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July 9, 2014

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James and Patricia Mitchell, realtors in J. Barrett & Company’s Manchester office, have been named vice presidents at the privately owned real-estate company.

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Stefanie Set, a resident of Salem, has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in the company’s Salem office. Set is a graduate of Salem High School and the University of Massachusetts.

Also, Jonathan Davis, a resident of Beverly, has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in the Beverly office.

Giving

Transene Company and Rowley Biochemical, manufacturing firms located in Danvers, founded The Martin E. Hecht Memorial Scholarship last year in memory of the late Martin Hecht, who was the owner of both firms. The scholarship, which is funded by employee donations, company contributions and Hecht’s surviving spouse, is awarded to a graduating senior at Danvers High School who will be pursuing a degree in science or engineering. This year’s recipient is Rachel Trocchi.

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The Cummings Foundation has awarded $100,000 grants to nonprofit organizations that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties, to support a diverse range of causes, including human services, education, healthcare and social justice. The following local nonprofits each received $100,000 grants: In Beverly, Express Yourself Youth Arts, Greater Beverly YMCA, Northeast Behavioral Health, School for Field Studies and SeniorCare Adult Protective Services; in Boxford, Community Giving Tree; in Danvers, New England Homes for the Deaf and Northeast Arc Employment Access; in Peabody, NFI Youth and Police Initiative; and in Salem, For Kids Only Afterschool and Lifebridge Homeless Services.

New businesses

North Shore Performance Training, a performance training fitness facility, has opened inside the Route1 SportsPlex at 199 Newbury St., Danvers.

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Salem resident Stephanie Spiridakis, founder of the fitness and training studio Pumped For Life, has opened a new location at 128 Park St., Unit B7, in Beverly.

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