Businessman honored for dedicated service
Dan Duval, CEO and creative director of McDougall & Duval Advertising, was recently honored for his six years of service as a Board member for the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the recognition from the Chamber, Duval received official citations from the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives.
During his six-year tenure on the Board, Duval worked on a number of committees, including three years on the Executive Committee and one year on the Marketing Committee. Volunteering the services of his award-winning advertising agency, he completed a vast number of pro-bono projects for the organization and multiple community projects.
Blanchette receives certification
Stephen P. Blanchette of Hughes Financial Management has received his certified financial planner certification. Blanchette has been with HFM since 2008.
Kate Madison Furniture comes to Newburyport
Kate Madison Furniture and Home, a French country furniture store based out of Kennebunkport, Maine, has opened its second retail showroom at 11 Market Square in Newburyport. The store features handcrafted, custom furniture inspired by the French country styles of the 19th century as well as decorative products for the home. Every piece is handcrafted by artisans in Quebec and is finished by hand. Standard pieces from the store's line are available in both locations and online at KateMadison.com, with custom pieces available as well. Store hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Port company helps green communities
Last month, 35 Massachusetts communities were officially designated as Green Communities, making them eligible to apply for energy efficiency and renewable energy grants. Newburyport-based Horsley Witten Group and its prime contractor, ICF International, provided technical assistance to 14 of these communities to guide them through this designation process, and worked with 12 others that are aiming to apply for designation later this year.
The company functioned as the technical assistance lead for the following communities: Lowell, Hamilton, Wenham, Salem, Hopkinton and Medford.
The company provides assistance on energy inventories, the development of energy reduction plans and the development of as-of-right zoning provisions to provide a clear permitting path for renewable energy projects and manufacturers of these products.
Rochester Electronics receives Supplier Gold award
Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of end-of-life and mature semiconductors, was recently honored by Hamilton Sundstrand, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), with the Supplier Gold Award. The Supplier Gold Award represents a commitment to quality, on-time delivery and customer service, as well as overall strong customer satisfaction. The award is confirmation that Rochester Electronics not only meets UTC and Hamilton Sundstrand's stringent supplier requirements, but consistently exceeds its expectations. Rochester received the prestigious Hamilton Sundstrand Supplier Gold Award during an award ceremony at its company headquarters in Newburyport on April 16.
For more information, contact Rochester Electronics at 16 Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport; by calling 978-462-9332; by fax at 978-462-9512; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or on the Web at www.rocelec.com.
Pentucket Bank names new operating officer
Diane L. Galvin has been promoted to chief operating officer at Pentucket Bank. Galvin has been instrumental in much of the bank's growth in deposits, fee-based services and new product development. She has 35 years of banking experience in a variety of senior level positions.
Galvin attended Bentley College and is a graduate of the American Banking Association's Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. She will be taking on more responsibility in the area of strategic planning for the bank. She is responsible for all areas of customer support, operations, branch administration, auditing, marketing and human resources. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Community Action, where she serves as treasurer.
Newburyport grad hosts exercise program
Plyo Power is the latest new group exercise programming concept that appeals to all levels of fitness. The group exercise workshop will take place Aug. 14 at the Boston Athletic Club in Boston. Developed by personal trainer and group exercise development expert Acea Robert Theroux (Newburyport High Class of 1994¬ù) almost 10 years ago, the class is now launching worldwide. Plyo Power has just been approved as a continuing education provider for health and fitness professionals around the world. Plyo Power is an athletic-based cardiovascular legs program that focuses on the precision of sports conditioning exercises.
Newburyport companies win safety awards
Two Newburyport companies won awards from the Gould Construction Institute, based in Burlington, at their sixth annual Safety & Education Dinner meeting.
Zampell Refractories Inc. won a Platinum Award, and C. White Marine, Inc., won a Silver Award.
Matter Communications wins Bell Ringer Award
Matter Communications of Newburyport was honored at the Publicity Club of New England Bell Ringer Awards in the response to breaking news category. The Bell Ringer Awards recognize excellence in public relations. Matter Communication's coverage of Google's Nexus One phone launch on behalf of Altman, Vilandrie & Co. earned them the award.
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