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CERES supports the propagation of innovation, professional competence and integrity, entrepreneurship, and community service through active participation and charitable contributions to these prominent organizations and societies.


SPIE - International Society of Optical Engineering

SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.  Linda Smith is elected SPIE Senior Member.


ASA - American Society of Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is an organization of appraisal professionals. It represents all disciplines of appraisal specialists including valuation of closely held businesses.  Linda Smith is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation having passed ASA’s ethics exam and exams on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), on the Market, Income and Asset approaches to business valuation, and on advanced topics including international cost of capital, Monte Carlo simulation and real options, cost of capital in volatile markets, taxation of pass-through entities, and intangible value.


SPIE - International Society of Optical Engineering

Ernst & Young Entreprenurial Winning WomenTM

Linda Smith is a member of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM class of 2008.


NPI - National Photonics Initiative

The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the application of light - and drive US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security: advanced manufacturing, communications and information technology, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine.


OSA - Optical Society of America

OSA - Optical Society of America

The Optical Society of America (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them.


PMC - Pan Mass Challenge - Team Photon

PMC - Pan Mass Challenge - Team SolidWorks

The PMC is the single largest contributor to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country.  Last year, PMC raised $50 million and donated 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. These are crucial funds that make a difference in the lives of cancer patients around the world.


Alzheimer's Association - Massachusetts Chapter

Alzheimer's Association - Boston Marathon - Run for the Memory

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.


Babson College

Babson College

Babson College, located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is recognized internationally for its entrepreneurial leadership in a changing global environment.


University of Rochester Institute of Optics

University of Rochester Institute of Optics

Founded in 1929 as the first Optics education program in the United States of America by a grant from Kodak and Bausch and Lomb, The Institute of Optics is an academic department in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at The University of Rochester. The charter of The Institute of Optics is to educate the next generation of leaders in the field of Optics.

WBENC - Women's Business Enterprise National Council

WBENC - Woman's Business Enterprise National Council

CERES is certified as a women's business enterprise through WBENC, the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.  We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain.