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February 12, 2013

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Newburyport Daily News

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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.”

The goal of the symposium, themed “Accelerating Drug Development,” is to demonstrate through a series of case presentations, interactive panel discussions and table top exhibits by more than 40 local technical service providers how deep and valuable this robust and comprehensive CRO and CMO community is to the health science ecosystem in Massachusetts and across the nation as the pharmaceutical industry re-invents itself. Heightened regulatory scrutiny, limited funding sources and emerging business models are changing the shape of the industry and evoke much discussion across all areas of the market.

For more information about the symposium, a detailed agenda, a speaker list and registration information, please visit: http://bit.ly/YewQME.

NECC employees honored for work

Three Northern Essex Community College employees Patricia Malone Schade of Byfield, Richard Lizotte of Amesbury and Richard Padova of Andover recently received the quarterly employee recognition award for the first quarter of 2013.

The Employee Recognition Award highlights the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of his or her choice.

Schade, an associate professor in NECC’s academic preparation program, was nominated by several faculty members who praised her for, among other things, launching the Student of the Month Program and the College Success Seminar. She has taught at NECC for five years. Prior to that, she taught for 10 years at Merced Community College in California, Endicott College and Salem State.

Lizotte, an English as a Second Language professor and curriculum coordinator for the Center for Instructional Technology, was nominated by more than a half-dozen co-workers. He was hailed for being a wonderful coworker, teacher, faculty coach, committee member, advisor and teammate to many at the college. He has been with NECC for more than 30 years,

Padova has been an adjunct faculty member in the Global Studies Department for eight years and has developed four new courses for his department.

Yeremian adds Auburn Systems account

Yeremian Associates, based in Newbury, has been awarded the marketing and PR contract for Auburn Systems. As part of its branding initiatives, Yeremian will be focusing on the Asian and European markets as well as North America.

Auburn Systems was the first company to introduce electrostatic/triboelectric (TRIBO) bag leak detectors and solids flow monitors to monitor and measure dust, powders and bulk solids for environmental and process control for worldwide applications.

Rogers joins Wells Fargo Private Bank

Wells Fargo Private Bank announced today the addition of Newburyport resident John Rogers as private banker. Rogers, who will be based in Boston, will provide banking relationship management for clients, including banking, credit, and access to brokerage and investment management services. Rogers received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Roger Williams College and a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial services.

State commends Opportunity Works

Opportunity Works was commended by the state’s Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Office of Survey and Certification for their biannual survey review.

The report states, “As a result of the survey, Opportunity Works achieved an overall rating of 97 percent of the licensing indicators evaluated and achieved a rating of 100 percent of the certification indicators reviewed. The organization is congratulated for its continued efforts at creating and providing highly personalized and quality day services and vocational supports to those it serves. Opportunity Work’s strength continues to be in its ability to support people in the area of human rights and self-advocacy.

In a letter to Jane Harris-Fale, executive director of Opportunity Works, Amanda Chalmers, Northeast Regional Director (DDS), said, “It is with great pleasure that I extend my congratulations to you and your staff for earning a two-year license from our office of Survey and Certification with 90 percent or more indicator standards met. This demonstrates a very strong commitment to the individuals supported by your agency. … At all levels of your agency, you and your staff have demonstrated exemplary skill and dedication to providing excellent services. Please convey my congratulations to all your staff.”

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