The Orleans Chamber of Commerce Monthly Newsletter

Greetings Chamber Member!

Promoting Orleans to visitors, second-home owners and residents of other towns on Cape Cod is a large part of what we work to accomplish at the Chamber. For the last few months we have been gearing up for the summer season in large part by working with ColeWebDev on creating a new, flexible and fresh website that uses a content management system that will allow us to frequently update our content, directly connect our members to potential customers, and allow you more control over your presence on our website.

We are actively involved with local marketing experts to provide workshops to our members before the start of the summer season to educate you on how to best use the new digital marketing and social media tools available to build your online presence. We held our first workshop at the end of March with great results and have created a three part Social Media Professional Development series in April and May. These workshops are designed to educate our business owners on how to best market their business online.

There is much work to be done and we appreciate your continued support of the Chamber and our efforts to support your business and Orleans.

Best wishes,
Noelle Pina
Executive Director

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Welcome New Members!

Alan McClennen Jr., Planning and Development Consultant
P.O. Box 208, 157 Namequott Rd., South Orleans, MA 02662
[email protected]

Brown’s Landing Real Estate
11 Old Farm Rd., Orleans, MA 02653
[email protected]

Cape Cod Bay Charter Fleet
P.O. Box 104, East Dennis, MA 02641
capecodbaycharterfleet.com

Cape Mediation
P.O. Box 193, 22 Old Tote Rd., Orleans, MA 02653
dapemediation.org

Magnum Moving and Storage
P.O. Box 860, North Eastham, MA 02651
magnummoving.com

Marnik Law Office
10 Winslow Dr., Orleans, MA 02653
[email protected]

Q Communications
P.O. Box 490, 49C S. Orleans, Rd.
South Orleans, MA 02662
[email protected]

Quantum Networks
P.O. Box 1132, Orleans, MA 02653
quantumnetworks.us

The Social Diner
P.O. Box 1593, 260 Underpass Rd. #1593, Brewster, MA 02631
thesocialdiner.com

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April 2013 Business After Hours: Hosted by Crane Appliance and Sound & Vision and Zia Pizzeria & Cafe

When: Thursday April 25: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: 24 S. Orleans, Rd.

Cost: No admission charge, Members and Non-members are welcome

REGISTER TODAY!

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Chamber hiring a Graphic Design Intern

We are seeking an intern with a graphic design background to work 25 hours per week with our staff at our Orleans office. An internship at the Orleans Chamber of Commerce is intended to provide a true learning experience for the student along with the opportunity to observe professionals in a business environment.

See more details and how to apply here!

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44 Main St. has been revamped!

After a long week of moving, painting, carpet cleaning and organizing we have completed sprucing up our location at 44 Main St. at Parish Park.

We have to thank some very special Board members and business organizations for their help! The Paint Department at Snow’s Home and Garden, Josh, Ben and Andy of Agway of Cape Cod, Lee and Dick of Kinlin Grover Real Estate, Steve of Magnum Moving, Brendan of McCray Painting, Jack and Judy of The Yardarm Restaurant, Erik Oliver, Courtney Watson, Chris and Jack Goff we thank you for your sweat equity and business resources to help us finish this project!

See some photos here!

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Photo Credit: Cape Cod Times/Ron Schloerb

Alison Supple Evans of Supple Apothecary wins Name Your Chamber Newsletter Contest!

Last month we asked our membership to tap into their creative side and suggest a new name for our newsletter. We will be revamping the look of this newsletter to compliment our new website to be unveiled at the end of this month!

Thank you to Alison for suggesting Turning Tides and everyone else who took the time to provide us with some great suggestions. It was a tough decision!

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5154 Days Left! ACT NOW to secure an Ad Spot in the 2013-2014 Regional Info-Map
The last date for reserving your space is April 6th, Final Artwork due by April 12th

We have had great response for the 2013-2014 Regional Info-Map! 25,000 Maps will be printed and distributed to visitors and residents from Plymouth and throughout Cape Cod!

Contact Joe Goldman of Northstar Advertising at [email protected] or 617-538-9786

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Three Series Part Social Media Professional Development Workshops Presented by:

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Session 1: April 10th (Thursday): 5:30 – 7:00 PM
An Introduction to Social Media and Constant Contact
I will show you the variety of Social Media Platforms, briefly exploring the different components of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin. We then go into a demonstration of how effective social media can be for local business. We will also explore the basics of Constant Contact and how to get started right away
REGISTER NOW

Session 2: May 1st (Wednesday): 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Facebook and More: Tips and Tricks to get the most out of Social Media
For those that are familiar with Facebook but what to know more about how to get more out of your effort this is the class for you. We’ll show you how to run contests, describe some of the rules and where to find your answers. We will show you tools that will help maximize your impact and minimize your efforts. The 2nd half of this session will be a closer loos at Instagram, Pinterest, and Mobile Check in Services like Yelp and 4Square and to leverage the audiences of those platforms for better social exposure.
REGISTER NOW

