Bank donates to tournament

NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Bank has donated $1,000 in support of the 14th annual Yankee Homecoming Striper Tournament to be held June 15 at Ring’s Island Marina.

All proceeds will benefit the Yankee Homecoming fireworks display Aug. 3. 

“Yankee Homecoming has become a vital part of our local communities,” said Lloyd L. Hamm Jr., president and CEO of the bank, in a press release.

“What started off as a ‘feel-good’ weekend in 1958 has turned into the major ‘do good’ organization that Yankee Homecoming is today," he said. "Throughout the summer months, they put together over 20 programs that highlight our rich local history, promote local business and overall, provide valuable entertainment that enriches our culture. We’re fortunate to have such a fine organization at work for all of us.”

Newburyport Bank also recently donated $5,000 to Veterans Count in support of its seventh annual SaluteOur Soldiers Gala to be held June 22  at historic Runnymede Farm in North Hampton, New Hampshire.

Veterans Count maintains chapters throughout New Hampshire with a mission to provide financial assistance and services to local veterans and their families.

Cornerstone acquired by Family Practice

NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Family Practice recently acquired Cornerstone Family Practice & Personal Health.

The agreement expands the number of families under Newburyport Family Practice's care through a voluntarily welcoming of patients from Cornerstone's practice. This growth will combine the holistic personalization of Cornerstone with the relationship-driven care of Newburyport Family Practice to create a larger local identity, according to a press release.

Michelle Gelinas, FNP-C, and other staff have agreed to join the new practice located at 3 Cherry St.  She will join Dr. Kevin Lanphear, Dr. Renae Freid, Sarah Rizzo, PA-C, and Greg Hijeck, PA-C, as active staff practitioners.

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Koya recognized for its success

NEWBURYPORT — Koya Leadership Partners was recently recognized by the Women Presidents' Organization in its 12th annual ranking of the 50 fastest-growing, women-owned/led companies.

Koya, an executive search and strategic advising firm based in Newburyport, was among the award recipients announced during WPO's annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

It was the first year Koya, cited for its consistent growth and ongoing success, was named to the list. The company was also honored by Capital One.

"It's a tremendous honor to have been recognized as one of the country's top 50 fastest-growing, women-owned-and-led organizations," Koya founder and CEO Katie Bouton said in a press release. "We are proud to be included among such a prestigious group of companies helmed by strong, capable, smart women."

Companies were ranked based on a sales growth formula combining percentage and absolute growth. To qualify, businesses are required to be privately held, women-owned/led companies, and have reached annual revenues of at least $500,000 as of 2013 and every subsequent year.  


Veterinary hospital earns reaccreditation

SALISBURY – Bassler Veterinary Hospital has been reaccredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, maintaining its place among a select group of veterinary facilities nationwide.

Only 12 percent of animal hospitals across the country have attained AAHA accreditation, and Bassler is the only veterinary practice in Greater Newburyport to have earned this distinction.

Most pet owners think their hospital is accredited when it is not, according to AAHA. 

“To achieve reaccreditation, we opened our doors and let AAHA evaluate us on over 900 veterinary medical standards,” said Dr. Heidi Bassler, the hospital’s primary veterinarian and owner, in a press release.

The comprehensive evaluation covered patient care, anesthesia, dentistry, surgery, pain management, safety protocols, client care, cleanliness, laboratory services, radiology, veterinary knowledge, and other key areas of pet health care. 


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