How and when did the company get started?
I started my company in the fall of 2019. Believe it or not, after watching a content creator's video on entrepreneurship, I was inspired to begin this journey for myself. I got to work by learning more about the business side of my counseling industry, did my homework on an LLC, what the requirements are at the state level, set up my business banking with the required documents, found the right office space, and ultimately filed for my business with the Sec of State.
What products or services do you offer?
My counseling practice offers individual, couples and family, and telehealth counseling services to the public. These services are provided by independently licensed mental health professionals and social workers with vast experience in the field creating safe spaces for clients to best assist with their concerns.
What’s the one thing your business is known for, over your competitors and why?
My practice statement is that "wholeness is key to wellness." We operate from the standpoint of helping the whole of a person, recognizing that the various parts, experiences and life events, contribute to who someone is in today's time. As such, each client is to be validated by what they bring with them into each counseling session, which makes treatment a more collaborative effort.
Tell us an interesting and fun tidbit about your business.
While I have an office space in Stoughton, my contractors are fully remote. Thus, with the uncertainty of the pandemic, I have opportunities to connect as many people with care as we can.
Also, mindfulness is a big aspect of my company. So, if someone is looking to go into meditation and work on the concept of here and now, we can do that!
Why did you decide to become involved with the Chamber?
I wanted to get brand exposure to the community in which my office resides and serves, as well as beyond. I want to contribute as much value as I can to this south shore family.
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Last month, the Chamber launched a study of water, wastewater and development in a section of the South Shore is in the news.
Here is some follow-up coverage of the report and how Weymouth officials view it in terms of the town's future.
If you missed the report's release, you can view the presentation here or download the slide deck. Want to read the full report? Click here!
The Nominating Committee of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce is pleased to submit a slate of Officers and Directors for terms starting January 1, 2022. Under our bylaws, additional names can be placed before the Board through a petition bearing signatures of 75 members in good standing. Candidates will be presented to the Chamber’s Board of Directors at their November meeting.
Nominated as Officers for terms ending December 31, 2022
Nominated as Directors for terms ending December 31, 2024
Nominated as Director for a term ending December 21, 2022
Eastern Nazarene College (61)
Alvin Hollis Co. (59)
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) (48)
Duncan MacKellar Insurance Agency, Inc. (48)
A.W. Perry, Inc. (47)
EMD Serono, Inc. (43)
Hingham Lumber Company, Inc. (41)
Gaslight Village Apartments (32)
Clifford's Flowers (31)
Flexcon Industries (31)
Road to Responsibility, Inc. (31)
Father Bill's & MainSpring (30)
J.F. Price, Co. (29)
Freeman Companies (28)
R.E. Lyons & Son Fire Equipment Corp. (28)
Rockland Federal Credit Union (27)
Toyota of Braintree (27)
Donadio Environmental Associates, Inc. (26)
Briggs Engineering & Testing (24)
Burke & Associates (24)
InfraNet Solutions, Inc. (23)
A & A Metro Transportation (22)
Brigham Health Weymouth (22)
McCourt Construction Company (20)
Prism Energy Services (20)
On September 29, 2021, the day before it was set to expire, the Massachusetts legislature amended the COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (MA EPSL), extending it until April 1, 2022 or the exhaustion of $75 million in program funds, whichever is earlier. Additionally, the amended MA EPSL expanded the reasons for which employees can use sick leave to include “to care for a family member who needs to obtain or recover from a COVID-19 immunization.”
REASONS FOR LEAVE
Under the amended MA EPSL, Massachusetts private and public employers are required to provide emergency paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work for the following COVID-19-related reasons:
Dependable Cleaners (75)
GT Reilly & Company CPAs (53)
Jack Conway & Company, Inc. (55)
Keohane Funeral Home (70)
Qtas, Inc. (72)
Quincy Point Congregational - Church Homes, Inc. (54)
The Patriot Ledger (75)
30 - 49 Years
A. Hohmann & Co., Inc. (47)
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (37)
Curry Ace Paint & Hardware (45)
Curry College (30)
Curtis Management (48)
Energy Machinery, Inc. (47)
Granite Lock Co., Inc. (31)
Hanover Crossing (48)
Hingham Mutual Fire Insurance Co. (39)
Kids & Company (34)
L. Knife & Son, Inc. (35)
LMHS, P.C. (30)
Marina Bay Management Services LLC. (49)
Markings, Inc. (40)
MassHire South Shore Career Center (37)
Murphy Brothers, Inc. (43)
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP (34)
Neighborhood Club of Quincy (47)
O'Connor & Drew, P.C., Certified Public Accountants (49)
PKF, P.C. (46)
Quincy College (39)
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (36)
Rogers Jewelry (46)
Safe Harbor Marina Bay LLC (30)
South Shore Bank (47)
South Shore YMCA (45)
Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, Inc. (42)
The Barker Tavern (37)
White and White, P.C. (30)
William F. Garvey, CPA (31)
The Chamber's NPO (Nonprofit) Group was honored to host Nancy Frates as she shared best practices on how to craft your “elevator pitch” concisely yet with impact. Nancy is the mother of Pete Frates, who co-founded the game-changing philanthropy known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As CEO of Team Frate Train, she spoke about her experience and the impact of the Ice Bucket Challenge and what her family and Pete decided was the most paramount message when it came to raising awareness and funds for ALS research. Nancy concluded the hour with taking some questions from the audience.
Alan McKim, President & CEO of Clean Harbors, Donates $500k to NVNA and Hospice’s 100th Anniversary Grace Campaign
NORWELL, Mass. – (May 26, 2021) – Prominent Norwell-based executive, Alan McKim, President & CEO of Clean Harbors, the largest hazardous waste disposal company in North America, has gifted $500,000 to NVNA and Hospice’s 100th Anniversary Grace Campaign. The donation will cover costs of staying at the Pat Roche Hospice Home for patients and families facing financial limitations.
Under the leadership of Campaign Chair Jane Steinmetz, Managing Principal, Ernst & Young, Grace Campaign donations will establish a fund for the future that will build on the mission of the Pat Roche Hospice Home and further enhance the agency’s Palliative Care Division. With this generous donation, the campaign has $4.7 million to date, exceeding its original goal of raising $4.5 million.
Having experienced firsthand the unique services that the hospice home offers when his own mother spent time as a patient, McKim could think of no better way to honor her legacy.
“No family is turned away for financial reasons at the Pat Roche Hospice Home and that is an immensely important resource for the community,” remarked McKim. “My family and I are honored to support this mission.”
In gratitude for the donation, NVNA and Hospice will be naming one of the home’s patient floors after McKim’s mother, Barbara F. McKim.
“The NVNA and Hospice family is so inspired by the McKim family’s generosity,” said NVNA and Hospice CEO, Renee McInnes, RN. “Our hospice care offerings are expanding, and the McKim family is investing in our future.”
For more information or to make a donation, visit: NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund.
About NVNA and Hospice
NVNA and Hospice is an independent non-profit providing the full continuum of care – from home health and palliative, to hospice and private pay services (NVNA WORKS) – to patients and families in 27 communities on Massachusetts’ South Shore. It also owns and operates the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham. To learn more, visit www.nvna.org or call (781) 659-2342.
Kim MacKenzie for NVNA and Hospice
Get out, explore the South Shore, and eat!
EAT South Shore and Hello! South Shore are partnering this summer to help spread the word about all the fabulousness that our region has to offer - and, of course, how delicious it is! Have some fun this summer while eating out (or taking out) at our awesome member restaurants.
The rules are simple: