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August 15, 2012

Business Briefcase



Thirteen brokers at J. Barrett & Company, a real estate firm in Beverly Farms, achieved top 20 status on the North Shore, according to MLS Property Information Network, based on total sales volume and total sold between January and August. Manchester resident Mimi Pruett is ranked No. 1, Emily McPherson of Manchester is ranked No. 7 and Hamilton resident Joan Henderson is ranked No. 9. The following ranked 13 through 20 respectively: Sandy Carpienter and Lynne Saporito,Edward Dick,Binni Hackett,Jeanne Carpenter,Josephine Baker,Holly Fabyan,Michele Vivian, and Ann Olivio and Chris Moore.


The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome new chamber member Eos Designs Studio, 43 Pond St., Rear Cottage, Marblehead. The studio offers jewelry and craft classes, workshops, private parties, and handcrafted and custom-designed jewelry.


Endicott College

in Beverly was recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Endicott was also named one of the 42 institutions on the Honor Roll for being recognized the most in its size category. Endicott won honors in seven out of 12 categories, including Collaborative Governance; Professional/Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment; Compensation & Benefits; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Confidence in Senior Leadership; and Respect and Appreciation.


BankGloucester has acquired North Shore Financial Group, a Beverly-based firm with $20 million in assets under its management. Diane Rule-Enos, sole proprietor of North Shore Financial Group, and her staff join BG Financial Services Group, a newly created division of BankGloucester. North Shore Financial Group’s existing clients will continue their relationship with Rule-Enos and her staff and utilize BankGloucester’s transaction and lending services with BG Financial Services Group.

New businesses

Lucky 7 Arcade celebrated the grand opening of its second adult arcade, this one at the Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way, Danvers. The smoke-free, alcohol-free arcade includes 40 penny video arcade games, which mimic casino slot machines.

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