In Brief


North Adams: Dentist accepted into IDIA

Dr. Gene Messenger, of Messenger Digital Dentistry, in North Adams has received his diplomate status from The International Dental Implant Association (IDIA), which symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Acceptance in the IDIA requires completion of at least 350 continuing education hours in dental theory training, passing a written examination, and the successful placement of 75 implants on live patients. Messenger, who has placed more than 700 impants, also mentors dentists in implantology and cad cam dentistry (one visit crowns with no impressions). In January 2014, Messenger became a member of the first class in Massachusetts to be certified in Botox and dermal fill. Messenger Digital Dentistry is located at 1111 South St.

North Adams: Loan officer graduates from Stonier

Kathryn Dubendorf Genova, a commercial loan officer at MountainOne Financial Partners, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. Stonier is ABA’s national graduate school of banking, an intensive three-year program for bank executives. Students are from the United States and international banks of all sizes, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies and other financial services organizations. As a commercial loan officer, Dubendorf Genova is responsible for developing new business relationships and enhancing existing relationships. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Connecticut College. A graduate of the Berkshire Leadership Program, Dubendorf Genova lives in Williamstown with her husband, Matt, and their daughter.

North Adams: Director joins Shires Media board

Stephen M. Long Jr., of North Adams, has been named to the board of directors of the Shires Media Partnership, the governing body of radio station WBTN-AM (1370) of Bennington, Vt. Long is the immediate past president of Elder Services of Berkshire County, and also serves on the board of the USS Slater DE766 in Albany, N.Y., the last destroyer from World War II that is still afloat. A graduate of Lyndon State College in Vermont, Long was the initial manager of WMNB-FM in North Adams, and has worked at several radio stations in Vermont. He continues to do voiceover work for businesses and organizations in Berkshire County and New York’s Capital Region.


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