Thursday, Jun. 24, 2010
MBA President-elect Denise Squillante, center, after receiving her award, with Chamber of Commerce Chairman Curt Nelson, left, and Chamber President and CEO Robert Mellion, right.
Squillante honored for community service
MBA President-elect Denise Squillante, a Fall River native, was
honored with the John S. Brayton Jr. Memorial Community Service
Award by the Fall River Chamber of Commerce on June 17.
Squillante was one of eight to receive the award - named for a
member of one of Fall River's pioneer families - during a banquet
at the Venus de Milo restaurant in Swansea. The chamber selected
Squillante for the honor because of her strong commitment to the
community, much like Brayton, who championed the strengths of
Southeastern Massachusetts and helped lead tourism on the
Highly involved with efforts to address domestic violence in Fall
River, Squillante is a former member of the board of directors at
the Katie Brown Educational Program, YMCA-Fall River and Domestic
Violence Task Force. In addition, she is a former visiting lecturer
at Bridgewater State College and Bristol Community College.