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Thank You Salem News for Editorial “Local businesses investing in the future.”

Shown above are Dr. Stephen Immerman, Montserrat College of Art, Scott Vandersall, TD Bank, Catherine Loomis, Winthrop High School, Maureen Woodman, Woodman’s of Essex, Asma Adan, Lynn Voke Tech, James G. Watras, Waring School, Samuel Piaker, Peabody High School and Chairman Karen Andreas, The Salem News.

Kudos to the North Shore Chamber of Commerce for a terrific evening Tuesday in honor of our region's best and brightest high school seniors.

The Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner is an annual highlight for students, parents and educators from 33 public and private schools. More than 1,000 people packed the CoCo Key Hotel in Danvers for the event, now in its 44th year, which is completely funded by the North Shore Chamber's membership.

The chamber clearly understands the importance of an educated workforce, and invests in our future by thanking these 298 students representing the top 5 percent of their graduating class. The following day, and just a few steps down the hill from the hotel, the business organization was singled out for praise at the groundbreaking for the new regional vocational school, due to its longtime advocacy of that project.

Following dinner and a keynote address by Dr. Stephen Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art, each scholar was called by name and presented with a certificate and engraved pen-and-pencil set. Proud parents snapped photographs and videotaped as each scholar walked across the stage.

Congratulations to the 2012 top scholars, and thank you to the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Editorial, The Salem News, May 14. 2012

June 6 Executive Breakfast Forum “State of the Region” by Municipal Leaders

The Annual "State of the Region" by North Shore Municipal Leaders will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:15am at the Peabody Marriott Hotel. Join over 250 business leaders at this forum.

At this Executive Breakfast, each municipal leader will have an opportunity to address one major issue in their community that will have an impact on the North Shore. They will address issues such as Economic Development, Regional Cooperation, Infrastructure Improvements, to name a few. Karen Andreas, Chair of the North Shore of Chamber of Commerce will moderate this timely forum. This address offers a unique opportunity to learn what is happening in the Region.

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Voke School Merger a Long-Time Coming Groundbreaking Ceremony May 9th

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The Strength of Numbers - The North Shore Chamber of Commerce offers you the strength of a unified organization, working together toward mutual business and community goals.

Governed by members, with a Board of Directors elected from a slate of business members, the Chamber is your voice in the business community and government.

Bringing together the ideas, energy and economic strength of all our members, the North Shore Chamber of Commerce can accomplish collectively what no single member can do individually.

Shown at the May 9th Voke Groundbreaking from l to r: are Lt. Governor Tim Murray, Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry, Danvers Town Manager Wayne Marquis and Treasurer Steven Grossman.

When Danvers Town Manager Wayne Marquis tried to think back to the beginning of the process of merging the region's two vocational schools, he was struck by the words of the Grateful Dead.

"What a long, strange trip it's been," he told the dozens of elected officials, students, school administrators and others gathered under a tent on a wet afternoon yesterday. "And I think that's an understatement."

Most people will tell you it took 14 years between conception and getting shovels into the ground for yesterday's ceremonial groundbreaking of a brand-new, state-ofthe-art school that promises to offer the best vocational education in the state. The truth is, that's also an understatement.

About 30 years ago, "a county commissioner came to us when we were still at United Shoe (in Beverly) and brought up the subject of merging the two schools," said Robert Parsons, who once sat on the School Committee of North Shore Technical High School when it was still in Beverly. "For a number of years, nothing really happened. ... I told my wife recently

that I thought I would be dead before this (merger) happened."

Richard McLaughlin, who retired as principal of North Shore Tech five years ago, began as a teacher at the school in 1976. "They were talking about it even back then, but nothing serious," he said. "It's made sense for a long time, and I'm proud to be here."

Finally, with the abolishment of county government 16 years ago, the issue of merger could no longer be ignored. Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, which was run and funded by the county, suddenly no longer had a funding source and became a ward of the state. Meanwhile, North Shore Tech proved to be too small to handle the demand and had no land to expand. The Aggie, though it had lots of space to expand, didn't have the resources.

