James Hunnewell Jr. and Jeffrey Beale have joined Historic New England’s board of trustees. Hunnewell, an architect with over 40 years of experience, serves on the boards of a number of cultural organizations, including Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, and is an overseer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Beale, a Salem resident, is a vice president and chief administrative officer at Eaton Vance, an investment management firm in Boston. He is a trustee of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, former president of Hamilton Hall, and president of the board of directors of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust, a donor-advised fund sponsored by Eaton Vance Management.


Ruthanne Russell has been appointed to the Salem State University board of trustees by Gov. Charlie Baker. She is chief human resources officer at Hill Holliday in Boston, and also serves on the Salem State University Career Services Advisory Board, Board of Overseers, and Bertolon School of Business Advisory Council. She received her bachelor’s degree in business education from Salem State.


The winners of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2018 are as follows: Business Person of the Year, Michael Wheeler, Beverly Bank; Large Business of the Year, A&B Burgers, Beverly; Corporate Citizen of the Year, The Cabot, Beverly; Sole Proprietor of the Year, Kerilee Pelletrino, Beverly Massage Therapy & Wellness; New Business of the Year, Kate’s Accounts, Beverly; Non Profit of the Year, Express Yourself, Beverly; Family Business of the Year, Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply, Beverly; Small Business of the Year, Thomson Communications, Middleton; Entrepreneur of the Year, Joe Schulte, Ben Franklin Tees, Danvers; Citizen of the Year, Barbara Remon, Danvers.


Churchill Properties in Hamilton has affiliated with the global real estate community Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury program, Luxury Portfolio International.


Peabody Family Health Care and Salem Family Health Care have earned the PCMH PRIME certification by The Health Policy Commission. The certification, created by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission and National Committee for Quality Assurance, is awarded to practices that effectively integrate behavioral health care into primary health care.


Michelle Doyle, a Beverly resident and real estate agent at LUX Realty North Shore, has earned a Military Relocation Professional certification. Doyle, a military veteran, will be able to assist current and former military service members with housing that takes full advantage of military benefits and support.


Volunteers from the SPUR Community Roots Garden at the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead harvested 660 pounds of organic vegetables and herbs for Marblehead and Salem food pantries last year. The donation included 385 cucumbers, 5,300 green beans, 90 squash and zucchini, 180 eggplant, and about 100 pounds of tomatoes.


Danvers Historical Society has received a $3,500 grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. Funds will support the Society’s Discover Danvers Roundtable program, where expert researchers help participants research artifacts in the Tapley Memorial Hall collection.


North Shore Bank has donated $1,200 to Beverly childcare organization Pathways for Children. Proceeds were raised through the bank’s Jeans Day program, where employees wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to a local charity. The bank is headquartered in Peabody and has local branches in Salem, Beverly, Danvers, and Middleton.

New Business

Counter, an American restaurant and bar headed by Executive Chef Justin Perdue, has opened on the ground floor of The Hotel Salem, 209 Essex St. Perdue will also oversee The Roof, Hotel Salem’s rooftop restaurant and bar scheduled to open this spring.