Session 3: May 22nd (Wednesday): 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Building an Effective Online Presence
We will explore the perspective of an online consumer and web user. We will critique examples of what fresh , responsive and regularly updated websites provide. You’ll also find very affordable ways to even build your own website and what blogging is. Later in this session we’ll explain what SEO is, and analyze why one web site will place higher in Google’s search results over another.
REGISTER NOW

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Business News

Orleans Citizens Forum: Emergency Preparedness Forum: April 23. Panelists will consist of Tony Pike, Deputy Fire Chief; Scott MacDonald, Chief of Police; Shaun O’Brien, Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Coordinator; Holly Rogers, CC Disaster Animal Response Team; Hillary Green, American Red Cross and possibly someone as a State Representative. The panelists will discuss and answer questions on proper procedures for optimal preparedness for a disaster on Cape Cod. This forum will be held at The Jailhouse Restaurant on West Road.

Orleans Citizens Forum: Candidates Night: April 30. Mark Carron, Jon Fuller and Alan McCellen will be available to answer questions from the audience. The first part of the evening will be devoted to general questions and the second part to questions pertaining to wastewater. This event will be held in the Auditorium at the Nauset Regional Middle School on Route 28.

Cape Cod Five Hires Chief Customer Experience Officer: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank has hired Christine “CJ” Conrad as its new Chief Customer Experience Officer. In this position CJ will play an important role in making certain that every customer and prospective customer enjoys an excellent, seamless and consistent experience whether through face-to-face interactions with our employees or as they increasingly use the constantly evolving technology that is part of today’s banking landscape and as supported by employees in bank branches and in the bank’s Contact Center in Orleans.

Nauset Disposal Hires Business Development and Marketing Team Member: Please welcome Antoinette Howe to the Nauset Disposal Team. Antoinette will be responsible for new business development and creation of marketing programs. Prior to joining Nauset Disposal, Antoinette worked for several Fortune 500 companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Quaker Oats and Allied Waste Services.

ArtsApp Cape Cod Available in Early Release Version: The Cape Cod Chamber announces that the ArtsApp for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket is now available in an early release version! Download the app to a mobile device, and with its geo-locational awareness, see what’s right nearby.

Cape & Islands Green on the Lower Cape: April 24, 6-8pm. Learn more about this program offered through The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to engage in sustainable business practices and environmental responsibility.

CALL FOR EMPLOYERS: 2013 Nauset Job Fair: We are looking for employers who are seeking seasonal and year round employees to participate in this job fair! Deadline for Registration: April 23rd

Financial Optimization for the Non-Profit Organization: April 11, 9:00-11:00am, JFK Museum, 397 Main St. Hyannis. Time is money-even for non-profits. Optimize! For any company, having the tools to understand and manage your finances is the key to success. However, as a non-profit, you have the added benefits of tax exemption, deductions, applying for public and private grants, in addition to employing volunteers. Tracking it all can be time consuming and complex. This workshop helps you establish guidelines and policies, allocate for profit/cost centers, maintain records, raise capital, and measure results. Fee: $10

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Orleans Community Events

Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse Gala: April 6, 6:30-9:00pm, Ocean Edge Ballroom. Enjoy an evening of live auction of mixed media art by Cape artists and silent auction of treats and treasures from Cape businesses. Tickets $30 and includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary glass of wine.

Conservation Mooring Citizen Meeting: Questions: Do we need to consider these moorings? Will they help waer quality? How expensive? Bring your own questions! Snow Library, April 10, 1pm-3pm. Presenters: Tom Hill, Hazelett Marine, Royce Randlett, Helix Mooring Systems, Urban Harbors Institute, UMB

Winter Lights Update: The 2012-2013 Winter Lights program has officially closed with the start of Spring! Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope to see your lights up again next winter!

Snow Library: April 18, 10-11am. April School Week Events: Mass Audubon Society is giving a class on birding. Everyone is welcome, no need to register. E-mail [email protected] or call 508-240-3760

Glenshane Irish Folk Duo at The Federated Church of Orleans: April 20, 7:00pm. Tickets: $15, call 508-255-3060 x14 for reservations

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5th Annual Lower Cape Home & Garden Expo

Presented by the Lower Cape Chambers of Commerce

Saturday, April 6th ~ 10 am to 4 pm Cape Cod Regional Tech High School, Harwich

FREE ADMISSION
Featuring exhibitors with products and services for your home, garden and lifestyle.

Discovering the Cape through Plein Air Painting