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    North Reading

    Local business owners receive Community Partner Program Awards

    The Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce honored 19 local business owners and companies with Community Partner Program Awards at its annual meeting Jan. 30. The distinction is given to chamber members that support the chamber and the community throughout the year through events, sponsorships, and volunteerism. The award winners for 2013: Denise Benard of Salon Muffie; Dennis Frazier of Cooling Unlimited Inc.; Francine Coughlin of Bark ’n’ Roll Canine Care; Julie Centrella of Aine’s Boutique; Alex Williams and her sister Jackie Williams of Axle Color Studio; Jennifer Donaghey of Em-belle-ish; Burbank YMCA; Don Douglass of Douglass Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home; Kathi A. Spurr, a certified financial planner with K.S. Financial; Leah McCann of Salon 77; Leslie McGonagle of Reading Gymnastics Academy; Lisa Ferraguto of The Jewelry Vault; Michael Bonnell, manager of Bertucci’s restaurant in Reading; Pat Lee, owner of Horseshoe Grille and Hillview Country Club; Reading Municipal Light Department; Reading Co-operative Bank; The Savings Bank; William F. Crowley of the Law Office of William F. Crowley; and John Murphy, who received the award for his work with the chamber while employed by Reading Cooperative Bank, a post he left earlier this year. The chamber also honored past treasurer David O’Neil of Century 21 Spindler & O’Neil with a president’s award for his tenure as treasurer. For more information, visit the chamber website at