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  • Agriculture

    : Heather Chaves-McCaslin ’90 

    A family-owned and operated retail store out of Westerly, R.I. They carry products for lawn, garden, pet, bird and feed. Free delivery and product assembly services are available. 

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  • Animal Care

    Sheila Blanchette ’03

    Heart of Feathers Education, LLC, is a pet bird consulting service to assist with what could be considered "undesired behaviors." Heart of Feathers Education & Training for companion birds is a non-judgmental zone. We offer assistance for when you have questions, need advice, or need a consult on any companion bird, from African Gray to Zebra Finch. Every year people buy, adopt, or receive a companion bird and every year birds are rehomed due to behavior issues related to biting, plucking, or screaming. As a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant/Trainer, the goal is to assist people with birds to build trust through education, science, and understanding. As we understand the need for dog trainers for puppies and dogs with behavior issues, this same concept is needed for birds. This New Hampshire-based business has been around for five years and is connected with local rescues.

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    : Sharon Brown ’76

    TLC Pet Cottage is a small boarding kennel located in Hilliard, Ohio, that will give your "fur kid" all the TLC and personal attention they deserve while you are away. TLC Pet Cottage has been in business since 1997 and is a member of the Pet Care Services Association (PCSA). The owner resides on the premises. The Cottage is climate-controlled with indoor/outdoor runs for each guest. Individual and/or group playtime and walks are included for all of our guests. There is a maximum of 10 guests at a time.

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  • Apparel and Accessories

    : Pam Hulbert ’02, Jonah Hulbert '02
    Stupidly good consignment since 2012.

    : Emily Stys ’22
    Custom Handmade Earrings and more!

    : Stephanie Kubish ’22
    Adorable and colorful stickers, handmade jewelry, and gifts.

    : Devon Holloway '13
    Hope Design was originally founded in Roxbury, MA and now operates out of Los Angeles. We are a lifestyle brand spreading the message of HOPE in order to unify those around us. May it be through small acts of kindness or uplifting those around us to be their best selves. Through clothing, collaboration and conversation we wish to elevate our surroundings.

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    Misguided:Thomas Messana ’19
    Misguided is a lifestyle apparel company out of Southold, N.Y., focused on producing U.S.-made sustainable clothing for adventurers. The company proudly donates 10% of each purchase to a charity of the customer’s choice. Misguided is about fostering a community of like-minded people who unite through awesome clothing. 

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    : Sarah Hodson ’15  
    Sarah Michiko Designs is a trendsetting Ecom Jewelry Shop out of New York City, offering first-rate products and exceptional customer service to shoppers from the comfort of their own homes. We are a custom jewelry manufacturing company that specializes in bridal and high-end custom designs. The company also specializes in repairs, antique restoration, and re-designing old pieces into new modern designs. The online store has become synonymous with quality, and we ensure a continuous variety of fantastic merchandise that fits any budget. 


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  • Art

    : Holly Nichols ’13     

    Artist, illustrator, and author Holly Nichols has built an incredible international business through engaging her fans on social media and selling decorative art prints, art templates, guides, and tools for fashionable creatives from her studio just south of Boston, Mass. Holly also focuses on collaborating with corporate clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue, TRESemmé, Ted Baker, Disney, Simon, Living Proof, and more.

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    : Suzie Framer '08 

    Kramer Fine Art is a private art gallery located in Wellesley, MA with a satellite administrative location in Beverly, MA. Kramer Fine Art specializes in early twentieth century traditional American and European fine arts and prints, specializing in the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. We represent approximately 100 artists including Stow Wengenroth, Paul Cadmus, Martin Lewis, Robert Riggs, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, John DeMartelly, Benton Spruance, Rockwell Kent, Frank Benson, John Taylor Arms, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, Louis Lozowick, John Sloan, Winslow Homer, Luigi Kasimir, and Anders Zorn. Recently, Kramer Fine Art has acquired contemporary art. Our leading contemporary artist is Angi Shearstone. We offer sales and consignment services. 

    Kramer Fine Art has been in business for 35+ years. All of our art works are original, guaranteed, and in very good to excellent condition.

    Over the years, we have been fortunate to have sold our beautiful works of art to numerous museums, libraries, and private parties. We have successfully formed private collections domestically and internationally. Kramer Fine Art has an excellent reputation of honesty and integrity in the field. We are well respected for our personalized service, customer loyalty, and consistently high quality prints.

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    My Mini Maine: Dana Jones Bettez ’08

    Handmade bohemian home décor inspired by the beauty of Maine. Eclectic mediums include everything from driftwood found on family beach walks, cotton and other fiber cording, and reclaimed wood from local factories. My Mini Maine strives to use local and/or sustainably sourced materials. Products, including custom-made pieces and wedding accessories, can be purchased on the website. Monthly virtual macramé workshops (in place of my usual in-person classes) and private instruction classes are available via Zoom. Dana’s husband, Ben Bettez ’05, helps with business logistics.

