Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 4, 2013

Business briefs


Boston Partners Financial Group of Andover, led by Managing Partner Mark Marroni, JD, LLM, CLU, ChFC, was named the recipient of the Leading with Excellence – President’s Trophy from John Hancock Financial Network.

This is the highest honor JHFN bestows upon one of its independent firms nationwide, according to a company release.

As recipient of JHFN’s top award, the firm, its management team and financial representatives have demonstrated that they consistently deliver a personalized, high-touch approach to helping their clients achieve their financial goals.

Boston Financial Partners Group is focused on ensuring clients’ financial well-being through client-centric comprehensive planning. The firm has 19 offices in seven states including Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington.

“We are honored to be part of such a powerful, national network of professional financial firms and representatives,” said Marroni. “It’s always a team effort when you achieve this kind of recognition. We’re proud of our strong, market focused organization. We put clients first and that in turn delivers the freedom, flexibility and support to attract and keep exceptional financial professionals to our Boston Partners family.”

Events at North Shore Business Forum

The North Shore Business Forum will offer the following events during April. NSBF meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62 East in Danvers. The $11 admission fee includes a continental breakfast. Preregistration is not required.

The events are:

“Networking On and Off Line” on April 5 with speaker Charlene St. Jean of Beverly’s Purple Diamond.

“If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Get Rid of This Clutter?”: Sallie Felton, of Hamilton’s Sallie Felton Life Coaching, will speak on April 12 on her book “If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Get Rid of This Clutter?”

“How Local Chambers Can Help Small Business” on April 19 with speaker John Somes, president of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce.

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