New offices for The Financial Advisors

The Financial Advisors LLC, an independent financial advisory firm, has moved to new offices at 26 Essex St. in Andover.

“We’re growing and we simply needed more space,” Dick Sumberg, president of the firm, said in a release. “But we never thought of leaving Andover. It’s such a great town. We looked at a lot of different options in town before deciding on the Essex Street location. It’s a great location and a great building.”

Sumberg, who is president of the board of directors for Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, is a longtime Andover resident. 

LaFlamme, Faziolis honored by Home Health Foundation

David LaFlamme, CEO of North Shore Bank and past board chairman of Home Health Foundation, as well as Clive and Suzanne Fazioli, founders of the Fazioli Charitable Foundation, were honored at Home Health Foundation’s annual Legacy of Leading benefit dinner recently at Andover Country Club.

The event paid tribute to those who support the health and well-being of the Greater Merrimack Valley communities, and demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the agencies of the Home Health Foundation. 

Home Health VNA is a nonprofit agency affiliated with HomeCare, Inc. and Merrimack Valley Hospice. Together, they serve more than 100 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, northeastern Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire. Visit for more information.

Howard tapped as AAA trainer

Josh Howard of Andover, branch manager of the AAA office in Lowell, was recently selected to train groups of employees on “Member Service Excellence Standards,” which is at the core of the company’s mission statement.

Howard himself has completed nearly 100 courses, most of which are part of AAA’s leadership program.

“We are an organization focused on service and my goal is to let people know we can help to save them lots of valuable time and in many cases, a considerable amount of money,” Howard said in a release.

In addition to providing travel services, Howard’s staff of financial service counselors can help with acquiring auto loans, insurance and more. His team can also assist with a variety of travel needs.

Howard and his wife, Heather, both grew up in Andover. They live on Launching Road with their six children.

Sherwin-Williams opens in Shawsheen

The Andover Sherwin-Williams store celebrated its new location at Shawsheen Plaza, 209 North Main St., with a grand opening event.

Customers of the new location can enjoy personalized, one-on-one service where individual tastes and preferences in color and design can be explored. Sherwin-Williams staff are on hand to help customers transform any living space. The staff is also trained to help professional contractors with services that include on-site delivery, custom color matching, credit programs, specification assistance and technical advice.

The store is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit


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