News from our members

Research Results, Inc. Appoints Chief Client Officer

Fitchburg, MA, October 2019 – Research Results, Inc. – the industry leading market research operations partner – announces the appointment of Ellen Pieper as the company’s Chief Client Officer. The appointment reaffirms Research Results’ commitment to consistently providing a best-in-class infrastructure, high-touch customer service and a dedication to deliver the highest quality research data and deliverables to our clients.

In this new role, Pieper will be responsible for the leadership, vision, and financial performance of the team of subject matter experts and offerings. She will strategically drive business growth across the company. Pieper will implement strategies that will expand and build relationships. This transformative role will be market-focused, client-facing, commercially oriented, and a magnet for our internal and external stakeholders.

“Ellen is a force of nature within the industry and brings her experiences, energy and vision to an already amazing team. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Research Results family,” said John Zarrella, President of Research Results.

Pieper was previously the Chief Revenue Officer for Symmetric, a sampling firm based in Arlington TX. Prior to this, Pieper spent almost 7 years at WPP-owned Lightspeed GMI, where she latterly served as Account Executive, as well as a Client Operations Coordinator in Bellevue, WA. She has a degree in Psychology with a concentration in statistics and research from Columbia University in New York City. She has also achieved the designation of Professional Researcher Certification from the PRC Board of the MRA.

Pieper is currently the President-Elect of the Southwest Chapter of the Insights Association, sits on the Board of Directors for the Master of Science in Marketing Research (MSMR) program at the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of the Women in Research (WIRe) Association, where in 2018 she was named a “C-Track” up and comer.

About Research Results, Inc.

For over 30 years, Research Results has combined the latest technologies with a talented staff of customer-driven professionals to deliver innovative marketing research solutions with unparalleled client service. Research Results takes pride in our close-knit culture and our undying focus on relationship building. We don’t want to be your vendor, we want to be a partner for our clients. And we don’t want our staff to feel like employees, we want them to feel like part of a big family. We work hard, we play hard, and for 30 years, we’ve stayed true to our philosophy. We’re partners and family, and it shows.

Research Results, Inc. Appoints Chief Operations Officer

 

Fitchburg, MA, October 2019 – Research Results, Inc. – the industry leading market research operations partner – announces the promotion of Stephen Oldfield as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. The appointment reaffirms Research Results’ commitment to consistently providing a best-in-class infrastructure, high-touch customer service and a dedication to deliver the highest quality research data and deliverables to our clients.

In this new role, Oldfield will have responsibility for day-to-day implementation of strategy and cultural initiatives within the business. He will help implement policies and strategies that will help to foster ongoing healthy client relationships. Oldfield will also continue his role as a team lead on selected major accounts.

“Stephen is one of our all-time success stories here at Research Results. He always sets a positive example in all aspects of the business, whether with the staff, in client management, or representing the company externally at conferences and the like,” said John Zarrella, President of Research Results.

Oldfield was previously the Director of Client Services at Research Results where, along with his colleagues, established the company’s “client first” strategies for successful client relationship management as well as improved operational efficiencies. He has his Master of Business Administration from Fitchburg State University and has been an active presenter at several industry events.

About Research Results, Inc.

For over 30 years, Research Results has combined the latest technologies with a talented staff of customer-driven professionals to deliver innovative marketing research solutions with unparalleled client service. Research Results takes pride in our close-knit culture and our undying focus on relationship building. We don’t want to be your vendor, we want to be a partner for our clients. And we don’t want our staff to feel like employees, we want them to feel like part of a big family. We work hard, we play hard, and for 30 years, we’ve stayed true to our philosophy. We’re partners and family, and it shows.

Fitchburg State University: OSHA Training Seminar

Details:

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM
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Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

$200 Registration Fee

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program This course is ideal for all workers with safety and health responsibilities, and for employee safety and health awareness. Students will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as, general construction industry safety and health principles covered in OSHA Act Part 1926. Special emphasis will be placed on areas most hazardous using OSHA standards as a guide.

Training Objectives:

  • State the purpose of the OSHA Act and list the functions of OSHA
  • List the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSH Act
  • Outline the general requirements for general safety standards in construction
  • Establish the guidelines and requirements for special purpose equipment

 

To learn more or to register, please click here.

