SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 7, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Mickey Northcutt, executive director of North Shore Community Development Coalition, joined the Salem Rotary Club. Prior to joining, Northcutt visited the club several times as a guest speaker.

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Kelly Delaney, owner of Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, was honored with Daily Item of Lynn’s North of Boston Businesswoman of the Year Lydia E. Pinkham Award in the medium-size business category. Gayla Bartlett of Cranney Home Services in Danvers was awarded the same honor but in the large-size business category. Delaney and Bartlett were recognized during a breakfast reception hosted by the chamber.

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Marblehead resident Claude Lancome, executive vice president and in-house counsel for Coast and Harbor Associates, was appointed a trustee of Salem State University by Gov. Deval Patrick. Lancome is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Law School and also holds a certification from the American Arbitration Association as a construction arbitrator. Lancome is a member of the Boston Bar Association and has long been involved in both professional and community activities. He currently serves as a member of the energy and infrastructure committee of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, chairman of the professional development/corporate real estate network for the International Facility Management Association of Boston, and chairman of the regional outreach committee of the Urban Land Institute, Boston/New England Council. Lancome is also a member of the Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children’s boards of governors and serves on the quality of care committee at Tufts Medical Center. Lancome was sworn in to the Salem State University Board of Trustees on Sept. 16.

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Justina Polvere, a public health nurse from the Salem Board of Health, has completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction training facility in the nation. The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers and other government officials from state, local and tribal governments. Training courses focus on incident management, mass casualty response and emergency response to catastrophic natural disasters or terrorist acts. Resident training at the CDP includes health care and public health courses at the Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital dedicated to training health care professionals in disaster preparedness and response.

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Rick Bettencourt joined Mortgage Network Inc., an industry-leading independent mortgage lender, as branch manager for the new Danvers office, 52 Maple St. Bettencourt is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Mortgage Professionals, where he serves as vice chairman of the Government Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Mortgage Association Board of Directors and chairman of the Education Committee.

Giving

The John T. Heard Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Ipswich and the Budleigh Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Beverly donated a wheelchair and motorized scooter to the Hamilton-Wenham school system. The lodges’ hospital equipment program is a districtwide program and is available to Masons and non-Masons alike.

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The sold-out third annual Mystery Dine Around event, held Sept. 28, raised more than $25,000 to benefit Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina hosted the event, which included the support of a dozen of the North Shore’s finest restaurants. More than 150 guests attended the event, which began at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina’s Regatta Pub for a reception and hors d’oeuvres. Following the reception, guests were assigned and transported via trolley and bus to a “Mystery Dining” destination, where they were treated to dinner at a local restaurant. Guests returned to the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina ballroom for dancing, a dessert buffet and a live auction, hosted by Billy Costa.

New businesses

Tilly’s, a surf and skate gear shop, is slated to open a chain in early December at the Northshore Mall. Tilly’s is a leading West Coast specialty retailer in the action sports industry. The mall is at 210 Andover St. in Peabody.

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The Graphic Jam, a screen-printing and sign company, held its grand opening on Monday, Nov. 5, at its new location, 140 Elliott St., C-2, Beverly.

Milestones

Marblehead native Scott Hitchcock, the current executive director of the Cape Ann YMCA and former youth and family director at the Marblehead-Swampscott Y, was named the new head of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA. Prior to the Cape Ann YMCA, Hitchcock served as the associate executive director of the 10,000-member Greater Beverly YMCA. Hitchcock succeeds Meegan O’Neil, who’s moving to the position of chief marketing and strategy officer at the Beverly-based YMCA of the North Shore, a seven-facility regional association of YMCAs, which cumulatively serves more than 40,000 members. The Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA serves more than 14,000 members in Marblehead, Swampscott and Salem.

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Karl’s Sausage Kitchen and European Market hosted a two-day celebration to honor the grand opening of its new store, cafe and sausage-making facility at 1 Bourbon St., Peabody. Festivities included an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, German food and beverages, and live entertainment by the Oktoberfest German Band. Karl’s moved to Peabody after residing in Saugus for more than 50 years.