, Newburyport, MA

July 24, 2012

Business Briefs

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Talcott joins

Wellsco Realty


Alex Talcott of Amesbury has joined Newburyport-based Wellsco Realty LLC as a real estate salesmen.

Talcott will represent property buyers and sellers locally as well as on the Seacoast. He has run a local marketing communications business for the past two years, teaches at Newbury College and is a former practicing attorney. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Notre Dame Law School.

Sierra receives

Lane-Butler Gift

of Compassion


Antonia (Toni) Sierra of Georgetown, a hospice aide with Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, was awarded the second annual Lane-Butler Gift of Compassion.

Sierra, who was nominated by her peers for the award, was cited for her great care and compassion with hospice patients and their families.

The Lane-Butler Gift of Compassion is an annual gift to a hospice aide with Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. It honors the life of David Lane, who was a hospice patient, and the compassion of his hospice aide, John Butler. The gift is made possible by the generosity of Lane’s wife, Lynn Lane, and their family and friends. It is presented annually in June to coincide with National Nursing Assistants Week.

For more information, contact Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston at 978-774-7566 or visit

Little Duck

Organics moves on


Little Duck Organics, an innovator in healthy snacks for kids, has recently moved its storage facilities from the Newburyport CleanTech Center to Brooklyn, N.Y., where the company hopes to expand on its success.

Formed in 2011, Little Duck Organics develops 100 percent organic Tiny Fruits kids snacks. It becomes the first “graduate” of the CleanTech Center, a nonprofit business incubator.

Little Duck Organics CEO and founder Zak Normandin said in the beginning stages of developing its product, the company found its sales and marketing office in downtown Newburyport was constantly overfilled with boxes.

“Our ability to utilize the flex space at the Newburyport CleanTech Center proved invaluable while our team and distribution grew,” Normandin said. “The center’s customizable policy allowed our space to grow with our business, showing that the CleanTech team understands the needs of entrepreneurs in the region.”

Bob O’Brien, president of the CleanTech Center, said Little Duck Organics is a great example of how innovative clean technology companies and the center “can collaborate to create eco-friendly companies and create jobs to promote sustainability.”

The Newburyport CleanTech Center was established in 2010 with a mission to provide resources and industrial-class flex space for sustainable innovations and initiatives in the clean technology marketplace. The center focuses on the principles of sustainability and creating a flexible and favorable early-stage environment for businesses with physical products requiring floor space.


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