, Newburyport, MA

May 22, 2012

Business News in Brief

Hagan joins Keller Williams Realty

Maureen Hagan has joined the staff of professional real estate associates at Keller Williams Realty. She will be located out of the Newburyport office on Merrimac Street and also affiliated with the realty's Topsfield, Beverly and Salem locations.

Prior to joining Keller Williams Realty, Hagan worked in event marketing within the high-tech industry. One of her primary responsibilities was delivering large-scale conferences nationwide, managing contract negotiations, customer requirements and ensuring end products exceeded expectations. Hagan is a member of the North Shore Association of Realtors, Greater Newburyport Association of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

She is a lifelong resident of the North Shore area and lives in Amesbury with her husband and two boys.

Yeremian Associates goes clean with Erlab

Yeremian Associates, an integrated business-to-business marketing, advertising and public relations agency servicing clients worldwide, has been assigned to assist Erlab in its international marketing efforts.

Erlab, with its corporate office in France, has its U.S. operation in Rowley, and another manufacturing facility in China, designs and manufacturers ductless filtering protection enclosures for industrial laboratories utilizing their innovative filtration technology.

Trish Rowett named VP at Yeremian Associates

Yeremian Associates, a full service marketing, advertising and public

relations agency, has appointed Trish Rowett as vice president. She will be implementing strategic marketing communication programs for the agency's national and international accounts. In addition to her present role as a public relations director and media coordinator, Rowett will now represent the agency as an account supervisor providing lead generation programs for its present clients as well as new clients.

The agency lists international and U.S. based companies that market their products and services in the medical device, pharmaceutical, food, power, aerospace, energy, mining, bioscience and defense industries.

Kindred Nursing and Rehab Center-Brigham rated tops

U.S. News and World Report reviewed nursing homes in each state. Kindred Nursing and Rehab Center-Brigham was one of the homes listed that received 5 stars, the highest overall rating, from the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A facility's overall rating is geared to its performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and medical care.

The rating was based on a review of data in December 2011.

Kindred Nursing and Rehab Center-Brigham provides specialized short-term, inpatient rehabilitation for patients, bridging the gap between hospital and home. Patients are provided with a full range of medical, rehabilitative and social services to treat and support their needs. We also provide quality long term care in a safe environment that fosters independence and dignity.

Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Healthcare Companies four years in a row, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder they serve.

Interlocks Salon hires new director

Interlocks Salon announced the appointment of Kim Gobbi as director of web marketing and promotions, effective May 7. In this newly created role she will be spearheading the online marketing efforts of the salon and assisting with the promotion of services, professional training, and events. Gobbi will provide support to their management team by marketing their many internal and community based initiatives.

Gobbi is the owner and principal at kg Web Marketing, where she employs social media marketing strategies to help small and medium sized businesses maximize their online presence and marketing budgets.

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