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June 26, 2013

Business Briefcase



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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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