, Salem, MA


June 4, 2014

Business Briefcase


Peabody resident Chrissey Perez, a registered nurse and professional development specialist at North Shore Medical Center, received the North Shore Medical Center’s Nursing Leadership Award for exemplifying the professional nurse and advancing high-quality patient care quality and employee satisfaction through her managerial and leadership skills.

Mamir Calauman, a resident of Salem and a registered nurse at Salem Hospital, received the Donald W. Blodgett Exemplary Service Award for demonstrating extraordinary service to patients, families and nursing colleagues.


Pauline Bedard, a resident of Salem and an operating room nurse at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was presented with the Norman Knight Nursing Clinical Practice Excellence Award, which was established in 2002 to recognize and honor nurses whose clinical practice demonstrates excellence and a commitment to quality care. Bedard received the award at Mass. Eye and Ear’s Nurses Appreciation Week dinner.

New businesses

Marine interior designer Krisha Plauche of Onboard Interiors has opened a showroom office at Little Harbor, 40 Doaks Lane, in Marblehead, the site where sailmaker and yacht designer Ted Hood once had his sail loft, boatyard and design business. A Marblehead native, Plauche has been an interior marine designer for more than 15 years. She and her team received an award recently from the Marine Fabricators Association for their work onboard at Little Harbor 44. Plauche is a certified U.S. Coast Guard captain and an ocean sailor.


TD Bank and First Book, a nonprofit that provides new books to children in underserved communities, have partnered to present Banking on Books, which provides children in kindergarten to second grade with access to age-appropriate books at home and in the schools. TD employees will visit 364 community schools, including Saltonstall School in Salem, for three reading sessions, leaving behind more than 22,000 financially themed books by the time the program ends this month. The financial institution has donated $125,000 to First Book in support of the program.

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