Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 18, 2013

Business Briefs

‘Investing in STEM’ program

North Shore Technology Council’s breakfast event, “Investing in STEM: Why It Makes Sense for Your Business,” will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers.

Panelists Stephanie Lee, regional director of external affairs for Verizon Communications, New England; Dr. Lane Glen, president of Northern Essex Community College; and Brandy Wilbur, STEM coordinator for Swampscott High School, will address why it is in businesses’ best interests to make STEM education an imperative and how businesses can engage with educators to make a difference.

The panelists will also discuss issues faced by educational institutions in developing and maintaining interest in STEM fields and aligning standards. Networking and a continental breakfast begin at 7 a.m., followed by the program at 7:45 a.m. Registration is $25 NSTC members, $50 nonmembers. To register, visit For more information, email

Drinon receives professional award

David S. Drinon, ChFC, CLTC, a financial professional and senior vice president with Boston Partners Financial Group, LLC, has qualified for the ACE Silver Award.

The ACE (Achieving Client Excellence) award is one of the highest honors that John Hancock Financial Network bestows on financial professionals within the national network.

Drinon, of Andover, has been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. He is a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, an international, independent association of financial professionals comprised of the top 1 percent of the world’s best life insurance and financial service professionals.

Drinon has served as past treasurer and board member of the Andover Rotary Club and is a member of the Andover Country Club. He is also an accomplished artist, recently opening an art studio in Lowell, and is an active member and contributor to the Arts Institute Group of Merrimack Valley and the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He lives in town with his wife, Cindy.

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