Heart of Feathers Education and Training, LLC: Sheila Blanchette ’03
Heart of Feathers Education, LLC, is a pet bird consulting service to assist with what could be considered "undesired behaviors." Heart of Feathers Education & Training for companion birds is a non-judgmental zone. We offer assistance for when you have questions, need advice, or need a consult on any companion bird, from African Gray to Zebra Finch. Every year people buy, adopt, or receive a companion bird and every year birds are rehomed due to behavior issues related to biting, plucking, or screaming. As a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant/Trainer, the goal is to assist people with birds to build trust through education, science, and understanding. As we understand the need for dog trainers for puppies and dogs with behavior issues, this same concept is needed for birds. This New Hampshire-based business has been around for five years and is connected with local rescues.
TLC Pet Cottage is a small boarding kennel located in Hilliard, Ohio, that will give your "fur kid" all the TLC and personal attention they deserve while you are away. TLC Pet Cottage has been in business since 1997 and is a member of the Pet Care Services Association (PCSA). The owner resides on the premises. The Cottage is climate-controlled with indoor/outdoor runs for each guest. Individual and/or group playtime and walks are included for all of our guests. There is a maximum of 10 guests at a time.
Apparel and Accessories
Misguided:Thomas Messana ’19
Misguided is a lifestyle apparel company out of Southold, N.Y., focused on producing U.S.-made sustainable clothing for adventurers. The company proudly donates 10% of each purchase to a charity of the customer’s choice. Misguided is about fostering a community of like-minded people who unite through awesome clothing.
Facebook: Misguided USA
Sarah Michiko Designs: Sarah Hodson ’15
Sarah Michiko Designs is a trendsetting Ecom Jewelry Shop out of New York City, offering first-rate products and exceptional customer service to shoppers from the comfort of their own homes. We are a custom jewelry manufacturing company that specializes in bridal and high-end custom designs. The company also specializes in repairs, antique restoration, and re-designing old pieces into new modern designs. The online store has become synonymous with quality, and we ensure a continuous variety of fantastic merchandise that fits any budget.
Facebook: Sarah Michiko Designs
Holly Nichols Illustration: Holly Nichols ’13
Artist, illustrator, and author Holly Nichols has built an incredible international business through engaging her fans on social media and selling decorative art prints, art templates, guides, and tools for fashionable creatives from her studio just south of Boston, Mass. Holly also focuses on collaborating with corporate clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue, TRESemmé, Ted Baker, Disney, Simon, Living Proof, and more.
Facebook: H Nichols Illustration
My Mini Maine: Dana Jones Bettez ’08
Handmade bohemian home décor inspired by the beauty of Maine. Eclectic mediums include everything from driftwood found on family beach walks, cotton and other fiber cording, and reclaimed wood from local factories. My Mini Maine strives to use local and/or sustainably sourced materials. Products, including custom-made pieces and wedding accessories, can be purchased on the website. Monthly virtual macramé workshops (in place of my usual in-person classes) and private instruction classes are available via Zoom. Dana’s husband, Ben Bettez ’05, helps with business logistics.
Facebook: My Mini Maine
Stephanie Lowe Custom Watercolor Paintings: Stephanie Lowe ’16
Boston-based artist Stephanie Lowe creates and designs custom watercolor paintings: cards, invitations, gifts, homes, places, and people. Past pieces can be seen on her Instagram page, Facebook page, or website. Stephanie works directly with her client to create something they will love. Everything begins with a conversation, so reaching out with an inquiry is the best way to get started.
Facebook: Stephanie Lowe Watercolors
Ashley Irene Events, LLC: Ashley Walenta ’14
Ashley Irene Events, LLC, is a full service event management company serving Boston and New England. No matter how big or small your event is, whether it is a corporate, social, fundraising, or sporting event, or wedding, if you need a special guest appearance or complete planning from “soup to nuts,” Ashley Irene Events is here to help make your vision come to life.
Facebook: Ashley Irene Events
Events by Alyson: Alyson Boem ‘10
Events by Alyson is a full service event planning company located in Boston. Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, bachelor party, birthday party or another event, Alyson wants you to enjoy that special event without the stress that often comes with planning and hosting. Events by Alyson is now coordinating virtual events to celebrate all occasions. Please reach out to plan a virtual event for your friends, family, and colleagues, or to plan ahead for a future in-person event.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation: Garett Seney ’10 M’13
Garett is a residential mortgage advisor with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation out of South Boston. If you’re looking to buy, build, or refinance your home, Garett is here to help. Consultations can be scheduled directly through Garett via phone or email.
