Anna Sims

Anna Sims

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The Science Of Design

Dennis Duffy, principal of Duffy Design Group, entered college planning to go to medical school. But when, by chance, he stumbled into the world of interior design, he knew he’d found a much better fit. Duffy recently sat down with Banker & Tradesman to discuss his time in the field he calls “the perfect balance of science and art.”

Bopha Malone

When asked to describe Bopha Malone, branch relationship manager and vice president at Enterprise Bank, Alison Burns thinks first of her energy. “I remember when I first met Bopha, she was so full of energy. She was very passionate and had an infectious personality,” said Burns, community relations and customer experience officer and vice...

Fidelity: More Employees Saving, More Employers Auto-Enrolling

More than a million workers increased their 401(k) plan contributions and more employers automatically enrolled new workers in 401(k) plans in the first quarter, according to a recent retirement savings analysis from Fidelity Investments. “Contributions to retirement savings accounts have increased across the board, including IRAs, small business plans and traditional 401(k) accounts,” Jim...

HarborOne To Acquire NH Mortgage Company

Brockton-based HarborOne Bank announced today that it will acquire Merrimack Mortgage Co. Inc. of Manchester, N.H., marking its first major acquisition since its 2013 conversion to a bank charter. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in July, are undisclosed. “We completed the conversion [to a bank] back in 2013 because we...

A Touch Of Europe In Somerville

When Beatrice M. Fulford-Jones, principal of London-based Global Interior Design, takes on a new project, the luxury interior designer has just one goal: “I aim for perfection,” she said.

Lloyd L. Hamm Jr.

Just 24 hours after Lloyd Hamm Jr. interviewed for the position of president and CEO at Grafton Suburban Credit Union last spring, he found himself meeting with the entire board of directors.

Edward Petras

When the marketing department at Sharon Credit Union asks employees for testimonials on Edward Petras, it becomes flooded with glowing reviews of the commercial banking officer.

Jonah Wein

If you’re a nonprofit, business or academic institution looking to deepen your connections in the Brockton community, then Jonah Wein is your guy.

Quincy YMCA Celebrates Grand Opening

The Quincy South Shore YMCA recently held its grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new facility. The $30 million facility is located at the same address as the previous building. Features of the two-story, 118,000-square -foot facility include a two-pool aquatics center, a health and well-being center and an early learning center.