"It made all the sense in the world to merge," said Bill Scanlon, the mayor of Beverly and an early advocate for the merger.

Story continued online at North Shore Chamber Blog. Originally featured in The Salem News.

Government Representation - The Chamber serves as a liaison between members and government, working with local officials toward common goals and serving as a unified voice on behalf of business.

Business Contacts - The Chamber hosts a variety of activities and events where you can meet community leaders and other business people. Breakfasts, networking events, meetings and functions provide excellent opportunities for networking and development of profitable business relationships.

Chamber Referrals - The chamber receives regular inquiries about the products and services available in our area, which are referred to Chamber members only. Members often provide referrals to other members as well.

Advertising and Publicity - All members benefit from promotion in the chamber's publications, which include a annual member directory that reaches thousands of area businesses every year. Our monthly newsletter provides a forum for business news and advertising space is available at attractively low rates.

Recognition - As a Chamber member, you will receive a membership listing, representing a positive image of civic pride and community involvement for your business.

Education & Training - In cooperation with local educational resources, the Chamber helps promote series programs designed to meet your business needs and expand your opportunities. Information - The Chamber provides information on local, state and federal issues that can affect your business.

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce - Where Business & Opportunity Meet. Join us at one of our Numerous Events and Programs this Spring Season.

Shown at the May 2 Executive Breakfast is Chair Karen Andreas (l), publisher, The Salem News. The breakfast featured a commercial and residential building forecast and update for 2012. Three of the five panelists are shown above, from l to r, they include: Steve Connolly IV, Connolly Brothers, Lee Dellicker, Windover Construction and Steve Drohosky, Cummings Properties.

Panelist Ted Tye (l), National Development, gave a preview of MarketStreet Lynnfield and his view on a cautious commercial market for the upcoming year. Panelist Alan Berry (r), C.P. Berry Homes gave an overview of the residential markets for 2012-2013.

Pictured above at the May 2 Executive Breakfast, with member Rhonda Craig (r), Paychex, are presenters Lee Dellicker, Windover Construction and Alan Berry, C.P. Berry Homes. The forum was attended by 290 business leaders.

A group shot before the May 2 Executive Breakfast includes: (from left to right) Don Fournier, Stoneham Savings Bank, Jim Rudolph, Rudolph and Friedmann, LLP, Immediate Past Chairman, John Hall II, Salem Five Bank and Stephen Connolly IV, Connolly Brothers.

On May 9th, elected officials and business leaders broke ground for the new Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School in Danvers. Shown above from l to r: Danvers Rep. Ted Speliotis, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, former Peabody Mayor Michael Bonfanti and Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk.

Shown above at the April Board of Directors Meeting are Robert Bradford, president, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Chair Karen Andreas, publisher, The Salem News and newly-elected Mayor of Peabody Ted Bettencourt.

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Pictures of the 2012 Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner courtesy of Julio Chuy/Multimedia Storyteller -

Over 1000 parents, business and community leaders honored 298 top scholars from 33 North Shore high schools on May 8th, at the CoCo Key Hotel, for graduating in the top five percent of their senior classes at the 2012 North Shore Chamber Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner.

Samuel Piaker, Honor Scholar from Peabody High School, welcomed and congratulated scholars and their parents with an inspirational talk. Also shown above are Corporate Sponsor, Scott Vandersall (l), TD Bank and Chair Karen Andreas, The Salem News, also a Corporate Sponsor.

Shown above are Dr. Stephen Immerman, Montserrat College of Art, Scott Vandersall, TD Bank, Catherine Loomis, Winthrop High School, Maureen Woodman, Woodman’s of Essex, Asma Adan, Lynn Voke Tech, James G. Watras, Waring School, Samuel Piaker, Peabody High School, Chair Karen Andreas, The Salem News and Jon Bernard, North Reading High School.

