Three local sales associates were recognized recently by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of New England. Janice Kostopoulos of Marblehead earned Top Agent of the Year status for achieving the highest number of listings and sales in 2011. Salem resident Zoe Karademos was runner-up, and Swampscott resident Kathy Mulcahy-Gallagher earned honorable mention.
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Dr. Craig Grimes, a North Shore Medical Center physician, was selected from 1,000 primary care doctors to receive the Primary Care Award for Innovation from Partners HealthCare. Grimes was recognized by his colleagues for his innovations in creating a more efficient practice.
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Stephanie Aitchison and Mary Guay were promoted to co-managers in Cummings Properties' leasing and operations department at the Cummings Center in Beverly. Aitchison, an eight-year veteran of the firm, will be the client service manager. Guay, who joined the company a year ago, will be client relations manager.
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Marcie Gingle of Sagan Realtors has completed Course 202 of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Realtor Institute program. The two-day course updates Realtors and real estate associates about current issues and trends.
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Hamilton resident Christine Grammas has joined J. Barrett & Company's Beverly office as a Realtor. Grammas is also on the board of the Chebacco Lake Association.
Danversbank Charitable Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Beverly Hospital's Connecting Young Moms program, which provides services for young mothers who have limited resources. The program offers a free doula service, allowing young mothers to have a trained labor companion before, during and after birth. It also provides emergency assistance by providing such items as warm winter clothes, diapers, breast-feeding supplies and other essentials.
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TD Bank's Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 to the Essex National Heritage Commission for its Youth Summer Jobs Corps program. The donation will allow three additional teens to work at National Park sites in Salem and Saugus. The youths work for eight to 12 weeks in the summer, rotating through a variety of jobs, and are given assistance on how to prepare for work, workplace expectations, ré©sumé© preparation and career development.