, Salem, MA

August 22, 2012

Business Briefcase

The Salem News

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Topsfield resident Sarah Powers

has been named director of admission at St. John’s Prep in Danvers. Previously she was associate director of admission at the Pingree School in Hamilton, where she also worked as a college counselor and director of alumni relations. Powers has a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College, where she was the starting goaltender on the school’s NCAA Final Four lacrosse team. She serves as head coach and program director for Synergy Lacrosse and co-president of the New England Prep School Women’s Lacrosse Association.


Beverly native Nancy MacDowell

joined J. Barrett & Company’s Gloucester office as a real estate agent. MacDowell is involved with the Rockport Garden Club and was a longtime member of the Historic District Commission.


Dana Newell

of Middleton joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Topsfield as a sales associate. He also serves as vice president of the Middleton Board of Trade.


Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett

was elected vice president of the National District Attorneys Association. Blodgett previously served as a director-at-large. He is one of 10 vice presidents and will serve for three years. Blodgett has served as district attorney for more than nine years.


Gary Coon

was named managing director of Salem-based Major League Investments, Inc., a family office serving professional athletes, celebrities and other affluent people. Coon is a former state representative and House minority whip . He has worked as a chief of staff for the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and as executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party. Coon earned a bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from Babson College.


Susan Sinrich, a Jack Conway Company real estate agent in Swampscott, was awarded the Tops in Listings and Sales awards at the firm’s midyear awards breakfast.

New businesses

The following businesses will be opening at the Northshore Mall in Peabody: The Container Store, DSW, Orvis, a two-story Brooks Brothers, Thai Grille & Sushi Cafe and Scosso Ristoranti & Martini Bar.


Get in Shape for Women, a fitness chain that offers small-group personal training, nutrition support and other services, will open at 10 Sylvan St., Suite 7, in Peabody.


The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members with ribbon cutting ceremonies: Stonewood Tavern, 139 Lynnfield St., Peabody; Apricot Lane Boutique, 210 Andover St., Peabody; and A Small Creation, 215 Newbury St., Peabody.


North Shore REACT

(Regional Elder Assistance Coordinating Team), a team of agencies working to protect senior citizens, was honored with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging at its annual conference in July. REACT was formed following a hoarding case where paramedics, public safety and protective services all responded, but all were operating in parallel, not in the best interest of the elder. By pooling resources, agencies save money and are able to respond more effectively when situations arise.


The Northeast Elder Care Alliance

was honored with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging at its annual conference in July. Launched in 2010 by North Shore Elder Services in Danvers, the alliance helps create a bridge between the medical community and community services through a social worker, or elder care options counselor, who meets with patients at their home or doctor’s office to plan their care needs.


Endicott College’s School of Hospitality Management

in Beverly received final approval for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. The School of Hospitality Management offers majors in hotel management and hospitality management, and concentrations in events management, senior community management and international hospitality management.