Scrivanos Local Dunkin’ Franchises Make $15,000 Emmaus Gift

The Scrivanos family, owner of local Dunkin’ franchises, is showing its love for Emmaus with $15,000 for their Tree of Love holiday campaign. Scrivanos family members presented the check to Emmaus to help the 2,000 women, men and children the housing agency serves each year. “We truly value our outstanding partnership with Dunkin’ that spans beyond their philanthropic contributions. Over the years, many of our clients have secured jobs at local Dunkin’ stores on their journey to defeat homelessness. Dunkin’ has given them the opportunity to earn money and build their self-esteem.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Reschedules Mixer at The Savings Bank to March 5

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s planned Business Networking Mixer at The Savings Bank in Andover has been postponed because of the pending snow storm. The event now takes place Tuesday, March 5, from 5-7 p.m., at The Savings Bank, 84 Main St., Route 28, Andover. There will be appetizers and beverages as well as a business card drawing for door prizes. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non-members and spots may be reserved at MerrimackValleyChamber.com or by calling 978-686-0900. Those who previously signed up remain registered.

Vacant White Street Store Giving Way to New Studio Apartment Building for the Disabled

A developer with a reputation for turning around blighted, inner-city properties is now in the midst of replacing a vacant White Street commercial building with homes for those with developmental disabilities. Jonathan Cody of Atlantis Investments is constructing 20 studio units on the site of the former Robert Pigeon Electric & Appliances store at 123 White St., near downtown Haverhill. The new building will be occupied by clients of Cambridge-based Vinfen. Tenants will not have automobiles, but six parking spaces will be provided for staff. Excavation of the site began Friday.

Merrimack Valley Chamber to Network at The Savings Bank

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having a Business Networking Mixer next week at The Savings Bank in Andover. There will be appetizers and beverages as well as a business card drawing for door prizes. It takes place Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5-7 p.m., at The Savings Bank, 84 Main St., Route 28, Andover. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non-members and spots may be reserved at MerrimackValleyChamber.com or by calling 978-686-0900.

EforAll Plans Early Stage Business Pitch Contest with Cash Prizes

New business startups or entrepreneurs with ideas for a new venture are welcome to receive feedback and compete for cash prizes when EforAll conducts its next free pitch contest next month. There will be English- and Spanish-language competitions with a total of four prizes—first place, $1,000; second, $750; third $500; and a $500 Fan Favorite prize. English pitches will be heard by judges and the public Thursday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m., at The Overlook, Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St., Lowell. Spanish-language pitches take place Friday, March 8, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Northern Essex Community College John R. Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence.

CNA Stores February Charity Jars to Support L’Arche Boston North

CNA Stores, a veteran-owned cannabis company, with locations in Haverhill and Amesbury, is asking visitors to support L’Arche Boston North, which provides “forever homes” for those with intellectual disabilities. L’Arche Boston North will receive the proceeds of donations left in charity jars at CNA Stores. Last month the Charity Jar program brought in $12,417 for Lucy’s Love Bus, which helps children suffering from cancer. The jar program brought in $136,466 in 2023 for local charities, such as Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Mass Fallen Heroes, Pettengill House, Lucy’s Love Bus, Tough Warrior Princess, Jordan Shay Memorial Scholarship and others. Store employees also contributed 895 community service hours in 2023 and for a total of 2,367 hours since the business began.

Greater Haverhill Chamber Members to Learn, Play Pickleball Free on March 27

Members of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce are getting into the swing of things with a Pickleball Business After Hours event planned in March. Free for members, participants can learn from experts how to play pickleball and then compete in a tournament and take part in networking social. Equipment will be provided. The mixer takes place Wednesday, March 27, from 4:30-7 p.m., at Cedardale Health & Fitness, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill. Only 32 slots are available.

Wellness Hot Yoga Sunday Classes to Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

During the month of February, Wellness Hot Yoga of Haverhill is passing along donations given during free Sunday classes to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. Wellness Hot Yoga, operated by Teri Almquist, offers community yoga every Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m., at 34 Merrimack St., Haverhill. There is a suggested donation of $10 and beginners are welcome in every class.