CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION JUNE 20 2016–Herbert Berg Florist, Inc. by Sally Jablonski

Herbert Berg Florist, Inc.


Sally has been in the floral industry since her very young years.  She graduated from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture in 1980, and University of Massachusetts in 1982 and is active with the Stockbridge Alumni Association.


Sally has competed in numerous professional floral design competitions, and the highlight of her career was competing in the 1989 World Floral Design Competition in Tokyo, Japan.  She currently teaches for the after school program for the Worcester Public Schools.


Another highlight of Herbert E. Berg is creating all the centerpieces for Nobel Prize winner Craig Mello in January 2007 at the DCU center.  She has been a florist at Herbert E. Berg Inc. since 1985 buying the business from Mr. Berg in 1995.  Sally is experienced in all aspects of floral design.  One of her responsibilities is the setup and delivery of your wedding flowers.  Sally personally oversees the details of your special day.


WCRN is an AM radio station in Worcester, Massachusetts, owned by Carter Broadcasting.


The station broadcasts at 830 AM at a transmitter power output of 50,000 watts and can be heard from Maine to Providence, Rhode Island, and from Boston to Springfield, Massachusetts (during the day).


The station bills itself as “True Talk 830,” with a talk radio format all day, except for financial shows from 9-11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. weekdays and infomercials at assorted times on Saturdays and Sundays.


The station is owned by the Carberry family. Kurt Carberry is the vice president and general manager; the program director is Hank Stolz.


WCRN 830AM is broadcasting all home Worcester Bravehearts games!

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION June 6 2016– Midstate Auto Group BY Nate Attella

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION June 6 2016– Midstate Auto Group BY Nate Attella

Nate Attella
Midstate Auto Group


Midstate Auto Group in Auburn has been in business for 10 years.  The owner Ray Butler is on site almost every day to instill his vision of the best customer experience when purchasing a vehicle.  His vision of the Best, Most Fun place to buy a car has been a part of the day to day operation for 10 years! Majority of our vehicles are one owner off-lease vehicles still under manufacturer warranty.  Our state of the art service center does a multi-point inspection of the vehicles when they are delivered here to ensure the customer not only has a great experience but they are delivered an amazing product. The dealership has grown year after year and now offers just about 100 vehicles and a full service station with a Massachusetts inspection station on site.  With over 75% of our business generating from repeat customers and referrals; that says a lot about the dealerships reputation and the customers experience!


Nate Attella has been working at Midstate Auto Group for over 5 years now.  He was raised in Sturbridge Ma.  He currently lives in North Brookfield with his spouse and daughter as well as their soon to be arriving 2nd daughter. Prior to Midstate Auto Group Nate was at The Hanover Insurance Group for 6 years.


Nate is on site at Midstate Auto Group almost every day helping customers get the best experience when purchasing a vehicle. He has helped develop the website and the internet reputation, as well as become a dedicated sales associate.



Have you heard about the new materials, plants and techniques for managing your landscape?  What needs to be done to properly maintain your landscaping features from the stress of winter weather, summer heat and drought or insect pests? How does your landscaping enhance the value and curb appeal of your property? Invasive, Climate Change, the new normal, sustainable practices or drainage issues all offer confusing challenges when designing a comfortable living area in your yard.  That is why services delivered by Sunshine Landscaping Company, Inc offer creative, innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to your lawn care and landscaping problems.


Steve is a 1977 Honors Graduate from the University of Massachusetts, with a major in Turf Management and Agronomy and has been a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional and Horticulturist since 1984. He has been active in the leadership of the Green Industry, highlighted by his term as the President of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts in 1992-93.  Steve and his team at Sunshine Landscaping have recently been involved in restoring the Great Lawn at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden.


Steve has been a member of the Worcester Executive Association since 1990; was voted the WEA Executive of the Year in 1993 and was the President of the WEA in 1996.  He has also received many awards for his leadership and 25 years of service to the Trail Community, and was recognized as the “Appie of the Year” by the Worcester Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club for his volunteer leadership of the ongoing reconstruction work on the Pine Hill Trail at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation.  As well as being a long time High School Soccer and Basketball Referee.


Steve’s decades of field experience and certification training have made him a passionate educator, sharing his Horticulture knowledge about lawn care, landscaping, shrubs and pest control topics, based on his world class skills as a field technician and landscape manager.

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION May 16 16 – Custom Business Products by Cecile Perreault

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION May 16 16 – Custom Business Products by Cecile Perreault

Cecile Barrett-Perreault resides in Sturbridge, MA Graduate of Nichols College.  Started Custom Business Products in 1990 after the birth of our 2nd child and resigned from NCR Corporation where I was a Major Account Executive for the Boston area; previously before that I was the Manager in the Boston Office of Business Forms and Supplies.


25+ Years of Sales Experience in the New England area, I was Outstanding Sales Leader and 2nd in the Country in Sales and attended the International Sales Convention in Athens, Greece.  Named Nichols College Outstanding Alumni of the Year for Business Success in 1990.


Member of ASI and New England Promotional Products.

