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.