Facebook: Seney Loans
MAC Insurance Services LLC: Josh Maciorowski ’05
MAC is an independent insurance agency based out of Jamesville, N.Y., specializing in home, auto, boat, life, and small business insurance for all of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Arizona. MAC Insurance Services LLC would love to answer any questions you might have about your current insurance policies, as well as have the opportunity to earn your business by providing you with some new quotes.
Facebook: Mac Insurance
Northwestern Mutual: Tyler Johnson ’18
Tyler runs his own financial planning practice under Northwestern Mutual, where he helps clients align their finances with their goals to give them peace of mind. Tyler is based out of the Boston area. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, Tyler can help you identify your goals and dreams and develop a plan that addresses these needs and gets you started on the path to financial security.
Food And Beverage
Coco’s Coffee, LLC: Samantha Tyler Bellows ’08
Coco's Coffee is a single origin, small batch coffee roasting company out of East Kingston, N.H. We source the highest quality coffees from around the world so you get an excellent tasting cup that's never bitter. We have bags of whole bean and ground coffee with varieties changing frequently.
Facebook: Cocos Coffee NH
Fresh Food Catering: Colleen Boland ’05
Fresh Food Catering is a catering company located on the North Shore, servicing the catering needs of the greater Boston area. The company includes a hand-selected team of seasoned event planners, talented chefs, and professional servers bringing the party to you from our home base at the Wenham Tea House Restaurant. We’re dedicated to helping you plan and enjoy your perfect garden party; celebratory shower; rustic picnic; rehearsal dinner; seaside, barn or backyard event; brunch; or business gathering.
Facebook: Fresh Food Catering
Traveling Vineyard: Jackie Piscatelli Ventura ’09
Traveling Vineyard offers free in-home wine tastings or parties with boutique-style wine at affordable prices. Jackie is a wine guide out of Billerica, Mass., with Traveling Vineyard, who would host the wine tasting. Tastings can also be done virtually and wine can be purchased directly by the bottle or via a subscription service.
Facebook: Traveling Vineyard
Furniture & Home Décor
Perfectly Imperfect Consignments: Jennifer Gaffey ’79
Perfectly Imperfect is a beautiful, high end furniture consignment shop offering the most desirable home furnishings in Boca Raton, Fla. Inventory is hand-picked from all over Southern Florida to ensure she gets the best and most unique items available for consignment. Accepted items can be single items, or an entire estate of furnishings, including accessories and artwork.
Facebook: Perfectly Imperfect Consignment
Regina Design: Regina Vorgang ’80
Regina Design from Camarillo, Calif., creates original handwoven wool rugs, table runners, and wall tapestries. Finished designs are available for standard rug sizes, 2'x3', 2.5'x4', 3'x5' and 4'x6'; custom rugs can be created up to 11' wide. Other products include table runners and tapestries in various sizes and custom sizes can be requested.
Facebook: Regina Designs Rugs
Health & Fitness
Blue Horizon Benefits: Braden Monaco ’05
Blue Horizon Benefits provides healthcare and benefit consulting and services tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. We build value through the strength of our customers’ satisfaction and by consistently producing superior results.
Facebook: Blue Horizon Benefits
The Energy Barre: Julianna Curtis ’08
The Energy Barre is a lifestyle studio specializing in group fitness and yoga classes for all levels, all ages, and all people. There are four studio locations North of Boston: Beverly, Mass.; Stoneham, Mass.; North Reading, Mass.; and Medford, Mass., as well as a virtual studio option to participate in group classes. The studio also has an on demand subscription service with access to a library of more than 50 classes. Through movement of the body, we aim to help people find health, vibrancy, and peace within themselves, always.
Facebook: The Energy Barre
CAS Interior Design: Cheryl Allard Sheehy ’86
Rhode Island-based interior designer Cheryl A. Sheehy (CAS) has been plying her craft in the finest of homes throughout Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts since 1986. Endicott and RISDI trained, Cheryl brings a sophisticated approach to interior space planning, decorating, and design.
Facebook: CAS Interior Design
Home at Ease Interiors: Laura Bommarito ’85
Home at Ease Interiors serves Southeast Mich. and Destin, Fla., providing design and project management services to help you update and renovate your home, refresh and stage to sell, or assist with moving and getting the new home ready to move in and enjoy! Services include pre-construction planning, interior furnishings, decorating & styling, consulting, and project management.
