SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 9, 2014

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Patrick Cornelissen, director of operations at Endicott College’s Office of Events and Conferencing, was honored with the 2014 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors. The presentation was made at the group’s annual conference in New Orleans. Cornelissen, who joined Endicott College in 2003, received the award for his work managing the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance, a classic car show that serves as a scholarship fundraiser at the college. This year’s event takes place July 26 and 27.

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Kathy Babinski, a Beverly native, has retired from her position as a care manager at SeniorCare, where she managed services for clients living in the Agawam Village and Whittier Park complexes in Ipswich. A graduate of Salem State College, Babinski has also worked as a biology and chemistry teacher at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. Prior to SeniorCare, Babinski worked at Blueberry Hill in Beverly, North Shore Visiting Nurse Association in Gloucester and as a nutrition case manager at SeniorCare. SeniorCare’s branches include Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield and Wenham.

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The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers awarded Laurie Grant, a Peabody resident, with the Emerging Leader Award at the chapter’s annual conference on April 4. A licensed clinical social worker, Grant manages the Hoarding Outreach Program at Greater Lynn Senior Services and runs a private practice, She has a master’s degree in social work from Boston University and a Lois Lowry Gerontological and Human Service Management certification.

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Terry Cook has been named northeast regional director of The Trustees of Reservations, one of the state’s largest land conservation nonprofits. In his new role, Cook will oversee the strategic direction and management of The Trustees’ 20 properties in the region, including the Castle Hill and Crane Beach properties in Ipswich, Appleton Farms in Ipswich and Long Hill in Beverly. Prior to joining The Trustees, Cook spent 20 years at The Nature Conservancy, where he most recently served as the state director in Kentucky. He is a doctoral candidate in barrier island ecology at the University of Virginia.

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Harriet Bering has been named site medical director of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates’ Beverly practice. Dr. Bering joined The Medical Group, which became the Beverly practice of Harvard Vanguard, in 1991. She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and received her medical degree from Stanford University. She also has a master’s of medical management from Carnegie Melon University.

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Libby Culbertson, a Topsfield resident, has joined J. Barrett & Company as a real estate agent in the firm’s Prides Crossing office.

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Salem resident Zoe Karademos, a sales associate with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Salem, has received the firm’s Sterling Society award, which recognizes the top 16 percent of approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

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Beverly resident Terese Trapani has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in the Beverly office.

Milestones

Acura of Peabody has earned Dealership of Distinction honors for its 2013 performance in all areas of operation that affect client experience. The award is considered Acura’s highest dealership honor. This is the seventh year that Acura of Peabody has received the award.