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									MERRIMACK VALLEY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Winter 2005-2006

THE MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGE
A news magazine for members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. Joseph Bevilacqua, President Wil Carpenter, Vice President/Editor

The Chamber Serving You! Upcoming Programs Created with you in Mind

MAYORS & TOWN MANAGERS BREAKFAST
January 20, 2006 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM Andover Country Club, Andover

CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
February 6, 2006 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM Andover Country Club, Andover

FALL BACK TO BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR 2005 The Biggest- The Best - The most exciting business event of the year - The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce presented its anual “Fall Back to Business Expo and Job Fair 2005” on Thursday October 6th, at the elegant Andover Country Club. What a great opportunity this was to visit with over 110 local and regional businesses from throughout the Merrimack Valley. Visitors to our 2005 Fall Expo also had the chance to preview a new and exotic Auto Show and our exhibitors had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic Expo Luncheon Program and Close of Show Mixer. Thousands came to visit the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce “ Fall Back to Business Expo and Job Fair 2005” Exhibitors in our 2005 Fall Expo have already begun reserving their space for our 2006 Spring Expo and Job Fair! As this photo clearly shows, the aisles were packed with people eager to visit all the exhibits at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce “Fall Back to Business Expo and Job Fair 2005”

STATE SENATORS BREAKFAST
March 10, 2006 7:30 - 9:15 AM

SPRING INTO TO BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR
April 5, 2006 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pat’s Function Hall, Haverhill

ANNUAL DINNER
April 26, 2006 6:00PM DiBurro’s of Ward Hill, Haverhill Advertising in the Chamber Directory reaches the right audience. Call now while there’s still time to place your ad in the Merrimack Valley Chamber’s 2006 “Member Directory”. Ask for Wil Carpenter at 978-686-0900 or email wcarpenter@merrimackvalleychamber.com
Our 2005 Fall Expo Lucheon was very well attented as seen in the above picture. Joe Bevilacqua, Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO/President (ctr) presented plaques to express his appreciation to Expo luncheon speakers (left) Jane Edmonds, Director Mass. Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development and (right) Maurice Dube, District Director U.S. Small Business Administration.

MVCC: Your Business to Business Connection
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
The MV Chamber has been an active economic development partner in Lawrence’s quest to become and use the federally designated Renewal Community tax and other incentives to promote business growth, & development and participated in a recent conference on the benefits of the program, sponsored by Congressman Marty Meehan and the City of Lawrence. Pictured in front of the map showing the Renewal Community boundaries are (r-l)Rep.Willy Lantigua, Mayor Sullivan, Cedric Kam economic development specialist from HUD, Mo Dube, Mass. SBA Director, Sal Lupoli host of the conference, and Chamber President Joe Bevilacqua. (missing from photo Congressman Marty Meehan and Taylor Caswell HUD New England Regional Director). -New MV Chamber Regional Economic Development Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Joe InitiativeBevilacqua (l) and Congtressman Marty Meehan (r) address Chamber attendees to the recently held Lawrence Community Renewal Chairman Program brought forward through the collaborative efforts of Richard Santagati and President Joe Bevilacqua introduce to area Congressman Meehan, the city of Lawrence & the MV Chamber . municipal officials and members of the MVCC Board a new economic NON-PROFIT BREAKFAST PROGRAM development program now being spearheaded by the MV Chamber.This new multi-faceted initiative will comprise a Technical Marketing component to include a commercial/industrial website boasting cutting edge technology such as pictometry; an Education/Workforce Development component;and a Technical Business Assistance Program, all of which will facilitate business development and job creation throughout the Merrimack Valley. The MVCC recently presented “Preparing for a 21st Century Economy: Dr. Don Ruhl as seen presenting to an overflow crowd at the Economic Development Merrimack Valley Chamber’s 3rd in a series of special interest Summit” with Ed Barlow programs for our Not-For-Profit members. The program held at an internationally known Borders Books Music &Cafe in Methuen featured authors Dr. and respected futurist Don Ruhl and Dr. Howard Brown and was co-sponsored by McGladrey & Pullen LLP. The Merrimack Valley Chamber will who explored the continue to develop and bring forward special interest programs structural changes which are occuring, and their for Not-For-Profit members as well as other unique groups “wealth creation” implications for individuals, organizations and within the chamber membership. communities going into the 21st century. EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST SERIES “Bag the Elephant” GREATER LAWRENCE REVOLVING LOAN FUND co-sponsored by The new Border’s Books, dining Music and Cafe at the facility of Loop, featured The sucessful author/ Greater businessman, Steve Lawrence Kaplan with his Technical insight on landing School major accouts. served as (Pictured l-r) Joe an appropriate site to hold the quarterly Board Meeting of the Bevilacqua, President/CEO, MVCC, Susan Chinsen of Border’s, Chamber’s Greater Lawrence Revolving Loan Fund, Inc. The arrangeSteve Kaplan, Author of “Bag the Elephant”, Wil Carpenter, ment between the GLRLF and the school represents a unique example of Vice President, MVCC and Amy Mauer of Borders. cooperation between business, industry and education.

