 employees; medium workplaces were defined as those with 101 to 249 employees; large workplaces were those with 250 to 999 employees; and the largest workplaces employed 1,000 or more employees. All companies were then ranked within their size band.

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