Chamber Presents Business of the Year Award to Paul Magliocchetti, Esq. of Sheehan, Schiavoni, Jutras and Magliochetti, PC
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the presentation of the Business of the Year Award to long-time Chamber Member and current Director, Paul Magliocchetti. The Award will be presented as part of the 25th Annual Business Awards Breakfast to take place next month.
This special award is the top honor at the Chamber’s Awards Breakfast and recognizes a business or organization for contributions above and beyond the typical in promoting their business, the community of Haverhill and the Chamber of Commerce. Special attention is paid to civic and community involvement, voluntary work on behalf of community charitable efforts over time and business and professional leadership beyond that expected in business.
About Attorney Magliocchetti:
Paul is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School. He has practiced law since 2002, becoming a Partner in his firm in 2004. In 2014 law partner Robert Jutras and Paul purchased the office building where the firm is located and took over the management responsibilities of the law firm. Since that time the practice has grown to be one of the largest, full service law firms in Greater Haverhill with 11 attorneys, 7 full-time and 4 of Counsel. SSJM also opened a second office in Woburn to expand the practice into Middlesex and Suffolk Counties.
In 2010 Paul became a Director with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, and last year was elected to the Executive Committee. SSJM has also been host, last fall the firm co-sponsored an open house after-hours event at the Haverhill office and the firm will cosponsor other events with the Chamber. Acting as an advocate, Paul through the practice takes time to introduce new businesses to the Chamber and let them know about the benefits it provides within the community.
Along with his Partners, Paul serves on several Boards in the community, which include, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Homes, Greater Haverhill Foundation, Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank, Haverhill Public Library, and Holy Family Hospital. Paul is also an elected member of the Haverhill School Committee and coaches his son’s youth hockey and soccer teams.
When asked what one thing he is proud of last year Paul cites, “Last year the Haverhill High School Girls Volleyball team needed help raising money for a trip to Florida, so I reached out to my fellow business leaders in the Chamber. My Chamber colleagues rose to the occasion and donated over $5,000.00 for their trip. Because of their generosity, girls who could not have otherwise been able to afford the trip were able to participate.”
Additional Awards & Honors:
In addition to the Business of the Year Award, the Chamber will present a dozen additional awards to outstanding businesses in the region for their great efforts and significant achievements in their respective industries. We are proud to recognize the following: SCORE for Education; Jaffarian Toyota Volvo Scion, for Family Owned Business; Women’s Health Care of Haverhill for Healthcare; Fantini Baking Company, for Manufacturing; Greater Haverhill Foundation for Pioneer of the Year; Seaglass for Restaurant; Studio at 13 for Retail/Wholesale; Med Express Urgent Care for Rookie of the Year; Align Credit Union for Service for Not-for-Profit; Fishbrook Design Studio for Service for Profit; MassAmerican Energy LLC. for Technology & Innovation; and Jayne Andrews CPA for Women in Business.
This event is the pinnacle of business recognition in the Greater Haverhill area and we are grateful for your support of our well-deserved members through participation at this event. The details are as follows: Friday, February 5, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Atkinson Resort & Country Club, Atkinson, NH. Tickets are $40 per person. Tables of 10 available for $350. Ticket costs include a buffet breakfast, speech delivered by our keynote speaker, Glenn Prezzano, and awards presentations. Should you have any questions, please contact Melissa Seavey, Events Coordinator at 978-373-5663 or Melissa@haverhillchamber.com. Tickets are available through the website at www.haverhillchamber.com.
Established in 1888, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the heart of 14 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We create and foster a prosperous business environment and support the growth and profitability of our members. We provide the resources, advocacy, information, networking and marketing opportunities for our members’ success.
More About the Winners:
Align Credit Union: Align has had many milestones in their 90 years in business, including obtaining a community charter and changing their name to better communicate their offer. Adding branches in the Merrimack Valley along with additional products and services to better serve their Membership, Align is focused on being a good corporate citizen and community partner. Credit Unions differ in that they are not for profit and Align takes that seriously – by returning profit back to Members in a variety of ways. Most importantly, Align is very committed to giving back to the community, each year donating over $100,000 locally throughout their service area.
Fantini Baking Co.: Fantini has been a family business for over 100 years, developing into a successful manufacturer of quality bakery products serving New England. Founded by Sabatino Fantini, Fantini Baking Co. has passed successfully through generations of the family. Service has always played an important role in running Fantini and doing whatever was required to make sure the customers received fresh bakery products on a daily basis. For many years Fantini has had a charity through which contributions from employees and distributors are matched for donation. Additionally, Fantini has always donated breads weekly to food pantries year round including Emmaus House, People Pantry, and Plaistow Food Pantry.
