Rivolve Coworking Opens in Haverhill, Providing Alternatives to Traditional Offices

Haverhill’s Rivolve Coworking, offering alternatives to traditional office space, opened its new River Street office this month with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce on hand for a ribbon-cutting celebration. Rivolve Coworking is open on the second floor at 205 River St. It provides individuals, entrepreneurs or small companies with various workspaces that may be rented daily, weekly or monthly.  Opportunities include individual offices, open-seating and conference rooms equipped with the necessary tools for everyday office work. It is owned by James P. Schiavoni Jr. and James M. Schiavoni. Christina Faxon is treasurer and director of operations.

Haverhill-based L’Arche Boston North Elects Keating Board Chair

Bill Keating has been elected chair of the Haverhill-based L’Arche Boston North. Keating, who is the chief financial officer of the Nexxus Group of Beverly, succeeds Joseph Kennedy, retired senior vice president/CFO of Georgetown Bank, who served as board chair since 2016. L’Arche Boston North Executive Director and Community Leader Jennifer Matthews said, “Bill has been with the board for two years and brings a tremendous amount of experience both professionally as a CFO and personally as a parent of a child with an intellectual disability. Bill is passionate about sharing the mission of L’Arche with the greater community and investing in strategic opportunities to grow our vision and impact while strengthening our roots in L’Arche’s International Federation.”

Keating joined the L’Arche Boston North’s board of directors in April 2018, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic and financial oversight. He has served as chief financial officer of the Nexxus Group and Micropore, of Elkton, Md., and as a member of the finance faculty at Bentley University.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union Presents $15,000 in College Scholarships to Area High School Grads

Merrimack Valley Credit Union recently awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to 15 high school students from its field of membership both north and south of Boston. Students were honored during a virtual ceremony June 8, where they celebrated with family and members of Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s senior management team. Over the past four years, Merrimack Valley Credit Union has awarded 36 students with nearly $45,000 in scholarships to pursue higher education. Merrimack Valley Credit Union President and CEO John Howard, said “The scholarship recipients were selected because of their commitment to education and to their community both in and out of school. While many had to modify how they demonstrated that commitment in the past few months—through remote learning and finding other ways to help in the community—we are confident that the flexibility and resiliency they have shown these past few months will prove useful not only in college, but also in their careers.”

The organization received 178 applications from students at 66 different high schools located across the two regions.

State Approves Monogram Food’s Haverhill Tax Incentives; Also Signs Off on Amazon in North Andover

The state’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council Thursday approved Haverhill’s newest food manufacturer, Monogram Food Solutions, for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program. It also certified the planned Amazon storage and distribution center in North Andover. The Council’s action provides $925,000 in state investment tax credits. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini tells WHAV he lobbied by telephone before the state board. “I sat in on the conference call this morning.

Reopening a Business and Keeping Clean? Haverhill Business Offers Training, Supplies to Be Sure

One of the keys to reopening businesses following the coronavirus outbreak is to make sure the workplace is clean. One Haverhill company in is offering government-approved e-learning certificates that signify the workforce is fully trained. Doreen Blades, owner of US Eco Products, 143 Essex St., discussed the program this past Tuesday on WHAV’s morning program. “Those are one on one. There are actual certificates that you’ve gone thru the e-learning.

UMass iHub Plans Friday Webcast on Bringing Customers Back as Businesses Reopen

The UMass Innovation Hub is having a live webcast this Friday to help businesses lure customers back as COVID-19 restrictions are loosened. Called “A Fresh Start: Re-Opening Marketing Strategies After Quarantine,” Susu Wong of Tomo360 discusses new online strategies and tools that are essential in this new normal to help businesses. Wong is co-founder of Women Accelerators, a grassroots organization that provides networking, education and mentoring to help women in advancing their career goals. Topics include how to market after COVID-19, determine if websites are delivering results and more. The online event takes place Friday, June 19, from noon-1 p.m., via Zoom.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans Virtual Networking Event Friday Morning

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having a free, virtual networking event tomorrow morning, Friday, June 12. Presented as part of the Chamber’s Business Assistance Webinar Series, the online event begins at 10 a.m. Advance registration is requested to allow businesses to promote products and services, make new business contacts, meet fellow members and network. Register online here or at merrimackvalleychamber.com.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans Free Webinar Series; Trahan to Address Next Generation Leaders

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce plans a series of free webinars for members, beginning this Wednesday with the Chamber’s Next Generation Leaders Annual Conference with speaker Congresswoman Lori Trahan. Remote webinars as part of the Merrimack Valley Chamber’s Business Assistance Webinar Series. The Next Generation Leaders conference takes place Wednesday, June 3, at 10 a.m.

A discussion of Medicare Education, presented by Borislow Insurance, takes place Tuesday, June 9, at 9 a.m., while another talk, “Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Simple Checklist for Success,” presented by Constant Contact, takes place Wednesday, June 10, at 10 a.m.

Register for any or all of the events at merrimackvalleychamber.com.