SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

June 26, 2013

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Essex County Greenbelt Association recently named the following local residents to serve on its board of directors: Judy Gore of Boxford and Lauren Prior of Hamilton. Elected as officers are President Holly Langer of Boxford, Vice President Doug DeAngelis of Ipswich and Secretary Peter Loring of Prides Crossing. Executive Director Ed Becker recognized the longtime service of local outgoing board members Maria Van Dusen of Marblehead, Elton McCausland of Ipswich and Jeff Allsopp of Hamilton. Greenbelt is a nonprofit land trust based in Essex.

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Joe Krivickas, president and chief executive officer of SmartBear Software in Beverly, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Awards in New England. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. SmartBear Software is a provider of software tools used by developers and testers worldwide.

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The American College of Health Care Administrators honored Beverly resident James Dillon, an administrator of The Berkeley Retirement Home and Skilled Nursing Center in Lawrence, with its Facility Leadership Award. Dillon was one of 205 recipients nationally.

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Danvers native Bethany Marshall was awarded two Emmys at the National Academy of Arts and Sciences’ 36th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards. Marshall won for Outstanding Production Program-Single Spot as the supervising producer for a spot titled “Red Sox Fans Thank You,” and also for Outstanding Writing-Short Form Composite for her work at NESN, where she is a senior producer. Marshall is a graduate of Danvers High School and George Washington University.

Giving

Salem Five Charitable Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Northeast Arc, a Danvers nonprofit that helps people with disabilities. The award will fund support services for families of children and adults with disabilities.

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Endicott College’s Keys to Degrees residential program for single parents has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for replication of Keys to Degrees at Dillard University in New Orleans. The two-year grant will also fund the continuation of successful Keys to Degrees programs at Eastern Michigan University and Ferris State University. The program was founded at Endicott College in 1992 to provide educational opportunities to young men and women who become single parents before they are able to complete college.

Milestones

Supercuts, a hair salon located in the North Beverly Plaza, recently celebrated its five-year anniversary.

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The EBSCO Information Services and EBSCO Publishing businesses, both divisions of EBSCO Industries Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., will merge on July 1 and operate as one company called EBSCO Information Services. Tim Collins, founder and president of EBSCO Publishing, will serve as president of EBSCO Information Services, which will be operated out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Ipswich.

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Endicott College has joined the solar energy program provided by PowerOptions, an energy consortium for nonprofits. The college will be generating 943 kilowatts of solar energy through a planned parking canopy system for its Beverly campus. The energy will help power the equivalent of 1,000 homes once it is operating this summer or fall. PowerOptions partner SunEdison provides turn-key solar projects with no up-front costs or ongoing responsibilities exclusively to the nonprofit PowerOptions members.

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Shore Country Day School’s Community Garden project, led by teacher Colleen Parenteau, has been awarded an annual Community Service Award by the Parents’ Independent School Network for a second consecutive academic year. The award is in the form of a monetary grant and will be used to fund the construction of additional planting beds, which will allow for additional crops to be grown and donated, while also serving as a learning laboratory for Shore students. Shore Country Day School is a preschool through grade nine day school in Beverly.

New businesses

Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers has added the following new retailers: Kids for Less; Blaze Shoes; and Decorelle Furniture.