Chamber News

Donna Buckley Sworn in as New Barnstable County Sheriff

BARNSTABLE—There’s a new sheriff in town. OK, that might be a cliché from anold movie, but it bears repeating because the new sheriff also happens to be thefirst woman ever elected as sheriff of Barnstable County, bringing the total numberof female sheriffs in Massachusetts to two.That fact and many of the plans and initiatives Buckley…

We Need a Vacation Moves Next to Sparrow

Contact: Elizabeth Weedon Phone: 774-323-3911 E-mail: [email protected]  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 4, 2022 – Exciting news from WeNeedaVacation! Celebrating our 25th anniversary, we’ve recently moved our main office to 29 Main St., Unit 4, in Orleans – right next to the Hot Chocolate Sparrow!   Stop in and say hi during normal business hours. Or, if you’re around over Memorial Day Weekend, join us at a…

WINTER ADVISORY REGARDING FACE COVERINGS

This Advisory has been updated as of December 21, 2021.COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine boosters are highly effective at protecting against serious illness, hospitalization and death and every individual who is eligible and works, studies or resides in Massachusetts is strongly urged to get vaccinated and boosted. The Department of Public Health urges all eligible residents…

Dr. Kirby-Madden buys the Animal Hospital of Orleans from Dr. Bohon

June 7, 2021 — The Animal Hospital of Orleans has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years under the steady care of Dr. Karen Bohon. At a time when veterinary practices are being rapidly acquired by multinational corporations, Dr. Bohon began to search for an alternative option for AHO: an Associate Veterinarian who…

The Town of Orleans invites community members to join economic development focus groups

The Town of Orleans has engaged Streetsense to formulate an economic development strategy aimed at attracting and retaining a diverse year-round business community. Kicked off in early November, the project will be strongly rooted in community/stakeholder input and help inform the Town’s economic development efforts for years to come. All members of the local community…

Pandemic Drives Population Growth in the Berkshires

Berkshire Eagle – Berkshire County has been losing population since 1970, but new data compiled by the U.S. Postal Service suggests that trend is slowing and might even be in the early stages of reverse. Population shifts due to the coronavirus pandemic have left the Pittsfield metro area, which includes all of Berkshire County, with the sixth highest…

Is Boston Ready for In-Person Events?

Boston Business Journal – After a year of virtual conferences, Zoom networking sessions and shuttered venues, are businesspeople ready to return to in-person events? Nationally, it’s a 50-50 proposition now and looking brighter in the next two months, according to an exclusive survey by The Business Journals, which surveyed 8,299 past event attendees across its 44…