Coronavirus

Over 100 Small Business Owners call for a State Economic Relief and Recovery Program

This week the Community Development Partnership and over 100 small business owners from Outer and Lower Cape establishments urged State Senator Julian Cyr, and State Representatives Sarah Peake and Tim Whelan to support a state response for small businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The businesses are calling for an Economic Relief and Recovery Program as quickly as…

Massachusetts Families Get a Lifeline Against Hunger

Globe Report:The families of roughly half the public school students in Massachusetts will soon receive payments totaling around $400 per child to help them cover the cost of meals on days when the schools were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to nearly $200 million in federal funding from Congress. About 500,000 public school…

Bay State unemployment highest on Cape and in Western Massachusetts

Boston Business Journal: The counties with unemployment at 25 percent or higher, as of late April, are in Western Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands — two regions that rely on tourism and the hospitality industry. The total unemployment rate since mid-March has been more than 21 percent in all 14 Massachusetts counties. Unemployment by municipality…

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches New Digital Resources Center to Help Businesses Reopen Safely and Sustainably

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched a new digital resources center with tools and guidance to help employers reopen their businesses safely and sustainably while keeping their employees and customers healthy and informed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the U.S. Chamber’s Path Forward initiative, the resources center includes several new resources for business owners…

Phased Opening Announced

Yesterday, Governor Baker announced a four-phased approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply universally to all workplaces that are open in Phase 1, and are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers. As the Lt. Governor and I have mentioned on our…

Online Business Directory: An Effort to Support Local Business

In an effort to support our local business community, Nauset Disposal, with the help of the company’s web development company, ColeWebDev, has created a website to promote businesses that are open during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nauset Disposal will continue to publish businesses and update listings to this website, regardless of whether Nauset Disposal is the…

Celebrate our Waters for 2020 will be postponed until 2020ne

Celebrate our Waters 2020ne (Following the lead of the Olympics) Join us as we truly celebrate our waters, our town, and the end of this devastating pandemic September 17-19, 2021 The Board of Directors of the Orleans Pond Coalition regrets that we find it necessary to postpone this year’s Celebration of our Waters to next…

Watch COVID-19 SBA Resources Update Webinar

Hosted by the Cape Cod Chamber Thank you to our panelists: Margaret LaForest, MA Office of Business Development, Norman Eng, U.S. Small Business Administration MA District Office, Bill Simpson, SCORE, Cliff Robbins, MA Small Business Development Center and Bert Talerman, Cape Cod 5 for presenting at our COVID-19 SBA Resources Update webinar yesterday. In case you missed it, here is the…
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