Mike Marker 1 hosts Pan-Mass. Challenge benefit
Tobin Dominick, Vice President of Cape Ann Marina Resort, will host a second annual fundraiser for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Mile Marker 1 Waterfront Café© & Bar at Cape Ann Marina.
The newly opened Mile Marker One, so named for its location at the first mile of the Intracoastal Waterway, will present one of Boston's leading comics, Paul D'Angelo, with music by DJ Scottie Mac, and a silent auction.
On Aug. 4 and 5, Dominick will also join some 23 residents of Gloucester, Essex, Rockport and Manchester residents riding in the 33rd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the pioneer charity bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic fund-raising event in the nation.
They will be among 5,500 cyclists riding the two-day 192-mile PMC route from Sturbridge to Provincetown with the collective goal of raising $36 million to support adult and pediatric cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund.
Like most PMC participants, Dominick was inspired to play an active role in the massive cancer fundraising movement to honor a loved on: in this case, her late father, Andrew "Andy" Dominick Jr., who succumbed to cancer in December 2010.
A former president of the Chamber of Commerce and Small Businessman of the year, Andy Dominick was operator of Cape Ann Marina Resort, donated his time, resources and support to many local community causes and foundations, and was instrumental in making Gloucester's World War II Memorial to the veterans a reality.
After seeing the exceptional care her father received at the Dana-Farber Institute, Dominick signed up for the PMC bike-a-thon, and this year, hopes to raise $4,000 through the event. Tickets for the July 12 fundraiser at Mile Marker One are $10, available at Cape Ann Marina Resort Office, or at the door.
All proceeds will benefit Tobin Dominick's PMC ride. For more information, visit, www.MMArker1.com. To donate directly to Dominick's ride, visit: http://www.pmc.org/profile/TD0127. Mile Marker 1 is located at the Cape Ann Marina, 75 Essex Ave. Rt. 133, Gloucester, MA 01930.
BankGloucester donates $25K to AGH
As part of its 125th year celebrations, BankGloucester has donated a check for $25,000 to Addison Gilbert Hospital.
"Addison Gilbert Hospital has been a tremendous resource to the community," said GloucesterBank President and CEO, Patrick Thorpe, who together with several board members, presented the check to hospital officers. "They have done a great job for those in need over the years and we are happy to be able to make this contribution to support their ongoing efforts.
"We're pleased to be a member of the Addison Gilbert Hospital Society," added Thorpe, "and hope other area businesses will get involved with this new organization that is dedicated to supporting the hospital. Together, we can contribute to the ongoing growth and development of AGH, a longstanding institution that is vital to our community."
"BankGloucester has been an economic driver and tremendous community partner..." said Susan Payson, senior vice president of philanthropy at Northeast Health System. "We're grateful.. for the company's continual investment in our organization and this community... and excited to welcome them to the newly formed Addison Gilbert Hospital Society."
In addition to providing financial support for AGH, BankGloucester has created a partnership with the Hospital so that local residents can access key diabetes, blood pressure and other screenings at the company's state-of-the-art facility in downtown Gloucester.
Health-care reform and your business
On Tuesday, July 17, Dr. Leslie Sabba, M.D., medical director of Northeast Physician Hospital, will be at BankGloucester, 160 Main St., Gloucester, to present an overview of health-care reform and how it might affect local business, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Sebba has served as a board certified internist and pulmonologist on the North Shore for over 18 years, as well as medical director at Tufts Health Plan and Chief Medical Officer at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport. He is currently committed to working to ensure quality and efficiency within our healthcare system. Seating is limited to fifty people, please RSVP to the HealthConnection at 1-888-253-0800.
Emerson Inn gets WeddingWire top rating
WeddingWire, billed as the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples in the $70 billion dollar wedding industry, has recognized Rockport's Emerson Inn by the Sea for exceptional value as a ceremony and reception venue in its 2012 annual ratings program, awarding the oceanfront inn 4.5 out of a possible maximum of 5 points.
The ratings program, which recognizes wedding professionals across the country for their commitment to service, is based on hundreds of thousands of recent newlywed reviews of over 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S. and Canada, across 20 different service categories.
The Rockport landmark's reviews include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about brides and grooms' experiences working with the inn's business and staff.
"We are very pleased to recognize Emerson Inn By The Sea for their commitment to exemplary service in Ceremony & Reception Venue," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc.
For more information, visit: www.EmersonInnbytheSea.com.
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