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MVCC: Your Business to Business Connection
MEMBER DRIVE 2005 - THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! Our October 2005 “Virtual” Membership Drive gave member volunteers the freedom of recruiting new members from the convenience of their own office, car or “virtual office” at times that best suited their own schedule. The earnest efforts of our volunteers was publicly recognized appropriatly so, at the MVCC Thanksgiving/Welcome New Members Mixer, where member volunteers were awarded with their choice of cash or “Chamber Dollars”. Pictured, (center) holding on to her Grand Prize Award of $1,000.00 is our 2005 Virtual Member Drive top achiever, Sarah Gurule of Community Connection Yellow Pages. Celebrating along with Sarah (l-r) is Merrimack Valley Chamber VP Wil Carpenter, Board Member Orlando Salazar and President Joe Bevilacqua. Special thanks to Board Member Orit Goldstein who helped us kick off Member Drive 2005 with an MV Chamber of Commerce presentation to businesses at Heritage Place, Lawrence. LEADERSHIP FORUM AT NECC MVCC Pres. Joe Bevilacqua took part in a panel presentation on Dec. 8, 2005 at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill on the topic of Performance Accountability Management: Demonstrating Leadership & Effective Planning to Meet Performance Goals. Seen here with Joe on the panel isGeorge Moker, Chairman Georgetown School Committee. The timely presentation was co-sponsored by NECC and Suffolk University Business School. IN YOUR CORNER - (The Merrimack Valley Chamber Working Behind the Scene for you!) TAX FACTOR TO DROP Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President, Joe Bevilacqua and Vice President, Wil Carpenter were in attendance and testified at the Towns of Andover’s, and North Andover’s and the City of Methuen’s recently held Tax Classification Hearings, to support the Chamber’s position regarding commercial/industrial classification. The Chamber, joined by member companies sought to reduce the current business rate. Chamber President Joe Bevilacqua, in a letter to the Selectmen and Councillors which was also sent to member companies, advocated for reducing the current tax rate. The good news is that the commercial/inductrial tax obligation will in fact decrease in Andover and Methuen. The Chamber office notes that as tax classification hearings in other local communities are scheduled, your Merrimack Valley Chamber will advocate for a reduced tax rate for business and industry at those classification hearings.

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MVCC: Your Human Resources Connection
The Merrimack Valley Chamber’s Annual Human Resources Social was hosted by Wingate at Andover and featured guest speaker Joseph S. McManus, President/CEO of Lawrence General Hospital presenting “A CEO’s Perspective on HR”.

