, Gloucester, MA

March 26, 2013

Cape Ann Business Briefcase

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Noble earns CASL designation

Lucas Noble, a financial services representative with Lucas Noble Financial, an office of MetLife, has earned the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) professional designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Noble met the experience and ethical requirements, and completed required coursework and examinations. CASL designees must meet ongoing continuing education requirements and agree to uphold The American College’s Code of Ethics.

As a CASL designee, Noble has learned the comprehensive skills needed to help address the unique financial needs of seniors and those preparing for retirement. He can provide knowledgeable advice on a broad range of financial topics including health insurance, long term care financing, pension planning, trusts, Medicare and Medicaid supplemental planning, estate planning, and more.

Noble is a graduate of Salem State College and is a certified financial planner. He is a member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) and MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table). Noble has worked in the financial services industry for six years.

McDermotts join RE/MAX

Bob and Sue McDermott have joined RE/MAX Advantage on the North Shore as the newest members of the sales team. Bob and Sue are full service real estate professionals working with buyers and sellers.

The McDermotts joined RE/MAX Advantage to share their passion for real estate. Bob and Sue believe that in today’s real estate market, there is simply no substitute for a good realtor.

Sue offers a caring and compassionate approach from her many years of helping others as a teacher and mentor for young adults.

Bob’s 28 years of experience in institutional equity sales allows for a sound financial structure for all your transactions.

“RE/MAX is the largest real estate company in the world, yet it allows us to be uniquely entrepreneurial, so we have all the resources and training of an international powerhouse, plus the freedom to provide our clients with innovative marketing and customer service programs tailored specifically to our North Shore market and our clients,” said Bob in a statement. “We develop innovative marketing and customer service programs. We make promises, and most importantly, we keep them! We are local experts, globally connected.”

Bob and Sue have recently completed another home renovation and live in Magnolia.

Salo Home Watch accredited again

Salo Home Watch has attained accreditation in the National Home Watch Association for the third consecutive year.

Salo Home Watch, which is owned by Dana Salo, serves the Cape Ann area. Visit

A 1983 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Salo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. For a number of years,he did clean-up work for real estate agents. It was through this work that the idea of running a Home Watch business was born in 2009.

The National Home Watch Association was formed in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch businesses throughout the United States and Canada.

Maritime Gloucester new board members

Maritime Gloucester recently announced the addition of two marine science educators and an environmentalist with extensive experience in nonprofit governance to its board of directors.

Gloucester native Lee Cunningham brings to the organization leadership experience in a variety of roles gained over 20 years as a director of Essex County Greenbelt. She is working with Executive Director Tom Balf and other directors on the organization’s strategic vision and plan and serves on the Advancement Committee.

Dr. Mari Butler is an assistant professor of science at Endicott College where she has taught for nine years. Her areas of expertise include oceanography, geographic information systems and environmentally related issues such as global climate change.

Mary Scofield is a marine science professional who taught middle and high school students for more than 25 years. She previously served on the boards of directors at Brookwood School and Pingree School. Today she is a career and education advisor at Wellspring House in Gloucester.

Both Butler and Scofield serve on the Maritime Gloucester Education Committee.

“We are very fortunate to have Lee, Mari and Mary as the newest members of the board,” said Balf in a statement. “They join 16 other directors and add greatly to the diversity of the board at a time when we are experiencing significant growth, especially by broadening the reach and scope of our marine science and maritime skill development programs.”

Maritime Gloucester’s mission is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences in America’s oldest seaport. It is located at 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester. Visit

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