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August 14, 2012

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Poirier promoted at accounting firm

Longtime Gloucester resident Robert A. Poirier, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to director of assurance services at Ambrosi Donahue Congdon & Co. P.C., announced Keith N. Congdon, president of the Newburyport-based accounting firm.

In a prepared statement, Congdon said that “Bob has been with Ambrosi Donahue Congdon since 2001 and brings over 20 years’ experience in taxes, accounting, and auditing of small businesses and non-profit corporations. He is responsible for planning and managing the audits and accounting services for a wide range of commercial and non-profit clients, as well as managing the firm’s quality control standards. Bob specializes in single audits, Yellow Book audits, compliance audits, and Uniform Financial Reports.”

Long a member of the Cape Ann business community, Poirier and his family have called Gloucester home for more than 20 years. He received his BS, cum laude, from Salem State University in 1988, his CPA certification in 1992, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

J Barrett & Company named top brokers

J Barrett & Company, an independent real estate company, recently announced that 13 of the firm’s brokers have achieved Top 20 status on the North Shore according to MLSPIN.

The list, which encompasses eight of the North Shore’s most desired communities — Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, and Rockport— covers 2012 (from Jan. 1 to Aug.t 6) for “Total Sales Volume” and “Total Solds.”

Mimi Pruett of Manchester tops the list at No. 1. Emily McPherson of Manchester is No. 7, with Joan Henderson of Hamilton at No. 9.

J Barrett brokers are ranked 13 through 20 starting with the team of

Sandy Carpienter and Lynne Saporito, followed by Edward Dick, Binni Hackett, Jeanne Carpenter, Josephine Baker, Holly Fabyan, Michele Vivian, and the team of Ann Olivio and Chris Moore.

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