Turner Elected Corporator, Trustee At MV Bank
Jennifer Smith Turner was elected to the board of trustees of Martha’s Vineyard Bank at the Nov. 10 Annual Meeting of the Corporators for Vineyard Bancorp, a mutual holding company.
Turner, a corporate executive, is also the author of two poetry books and a novel. As an author and poet, she has been a featured speaker at Yale University and University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writers House. She has also been featured on NPR and Connecticut Public Television.
A full-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Turner’s corporate career includes serving as interim president and board member for the Newman’s Own Foundation.
Prior to relocating to Martha’s Vineyard, Turner led the Girl Scouts of Connecticut as president and CEO and served as Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. In her early career, Turner served in several executive roles in the Insurance industry.
Peabody Properties Receives Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award
Peabody Properties, a group of property management and real estate firms, was recently awarded the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award by the Institute of Real Estate Management® Boston Metropolitan Chapter No. 4 at the chapter’s annual meeting Dec. 2.
The award recognizes outstanding leadership in ensuring that all people feel a sense of belonging in the workplace. In particular, Peabody Properties was selected as a result of the organization’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, culture competency and development among staff, residents, vendors, contractors, coworkers, peers, and community; implement policies and procedures in key areas of diversity, equity and inclusion for recruitment, employee retention, residential leasing and retention programs; encourage volunteerism in the community with regard to cultural connections and/or diversity outreach programs; and proactively contribute to local diversity and minority issues by building relationships with diverse communities and educating citizens on matters of diversity disparities.
Peabody Properties also spent the year closely examining its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts – with its staff members, clients, residents and community partners.
Acella Construction Promotes Tripp, Evans
Acella Construction Corporation has promoted Jilliane Tripp of Pembroke to Estimating and Marketing Assistant and Krista Evans of Lakeville to Senior Project Manager.
Tripp’s responsibilities include analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other construction documents to assist project lead estimators. In addition, she is involved in the coordination of Acella Construction’s social media and its branding campaign.
Tripp joined Acella Construction in February 2020 as an Administrative Assistant.
Evans, who specializes in academic construction, is responsible for management direction to multiple construction projects, maintains close contact with clients, monitors construction and financial activities to ensure proper project completion.
She joined Acella Construction in July 2012 as an Administrative Assistant.
Seamen’s Bank Promotes Residential Lending Officers
Seamen’s Bank announced the promotions of Amy Wheeler of South Dennis to the position of Director of Loan Servicing, Carlo Caramanna of Provincetown to the position of Director of Residential Lending, Ross Sormani of Provincetown to the role of Senior Mortgage Originator, and Samantha Keller of Provincetown to the role of Mortgage Originator.
Wheeler first joined Seamen’s Bank in 1991. In her new role, she will oversee Loan Servicing as a new and separate department of the bank.
Caramanna joined the Seamen’s Bank Residential Lending Team as Mortgage Originator in February 2020, bringing with him over two decades of banking experience. In his new role, he will oversee mortgage originations, underwriting, processing, and closing functions, as well as overseeing the support staff in these areas.
Sormani began his banking career in 2001 after a successful career in Provincetown real estate. He joined Seamen’s Bank in 2010 as a mortgage specialist with expertise in assisting customers with obtaining their first homes and in construction lending.
Keller also joined Seamen’s Bank in 2020 and brings more than two decades of banking and loan origination experience to Seamen’s Bank. She worked for 12 years in California in the wholesale mortgage loan industry before returning to the East Coast, where she spent the next 10 years working in lending to the commercial lending field.
Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Opens Clinic In Cohasset
Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance recently announced plans to open a new clinic at 231 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A), inside the Brass Kettle Building in Cohasset.
Chatham Bars Inn Named To Condé Nast Traveler’s 2022 Gold List
The Chatham Bars Inn has been awarded one of the Best Hotels & Resorts in the World and the Best Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2022 Gold List.
The Gold List collected recommendations from Condé Nast Traveler’s entire global crew, including locations from California to Beijing of hotels and cruises readers have seen in years past, and also destinations the editorial team treasures.
The oceanfront resort has 217 rooms and suites, an exclusive spa, dining, private beach and recreational options. Chatham Bars Inn is located at 297 Shore Road in Chatham. For more information, visit www.ChathamBarsInn.com
Montanez Installed as ARM
Linda Montanez of Cranberry Management LLC in Middleboro was installed as an Accredited
Residential Manager® of the Institute of Real Estate Management® during the Boston Holiday Celebration and Chapter Awards Night held at Granite Links in Quincy.
Montanez is a senior property manager.
The ARM residential property management certification teaches early-career real estate managers the core competencies to manage residential properties successfully.
Mid-Cape Athletic Club Opens New Tennis Facility
The Mid-Cape Athletic Club, a full-service fitness and tennis facility in South Yarmouth, opened its new tennis facility on Dec 9.
The temperature-controlled facility contains four tennis courts in addition to the five indoor courts original to the building,
Construction began in August 2020 and included removing the foundation of the original bubble built in 1984 that was damaged beyond repair several years ago during a storm.
