Business Brief: Jill Hansen earns FIVE STAR award

Jill Hansen, president of Hansen Financial MV in Vineyard Haven, a firm specializing in retirement income planning and investment management, announced that Ms. Hansen, a certified financial planner, was named a 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager by Boston Magazine. Award candidates are evaluated against 10 objective criteria to determine the Five Star Wealth Managers in […]

Business Brief: Drug testing available on-Island

Hannah Beecher and Sandra Alestra have stepped into the void left when the Vineyard Nursing Association closed. The women, former VNA employees and trained technicians, will provide random drug testing that meets the requirements of the Department of Transportation and Coast Guard, beginning on April 1 in the Dukes County Communications Center, at the Martha’s […]

Business Brief: B-Strong adds certifications

Heather Neal and Craig Yuhas of B-Strong in Oak Bluffs recently obtained Level 1 certifications as Fascial Stretch Therapists. Fascial stretching is a method of manual therapy that focuses on stretching fascial continuities rather than muscles in isolation, according to a press release. Improvements are generally found throughout the entire body as a result, and […]

Business Brief: Business brief: Paula Botelho-Peters returns to Sandpiper

Sandpiper Rentals, Inc. announced that Paula Botelho-Peters has recently joined the agency and team of Vacation Rental Specialists. Ms. Botelho-Peters, who has lived on the Island for over 30 years, first began working for Sandpiper as a receptionist and administrative assistant, eventually working her way up to the ranks of rental manager, according to a […]