Beverly Kahn, founder and president of New Dimensions in Technology in Salem, participated in a mock interview night for MIT's freshman/alumni summer internship program. The class is designed to teach first-year students at MIT the career-related and professional skills needed to obtain and succeed in an internship.
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Stephen Britton of Peabody has joined Beverly Cooperative Bank as senior vice president for residential and consumer lending. Previously, he was a first vice president at Danversbank, handling mortgage and consumer lending. He is a former board member of Citizens for Adequate Housing in Peabody and is involved in Peabody Youth Soccer.
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Monica Mackey has been appointed chief philanthropy officer at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Mackey previously worked in fundraising at Stanford University, where she led a $400 million capital campaign. Raised in Tokyo, she also has experience cultivating international donors, predominantly from Hong Kong and China. She served as the first chief development officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and directed development programs at Boston Lyric Opera and Wellesley College, of which she is an alumna. Mackey also holds an MBA from Babson College. She will begin her tenure with the museum on May 14.
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Marblehead resident Mike Lane, former director of the town's recreation department, will be the new event director of the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. The race raises money every year for the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, N.H., which promotes appreciation of the environment.
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Beth McNelis has been promoted to director of philanthropy and communications at Brooksby Village in Peabody. McNelis has been at Brooksby Village since 2007, when she was hired as director of philanthropy. She will continue to supervise resident activities, trips, the volunteer program and the TV/AV department, and will now also lead the communications specialists at all the front desks. McNelis has a degree in Chinese studies from Denison University and is pursuing a master's degree in health care management at the University of Massachusetts.
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Vera MacDonald of Salem has been recognized by Eastern Propane and Oil for 35 years of service. A native of Danvers, MacDonald joined the company in 1961 when it operated from the Danvers Hardware storefront on Main Street. She has served in various capacities and is currently a delivery representative.
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Marblehead resident Larry Kahn, vice president of recruiting at New Dimensions in Technology, was a signature sponsor of WebInno33 on March 5 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. WebInno33 is a quarterly event for people in the technology industry.
Six North Shore companies are semifinalists in Salem State University's 2012 North of Boston Business Plan Competition. They are Advastim of Beverly, which produces a wireless neurostimulator system for spinal cord treatment; Imagination Brands in Beverly, for its Doodle Roll, an all-in-one paper and crayon activity kit; Infection Prevention Solutions of Andover, which deals with medical wastes; Mathesis Tech of Lynnfield, which finds and trains employees for entry-level jobs in information technology; PJC & Company Ecological Land Care of Rowley, which offers organic products, along with programs and consulting for landscapers, schools and municipalities; and Shady Oaks Organics of Newburyport, which grows oyster and shiitake mushrooms organically. Finalists will be chosen March 28.
The Tiny Tub, a holistic grooming salon for dogs, is opening April 12 at 2-4 North St. in Salem.