Chair Karen Andreas, publisher, The Salem News welcomes guests and scholars to the 44th Annual Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner. Thank you to the sponsors on Page 7 (right) who made the evening possible through sponsorships.

One of the highlights of the Honor Scholars Dinner was the outstanding keynote address by Montserrat College of Art president, Dr. Stephen Immerman. Students embraced his words of wisdom for their college years ahead. His full Keynote Address can be viewed on the North Shore Chamber’s YouTube channel at: .

A top scholar from Danvers and proud parent view The Salem News’ piece congratulating all 298 honor scholars and the Valedictorians of each school. Congratulations to all the 2012 Honor Scholars!

Thank You to the many North Shore Firms who Sponsored the 2012 Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner on May 8th.

(Pictured above are scholars from North Andover High School) The Honor Scholar Recognition Dinner is an event that the North Shore Chamber sponsors with pride. Community and business leaders have long acknowledged the importance of education in helping to strengthen the economy while contributing to an improved quality of life. An event of this magnitude is made possible only with the generous support of key business sponsors below. Thank You to all who sponsored!

Title Sponsor L. Dexter Woodman's Scholarship Fund

Corporate Sponsors American Capital Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA C.P. Berry Construction Co. Cabot Money Management, Inc. Eastern Bank Excelerate Energy Fallon Community Health Plan Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Montserrat College of Art North Shore Technology Council YMCA of the North Shore TD Bank The Kessler Group The Salem News

Presenting Sponsors Appleseed's Axcelis Technologies Aztec Technologies, Inc. Bank of America Bay Path College Beverly Anesthesia Associates Beverly Cooperative Bank Bostik, Inc. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company Brooksby Village Retirement Community Burtons Grill Cambridge College Cape Ann Savings Bank CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort Cranney Companies Cranney Home Services

Dominion Salem Harbor Station EBSCO Publishing Electric Insurance Company Endicott College First National Bank of Ipswich FINZ Seafood & Grill General Electric Gorton's Seafoods Green Meadows Farm Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates ITW Plexus Lahey Clinic MacLean Holloway Doherty Ardiff & Morse Marian Court College Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline National Fish & Seafood, Inc. Nicholas A. Consoles Insurance Agency, Inc. NMTW Community Credit Union North Shore Bank North Shore Community College OSRAM SYLVANIA Oxford Global Resources, Inc. Parent, McLaughlin & Nangle Pediatric Health Care Association People's United Bank Pipefitters Association Local Union 537 Rousselot Inc. Salem Five Bank Salem State University TJ McCartney, Inc.

Supporting Sponsors AECOM Alan Pierce & Associates Appleby & Wyman Atlantic Ambulance Service Azuki Systems BCCRD, Inc. Beverly Radiology Associates Boston University Building Center of Gloucester Business Systems Consultants, Inc. The Caleb Group Chyten Tutors and Test Preparation Colonial Gardens Commonwealth Motors, Inc. Dairy Queen Daniel J. Casey, Esq. Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp. Dental Health Concepts Donald Bumiller for Governor's Cnsl E.D. Dick Company, Inc. Eaton Vance Family Medicine Associates Giamberaldino Dental Care Gibraltar Pools & Spas Gloucester Building Center Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston Insight Performance JEOL USA, Inc. John J. Walsh Ins. Agency, Inc. Kumon of North Andover L.J. Mishel Electrical Contractors Lawrence B. Morse & Associates Lawless Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Lena's Sandwich Shop, Inc. Lighthouse Manufacturing P.F. Bruno, Inc. Project Cope Prova, Inc. R & L Associates, Inc. Robert I. Mitnik Architect Rudolph Friedmann LLP Serafini, Darling & Correnti, LLP Sheraton Colonial Hotel Shore Country Day School St. John's Preparatory School St. Marys High School Sterling Machine Company Tetragenics The Creation & Learning Station The Revere Firefighters Association Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C. Verizon Zampell Companies

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