Keohane, who has supported Hospital Week for the past five years, is also a member of Beverly Hospital's Corporate Leadership Board. Hospital Week activities were slated to kick off at 10 a.m. on yesterday with a children's parade at Beverly Hospital. Other activities at the three campuses include barbecues, raffle drawings and ice cream socials.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of New England recently announced that Salem resident Christopher Polak was appointed assistant sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Swampscott and Marblehead. Polack will be responsible for the oversight of 55 sales associates serving the communities of Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynn, Nahant and Salem. Polak is a senior real estate specialist, a certified negotiation specialist, and a member of the National Association of Realtors, the North Shore Association of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network.
Peter J. Lappin, a Beverly-based businessman and philanthropist, was named chairman of the board of directors of Florida's Dolphin Research Center, Inc. on Monday, April 30, in Miami. The research and educational facility, located in Grassy Key, Fla., is one of the leading marine mammal research institutions in the country. The organization also runs a successful manatee rescue program.
Lappin has an extensive background in marine and freshwater aquaculture, having founded his first business, Sea Plantations, Inc., at age 18. The firm was a pioneer in the aquaculture industry, developing genetic stock strains of fish and invertebrates for toxicity testing; manufacturing live fish, crustacean and bivalve holding systems for the wholesale, supermarket and restaurant industries; and engaging in research and development activities in the spawning and growth of trout, prawns, and hard- and soft-shell clams.
Upon assuming the chairmanship of the Dolphin Research Center's board of trustees, Lappin said, "My main goal is to build membership and financial support for the DRC, thereby ensuring the continuing existence of both dolphins and the very-much-at-risk manatee population. To do so - and avail myself of the best expertise available - my first order of business will be to expand the board with qualified individuals who are as committed to the cause as I am."
Registration is now underway for Stroller Strides of Boxford. These classes offer both fitness and support for new moms. The class registration ranges from one class to a monthly membership. Classes are ongoing so you can register at anytime by contacting Stroller Strides of Boxford or visiting their Web site at www.strollerstrides.com. Stroller Strides of Boxford also offers a LUNA Mom's Club play group and Mom's Nights Outs. For more information on how to register for classes, or what classes are offered in the Boxford area, contact Robin Beardsley at 1-800-558-5029 email@example.com.
At a private reception, held on May 1 at the Henderson House in Weston, the Smaller Business Association of New England announced the 16 New England companies selected as finalists of the 2007 New England Innovation Awards. The annual award program, now in its 21st year, recognizes companies that demonstrate superior creativity and perseverance, successfully transforming innovative concepts into valuable products and services.
Award winners will be announced at the New England Innovation Awards gala on May 16 at the Westin Hotel in Waltham. The 2007 SBANE Innovation Awards finalists include Eliza Corporation, of Beverly, and NeuroLogica Corporation, of Danvers.
East Boston Savings Bank announced the following appointments of local business people at its annual meeting: Robert J. Katz, a Marblehead resident and president of Nu-Tread Tire Co., Inc., in East Boston, was elected as a trustee of Meridian Financial Services, Inc.; Arthur F. Berardino, a Middleton resident and president and CEO of State-Line Graphics, Inc., in Everett, and Martin J. Scafldi, a certified public accountant in Peabody, were elected as a Corporators of Meridian Financial Services.