Leominster Credit Union Holding a Free Mortgage Info Session this Fall

Leominster, MA – Leominster Credit Union (LCU) is holding a free Mortgage Info Session on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at LCU headquarters, 18 Adams Street, Leominster from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

This LCU Mortgage Info Session will address the specific needs of most homebuyers including first-time buyers, buyers moving after owning for several years, or buyers entering the market after having credit issues in the past. Attend the session and meet LCU Loan Officers, local realtors, attorneys, home inspectors and LCU Financing Specialists who will answer questions regarding the home buying process and what to expect. Topics will include: buying, refinancing, downsizing, second homes, investments, the application process, purchase and sales, inspections, and benefits of borrowing locally.

Matt Dufault, AVP Mortgage Origination stated, “This seminar will not only give you the basics of buying a home, but also the opportunity to establish a plan for home ownership based on your personal situation.”

LCU has programs available for not only for first-time homebuyers, but for any buyer who needs help getting mortgage-ready. Borrowers may be able to qualify for a mortgage much sooner than they expected.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register online, please visit leominstercu.com/mortgage-info-session.

LCU Headquarters, 18 Adams Street, Leominster, MA 01453 Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00PM – 7:00PM

Founded in 1954, Leominster Credit Union (LCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a full range of deposit, lending and other financial services. Headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, LCU is proud to claim nearly 50,000 members and more than $700 million in assets. LCU has seven branch locations in Leominster, Clinton, Holden, North Leominster, Sterling and Worcester with ATM services at all branch locations. LCU also provides 24 hour banking via Mobile and Online services. Visit leominstercu.com or call 800-649-4646.

NEADS Celebrates 21 New Service Dog Teams at its Fall Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, November 3

NEADS Service Dog teams, their friends and families, as well as NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and supporters come together to recognize these life-changing partnerships

 

What:                   NEADS Fall 2019 Graduation

When:                 Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2pm-4pm

Where:               Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”),
1050 Westminster Street (Route 2A), Fitchburg, Mass

Admission:       FREE; suggested donation is $5 per person upon entrance

PRINCETON, Mass., October 28, 2019 – NEADS World Class Service Dogs holds its 78th Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, November 3 at 2pm at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (“Monty Tech”) in Fitchburg, Mass. The public is invited and welcome to join the celebration.

 

Graduating teams share their personal, moving stories of how having a Service Dog has affected their lives. This fall’s graduating class represents a wide range of NEADS Service Dogs, including Service Dogs for Veterans, Service Dogs for individuals with physical disabilities, Service Dogs for Hearing, Service Dogs for Children, and Assistance Dogs for professionals in classroom, courthouse, and hospital settings.

In recognition of our veteran clients and Veterans Day, the program also features a “fireside chat” with three organizations who are integral to the NEADS community: the Blue Star Mothers of Leominster and Worcester, and Quilts of Valor. The Blue Star Mothers have been providing meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – for veteran clients during their training on campus since 2006. The Quilts of Valor have presented beautiful, hand-made quilts to each of our veteran clients since 2010. Together, these organizations have provided more than 3,800 meals and more than 125 quilts for NEADS veteran clients. Ann Marie Slomcheck (Blue Star Mothers Leominster), Karen Belliveau (Blue Star Mothers Worcester), and Darlene Coit (Quilts of Valor) will share their experiences and address the critical role they play in providing veterans with a sense of belonging and community.

NEADS will also have a collection box available for anyone who has an American flag that is ready for retirement. NEADS is collecting these flags so they can be properly retired.

 

The graduating teams come from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, and Colorado.

About NEADS Inc.        

NEADS Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Princeton, Massachusetts. Established in 1976, NEADS offers the widest array of Service Dog programs in the industry, including Service Dogs for adults and children with a physical disability, Service Dogs for veterans, Service Dogs for Hearing, and Service Dogs for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. NEADS dogs are also partnered with professionals in classroom, therapy, hospital, ministry, and courthouse settings. For more information, please visit neads.org.

Beacon of Hope to Hold Harvest Dinner

Beacon of Hope Community Services will celebrate its 32nd anniversary at its Annual Harvest Dinner Dance on Friday, Nov. 1 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster.

This fun-filled event starts at 6 p.m. and showcases local “celebrities” who will perform songs, dances, challenges and tell jokes at the command of those attending. This year’s “celebrities” include Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, Fitchburg Mayor Steve DiNatale, Frank and Jen of WXLO-FM 104.5, Kathy DiRusso, Dave Ginisi, Leominster Superintendent of Schools Paula Deacon and many more. Mike Cooley, owner of The Monument Tap, will emcee the event, while DJ Ray Richard provides music and entertainment.

This year, Beacon of Hope will honor Cooley for his good deeds with the organization and local community.

Proceeds from the event directly benefit services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Tickets are $40 per person and must be reserved in advance. For more information, call (978) 840-2727 or e-mail info@beaconofhopema.org.