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November 15, 2011

Business News in Brief

Strickler joins First Financial Trust

Thomas L. Strickler of Newbury has joined First Financial Trust, N.A., a subsidiary of The Savings Bank, as vice president, development officer. First Financial Trust, headquartered in Newton with offices in Wakefield and Leominster, specializes in investment management, financial planning trust administration and corporate profit sharing plans. Strickler will be associated with the Wakefield office.

Before joining First Financial Trust, Strickler was an exclusive agent with Horace Mann, an insurance company offering financial services and insurance products to the nation's education community. Prior to Horace Mann, he was associated with ChipX of Newburyport as senior director for sales for eastern U.S. and Europe. In addition to his experience in new business development, Strickler has served as a trustee for the Institution for Savings based in Newburyport since 2005.

November Breakfast series Thursday

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced that the November Breakfast Speaker Series will be held on Thursday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Mission Oak Grill, 26 Green St. The event will be sponsored TD Bank. Members and non-members are invited to join Mayor Donna Holaday for important city, regional and post election updates. Registration is required and admission is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information, visit their website at www.newburyportchamber.org.

December Breakfast series

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced that the December Breakfast Speaker Series will be held Dec. 2, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at The Phoenix Room, 19 Inn St. The event will be sponsored by Provident Advisory Group. Jeff Knight, head of Global Asset Allocation, Putnam Investments, will inform chamber members at this annual economic update from a global, national and local perspective. Registration is required and admission is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information, visit their website at www.newburyportchamber.org.

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