Pamela Nottingham of Marblehead, managing director of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Beverly, was named to Wells Fargo's Premier Advisors Program for the fourth year, based on her level of production and professional service. She has been a financial adviser with Wells Fargo for 20 years and has a master's degree in business from Salem State University. She is a member of the Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club.
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Ferdinand Alvaro Jr. of Marblehead was named to Eastern Bank's board of trustees. Alvaro is a partner-in-charge at the Boston office of Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP. Eastern Bank has branches in Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott.
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Lisa-Marie Cashman of Ipswich has joined J. Barrett & Company in the Beverly office. Cashman has been a real estate agent since 1997 and has worked in communities throughout the North Shore.
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Lauren Gawlik was named senior account manager and Brian Ball was named interactive media buyer at King Fish Media in Salem. Together, Gawlik and Ball bring more than 15 years of marketing experience to the marketing agency in Salem.
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Marjorie Empacher was awarded a two-sapphire Paul Harris Pin by Marblehead Rotary Club President Bill Coolidge, to mark Empacher's longtime work as a tutor for illiterate adults on the North Shore. Empacher has a doctorate from Boston University and is a Marblehead Rotary Club member.
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Glovsky & Glovsky in Beverly has expanded its team of attorneys. Anne Grant will focus on real estate law, including residential and commercial transactions, zoning, and land use. Bryan Natale will work with closely held businesses on a variety of issues, including acquisitions, operational issues, exit strategies and succession planning.
Thomas Riquier, a financial planner and president of The Retirement Financial Center in Danvers, recently hosted an economic update summit featuring Brian Levitt, the corporate economist at Oppenheimer Fund and a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News and PBS' Nightly Business Report.
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Ron and Joyce Trapasso of Attwill Furniture Company of Lynn have joined the Antiques Gallery's group shop at Pickering Wharf in Salem. Ron, a master craftsman, creates custom-designed furniture, does restorations and sells antique furniture. Ron trained under J. Sanger Attwill in Lynn.
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Salem CyberSpace, a Salem program that provides educational programs for low-income youths and adults, has formed a Leadership Council to assist with fundraising, community relations, partnership opportunities, internships and other needs. Members of the council are Kim Driscoll, mayor of Salem; Wayne Burton, president of North Shore Community College; Stephen Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art; Patricia Maguire Meservey, president of Salem State University; Richard Wylie, president of Endicott College; Robert Crosby, president of NESI Inc.; Steven Dodge, CEO of Windover LLC; Wendi Goldsmith, president of Bioengineering Group; William Howard, CEO of Beverly Cooperative Bank; and Frederick Schmid, fellow at GT Advanced Technologies (founder and CEO of Crystal Systems).
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, March 15, at its new office at 50 Dodge St., Beverly. Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon and John Somes, executive director of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce, will join Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, and leaders of the real estate company, including Erminio Grasso, regional vice president, and Katharine Pickering, sales manager, for the ceremony.
To commemorate American Red Cross Month in March, International Cars Ltd. and its five New England car dealerships, including Honda North in Danvers, is offering employee pricing to first responders and emergency personnel. For every vehicle sold companywide in March, ICL will also donate $100 (up to $10,000) to the American Red Cross.
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The North Shore Community Development Coalition was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation to hire a sustainable building consultant, New Ecology Inc., to improve the energy efficiency of each of the 11 Salem Point apartment buildings the agency manages. New Ecology Inc.'s recommendations will improve energy usage, reduce utility bills and reduce environmental impact in the neighborhood.
North Shore Community College received a $187,000 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation for "Project Access: A Bridge to the Future," a new transition pathway for North Shore students with intellectual disabilities, ages 18 to 26, who want to be prepared for meaningful employment through a non-credit college experience.
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Partners HealthCare is giving $240,000 to the city of Salem to help design and implement local programs that will improve the health of residents and help slow the growth in health care spending. The funding will enable Salem to become a "Mass in Motion" community in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Mass in Motion is a state initiative that aims to promote wellness and prevent obesity in Massachusetts, with a particular focus on healthy eating and physical activity.