HAMPTON, N.H. — Security7 Networks announces that they have successfully completed their SSAE 16 certification audit and were given a non-qualified (clean) report. An SSAE 16 audit provides assurance that companies providing an outsourced service are doing so with proper controls to prevent financial misstatements and provide an appropriate level of security, integrity, confidentiality, and/or privacy. Founded in 2005 by a team of experienced IT services professionals, privately owned Security7 Networks helps large and small customers improve the efficiency of their operations, manage risk and reduce costs.
SALEM, N.H. — Black Water Grill, on behalf of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Business After Hours to a packed house on Dec. 18, 2013. Co-sponsored by Mosaic Technology, the businesses collected four large boxes of toys for the Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots program. Over 100 members and guests enjoyed an evening of food (provided by Black Water Grill), raffles and networking. Steve Billingham of the Last Detail was the lucky winner of the iPad Mini, generously donated by Mosaic Technology. Dean Kacos, Mosaic Technology’s COO and the Greater Salem Chamber’s Chairman of the Board, outlined several of the Chamber’s new and exciting projects that will be rolled out in 2014. For more information about the Chamber of Commerce, visit gschamber.com.
LAWRENCE — The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, awarded Esperanza Academy a $12,500 grant to support its soccer program. The Foundation has awarded 37 grants totaling more than $1.8 million to nonprofit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. In its continued effort to grow the game of soccer and utilize it to improve the positive health and social outcomes for children, the U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants to support soccer programming and field-building initiatives nationwide. Nonprofit organizations eligible to receive grant funding include those that provide children with the opportunity to play soccer and provide programming aimed at keeping children in under-resourced communities active, healthy, and safe.
LOWELL — Kevin Zipps of Dracut has been promoted to Assistant Vice President - Consumer Loan Manager at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. Zipps has worked at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union for 13 years in many different capacities including teller, member service representative, head teller, and assistant branch manager and his current role as Assistant Vice President - Consumer Loan Manager, where he oversees the Credit Union’s Consumer Loan team. He volunteers as a big brother for Big Brother-Big Sister of Greater Lowell, serves on the board of the Young Professionals of Greater Lowell and leads its scholarship committee. Zipps also coaches a Little League baseball team. In 2012, he was selected as “Rising Star” by the Massachusetts Credit Union League for his dedication and service to the industry.
HAVERHILL — The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport (The Arc) was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Merrimack Valley General Fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF). The Arc will use the grant funds for Community Works!, an Employment Readiness Project for Transition Age (18-22) Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities I/DD). This project will provide five young adults with I/DD paid internships and training in local Haverhill area businesses. Using person centered approaches, students will be placed in employment based on their interests and abilities and provided with job training and support. The Arc will provide training and consultation with school personnel, parents, and collaborate with adult services agency professionals and local businesses to implement this project. The Merrimack Valley General Fund (MVGF) is a field of interest fund at ECCF serving agencies in the Eastern Merrimack Valley. The fund was established when the Merrimack Valley Community Foundation merged with ECCF in 2004. The MVGF funds programs serving the community in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Social and Community Services, and Youth Service.
SALEM, Mass. — Jonathan Ofilos has been named partner with the firm, Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C. Ofilos has been an associate with the firm since 2009 and has concentrated his practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Financing Transactions, Business Law and Creditors Rights. Prior to his association with the firm, he served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
HAVERHILL — ErgoMet, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal parts and assemblies, earned ISO 2008:9001 certification. ErgoMet was founded in January 1999 by John Gianakouras with four associates in a 2,500 square foot leased facility. As a result of continued growth, the company now has 25 associates occupying a 32,000 square foot company owned facility located at 60 Ward Hill Ave., in the Ward Hill Industrial Park in Haverhill. Services provided by ErgoMet include planning, engineering, manufacturing of precision sheet metal parts, and mechanical assemblies. ErgoMet can also provide inventory management plans that allow the customer to meet their schedules.
LOWELL — Bringing over 35 years of commercial banking experience to her position as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Bank and Regional Manager of the Lawrence-Methuen-Andover region, Eileen Regan has joined the Enterprise Bank family. A seasoned community banker, Regan is a well-respected financial services professional who has continually achieved success throughout her career, coming to Enterprise from Sovereign Bank. Involved in numerous civic and community endeavors, she is a board member of the Greater Lawrence Revolving Loan Fund, and an advisory board member of Elder Services of Lawrence. Regan, a Methuen resident, has been honored at the Lawrence YWCA Tribute to Women and is a member of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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