Nathan Panetta has been named show manager for the Jumper Classic, New England’s largest international equestrian show jumping event held at Maplecroft Farm in Ipswich. Panetta has designed courses and worked at the Jumper Classic for the past five years. He apprenticed at the Jumper Classic with Grand Prix course designer Linda Allen for three years. Panetta has also built many of the jumps for the Jumper Classic and was the course designer of ring three for two years. Panetta owns and operates Panetta Show Services.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will honor the following individuals and businesses at the Mary Upton Ferrin Community Service Award Ceremony today: Maria Ferri, director of vocational education in Peabody, will receive the Mary Upton Ferrin Award for demonstrating leadership and serving as a role model and champion of humanitarian-based efforts; Atlantic Ambulance Service in Peabody will receive the Business Leadership Award for demonstrating a high standard of excellence in business leadership and community involvement; Melissa Tecce and Deanna Leombruno, co-owners of Santoro’s of Peabody, will receive the Desire King Award, which recognizes a women-owned or -operated business that embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and serves as an inspiration to others; Community Spirit Awards will also be presented to Mary Emeromistis for her service in the after-school language program at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church and posthumously to Barbara Doucette for her dedication and love of preserving Peabody’s history for more than 40 years.
Pat Leathers joined the North Shore Community Development Coalition as the director of finance. Most recently, Leathers served as the fiscal director for North Shore Community Action Programs. North Shore Community Development Coalition is located in Salem.
Realtors Gail Guittarr and Abby Guittarr-Beaulieu, both residents of Beverly, joined J. Barrett & Company’s office in Beverly Farms. Guittarr, an accredited buyer’s representative, joined the real estate firm as vice president. Guittarr-Beaulieu, Guittarr’s daughter, became a full-time agent in 2003 after graduating from Salem State with a Bachelor of Science in communications. Both are members of the Boston Board of Realtors.