Worcester Business Journal

September 28, 2020

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wbjournal.com | September 28, 2020 | Worcester Business Journal 25 Even with all the current changes, Commercial Financing can still flow smoothly. For lenders or borrowers, it's not always easy to steer through commercial lending options and opportunities. Whether you're a private entity, public company, financial institution, or nonprofit organization, our senior level team offers experience that ensures consistency, cost efficiency, and proven reliability. All of which can help you better navigate changing times. Real Knowledge in Real Time WO R C E ST E R | F R A M I N G H A M | B O STO N | C A P E CO D FletcherTilton.com COMMERCIAL LENDING | LOAN RESTRUCTURE REAL ESTATE, INDUSTRIAL, CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT FINANCING SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) FINANCING Anthony Salvidio, Esq. 508.459.8004 Karen LaFond, Esq. 508.459.8015 KAREN ARES has been announced as the executive administrator of the Blackstone Valley Education Hub. Ares is a former high school science teacher and was the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning and STEAM director at the Dudley Charlton Regional School District. During her time at the school district, she acquired more than $600,000 in grant funding, in- cluding Project Lead the Way STEM path- way for grades 6-12 in engineering and biomedical science. Ares was a leader in the charge for Shepherd Hill Regional High School becoming one of the 11 schools in Massachusetts acquiring Innovation Pathway designation in 2019. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Eckerd College in Florida, and a master's degree in occupational and environmental health and safety from Anna Maria College in Paxton. Middlesex Digestive Health & Endoscopy Center in Acton has hired SANDRA PECK to work with patients on the nutritional aspects of treatments for digestive diseases and Dr. ARPAN H. PATEL, who has an expertise in gastroenterology care. Peck previously oversaw her private practice InBalance Nutrition in Acton, where she counseled individuals and families on how to improve eating habits to live a healthier life. She has done extensive work to help patients with gastrointestinal issues and counseling for all types of diets. She has previously spent several years at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she completed a dietetic internship, and has led workshops for nutrition for health professionals and teachers while at New England Dairy and Food Council. Peck obtained her master's degree at Harvard University in Cambridge. Patel is an expert in endoscopic ultrasound procedures, allowing the center to provide the procedure in a partnership with the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He received his medical doctorate from Northwestern University in Illinois and joins Middlesex Digestive from the gastroenterology department of Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in Maryland. CAMI GERVAIS of Putnam, Conn., has been appointed the new branch manager of bankHometown's Worcester office. She was previously the assistant manager of the bank's Putnam branch. Gervais has more than 10 years of banking experience, joining bankHome- town in 2018 from Eastern Connecticut Savings Bank. She earned certificates in economics and banking and principles of banking at the Center for Financial Training in Connecticut. CARLA JACKSON of Worcester has joined the Newton firm DangerLaw with a focus on family law matters including divorce, custody and prenuptial agree- ments, and asset protection. She previously held a commu- nications and community affairs role with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Jackson graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, has an MBA in marketing from Southern Con- necticut State University, and a bachelor's degree in English literature from Boston College. MARISA GREGG has been named the vice president for communications and marketing at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Gregg, who joined Holy Cross as director of marketing and communications in 2014, has served as interim vice president since September. Prior to joining Holy Cross, Gregg worked in brand development at the Boston Beer Co., holding positions of increasing responsibility over her 10 years with the company. She has an undergrad- uate degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and an MBA from Duke University in North Carolina. MICHAEL CONNORS has been promoted to general manager of Emily's Interiors in Framingham. After starting at Remodelwerks, in Shrewsbury in 2015, Connors moved to Emily's Interiors in 2018 as a lead designer. After his promotion, his job will include being in charge of day-to-day operations at Emily's, and managing the team of kitchen and bathroom designers, as well as being the liaison between Remodelwerks and Emily's Interiors. He has 15 years of experience in cabinetry and residential design, and construction. Connors graduated with a bachelor's degree in architectural building and engineering technology from the New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island. STEVE CARIGULO has been added as a new member to the Remodelwerks management team. He will be working as a chief technology officer and marketing executive for both teams. Before his new job, Carigulo worked at AKUITY Technologies in Auburn as a business development representative. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in PECK M OV E R S & S H A K E R S PATEL GERVAIS JACKSON GREGG CONNORS Continued on Page 26

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