Fishbrook Design Studios: Fishbrook Design Studio has been in business for eleven years. Owned and operated by Matthew E. Juros, AIA, Principal Fishbrook is active in urban planning and downtown development. Ever involved in the city, Juros has spent the past five years further learning the community through projects in and around downtown, carefully balancing the needs of community and the quality of the public space with those of his developer clients. As new buildings are built and older buildings are renovated, Fishbrook will remain committed to the quality of the public space ensuring that
Greater Haverhill Foundation: The Greater Haverhill Foundation works every day to improve the quality of life and overall economic prosperity for the City of Haverhill. Established in 1964 as a “local boot strapping” effort, the Greater Haverhill Foundation was formed to attract new companies and promote local business expansion to replace the myriad of jobs lost with the demise of the shoe and leather industry. From the Ward Hill Business Park to Safe River projects, GHF has become an economically vibrant part of the growth of Haverhill. Today GHF is key to the redevelopment of Merrimack Street with the Harbor Place project further enhancing their legacy of furthering the progress in Haverhill.
Jaffarian Volvo/Toyota: Jaffarian has been a successful, family-operated business for 75+ years. Now run by third and fourth generations, their dependability has always been a deep commitment to the highest standard for customer service in the automotive industry. Jaffarian has long had a passion for and commitment to giving back to the community in the area of youth sports. Over the years, they’ve sponsored numerous sports teams, helped Haverhill High School build a weight room, raised $50,000+ to offset the costs of participating in high school sports, and brought busloads of kids to Celtics and Red Sox games.
Jayne Andrews CPA: Jayne achieved her CPA after working for years in accounting for Fortune 500 companies, joining Anstiss & Co., P.C. in 1997. She became the director of their non-profit practice in 2010, and specializes in government and financial statement audits, reviews, compilations and consulting as well as assisting non-profit clients with meeting their federal and state reporting requirements. She assists start up non-profits with filing for their exempt status with the IRS and registering the new charity with the State. Jayne has been a member of the Chamber’s Membership Services Committee since 2013 and also serves on the Boards of Directors of two area non-profit organizations, affording her experience on both sides of the non-profit community.
MassAmerican Energy LLC: MassAmerican Energy has developed a unique approach to serving the needs of its clientele. With over 50 years of combined experience with professional backgrounds in renewable energy, electricity and finance MAE offers a complete suite of solar services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire including: design, construction, and finance to maintenance and operations. MassAmerican’s commercial solar energy solutions assist local businesses in planning for more sustainable energy consumption, lessen the carbon footprint in their community and often create a recurring revenue stream due to incentives from state and federal governments.
MedExpress Urgent Care: MedExpress is dedicated to providing the best medical care to their patients. Their founders have worked to create an environment that is both convenient and comforting to patients through warm, welcoming centers and extended operating hours – twelve hours a day, seven days a week, with no appointments needed. MedExpress’ neighborhood medical center plays an important role in Haverhill’s health care, and they’re completely focused on providing high-quality care that’s available when their patients need it. MedExpress is also committed to the overall health of the Haverhill community and is proud to partner with like-minded organizations that support the health and well-being of Haverhill children and families, such as Emmaus Shelter’s 2015 Cycle for Shelter and Team Haverhill River Ruckus.
SCORE: SCORE has been America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses for over 50 years. SCORE’s Haverhill branch office has served the local community for over 20 years. Over 100 counseling sessions were conducted last year in Haverhill, many of those first-time meeting happened in coordination with the Greater Haverhill Chamber. Many mentees have launched businesses, grown their business and improved their profitability over the course of the meetings further enhancing the vitality of the area, and its economic growth.
Seaglass/Blue Ocean: Atlantic Ocean views are only one part of the charm and beauty found at Seaglass Restaurant & Lounge. The venue offers a rejuvenating culinary experience offering fresh interpretations of classic American cuisine with relaxed beach-chic dining. Seaglass and the Pavilion is also a well-known destination for Chamber members as the host of the Chamber’s annual Winning Opportunities for Women (WOW) Conference. In addition to Seaglass, the Pavilion includes the Blue Ocean Music Hall and By the Sea Gift Shop, making it a favorite destination for music lovers and Salisbury visitors alike.
Studio at 13: Owned and operated by Natalie and Nancy Moussa, Studio At 13 has been an integral part of the Haverhill business community. With a team of master stylists, expert nail technicians, incredible skin care professionals and top of the line products this salon & spa have become a destination for all who desire pampering and good style. Over the years, Studio At 13 has been presented with many great honors including Best Hair Salon, Best Waxing and Best Customer Service. More than just a “feel good” company, they are great supporters of the local schools and area non-profits like the Boys & Girls Club and Emmaus House.
Women’s Health Care Haverhill: Women’s Health Care has been providing obstetric and gynecologic care for the citizens of Haverhill and the surrounding communities for nearly sixty years, starting out as Haverhill Ob-Gyn Associates. For the past 40 years WHC has been working with Anna Jaques Hospital providing convenient outpatient services, including medical imaging and outpatient services. The practice is conveniently located in downtown Haverhill. Women’s Health Care has served the community and added convenience to medical services, recently acquiring equipment with the ability to perform 3D imaging, providing state of the art quality and function right here in Haverhill.