Well attended by Chamber members was “Give ‘Em The Pickle! Lessons in Customer Service” a fun, motivating look at the most important thing we can do in business - take care of the customer. The seminar was sponsored and presented by Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union with Tracy Mermet, HR Training & Development Manager for the Credit Union as guest speaker. WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK The Chamber’s Women’s Business Network gathered for their traditional Holiday Season Networking at Margot’s Gallery in Downtown Haverhill. The “Recognizing, Understanding and Appreciating Differences” was presented by Dr. Joan Schoenhals,Assoc. Director for Programs and event which featured hors d’oeuvres, beverages and Holiday gift Pervez Mohammed, Marketing Director at Visions Inc. at MVHRA’s ideas courtesy of Margot’s also provided members a great opportuOctober meeting, which was co-sponsored by Rumbo. nity for business networking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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Andover Chamber of Commerce
ANDOVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A DIVISION OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Andover Chamber Celebrates with Annual “Taste of Andover” The Andover Chamber, a division of the Merrimack Valley Chamber, celebrated another succesful, “Annual Taste of Andover held at the Olde Town Hall on November 3, 2005. This festive annual event showcased culinary treasures from a virtual “who’s who” among Andover’s wonderful variety of restaurants and gourmet food shoppes. Judging by the happy expressions and comments of praise, all who attended experienced a deliciously fun-filled evening, while helping to raise funds to support a great cause, the “Dollars for Scholars” scholarship program. (above) Mark and Henry Broekhoff of the Andover Inn were publically acknowledged at the Taste of Andover for their many years of service and committment to the Chamber, and the community, by Merrimack Valley Chamber Chairman Richard Santagati and Andover Division Chairman Ron Hill. The Broekhoffs will be leaving Andover soon to Over two hundred Chamber members enjoyed an evening complete with embark on a new restaurant fine food, libation, and music at the 2005 Annual Taste of Andover. adventure in Rockport. (above) Ron Hill, Chairman of the Andover Division, and his wife Janis, both of Baystate Financial Services are seen enjoying their evening at the Annual Taste of Andover along with friends Andy and Kathy Pallotta. Advance Notice Annual Andover Awards Breakfast June 1, 2006.

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MVCC: Your One Stop “Valley” Network Connection
. Merrimack Valley Chamber Chairman, Richard J. Santagati, President of Merrimack Collge was inducted into the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at the Andover Wyndham Hotel on October 25th. Also honored that evening, long time Chamber member Atty. Lawrence J. Rossi of Morris, Rossi & Hayes, Andover. In late October the Lawrence Bar Association presented the Honorable Michael T. Stella (r) with the unveiling of his portrait, to reside on display at the Fenton Judicial Center in Lawrence. Judge Stella is a retired First Justice of the Lawrence District Court and former Chamber Board Director. Standing proudly to the left is his brother Atty. George Stella, a Board Director and past Chairman of the Merrimack Valley Chamber. The Merrimack Valley Christopher Columbus Committee presented, Joe Bevilacqua, President/CEO Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce with the Man of the Year Discovery Award at their 2005 Annual Meeting. Presenting the award to Joe is Joe Quarterone(l) and Larry Giordano (r). NEW HONOR & APPOINTMENT FOR MVCC PRESIDENT Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney recently named MVCC President, Joseph Bevilacqua as Co-Chairman of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board (MVWIB). A curret MWIB member Joe replaces former Chairman Len Wilson. “As president, of a large active chamber Joe recognizes we must continue to strengthen our workforce development system in Massachusetts,” said Romney. “His experience and interest in education and workforce development issues makes him uniquely qualified to serve in this important role.”

