Partnering with Local Leaders in our community

We’re partnering with the Boston Business Journal to produce an on-going webinar series called “Local Leaders”. 

We bring together local leaders to highlight the positive benefits of partnerships in our communities. The panels themselves are moderated by Carloyn Jones, Publisher of the Boston Business Journal. Webinar audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a moderated Q&A after the discussion has completed via a secure web link.

Peabody Powers Business

Tuesday, October 9, 2018: 1:00 - 2:00pm

The “Peabody Powers Business,” live webinar took place Tuesday, October 9th at the Wiggin Auditorium in Peabody, MA. Hosted by Salem Five and the Boston Business Journal, our panelists explored the increased business growth in Peabody; the wide range of resources one can tap to grow and start their business in the city (e.g., economic incentives, microloan programs, business education, business support organizations, and more); and a wide array of financial tools to support goals and business.




Read Transcript


Powering Salem's Evolution: Trading Coal Ships for Cruise Ships

Thursday, June 14, 2018: 1:00 - 2:00pm

This live event was held on June 14th at Salem Five Bank's New Community Room. The panel featured Mayor Kim Driscoll, our own Jason Consalvo (2018 Salem Chamber's Businessman of the Year) along with Peter Furniss and Scott Silverstein, CEO/COO, respectively, of Footprint Power. The discussion centered around the conversion of Salem Harbor's power plant from coal to gas and how a small start-up became a viable steward for the project. Highlights include the resources deployed to make the project a success and the far-reaching benefits the project has created for the city of Salem's businesses and residents.

Read Transcript

Business Spotlights

Joseph's Bakery December 2017

The Power of Pita

Half a million pounds of flour a day. What does that mind-boggling stat indicate? For Joseph's Bakery, it means that it has completed another daily circuit of deliveries of ...

Notch Brewing September 2017

A Beer "Nomad" Puts Down Roots

When you’re passionate about what you do and you truly believe in your product, you’ll go through hoops to share it. Chris Lohring, who founded Notch Brewing in 2010 ...