, Newburyport, MA


June 28, 2010

Business briefs

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, 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.

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