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Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 by Northshore

Jessica Allen, a resident of Danvers, has joined LUX Realty North Shore’s Beverly Office as a full-time real estate agent. She has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry.

Shawn Ford has joined Salem Five Bank as a senior vice president in the commercial and business banking division. He will work with small- to mid-sized businesses in New Hampshire, the North Shore and Merrimack Valley to manage and develop their commercial portfolios. Ford and has more than 20 years of banking experience from prior roles at HSBC, Eastern Bank, and Citizens Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Plymouth State University.

Anna Mitchell has been named assistant vice president of budget and finance at North Shore Community College in Danvers. She has more than 18 years of experience in the health care industry and nonprofit sector with specialties in financial and operational management, strategic planning, and grant management. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and business strategy from Boston University, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Timothy Sheridan, a resident of Marblehead, has joined Blue Hills Bank as vice president, senior loan officer. He is responsible for helping the homebuyer and homeowner throughout the loan process. Sheridan has more than 22 years of experience in mortgage lending, having worked at NE Moves Mortgage and Salem Five Mortgage.


Salem State has launched the Teacher Leadership Certificate Program, a one-year, four-course program. It can be counted as the first of a two-year sequence leading to a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership, leading to principal or assistant principal licensure.

Steve Vesey has been awarded the 2017 Excellence in Exit Planning Achievement Award by Pinnacle Equity Solutions, a national exit planning training and certification company. He was recognized for his work as a business valuation and exit strategies specialist at Business Legacy Strategies in Danvers, where he advises business owners in taking the financial and mental steps to prepare for exiting a business.

After 14 years in business, Thomson’s Garden Shop and Power Equipment Center, an organic garden shop in Salem, is closing on Thursday, Nov. 30. Owners Scott and Gigi Thomson are retiring.

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