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February 12, 2013

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Institution for Savings opens

school bank at Masco

High school students now have a unique opportunity to learn firsthand what it takes to be bankers at the Educational School Bank of the Institution for Savings that recently opened within Masconomet Regional High School. The school bank, located near the school store and cafeteria, has been completely renovated into a working facility, with hardwood floors, granite countertops and a check counter. The Masconomet Educational School Bank is a full service retail banking office approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Massachusetts Division of Banks. The school bank is staffed by supervisor Donna Emerzian who is in the process of training students to work at the bank. It offers checking, savings, student ATM cards and other personal banking products and services to students and faculty members and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. when school is in session.

PCI sponsors Massachusetts CRO/CMO Symposium

PCI (www.pcisynthesis.com), a 13-year-old custom chemical manufacturer of new chemical entities (NCEs), generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and other specialty chemical products in Newburyport, recently announced its major sponsorship of the second annual Massachusetts CRO/CMO Symposium. The event will be held Feb. 25 at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton.

“Greater Boston is home to one of the world’s premier biotech and health science clusters, with world-class hospitals, academic institutions and innovative manufacturers and businesses,” said Edward S. Price, CEO, PCI Synthesis, and co-chair of the MassBio CRO/CMO cluster. “The Massachusetts CRO/CMO community is becoming a leading source of employment and is playing a major part in developing new pharmaceuticals across a broad range of therapeutic classes. The symposium is designed to bring together the thought leaders, influencers and partners who can help shape the future of not only the cluster but the industry itself.”

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