Strand Receives Community Service Award

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2019
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While we're nearing the end of our celebration of 25 years in the B-to-B marketing business, we're thrilled to have been recognized by our city and state for our dedication to community service. Last week, we received a Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry “Anchor Award” for two and half decades of participation in the community and economy of our historic shipbuilding city. Recognition also came from the State of Massachusetts’ House of Representatives, as Newburyport/Amesbury State Rep., James Kelcourse, joined the Chamber and presented the state’s official seal and certificate of appreciation.

Among the many accolades that culminated in this award for Strand, includes this month’s community coat drive which marks the 5th year in which we've organized our “Keep Our Community Warm” campaign. It’s resulted in hundreds of winter coats, clothing items, and blankets reaching those in need throughout the holiday season. (To learn how you can contribute, visit our Facebook page at

Strand was also noted for being an avid supporter of the Newburyport Education Foundation, Port Pride (a get out the vote initiative to support the building and renovating of elementary and middle schools in Newburyport), the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, Newburyport’s Riverfront Music Festival, Newburyport Education and Business Coalition (NEBC), Newburyport Youth Services, Triton School District PTA, Custom House Museum, the Salvation Army, Newburyport Community Services, and the Jeanne Geiger Women’s Crisis Center. Founder and CEO, David Strand, has also served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce (including as Chairman in 2017), and the NEBC, and the strategic advisory team for Newburyport’s latest master plan.

“We’re humbled and honored to receive this recognition from our community and the state,” said David Strand. “It truly has been our pleasure to participate in keeping this ocean-side borough one of Massachusetts’ true gems. When it comes to balancing all the cultural, recreational, creative, and economic necessities, and community spirit, that make a community an awesome place to live, work, and play, greater Newburyport is simply one of the best in the country. We’re lucky to be a part of it.”

While Strand is recognized as one the country’s leading branding and demand generation experts for manufacturers of complex materials, devices and equipment, we’ve also left our mark on the local landscape, having designed the brand identities for Newburyport’s Chase & Lunt Insurance (now Eastern Insurance), Port Pride, Newburyport’s 250th Anniversary Celebration, Vaunix Technology Corporation, Axis Computer Networks, and the non-profit, Turning Point, as well as Amesbury’s ARC Technologies (now Hexcel).

What are we all about when it comes to business?

For those just getting to know us, Strand is a full-service strategic marketing and advertising agency focused on servicing the unique needs of growth-oriented high-tech and industrial manufacturers of complex materials, devices and equipment. Our approach to creating powerful visual brand identities, SEO optimized websites, and integrated digital advertising campaigns has been continually refined over these last 25 years. As a result, companies engaged with Strand enjoy reliable and efficient B-to-B campaigns and platforms, and a working relationship akin to hiring a senior-level marketing and design team direct from their industry.

To view samples of our creative, website design and development, and demand generation work, visit:

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