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    : Brooke Borda '18 

    Pets to Prints is an online business operating out of Indiana where your adorable pets get to come to life on your everyday products. Pets to Prints takes the image of the pet uploaded by the customer, eliminates the background so it's just the pet, and then illustrates it digitally. After creating the illustration a digital mock-up file of that illustration is put on the product of their choice and then it gets printed and shipped. Pets to Prints has quite an assortment of products in the shop; some of the favorites being: mugs, blankets, socks, wall canvas', phone cases and so much more! It is truly such an amazing gift for a pet parent or to treat yourself and show your pet you love them. 

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    : Stephanie Lowe ’16 

    Boston-based artist Stephanie Lowe creates and designs custom watercolor paintings: cards, invitations, gifts, homes, places, and people. Past pieces can be seen on her Instagram page, Facebook page, or website. Stephanie works directly with her client to create something they will love. Everything begins with a conversation, so reaching out with an inquiry is the best way to get started. 

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  • Books & Gifts

    : Julie Karaganis ’13
    Copper Dog Books offers a quality selection of a wide range of book, book-related products, gifts, and cards with stellar customer service in downtown Beverly, MA, a beautiful ocean-side community.

    : Julianna Donovan Wattley '10
    Salem Style is a local crochet accessories company out of Salem MA that is making crochet modern and anything but granny (no offense to granny). Every single crochet piece is handmade with love, a bit of magic and designed by Julianna Donovan, a fifth generation crocheter with over 25 years of crochet experience.

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  • Event Planning

    : Ashley Walenta ’14

    Ashley Irene Events, LLC, is a full service event management company serving Boston and New England. No matter how big or small your event is, whether it is a corporate, social, fundraising, or sporting event, or wedding, if you need a special guest appearance or complete planning from “soup to nuts,” Ashley Irene Events is here to help make your vision come to life. 

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    Events by Alyson: Alyson Boem ‘10

    Events by Alyson is a full service event planning company located in Boston. Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, bachelor party, birthday party or another event, Alyson wants you to enjoy that special event without the stress that often comes with planning and hosting. Events by Alyson is now coordinating virtual events to celebrate all occasions. Please reach out to plan a virtual event for your friends, family, and colleagues, or to plan ahead for a future in-person event. 

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  • Financial Services

    : Garett Seney ’10 M’13
    Garett is a residential mortgage advisor with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation out of South Boston. If you’re looking to buy, build, or refinance your home, Garett is here to help. Consultations can be scheduled directly through Garett via phone or email. 

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    : Josh Maciorowski ’05
    MAC is an independent insurance agency based out of Jamesville, N.Y., specializing in home, auto, boat, life, and small business insurance for all of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Arizona. MAC Insurance Services LLC would love to answer any questions you might have about your current insurance policies, as well as have the opportunity to earn your business by providing you with some new quotes. 

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    : Tyler Johnson ’18
    Tyler runs his own financial planning practice under Northwestern Mutual, where he helps clients align their finances with their goals to give them peace of mind. Tyler is based out of the Boston area. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, Tyler can help you identify your goals and dreams and develop a plan that addresses these needs and gets you started on the path to financial security.

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    : Maria Connell '01
    Accounting Advisory & Financial Consulting

     
  • Food & Beverage

    : Caeli Byrne Vilandre '10
    Bespoke Boards offers custom charcuterie and grazing boards that are both aesthetically pleasing and delicious, designed to elevate your next social gathering.

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    : Casey Arnold ’14
    Big Ass Iced Coffee is a woman-owned online coffee shop for cold brew lovers. Impatient cold brew lovers. Our instant iced coffee is made with 100% Arabica coffee beans from Colombia. The beans are medium-roasted for a bold, smooth taste in Seattle, WA. Add one scoop of coffee crystals to cold water, shake and pour the naturally creamy Black Coffee over ice. That's it.

    : Justin Negrotti '09, Jacob Crandell '11

    Brewery and taproom located in Beverly, focused on brewing heavily fruited, expressive sours and hop-forward New England style IPA’s, as well as a portfolio of beer that includes lagers, stouts, porters, and more.

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    : Samantha Tyler Bellows ’08
    Coco's Coffee is a single origin, small batch coffee roasting company out of East Kingston, N.H. We source the highest quality coffees from around the world so you get an excellent tasting cup that's never bitter. We have bags of whole bean and ground coffee with varieties changing frequently.

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    : Ryan Agate ’03
    The mission at Faces Brewing Co. is simple: brew great beer, make great food, and provide a good time.

