Worcester Business Journal

June 21, 2021

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20 Worcester Business Journal | June 21, 2021 | wbjournal.com Angelini Honored Michael Angelini, chairman of Worcester law firm Bowditch & Dewey, was awarded an honorary degree from UMass Medical School in Worcester at its 48th commencement. A trial attorney and business advisor, he founded the Worcester County Bar Foundation. Angelini has served as chair of the Massachusetts Port Authority, Hanover Insurance Group, the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, the United Way of Central Massachusetts and The Greater Worcester Community Foundation. P H O T O F I N I S H M OV E R S & S H A K E R S MutualOne Bank in Framingham hired ROBERT BALDER- SON of Natick and PABLO CAMPOS of Framingham. Balderson joined as the vice president of residential lending. He earned a bache- lor's degree from As- sumption University in Worcester and has nearly two decades of experience in helping meet the residential lending needs of local people and families. He will be responsible for promoting the bank's lending services to the local community through loan origina- tions and educational seminars. Campos joined as vice president commercial lender. He holds a bachelor's degree in fi- nance and financial management services from Worcester State University. He has more than a decade of experience in the banking industry, and in his new role, he will assist a wide range of local businesses with their short- and long-term financing needs. North Brookfield Savings Bank has hired REBECCA McPHEE and JULIENNE TREASE. McPhee, of South Hadley, joined as a financial analyst. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in accounting from Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst in February. Prior to this position, she held various manage- ment roles at large retail stores such as Target, Lowes, and Big Y. McPhee's new responsibilities include analyz- ing financial data, exploring investment opportunities, and establishing and evaluating profitabil- ity plans. Trease, of Belchertown, joined as a mortgage loan processor. Before coming to NBSB, she spent four years at Wells Fargo, followed by four years at CUB Lending. In her new role, Trease will be responsible for pro- cessing and preparing loans for closing. KEVIN DENORSCIA has joined GFA Fed- eral Credit Union's leadership team as vice president of member experience. Prior to joining GFA, DeNorscia was self-employed as an organizational consultant, assisting banks and credit unions with defining, refining or implementing a sustainable culture of expectation and accountability through service and leadership. In his new role, he will oversee the growth and man- agement of GFA's retail and small business banking teams, branch networks, products and services, as well as expanding the sales education and culture to support the growing demand for innovative retail and small business financial programs. Sleepy Success Worcester's College of the Holy Cross Shark Tank competition winner Sader Sleeps, a company formed by students Will Spangenberg and Louie Fiacco, formed an innovative partnership with national mattress company Sealy. Through Seder Sleeps, students can rent a luxury mattress and avoid having to purchase and then dispose of an odd-sized, extra-long foam mattress topper every year when they move back home, often out of state (pictured). Sader Sleeps will donate 10% of profits to the Holy Cross Green Fund. BALDERSON CAMPOS MCPHEE TREASE W Join us for Part 2 of this special virtual forum! June 23, 2021 • 11:30am - 1:30pm CANNABIS The Business of The Region's New Economic Engine Roars Forward WBJ presents PANEL 1 – Building Your Cannabis Ecosystem Moderator: Tina Sbrega, President, Lighthouse Biz Solutions, LLC Panelists: • Mitzi Keating, Partner, Citrin Cooperman • Bill Perrier, Producer, Charles River Insurance • Ellen Rosenfeld, President, CommCan • Ulysses Youngblood, President, Major Bloom PANEL 2 – Don't get Lazy Now: Differentiation in the Increasingly Competitive Cannabis Industry Moderator: Beth Waterfall, Principal, Beth Waterfall Creative, and Executive Director, ELEVATE Northeast Panelists: • Elias Diestler (he/him/his), Web designer & digital artist • Alex Mazin, President/CEO, Bud's Goods & Provisions • Gareth Charter, Vice President of Sales at MassLive Media KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Shaleen Title Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, The Ohio State University College of Law Drug Enforcement and Policy Center In collaboration with: Corporate Sponsors: Community Partners: To register, visit: www.wbjournal.com/cannabis Free. Pre-registration required.

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