Each year, the Board of Directors of Beverly Main Streets nominates downtown businesses that exemplify the spirit of Beverly Main Streets - those who go above and beyond to support the mission of Beverly Main Streets and make a significant impact on the downtown. At its Annual Meeting at Wicked Art Bar on October 21st, Beverly Main Streets was proud to announce the 2014 winners: Carroll’s Florist, Salerno’s Italian Pub and Eatery, and Zelloe + Weaver Architects. In addition, 2 volunteers, Sandra Griffel and Suzie LaMont, were recognized for their dedication and long-time support of Beverly Main Streets.
Carroll’s Florist owner Pamela Landess is a member of the Design Committee and has helped on many projects which require an eye for design. She’s helped mulch around downtown trees, clean up the Cabot House garden and design and plant Beverly Main Streets’ island plantings. She also donated her time and talent last year to help make the inaugural Beverly Historical Society Holiday House Tour a success, which adds another terrific event to the downtown.
Salerno’s Italian Pub and Eatery is owned by brothers Todd and Mike Rotondo. Todd and Mike have been key members of Beverly Main Streets’ block party team for the last two years, going above and beyond to make the parties a success. As the beer providers, they’ve attended multiple meetings with Beverly Main Streets and the City of Beverly before and after each block party to insure that the alcohol sales are managed and monitored closely – as a result, there have been five block parties without one single incident. In addition, they donate a portion of their sales back to Beverly Main Streets which helps them cover expenses.
Joe Zelloe of Zelloe + Weaver Architects is a long-time member and former co-chair of the Design Committee. For seven years, he’s shared his professional expertise with Façade Improvement Grant winners. He was instrumental in providing design ideas for the CVS building and the MBTA parking garage, he supports the local colleges by hiring interns and he’s always the first to volunteer for special projects like the BMS installation in the Lindsey Building windows.
Sandra Griffel has been volunteering on the Promotions Committee for several years and she works at almost every event. Last year, she joined the Block Party committee and has been invaluable in making the events fun for everyone. She welcomes and oversees all of the volunteers at events. Sandra is also one of the best Business Buzz Ambassadors, which means stopping in every month at the businesses on her blocks, sharing the newsletter and making sure the busy owner knows about all that’s happening downtown.
Suzie LaMont is a long-time Promotions Committee volunteer who runs the STAR program, in which Beverly Main Streets helps business owners buy flower boxes and flags. Suzie also serves on the Design Committee, helping to make sure that the committees collaborate. She is one of our best Business Buzz Ambassadors and is always coming up with new ideas. Maybe even more importantly, Suzie does Facebook updates and she’s responsible for our social media presence that keeps Beverly Main Streets front and center with the community.
Congratulations to all!
2014 "Spirit of Beverly Main Streets" Awards Ceremony – Front Row: Sandra Griffel, Suzie LaMont, Joe Zelloe (Zelloe + Weaver), Mike Rotondo (Salerno’s Italian Pub and Eatery), Todd Rotondo (Salerno’s Italian Pub and Eatery). Back Row: Steve Immerman (Co-president of Beverly Main Streets), Mary Grant (Co-president of Beverly Main Streets), Mayor Michael P. Cahill.
2013 "Spirit of Beverly Main Streets" Awards Ceremony – Mary Grant (Co-president of Beverly Main Streets), Renee Gannon (Wicked Art Bar), Pam Hulbert (Plum Consignment) and Bob Mitchell (Beverly Cooperative Bank)
2012 "Spirit of Beverly Main Streets" Awards Ceremony – Nominee Deborah Coull (Aveda Salon), Winners Ted Richard and Bea Modisett (Studios at Porter Mill), Winners Bob and Pat Murphy (Robert D. Murphy Associates), Winners Gayel Cote and Steve Galante (Oceanview Assisted Living) and Nominee Pam Hulbert (Plum Consignment)