Business Briefcase

Erik Swanson


Beverly resident Erik Swanson has been named senior project manager and Danvers’ engineering manager at Hancock Associates, a land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services firm in Danvers. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, and brings expertise  in performing hydrologic and hydraulic analysis related to FEMA mapping updates. Swanson also owned his own engineering firm for eight years.


Employees of North Shore Bank raised $1,000 in September for A Leg Forever, which provides support for amputees who lost limbs in tragic circumstances. The foundation was established by Elizabeth Norden in honor of her two sons, JP and Paul, who each lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Bank employees raised the money through their “Jeans Day” program, in which employees each donate $5 to wear jeans to work.


At its Homecoming Gala Oct. 19, Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School has raised approximately $68,000 to support the Catherine Larkin Memorial Cottage project. The money will support the rebuilding of the Larkin Cottage, originally built in 1950 and named after Catherine Larkin, an alumnus and World War II nurse lieutenant who died in a plane crash in 1945. The gala raised a $25,000 donation from the Essex Agricultural Society and some $43,000 in private donations. Essex Tech has raised approximately $250,000 through donations and grant funding toward its $1 million goal. The new cottage will house an agricultural museum, learning center and community function space.

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