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October 23, 2013

Business Briefcase

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Colleen Derrivan, office manager, and Joyce Keller, commercial lines account manager, at Phil Richard Insurance in Danvers recently attended the Certified Insurance Counselor Institute. Jackie Melanson of the firm’s commercial lines department earned the designation of commercial lines coverage specialist from the National Underwriter Co. Kathryn Coggeshall, marketing manager, earned the designation of certified insurance service representative from The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.

Milestones

In recognition of its fire prevention accomplishments in 2012, the Topsfield Fire Department has received a Life Safety Achievement Award from the National Association of State Fire Marshals. Topsfield is one of 117 fire departments across the United States to receive the award this year for recording zero fire deaths in 2012 or reducing fire deaths by at least 10 percent during the year.

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The Clark School for Creative Learning in Danvers is one of 22 finalists for a Family Business Association award. Winners will be announced tomorrow at a ceremony in Cambridge tomorrow.. The Clark School is a private, independent school serving students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Giving

Abiomed, Inc. has awarded an unrestricted grant of $375,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center, a newly dedicated cardiovascular care center within Boston Children’s Hospital. Based in Danvers, Abiomed is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support.

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