Advertise in The Membership Advantage and have your ad seen by nearly 2500 business people throughout the Merrimack Valley! To place an ad or for more information call Wil Carpenter at 978-686-0900
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MVCC: Your One Stop “Valley” Network Connection
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President, Joe Bevilacqua and Mayor Michael Sullivan are joined by a host of new business owners at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cuting for U. S. Plaza at 350 Essex Street, Lawrence. Celebrating the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting of Georgetown Savings Bank’s newest branch office located in the Eaglewood Shops Plaza on Rte. 114 in North Andover are: VP of Commercial Lending Joe Pollard, President/CEO Robert Balletto, No. Andover Selectmen Chairman Rosemary Smedile, Town Mgr. Mark Rees, Selectman Don Stuart, MV Chamber President/CEO Joe Bevilacqua., and Georgetown Bank Branch Mgr. Rosalie Schneiderjans. Little Sprouts President/CEO Susan Leger Ferraro is joined by MV Chamber President/ CEO Joe Bevilacqua at the Grand Opening Celebration of Little Sprouts @ The Riverwalk, featuring “Imajine That”, Little Sprouts’ innovative new indoor playspace developed with a child’s imagination in mind. Sal Lupoli, President/ CEO of Sal’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant (ctr.) is joined by well wishers at the Ribbon Cutting of his newest concept, a 350 seat restaurant, and function facility with seating up to 500 complete with lounge and massive deck overlooking the Merrimack River at Riverwalk on Merrimack Street, Lawrence. Pictured (L-R) Merrimack Valley Chamber President Joe Bevilacqua, Lawrence City Councillor Gil Frechette, State Senator Sue Tucker, Congressman Marty Meehan, State Reps Barry Finegold and Willy Lantigua, Mayor Michael Sullivan, brother Mike Lupoli, Sal Lupoli and his mother Jeanette Lupoli, his brother Nick Lupoli, restaurant manager Peter Ackerman, and Executive Consulting Chef, Antonio Venezino. Celebrating the official unveiling and dedication of the new “ Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center” at the corner of South Union St. and Merrimack Street in Lawrence, (l-r) Mayor Michael Sullivan, former Senator Patricia McGovern and her Uncle “Red” McGovern, State Rep.David Torrisi, MV Chamber President Joe Bevilacqua and former Chamber Chairman Al Torrisi, owner of nearby Jackson Lumber. The new Transportation Center will provide both MBTA commuter rail and MVRTA bus services as well 900 parking spaces, retail shops and a Community Police Substation. At the dedication of Lawrence’s new Louis Scanlon Police Substation headquartered at the new Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center we see Police Chief John Romero, Mayor Michael Sullivan, a portrait of former Public Safety Director Louis Scanlon, his daughter Bridget (Scanlon) Shaheen Exec. Director of Lazarus House and Bridget’ s brother, Louis Jr. of San Diego, CA. A new and unique “get fresh” concept in dining arrived in the Merrimack Valley on Nov.10th at the new Eaglewood Shops in North Andover as “Fresh City” opened its doors for business. Before opening to the public Fresh City held their own creative version of a ribbon cutting known as a “carrot pulling” with (l-r): MV Chamber VP Wil Carpenter, North Andover Town Mgr. Mark Rees, N.Andover Selectmen Chairman Rosemary Smedile, Fresh City COO Bruce Reinstein and CEO Larry Reinstein, and N. Andover Selectman Don Stuart. (l-r) Orlando Salazar of Lawrence Community Development joins Emmy Kisob RN, Elise Driscoll RN and Robin Fortin, Administrator, all from SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation’s Woodmill facility in Lawrence along with MV Chamber President Joe Bevilacqua to celebrate yet another graduating class of Merrimack Valley area SunBridge employees who completed “Career Ladder Training” thanks to State Workforce Training Grants, the Commonwealth Corporation and Northern Essex Community College.

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MVCC: Your One Stop “Valley” Network Connection
Applebees is back! After several years since the closing of Applebees and the old Methuen Mall, Applebees has returned by popular demand (and demographics) to once again delight the taste buds of Merrimack Valley residents. Pictured is Applebees’ General Mgr. Joe Maher joined by his staff and MV Chamber VP Wil Carpenter at the Grand Opening of the all new Applebees across from Gold’s Gym and The Loop just off Rte. 213 in Methuen. Executive Director Veryl Anderson (R) was joined by Andover Town Mgr. Buzz Stapczynski (L) and State Senator Susan Tucker along with representatives from Lawrence Savings Bank and TD Banknorth at the Ground Breaking ceremony on Dec.15th to herald in yet another expansion to the Osgood Street Andover facility of the Professional Center for Child Development.

