, Gloucester, MA

January 8, 2013

Business Briefcase

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Noble achieves Round Table

Gloucester resident Lucas Noble of Lucas Noble Financial, an office of MetLife, has achieved membership in the financial industries’ prestigious Million Dollar Round Table. Million Dollar Round Table, or MDRT, is recognized as the standard of excellence in the industry.

Noble is a certified financial planner professional. He is a member of NAIFA, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers, is the chair of a local City Committee, and serves as a member of the State Committee.

In his time at MetLife, Noble has qualified for both Leader’s and President’s Conference, an honor bestowed to a select set of MetLife’s top producers. Noble was recently named one of Boston’s “Five Star” wealth managers. He has worked in the financial services industry since 2006.

As a member of MDRT, Noble has demonstrated exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. The association makes up less than one percent of the world’s most successful financial services professionals from 76 nations and territories.

Gelman accepted in education association

The Independent Educational Consultants Association, (IECA), recently announced that Lisa Gelman, Ph.D., of Apt Tutoring & Test Prep has been accepted as a professional member in the association.

Professional membership in IECA is reserved for only the most capable and experienced independent educational consultants (IECs). It requires an appropriate master’s degree or comparable training, and a minimum of three years’ experience in college admissions. In addition, members must have visited a minimum of 50 campuses, meet IECA’s professional standards, and subscribe to its Principles of Good Practice.

Gelman has been an independent college counselor since 2003 and has helped more than a hundred students and their parents navigate the college admission process. Her offices are located in Manchester, Weymouth and Hingham.

Gelman is a graduate of Smith College and holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming an IEC, Gelman taught as a visiting professor at Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania. She works primarily with college-bound high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, ensuring that the college admission process is successful and stress-free.

Gas prices up another 4 cents per gallon

BOSTON (AP) — Gas prices in Massachusetts have jumped four cents per gallon in the past week.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular jumped to an average of $3.45 per gallon. That’s still two cents lower than a month ago, but eight cents higher than at the same time last year.

The current price in Massachusetts is 16 cents above the national average.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling as low as $3. 27 per gallon and as high as $3.99. Prices on Cape Ann on Monday ranged from $3.49 a gallon in Gloucester to $3.69 per gallon in Rockport.

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