SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 8, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Peabody resident Edwin Shanahan was named executive director of the DD Independent Franchise Owners, which represents the largest independent association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the United States. Shanahan is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and served as chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

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David Provost

was named the head of school for Glen Urquhart School, a K-8 school in Beverly Farms. Provost earned a Bachelor of Arts from Union College and a Master of Education from Lesley University. For the past eight years, Provost served as head of school at Nantucket New School. He studied English literature at Oxford University and completed a fellowship at the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University. Provost is also the co-founder of the National Small Schools Conference.

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Boxford resident Patricia Callahan

was named the new comptroller at North Shore Community College, where she will manage the school’s fiscal affairs department, develop and implement internal controls, and prepare annual financial statements. Callahan will also serve as audit liaison for NSCC. Callahan has been employed with NSCC since 1995 and most recently served as the school’s procurement manager.

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Lisa Buettner, president of Anchor Consulting in Danvers, in conjunction with her client Hewlett-Packard, was awarded an Excellence in Practice citation from the American Society for Training and Development for License to Practice, a five-month development program for Hewlett-Packard’s global executive sales leaders. Buettner developed License to Practice with Hewlett-Packard in 2004 and has co-managed it through 2012. License to Practice also successfully launched Hewlett-Packard’s first global Sales University in 2010.

Milestones

American Renal Associates, one of the nation’s largest providers of outpatient kidney dialysis services, will relocate its headquarters from Cherry Hill Corporate Center to 500 Cummings Center in Beverly. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Carlucci , a Beverly resident, co-founded American Renal Associates 12 years ago.

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The Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Bill Scanlon held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for MedElite Staffing Inc., a medical staff recruiter at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 325-J, in Beverly. The first lunchtime ribbon-cutting was held in the chamber’s office, with lunch provided by Luigi’s Pizzeria.

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Lucia Lighting & Design, owned by Salem resident Lucy Dearborn, was presented the top award for Exceptional Community Involvement in the third annual North American Showroom of the Year Awards. The event recognized the most prestigious lighting retailers in North America. Lucia Lighting & Design established the Cynthia Balesteri Ray ’03 Memorial Scholarship and has contributed to children’s health care at the Lynn Community Health Center, Haitian relief efforts and the Monson Tornado Victims Relief Fund. The showroom is in Lynn.

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North Shore Home Care Resources became a member of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its office at 9 Centennial Drive, Suite 102, Peabody.

Proprietor Stephen McGuirk and his team welcomed family, friends and chamber members to their Peabody offices. North Shore Home Care Resources provides a safe, nurturing environment for seniors to gain the confidence to live full and independent lifestyles at home.

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Effective Aug. 13, the Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore will change its name to the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore and will move from its current location to 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody.

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The Community Bank is slated to merge with Eastern Bank by the end of this year. Eastern Bank has 94 banking offices, some of which are in Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. The Community Bank is headquartered in Brockton. This will mark the fifth time in the past 30 years that Eastern Bank has merged with another mutual organization in Massachusetts.

Giving

NorthEast Community Bank

in Danvers donated $10,000 as the lead sponsor and official bank of the Danvers Family Festival for 2012. The bank joins several local businesses and individuals whose donations contributed to the two-week festival’s 33rd year.

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The Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships, valued at $2,000 and awarded in partnership between Northshore Mall and Simon Youth Foundation, were given to the following 2012 graduates of the Peabody Learning Academy at the Northshore Mall: Joanna Bolanos of Peabody, Lyndsay Konovalchik of Lynnfield and Christopher Rodriguez

of Peabody.

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The Friends of Beverly Animals, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless and abandoned animals in and around Beverly, was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition through the “I am Animal Friendly” license plate program. The grant will be used toward spay and neuter services for animals rescued by FOBA. The Massachusetts Animal Coalition is a statewide, nonprofit organization composed of animal professionals and individual volunteers dedicated to working together to decrease the number of homeless, neglected, displaced and abused animals in Massachusetts.

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The Beverly Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,000 to the Beverly High School Music Department. The donation came from a portion of the proceeds raised at the Beverly Business Showcase held in May, which featured a preview of North Shore Music Theatre’s 2012 season, networking, business showcases and the Taste of Beverly food sampling from local restaurants.

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J. Barrett & Company

was one of the sponsors for the Independence Day fireworks in Beverly Farms and Ipswich. The Beverly Farms Independence Day celebration’s roots date back to the 1880s. The annual event has a budget of $96,000, which is funded entirely by local residents and businesses.

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The School for Field Studies, a Beverly-based environmental study-abroad provider for undergraduates, was awarded $25,000 by the Van Otterloo Family Foundation. The money will provide scholarship aid to qualified students from Moi University and Great Lakes University of Kenya that participated in the SFS Field Practicum in Public Health and Environment this summer. The Van Otterloo Family Foundation is based in Marblehead.