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BARNSTABLE – CCYP has announced its inaugural Giving Circle grant recipients. The funds, which are pooled from donations by Giving Circle members, are awarded to organizations committed to making positive change in the community. The grant awards totaled $10,000 and were given to five local organizations... Read More
HYANNIS - Cape Cod Young Professionals hosted its inaugural “Shape Your Cape Summit” on Thursday at the Resort and Conference Center in … Read More
HYANNIS — Animatedly telling his story about leaving his Dennis hometown repeatedly — only to realize he wanted to live here and needed help figuring out how to do that — Sean Fitzpatrick set a just-do-it tone for the inaugural CCYP ... Read More
HYANNIS – The founders of a well-known Cape nonprofit will receive an award from the JFK Hyannis Museum next week ... Read More
HYANNIS – Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) is hosting its inaugural “Shape Your Cape Summit” Thursday at the Resort and Conference Center in … Read More
HYANNIS – CCYP’s Shape Your Cape Summit, focused on helping young professionals find better job opportunities, housing that’s affordable and new ways to connect to community, is coming ... Read More
DENNIS - Members of the Cape’s legislative delegation gathered Friday in Dennis to talk about the most prominent issues facing the region. The … Read More
Cape & Plymouth Business has announced the 2016 winners of its 40 Under 40 Awards. The awards spotlight the region’s top young business … Read More
FALMOUTH - Cape & Plymouth Business has announced the 2016 winners of its 40 Under 40 Awards. The awards honor the region’s top young business … Read More
HYANNIS - Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) is hosting its inaugural “Shape Your Cape Summit” on May 26 at the Resort and Conference Center in … Read More
HYANNIS – In keeping with its mission to empower young professionals, CCYP is holding its first ever Shape Your Cape Summit on May 26 at the Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis.Running from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the event... Read More
YARMOUTHPORT - Looking to improve retention and recruitment of young professionals on the Cape, the Cape Cod Foundation and Cape Cod Young Professionals … Read More
WEST YARMOUTH – The organization known as CCYP (Cape Cod Young Professionals) recently announced a $2,500 scholarship as part of its Career Connect … Read More
These entrepreneurs and businesspeople are bucking the trend. They haven’t fled to Boston, they have stayed and despite the obstacles they are making it on Cape Cod... Read More
One group dedicated to slowing or reversing those trends, Cape Cod Young Professionals, staged its annual Back to Business Bash on the night of Thursday, Sept. 24. Over 700 people representing businesses and nonprofits across the Cape crowded into an airplane hangar at the Rectrix Aerodrome Center at Barnstable Municipal Airport, sampling food from local restaurants and drinks from Cape wineries and breweries, playing games and competing for prizes that included a raffle for a 2016 Boston Whaler speedboat, and, most importantly, making connections that could give more young people reasons to stay on the Cape.
“This is such a terrific event, and CCYP is such an important organization,” said Dorothy Savarese, president and CEO of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, one of the bash’s sponsors. Convincing young workers there are good career opportunities on the Cape is an important part of stemming the tide that has carried more and more away from the region, she added. “Making the case, and supporting the growth and development of young people on the Cape, is crucial.” Read More.
HYANNIS – The 9th Annual Back to Business Bash hosted by the Cape Cod Young Professionals, considered one of the largest networking events in the region, attracted around 700 people to Hyannis last night.
Held in the Rectrix Aerodrome hanger at the Barnstable Municipal Airport, attendees indulged in food offerings from at least 12 restaurants and and tasted beer from a new 12-foot beer trailer owned by Cape Cod Beer that was parked inside the hangar.
The bash provides an opportunity for young professionals, and some not so young, to network with business people and community members while enjoying drinks and food from local restaurants and entertainment from local musicians. Read More.
HYANNIS – Networking and recognizing the companies that sponsor Cape Cod Young Professionals are the reasons behind the organization’s 9th annual Back to Business Bash. But, practicalities aside, the group isn’t kidding when it calls the event a bash.
“It’s a great opportunity to see the Cape’s community leaders, not just young professionals,” said Stefanie Coxe of West Yarmouth-based Nexus Consulting. “Great fun, great food and great conversation.”
More than 700 people are expected to flood the Rectrix Aerodrome Center hanger on the west side of Barnstable Municipal Airport for the evening party.
It’s the only facility in the region big enough to handle the crowd, according to Tyler Eldredge, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley in Hyannis and co-chairman of the bash’s organizing committee.
“This is the largest networking event on Cape Cod,” he said. “We’ll have 31 tables of sponsors, 12 restaurants exhibiting and serving food, and five beverage sponsors, including Cape Cod Beer and Liquor and More. Everything — except the raffles — is included in the ticket price.” Read More.
Yarmouth Port, MA, March 16th, 2015 - The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is pleased to announce that it is organizing a Fundraising 101 Breakfast Workshop. This workshop is back by popular demand. It’s geared towards those who are new to fundraising, board members, volunteers, and others who are interested in learning more about one or more areas in the fundraising process.
The workshop will be held on May 20th, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m. The location is Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis. This workshop meeting costs $10 to members of the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands. Non-members pay $25. The workshop will include a continental breakfast and a coffee break with refreshments. To register for this session, please call (508) 280-1822, email email@example.com or register online at www.capecodgiving.org. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 15th, 2015.