    Victoria Farnsworth ’07 
    Flip the Bird is more than just a fried chicken sandwich joint. Quality is what drives them; it is at the core of our brand. Did we mention that everything we put out from our kitchen is fresh, homemade, and made to order?

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    : Colleen Boland ’05 
    Fresh Food Catering is a catering company located on the North Shore, servicing the catering needs of the greater Boston area. The company includes a hand-selected team of seasoned event planners, talented chefs, and professional servers bringing the party to you from our home base at the Wenham Tea House Restaurant. We’re dedicated to helping you plan and enjoy your perfect garden party; celebratory shower; rustic picnic; rehearsal dinner; seaside, barn or backyard event; brunch; or business gathering. 

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    : Amanda Drager ’24

    Baker located in Dalton, MA

     

  • Furniture & Home Décor

    : Katie Tierney '15
    Heartland Homes began 5 years ago at 西瓜视频 creating string art signs as gifts for home décor accents. With a background and strong passion for weddings and all things event design Heartland Homes has been able to create beautiful string art designs that have been uses as general wedding décor, guest books, and even save the date invitations. The business has gone through an expansion over the last year and has now added handmade eco-resin home items. This will include terrazzo coasters, gold leaf trinket trays, marbled planter/flower vases, and much more décor!

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    : Jillian Rowe '10
    In Home Flooring offers residential homeowners a wide range of flooring options. Flooring Services in Denver include Carpet Installation, Laminate Flooring Installation, Vinyl Flooring Installation, Hardwood Flooring Installation, and Tile Flooring Installation. To ensure that your style and budget are met, I will work closely with you to find the right flooring solution. 

    Perfectly Imperfect Consignments: Jennifer Gaffey ’79 
    Perfectly Imperfect is a beautiful, high end furniture consignment shop offering the most desirable home furnishings in Boca Raton, Fla. Inventory is hand-picked from all over Southern Florida to ensure she gets the best and most unique items available for consignment. Accepted items can be single items, or an entire estate of furnishings, including accessories and artwork.

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    : Regina Vorgang ’80
    Regina Design from Camarillo, Calif., creates original handwoven wool rugs, table runners, and wall tapestries. Finished designs are available for standard rug sizes, 2'x3', 2.5'x4', 3'x5' and 4'x6'; custom rugs can be created up to 11' wide. Other products include table runners and tapestries in various sizes and custom sizes can be requested. 

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  • Health & Fitness

    : Braden Monaco ’05
    Blue Horizon Benefits provides healthcare and benefit consulting and services tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. We build value through the strength of our customers’ satisfaction and by consistently producing superior results. 

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    : Kristin Gemme '09
    Medical aesthetics treatments including skin care, injectables, lasers, and wellness treatments including hormone balancing, TRT, peptide therapy, and more!

    : Kristen Perkins '08 & Greg Perkins M'15
    Inclyousion Sports provides inclusive sports enrichment programs to children ages 2-10. Classes are fun and non-competitive, so that children can be successfully introduced to new sports while having the opportunity to build friendships. All children deserve access to quality sports programs, so we prioritize inclusion and accessibility in our program design. Our coaches teach children the importance of teamwork with a focus on effective communication, recognizing non-athletic traits, and problem solving together.

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    : Julianna Curtis ’08 
    The Energy Barre is a lifestyle studio specializing in group fitness and yoga classes for all levels, all ages, and all people. There are four studio locations North of Boston: Beverly, Mass.; Stoneham, Mass.; North Reading, Mass.; and Medford, Mass., as well as a virtual studio option to participate in group classes. The studio also has an on demand subscription service with access to a library of more than 50 classes. Through movement of the body, we aim to help people find health, vibrancy, and peace within themselves, always. 

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    : Suzanne Kramer ’08
    Coaching, counseling, music-integrated therapy, and traditional therapy for adults and children located in Beverly, MA.

  • Interior Design

    : Cheryl Allard Sheehy ’86 

    Rhode Island-based interior designer Cheryl A. Sheehy (CAS) has been plying her craft in the finest of homes throughout Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts since 1986. 西瓜视频 and RISDI trained, Cheryl brings a sophisticated approach to interior space planning, decorating, and design.      

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    : Laura Bommarito ’85

    Home at Ease Interiors serves Southeast Mich. and Destin, Fla., providing design and project management services to help you update and renovate your home, refresh and stage to sell, or assist with moving and getting the new home ready to move in and enjoy! Services include pre-construction planning, interior furnishings, decorating & styling, consulting, and project management. 

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    The Lovely Locale: Sarah Burgess ’14 

    The Lovely Locale out of Norton, Mass., is a holistic interior design studio and blog offering full service interior design projects in person or online through e-design, as well as consultations to help you get re-inspired about your space. We focus on the wellbeing and connection between you and your environment, so that you can live your best life. 

