"Do your best to share the best and most update facts. Listen to your staff, patients, clients and customers as to what they really need, and not what you think they need. "
Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.
Stay tuned for more sessions with the Chamber and region's key leadership.
We held our second Coffee Connections this week with a new group of faces from our amazing business community. Since we aren’t able to get together in person, the Chamber has adapted it’s Coffee Connections to be one hour COVID free (mostly) for our business community to connect, talk about how they are doing and sharing some suggestions on what to read, watch, listen and cope with this new (temporary) normal.
If you missed the first round of suggested reads, wellness strategies, books, podcasts, you can check them out here!
Now more than ever it is important to recognize those people on the South Shore that make a difference in the lives of others. Here’s your opportunity to show your gratitude.
Nominate your South Shore Hometown Hero today.
Nomination Period: April 3–April 16
Nominate a hometown hero in your life by uploading a photo of the hero/heroes and telling us in the caption why they deserve to be recognized. Neighbors, health care workers, teachers, grocers, restaurant owners...anyone going above and beyond.
Voting Period: April 17–April 28
Vote on whom you think is the most inspirational hometown champion for April! You may vote one time during this period.
Winner Announced: May 1 - Watch for it on our Social Media
In partnership with South Shore Home, Life & Style
Amid all this uncertainty, the South Shore business community has been a beacon of optimism and hope. This Tuesday, March 31st, a group of business leaders got together for our Chamber’s very first virtual Coffee Connections. While we are committed to providing resources and helping businesses navigate these uncharted waters, we also feel a responsibility to offer a temporary respite. And that’s exactly what we all got-- a one-hour break from all things COVID-19. It was a refreshing way to kick off the morning. The group of 15 shared some insights into some of their favorite books, tv shows, podcasts, media and wellness strategies. In the spirit of community and positivity, we’re passing these along to all of you – ENJOY!
TigerKing – this was a widely mentioned series
Ford vs. Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Toy Story 4
Podcasts & Other media
Mad Dogs & Englishmen with Charles Cooke & Kevin Williamson
John Krazinski’s new daily video “Some Good News” (15 minutes of smiling and laughter!)
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Same Kind of Different as Me by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent, and Ron Hall
Every Day I Fight: Making a Difference, Kicking Cancer's Ass by Larry Platt and Stuart Scott
The Killing Book Series by Bill O’Reilly
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
Becoming by Michelle Obama (audiobook – Michelle’s voice is very soothing!)
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery by Anne Farrow
Wellness Strategies and Practices
5-Minute Gratitude Journal – three things to be grateful for each morning (gratitude journaling got a few shout outs!)
Gratitude Jar – add something you’re grateful for weekly (or more) and read them at the end of the month/quarter/year
Walking, more walking & POWERwalking
Turning off the TV
Reaching out to a different friend each day to reconnect and keep connected
Virtual Happy Hours (with family and/or friends)
Eat together as a family for multiple meals
Going to bed early
Have other suggestions? Share them in the comments!