On Sunday April 12 from 4:00-7:00pm, The 3rd Annual Adult Team Spelling Bee will be held at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa. The word of the day will be frivolity. No stage, no microphone, no sweaty palms and the best prizes are reserved for Bee costumes.
Calmer Choice is again recruiting teams to vie for the "Honey Pot". Asked what sets this event apart from others, Board member David Troutman replied "This is not your father's spelling bee". "Cash bar, food, a DJ, comics, costumes and a whole lotta fun!".
March 10, 2015 – Bob Viamari, owner of Cape & Plymouth Business magazine, is pleased to announce that Laurel Hartman has joined the company’s team as Director of Content Marketing Sales.
Hartman comes to Cape & Plymouth Business with an impressive background in sales, with positions including Director of Catering and Event Management for Sheraton Boston Hotel and Director of Catering and Conference Planning for Catania Hospitality Group, as well as founder of her own consulting business.
CCYP has announced the Mentor Monday series as part of the Career Connect Mentor Exchange. Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board is the Presenting Sponsor for the Mentor Mondays. The topic of this month’s career development event is “The Brand of YOU: Promoting Yourself Effectively.” The speaker is Mark Magnacca, small business marketing expert and author of The Product is You. Mark will facilitate a simple, powerful exercise designed to help you answer the, “What do you do?” question is a way that’s clear and compelling.
This month’s Mentor Monday is scheduled for March 16, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Alberto’s Restaurant in Hyannis, and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is the Evening Sponsor for this event.
Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation invites you to ...'Swing into Spring' on March 28th, 2015 at Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham. Tickets are $125 per person and include gourmet food stations, cash bar, music and dancing.
Proceeds from “Swing Into Spring” will assist the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. and its mission to support the College, its students, and its faculty. CCCC is not completely supported
through tax dollars. State funds account for less than half of the College’s operating budget. The remaining funds are derived from student fees, government grants and contracts, and fundraising efforts by the Foundation.
Heritage Museums & Gardens and the Arbella Insurance Foundation announced today that the Foundation will serve as the Leading Sponsor for Heritage’s 2015 season, which begins April 18.
The partnership will support programs, consumer education opportunities, and exhibits at Heritage, a premier cultural center and public garden on Cape Cod, over the next two years, including “Driven to Collect,” an exhibit of important and rare American automobiles, and the Heritage Auto Show on June 13th. Heritage Museums & Gardens and Arbella’s Foundation will jointly participate in several activities that enhance the visitor experience for classic car aficionados and the many guests who may visit the Museum and interact with its exhibits for the very first time. In addition to its participation in Driven to Collect and the Heritage Auto Show, the Foundation’s support will help underwrite Halloween Family Fun Nights and Gardens Aglow --events that promote family togetherness. It will also offer educational content to Heritage visitors and members.
Amy Gorrigan Levine has launched a new business, Boost Cape Cod. The company will offer freelance marketing services and project management for small business and nonprofit clients, primarily on Cape Cod.
Levine brings a diverse background and nearly thirty years of experience to the company, having held marketing and community relations positions within local and international companies including the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, New Balance Athletic Shoe and the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners Association.
CCYP has announced the Mentor Monday series as part of the Career Connect Mentor Exchange. Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board is the Presenting Sponsor for the Mentor Mondays. The topic of this month’s career development event is “Entrepreneur Thinking: Start and Run a Business or Think Like an Owner. Learn more about what your boss means whey they ask you to “think like an owner” and gain insight into the process of running your own business.” The speaker is Peter Karlson who is a serial entrepreneur and business owner. Peter will provide his perspective on how to think like an owner and give best practices for starting and running a great company.
February 10, 2015 –– Cape & Plymouth Business is proud to announce that its Enterprising Women conference will return for its fifth year on November 19, 2015. Enterprising Women, which first launched in 2011, is an annual conference that provides a forum for entrepreneurial businesswomen to explore and embrace their unique experiences and perspectives. Bringing together varied experts to provide advice and inspiration, Enterprising Women is the premier women’s business event in the region. Covering topics ranging from public speaking to leadership, this longstanding event offers support to help every woman achieve more.
Each year, the Cape Cod Foundation receives more than 1,000 applications for their scholarships, and award $800,000 to over 400 local students pursuing higher education. We rely on community volunteers to assist us with the review and award process. If the awarding of scholarships were based merely on financial need or academic merit - or a combination of the two - there would be no need for volunteers or committees. While computers can rank candidates by who is the neediest or who has the best grades, they cannot measure heart, drive, desire, or talent, the qualities of character that allow individuals to overcome the hardships in life to become successful contributors to society. This is what we ask you to do.
The Cape Cod Foundation has announced the launch of its 2015 online scholarship application process. The Foundation administers over 65 scholarship funds for both high school and college/adult students.
Most of the scholarships available through The Cape Cod Foundation will have a deadline of midnight on April 1. However, interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Scholarship Information Booklet prior to beginning the online application process, so that they know the criteria, deadlines, and application requirements for each scholarship. This booklet, as well as links to the various online applications, can be found at www.capecodfoundation.org.
Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Awards nominations now open
February 3, 2015 –– The nomination period has opened for the 2015 Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Awards. These awards honor distinguished and exceptional businesspeople in our region under the age of 40. This program spotlights the region's top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. We encourage you to use this online form to nominate a deserving young professional: http://www.capeplymouthbusiness.com/nominations/new.
