Government Affairs/Economic Development Committee

Assist Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce in influencing and understanding changing government policies on the local and state level.
Jason Colacchio
2016 Chair
Adcco Incorporated
David Ankeles
Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP
Christopher Bibby
Bibby Real Estate Corporation
Shannon Downey
Black Cat Digital Marketing

Shannon Downey, owner of Black Cat Digital Marketing has over 20 years of experience across many marketing disciplines including digital marketing communications, product marketing, event management, PR, outbound and inbound marketing, website development and marketing program management.  She has worked in a variety of industries including Internet security, hardware, software, publishing and composites manufacturing.  She holds a BFA from New York University and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.  She has also formed her own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Patrick Downey Foundation, which is focused on raising awareness for esophageal cancer.  She is a marathoner and lives in Peabody with her husband and their black cats.

John Diskes
Century House Restaurant
Corey Jackson
Citizens Inn
Executive Director
Julie Daigle
Ex Board Liaison
City of Peabody
Business Liaison
Ruth Kendrew
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Ruth Kendrew
Nick Sarantopoulos
Community Credit Union
Tom Walsh
Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home LLC
Chuck Holden
2013 Committee Chair
Holden Oil, Inc.
Robin O'Donnell
Keller Williams Realty - Robin O'Donnell
Bob Capone
Lucky Dog Daycare
As avid “dog lovers” our family has cared, nurtured, and pampered our dogs for over 25 years. With 3 dogs of our own and 6 dogs through our extended family, our home was always a dog’s home away from home.That is why we decided to start Lucky Dogs Daycare. At our daycare your dog will receive the care, attention and nurturing your dog deserves. It’s the look on their face when you are playing, talking and pampering them that make us smile.We can’t take the place of mom and dad, but we can be the best surrogate for your dog. Our dogs are part of our family and we will treat your dog as one of our own.
Martin Scafidi
Martin J. Scafidi, CPA, P.C.
Mickey Northcutt
North Shore Community Development Coalition
Herb Harris
Padgett Business Services
Thomas Paras
Paras Electric
William Woods, Jr
2012 Chair
Patrick J. Woods Insurance Agency, Inc.
Camille Bartlett
Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc.
Michelle Talisman
Peabody House
Jennifer Santoro
Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP)
Community Relations Manager
Brian Vinagro, CFP®
Peabody Wealth Advisors
LPL Financial Planner
Brian Vinagro is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ practitioner. Brian provides an independent and comprehensive planning experience for his clients by addressing such key areas as wealth management, risk management and estate planning. A graduate of Salem State College, Brian obtained his B.S. in Political Science. Brian earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University before earning the CFP® certification. 

The financial consultants at Peabody Wealth Advisors are registered representatives with, and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and their services are not affiliated with LPL Financial or Peabody Wealth Advisors.

Phil Richard
Phil Richard Insurance
Brian Allen
Porter and Chester Institute
Sonja Nathan
Pilgrim Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center
Dir of Marketing & Community Relations
Jason Panos
The Panos Law Group
Curt Bellavance
City of Peabody
Dir of Community Development
Reena Scott
North Shore Bank
AVP Commercial Lender
Jenna Coccimiglio
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director