, Salem, MA

September 19, 2012

Business Briefcase

The Salem News

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Marblehead resident Eric Levy was appointed chairman of Aviv Centers for Living’s board of directors. Levy is senior vice president and head of product and solutions management at Lincoln Retirement Plan Services, and has previously served as an officer and board member of Cohen Hillel Academy, the Jewish Journal, Jewish Federation of the North Shore and Jewish Community Center of the North Shore. Levy, who succeeds Andrew Katz, joins the following new members of Aviv’s board: Suzanne Gruhl of Marblehead, Dr. Steven Hollis of Beverly, Robert Mazow of Swampscott, Diana Meiches

of Beverly, Andrew Merken of Needham, Mathew Remis of North Andover and Daniel Rubin of Reading. Aviv is a nonprofit that provides senior care. Aviv’s Peabody campus recently reopened after undergoing expansion.


Ray Novack has

joined the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly as the new band director. Novack recently retired after 35 years as a music teacher and director of instrumental ensembles at Beverly High School. He has held leadership roles in the International Association for Jazz Education and was guest conductor of the Eastern District Jazz Bands. Novack was awarded the Outstanding Education Award from the Salem State Alumni Association and was named the 2007 Beverly Rotary Club Distinguished Citizen.


Betty Zakheim

joined SmartBear Software’s Beverly office as vice president of product strategy. Zakheim previously worked as an engineer and engineering manager at General Electric, Raytheon and several other firms, and as a product manager and marketing executive at InConcert, Lightbridge, and other firms. Most recently she ran her own consulting firm, Outside In Solutions. She has bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering, advertising and psychology from Syracuse University, and a master’s in computer science from Boston University.


Marblehead resident James Rudolph, a managing partner of Rudolph Friedmann in Boston, was named to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s board of directors. Rudolph has been an associate member of the MRA since 1997. He is also a member of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Anti-Defamation League, The Governor’s Academy, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Conveyances Association.


Lauren Higginson Dalis

was promoted to area director of mall marketing for the Northshore Mall in Peabody and Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers. Dalis will be responsible for media, events and marketing efforts for the shopping centers. Previously she was area director of mall marketing at Square One Mall and Arsenal Mall.


Beverly resident Heidi Hanson, president of Hanson Financial Group in Beverly, will attend the Association of Divorce Financial Planners Conference Sept. 21 and 22. Hanson is a certified financial planner practitioner, financial planner and a registered representative of New England Securities. Hanson Financial Group offers financial planning and investment management services.


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt held a charitable grand opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce at its new location, 12A Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. Orange Leaf’s co-owners Mike Hennessy and Paul Buonopane donated 100 percent of the opening day’s sales, which totaled to $4,400, to the Abbot Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department.


Xylem Inc., a global water technology company, has moved to its new location at 100 Cummings Center in Beverly, a 39,000 square-foot office that will house approximately 65 employees. The new facility allows for flexible research and development, and includes an upgraded innovation lab. Xylem works to address challenging water issues including water scarcity, aging infrastructure, population growth, urbanization, lack of infrastructure in emerging markets and increased environmental regulations.


The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, at 4 Community Road in Marblehead,was named 2012 Business of the Year by the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce. The JCC offers programs for people of all ages, and participates in the Fall Festival, Wellness Expo, Maritime Week and other community events.


EBSCO Publishing in Ipswich was ranked 203 on the 2012 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. EBSCO earned its ranking for a development enabling libraries to benefit from the improved integration of content through a unified interface. The publishing company provides online research databases to corporations, universities, libraries and other institutions around the world.