Criteria: the individual must live or work in the South Shore, Plymouth County, Cape Cod or the Islands; show a commendable and/or innovative work history; be 40 years old or younger during 2015; demonstrate a commitment to the community and giving back; and have exemplary leadership qualities. Prior winners will not be honored again, but we encourage you to nominate those previously nominated who were not selected. The nomination deadline is April 1, 2015. The 2015 40 Under 40 Awards event will be held June 18, 2015. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Following the success of the first two Photoshop Boot Camps, Alison Caron, owner of Alison Caron Design, is offering an additional date for the one-day, intensive-training workshop. Photoshop Boot Camp will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 28 at the firm’s training center located at 396 Main Street, Suite 14, Hyannis (above Puritan Cape Cod). Caron will also be teaching InDesign Boot Camp in March.
February 2, 2015 (Sandwich, MA) – The Hundred Acre School, an innovative new pre-school focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education, will offer a February School Vacation Program, open to children ages 4-7 years. This STEM-focused week, set in the school’s bright , modern classrooms and arts laboratory, will allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians.
January 20, 2015 (Sandwich, MA)- The Hundred Acre School, an innovative new pre-school dedicated to principles of STEM education, announces today it will host a series of Open Houses throughout the month of January for families of both current and prospective students. Information will be available on new, lower tuition rates for the school.
“STEM education from the earliest ages as a way of training the workforce of the future is a priority in Massachusetts,” says Heritage President & CEO Ellen Spear. “This program contributes to that state-wide effort. “
The open houses, held until the end of January, are designed to allow parents and caregivers to see the facility firsthand and learn more about its STEM-centric curriculum. The open houses will also provide opportunities to meet the director, tour the school, discuss available programs, and register for the current winter session or for next year.
The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning.
(South Yarmouth, MA – January 12, 2015) Five local non-profit organizations have been selected as beneficiaries for the 2015 Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community. Each organization has a designated focus for the anticipated $500,000 in funds that will be raised on race day:
Calmer Choice – School Mindfulness Programs
Cape Cod Healthcare – Heart & Vascular Institute
Cape Cod Maritime Museum – School Outreach Programs
Katelynn’s Closet – Providing Essential Clothing for Children
Independence House – Promoting Safe and Healthy Relationships
BARNSTABLE, MA – January 5, 2015 – CCYP has announced the Mentor Monday series as part of the Career Connect Mentor Exchange. Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board is the Presenting Sponsor for the Mentor Mondays. The topic of this month’s career development event is “Community Involvement: Helping Others and Advancing Your Career. Learn more about how to get involved in any non-profit or community service/ volunteer opportunity and hear about the benefits of career possibilities and advancement that come from community involvement.” The speakers are Wendy Northcross, CEO at Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and David Willard, VP, Director of Community Relations at Cape Cod Five.
Kareem Sanjaghi has had enough success in his short career to be able to move to music meccas like Boston or New York or even Nashville. But he prefers Cape Cod.
Having played in front of a thousand people withTony Orlando’s band earlier this fall and, in the past, receiving compliments from Boston Pops Orchestra’s Keith Lockhart and Tony Bennett, the 26-year-old East Dennis resident is content being a working musician at Cape venues where he keeps busy year-round playing with various bands.
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA recently visited A Baby Center, the Yarmouth Food Pantry and the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund to deliver holiday cheer and supportive donations to these community organizations. With pickup trucks and vans full of requested items, company representatives arrived at each organization to unload the donated goods and also presented checks to the directors. Donated goods and employee checks including a company match totaling over $17,000 were presented to assist with the organizations’ continued good works in the community. Employees from The Davenport Companies, including Davenport Realty, Red Jacket Resorts, Thirwood Place, All Cape Self Storage and Cape Cod Fence participated in the program.
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA have announced the promotion of Paul Rumul to President of The Davenport Companies. Rumul has been with the company for ten years, most recently holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will oversee operations of all divisions within The Davenport Companies including Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Thirwood Place, Red Jacket Resorts, Cape Cod Fence Company, Blue Rock Golf Course and All Cape Self Storage.
December 12, 2014 (Sandwich, MA) – Heritage Museums & Gardens will come alive during its annual Gardens Aglow festivities, courtesy of more than 100 students from throughout Cape Cod who will perform various holiday carols and spread Christmas cheer to the delight of visitors.
Performances during Gardens Aglow are scheduled as follows:
· Saturday, December 13th – Sandwich High School Show Choir “Sandwich Soul”
· Sunday, December 14th - The Hundred Acre School
· Friday, December 19- Monomoy Regional High School Handbell Choir
· Saturday, December 20 – The Harper and The Minstrel
· Sunday, December 21 – Sandwich Public Schools
· Friday, December 26 – Emma Fahle (voice student in the Artworks program at HMG)
· Saturday, December 27 – Sonnay Fiddlers
· Sunday, December 29 – Cape Conservancy Youth Ballet
All groups will perform in the Auto Gallery at Heritage beginning at 6:30PM both Saturday and Sunday, December 13-14.
BARNSTABLE, MA – December 2, 2014 – CCYP has announced the Mentor Monday series as part of the Career Connect Mentor Exchange. Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board is the Presenting Sponsor for the Mentor Mondays. The topic of this month’s career development event is “Work Life Balance: How to manage it all and have fun trying.” The speakers are Courtney Poignand, Owner and Founder of Center for Self Care and Brad Glass, Leadership Coach for The Road Not Taken.
