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October 4, 2011

Business News in Brief

Art Association hosts chamber mixer

The Newburyport Art Association at 65 Water St. in Newburyport will host a Members Mixer on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chamber members are invited for an evening of networking and mingling among the artwork at the Newburyport Art Association.

Cocktails and raffles are planned. Ten Center restaurant will supply the hors d'oeuvres. Discounted memberships to the art association will be available that night to anyone who joins the nonprofit organization. Call the chamber at 978-462-6680 or visit

Polcari elected VP of NEWWA

David G. Polcari of Groveland has been elected vice president of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region's largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals.

Polcari is an associate and New England client service manager for CDM, an international consulting engineering firm.

He received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a master of science degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University.

A member of the New England Water Works Association for 16 years, Polcari previously served as Massachusetts state director. He also chaired the sponsor services committee and served as a member of the executive, planning, site selection and younger member recognition committees. He is a former director of the association's professional development council and administration council. A mentor in NEWWA's mentor/mentee program, Polcari is also actively involved with the young professionals committee.

NECC leader in completion movement

Northern Essex Community College has been recognized as a leader in the national student completion movement by Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit. Northern Essex is one of 23 institutions designated as a 2011 Leader College for demonstrating sustained improvement and accomplishments on key student achievement indicators. Two additional Massachusetts community colleges, Bunker Hill and Roxbury, were also selected.

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