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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Ellis Realty Advisors an Interview with Dave Ellis
Founder and Managing Partner, Dave Ellis, sat down for a quick Q&A on the eve of the Ellis Realty Advisors 3-year business anniversary. He provided insight into launching the company, building a team, the strengths of the South Shore, and the benefits of being a member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Q - What surprised you the most in your first three years?
I’d say how excited I was, and how excited other people were about the launch of Ellis Realty Advisors. I didn’t know what kind of reception we would get, from the market, different brokers, peers, clients. When we launched I had some reservations. Did I make the right decision? Does this make sense? But as I started to hear people’s excitement, I was very encouraged.
Q - Every company has a 5 year plan, and we’re just about in the middle of E.R.A’s 5 year plan, what are you looking to accomplish next?
I think it’s a balancing act, we want to grow in all directions, expand our different business lines that support our brokerage, and expand on our team’s strengths. But we also want to continue building relationships within our community, and adding value to the communities we live and work in. I want to continue building relationships with non-profits, and other organizations that are striving to do good in the world.
Company culture is also a focus. I’ll never tell you I know everything about something, I’m always trying to learn and educate myself on different things, and that’s the culture I hope to foster within the company, one that supports learning and growth.
Q - What do you focus on when building a team of agents?
The way I view building a team is similar to building a team in sports or other organizations that foster teamwork. I think it starts with a little bit of competition, we are in a competitive industry after all. I want agents that genuinely want to be the best they can be, and believe they can do better than the competition, but that’s not everything. They also need to have respect for each other, and collaborate. One person isn’t going to take the ball and score on their own, everyone is going to rely on each other.
You also have to have good communication with your team to maintain that, offering praise and constructive feedback when you need to. It goes back to that learning mentality, if you’re a team of know-it alls, you’re not going to grow and solve the problems you’ll collectively face.
Q - What advice would you give to other businesses that are looking to ramp up?
I think the best way I found to grow was relying on advisors to help steer me in the right direction. Getting advice from people who have the experience helped me confidently make certain decisions, and take certain actions that I otherwise might not have thought of. Whether it’s from a CPA, an attorney, a business coach, a life coach, commercial real estate broker, you name it, you should always be asking how we can do better. And once you have gotten better, I’ve found that you don’t stop asking yourself that question.
Q - How has being a South Shore Chamber of Commerce member helped with your business?
Relationships and economic development. It’s a fantastic medium to find like-minded professionals, which is always important. Especially as a business that’s tied to economic development, and tied to what’s going on in the communities around us. It’s also a great sounding board for various initiatives taken by the people in the community. I credit a lot of my success and growth as a business owner to the South Shore Chamber because I was able to make really strong connections and friendships through the chamber.
Ellis Realty Advisors is a leading provider of real estate services on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Ellis Realty’s team consists of multi-disciplined commercial real estate professionals specializing in a range of services for tenants, owners, investors and developers.
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!
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!
Welcome new members: Sourcenet Investment Services, LLC and RND Consultants, Inc.
Thank you to Eastern Bank, NVNA and Hospice, and MountainOne Bank for their continued support of the Partnership program.
We have a lot of great events coming up! Be sure to check out the calendar for more details.
We've made it easier for you to find our affiliate's calendars - now located at the top of our calendar page!
We recently launched our $500 networking event sponsorships. These are industry exclusive, year-long marketing opportunities for six different events! Your choice of Business After Hours (5 events); Coffee Connections (5 events); Navigating the Chamber (5 events); In Our Backyard (2 events); the hobnob (2 events); and Chef Collaboration Dinner (1 event). Email us to secure your sponsorship!
Happy Chamberversary to:
Verizon (74 years)
Beth Israel Deaconness - Milton (36 years)
Eastern Bank (27 years)
Massasoit Community College (26 years)
Boston Marriott Quincy (20 years)
Systems Support Corp. (11 years)
Linden Ponds (9 years)
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (8 years)
Prime Motor Group (8 years)
Northeast Insurance Solutions (7 years)
Tracey Environmental (6 years)
Triangle, Inc. (2 years)
Launch Media (1 year)
"It was fun! Very successful!!"
"I had an awesome time and met some great people as well!"
"I really enjoyed it and loved the event!"
"I had a great time at the Frozen Stroll. I can see it growing every year."
Last night, 25 South Shore Chamber members visited three of our EAT South Shore participants located in Cohasset. The generosity of bia bistro, Lenny's Hideaway, and Red Lion Inn was truly wonderful and guests were able to enjoy food, drink, and great conversation as we spent about 30 minutes at each location.
Dr. Mark Melnick of The Donahue Institute spoke at our Economic Outlook breakfast co-sponsored with Envision Bank. We are pleased to share his presentation which included some nice comparisons on how the South Shore stacks up with the rest of the state on key economic factors. It validated some of our work on South Shore 2030 to make the region economically stronger. We were particularly impressed with three slides:
South Shore Chamber of Commerce and EAT South Shore to host Oct. 3rd “Hogtoberfest 2: Battle of the BBQ”; seven chefs to vie for “best pit master” title
Final details are now in the works for Thursday, October 3rd when the South Shore Chamber of Commerce (www.southshorechamber.org) and EAT South Shore (www.eatsouthshore.com) will host “Hogtoberfest 2: Battle of the BBQ” at the South Shore Country Club, 274 South Street in Hingham.
The second annual outdoor event, slated from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. will feature local chefs BBQing in friendly competition, battling it out to be named the best pit master. The competitors will roast whole pigs or proteins of their choice in their own unique styles in a quest for the Blue Ribbon. Local restaurants will provide side dishes and regional craft breweries will also be on hand, offering samples of their wares.
The event is open to the public, ages 21+. All attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite BBQ.
Participating chefs include those from Alma Nove, The Greenside Grille, Lucca South Shore, Players Sports Bar, The Quarry, Sarcastic Swine BBQ & Catering and Trident Galley & Raw Bar. Beverages will be provided by Stellwagen Beer Co., Shakesbeer Beverages, Downeast Cider, Ohza Mimosas and Second Wind Brewing Co. Side dishes will be courtesy of 110 Grill Braintree, Clandestine Kitchen, Lucca South Shore, Jac’s Café and Wahlburgers.
Advance Individual tickets at $50 per person and group tickets for parties of six at $250 are now available; ticket price includes samplings of BBQ, side dishes and beverages. Please visit www.southshorechamber.org for purchase information. Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the event for $60 per person (cash only).
Event shirts will be available for $20 and a portion of the proceeds will go toward an EAT South Shore scholarship for a local culinary arts student. A goal of 200 shirts sold will guarantee a $1,000 scholarship.
Get your tickets now for what promises to be one of the best – and best tasting – evenings of the season. When chefs do battle, we all win!
AW Perry and ROVA (a rush delivery platform) are the Blue Ribbon sponsors of Hogtoberfest 2; Red Ribbon sponsors include Datalyst, NVNA and Hospice, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner and UPPAbaby. White Ribbon Sponsors: Acella Construction, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union, Marr Crane & Rigging Co., Partners Technology, Phifer Pinkham, LLC, Schofield Properties, LLC, South Shore Therapies, Inc., Valvoline Instant Oil Change.