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January 30, 2013

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Mimi Pruett, vice president of J. Barrett & Company, ranked No. 1 among real estate agents in eight communities on the North Shore, according to the MLS Property Information Network, for her total sales volume and total sold in 2012. J. Barrett & Company has offices in Beverly, Ipswich, Gloucester, Manchester and Marblehead.

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Danvers resident Judith Cody was appointed to the board of the Beverly Children’s Learning Center as the new executive director. She has served as the center’s finance director for more than 10 years and as interim executive director since June. Cody holds a master-level certificate in human services management from Clarke University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Salem State University.

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Salem resident Lisa King joined the center as director of education and children’s services and will be responsible for educational programming and services for children and the hiring and supervision of program staff. King has served as a lead teacher at North Shore Head Start and as the director of the Gregg House, an early education and care provider in Lynn.

Beverly Children’s Learning Center is in the Cummings Center in Beverly.

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Beverly resident Jamie Blanchette celebrated her 40th year of employment at Northeast Arc in Danvers. She began her career as the executive director’s secretary in 1972 and now serves as the director of employee benefits. Blanchette will receive formal recognition at the agency’s annual meeting in June.

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Kaitlyn Ethier was promoted to the role of account executive at Rhino Public Relations, a full-service specialty public relations and marketing agency in Hamilton. In her new role, Ethier will write press releases, secure media opportunities and support the day-to-day operations of communications programs for several Rhino PR clients. Ethier is a member of the Publicity Club of New England and the Society for Marketing Professional Services Boston Chapter, where she serves on the planning committee. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies and public relations.

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