Business briefs, March 9 edition


Avidia Bank welcomes Tad Perachi

Business briefs, March 9 edition
Tad Perachi, residential loan officer. Photo/Submitted

Mark O”Connell, President & CEO of Avidia Bank, is pleased to announce that Tad Perachi, residential loan officer, has joined the Residential Lending Department. Perachi comes to the bank with a number of years of residential mortgage origination experience, most recently as a senior loan officer with Citizens Bank. He is a graduate of Westwood College of Technology. Avidia Bank is a $1 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.






“Law For Your Life” topics announced

Local estate planning attorney Carolyn Spring is pleased to announce the upcoming topics for her new show, “Law For Your Life,” on Westborough Cable TV. Each show will discuss and provide information on a legal or financial topic. March's topic is the college selection process and SATs with Dr. Charlotte Klaar of Klaar College Consulting and Donna Cox of Cox Tutoring Group. February's show was on the local real estate market and foreclosures with Lauren Smith, Esq. The shows are also available online at If you would like to suggest a topic or have questions, contact Carolyn Spring at


Culinary Underground presents “Sustainable Seafood” workshop March 14

“Sustainable Seafood: Fish on Ice” will be held Wednesday, March 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks in Southborough. Get all your questions answered on how to buy fish, what is safe and sustainable to buy, how to prepare it, and more. Students will learn to work with fish and shellfish from the freezer. On the menu will be catfish etouffee, fish & shellfish acqua pazza, and Thai fish cakes with lime-basil mayonnaise. Cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. To find out more or to register, visit or call 508-904-6589.


St. Patty's Day celebration at Pets Gone Healthy

Sandie and Ken Wheeler, owners of Pet's Gone Healthy, invite you to join them Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the sixth birthday celebration of their store mascot, Tori. In addition, a representative from Nature's Variety, a leader in raw, frozen diets, will be on hand for a product demo, free samplings, and nutritional information. All Nature's Variety foods are 100 percent corn-, wheat- and soy-free, as well as free of artificial coloring and preservatives. Stop by for refreshments, treats, nutritional information, fun and prizes. Pets Gone Healthy is located at 505 Boston Post Road West (Route 20) on the Northborough/Marlborough line. For more information, call 508-485-3881 or visit


Webster Five hires Maria Harvey as assistant vice president – Auburn branch manager

Business briefs, March 9 edition
Maria Harvey. Photo/Submitted

Webster Five has named Maria Harvey as assistant vice president – Auburn branch manager. Harvey brings 10 years of banking experience to Webster Five. Most recently, she held the position of assistant vice president – branch manager at Citizens Bank in Framingham. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Worcester State University and a Master's in business administration from Nichols College. She currently resides in Worcester. Webster Five is a full-service $540 million mutual savings bank with branch offices in Webster, Dudley, Oxford, Auburn, Worcester and Shrewsbury.



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