EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 28, 2012

Business briefs

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LOWELL — Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union announces that Steve Jones, vice president-community development, was named a 2012 Credit Union Hero by Banker & Tradesman.

Jones was one of only 11 people from Massachusetts’ credit unions to receive this honor. The award is designed to recognized credit union professionals who go above and beyond to better their institution and their community. The Credit Union Heroes award celebrates those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry and the community, giving freely of their time, energy and resources for volunteerism, community service and charity.

Jones received his award during a Sept. 10, ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

LOWELL — LowellBank announces that it has contracted with Red Hawk Industries and NCR to install the first NCR APTRA Interactive Teller machines (ITM) in New England. With APTRA Interactive Tellers, LowellBank customers will have the ability to conduct transactions with a live, remote teller via video conference at the ITM during extended hours. LowellBank plans to install the first LowellBank “Personal Teller Machine” at their 15 Hurd St. location in Lowell in October. Additional “Personal Teller Machines” will be deployed over the next year at other LowellBank locations as well as remote sites within the communities they serve.

Interactive Teller technology incorporates SMART Teller technology, but also utilizes banking software to video conference with live, remote bank tellers. This allows customers to conduct a wider range of transactions at the ITM while conversing with actual bank employees.

DANVERS — Eliza Corporation (“Eliza”), the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, announces the appointment of Mark Beucler to Chief Financial Officer. Beucler will ensure that Eliza continues to lead a market that has long recognized the company for its innovation, quality, and proven outcomes. Based on more than a decade of experience engaging people in conversations about their health, Eliza also announces that the company has surpassed 800 million interactions, amassing one of the world’s largest consumer health data assets of the attitudes, behaviors, and motivations that drive people’s health and healthcare decisions.

Prior to joining Eliza, Beucler held senior executive roles including senior vice president, CFO, and vice president, general manager in global companies including Keystone Dental, Haemonetics, Corp., Lifeline Systems, which was acquired by Philips Healthcare, Thomson Financial, The Gillette Company and Deloitte & Touche.

Beucler lives in Andover.

BOSTON — Andover resident Jen Reuss, left, and her business partner Tara Shea, right, announce the grand opening of Cocoanuts Boston, located at 28 Parmenter St., in Boston’s North End. The store is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and sells a variety of artisan chocolates, gourmet nut mixes and specialty snacks, as well as gift baskets.

Reuss and Shea have aligned themselves with many local artisans, including Lark Cookies from Essex, Harbor Sweets of Salem, Quinn Popcorn, Yes Chocolates, Cow & Crumb, and Little Bits Toffee are just some of the treats that grace the shelves. The owners also recognize the niche they serve in the community, and see the store as a nice complement to the many restaurants and bakeries.

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