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Cape Cod 5 to Match up to $5,000 in Donations to the Cape Cod Resilience Fund

Cape Cod 5 announced today that it will match up to $5,000 in community donations to the Cape Cod Resilience Fund as part of a challenge campaign. Contributions can be made and tracked via an online platform on the Bank’s website.  “Cape Cod 5 recognizes that small business owners in our communities have been hit…

CCB shows it’s support for the local community during COVID-19

In response to the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association call for examples of local media making a difference during COVID-19, CCB Media shared its multi-faceted support for the Cape Cod community.Through its radio stations Ocean 104.7, 99.9 the Q, Cape Classical 107.5 and Cape Country 104; its Sunday Journal public affairs broadcast and podcast; its website CapeCod.com and the…

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) is coming

The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) is on schedule to launch the PFML program in January 2021. We are committed to delivering a reliable program that meets the needs of both employers and employees in Massachusetts. We are hard at work developing reliable tools that are accessible and easy to understand. This includes…

Cape Light Compact Creates Portal for Business Owners

Cape Light Compact has created a business promotions page to help make some of our current energy efficiency promotions easier to find. That page can be found at: www.capelightcompact.org/businessoffers All of the Compact’s current enhanced promotions have been extended through November 30, 2020. This includes: up to 100% incentive on recommended improvements, for commercial electric…

SBA is Still Accepting Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications

Small businesses, private non-profits and agricultural businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, can still apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities and fixed debt payments. Learn more

Child-Care Concerns Among Workers Pose Challenge for Massachusetts Employers

If you’re a Massachusetts employer, you know that your workers have one overriding concern these days: child care.Your best employees are attempting to patch together child care at a time when schools and day-care providers face an ever-changing landscape of in-person classes, Zoom sessions and socially distanced learning pods. Listen to our podcast as Brooke Thomson, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at…

From the U.S. Chamber – COVID Litigation Threats Worry Businesses

Last Friday, Fox News reported on businesses’ worries about COVID-related lawsuits as they reopen. “Anytime there’s uncertainty in business, there’s an element of fear that’s naturally introduced,” Joe Shamess, owner of Flags of Valor and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council member, told Fox News. “It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right, the mere process…

After 51 years The Lobster Claw Restaurant in Orleans will close

Don & Marylou Berig to Retire and Close on September 13th After fifty-one years in the restaurant business, the Berig Family has made the tough decision to retire and close the Lobster Claw Restaurant on Sunday, September 13th. Originally purchased by Don and Marylou Berig in 1970, The Lobster Claw restaurant has been a staple for both summer visitors and year-round…
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