SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 10, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Lynne Batty was awarded the special needs support staff Bammy Award, presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International, for her work as a physical therapist at The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf. Batty was recognized for her caring and dedicated approach to physical therapy with a diverse group of special needs students.

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Laura MacNeil was appointed acting executive director at North Shore Community Action Programs, a regional anti-poverty agency based in Peabody. Most recently, MacNeil served as deputy director of NSCAP, where she provided administrative leadership and program oversight to the agency’s 136-person staff.

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Danvers resident Patrick Padden Jr. has joined Salem Five Bank as the senior vice president of the commercial banking division. Most recently, he worked for more than 18 years as a senior vice president in commercial banking for Middlesex Savings Bank. He has a political science degree from the College of the Holy Cross and earned a certificate of special studies in administration and management from Harvard University Extension School.

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Wayne Burton, president of North Shore Community College, will be awarded the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations 2012 Pacesetter Award, which is presented annually to a community college chief executive who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to marketing and communications and has demonstrated strong personal leadership in community outreach endeavors. Burton will be honored in the council’s District 1, which includes the eastern United States from Maine to Washington, D.C., and the Maritime Provinces of Canada and the United Kingdom. After receiving the award, Burton will become one of seven finalists for the national Pacesetter Award that will be presented in March at the group’s national conference in Chicago.

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Adeline Matton of Danvers has opened Accurety, a full-service real estate firm in the Cummings Center in Beverly. Matton has 15 years of experience in the real estate, financial and mortgage service industry. She has a master’s degree in business administration from Endicott College.

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Beverly resident Karen Barter was named director of development at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem. Barter will spearhead the Gables’ fundraising efforts, including the 2012 annual appeal. Previously, she was a business development officer at Salem Five Bank.

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Carrie Reynolds was named the head coach for the Northshore YMCA Selkies’ Synchronized Swim team for the 2013 season. Most recently, she coached the National Synchronized Swimming Team of Jamaica and a synchronized swim club, the Synchro Stars. Previously, she was a swimmer and then coach of the Cambridge Synchro team.

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Pat Maynard, a longtime Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries employee, was the recipient of the Hartl Award, given annually to a staff member who best exemplifies the Goodwill mission. Maynard has been with Goodwill for more than 35 years and currently serves as a program manager at the Salem Job Training Facility, where she oversees training programs for individuals with disabilities.

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Swampscott resident Colleen Kigin was named to Easter Seals Massachusetts’ board of directors. Kigin is chief of staff at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree in science from Boston University, a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a doctorate in physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Easter Seals is a nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities.

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Nancy Huntington Stager was appointed chairwoman of the North Shore Workforce Investment Board at its September board meeting. Stager is executive vice president for human resources at Eastern Bank. She succeeds William Tinti of Tinti, Quinn, Grover and Frey. Other officers elected at the board meeting include vice chairman Arthur Bowes, senior vice president of human resources for North Shore Medical Center; treasurer Steve Falvey of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; and Jim Beauvais of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. The Workforce Investment Board is a public/private partnership that received approximately $6 million in federal and state funds for workforce activities, including management of the North Shore Career Centers, located in Lynn, Salem, and Gloucester. The city of Salem is the grant recipient of these funds, and Mayor Kim Driscoll is the lead elected official and appointing authority to the Workforce Investment Board.

Milestones

The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce joined Hand in Hand Massage & Hand in Hand Awakenings in an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new location at 66 and 70 Washington St., Marblehead. Guests joined proprietors Monique Illona and Blane Allen for a tour of the new facility along with food provided by local businesses.

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Con$ignments of Marblehead, a furniture and household goods store at 8 Atlantic Ave., celebrated its first year of business.

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Organization Plus, a Beverly-based organizational and time management strategies business, celebrated the start of its 30-year anniversary. Nancy Black, owner of Organization Plus, is a professional organizer and business consultant who specializes in organizing offices for clients, ranging from home-based sole proprietors to corporate executives, and in helping clients with time management. Black also helps individuals organize their homes and plan their schedules.

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Local master mechanics Dave Kaplan and Ryan McShay moved their car repair business from Lynn to 163 Washington St., Peabody. Their business, RAVE Imports, was founded in 2012. Prior to founding RAVE, Kaplan and McShay worked for Stutz Volvo and 128 Volvo.