SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 10, 2013

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Beverly resident John Strohmeier joined J. Barrett & Company’s firm in Beverly Farms as a full-time real estate agent.

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April Richard has joined the staff at Landmark at OceanView as the new shuttle driver. Richard’s hire will increase the number of available outings for residents of Landmark, a senior living community in Beverly.

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Melanie Vaux of Beverly has been named director of the Weymouth Club’s group exercise and mind and body program. Vaux has been involved with group exercise programs for nearly 24 years and served the last two years as district group manager for the Boston Sports Club. She attended the University of Massachusetts, where she received her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management in 1987.

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Kathryn Wilkins has been hired as head appraiser for the 20th century decorative arts and modern design department at Kaminski Auctions in Beverly. Wilkins has a degree in fine arts from the New York State College of Ceramics School of Art and Design at Alfred University. She has worked at The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art and at the Treadway Toomey Galleries in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she specialized in 20th century art.

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Diane Bergeron of Middleton was recently re-elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts. Bergeron has served as executive director of VNA Hospice Care in Woburn for the past 12 years and has been involved with the hospice care board since 1998. She served as board president from 2004 until 2011.

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Lynne Shanoski of Swampscott has joined real estate firm J. Barrett & Company in its Marblehead office. As a product strategist, Shanoski worked in luxury-brand marketing and sales for various industries including diamonds, cashmere, intimate apparel, fragrance and skin care. She is also the founder of a fashion accessory wholesale company and guest feng shui colorist.

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The Rev. Karen Maleri has been named manager of pastoral ministries at Brooksby Village, a retirement community in Peabody. Maleri previously served as an ecumenical liaison in the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association and helped to start and manage a volunteer program at Havenwood-Heritage Heights, a retirement community in Concord, N.H. Maleri is canonically resident with the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and was ordained as deacon at St. George’s Church in Sanford, Maine, in 2004. She sought and was granted dual standing with United Church of Christ, Merrimack, N.H., and was ordained a priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Concord, N.H.

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Alan Temkin of Temkin Financial Group of MetLife has achieved membership in the insurance industry’s Million Dollar Round Table, which acknowledges sales excellence. Temkin, a Beverly resident, has worked in the financial services industry for 37 years.

Milestones

North Shore Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes success in implementing a high standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

New business

Freedom Mortgage Corp., a residential mortgage company, recently opened its first branch in Massachusetts at Museum Place Mall in downtown Salem. Freedom will serve customers looking to refinance or obtain mortgages in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Salem native Arthur Ingemi will oversee sales. Ingemi has more than 15 years of experience in the lending industry, eight of them as a licensed broker with Brownstone Mortgage.