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MVCC: Your Business Networking Connection and More
“Back to Work & Shcool“ Business Networking Mixer was hosted by Bill DeLuca Chevrolet, Haverhill on September 13th, and was co-sponsored by Shred Pro. A“Good Fortune” Business Networking Mixer was hosted by The China Blossom Restaurant, North Andover, on October 25th.

A“Hint of Autumn” mixer hosted September 28th at GuestHouse Inn &Suites was co-sponsored by New England Network Systems, Inc. MVCC Board member Orlando Salazar (l) is seen here networking with co-spnonsor Pedro Nunez of NE Network Systems and to the far right is host Al Pappalardo of GuestHouse Inn and Suites, Methuen.

“A Salute to Our Veterans” Business Networking Mixer was hosted by DiBurro’s of Ward Hill, Haverhill on November 8th. Seen here, MVCC President, Joe Bevilacqua presents John Ratka of the Veterans New England Outreach Center with a donation.

“After Expo” Business Networking mixer was hosted by Andover Country Club and sponsored by American Training October 6th.

MVCC President Joe Bevilacqua and Judy Gaffney of Scott Company, Haverhill smile for the camera at the Chamber’s Thanksgiving Mixer. (photo courtesy of Rumbo) The Welcome New Member / Thanksgiving mixer was hosted by The Chateau,Andover, on November 22nd.

“Be On MYTV at Sal’s Riverwalk” Business Networking Mixer was hosted by Sal’s Italian Restaurant, Lawrence and sponsored by MYTV wzmy TV 50, on October 12th.

“A Holiday Spirit” Business Networking Mixer was hosted by Atkinson Country Club on December 6th. Where can you make 100+ business contacts by simply walking through the door? At your Merrimack Valley Chamber Business Networking Mixers!!! All Business Networking Mixers featured delicious appetizers, and beverages, exciting door prizes and, a great opportunity for business networking. Many thanks to our hosts and sponsors!

