Patricia “Patty” Ramsden, director of admissions at Care Dimensions in Danvers, has been accepted into the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s My Hospice Ambassador Program. As a hospice ambassador, she will enhance awareness of hospice and palliative care issues, and help lead grassroots policy and advocacy efforts in Massachusetts by educating and forging relationships with members of Congress.


Danvers residents and mother-daughter entrepreneurs Patty and Lauren Chisholm have opened Pure Barre at 1016 Paradise Road in Swampscott. The studio’s proprietary ballet-based technique comes in a range of classes from beginner to expert that target strength, cardio, and flexibility.  


Groom Construction of Salem was recently awarded the 2019 Construction & General Contracting Excellence Award by the Boston Real Estate Times. The awards recognize Boston’s top professionals in the construction/real estate industry.  


Granite Coast Brewing will hold a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m., with brewery owners Jeff Marquis and Rob Dunn, members of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Ted Bettencourt. The brewery is at 77 Main St., Peabody.


SeniorCare Inc., a nonprofit elder services organization with an office in Beverly, has received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its pet support program. Funding will help provide financial assistance for veterinary and grooming costs, temporary pet boarding for those needing in-patient medical care, and pet supplies. SeniorCare serves roughly 27,000 residents on the North Shore.


Employees at North Shore Bank recently donated $1,300 to Change is Simple, a Beverly-based nonprofit that provides STEM, environmental, and sustainability workshops for elementary and middle school aged children. The money was raised by bank employees as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program.