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January 9, 2013

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Four members of the Beverly Fire Department completed the 12-week Firefighter Recruit Training Program at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Firefighters Michael Kraus, Mathew Pierce, Daniel Bergeron and Rob Tamilio have been training with 65 other firefighters from around the state since September. During their training, they learned about a variety of firefighting skills, including basic hazardous materials response, rope rescue response, vehicle extrication, survival on the fire ground and a host of other topics.

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In addition to his role as president, Beverly resident Michael Wheeler has been named chief executive officer of Beverly Cooperative Bank. Wheeler has served as the bank’s president since Jan. 1, 2012. After joining the bank in 2000, Wheeler worked his way up from assistant vice president, vice president and senior vice president.

Bill Howard, former chief executive officer and longtime president, will remain with the bank and continue in his role as chairman of the board of directors.

Wheeler earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Business Administration at Endicott College in Beverly. Wheeler also serves on the board of directors of the North Shore United Way and Salem Chamber of Commerce and was recently appointed to Montserrat College of Art’s board of trustees.

Beverly Cooperative Bank is an independent mutual bank with assets of $300 million and has three branches in Beverly and one in Salem.

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Montserrat College of Art appointed the following new members to its board of trustees: Michael Ancevic of Magnolia, John Colucci of Wenham, Katrina Maestri and Olivia Parker of Manchester, Barry Weiner of Essex, Michael Wheeler of Beverly, William S. Wasserman Jr. of Ipswich, and Katherine B. Winter of Boston.

Milestones

The Beverly Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations of Beverly businesses for the second annual Beverly Business Awards. Businesses can be nominated for one of six award categories. Nominations will be accepted through mid-January at www.beverlychamber.com.

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