, Gloucester, MA


December 3, 2012

Business briefcase

Bank accepting donations for Sandy

Patrick Thorpe, president and chief executive officer of BankGloucester, has announced that the bank will be accepting donations to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

All donations will be forwarded to the American Red Cross to be used in its disaster relief efforts — earmarked for Hurricane Sandy.

“I am very proud of the employees at BankGloucester who joined together and organized this fundraising effort,” Thorpe said in a statement.

Ways to contribute:

In person — Drop off a check or cash at BankGloucester, 160 Main St., Gloucester. Hours are Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By mail — Mail a check to BankGloucester, 160 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Make checks payable to: BankGloucester, and write “American Red Cross” on the memo line.

Online — Donations are accepted at

Energy efficiency council seeks rep

BOSTON — Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), a state organization representing the nonprofit sector, is seeking nominations for a representative to the state’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. The council, established as part of the Green Communities Act in 2008, reviews and approves the three-year energy efficiency plans prepared by the commonwealth’s gas and electric distribution companies and approved municipal aggregators. The council was expanded, in this year’s electricity bill, to include a representative from MNN’s network of nonprofit organizations.

The role of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network representative to the council is to review, approve, and monitor energy efficiency plans and programs required of the state’s investor-owned gas and electric utilities and energy providers and to help the nonprofit sector save energy and lower operating costs by advocating for nonprofit targeted efficiency programs.

MNN is seeking interested candidates who are dedicated to improving efficiency opportunities available to nonprofits, with a background in energy, sustainability or a related field. Interested applicants should visit MNN’s website at

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