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McDougall & Duval Advertising wins two golds and a silver

McDougall & Duval Advertising (, an advertising, marketing, social media and public relations firm located in Amesbury, secured three new awards at the New England Financial Marketing Awards Gala on Sept. 24. McDougall & Duval was recognized for the results-oriented campaigns it recently created for two of its clients. Specifically, the agency¹s work received:

Gold in the Community Champions Arts Award for Clinton Savings Bank of Clinton for a multi-school art contest the bank held to mark the relocation of its West Boylston Branch.

Gold in the Deposits category for Clinton Savings Bank, for developing a Valentine¹s Day Special Offer for a 14-month certificate of deposit. 

Silver in the Service category for RTN Federal Credit Union of Waltham for an outreach campaign promoting the credit union¹s bank at work program.

Members of the PennJerDel Bank Marketing Association,­ which covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, ­judged the award entries, ensuring that local biases were eliminated and submissions were reviewed by knowledgeable industry experts.

“Having industry peers recognize our work as the best is incredibly gratifying,” said Dan Duval, CEO of McDougall & Duval. “The most important measure of success, however, is seen in the return on investment that we bring our clients after each campaign. Thankfully, our clients rely on M&D because we consistently deliver the results that help them reach their business goals.”

Riding Fitness launches at Latitude Sports Club

International equestrian fitness expert Rachel Williams recently joined the Personal Fitness Training Team at Latitude Fitness Club in Salisbury. Having launched her career in Singapore, Rachel’s global coaching career already spans more than 30 years. She has always worked with fitness, people and horses and is thrilled to bring them all together in one club. Missing in so many horse lovers’ lives is a convenient place to do the exercise that will improve their riding ability. Located on Route 110 in Salisbury, Latitude’s facility is easily accessible to many stables in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire.

Her career also led to assisting physical therapists with whom she frequently coordinates training programs. Aside from equestrian fitness programs, her other training specialties are senior fitness, post-natal, post-rehab conditioning and fat loss. Her personal and professional motto is “Life is a sport!” More info at Latitude Sports Club, Salisbury, 978-462-5662 or via email to

Panera Bread opens in Seabrook

Panera Bread franchisee PR Restaurants, LLC announces the opening of its newest bakery-cafe on Oct. 20 in Seabrook at Seabrook Commons, 700 Lafayette Road. Located on Route 1, the bakery-cafe includes a drive-thru window for takeout orders and an outdoor seating area.

Panera’s bakery-cafe selection features offerings of year-round favorites complemented by seasonal menu items that always include antibiotic-free chicken, sprouted grain bread, select organic and all-natural ingredients and a menu with zero grams of added trans-fat. 

“We are excited to open our newest bakery-café and begin serving the Seabrook community,” said Mitchell J. Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Panera Bread franchise, PR Management, Corp. “We look forward to getting to know the people of Seabrook, and through our participation with Feeding America, to joining forces and giving back to our customers and neighbors in the community.” 

Homebuyers’ workshop in Seabrook

Community Home Solutions’ HUD-certified counselors will be hosting a home buyers’ workshop using NeighborworksAmerica’s course called “Realizing the American Dream.” This two-day workshop will provide participants with an overview of everything they need to know about the home buying process.

This curriculum features six complete financial education modules: Are you ready to buy a house; managing your money; understanding credit; obtaining a mortgage loan; shopping for a home; protecting your investment.

Upon completion of the course, the students will receive a certificate of completion.

This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 26 at Community Home Solutions, 14 New Zealand Road, Seabrook. The first 10 people to respond and reserve their seat will be given a full scholarship. Each scholarship is worth $149.99 and is sponsored by The Provident Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Provident Bank.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact CHS at 603-474-7449 or visit CHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers free mortgage foreclosure and intervention counseling, loan modification assistance, reverse mortgage counseling, first-time homebuyer and financial education.


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