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
President
David Ankeles
Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP
Christopher Bibby
Bibby Real Estate Corporation
President
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
President
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
Realtor
Bob Capone
Lucky Dogs Daycare
owner
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
Executive Director
Andrew Perlman
Northeast Commercial Realty
Commercial Broker
Herb Harris
Padgett Business Services
Owner
Thomas Paras
Paras Electric
William Woods, Jr
2012 Chair
Patrick J. Woods Insurance Agency, Inc.
Camille Bartlett
Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc.
Deanne Healey
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
Deanne combines her management experience in the hospitality industry with an interest in community involvement to lead the chamber in its commitment to empowering businesses to succeed while enriching the community.  As the Divisional Director of Reservations Marketing & Analysis for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, she was responsible for growing sales through electronic distribution channels and learned the power of partner marketing.   She continues to put these skills to work on behalf of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and its member businesses.
Michelle Talisman
Peabody House
Jennifer Santoro
Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP)
Community Relations Manager
Brian Vinagro, CFP®
Peabody Wealth Advisors
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, estate planning and tax 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 Peabody Area Chamber is a tremendous resource through advocacy, its promotion of new and creative ways to network with other like-minded professionals, and by providing multiple venues by which we can give back to our community.
Phil Richard
Phil Richard Insurance
President
Brian Allen
Porter and Chester Institute
Jeff Shmase
RE/MAX Advantage of Peabody
Realtor
Sarkis Sarkisian
2016 Co-Chair
Sarkisian Sportswear
Owner
Owner of Sarkisian Sportswear, a custom apparel distributor, specializing in embroidery, screen printing and heat press applications. We have been a member of the PACC for 6 years. By participating in the various networking events, we have reaped the benefits of increased business exposure and additional sales to companies that were not our customers before we joined and continue to do business with us today.
Jason Panos
The Panos Law Group
Esquire