SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 5, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Julie Livingston, president and chief executive officer of Marblehead Bank, was named a Distinguished Leadership honoree by the New England Women in Banking Conference. The conference recognizes women who have made significant advances in banking and who have been trailblazers for women in banking. Livingston has been with Marblehead Bank for 33 years and became the bank’s first female president in 2006. In addition to her community involvement, Livingston serves as a mentor to women in leadership positions in her institution and on the Advisory Board of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier National Graduate School of Banking.

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Topsfield resident Ellen Eaton was given a Distinguished Service Award for her 30 years of employment at Salem State University. Eaton serves as chairwoman for the university’s nursing department.

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Salem residents Jay McHale and Paula Griffin have retired from Salem State University. Professor McHale taught in the English department for 46 years. During his years at Salem State, he founded and led the faculty union and organized the first conference on beat writers. McHale also assisted in Salem State’s acquisition of photographic archives of jazz club owner Lennie Sogoloff. Griffin worked in the human resources department for 18 years,.

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J. Barrett & Co. real estate agent Amy Wallick was named the 2013 president of the North Shore Association of Realtors. Wallick, a Danvers resident, is an accredited buyer representative and a certified investor agent specialist. Prior to her installation, Wallick served on the Presidential Advisory Group for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and started the Massachusetts Chapter of the Young Professionals Network, which became an official chapter in 2011.

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Ryder Realty, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly, announced the following new appointments: Realtor Arnie Pike of Marblehead, Realtor Charlene Stawicki of Topsfield, Beverly resident Stephen R. Pariseau and Kimberly Kent were named associate brokers; Michael Patt and Peabody resident Nick Solomos were named sales associates. Ryder Realty is a member of the North Shore Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

New businesses

Amanda Bavaro, a certified aesthetician and licensed massage therapist, opened Mind and Body Integration Therapies, a new spa in Peabody that offers various forms of customized massages, Reiki, hand and foot treatments, and guided meditation. The spa is at 1 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 205.

Giving

Cranney Home Services donated $1,000 to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston in October as part of the company’s Cranney Cares for the Community initiative. Brian Cranney, owner of Cranney Home Services, presented the check to Diane Stringer, president of Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston. Each month, a nominated nonprofit organization receives a $1,000 donation from Cranney Home Services.

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During the month of October, Ninety Nine Restaurants held its annual Boys & Girls Club fundraiser, which raised more than $426,000 for local chapters of the Boys & Girls Club throughout New England and New York. The Danvers Ninety Nine Restaurant raised more than $6,500 for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem and was one of the top 10 restaurants out of the 105 Ninety Nine locations to raise the most money for a local Boys & Girls Club chapter.

Milestones

In its recent survey of Twin Oaks Care and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found the nursing center to be in full compliance with all regulations and gave it an overall citation-free survey. The state survey process is mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to CMS, only 9.3 percent of nursing homes nationwide earn this distinction on an annual basis.