Giving

Connolly Brothers, a general contractor, and GraVoc Associates, a technology consulting firm, partnered last month on a Build A Bed project at the Connolly Brothers offices in Beverly to support A Bed for Every Child. For a $250 donation, teams are given materials to build a bed for a needy child. Connolly Brothers and GraVoc secured sponsorships to cover the cost of 61 beds. The newly built bed frames will be delivered to children in need, along with a new twin mattress and bedding. Children in Lynn, Nahant, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, Saugus, Gloucester, and Peabody will receive the beds. 

New business

The Healthy Animal has opened a shop in Beverly's Bass River Plaza, at 244-246 Elliott St. The store offers all-natural pet foods, treats and supplements, herbal remedies, toys and more. The Beverly store is the first franchise for The Healthy Animal, which is based in Pembroke.