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:
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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:
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4 Pond Park at South Shore Park- Hingham’s Newest Corporate Headquarters Opportunity
Core & Shell Renovations Complete
Boston, MA and Hingham, MA – A.W. Perry, a relationship-driven real estate investment and services firm with offices in Boston and Hingham, MA is pleased to announce that core and shell renovations to reposition 4 Pond Park are complete. Vantage Builders was the general contractor and Larocque Architecture and Planning was the architect on the this project.
Built in 1980, 4 Pond Park is a 28,841 SF, three-story office building conveniently located off Route 3 Exit 15 close to the Derby Street Shoppes, with abundant nearby amenities, including retail, restaurants and daycare. The building is situated adjacent to the new medical facility at 2 Pond Park close to the entrance of South Shore Park. The core and shell renovations include a new exterior envelope, new restrooms and building systems and the site has been greatly improved by new landscaping and exterior parking lot lighting.
“4 Pond Park is an attractive Class A Office option for professional office firms looking to establish a Hingham corporate headquarters location.” said Kerri Gallaway, Portfolio Asset Manager at A.W. Perry. “It’s perfect for
a company that is looking to put their own “signature” stamp on and design brand-new office space that suits their needs.”
The building’s saw tooth architecture provides an opportunity for creative and flexible office layouts from open office to private office layouts as well as the opportunity to design interior building amenity areas for employees on the lower level.
For more information on Leasing Opportunities at 4 Pond Park Hingham, MA and other A.W. Perry properties, please contact Jon Gifford or Tyler Hilson at Perry CRE 617-542-1442
or visit: www.perrycre.com and follow us on Twitter @Perry_Cre.
About A.W. Perry: Established in 1884, A.W. Perry is a relationship-driven real estate investment and services firm, providing business homes to tenants and commercial development clients and creating high-quality projects that respond to the needs in our communities. Under the direction of the family’s fifth generation, the company is known for creating and nurturing long-standing relationships. The Perry team takes pride in its properties and strives to deliver a high level of service and value to its tenants and clients. An established leader in the industry, A.W. Perry is an award-winning property management firm and an experienced developer and investor. For more information, please visit www.awperry.com and follow us on Twitter @AWPerryBoston.
By Caroline Quinn, Founder & Chief Marketing Strategist, Quinnovative Marketing
Whether you’re starting a new business or you have an existing one, you need marketing to keep it top of mind with your customers and prospects. But with everything you have to deal with as a business owner, just the thought of creating a marketing plan can feel overwhelming. Many business owners I’ve met tend to fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to marketing, trying random things and wondering why nothing seems to work.
So where do you begin?
What should you focus on?
How will you know that your marketing is actually working?
This guide will walk you through the process of creating a strategic marketing plan that’s designed to achieve your goals and help your business grow.
Will it take time to put this together? Yes. It’s important to take the time to really think this through on the front-end. When you do, the reward will be a focused plan that takes the guesswork out of what you should be doing with your marketing. And going forward, you’ll just need to update your plan rather than doing the whole thing over again.
One thing to keep in mind: a good marketing plan is designed to be flexible. Things can change and new opportunities can come up that you weren’t expecting. It’s ok to make adjustments as you go along, as long as they support your goals
This marketing plan guide has 5 sections:
Let’s go over each one.
Atlantic Mechanical is currently working on a diverse array of projects such as a new Roche Bros supermarket, Trade Roots Laboratories, and a new SpOt bakery.
We have been working closely with our friends in the hospitality industry to assist our restaurant partners with getting back to “business as usual”, or “normal business operations” as soon as possible. We have worked diligently with this industry to help the restaurateurs that were open during these most difficult times while now re-opening those businesses who had been shut down.
One area that has not suffered as bad as some others are our local breweries. We have been working with area business owners to expand their businesses by adding and upgrading refrigeration and HVAC capacities, along with custom maintenance plans that keep their equipment running at peak efficiency while extending their useful life and identifying issues before they become expensive problems. Our maintenance programs are tailored to each facility and are a proven investment.
Within a year’s time, under unprecedented circumstances, Gratta Property Management was also able to construct, build, and complete a brand new 42-unit apartment complex, combined with an underground garage and a new café, Fuel America, situated on the ground floor, in the district’s bustling Weymouth Landing. As Gratta Property Management is also the Owner of Atlantic Mechanical, Atlantic installed all the state-of-the-art HVAC systems incorporated into the interior of this fabulous building.
As spring arrives and the building is now almost 100% occupied, this project is bound to be a welcomed addition to the Landing’s history.
A satellite refrigeration compressor station for a major grocer on the South Shore was completely designed, fabricated, and installed by craftsmen from Atlantic Mechanical. The handsome control panel was fabricated in our shop and the custom mounting framework was built on-site. Prior to this installation there was a problem with the existing compressors where they could fail under certain high demand conditions and this new station has added capacity and redundancy to the system and greatly reduced the risk of failure.
With Atlantic Mechanical, you will find a complete service and installation provider with the goal of maintaining lasting relationships long after the completion of any project. With Atlantic Mechanical, you will acquire an experienced business partner, not just a vendor.
We are tomorrow’s solutions for today’s environment.
Whether it’s complicated, state of the art systems or multi-unit residential, Atlantic Mechanical leads the market in expedience, cost, and expertise.
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