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April 23, 2014

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Noreen Trudel, founder and president of Trudel Marketing Group, a strategic marketing consulting and coaching firm in Ipswich, has qualified to be a Certified Duct Tape Marketing consultant. The certification follows a training program from Duct Tape Marketing, a small business marketing system. Trudel joined the network as an authorized consultant in 2013. Prior to launching her firm, Trudel spent 25 years in the technology and document management business. She is the former president and CEO of the Woburn-based Laserstar, a company she founded in her parents’ garage in 1988 and grew to a multi-million dollar venture, which she sold in 2006.

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Salem resident Douglas Blake has been appointed to the newly created position of director of the industrial flooring division at Kaloutas Painting in Peabody. This appointment follows Kaloutas Painting’s recent acquisition of Ipswich-based sister companies, Clean World Floors and Res-Stone Industrial Flooring, both of which have been relocated to the Kaloutas campus in Peabody. Blake, who had an ownership stake in the companies, has joined the Kaloutas Painting team and will lead the company’s expansion into the commercial flooring arena.

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Salem resident Pam Roberts has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in the Beverly office.

Milestones

J. Barrett & Company has moved its Beverly Farms real estate office to a new location at 586 Hale St. at the Prides Crossing commuter train stop. The firm has additional offices in Beverly, Marblehead, Ipswich, Gloucester and Manchester.

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Abiomed, Inc. of Danvers has received CE Marking approval in the European Union to market its Impella RP heart pump, which is implanted through a single access site in the patient’s leg, and deployed through the blood vessels across the right side of the heart without requiring a surgical procedure. The Impella RP is not currently cleared for sale or use in the United States.

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C.P. Berry Homes of Topsfield has been selected by the Hamilton Board of Selectmen as the developer for the proposed construction of 12 new homes at the historic Patton Family Homestead on Asbury Street. The town is selling four acres of the Patton Homestead, which was donated to the town by Joanne Patton, for housing development.

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