2nd award nomination for Butinksi Designs
Butinski Designs, which has been in business only two years, has just been nominated for the second year in a row for a Louie award by the greeting card association. More than 900 entries, including international companies submitted designs. Butinski Designs is one of three finalists that will be announced in New York City on May 16. The company was started after the owner battled cancer and wanted to change her life from corporate pharmaceutical recruiter to card designer. The company's first retail space, Upstairs Paper, is at 31 State St., Newburyport.
Seacoast social media company partners with Celebrities for Charity
Social Kitchen, a social media strategy and management company based in Seabrook has been retained as the social media company of record for Celebrities for Charity Foundation of Andover. Social Kitchen is offering support in Celebrities for Charity's social media endeavors, as the foundation experiences a period of rapid growth. Celebrities for Charity is currently offering online raffles with prizes that include opportunities to hang out with actor Charlie Sheen following his upcoming "Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth" show in Detroit, two premium tickets to every Boston Bruins home playoff game in 2011, plus dinner with Boston Bruins superstar Milan Lucic, and more. The online raffles are being hosted using Celebrities for Charity Foundation's patented technology at www.netraffle.org.
Williamson joins staff of Essex County Greenbelt
Essex County Greenbelt Association executive director Ed Becker has announced that Mary Williamson of Salisbury has joined the staff as Greenbelt's director of community engagement. In the newly created position, Williamson will direct all constituent-centered marketing and communications strategies and manage opportunities for meaningful public engagement with Greenbelt's portfolio of more than 250 protected properties. In addition, Williamson will further promote Essex County Greenbelt Association activities and initiatives that protect open space for recreation, agriculture and intrinsic scenic qualities. For more information about Greenbelt programs, visit www.ecga.org or call 978-768-7241.
Chapter contributes $15,719 to Amesbury
Since 1921, Catholic Financial Life's Chapter Rev. J.H. Cote #376 has been active in Amesbury, making its mark by supporting community and church activities. Formerly under Catholic Family Life Insurance, the chapter now operates under the new Catholic Financial Life name. In April 2010, Catholic Financial Life was formed, following the merger of two longstanding fraternal benefit societies, Catholic Family Life Insurance and Catholic Knights. In 2010, Chapter #376 volunteers helped raise $15,719 for local Catholic parishes, schools and community organizations through family-centered activities and fundraising events. Two of these events that were co-sponsored included holiday fairs, all of which seek to help provide an exceptional member experience as well as strengthen their local community.
Bertolino elected to Board of Directors
Keller Williams Realty of Newburyport is honored to announce the election of Frank Bertolino to the Board of Directors of the REALTORS Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts (RCA-MA). Bertolino, a resident of Newbury, and a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty of Newburyport, was delighted to learn of his nomination and subsequent appointment, "I am honored to have been chosen to this prestigious seat", noted Bertolino. "I will work tirelessly to service the Alliance and represent my fellow Realtors."
Realtors join Community Giving Tree's annual drive
Community Giving Tree announces a new partnership with Keller Williams Realty in order to collect personal-care items for local mothers in need. Unopened containers of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, powder or cosmetic extras like nail polish remover, tweezers or lipstick can be donated at the following locations: Office of Karen Neve and Liz Wilczak, 256 Georgetown Road, Suite 6, Boxford; Keller Williams Realty, 40-42 Main St., Topsfield; Keller Williams Realty, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 1550, Beverly; Keller Williams Realty, 1 Merrimac St., Newburyport. For more information, contact Community Giving Tree at email@example.com, or visit www.communitygivingtree.org.