, Salem, MA


September 5, 2012

Business Briefcase



Gayla Bartlett presented a workshop on 25 years of women in Kiwanis International at the Kiwanis New England and Bermuda District Convention. Kiwanis International is celebrating its 25-year anniversary of allowing women’s membership in the organization. The Kiwanis district honored Bartlett as one of the top 25 up-and-coming women leaders in the organization’s district. Bartlett, the manager of Cranney Self Storage, is the incoming vice president of Danvers Kiwanis and incoming president of North Shore Women in Business.


Peabody resident Jennifer Brennan was named

general manager of Cakes for Occasions, a gourmet, nut-free pastry shop in Danvers. Brennan has worked at the bakery for nine years, first as a cake decorator and most recently as the wedding coordinator for custom-design wedding cakes. Brennan will oversee all retail operations and manage a staff of 30.


Swampscott resident Flori Schwartz

was named director of community campaigns and women’s philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. Prior to her new position, Schwartz worked as campaign counsel for JFNS. She’s served as campaign director for Temple Ahavat Achim’s capital campaign, director of development at the North Shore Music Theatre and associate director of development at the Anti-Defamation League. Schwartz is a former JFNS board member and currently serves on Cohen Hillel Academy’s board of trustees and the New England regional board of the Anti-Defamation League. She is a member of Temple Sinai in Marblehead.


The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome its new member, SUP East Coast Style. The event included demonstrations, a sunset paddle and a barbecue at the business’s launch location on Dead Horse Beach in Salem. SUP East Coast Style offers stand-up paddle board rentals, lessons and youth programs.

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