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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.

22Sep

Gov. Baker Appoints Andrew Botti to State’s Economic Development Planning Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Chris Joy, Chris Joy Communications (617) 803-3921 | chris@chrisjoycomm.com Gov. Baker Appoints Andrew Botti to State’s Economic Development Planning Council Woburn, Mass. (Sept. 16, 2015) – McLane Middleton, Professional Association congratulates attorney Andrew Botti on being appointed to the Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council by Governor Charlie Baker. 

16Sep

SBANE Member 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.  Leo Takaoka has joined our team in Concord, Massachusetts.Leo Takaoka, Ph.D. Leo, a Technology Specialist, practices in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and materials and life sciences.  He is experienced in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent portfolio development and management, competitive landscape analyses, due diligence, patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses. 

31Aug

SBANE Member Boston Engineering Receives U.S. Air Force Contract to Advance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Motor Control Capabilities

Boston Engineering Receives U.S. Air Force Contract to Advance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Motor Control Capabilities By Alex Wallace 

24Aug

Small Business Marketing Jump Started by SBANE Member Sales Renewal’s Marketing Essentials Solution™

Small Business Marketing Jump Started by Sales Renewal’s Marketing Essentials Solution™ Six-Month Program Grows Leads and Sales Through Better Marketing & Sales-Enabling Technology While Providing Hands-On, Personalized Training. 8/23/2015 - Sales Renewal, committed to bringing affordable, comprehensive marketing solutions to small business, today announces the immediate availability of the Marketing Essentials Solution™. Marketing Essentials is a comprehensive, easy-to-adopt solution that first improves a business's marketing & technology “assets” and then provides the ongoing, active assistance and expertise needed to cost effectively grow its leads & sales. Marketing Essentials is ideal for businesses that want to grow by improving their sales and marketing scope and effectiveness but aren't sure what they ultimately need or how to do it. Smaller firms might find it sufficient, while larger firms can use it as a solid foundation to build upon. During the initial six-month trial program, Marketing Essentials clients enjoy weekly coaching sessions that cover Web & content marketing, SEO, email marketing, social media, blogging, in-person networking, strategy and management. Sales Renewal also manages the included search advertising and inbound link building (search optimization) services provided by third-party experts. 

21Aug

38 Attorneys from SBANE Member McLane Included in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Chris Joy, Chris Joy Communications (617) 803-3921 | chris@chrisjoycomm.com   38 Attorneys from McLane Included in 2016 Best Lawyers in America Manchester, N.H. (August 21, 2015) – The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is proud to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.  Included in the list for the first time are: Beth Deragon, Margaret Kerouac, Mark Rouvalis, and Jeremy Walker. 

20Aug

SBANE Member Diamond Business Credit Funds Another "Non-Bankable" Company

Diamond Business Credit Funds Another "Non-Bankable" Company Diamond Business Credit is pleased to announce that it recently funded a $200,000 line of credit to a manufacturer of specialty robotics in the medical field. The company had experienced recent losses and accumulated a deficit net worth as it retooled for a new product offering.  Due to the dispersed ownership structure, personal guarantees were not available.  By any measure, this was a tough “non-bankable’ transaction. Numerous other lenders found it easy to say no but not Diamond. Instead, Diamond worked hard to find a way to say YES, and fast!  The initial call came in at 5:00 PM on aThursday afternoon and the proposal was issued by noonthe very next day. Now that is fast!  The company now has the resources available to fund the restart of its production and grow back to profitability. 

20Aug

SBANE Member The New England Center for Children Founder Details Southborough Expansion Plan

Autism education center founder details Southborough expansion plan by EMILY MICUCCI To the average person, the New England Center for Children may appear a non-descript education facility on the westbound side of Route 9 in Southborough. The name itself reveals nothing about the 40-year-old organization's mission to provide education and research in autism to improve intervention — and therefore, outcomes for children —worldwide. 

19Aug

SBANE Member John Hamann Selected as Administrative Patent Judge at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

John Hamann Selected as Administrative Patent Judge at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office BOSTON, MA, August 18, 2015 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that John Hamann, a Principal with the firm, has been appointed an Administrative Patent Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia.  John will be leaving the firm on August 24, 2015 for his new appointment. The PTAB is responsible for conducting inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings as set forth in the America Invents Act of 2011.  The PTAB has become increasingly important in resolving a large and growing number of patent disputes. Mr. Hamann has been a member of the firm's litigation team and practices in the electrical and computer arts. 

19Aug

SBANE Member The DAVIS Companies Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary, Announces Expansion of Executive Team

The DAVIS Companies Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary, Announces Expansion of Executive Team Ryan Clutterbuck (COO) Bob Davis (CEO) Brendon Davis (President) MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – August 18, 2015 -- The DAVIS Companies, a leading staffing and recruitment firm, today announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in its history with 30 years of service to clients, job candidates and employees around the U.S. Founded in 1985 by Bob Davis, the company began as a direct placement firm for software quality assurance engineers, and has grown steadily over the past three decades to include Talent Advisory Services and job candidate services for companies that design, manufacture and ship products in various industries. As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the company has planned a variety of appreciation events and programs for employees, customers and candidates that will be chronicled on www.davis30.com. 

18Aug

Three SBANE Member Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Three Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016 CONCORD, MA, August 17, 2015 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that three of our Principals have been added to the list of Best Lawyers, and they will receive the distinction of Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Alice Carroll, Deirdre Sanders, and Mark Solomon were recognized for their expertise in Patent Law. Alice practices in the areas of biotechnology, chemical, and environmental sciences, food technology, and various engineering fields, while Deirdre's practice focuses in the area of biotechnology with emphasis in biologics, antibody-based therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, and drug discovery and development. Mark's practice focuses on engineering technologies, including communications systems, medical devices, optics, control systems, signal processing, clean technologies, and software.