Koya recognizedfor its success

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 hospitalearns reaccreditation

Bassler Veterinary Hospital of Salisbury 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.

Newburyport Banksupports NAMI NH

Newburyport Bank has donated $500 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire in support of its Party with a Purpose to be held June 13 n New Castle, New Hampshire. 

NAMI NH, located in Concord, is a grassroots organization working to improve the quality of life for all by providing support, education and advocacy to families and communities affected by mental illness.

Party with a Purpose will feature a discussion with David Lynde, MSW, a former New Hampshire legislator who has worked extensively in that state’s community mental health system.

For the past decade, Lynde has served as a mental health services consultant and trainer across the country, and brings a national perspective of effective programs and lessons learned to help move New Hampshire forward.

“NAMI NH understands the challenges of mental illness,” Lloyd L. Hamm Jr., president and CEO of the bank, said in a press release.

“By providing vital needed help, particularly to our youth, NAMI gives them and their families hope for a bright future,” he added. “That points to great promise for them, and the community.”

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