MVCC hosts golf tournament

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and Bank of New England hosted a socially distanced Golf Spectacular on Aug. 3.

Golfers had the chance to network and make new business connections, promote their companies, enjoy the fresh air, and ate dinner at the Indian Ridge Country Club.

Collins  joins Big Sister Boston board of directors

Kevin Collins of Andover recently joined the Big Sister Boston board of directors.

Collins joins 26 current volunteer board members in providing fiscal and strategic oversight to the girl-serving mentoring organization that serves more than 4,200 women and girls annually throughout greater Boston.

Collins is currently the chief advancement officer at Saint John’s Preparatory School and brings with him a wealth of experience in fundraising and communications that will aid in driving revenue in support of Big Sister Boston’s mission.

Collins will support the implementation of Big Sister Boston’s strategic plan, which includes initiatives to increase individual giving, create pathways for professional growth within the organization, provide more volunteer opportunities to Boston’s corporate sector and leverage new technology to consolidate databases and streamline workflow and communications.

Big Sister Boston is the only independently supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of America agency out of more than 250 across the country to solely serve women and girls and was recognized by BBBSA’s Leadership Council as the 2015 National Agency of the Year. For more information, visit


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Entrepreneur launches K-beauty line in U.S.

Dermafirm USA, Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of BIOTOC, a new K-beauty skincare line that is a less invasive alternative to injectables.

Originally slated for business-to-business, the company pivoted to direct-to-consumer due to COVID-19 stay-at-home behaviors. BIOTOC is a professional-grade, anti-aging facial treatment that’s been reshaped to cater to consumers embracing the self-care trend. The line first launched in June in Korea to very positive reviews and is has begun officially fulfilling online orders in the U.S. market.

“BIOTOC offers visible results, as a topical alternative to injectables that can be applied at home. Given the business reality of increased consumer demand for safe, natural and effective DIY products, and the unknown of when businesses would re-open, we switched gears. We repositioned our new prestige skincare line’s direction from B2B to D2C and haven’t looked back,” says Paula Park, Dermafirm USA founder and CEO.

Dermafirm, a South Korean cosmeceutical company, designated the U.S. as the first international market for this luxury line launch, following its home launch on Korea’s GS SHOP, the HSN equivalent, where BIOTOC sold out in an hour. The line has been proven in clinical studies to increase the skin’s energy production, improve the appearance of wrinkles, as well as brighten and restore skin’s elasticity.

As a woman-led, science and technology based company, Dermafirm USA is drawn to the advancement of women in science and technology disciplines. In conjunction with the launch of BIOTOC, Dermafirm USA, Inc. introduces their multichannel campaign entitled — #BeautifulMinds. “We are celebrating the beautiful minds of our women in STEM for the beauty they bring to the world through their discoveries,” says Kim Park, vice president, customer and community advocacy.



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