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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' Jack Finning, CPA, CGMA Appointed to Nichols College Board of Advisors

AAFCPAs is excited to announce that Jack Finning, CPA, CGMA has been appointed and agrees to serve on the Board of Advisors at Nichols College, a college of choice for business and leadership education.  Jack will donate his time, talent and expertise to better the strategic goals of the College, and to help foster growth, aspirations, and a rising reputation. 


Anthony Carter Awarded MAIA Scholarship

Provider Group is pleased to announce that Anthony Carter is the recipient of the Massachusetts Young Agents Committee Scholarship.  The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) awards this annually to an agent 40 yrs. or younger or who has less than 5 years in the industry.  MAIA is the leading trade association for over 2,000 Massachusetts Independent Insurance Agencies and their estimated 15,000 employees. Anthony was selected for this award based on nomination by Provider Group and an essay that Anthony wrote discussing why he is passionate about a career in insurance.  Anthony also looks forward to earning his Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation.  Anthony will receive a Full Registration the MAIA’s annual insurance industry conference the Big Event November 11-14, 2015. Anthony graduated from Bentley University in December, 2013 and prior to that was a Summer Intern at Provider Group.  He joined the Agency immediately after graduation, and is in the Commercial Lines group where he helps middle market companies manage their risk.  “Anthony’s enthusiasm, drive and commitment to the industry is an asset for our agency.  It’s great to see this recognized by the MAIA” said William Darcey, President & CEO at Provider Group. For additional information contact Katherine Freund, Director of Marketing at kfreund@providerig.com


Dunn Rush advises Comark on its acquisition of Total Control Solutions

Dunn Rush & Co. LLC is pleased to announce the recent closing of the acquisition of Total Control Solutions, Inc. (“TCS”) by Comark, LLC, a portfolio company of JMC Capital Partners, LLC.  Dunn Rush & Co. served as financial advisor to Comark and JMC in the transaction. TCS (www.totalcontrolsolutions.com) builds embedded and industrial computers and LCDs for a wide array of applications, from industrial automation to interactive customer kiosks. The company offers both complete engineered-to-order computing solutions as well as standard off-the-shelf computers and LCDs. TCS was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Corcoran, Minnesota. 


Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"  November 2, 2015 (Boston,  MA) - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally and regionally as a top tier firm. Our firm is recognized for its professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.  By achieving a top tier ranking, U.S. News - Best Lawyers confirms that Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds has a unique combination of a quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. 


AAFCPAs is pleased to announce the addition of Brian O’Connor, Manager, to the firm’s Business Process & IT Advisory practice

AAFCPAs is pleased to announce the addition of Brian O’Connor, Manager, to the firm’s Business Process & IT Advisory practice.  Brian brings over 15 years of experience working with Information Technology systems in both an operations management and audit capacity.  He provides clients with actionable insights on internal control enhancements, business process improvement, and technology systems selection with seamless integration. 


AAFCPAs Shares Lessons For-Profit CEOs Can Learn from Nonprofit Leaders

AAFCPAs' Carla McCall, in an article published by Chief Executive, encourages CEOs to embrace a sense of connection around their mission, engagement with the surrounding community, and diverse skills… 


President of The DAVIS Companies Honored as 40 Under 40 Recipient

CONTACT: Andrea Pion The DAVIS Companies 508-305-6034 www.daviscos.com
MARLBOROUGH, MA. – September 30, 2015 -- Brendon Davis, President of The DAVIS Companies, has been recognized by Worcester Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 Honoree. The award recognizes Central Massachusetts’ most influential individuals in business that have shown leadership both in and outside of work. The DAVIS Companies is a leading staffing and recruitment firm headquartered in Marlborough, MA. 


AAFCPAs Adds Depth of Tax Expertise to Their Thriving Affordable Housing Practice

AAFCPAs is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Mead, Director of Tax to the firm’s Affordable Housing Practice.  Julie brings over 30 years of business taxation and advisory experience to AAFCPAs’ diverse clients.  Her skills and expertise is highly sought after by affordable housing and commercial real estate limited partnership and limited liability companies. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is one of the most important resources for creating affordable housing in the United States today, and Julie advises AAFCPAs’ clients, including: investors, developers, lenders, and management companies, through every step of the process, from initial structuring of an investment entity, through the exit strategy planning. 


Thomasnet- Supporting Women in Manufacturing

Supporting Women in ManufacturingThere’s an alarmingly low rate of women in manufacturing — 27 percent of the workforce, to be exact. As minorities in a big industry, women have sought out a place to find mentorship, support and networking, and they’ve found it in “Women in Manufacturing.” The national organization brings together more than 500 women who want to “share perspectives, gain cutting-edge manufacturing information, improve leadership and communication skills, participate in sponsoring programs and network with industry peers.” And according to WiM Minnesota founder Peggy Gulick, there is no better place to do so. With the annual Women in Manufacturing Summit slated this week, we wanted to sit down with Gulick (who is the Director Business Process Improvement at AGCO Corporation) to talk about WiM, the gender gap, stereotypes and successes — check out our chat with her below. JS: Let’s start off by talking a little bit about Women in Manufacturing and how you fit in: What’s your role, and what makes you excited to be a part of this organization? PG: My name is Peggy Gulick. I make tractors. I joined Women in Manufacturing in March of 2014. Although I did not join to fill a gap, it was immediately obvious that the organization had tools and channels that I had been lacking that fortified my skills and offered critical networking and career advancement opportunities. Realizing the value of the organization, in March 2015, WiM President Allison Grealis sponsored my local team as we chartered the first Minnesota Chapter of Women in Manufacturing. 


Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, PC Announces a New Edition to their team of Experts

Announcing a New Addition to Our Team of Experts We are pleased to announce a new addition to our team of intellectual property experts.  Mark Tredinnick has joined our team in Concord, Massachusetts.   Mark Tredinnick,  a Patent Agent, practices in the fields of electrical and computer engineering.  He assists with patent preparation and prosecution in a variety of areas, with a particular emphasis in computer systems, electronics, software, control systems and telecommunications.  Mark's work on patent applications includes audio signal processing, computer programs and systems involving interactive user interfaces, methods of processing streaming data, and integrated on-chip memory.