Facebook: Home at East Interiors
The Lovely Locale: Sarah Burgess ’14
The Lovely Locale out of Norton, Mass., is a holistic interior design studio and blog offering full service interior design projects in person or online through e-design, as well as consultations to help you get re-inspired about your space. We focus on the wellbeing and connection between you and your environment, so that you can live your best life.
Facebook: The Lovely Locale
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Photography & Videography
Emily Leis Photography: Emily Leis ’16
Emily Leis Photography is a Massachusetts-based wedding and lifestyle photography business. Emily Leis Photography is designed for the lovers of life, the adventure seekers, and those who value the small, candid moments just as much as the big ones.
Facebook: Emily Leis Photography
MeHow Design INC: Michał Trzaska ’06
MeHow Design is a full video production company out of Los Angeles, Calif., with a focus on marketing videos and motion graphics. Clients include Puma, ESPN, and US Open Series.
Ruby Jean Photography: Ruby Wallace-Ewing ’15
Ruby Jean Photography is based out of Biddeford, Maine, and focuses primarily on wedding photography. Full wedding packages include a complementary engagement session, wedding planning guide, timeline consultation, and printing rights. Other photography packages available are elopement packages, engagement shoots, and lifestyle sessions such as senior portraits and family portraits.
Facebook: Ruby Jean Photography
D.O.C.’s HVAC and Plumbing: Christopher Ashley ’98
Residential and commercial HVAC and plumbing out of Haverhill, Mass. To schedule an appointment contact Christopher directly at 978-257-0397. Available for emergency work when needed.
Joseph’s Transportation: Joe Albano ’09 MBA'10
Joseph's Transportation is one of New England's premier transportation companies. Family-owned and operated for over 45 years, Joseph's Transportation uses a fleet of motor coaches, mini-buses, transit buses, trolleys, sedans, SUVs, vans, and more to accommodate all ground passenger transportation needs. Whether it is a corporate or university shuttle service, a company outing, a wedding, tours, athletics, educational trips, or just a ride to the airport, Joseph's Transportation has it covered. Dedicated to prioritizing the safety and positive experience of all passengers, Joseph's has completely updated all cleaning policies and processes to protect passengers as well as our staff.
Lexi Godlewski LLC: Lexi Godlewski ’16
Lexi Godlewski is a marketing strategist and coach based out of Albany, N.Y., who helps ambitious entrepreneurs transform their lives and businesses with soul and strategy. Godlewski’s business has turned 100% virtual to ensure clients have the support they need no matter where in the world they are located. She hosts her own podcast, Building My Empire, which can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. She has also written her own book, 17 Success Secrets, which can be obtained via her website.
Orlando & Associates: Joseph Orlando ’07
A family-owned personal injury law firm based on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The attorneys at Orlando & Associates specialize in personal injury litigation, representing people who are hurt physically, emotionally, and financially. Consultations can be done via phone, email, or video conference.
Ruiz Vivanco Peritos Traductores: Araceli Ruiz-Vivanco ’07
Expert translators located in Mexico City that can provide translations of any business or school documents into Spanish or English. Ruiz-Vivanco remains at the cutting edge of the trade, thanks to its highly skilled team of translators and interpreters who are well-versed in a wide array of topics to ensure accuracy in all translations. Our portfolio of includes law and accounting firms, financial institutions, public figures, and large corporations.
Thompson Real Estate Group, Inc: Tracy Thompson Viola ’86
A boutique real estate agency serving residential and commercial communities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Thompson Real Estate Group, Inc thinks outside the box and works with wholesalers as well as individual owners. Looking to buy or sell? With state-of-the-art technology Matterport 3D, a 360 degree scanning camera, virtual reality tours of any home, business, or building are available.
Facebook: Thompson Real Estate Group, Inc
EdOdyssey: Peter McGovern ’14
Based in Boston, EdOdyssey works with schools (grades 6–12), colleges, and universities to create custom educational programs in eight countries throughout Asia, North and South America, and Europe. As educators and avid travelers, we tailor each experience and program to the students. We also manage a summer, semester, and full-year study abroad program in Lima, Peru. EdOdyssey has added virtual study abroad programs to their list of offerings.
Facebook: ED Odyssey
Entrepreneurial spirit is a key component of an Endicott College education. The Office of Alumni Relations would like to recognize our alumni entrepreneurs and business professionals, and encourage the greater Endicott community to support them. Go Gulls!
All businesses above have been submitted by individuals from the alumni community for inclusion on this page. If you would like your business included, please share your information with the Office of Alumni Relations and we will be happy to add you.