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  • Photography & Videography

    Emily Leis Photography: Emily Leis ’16
    Emily Leis Photography is a Massachusetts-based wedding and lifestyle photography business. Emily Leis Photography is designed for the lovers of life, the adventure seekers, and those who value the small, candid moments just as much as the big ones.

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    MeHow Design INC: Micha艂 Trzaska ’06
    MeHow Design is a full video production company out of Los Angeles, Calif., with a focus on marketing videos and motion graphics. Clients include Puma, ESPN, and US Open Series. 

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    Michael J. Lago Creative Co.: Michael Lago '13
    Digital content creator and social media specialist located in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

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    : Ruby Wallace-Ewing ’15
    Ruby Jean Photography is based out of Biddeford, Maine, and focuses primarily on wedding photography. Full wedding packages include a complementary engagement session, wedding planning guide, timeline consultation, and printing rights. Other photography packages available are elopement packages, engagement shoots, and lifestyle sessions such as senior portraits and family portraits. 

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  • Professional Services

    D.O.C.’s HVAC and Plumbing: Christopher Ashley ’98
    Residential and commercial HVAC and plumbing out of Haverhill, Mass. To schedule an appointment contact Christopher directly at 978-257-0397. Available for emergency work when needed. 


    : Joe Albano ’09 MBA'10
    Joseph's Transportation is one of New England's premier transportation companies. Family-owned and operated for over 45 years, Joseph's Transportation uses a fleet of motor coaches, mini-buses, transit buses, trolleys, sedans, SUVs, vans, and more to accommodate all ground passenger transportation needs. Whether it is a corporate or university shuttle service, a company outing, a wedding, tours, athletics, educational trips, or just a ride to the airport, Joseph's Transportation has it covered. Dedicated to prioritizing the safety and positive experience of all passengers, Joseph's has completely updated all cleaning policies and processes to protect passengers as well as our staff.

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    Lexi Godlewski LLC: Lexi Godlewski ’16
    Lexi Godlewski is a marketing strategist and coach based out of Albany, N.Y., who helps ambitious entrepreneurs transform their lives and businesses with soul and strategy. Godlewski’s business has turned 100% virtual to ensure clients have the support they need no matter where in the world they are located. She hosts her own podcast, Building My Empire, which can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. She has also written her own book, 17 Success Secrets, which can be obtained via her website. 

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    : Joseph Orlando ’07
    A family-owned personal injury law firm based on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The attorneys at Orlando & Associates specialize in personal injury litigation, representing people who are hurt physically, emotionally, and financially. Consultations can be done via phone, email, or video conference.

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    : Jennifer Snyder M'20
    Partner Ecosystem Development is dedicated to helping companies to evaluate, launch, and expand their partner programs. With over a decade in partner strategy, we’re excited to help your business make more connections. 


    : Araceli Ruiz-Vivanco ’07
    Expert translators located in Mexico City that can provide translations of any business or school documents into Spanish or English. Ruiz-Vivanco remains at the cutting edge of the trade, thanks to its highly skilled team of translators and interpreters who are well-versed in a wide array of topics to ensure accuracy in all translations. Our portfolio of includes law and accounting firms, financial institutions, public figures, and large corporations. 

    Megan McGovern MBA'10
    Founded on the principals of Simple, Organized, Repeatable, and Tidy. Let Megan bring this process to you and help you create the life you want to live.

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    : Sam Garrity '16 M'17
    Specialized in working with individuals in providing personal support on issues ranging from academic assignments and projects to personal matters affecting the university, sport, and individual experience. This includes working with individuals and athletes on applying to universities, career selection (current or post-athletic-career), as well as returning to work and/or play following injuries, and more.

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  • Real Estate

    Thompson Real Estate Group, Inc: Tracy Thompson Viola ’86 

    A boutique real estate agency serving residential and commercial communities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Thompson Real Estate Group, Inc thinks outside the box and works with wholesalers as well as individual owners. Looking to buy or sell? With state-of-the-art technology Matterport 3D, a 360 degree scanning camera, virtual reality tours of any home, business, or building are available.

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  • Travel

    : Kate Bispham' 10
    We organize small group tours and getaways, including private departures (like the 西瓜视频 Alumni Travel Program tour to Ireland in 2024). We also provide travel consulting services. Our goal is to help you travel easier, whether you're an aspiring or seasoned traveler. 

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    : Peter McGovern ’14
    Based in Boston, EdOdyssey works with schools (grades 6–12), colleges, and universities to create custom educational programs in eight countries throughout Asia, North and South America, and Europe. As educators and avid travelers, we tailor each experience and program to the students. We also manage a summer, semester, and full-year study abroad program in Lima, Peru. EdOdyssey has added virtual study abroad programs to its list of offerings.  

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