NORTH ANDOVER — Local business leaders can tap into the experience and knowledge of 10 leadership speakers and authors by attending the Maximum Impact Simulcast at Osgood Landing on Route 125 on May 8. The simulcast is another presentation in a series to help local business leaders sponsored by The Eagle-Tribune and the Greater Haverhill, the Greater Salem, N.H., and the Merrimack Valley chambers of commerce. For ticket information, call Lil Toohey at 978-946-2110 or visit www.eagletribune.com/simulcast.

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LAWRENCE — Nexcelom Bioscience LLC, in Lawrence, is one of the semifinalists for The Smaller Business Association of New England's Innovation Award. The awards are intended to honor New England companies that have taken an innovative idea for a startup and turned it into a successful business. The winners will be announced at the organization's awards dinner on May 14.

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METHUEN — Susan Lemieux, formerly of Methuen, has been promoted to president of Legacy Publishing Company, a Maine-based creator and marketer of personal development CDs and DVDs. Lemieux was formerly Legacy's vice president of finance.

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NORTH ANDOVER — Gene Bernshtein has joined Moore-Tuttle and Co. Real Estate, North Andover. A longtime resident of North Andover, he has worked in management in the service industry for over five years.

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METHUEN — Holy Family Hospital's Bone and Joint Team has added two orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Matthew Hawkins is a sports medicine specialist whose arrival provides patients requiring foot and ankle surgery with access to treatment. Dr. Sohail Husain is a hand surgeon specializing in fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and tendonitis.

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LAWRENCE — John Schutz of North Andover, Catherine de Lacy of Ipswich and Bettina Graves-Muto of Boxford have been appointed to Bellesini Academy's board of trustees.

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HAVERHILL — The Northern Essex Community College literary arts magazine edition featuring Boston author Steve Almond as a guest writer was named the second-place winner in the Eastern Division of the 2008 Community College Humanities Association literary magazine awards. This is a primary college literary magazine competition, which recognizes excellence in two-year college publications.

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LAWRENCE — Multicultural Home Care has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. Established in 1995, Multicultural Home Care is a visiting nursing home care agency that serves the Merrimack Valley.

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