November 2013 Civic Pride Award Winner: Maria Ferrer Text Size

Mayor Alex B. Morse is excited to announce that this month’s Civic Pride Award Winner is Maria Ferrer! Maria is the owner and manager of M.D. Beauty Salon located at 396 High Street in Holyoke. Mayor Morse presented Maria with a commemorating plaque at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Holyoke City Hall on Saturday, November 30th.

The Civic Pride Award, originally started by former Mayor Michael J. Sullivan, recognizes citizens who have made unique and meaningful contribution to the community. The Mayor recommends that people take an active role in nominating candidates.

For further details or nominations, please contact Tessa Murphy-Romboletti at (413) 322-5510 or

Maria Ferrer:
Maria first invested into downtown Holyoke over 10 years ago. She purchased a building at 396 High Street and began renovating it into what is now M.D. Beauty Salon that Maria owns and operates. Since moving into downtown, Maria has been active in planning activities and beautification projects for downtown Holyoke. She is a cheerleader for the downtown and the business owners. She maintains her property with great pride and is a champion for making the downtown area a better place. She is a new member of the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and she has recently asked the chamber collaborate with her project to place wreaths on all 80 light poles on High Street. She has been active going door-to-door asking business owners to invest in this holiday beautification project. She took this project head-on and spent her time collecting the majority of the funds and periodically depositing at the chamber. She met with AC Moore and got them to generously discount the price of the wreaths. She followed through with her project and supervised the hanging of all 80 wreaths. Maria exemplifies what the Civic Pride award is all about!

For more information regarding Maria and her business please view the MassLive article featuring her and her salon or visit M.D. Beauty Salon’s facebook page.

Posted on December 5, 2013 by