Greetings Chamber Member!
A large part of what we do at the Chamber is recognizing the significant contributions and achievement’s of our small businesses in Orleans. This month we are proud to announce Fitness Revolution as our winner of the SCORE Build A Better Mousetrap Award, an award that honors companies that survive the critical first five years and appear to be headed for long-term success.
We are celebrating our businesses in East Orleans by hosting two networking events in the area, including our Business After Hours and our first Dinner Meeting which will feature a presentation by Chief Scott MacDonald of the Orleans Police Department.
Our Professional Development Workshop series has been a successful way to support small businesses by providing free education to our Chamber members to help you improve your business practices and learn new ways to promote your offerings to visitors, second-home owners and Cape Cod residents.
Lastly, we are getting ready to launch our new website this weekend which will use our new membership management software. Look out for a detailed e-mail from me which will review how you can now update your member profile, add your company contacts, pay invoices online and use our new community events calendar to post your special events directly into our system.
We have a lot going on at the Chamber and we’re glad to continue improving our services to help you improve your business!
Welcome New Members!
The Animal Rescue League of Boston – Cape Cod Branch
3981 Main St. Brewster, MA 02631
Cape Cod Tree and Landscape
2699 Main St. S. Chatham, MA 02659
30 Main St., Orleans, MA 02653
Moore Security and Services
195 Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02653
Orleans Dermatology & Laser Therapies
3 Namskaket Road, Orleans, MA 02653
Orleans Farmer’s Market
21 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
Pump House Surf Shop
9 Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02653
128 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, MA 02653
May 2013 Business After Hours: Hosted by Nauset Beach Club
When: Thursday May 16: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 222 Main St. East, Orleans, MA 02653
Cost: No admission charge, Members and Non-members are welcome
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Orleans Chamber Dinner Meeting
These events are designed as an educational program geared towards professionals and small business owners. Chief Scott MacDonald of the Orleans Police Department will review their inner workings and their plans of how they will protect and serve during the summer with a Q&A session.
Hosted by Joe’s Beach Rd. Bar & Grill at the Barley Neck Inn
When: Monday May 20: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 5 Beach Road, East Orleans, MA 02643
Cost: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members
We’re Still Looking for a Graphic Design Intern! High School Students are welcome!
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.
Fitness Revolution wins SCORE Build A Better Mouse Trap Award!
Kristin and Jamie Hoffman opened Fitness Revolution in 2006 after acquiring space in the old Cape Codder printing warehouse and networking with local business owners who provided services during the building phase of the health club. Upon opening the Hoffman’s were well on their way to “pursuing their dream of the fitness industry as a way of giving health and wellness to the community they loved.”
Congratulations to all of our Chamber members who won 40 under 40 awards! Our Past Chairman Josh Wile of Agway of Cape Cod, Board Member Casey Gallant of Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Josiah Cole of COLEwebdev, Marius Dehelean of TD Money Lounge – U.S., Anna Delude of EPOCH Senior Living, Mairead Graf and Andrea Ponte of The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Gil Ricci of Nauset Disposal, and David Robinson of Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency!
Last Session! Social Media Professional Development Workshops Presented by: The Social Diner
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.
Elaine Coffee Named Guest Artist for Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park. View her painting at our June Business After Hours!
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod has named local painter Elaine Coffee this year’s guest artist for the 24th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park concert on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Eldredge Park in Orleans featuring the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Jung-Ho Pak.
The Orleans Chamber and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will proudly unveil her painting at our June Business After Hours to be held at The Farm – W.B. Richardson Growers on June 19th. Save the date!
MA Small Business Development Center: FREE LEGAL CLINIC, May 10. Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP has generously offered to hold free legal clinics for small businesses at Coastal Community Capital in Centreville. On the second Friday afternoon of each month you can meet with one of Partridge Snow & Hahn’s attorneys to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, etc.
The Workforce Education Resource Center (WERC) of Cape Cod Community College is offering Microsoft Office 2010 Training at the Hyannis Center. Call 508-375-4012 to register.
Smarter Cape Summit: May 13. Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis. If you live, work, or do business on the Cape, be a part of an exciting new chapter in our history! Topics to include OpenCape broadband construction, new technology helping to plan for wastewater, e-permitting for contractors and towns, SmartVillages and more. No fee to attend, but seating fills fast. Register and find an agenda for the day, which starts at 8 a.m., at SmarterCapeSummit.com!
Health Care Seminar with MA Health Care Connector: Coonamessett Inn, Falmouth. Presented by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, in partnership with the Cape Cod Chamber, this compliance seminar will address the implementation of Federal Health Care and subsequent changes to state law. It will be helpful to both large and small employers. No fee to attend! 9:30 to 11 a.m.
MA Lodging Association Accredited ServeSave Food Certification Program. May 9th, Ocean Edge Resort. The MLAEF rate is $180. Register by emailing
Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth Workshop. June 14, 9:30-12:30pm, Hyannis Transportation Center Conference Room, 215 Iyannough Rd. Hyannis, MA
The Operational Services Division (OSD), in collaboration with the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board is offering a FREE workshop for businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The workshop includes: An overview of OSD programs and services;
MBE, WBE, and DBE Certification Summary
Supplier Diversity Program
Small Business Purchasing Program
How to Find Bidding Opportunities in Comm-PASS; and
How to Market to Public Entities
Attendees will also learn about the Statewide and Departmental Contracting procurement process.
Orleans Community Events
Balanced 4 Fitness Studio is offering a special student rate of $5 for 16 sessions of Zumba with the registration of one adult through The Nauset Community Ed Fitness Program, which started 4-22 at 5:45 p.m. in the Orleans Elementary School gym. Still register by calling 508-255-4300! Balanced 4 Fitness will be celebrating their first year in their new location at 210 Main St. in East Orleans. Visit Balanced4Fitness.com.
Orleans Historical Society looking for volunteers for the June Antiques Show. Please contact Beverly at 508-221-5489 or email [email protected].
Town of Orleans Health Fair at the Orleans Senior Center. May 9, 1-3pm. AVAILABLE ON SITE: * Nutritionist * Sight Loss Services *
* Diabetes Educator * Reiki ** Aromatherapy * Disability Supports*
* Veteran’s Services * LGBT Information ** Chair Massages * Fitness Information *
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