This month’s Mentor Monday is scheduled for December 8, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Alberto’s Restaurant in Hyannis, and Cape Cod Healthcare is the Evening Sponsor for this event.
Orleans, MA- On Monday, November 17th, Nauset Disposal was awarded the Orleans Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business of the year award. 15 years ago Nauset Disposal was founded in Orleans, MA and still operates from Orleans today. Although the company has grown significantly over the years and now services the entire Cape, Nauset Disposal will always be the LOCAL company; it was in Orleans just 15 years ago that Nauset Disposal gained its first customers.
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – Where’s the most fun place to get your Thanksgiving turkey? Here’s a hint – no shopping skills are necessary but a great tee shot will be your ticket to success! The Blue Rock Golf Course is inviting all golfers to take part in the 10th Annual Blue Rock Turkey Shoot-Out, which will be held Saturday, November 22nd and due to increased demand, a second tournament will be held on Sunday, November 23rd. Golfers will play the full course and the closest to the pin on each of the 18 holes will win a turkey. Entry fees are $40 per golfer ($20 for Blue Rock members) and an optional add-on Skins game will also be available.
HYANNIS, MA - The twenty-second session of Inside Barnstable Town
Government, A Citizens Leadership Academy will begin Tuesday, February 3,
2015. The academy is an 11-week commitment with the goal of educating the
citizens of Barnstable about the operations of town government, while also
obtaining valuable feedback and participation from those citizens participating in
the Academy. The program is designed to advance understanding of and
participation in civic affairs as well as to increase awareness of the challenges
facing municipal government.
This holiday season, Heritage Museums & Gardens will host their annual holiday event, Gardens Aglow, featuring more lights and decorations than ever! Holidays at Heritage will sparkle with seasonal warmth and merriment during this multi-weekend event in celebration of the season. New this year: The Holiday Train, a festive model railway display that will travel through the Special Exhibitions Gallery along elevated tracks and over a spectacular bridge made of all-natural materials. Enjoy music and dance performances in the Automobile Gallery. St. Nick will hold court in the Model T. Gingerbread houses created by local companies and students will be on display. Holiday crafts, carousel rides, Hidden Hollow by moonlight, and marshmallow roasting over a fire pit all add up to a great holiday celebration.
BARNSTABLE, MA – November 4th, 2014 – CCYP, one of Cape Cod’s fastest growing non-profit business and advocacy networking groups, announced the recipients of its Career Connect Scholarships. This fall, a total of $10,000 in scholarships is awarded to four adult students who are returning to school, training in a new profession, or taking courses to develop their professional life on Cape Cod. The scholarships will be announced at CCYP’s 9th Anniversary Party at Chatham Bars Inn, proudly presented by Cape Cod Healthcare, where 200 people will be in attendance.
EASTHAM, MA— Cape Associates received five BRICC awards at the 2014 Building & Remodeling Industry of Cape Cod (BRICC) Awards Ceremony in Sandwich on October 19th. Three additional Cape Associates projects that were submitted by partner architects also won awards. The BRICC Awards recognize excellence in building, remodeling, design, sales and marketing on Cape Cod & the Vineyard.
Puzio Eye Care is pleased to announce that Nicole Marie Sopp, OD, FAAO, has joined the practice. Dr. Sopp brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our growing practice. She comes to us from the University of South Carolina, where she is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the USC School of Medicine.
“We are very excited to have someone of Dr. Sopp’s caliber join our practice,” said Dr. Matt Puzio. “She is one of only twenty practitioners in the nation recognized as a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Additionally, in 2011, Dr. Sopp received the South Carolina Optometric Horizon Award, which honors one optometrist in the state within 5 years of their graduation.”
The Cape Cod Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. Networking will begin at 5:30 pm with a buffet dinner at 6:00 pm in the Ivy Room. Women who are not members of ABWA are welcome to attend as guests.
The evening will feature be Lisa Guyon, President of Cape Cod Young Professionals, who will speak about volunteerism and civic engagement.
Cape Cloth, a new apparel/accessories company founded by Dennis native Sean Fitzpatrick, launched “Hats that give back” Friday, October 10, at 10 AM online at www.capecloth.com/shop. Cape Cloth’s mission is to design stylish and comfortable clothing on Cape Cod to benefit Cape Cod. One dollar ($1) of every cloth item purchased is donated to CapeAbilities. For more information email email@example.com or call 508-737-3720. You can read more about the launch and campaign on the CapeAbilities website here
Brewster, MA, October 16, 2014 – The firm of Steven M. Ellard, CPA announced today the addition of Toni Rubino to the firm’s staff. Toni Rubino will serve as the Business Development Manager, and will be focusing on growing the portfolio of clients. She will also be responsible for all firm related marketing efforts, client relations, lead generation, public relations and community outreach.
OCT 13th, 2014 - Cape Associates, Inc. was recognized for professional excellence with two PRISM Awards on October 9th, 2014. April Ducott, project manager at Cape Associates won a Silver PRISM for Project Manager of the Year, and The Michael H. Cole Building, recently built by Cape Associates in Eastham, won Gold for Most Innovative Green Design.
Hosted by The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), the PRISM Awards recognize industry professionals for excellence in residential building, remodeling, design, architecture, sales, and marketing.
