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October 7, 2012

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ATKINSON — Atkinson Resort & Country Club announces that the fifth annual Peter A. Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament, which was held on Aug. 13, raised $27,395 for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Over the past five years, this tournament has collected over $100,000 for this organization.

Approximately 130 golfers participated in the tournament. Winners were the foursome of Paul Riley, Kevin Lariviere, Jim Lariviere and Craig LeSage with a score of -11 (61). In second place was the foursome of John Cook, Odette Cook, Jim Cook, and Tony Vallario who finished with a score of -10 (62).

The tournament also featured fifteen children and representatives from the Boys & Girls Club. The children greeted the tournament participants on the contest holes and hit some shots with the golfers. During the dinner portion of the event, the children helped distribute raffle prizes donated by local businesses such as Epic Design Studios, Who You Callin’ Cupcake, Grill Next Door, and other generous contributors.

LAWRENCE — Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley announces Pati Fernandez as the new Director of Development.

Prior to joining the Elder Services team in November 2010, Fernandez worked in patient care, community relations and marketing at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, along with several other nonprofit organizations in Boston. For the past five years, she was also a private consultant in the greater Boston and Lawrence areas, helping organizations with marketing, media relations, and event management.

Fernandez brings extensive marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience to the Director of Development role. At Elder Services, she will be responsible for management of the Development Department and activities related to: fundraising, donor relations, community relations, marketing, education, advocacy, media relations, event management, and publicity activities.

ANDOVER — StudyPoint, a leading national provider of SAT tutoring and ACT tutoring, was named to Inc. Magazine’s 31st annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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