SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 28, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Chester Marcus of Marcus Financial Advisors in Beverly was recently named a member of the 2013 Executive Council, an honor presented to financial advisers who have demonstrated commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity. Marcus has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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Michael Badolato of Newton, N.H., has been named dean of academic technology at North Shore Community College in Danvers. Badolato will oversee distance learning and instructional technology and the instructional media and production services departments. Previously, he held administrative positions at Middlesex Community College and Berklee College of Music and was an adjunct faculty member at the Boston University Graduate School of Education. He also served as a private consultant in the Internet industry for a variety of clients in the business, nonprofit and educational sectors.

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Ralph Rotman of Marblehead, a financial representative, has been honored by Northwestern Mutual with membership in its 2012 Forum group, which recognizes an outstanding year of helping people achieve financial security. Only the top 5 percent of Northwestern Mutual’s financial representatives receive this annual honor. Rotman is affiliated with the McAvoy Network Office in Boston.

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Jackie Giordano, director of external affairs at North Shore Community Development Corp., recently received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, recognizing her as an emerging leader in the community development field. Mickey Northcutt, executive director of North Shore CDC, received the 2012 Young Leader Award from Affordable Housing Finance for his dedication to community development and affordable housing.

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Dr. Manju Sheth, an internist at Beverly Hospital in Danvers, was recently elected president of The Indian Medical Association of New England, a Waltham-based organization for medical professionals of Indian origin. Sheth said that her goals for the group in the coming year include strengthening ties with the research and academic medical community; deepening the group’s many charitable, social and professional activities; and organizing a collaborative health expo that will bring various hospital and health care providers together with the Indian community. Sheth said that the group also will seek to increase membership through greater outreach to Indian-American physicians in New England.

Giving

Salem Five recently sponsored RiverFeast 2012 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, as part of the bank’s continuing partnership with independent radio station 92.5 The River. Proceeds from the Nov. 17 event will benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. The charity concert featured Marshall Crenshaw & the Bottle Rockets and JD McPherson, in addition to a Thanksgiving-style dinner and silent auction featuring autographed music memorabilia.

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The Salem Five Charitable Foundation recently awarded a total of $25,000 to 25 local nonprofit organizations. The funds are proceeds from the foundation’s 25th annual golf tournament held at the Salem Country Club. Each year, Salem Five employees nominate organizations that they are personally involved in. Twenty-five are then selected to receive a $1,000 award each. Among the organizations receiving donations were Acord Food Pantry in Hamilton, Beverly Bootstraps Community Services, Danvers Community YMCA, Healing Abuse Working for Change, Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Marblehead Museum & Historical Society, and the Plummer Home for Boys in Salem.

Milestones

Essex National Heritage Area has announced the People’s Choice Award winners from its 11th annual Trails & Sails event, which showcased the area’s historic, cultural and natural resources. The following received the most votes from participants as one of the top events: Old Ipswich Rum Tour & Tasting hosted by Turkey Shore Distilleries, Ipswich; Go Sail, hosted by the Schooner Fame, Salem; Newburyport’s Historic Powder House open house hosted by the Newburyport Preservation Trust; Sea Level Rise at Crane Beach, hosted by The Great Marsh Coalition, Ipswich; Historic Ice House Tours hosted by Cape Pond Ice Co., Gloucester; Appleton Farmstead Tour hosted by The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich; Winter Island tour hosted by Friends of Winter Island, Salem; Learn to Kayak with REI hosted by REI Outdoor School, Newburyport; A Working Winery Experience hosted by Mill River Winery, Rowley; Rowing the Jolly Boat hosted by the National Park Service, Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

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Beacon Roofing Supply in Peabody has completed its acquisition of McClure-Johnston Co., a distributor of residential and commercial roofing products and related accessories, headquartered in Braddock, Pa. Beacon sells roofing materials and complementary building products.

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North Shore Community College received an award from Gov. Deval Patrick’s Leading by Example Program, recognizing the college’s significant reduction in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, use of renewable energy, and other environmental efforts. Among other initiatives, the college is home to a 345 kW solar PV system and an innovative gray water storage tank, which is used for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.

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Baert Marine of Middleton was awarded membership for the 14th consecutive year in the Grady-White Boats Admiral’s Circle for the model year 2012, in recognition of high achievement in both sales and customer service. Admiral’s Circle membership is reserved for top dealerships that meet sales benchmarks and score at the top in customer surveys of satisfaction.

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Turkey Shore Distilleries in Ipswich was awarded two medals at the Ministry of Rum event in Chicago, which was organized by Ed Hamilton and judged by industry professionals, writers, consultants and mixologists. The distillery was awarded a silver medal in the Flavored Rum category for its new, limited-edition spirit, Old Ipswich Golden Marsh Spiced Rum. The distillery was also awarded a gold medal in the Dark Rum category for its Old Ipswich Tavern Style Rum, which was also named Best of Class Rum at the 2012 American Distilling Institute’s annual conference earlier this year.

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Kelly Automotive held a groundbreaking ceremony on Route 114 in Danvers recently for the new Kelly Volkswagen dealership. The groundbreaking took place behind the current Kelly Fiat dealership, which is scheduled to be demolished and moved to make room for the new dealership.

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Rachel Hahn-Teichberg, the head veterinary technician and inventory manager, along with the entire staff at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Salem, were selected as the favorite entry in the “I Love My Job” poll for September 2012. The poll, sponsored by the American Psychological Association, chose Hahn-Teichberg’s submission, because it highlighted the positive aspects of work and showed how All Creatures Veterinary Hospital promotes the well-being of its employees.

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At its annual meeting and award ceremony, North Shore Community Action Programs, an anti-poverty agency, celebrated its 47th anniversary and presented its annual Sen. Frederick E. Berry Community Service Award to Beverly Bootstraps. The award honors Beverly Bootstraps’ dedication to the community and its provision of critical resources to help families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency.

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Salem State University’s School of Education was honored with a President’s Award for “distinguished leadership in education” from Community Teamwork Inc., a community action agency for Greater Lowell. Mary-Lou Breitborde, associate dean of the school of education, accepted the award on the school’s behalf. Louise Swiniarski of the School of Education was its nominee for the Community Service Award. Salem State was specifically recognized for its role in advancing the field of professional educators from the feeder community colleges of Northern Essex and Middlesex community colleges. CTI has enjoyed a long partnership with Salem State’s School of Education on professional development for early childhood educators.

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Sea Tow Services International, an on-water marine assistance provider, has given Sea Tow Boston, which serves home ports in Salem, Beverly, Boston, Hingham, Quincy, Lynn and Gloucester, with its Franchise of the Year Award for 2012. Capts. Dave and Steve Winkler, owners of Sea Tow Boston, received the award Nov. 14 at the company’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. This is the second time that Sea Tow Boston has been named Franchise of the Year — and it’s the first repeat winner. The company operates five towboats with U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains, and recently opened a second radio check service tower in Gloucester. Now, boaters in the Greater Boston and North Shore areas can make sure their VHF radios are in good working order by calling either Channel 27 or 26 and asking for a free radio check.