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Welcome New Members To The Merrimack Valley Chamber
A & B Automotive, Inc., Tewksbury, MA ALFA-Tele Comm, Inc., Andover, MA All State Services Environmental, Inc., Dracut, MA American Home Mortgage, Methuen, MA American Resource Staffing Network, Lawrence, MA AMH Assoc, Andover, MA Andover Business Center Association, Andover, MA Andover Cakes, Andover, MA Andover Pest Control, North Andover, MA Andover Real Estate Services, Andover, MA Arrigg Eye & Ear Associates, Lawrence, MA Atlantic Construction Corp., North Andover, MA Barefoot Family Childcare & Pre-School Prog., Methuen, MA Baystate Financial Services, P. McCormick, Wakefield, MA Belle Mortgage LLC, Hampstead, NH Best Coaching.Org, Boxford, MA The Boston Weber Group, North Andover, MA Kenneth T. Brooks, Tewksbury, MA C. J. Coder Associates, North Andover, MA Carlson GMAC - Lisa A. Fitzgerald, Chelmsford, MA Catuogno Court Reporting/Sten-Tel Transcrip., Lawrence, MA Chakalos & Associates, Woburn, MA The Cheshire Group, Inc., North Reading, MA Citywicks Candle Home, Haverhill, MA Coldwell Banker Real Estate/R. Cunningham, No. Andover Coldwell Banker/E. Consalvo, Chelmsford, MA Compass Point Retirement Planning, Wakefield, MA Cook & Sons Construction, Haverhill, MA Cottage Place Barber Shop, Tewksbury, MA Crumpets Tea Room, North Andover, MA Cyber Development, L.L.C., Lawrence, MA East Coast General Insurance, Inc., North Chelmsford, MA Extra Mgmt Corp d/b/a Meineke Car Care Ctr, Tewksbury, Family Mortgage Company, North Andover, MA Farley & Cross Flag Company, Lawrence, MA First Choice Office Services, Inc., North Andover, MA The Frank 4 Company, Andover, MA Franklin Covey, North Andover, MA Fresh City, North Andover, MA GMP Piping Inc., Littleton, MA Great Grades Strategies, North Andover, MA H & R Block Small Business Resources, Wakefield, MA Methuen Donut Co., d/b/a Heavenly Donuts, Methuen, MA Hyperknowledge Corp., Woburn, MA Inception Technologies, Inc., Manchester, NH Irving Bluecanoe, Ward Hill, Haverhill, MA J. R. Personnel, Inc., Peabody, MA Edward Jones Investments, Haverhill, MA KGM Systems, Andover, MA LearningRx Training Ctr., Andover, MA F. Livingstone Companies, Inc., Andover, MA Maison Jomere, LTD, Plaistow, NH Mary Kay Cosmetics-Pamela Joseph, North Chelmsford, MA Mary Kay Cosmetics-J. Eisenberg, North Andover, MA Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Methuen, MA MassINC., Boston, MA MusicWorks, Inc., Tewksbury, MA New England String Ensemble, Wakefield, MA Ruben Nieves, Andover, MA Nordblom Company, Burlington, MA Northeast Quality Products-NEQP, Newburyport, MA Old School Capital, Andover, MA OnTrac Hypnosis & Wellness Center, Atkinson, NH Pathways Yoga, Methuen, MA Pehuenche, Inc., Andover, MA Poliquin Performance Center East, Wilmington, MA Preferred Skimcoat, Hudson, NH Pregnancy Care Center, Haverhill, MA Primerica Financial Services, Pepperell, MA Priscilla Candies, Lawrence, MA Prudential 1st Choice Realty/A. Baker, Lawrence, MA R. J. Inspections, Inc., Methuen, MA Resources Administration, Lawrence, MA River City Billiards Restaurant & Bar, Haverhill, MA RSMK Marketing, Andover, MA Jose F. Ruiz, Licensed Acupuncturist, Andover, MA Shapes by Design, Andover, MA Smith Barney/Ron Grasso, Boston, MA Spin City Training Studio, Andover, MA St. Alfio’s Villa, Lawrence, MA Staples #1555, North Andover, MA Street Smart, Woburn, MA SyntheticLube Products, Chelmsford, MA True Path Coaching, North Andover, MA TTW, Methuen, MA UBS Financial Services, Inc, Worcester, MA UMass Lowell Career Services, Lowell, MA Universal Mobile Services, Ward Hill, MA University of Phoenix - Mass. Campus, Burlington, MA Unni Woodworks, Lawrence, MA Valcom Internet Services, Methuen, MA Vertex Designs, Inc., Andover, MA Wells Fargo Home Mortgage/T. Langlois, Malden, MA WHAV.NET, Haverhill, MA Wild Oats Markets, Inc., Andover, MA Work Opportunities Unlimited, Inc., Lowell, MA Zoe Alexi Muscular Therapy, Andover, MA

Thank You for Joining the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce! The best investment for your business!

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Membership Advantage Winter 2005 - 2006

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When Dr. Ian Davis, video game designer extraordinaire, decided to start his own software company, he turned to Lawrence Savings Bank for the financial fuel he needed to get his new company in Lawrence off the ground. We set Dr. Davis up with a small business loan and a line of credit. The rest, as they say, is history. Mad Doc’s first game, Star Trek®: Armada II™, was recently released by Activision™ and has received great reviews. Our commercial lending team at Lawrence Savings Bank is one of the most experienced in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Lawrence Savings Bank Ad We offer a full range of commercial loans, including lines of credit, SBA, asset purchase, development bonds and real estate. Lawrence Savings Bank is proud of our commitment to energizing the local economy by helping area businesses get the financial backing they need to grow, create jobs and bring prosperity to greater Lawrence. For more information about our commercial services, call 978-725-7615.
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