, Salem, MA


December 12, 2012

Business Briefcase



The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham has appointed the following new members to the Community House Board: Hamilton residents Dennis Cusick, Jonathan Lamb and Colin Smith and Wenham resident John Gallant. The new board members will serve three-year terms.


The Danversbank Charitable Foundation Inc. donated $10,000 to Career Collaborative of Boston in support of the organization’s efforts in helping chronically low-income adults get and keep good jobs. The Danversbank Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Danversbank, which was acquired by People’s United Bank in 2011.


Townsend Oil & Propane, a full-service, family-owned and -operated business in Danvers, competed in the 2012 Jolly Jaunt 5K in Danvers and achieved its goal of raising $2,500 to support the Special Olympics.


New England BioLabs awarded a $2,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem to help fund art installations in Salem. The grant allows children in the arts program to have the opportunity to experience contemporary art for themselves in addition to giving back to the community. Club members will work on a mural project, which will be displayed in Salem.


Panera Bread in Beverly presented a $4,500 check to the Greater Beverly YMCA to benefit the “Y for All” annual campaign, which provides financial assistance for 1,950 kids, adults and families to access Greater Beverly YMCA memberships and programs. The Beverly bakery-cafe originally collected $2,250 from customers through its in-store Operation Dough-Nation canisters and then matched its customer donations dollar for dollar, bringing the donation total to $4,500.


International Cars Ltd. and its family of dealerships, including Honda North in Danvers, presented a $15,000 donation to Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill. To commemorate Veterans Appreciation Month, ICL dealerships donated $100 from every vehicle sold to the center and its programs, which address the needs of veterans and their families throughout Merrimack Valley.

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