Cape Cloth, a new apparel/accessories company founded by Dennis native Sean Fitzpatrick, launched “Hats that give back” Friday, October 10, at 10 AM online at www.capecloth.com. Cape Cloth’s mission is to design stylish and comfortable clothing on Cape Cod to benefit Cape Cod. One dollar ($1) of every cloth item purchased is donated to CapeAbilities. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-737-3720. You can read more about the launch and campaign on the CapeAbilities website here
Dr. Katsuyoshi Mori, President of the World Oyster Society, will be traveling from Japan to attend an Oyster Grand Tasting to be held at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA. Dr. Mori and Massachusetts State Senator Dan Wolf will be honored guests at the event.
Oyster gastronomy, saving our oceans, live music and merriment will combine on October 26th, 2014 from 5-7:30pm at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth MA. Leading chefs from near and far will prepare and present a signature dish to spotlight the benevolent bivalve. Culinary masterpieces of each chef's own invention and interpretation will be served to a crowd passionate about food, environmental stewardship and the oyster aquaculture industry, while enjoying the sounds of the Fred Clayton Trio.
The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first annual Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth. This one-of-a-kind event will be held on Saturday, November 8th. Starting at The Cove and 4 Bros. Bistro in West Yarmouth, trolleys will take passengers around town various participating restaurants to “taste” a featured dish from 4 to 8PM. The trolleys will then drop attendees off at The Cove and 4 Bros. Bistro for a Dessert Tasting and 375th Birthday Party, celebrating Yarmouth’s significant anniversary from 8 to 10PM. The “After Party” will include desserts from several participating restaurants, a spectacular birthday cake and live entertainment.
Rogers & Gray Insurance recently accepted the ‘Best of the Best’ award from MarshBerry, a top growth consultant to insurance agents and carriers, brokers, and banks in all fifty states. MarshBerry recognized Rogers & Gray Insurance as the top performing growth firm during the fall Total Agency Sales Culture (TASC) Summit meeting in Denver, CO in September. Being measured against their nationwide peers, Rogers & Gray Insurance outperformed all other nominees in critical growth metrics. The Insurance Agencies considered for the ‘Best of the Best’ recognition, are generally considered the finest and largest insurance agencies in the United States and all were required to provide MarshBerry with validated financials. Agencies also had to prove their growth was sustainable over a 5 year period.
"I was always grateful I had an older sister. It was nice to have someone to play with all the time and never be alone. My sister was and will forever be my role model. I remember when we used to play Barbie’s together. I was always jealous of how she created her amazing Barbie houses. Why couldn’t my Barbie house look like that? That was just the beginning. Everything she had was something I wanted. As I got older my jealously slowly transitioned to admiration. I realized that we weren’t in a competition. We both bring different qualities to the table which is what makes us unique. As a teenager I spent many years babysitting kids of all ages. It was then that I realized what I had lacked in my childhood. I never had the chance to be the role model and have someone younger than me looking up to me, both in jealously and admiration."
Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod announces that applications are available beginning September 10 for four 3-bedroom homes and three 2-bedroom homes to be built on Oak Street just off Long Pond Road in Harwich. The application deadline is November 10, 2014
(South Yarmouth, MA) - More than a half million dollars was raised for Cape non-profits as the Cape Cod Commercial Linen/E.J. Jaxtimer Builders team defended their title as winners of the 14th Annual Seaside Le Mans - The Race for the Cape Cod Community on Saturday September 6th at Mashpee Commons. The reigning champs beat 16 other race teams competing in the four hour endurance race of Formula One race karts from F1 Boston. Grand Marshal, U.S. Congressman Bill Keating, kicked off the event as part of a patriotic opening ceremony including a medley of songs by the 30-member “We Are The Men” singers and an appearance by the Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard.
There will be a joint ceremony to commemorate the 13th anniversary of September 11 at the Barnstable Fire Department and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, Sept. 11 in Barnstable Village.
The ceremony will begin at 4:00 PM at the Fire Station on Rt 6A and feature music, reflection and the Fire Fighters’ Prayer. The ceremony will be led by Barnstable Fire Department Deputy Chief Peter Burke. The featured vocalist is 9- year old Alayna Rooney of South Yarmouth and the Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School. This takes place in front of the fire station.
(South Yarmouth, MA – September 4, 2014) U.S. Congressman Bill Keating will be the Grand Marshal for the 14th Annual Seaside Le Mans-The Race for the Cape Cod Community, as over 10,000 spectators are expected to return to Mashpee Commons this Saturday, September 6, 2014. Opening ceremonies will kick off just before noon, followed immediately by the 4-hour race and awards presentation. In addition to comments from Congressman Keating, the patriotic opening ceremony will feature an honor guard, a U.S. Coast Guard flyover and live music..
Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) Career Connect Scholarship Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has announced a second round of scholarships for 2014. The scholarship is for adult students (ages 21 and older) to return to school, train in a new profession, or take courses to develop their professional life on Cape Cod. Applicants may be attending either full-time or part-time and must have resided on Cape Cod (Barnstable County) for the past three consecutive years. The deadline to apply is midnight on October 3rd, 2014. To access the online application for this scholarship, click here. For more information, email Dara Bryan or call her at (508) 790-3040.
EASTHAM, Mass.— Cape Associates, Inc. received Gold and Silver recognition in the 2014 Professional Remodeler Design Awards for its work improving the Centerville Public Library and a residential home in Provincetown.
