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Epsilon is Pleased to Congratulate Managing Principal Peggy Briggs on Being Selected a WBJ 2017 Outstanding Women in Business

by Margaret Briggs, Epsilon Associates
Epsilon is pleased to announce that Managing Principal Peggy Briggs was selected by the Worcester Business Journal as a 2017 Outstanding Women in Business. Outstanding Women in Business winners are selected on their achievements and impact on the community. Peggy has done this in her own way and as such is being recognized for her achievements in and out of the work place. Peggy has been instrumental in growing Epsilon from a company that started with just 7 partners 20 years ago to a 53-employee firm grossing about $12 million annually. With an extensive track record of successfully assisting clients through the regulatory processes combined with her interest in mentoring other women in the field, Peggy is well deserving of this recognition. Find out more about this award and meet each of the outstanding women by visiting the WBJ website at http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20171030/PRINTEDITION/310279996/1002.

Celebrating 30 years of change

by Sandra Gucciardi, MovePlan
The MovePlan Group is celebrating 30 years of change. The journey is charted below. Emerging from an entrepreneurial idea at a London kitchen table, our business has grown to serve clients in over 30 countries across six continents, whilst retaining the same passion and personal level of service since the beginning. Our practices continue to evolve in line with rapidly changing workplace conditions. As our growth continues, we remain committed to ensuring best practice in change and relocation management.

Forbes 40 Women to Watch Over 40 2017

by Lauren D. Armstrong, MassDOT and MBTA
The fifth annual Forty Women to Watch Over 40 list celebrates women who are disrupting industries, starting businesses and creating new pathways to breakdown the systemic barriers that drive women to opt out of the workforce or miss the C-suite altogether. The award is consistent with the CREW Boston and CREW Network focus this year on disruption. The winners of this award were selected based on a rigorous application and judging process that evaluated there criteria - one of those criteria was described as "Reinvention/Momentum: Is she engaged in personal disruption, taking on new challenges and harnessing the power of past experiences to create energy to propel herself and others to new achievements."

Caitlin Bevis, MAI Founds Valuation and Consulting Group, Breakpoint Advisors

by Caitlin Bevis, MAI, Breakpoint Advisors, LLC
Caitlin Bevis is excited to announce the launch of Breakpoint Advisors, an independent, impartial, valuation and consulting company serving the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S. Breakpoint Advisors appraises all primary property types, predominantly for institutional clients and lending institutions. Specialties include the appraisal of complex mixed-use assets, divided property rights, and development/redevelopment projects. Breakpoint also provides commercial real estate advisory services. http://breakpointadvisors.com/

Constructech 2017 Woman in Construction

by Pam Fisher, Construction Coordinators, Inc.
PAM FISHER, Senior Vice President at Construction Coordinators, Inc. named Constructech 2017 Woman in Construction! Construction has seen many changes in recent years, and with that comes the rise of women who are leveraging technology to take the industry in new directions. The Women in Construction award honors women in the industry who have gone above and beyond to transform work on the jobsite and in the office, through the use of technology. Pam was selected with a diverse group of women breaking ground on new processes to improve productivity and efficiency at the jobsite, while opening doors for more women entering the space. Submissions were made to the editorial staff at Constructech magazine who chose the most successful women working within the construction community who are taking advantage of technology and represent some of the most innovative construction companies in the country.

Boston-Based Law Firm Announces Recognition of Six Attorneys, One CREW Boston Member, as US News & World Report "Best Lawyers"

by Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, Krokidas & Bluestein
Krokidas & Bluestein LLP, announced today that U.S. News & World Report has recognized six of the firm’s attorneys in its 2018 “Best Lawyers” list. The list includes Managing Partner Robert Griffin, and partners Jennifer Gallop, Paul Holtzman, Samuel Nagler, Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, and Elizabeth Ross. The Krokidas & Bluestein attorneys included in this year’s “Best Lawyers” ranking represents expertise from the firm’s core practice areas: health care, real estate, litigation, labor and employment law. Among the honorees is Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, who has been recognized for her work in Real Estate Law since 2014. She is also a former steering committee member of CREW Boston, and in April was one of 13 women to receive the 2017 Networking Award for her role in the One Greenway Project.

Kara Cefalo has been promoted to Principal at DiCicco, Gulman & Company

by Laura Gregoriadis, DiCicco, Gulman & Company
DiCicco, Gulman & Company is proud to announce that four Managers, include CREW Boston member Kara Cefalo, have been promoted to Principal. “These promotions are recognition of the significant contributions they have made, and their commitment to our clients, the firm and the community,” said Cheryl M. Burke, Partner and Chief Operating Officer at DGC. “Our new Principals are integral to the continued growth of the firm, and we congratulate them on their new roles.” To learn more about DGC's new Principal Kara Cefalo and her areas of focus, visit https://www.dgccpa.com/team/kara-cefalo/

The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Better Buildings Summit in May 2017.

by Tabetha McCartney, The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the first multifamily housing partner to achieve their energy saving goals at the Better Buildings Summit May 15-17, 2017. The award, presented by Maria Vargas, Director of the Better Buildings Challenge, U.S. DOE, recognizes organizations dedicated to improving energy efficiency in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20 percent over ten years. JCHE achieved a utility savings of 24 percent and $167,500 across its portfolio of six properties since joining the Challenge in 2012.

Christine McVay joins Stantec's Boston office

by Christine McVay, Stantec
Christine McVay recently joined the Boston Office of Stantec's Consulting Services. In her role as Senior Project Manager, Christine will lead the team's Article 80 filings for private and institutional development projects in the City of Boston, and add to the depth of the team's permitting and planning experience. The first project Christine will manage is the Exchange South End project that will integrate the character and creative culture of the South End with a 1.6 million square foot, vibrant life science and tech community, connected by local retail, new bike trails and dynamic public spaces that will become a neighborhood destination. Feel free to reach our to Christine if you would like to learn more about her new position or what services Stantec may be able to provide to you or your clients. Visit www.stantec.com to learn more about the interdisciplinary consulting and design firm.

RBLA DESIGN LLC certified DBE & WBE!

by Rebecca Bachand, RBLA Design LLC
RBLA Design LLC has been certified by the Commonwealth's Operational Services Division Supplier Diversity Office as both a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE). This will primarily benefit our multi-family housing clients at this time, but we look forward to exploring additional opportunities through MassDOT and DCAMM. RBLA Design LLC provides Site Planning, Landscape Architecture, Due Diligence Research, and Environmental Permitting Services.

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