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Business Briefs: Blake named to lead Stone Senior Living

by | Dec 6, 2023 | Featured

Edward Blake

Edward Blake

Stone Rehabilitation & Senior Living, a leading senior health care nonprofit, recently announced that Edward Blake has joined the organization as executive director. In this role, Blake will oversee the long-term and short-term care services as well as the senior living residences. Stone is affiliated with Legacy Lifecare, a network of nonprofit healthcare organizations.

“We are thrilled to have Edward Blake on our executive leadership team,” said Sally Jenks, president of Stone Rehabilitation & Senior Living. “His leadership, vision and insight will be invaluable to our day-to-day operations as well as our growth and strategic direction. Ed’s extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the complex issues in senior care make him a terrific choice to take our organization to the next level.”

A resident of Hopkinton for 25 years, Blake lives with his wife, three daughters and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, traveling and participating in community service programs. He is very involved in the Hopkinton community, coaching recreation league soccer, basketball and softball for the three girls.

Blake has held senior management positions in major health care organizations throughout New England. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Clark University. A licensed nursing home administrator, Blake has served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association for many years. Additionally, he is a member of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association and the American College of Health Care Administrators.

David promoted at MetroWest Visitors Bureau

The MetroWest Boston Visitors Bureau recently announced the appointment of Stacey David as its new executive director. David most recently served as deputy director of the MBVB and previously served as a board member for the organization, representing the arts and culture sector.

“We are so excited to have Stacey David as the new ED at the Visitors Bureau,” the MBVB Board of Directors said in a statement. “Stacey is such a strong leader and has already shown how she plans to positively impact the organization’s effectiveness, visibility and ability to promote the local area as a tourist destination. We are excited to watch her guide the bureau to success by providing clear direction, building a strong team, and adapting to the evolving landscape of tourism.”

The MetroWest Boston Visitors Bureau (metrowestvisitors.org) promotes travel and tourism throughout the 19 towns of the MetroWest region, which includes Hopkinton. Affiliated with the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT), the MBVB conducts a number of marketing and advertising campaigns each year to draw both domestic and international visitors into the region, as well as enticing tour groups and meeting planners to consider MetroWest as a destination. The bureau’s membership includes hotels, restaurants, area attractions, arts and cultural organizations, and retail establishments, all of which are promoted through the annual Visitors Guide and marketing campaigns.

“I am delighted to take over the helm of the Visitors Bureau,” David said, “and look forward to continuing the great work we started this year. We are continuing to expand our marketing and advertising programs, which include both ads and editorial coverage. … We launched a beautiful new Visitors Guide this summer, which can be found on our website as well as in visitor information booths all over New England. In conjunction with our partner tourism councils, we are working on a huge PR campaign as well as a digital marketing campaign. We have expanded our website, and will continue to do so, and hope that both residents and visitors see us as a resource for exploring MetroWest.”

Macchi Group recognized

William Raveis Real Estate announced that The Macchi Group, which is based in Hopkinton, now is part of the Platinum Club. The team ranks in the top 3% of the company, which includes over 4000 agents. The Macchi Group is managed by team leader Trina Macchi and includes real estate agents Norka Santos, Edith Paley and Nikki Howell.