Visit www.midcapeathletic.com for more information.
Nocturnal Print Opens In Kingston
The Kingston Business Association welcomed new business Nocturnal Print to town in December with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s 42 Elm St. location.
Nocturnal Print is a full-service screen printing and embroidery company specializing in high-end screen printed apparel, custom fast turnaround embroidery, and other printed items.
The company is owned by Brandon Downton, a Plymouth resident.
Quinlan Named President Of South Coast Improvement
South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC), a design-build general contractor serving states in the eastern region of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, recently promoted Henry Quinlan to president of the Marion-based company.
Quinlan takes over for his brother, SCIC founder Tom Quinlan, who will remain on with the company in a business development and advisory role.
The company was founded in 1997 and is recognized today as a leader in senior living construction. In addition, SCIC has seven projects in Massachusetts in the affordable housing sector, a market the company has targeted for growth.
Rockland Trust Recognized For Minority Lending
Rockland Trust was recognized as the 2021 number one lender to Minority Entrepreneurs by the Massachusetts office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
In fiscal year 2021, 41 percent of the bank’s total SBA loans went to minority-owned businesses.
The Coop Appoints Driscoll Hyannis Branch Manager
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has appointed Lisa Driscoll to the position of Assistant Vice President, Hyannis Branch Manager – Small Business Specialist.
Driscoll, of Plymouth, is an accomplished retail banking executive who joins The Coop from Citizens Bank, where she served as a branch manager for six years. Driscoll also has more than 17 years of retail experience, serving in a variety of roles, leading sales, and specializing in customer service.
In her new role at The Coop, Driscoll will be responsible for developing and leading the Hyannis branch team to exceed client expectations and cultivate client loyalty while delivering a robust suite of banking services. Driscoll will also be instrumental in developing relationship strategies and partnerships with local organizations, with a strong focus on community outreach and small business banking.
Skrickis Named Partner At DePaola, Begg & Associates
DePaola, Begg & Associates, P.C. has announced the addition of Kevin Skrickis, CPA, as a partner in the firm effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Skrickis, a Sandwich resident, has been with DePaola, Begg & Associates since 2007. He works with clients to provide expertise in tax preparation, tax planning, accounting and assurance services.
Skrickis earned his master’s degree in Accounting from Bridgewater State University. He was a 2021 recipient of Cape & Plymouth Business Media’s 40 under 40 award and has served as treasurer for Cape Cod Young Professionals, while currently serving as treasurer for the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod.
Rogers Named Managing Director of Care Coordinate, LLC
Care Coordinate, a statewide network that provides access to high-quality and cost-effective home and community-based services, has named Sean Rogers as its managing director.
A senior-level executive with extensive home care and community-based experience, Rogers most recently served as vice president of Strategy and Development at Amedisys, a leading provider of in-home healthcare for older adults. Additionally, he has held state government leadership positions at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs where he served as director of Operations, and with the Department of Mental Health as director of Budget and Core Services for the metro-suburban region.
In this new position, Rogers will leverage the strength of Care Coordinate’s network of Aging Services Access Points to offer a single, statewide entity for insurance plans, Accountable Care Organizations, and other providers and payers to manage and administer long-term services and supports that drive quality care and improved outcomes for its partners. Services offered include in-home case management, care transitions, provider network management, third-party billing and claim operations, and consultative solutions.
Rogers received his education and training in Human Resource Management, Financial Systems, Administration and Leadership from the United States Coast Guard.
Oliver Receives Northeast Women in Banking Award
Lisa Oliver, chair, president and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, has received a Northeast Women in Banking award from Banking Northeast Magazine.
The award recognizes the growing impact that women have on the banking industry, honoring trailblazers who are leading the way for other women to succeed in financial services careers.
Oliver joined The Coop in 2017, becoming the first woman CEO in the bank’s 100-year history. During her tenure, she has driven profitable growth with an increase in assets from $903 million to $1.3 billion today. She was instrumental in the establishment of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation Trust, which significantly expanded the bank’s philanthropic reach by awarding more than $500,000 in grants to date to local nonprofits addressing needs and challenges of the community.
Oliver has also created an employee work environment to support a culture of collaboration and communication and has achieved 50 percent gender diversity on the bank’s Board of Directors and on its senior leadership team.
An active member of the community, Oliver serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Bankers Association; a board member and treasurer of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; a board member, Governance Committee member and leader of the Fund for Women and Girls of the Cape Cod Foundation; Ambassador Committee member of the YMCA of Cape Cod; and committee member for Women United, United Way of Cape Cod.
Acella Construction Promotes Lloyd To Project Manager
Acella Construction Corporation of Pembroke has announced that George Lloyd of Norwell has been promoted to Project Manager.
In this role, Lloyd plans and oversees the building process of construction projects from start to completion, with a focus on academic and small corporate projects.
Lloyd joined Acella Construction in June 2019 as a Project Coordinator and was promoted to Assistant Project Manager shortly thereafter.