Laura Alix

Laura Alix

Banker & Tradesman Staff

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Anne Marie Cerami

Getting Down To Business

Like so many others in banking, Anne Cerami says she got into her field mostly by accident, when a recruiter suggested a commercial real estate gig at Shawmut Bank 25 years ago. Since then she’s held a variety of roles, including credit analyst, commercial lender and SBA manager. Now with TD Bank

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As Boomers Age, A Focus On Wellness

Faced with the stark reality that an aging workforce costs more, financial institutions and other employers are striving to reconcile their balance sheets with their employees’ wellbeing. It’s another facet of shifting demographic trends: Baby Boomers are rapidly approaching retirement age

Bruce A. Howell

All About Accessibility

Bruce Howell knew from a young age that he would eventually go blind. At 11, he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease for which there is no cure. He retained most of his vision through high school and college and enjoyed a 15-year career in retail banking.


A New Name In An Old Game

When Marlborough Savings Bank and North Middlesex Savings Bank merge this spring, they’ll emerge as one entity under an entirely new name: Main Street Bank.

Linda McMahon

McMahon Confirmed As SBA Chief

Former wrestling magnate and two-time Senate candidate Linda McMahon was easily confirmed to head up the Small Business Administration yesterday with a vote of 81–19.

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Economy, Demographics Driving Hiring Trends In Banking

It’s good to be at the top – and for as much regulation and uncertainty as the banking industry faces, a healthy economy and the mass migration of Baby Boomers into retirement could set up some attractive career opportunities for younger bankers in the not-too-distant future.

Allen Chaves

Digging Into Data

Allen Chaves began his career in the insurance industry on a Monday morning, after collecting his diploma the previous Friday evening.