A Gold award, in the category of Commercial Remodel, went to the Centerville Public Library project, under the direction of Executive Vice President Rich Bryant and designed by Brown, Lindquist, Fenuccio & Raber Architects in Yarmouthport. The library’s board of trustees asked for more program space, flexible multipurpose spaces, staff workspace, and collection space, as well as necessary additions to bring accessibility issues up to code. The project included a new 4,600-square-foot, two-story addition, renovations to 3,795 square feet of the existing structure, and a new outdoor terrace. Of course, the library needed to stay open throughout construction.
This year, Cape & Plymouth Business is celebrating professional women in our region at its annual Enterprising Women event. In addition to a full roster of inspiring speakers, we will honor local businesswomen who are making their mark on our community by bestowing three awards at the event.
Please submit your nominations by selecting the award from the Category drop-down menu and filling out the form below. You may submit multiple nominations for each category, as well as in multiple categories. Please complete a separate form for each nomination. Nominations close October 1, 2014.
(Sandwich, MA – August 20, 2014) – Summer is slowly drawing to a close but at Heritage Museums & Gardens, it means a final fun-filled push to mark the changing of the seasons and celebrate all that the famed attraction has to offer.
Over the next two weeks, visitors will be able to explore the wonders of insects with an “Even Bigger Big Bugs Bash;” enjoy the re-opening of one of venue’s major attractions, its historic Carousel; take advantage of two remaining Family Fun Fridays; and celebrate a huge sale at Heritage’s noted gift shop.
The Even Bigger Big Bugs Bash, a whole day of activities celebrating David Rogers’ Big Bugs sculptures will be taking place on Sunday, August 24th. All visitors are invited to create their own crafty critters; take an insect safari; and participate in the Bug Ball. Additionally, guests at Heritage can enjoy a performance from “The Stand Up Chameleon” Jackson Gillman on the Hidden Hollow Stage, hear New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart divulge her insights about some Wicked Bugs, and see popular all-girl band The Ticks perform on the Outdoor Concert Stage. All events are FREE with museum admission.
Mashpee, MA (August 11, 2014) – Mashpee Commons’ year-round special events aim to provide the community and visitors with an enjoyable, free, and memorable experience. This August, the Commons has a full plate of fun events planned including our last Summer Block Party of the season on Saturday, August 23rd; weekly free outdoor movie nights and Arts Foundation of Cape Cod concerts every Thursday; and the weekly Farmers’ Market on Sundays, coordinated by Nicole Cormier of Delicious Living Nutrition. Details on each of the events can be found below. Please be in touch if you have any questions or would like any additional information.
Alison Caron, owner of Alison Caron Design, will be teaching a series of courses at the Cape Cod Community College WERC campus in downtown Hyannis for the upcoming fall semester. Each of the three courses will focus on a different Adobe program and provide small business owners and marketing professionals with the practical skills needed to create effective branding and marketing materials. The first in the series, Introduction to Photoshop, will also appeal to anyone interested in enhancing digital photos.
South Yarmouth, MA – August 12, 2014) U.S. Congressman Bill Keating will be the Grand Marshal for the 14th Annual Seaside Le Mans-The Race for the Cape Cod Community, as over 10,000 spectators are expected to return to Mashpee Commons on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Opening ceremonies will kick off just before noon, followed immediately by the 4-hour race and awards presentation. In addition to comments from Congressman Keating, the patriotic opening ceremony will feature an honor guard and live music from the 30-member “We Are The Men” singing group.
HYANNIS (July 29, 2014) – During the weekend of August 15, Aselton Park on the Hyannis Harborfront will come alive for Love Yoga Festival, Cape Cod’s first-ever yoga and wellness event of its kind. This unique, fun and friendly event is open to beginners and advanced students alike, and also features a community marketplace along South Street that is open to the public.
Love Yoga Festival is proud to have attracted a highly sought-after group of presenters, including MC Yogi, DJ Drez, Amanda Giacomini, Wade Imre Morissette, Chanel Luck, Jacqui Bonwell, Kadri Kurgun and Coral Brown, plus nearly two dozen top teachers from Boston and the Cape and Islands.
DENNIS, MA – July 24, 2014 - It was announced today by owner Amy Dowd that Coastal Marketing Solutions (CMS) has been hired by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC) to assist in their marketing and publicity efforts for this year and as they head into their 65th Anniversary in 2015.
“We are thrilled to be working with the HBRACC,” said Dowd. “Among other things, we will be ramping up and managing their Facebook Business Page, issuing press releases on a monthly basis, issuing informative, topical, and educational articles for the public, and helping to develop and coach them with their marketing strategy.”
“We hired Amy Dowd and Coastal Marketing because we want to increase the overall awareness of our organization to not only builders and contractors, but also to consumers,” said Christine Duren, Executive Director of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. “We do a lot of work on behalf of the home owners, guarding against unnecessary regulations that can cost them money. We also hold our members to a strict code of ethics and standards. When a home owner hires a member of HBRACC, they know they are insured, educated on current rules and regulations, and aware of new products and services available to assist them, no matter what their needs.”
The parish office of St. Mary's Episcopal Church is abuzz with staff members preparing for the debut of a unique camp program that will be the first of its kind in Massachusetts. The Amazing Grace camp, planned for later this summer at Camp Burgess in Sandwich, will offer Cape children who have a parent who is incarcerated a free week of fun and sun.
Orleans, MA- The team at Nauset Disposal has donated year-round service to Kent’s Point in Orleans, MA. Kent’s Point is a high traffic conservation area where many people go to enjoy the outdoors and walk their dog.