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION May 9 – KLT Industries by Mark Francis

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION May 9 – KLT Industries by Mark Francis

KLT Industries


Mark Francis

Vice President of Sales



Mr. Francis joined KLT Industries in 2009.  Third generation of MA waste and recycling.  Created high school recycling initiatives and was an active member of Rainforest Sustainability Alliance which led to studying abroad for 3 years in the rain forests of Belize. He studied Environmental Science w/ Minor in Marine Biology at Rogers Williams University and Business Administration at Dean College.


Mark currently lives in Woodstock, CT with his wife and 3 young daughters (ages 6, 5 and 8 months).  In between the dance classes and princess parties, he enjoys going to the gym with his family, various outdoor activities and craft beer.



It all began in 1990 When Bob followed his dream to use his artistic talents. It started with drawing cartoons for friends, family and spending many hours at the drawing board. Bob wanted to pursue his love for cartoons so he applied and was accepted to the Joe Kubert school of cartooning. The job market for cartooning was sparse in the early 90’s so Bob decided to start his own business instead and Custom Cartoons was born.


It wasn’t long before Bob was asked to make a sign that included a cartoon and the rest as they say is history. Over the years as Bob’s love for signs and the craft intensified he realized that Custom Cartoons did not reflect the work that he was doing at the time and the direction his craft was growing, so Custom Cartoons soon morphed into Creative Signworks.


Using old world craftsmanship and modern technology, today Creative SignWorks continues to work closely with its customers to produce creative, effective advertising and products that will benefit their businesses, homes and environments.

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION MARCH 14 – Solex Payroll Systems by Charlie Brenner

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION MARCH 14 – Solex Payroll Systems by Charlie Brenner

Solex Payroll Systems is the next generation payroll approach, powered by Payroll Associates, a national leader in the payroll software industry, with nearly 125,000 business clients processed on the platform.


Solex Payroll Systems is a fast moving versatile company that focuses on customer service and technical support. The company was started and is run by CPA’s with over 50 years of payroll tax experience. Solex Payroll Systems has made significant up front investments in training and technology, so that you can be confident that your company’s payroll will be prepared in an accurate, timely and professional manner.


Charlie has a Bachelor’s degree from Bryant College and a Masters from Bentley College. He spent 11 years working for Nextel as a wireless consultant and the last 9 working for Solex. Charlie has lived in Shrewsbury for the past 15 years with his wife and 2 boys, ages 4 and 11. When Charlie gets any free time, he spends it coaching soccer, gardening and playing golf.

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION March 7 – Miller Fence Company Inc BY Joe Miller

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION March 7 – Miller Fence Company Inc BY Joe Miller

Joseph P. Miller is president of Miller Fence Company Inc, which has been in business since 1967. He is a graduate of Worcester Junior College and received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at McPherson College, Kansas. Shortly after college, he joined the United States Navy and served from 1970 to 1973. Prior to going into the fence business, Mr. Miller was employed at Guaranty Bank and Trust of Worcester from 1973 to 1976. He left the bank in 1976 to devote himself to the family owned fence company. While maintaining a successful business, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and four children. Mr. Miller is actively involved in raising money for local charity organizations.


Due to Mr. Miller’s dedication and business acumen, Miller Fence Company has increased its level of excellence and superior reputation through the years. Since opening in 1967, Miller Fence Company has grown tremendously and is proud to be the leading fence company in Central Massachusetts.

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION FEBRUARY 22 – Rosenlund Travel Service Inc BY Beth Rossi

CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION FEBRUARY 22 – Rosenlund Travel Service Inc BY Beth Rossi

Rosenlund Travel Service Inc

Beth Rossi


Rosenlund Travel Service Inc. is a full-service travel agency located at 298 Boston Turnpike, Suite 1, Floor 1 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Founded by Axel M. Rosenlund, grandfather of the current agency operators, Rosenlund Travel has been arranging travel since 1912.


Axel Rosenlund immigrated to Worcester, Massachusetts, from Gothenburg, Sweden, just after the turn of the century in the early 1900s. Axel became a banker, newspaper editor, and spokesman for the fast-growing Swedish-American population. It was an era of intense industrial expansion in Worcester, when companies such as Norton Company, American Steel and Wire Co., and Morgan Construction Company turned to Sweden’s pool of skilled workers to meet their escalating labor demands. Axel became a steamship ticket agent for Swedish and Norwegian Lines and for Cunard Lines in 1912 and went into the business of expediting the large movement of immigrants from Scandinavia to Worcester. In recent years, agents at Rosenlund would uncover documents penned by Axel in the teens, twenties, and thirties (1930s, that is). Even more exciting are the occasions when a client brings into our office a grandparent’s treasured honeymoon document from early in the past century.


Rosenlund Travel arranges vacation travel, group travel, and business travel.  We arrange honeymoons and Destination Weddings.  Call us for your next cruise, tour, rail trip, safari, expedition, or just an air, car, or hotel reservation to visit relatives.  We are leading agents for TAUCK TOURS as well as all tour operators of USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association).  We are leading agents for most cruise lines as well.