SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 29, 2013

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Dori Prescott has been promoted to director of home care at SeniorCare Inc., where she will be responsible for management of state-funded home-care programs that SeniorCare administers. Prescott has served as SeniorCare’s spacial programs manager for 13 years. She has a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College and a master’s degree in social work from Salem State University. SeniorCare is a regional aging and disability agency and has an office in Beverly.

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Hamilton resident Hannah Ginley has been named director of organizational development at Windover Construction in Manchester. Prior to joining Windover, Ginley worked at Harvard Business School as an administrative manager. Ginley graduated with a degree in psychology from Boston University.

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Beverly resident Kevin Hansen has been named director of estimating at Windover Construction in Manchester. Previously he worked for Suffolk Construction and Shawmut Design and Construction. Hansen graduated with a degree in construction engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage honored several local sales associates for performing in the top percentile of the company’s associates worldwide. John Farrell of Hamilton received the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite award; Jay Burnham of Hamilton, and Fay Salt and Michael McNiff of Beverly received the Diamond Society award; Peter Dorsey of Beverly received the Sterling Society award; and Pamela Spiros of Danvers was recognized with the President’s Circle award.

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Milestone

The Massachusetts Cultural Council recently honored the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival with its Gold Star Award for excellence in community arts and culture. Since its inception, the festival has raised nearly $25,000 for local music education programs and student scholarships. Funding from the Salem Cultural Council helps support the festival.

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Giving

Simon Property Group’s Simon Malls and Premium Outlets in New England donated $100,000 to One Fund Boston in support of those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Through May 31, Simon Malls is accepting donations from shoppers who visit Simon Guest Services at their properties, including the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers and Northshore Mall in Peabody.

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Beverly Main Streets and the city of Beverly have awarded a total of $25,000 in matching grants to the following downtown businesses as part of the 2013 Facade and Sign Improvement Grant Program: Café Salerno, 73 Cabot St.; The Wild Horse, 392 Cabot St.; Trattoria Bella Mia, 218 Cabot St.; a new restaurant coming soon to the former China Buffet building, 214 Cabot St.; La Victoria Taqueria, 6 Wallis St.; Stephanie’s Hair Design, 143 Cabot St.; Sew Creative and Creative Yarns, 14-16 Elliott St.; Aligned for Life Chiropractic, 317-319 Rantoul St.; and Little Italy Pizzeria, 294A Cabot St.