The population in Barnstable County (215,423) is declining (3 percent since 2000) and the fastest losses are in the 25 to 44-age category. Can anything be done to stem the exodus of young people from Cape Cod?
Cape Cod Young Professionals is starting a professional mentoring program — and is getting some help to get it up and running.
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a public agency that receives funding from the state, awarded $50,000 to the Cape organization.
Gregory Bialecki, the state's Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, announced the grant Wednesday at the CCYP's annual community breakfast.
"We know you will be putting it to good use," Bialecki said, lauding the organization for its recent Shape the Cape survey and other initiatives.
They had heard the stories about the young professionals wanting to stay on Cape Cod but drowning under the weight of high housing costs and limited opportunities to advance their careers.
Now, after a yearlong "Shape the Cape" survey of about 5,200 people in Barnstable County, the Cape Cod Young Professionals have data that largely confirm those are the forces pushing young people off-Cape.
The Cape Cod Young Professionals advocacy and networking group today released the results of a study conducted over the past year that sought to explore why young people are leaving the peninsula and what can be done to keep them there.
From mid-July to mid-September, twenty two Cape restaurants are partnering with four local non-profits to ensure that a safety net is maintained for the many Cape Codders who, even with multiple jobs, need help making ends meet. With the support of local restaurants, Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, The Community Development Partnership, The Family Pantry of Cape Cod and WE CAN are, for the second year, “Making Ends Meet.” The two month campaign will raise money for the work that the four organizations do and -equally important- raise awareness about the financial and other challenges so many Cape Codders face living year round in a seasonal economy.
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Bedroom I’s Boutique and Centerville Historical Museum to Host Summer Swimwear Fashion Show
Event celebrates museum’s “Bloomers to Bikinis” exhibit and kicks off boutique’s three-day Letarte Swimwear trunk show
Osterville, MA (June 22, 2014) – Bedroom I’s Boutique, Cape Cod’s foremost underpinnings specialty shop, is delighted to announce that its annual Letarte Swimwear trunk show will kick off with a summer fashion show on Tuesday July 1, at 7 p.m., at The Centerville Historical Museum, 513 Main Street, Centerville. The $15 fee benefits the museum and seating is limited. All 5 rooms of exhibits will be open to guests when the doors open at 6pm, a gift bag will be found at each seat and a reception will immediately follow the show.
The event is a collaboration with the museum as part of its “Bloomers to Bikinis” exhibit. Featured now through Labor Day, the collection highlights the changing styles of swimwear over the decades from the 1900s through present day.
“We are thrilled to participate in this wonderful program with the Centerville Historical Museum,” says Aimee Guthinger, owner of Bedroom I’s Boutique. “Celebrating the evolution of swimwear with a runway show and a fun evening of refreshments is the perfect fit.”
Bedroom I’s Boutique will continue the fun on July 2 and 3 with a Letarte Swimwear trunk show at its Osterville store, located at 10 Wianno Avenue. Coordinate your family’s summer swimwear look with Petit Letarte, the brand’s line for children, which is available just across the street from Bedroom I’s at Pocket Full of Posies.
Cape Associates has announced the winner of their first Playhouse Design contest. ZeroEnergy Design’s Modern Cape Schoolhouse received the most votes in a two-week public vote that was hosted on the Cape Associates website. The winning playhouse takes a modern and Cape-inspired twist on the traditional schoolhouse, featuring red chalkboard paint and a retractable bell to relate to iconic schoolhouses of the past.
The schoolhouse playhouse will be built by the professional builders at Cape Associates and raffled off to the public to benefit Cape Cod Community College’s Educational Foundation. This playhouse is one of three that Cape Associates will donate to local community organizations this year. Mark Kinnane, Executive Vice President at Cape Associates who is in charge of the construction phase of the project notes, “ZeroEnergy’s design is different than any other playhouse we’ve constructed, our team is excited to get started and work out the challenges of the unique design.” Mark adds, “In the end, the lucky raffle winner will be bringing home a really cool playhouse.”
June 10, 2014 (Sandwich, MA) – Heritage Museums & Gardens (HMG) is celebrating its 45th Anniversary on June 15th with Heritage Heyday – a day of music, games, exhibits, gardens and activities for the whole family. Everyone is invited to enjoy classic lawn games and performances from the Regency Brass Ensemble and a family music selection from DJ Ooch. Visitors are encouraged to go on an outdoor adventure at the Museum - roam the gardens, discover the ten Big Bugs sculptures and learn fun facts along the way about everything from plants to insects.
To celebrate Heritage’s 45th anniversary and the Town of Sandwich’s 375th, HMG admission is free on June 15, 2014 for Sandwich residents with proof of residence. Also in celebration of Father’s Day, all dads will be admitted free of charge.
The Ellie Kai Showroom in Osterville is now open for the season! The first 10 CCYP members to visit will receive a FREE scarf with a purchase!
Memorial Day - June 30: Saturday 10AM - 6PM, Sunday 11AM - 4PM
July 1 - Labor Day: Monday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM, Sunday 11AM - 4PM
Showroom Location: 7 Parker Road Osterville, MA
To celebrate the work and joy of Hidden Hollow, Heritage’s outdoor discovery place for children, and to fund the educational initiatives that happen at Heritage every day, Heritage is holding a very special fundraiser to appeal to young parents and give them a night off in a place that they have spent many hours with their children. It’s Parent’s Night Out in Hidden Hollow and we’d like to invite your business to be there!
