SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 22, 2014

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Steve Williamson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Topsfield, has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation by the National Association of Realtors. To earn the designation, he completed a course in understanding the needs, considerations and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

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Meredith Lang has joined Insight Performance, a human resources and employee benefits consulting firm, as an account manager at the firm’s Insight Insurance Agency in Salem. Most recently, Lang was employed by NFP Corporate Services, where she managed client renewals and addressed client questions and issues. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Salem State University.

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William Belezos, a financial adviser with Wells Fargo Advisors in Beverly, attended the firm’s Higher Education Conference at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Belezos has been a financial adviser for 22 years.

Milestones

Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital, members of Lahey Health, have been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospitals were recognized for their use of evidence-based clinical processes that improved care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical patients. To receive the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures status, each hospital must achieve performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures.

New business

Danvers native Daniel Rich Jr. has opened Daniel Rich & Associates, PC, an accounting and tax preparation business at 74 Elm St. in Danvers. A graduate of Northeastern University, Rich has two bachelor’s degrees, in accounting and finance. He is joined by his father, Daniel Rich Sr. of Danvers, who, prior to his retirement in 2003, served as senior vice president of Danvers Savings Bank. The elder Rich also works for the C.R. Lyons Funeral Home in Danvers.

Giving

More than $8,500 was raised for Beverly Bootstraps through Glen Urquhart School’s snowflake campaign in December. Sponsored by the Parents Association and organized by the first grade, the snowflake campaign suggests that in lieu of holiday gifts for faculty and staff, students consider purchasing “snowflakes” to show their appreciation. Each snowflake costs $2, and all proceeds collected were included in the donation to Beverly Bootstraps. Glen Urquhart School is in Beverly.