September 13, 2023



RAM welcomes new Business Development Manager for Metro Boston

Vanda Bernadeau joined the RAM staff this week as a Business Development Manager.  She will be primarily focused on the Greater Boston, South Shore, and Metro West areas.  She will engage with small business owners and their trusted advisors on RAM’s cost saving benefits and dedicated policy efforts to improve the business climate for all in the Commonwealth. 

Vanda’s professional background includes experience in music and entertainment, non-profit administration, sales management and more. In her previous roles, Vanda has exhibited tremendous leadership experience as a results-driven, multifaceted professional with 15+ years of expertise in customer service and client relations within the music, beauty, and cannabis industries. In addition, her non-profit work has helped fund education for students in Haiti, and music programs in MA. Vanda has received numerous awards for her community involvement such as Boston Magazine’s “Boston’s Best” as well as Zeta Phi Beta’s Pearl Anna Neal Award. 

Vanda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Journalism), with a minor concentration in Theater, from Pennsylvania State University. She lives in Brockton with her partner Marquis, their cat Leo, and their dog Nipsey.  

Vanda can be reached at [email protected]

The 2023



The Retailers Association of Massachusetts Awards of Excellence (RAMAEs) honor small and large retailers, rookies and veterans, identifying hidden gems from all corners of the Commonwealth.  
Maybe you should be one of this year’s recipients.  Let us be the judge -- Submit a nomination for your business.  Tell us what makes you unique.  Do you have an amazing team that should be recognized? Maybe your business has been a part of your community for generations.  

Help us identify businesses who deserve to be recognized for their resilience, innovation, customer service or going above and beyond to make the retail  and dining experience memorable.

There is no limit to the number of businesses you can nominate.  So nominate your business and all those you love as well. There are so many incredible retail stores and restaurants in MA who could be deserving of this recognition.  Help us find our 2023 winners! 
The winners will be celebrated at a luncheon on November 15 in Waltham, and all RAM members are invited to attend!