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Member Press

As a benefit of membership, SBANE will gladly post press releases from member companies. It’s as easy as sending the press release to SBANE and the staff will take care of the rest. To include your company’s latest press release here, please contact Sarah Henry, Communications Manager at sarah@sbane.org.


AAFCPAs Announces Addition to the Firm's Commercial Tax Practice

AAFCPAs is pleased to announce the addition of Bella Amigud, CPA, MST, Senior Tax Manager, to the firm’s Commercial Tax practice.  Bella brings over 13 years of experience providing compliance and tax planning solutions for public and privately-held companies, and family-owned businesses in a variety of industries, including: healthcare technology, high tech, software, green tech, clean tech, retail, and private equity.  She provides deep tax expertise to ensure AAFCPAs’ clients are not only in compliance with all tax laws, but also able to make decisions quickly in order to fully leverage all opportunities to optimize tax. 


Founder of law firm Burns & Levinson dies

Thomas Burns, one of the founders of the Boston law firm Burns & Levinson LLP, died last week at the age of 94 after a battle with cancer. 


THOMASNET and Institute for Supply Management Recognize 30 Rising Stars In Supply Chain Management

Contact: Wendy Marx, Marx Communications, (203) 445-2850, wmarx@marxcommunications.com THOMASNET and Institute for Supply Management Recognize 30 Rising Stars In Supply Chain Management Winners’ Achievements Showcase Opportunities to Make a Difference in Thriving Field New York, New York and Tempe, Arizona, Feb. 29, 2016 – Delivering more than $10 million in cost savings, spearheading a new global distribution model and driving a startup’s exponential growth are among the outstanding personal achievements of young professionals today named winners in the THOMASNET® and Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program


The Davis Companies Wins Inavero’s 2016 Best Of Staffing® Client And Talent Awards

Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada MARLBOROUGH, MA – FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – The DAVIS Companies, a leading employment agency for Engineering, Skilled Manufacturing and Software personnel, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are nearly three times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent of winning agencies are 50% more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies. Award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. 


The DAVIS Companies Rebrands – Enters 2016 with New Logo & Website Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARLBOROUGH, MA. – February 10, 2016 -- The DAVIS Companies, a quality-driven staffing organization headquartered in Marlborough, MA, has announced the release of a new logo and the launch of a brand new website These initiatives coincide with the company’s 30th year in business founded in 1985 by CEO Robert “Bob” Davis. Today the organization is led by Bob’s eldest son, Brendon Davis, who became President last year. “We really wanted to unify our verticals and get back to our roots,” said Davis in a video the company released. “The companies we work with utilize our services to find skilled Engineering, Manufacturing and Software talent. As such we had several different brands and logos under The DAVIS Companies’ umbrella to cater to each area. After conducting a branding audit with our Marketing team, we all agreed that going forward as a unified front would be the best course of action for our business. This logo reflects the best design elements of all of our logos, past and present.” In concert with their rebranding effort, the company has also launched a new website to better service their client and talent customer base. Ryan Clutterbuck, Chief Operating Officer, had this to say about the launch. 


Survey Finds Companies are experiencing slowing growth  Companies thriving but acting with Greater fiscal responsibility   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dedham, Mass. – February 5, 2016 – Insight Performance, a human resources consulting and employee benefits firm, has issued results from its fifth annual Human Resources Programs & Business Climate survey. The survey, conducted in partnership with the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) consists of respondents primarily of New England businesses varying in size. Respondents were asked to identify trends regarding business conditions, hiring and employee benefits and programs. 


Ogeltree Deakins Strenghtens Northeast Presence- Adds Employment Shareholder To Boston Office

BOSTON – January 25, 2016 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is strengthening its presence in the Northeast with the addition of prominent Massachusetts attorney Robert M. Shea, who joins the firm’s Boston office as a shareholder. Shea has counseled and represented clients in employment law matters for more than 30 years and joins Ogletree Deakins from Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC, where he led that firm’s employment law practice group. 


John Colucci Named to McLane Middleton’s Management Committee

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For More Information Contact: Chris Joy, Chris Joy Communications (617) 803-3921 | chris@chrisjoycomm.com     John Colucci Named to McLane Middleton’s Management Committee   Manchester, N.H. and Woburn, Mass. (Jan. 20, 2016) – The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce the John D. Colucci was added to the firm’s management committee – the highest governing body of the law firm; overseeing strategy and business operations. 


Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Continues Stance in World Trademark Review Silver Category

January 20, 2016 (Boston, MA) - For the sixth consecutive year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds has been recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.  This year, the firm continues to be ranked in the Silver category, described by WTR as "eminent practices and individuals [that] also attract extensive feedback and are renowned for their top-end work."  According to WTR, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds maintains a laser focus on science and engineering.  Firm President 


AAFCPAs Promotes Five to Partner to Support Firm Growth

AAFCPAs Promotes Five to Partner to Support Firm Growth AAFCPAs is excited to announce the promotion of five additional Partners to our team. Julie Chevalier, Dan Stanhope, Matt Troiano, Charlie Webb, and Matthew Boyle provide best value assurance, tax & advisory solutions, with outstanding client service to AAFCPAs’ growing client list of nonprofit organizations, privately-held commercial companies, and high-net-worth individuals & their families.