SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 13, 2013

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Shawn Potter, a Hamilton resident and the president and chief executive officer of All Care, was named Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Non-Profit Businessperson of the Year. Potter was honored at the chamber’s annual meeting and Business Excellence Awards dinner.

The chamber also honored Sagan Realtors team member Lizete Alcalai with the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award recognizes a member business owner or employee who has become an enthusiastic and motivating volunteer and enhances the chamber’s functions and mission.

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Realtor John Fedas joined J. Barrett & Company’s newest office in Marblehead. Fedas is a certified home inspector and unlimited construction superintendent.

Also joining the Marblehead office is Marblehead resident Ken Breen, who will serve as a full-time real estate agent. Breen began his real estate career after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Michael’s College in Vermont in 2012.

J. Barrett & Company employs 98 agents in six offices, including the agency’s new office at 56 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead.

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Peabody resident Gary Coltin has been promoted to the role of executive vice president at The Provident Bank where he serves as the division head of retail banking. Coltin joined The Provident Bank in 2008, bringing with him more than 30 years of banking industry experience. He is a graduate of Bentley University and the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia.

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Steve Bergholtz, a sales representative at the AmSan branch in Danvers, was named the 2012 Sales Leader by the Sanitary Maintenance Magazine, the leading online resource for the professional cleaning and janitorial supply industry.

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Having served as interim president since August 2012, Denise Hammon has been officially appointed by the Marian Court College Board of Trustees as the college’s fourth president. Prior to her interim, Hammon served as dean of academic affairs and student services, introduced a new Bachelor of Science degree, and increased the graduation rate to 76 percent. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University and a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University.

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Danvers resident Stephen J. Daglio joined the Vermont Mutual Insurance Group in Montpelier, Vt., as the regional general adjuster covering New England and New York. Prior to his new role, Daglio served as the senior adjuster/general adjuster at Patrick J. Donovan Associates for 20 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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Salem resident Pamela Morin has been named the director of BAYADA Home Health Care’s newly opened office in Danvers. BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice and assistive care services to children, adults and seniors.

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Beverly native Liz Larrabee has published a revised Amazon Kindle edition of her memoir “Random Pieces: Vignettes From the Thirties” called “Tin Tub Saturday Night.”

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Salem resident Louise Swiniarski, director of Salem State University’s student teaching program in England and the Northeast Global Education Center at SSU, was named to the Early Education to Higher Education Advisory Group by Sherri Killins, the commissioner of early education and care. The advisory group offers input on improving early education for children from birth to age 8 throughout Massachusetts. Swiniarski was also the recipient of a CAYL 2013 Early Education Fellowship from the Community Advocates for Young Children Institute. As a CAYL fellow, Swiniarski will network with other early education CAYL fellows statewide to define goals and create strategies for working more effectively with young children and their families throughout Massachusetts.

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Peabody resident John Tuohy was the recipient of Isuzu Commercial Truck Sales’ Platinum Level Award. Ipswich resident Rick Lanza was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for his work as service manager. Both Tuohy and Lanza are employees of General Truck Center in Methuen.

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The following North Shore Community College employees have been selected to receive National Institute for Staff Organizational Development teaching excellence awards, which recognize community college faculty and professional staff members who have made outstanding contributions in higher education: John Koza, Beverly resident and NSCC’s coordinator of technical services/automated systems; Maggie LaBella, Salem resident and professor in the Developmental Disabilities Department; and Sheila Magesky, Peabody resident and clinical coordinator/assistant professor in the Animal Technology Department. The recipients were honored and presented with medallions at the annual NISOD conference held at the University of Texas.

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David Mazur was named the general manager of Kernwood Country Club in Salem. Over the past 20 years, Mazur has served as chief operating officer for three private New England clubs and spent 12 years as general manager of Essex County Club in Manchester. Mazur has also served as a consultant in membership development, strategic planning and operational analysis for more than 15 clubs in New England.

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Marblehead resident Andrew Oliver joined Harborside Realty as a Realtor for buyers and sellers throughout the North Shore. A native of the United Kingdom, Oliver graduated from Oxford University. Prior to real estate, Oliver led a career in investment banking, from which he retired in 2003 to devote his time to Lifebridge, formerly Salem Mission, a homeless shelter and transition assistance program in Salem. Harborside Realty is a locally owned and operated real estate brokerage with offices in Marblehead and Beverly.

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Scott Trenti was selected as the new executive director of SeniorCare Inc., a consumer-centered organization serving elders and disabled adults on the North Shore, including Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield and Wenham. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts psychology program, Trenti is a licensed social worker with more than 30 years’ experience in direct service and program administration in nonprofit settings. After having served as the director of client services at Minuteman Senior Services, Trenti worked as the director of home care at SeniorCare. In 2000, Trenti received SeniorCare’s Employee of the Year Award and, in 2005, an Outstanding Service Award for his work with vulnerable elders.

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Destination Salem, the Salem office of tourism and cultural affairs, named the following new directors to the 2013 Destination Salem Board: Susan Lippman, Essex National Heritage Commission; Betty Bouchard, The Trolley Depot and Salemdipity; Claudia Chuber, Peabody Essex Museum; Gary LaParl, Salem Theatre Company; and Karen Scalia, Salem Food Tours. Directors in the middle of their terms or renewing a second term are: David Bowie, Picklepot and Salem Spice; George Carey, Finz Seafood; Bill Carroll, Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina; Jim Hurrell, Witch Dungeon Museum; Helen Medler, Hawthorne Tours; and Julie Rose, Salem resident representative. The board of directors is led by executive board members Karen Gahagan, president; Ann Massey of Rouge Cosmetics, first vice president; Thomas MacDonald of the Hawthorne Hotel, second vice president; Susan Lippman, treasurer; and Tammy Harrington of Salem Trolley, clerk.

Milestones

For the fifth time, the Commonwealth Institute has recognized The Resource Connection Inc. of Middleton and Boston as a Top 100 Woman-Led Business in Massachusetts. Founded by Janet Santa Anna and Sallyann Tomarchio, The Resource Connection is a full-service staffing company specializing in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct placement of office and administrative personnel.

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Carl Michael Salon, a full-service salon based in Wakefield, is opening an additional 1,000-square-foot salon at 85 Andover St. in Danvers. The salon is slated to open this spring.

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Shetland Park Self Storage has installed a state-of-the-art Insomniac 570 self-service kiosk, which allows customers to rent units, pay rent and buy a padlock from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year. The kiosk is located by Shetland Park’s main entrance on Congress Street in Salem. The facility has also launched a new website and companion mobile website with enhanced functionality to foster 24/7 business transactions.

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Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries has reopened an attended donation center at 19 Howley St. in Peabody. Goodwill provides job training and career services to individuals with barriers to employment. Three of the employees at the Peabody donation center received training at Goodwill’s Job Training Center in Salem.

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New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers was named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes list for 2013. The home received an overall five-star rating, which was determined by health inspections, nurse staffing and the quality of medical care.

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North Shore Community Development Coalition’s youth jobs program has been approved as an affiliated member of YouthBuild USA, a national technical assistance provider and intermediary based in Somerville. As an affiliate, the North Shore CDC, in partnership with Salem Community Charter School, commits to managing a sustainable youth program, YouthBuild North Shore, and empowering young adults with the competency and desire to transform their lives and improve their communities through education, employment and leadership development. The program is eligible to receive state and federal funding to employ young people throughout the region and to access youth education trainings and certifications for students employed in the program.