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August 6, 2013

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Strand helps NHS students with marketing project

Strand Marketing, an integrated marketing communications agency, recently helped students in the Newburyport High School Alternative Education program create a new brand message and brochure, detailing the benefits, entry requirements, and success stories from the students’ perspective. It is intended to educate future potential program candidates and their parents on this innovative education program which is geared towards helping struggling students graduate on time with their fellow classmates.

On June 13, Strand was given an appreciation award at the NEF recognition ceremony at Nicholson Hall in Newburyport. David Strand, CEO, brand director at Strand and former member of the board of the NEF Business Coalition, was presented the award.

Panera Bread donates $20,000 to The One Fund Boston

Panera Bread Restaurants, located in Newburyport, North Andover and Danvers, owned and operated by PR Management Corp, announced that they helped raise and donate $20,000 to The One Fund Boston. In total, 32 Panera Bread Restaurants, all owned by PR Management Corp., contributed to the sum. A portion was matched by Panera Bread to equal $20,000.

“Community support is part of the fabric of Panera Bread, and we want to play a role in supporting those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings,” said Mitch Roberts, operating partner of PR Restaurants, LLC. “Nothing will turn back the clock on that day, but we can do our best to help the victims and families of this tragedy.”

Bridgewell honored with $100,000 grant

Bridgewell Inc., a leading provider of services to individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities, has been honored with a grant of $100,000 by the Cummings Foundation. Through the foundation’s new $100K for 100 program, Bridgewell was chosen during a competitive review process by the foundation.

Bridgewell, with a site in Georgetown, accepted its official award letter at the foundation’s first annual Grantee Reception on June 19. The foundation infused $10 million in $100,000 grants into greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. The funding for Bridgewell will support the organization’s services to young adults on the autism spectrum disorder.

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