Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 30, 2013

Business Briefcase


The Andover Townsman

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Stephen Ross of Andover, president of Clear Channel Outdoor’s Boston Division, was on hand at Fenway Park this month to celebrate his company’s donation of several digital and traditional billboards to help raise donations for The One Fund Boston.

The billboards, positioned on major highways and well-travelled secondary roads throughout Greater Boston, were designed to raise awareness of The One Fund Boston. They were donated by the Stoneham-based Boston Division of Clear Channel Outdoor to inspire donations to the fund and to promote a major fundraiser at Fenway Park called “Boston Bites Back.” Ross attended the event held on the one-month anniversary of the April 15 bombings.

Andover High trainer in spotlight

Desiree Jubinville, the lead athletic trainer at Andover High School, has been honored by Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network Sports Medicine Division in Salem, N.H., as one of its top athletic trainers.

Jubinville started working with Northeast Rehab in 2009 and has become known for her enthusiasm, confidence and commitment to her athletes. She has recently become a CPR instructor as well.

Northeast Rehab’s Sports Division provides athletic training services to seven schools in southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley.

Bakshi a judge in 2013 Flower Show

Joyce Bakshi of Andover recently served on the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts’ panel of judges at the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show. The panel judged exhibits from Massachusetts. Bakshi is a board member of the Landscape Design Council.

Two reappointed to Hospitality Homes board

Andover residents Brandon Bigelow and Al Hammond were recently reappointed to the board of directors of Hospitality Homes. Established in 1983, Hospitality Homes is a nonprofit organization that provides free short-term housing in volunteer host homes and donated apartments for families and friends of patients seeking care at Boston-area medical centers.

Bigelow is a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Hammond is first vice president of investments and institutional consulting at Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Burbine named VP with Fred C. Church

William L. Burbine of Portland, Maine has joined the management staff of Fred C. Church, Inc. as vice president, personal lines manager.

A 2002 graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, he has 11 years of insurance experience and is a licensed property and casualty insurance producer.

Burbine is overseeing Fred C. Church’s Andover office.

Currie rejoins firm as partner

David B. Currie of Andover has rejoined Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP as a partner in its Real Estate Group, where he will continue to represent real estate developers and real estate private equity funds in all aspects of acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development of real property.

Currie has served as general counsel/chief legal officer for three companies actively involved in commercial real estate matters, most recently as general counsel at The Davis Companies. He also has extensive experience counseling real estate private equity funds in the acquisition of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

Prior to The Davis Companies, Currie was chief legal officer of Whittier Health Network and also senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for CareMatrix Corporation. He was a member of Choate’s Real Estate Group for five years prior to CareMatrix.

Currie received his law degree cum laude from Cornell Law School in New York in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1985.

Essex Education accepting students

Essex Education, founded by Andover natives Richard Snyder and Katherine Lamanna, has set up shop at 89 North Main St., Suite 203, Andover.

The business’ primary focus is to help prepare students for college by offering the only ACT prep program for the standardized test in the Merrimack Valley, a SAT prep program and an AP Course Prep program. Their objective is to provide students with an academic edge through higher test scores, better grades and greater confidence. They also offer academic support and intensive courses in math and English language arts for students in grades 5 through 12.

Snyder and Lamanna attended Andover public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade and have a combined 15-plus years of teaching experience.

For more on Essex Education, call 978-475-4455 or visit www.essexeducation.com.

Imajine That welcomes Whole Food Play Market

Imajine That, an award-winning, educational indoor play space for children, has opened a new Play Market by Whole Foods Andover at its location at The Riverwalk, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. The “mini” play location mirrors parts of the actual Whole Foods Market store in Andover to encourage children to learn about smart food choices and good nutrition.

In addition to the Play Market, an ongoing expansion at Imajine That will include the addition of Little Sal’s Culinary Institute, with new food options, a renovated infant/toddler station with new items donated from Discount School Supply, a new arts and crafts area, additional classes and workshops and Smart Board technology for classrooms and party rooms.

The expansion is expected to be completed this summer.

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