Sponsorship of the 2014 “Drunken Botanist” Hidden Hollow Fundraiser will put your business in front of some of the tens of thousands of families that visit Heritage Museum’s Hidden Hollow family discovery area each year. Affiliation with Heritage is a smart business opportunity for you and shows your commitment to the life of children in our area.
June 5, 2014, Hyannis, MA - Cape Abilities is pleased to announce a new retail and employment collaboration with the Chatham Bars Inn (CBI), of Chatham (MA).
The Cape Abilities Farm Stand at the Chatham Bars Inn Farm will be staffed by individuals supported by Cape Abilities, and supplied with top quality, farm fresh produce, micro greens and flowering plants from both the Cape Abilities Farm on Route 6a in Dennis and the Chatham Bars Inn Farm on Main Street in Brewster
The Trustees of the John K. and Thirza F. Davenport Foundation for the Arts are accepting applications to grant scholarships to Barnstable County residents in their last two years of undergraduate study or, preferably, graduate work in the visual and performing arts.
Applications may be downloaded from the Davenport Companies website www.thedavenportcompanies.com or obtained from the Foundation's office at 20 North Main St., South Yarmouth MA 02664 and must be submitted by July 15, 2014. Personal interviews are an integral part of the scholarship granting process.
The winning design will be built by the professional builders at Cape Associates, raffled off and given away to one lucky winner. Cape Associates has partnered with The Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation who will be the full beneficiary of raffle sales.
The three finalists include an architecture firm and two students. ZeroEnergy Design is a full service modern green architecture and mechanical design firm; Eric Zavo and John T. Wall both attend Cape Cod Community College and have an interest in design.
(South Yarmouth, MA) - The Cove at Thirwood Place Assisted Living is excited to announce an innovative new Low Vision Support Services program allowing assisted living residents with low or impaired vision to learn practical living techniques in a supportive environment. Experts predict that by 2030, rates of vision loss will double along with the country’s aging population. Focusing on the unique needs of these seniors with customized care makes The Cove at Thirwood Place the first of its kind to offer these services which are not currently available in this region.
Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, celebrates Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11th, with FREE ADMISSION FOR MOMS! Visit the recently opened ‘Wicked Plants’ exhibit, the Driven to Collect car collect in the Heald Center, or take a leisurely stroll amongst the early blooms and celebrate the spring holiday.
Cape Associates hosted a ribbon cutting event on Friday, April 18th to officially open their new office building at 325 Massasoit Road in Eastham. Demolition of a single family home took place on the property in July of 2013, and now stands a charming building to be LEED certified featuring an office and meeting space on the first floor and two 1-bedroom apartments on the second floor.
The building was constructed under the rigorous U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED rating system. Leadership in Energy and Evironmental Design (LEED) is a very comprehensive “green building” certification process which measures design and construction of energy-efficient, water-conserving buildings that use sustainable or green resources and materials. The building features solar panels on the roof, spray foam insulation and LED lighting to name just a few of the aspects that make this building a candidate for a LEED rating.
April 25, 2014 – Cape & Plymouth Business’ 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. This program honors distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40 who have made a mark in our region at an extraordinarily young age. These top young business leaders excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership characteristics. Now in its fifth year, the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Awards program continues to recognize the tremendous contributions of young professionals to our region.
Cape Associates has been deemed a 2014 Pacesetter by the Boston Business Journal. This annual Pacesetters list celebrates the region’s fastest-growing privately held companies that have experienced strong growth despite the recent tough economy. Cape Associates is a full-service custom building company with 120 year-round employees. Lead by president and CEO Matthew Cole, Cape Associates specializes in custom building, design-build services, additions, renovations, painting and property management. The Cape Associates mission is to build life-long relationships with customers and employees, based upon an uncompromising commitment to quality and integrity.
Cape Associates is partnering with Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation to build and raffle off a “SCHOOLhouse PLAYhouse.” Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation will spearhead the raffle ticket sales and Cape Associates will construct and deliver the playhouse this fall. For the first time, the design of the playhouse will be determined by a design contest, open to and judged by the public.
Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will open for the 2014 Season on Saturday, April 19th with a new feature exhibit, Wicked Plants. This new exhibit will introduce you to the evildoers lurking in your backyard and beyond. Enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals – without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment, or other danger.
Cape Focus Group is looking for 12 participants for a 2 hour Focus Group on May 5th (two sessions: am and pm). You will be helping a local Non-Profit and getting free lunch! Interested in more details? Contact us at CapeFocusGroup@gmail.com. Please include a name and phone number.
Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers and Ryan Family Amusements are pleased to announce the results of the Roll the Rock fundraising event, held last Friday, March 27. 40 teams competed in this year's bowling tournament.
This year, we raised $50,814.81 (a preliminary figure: official results will be released April 10) for CCCF's eight beneficiaries. 100% of the funds raised by each team were directed to the beneficiary of the team's choice. This year's CCCF beneficiaries are The Cape and Islands United Way, Cape Cod Young Professionals, Champ Homes, Hope Hospice of Cape Cod, Kiwanis of Hyannis and Sandwich, Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod, Silent Spring Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation of Cape Cod.
March 28, 2014 (Sandwich, MA)- The Hundred Acre School, opening September 2 at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, will host several Open Houses for parents and caregivers in April and May. Those who participate in the April 30th open house will receive free tickets to Heritage for the day.
The open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, discuss the available programs at the school and register for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.