Connolly Brothers, a general contractor and construction management firm in Beverly, was recognized at the Family Business Association’s annual awards dinner May 16, as the group's Small Business of the Year. The awards celebrate the success of family-owned businesses. Connolly Brothers was founded in 1880 by the four Connolly brothers and is now in its fifth generation of family-owned leadership.


Kevin MacKenzie of Beverly has been named chairman of the board of trustees of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston. MacKenzie, a retired partner of Ernst & Young, a professional services firm, has served on the board of Catholic Charities since 2013. He is a graduate of Boston College, and he and his wife, Sharon, have four children.

Adrian Diorio, a Beverly resident has joined First Harbor Capital, a diversified holdings company in Marblehead. As the company expands its presence in the CBD oil market, he will serve as chief marketing officer and technology officer, as well as advertising director, overseeing marketing and branding. Diorio has more than 15 years' experience in product development, marketing, brand management and e-commerce.

Don Dowling has been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Marblehead Rotary Club. Dowling was recognized for making significant contributions to the club and exemplifying the guiding principle of Rotary, “Service above Self.”

Daniel Nicolas has joined KD Consulting Group in Marblehead as a risk manager specializing in employee benefits. Nicolas was previously a new business sales consultant with Electric Insurance Co. in Beverly. Along with growing core business at KD Consulting, he will be responsible for the group’s property and casualty business.

Danvers resident Ronald Malionek has joined C.R. Lyons & Sons as a funeral director and embalmer. Malionek recently earned an associate’s degree in mortuary science at Fine Mortuary College in Norwood. He is licensed and board certified, and previously served as assistant director of public services for the city of Salem and as a cemeterian for Danvers.


North Shore Bank recently donated  $1,600 to Citizen Inn's Haven from Hunger in Peabody. The proceeds were given by bank employees during the month of April as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program. In exchange for $5 each week, staff can wear jeans to work; the funds raised are then donated to an area charity.

Eastern Bank has donated $2,500 to the Danvers YMCA to support its gymnastics program. The money was used to purchase a springboard, mats, manipulatives, balance beam, straight bar and a spring floor, leading into its first official gymnastics program this summer. Eastern vice president James Cobb presented the check to Joe Pauline, director of the Y's Youth and Family Program.