Thank you to Rockland Trust for their continued support of South Shore 2030 and the Housing Initiative.
Welcome new members, The Cabinetry and Old Colony Elder Services!
We released our 2020 Recap for South Shore 2030 this week. Download it here!
Welcome to our newest Executive Committee members, Rich Fernandez, BID-Milton and Bonnie Simmons, Citrin Cooperman.
Did you miss these blogs?
- Zoning Reform Passes in the Legislature
- Happy Chamberversaries!
- Guest Blog from Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP: Unpacking the Federal Stimulus Package’s Direct Payments
We're happy to announce these early supporters of our 2021 programming - 3Mentor Advisory, Brigham Health, Hollywood Agency, and MountainOne Bank. Don't miss the opportunity to become a sponsor or underwriter this year! Read more about offerings here!
1/20 Housing on the South Shore: Water/Wastewater Capacity
1/29 NPO Annual Meeting (for Non-Profit members only)
2/05 Kitchen Spotlight with Chef Greg Jordan, The Quarry Restaurant
Did you see this week's Front Doors featured on our social media? SSCC members - send us your front door!
We're pleased to announce Eastern Bank as our newest South Shore 2030 funder and Mission Partner.
Thank you Bay Copy, Campanelli, Curry College, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey, & Lehane, LLP, Perry CRE, and Rockland Trust for their continued support of the Partnership program.
Welcome new members Alden Ash Consulting, LLC, My Brother's Keeper, Pop-A-Lock Locksmith of Southeastern MA, Production Resources, Seacoast United Sports Club, and Swell Marketing Group!
Welcome to our newest Board of Directors: Jack Connell, Eastern Nazarene College; Nancy Curry, Envision Bank; Brian Renstrom, CLA; and Frank Zona, Zona.
You will soon hear from our two newest Ambassadors: Mary Ann Blackmur of Brigham Health and Damion Outar of JCO Groups of Services.
We want to welcome the new leadership at the following organizations: Dr. Allen L. Smith, President, South Shore Health; Robert Cinnante, President, South Shore Conservatory; and Steven Telesmanick, CEO, School on Wheels of Massachusetts.
Don't miss these upcoming events!
Have you seen our Virtual Event Sponsorships & Committee Underwriter opportunities?
REMEMBER: Send us your front door to be featured in our #FrontDoorFriday posts!
Check out our Year in Review video below!
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)
Welcome, AAA Notheast, Joyce Consulting Group P.C., PozerskiHatch & Company, and Symbiotic Growth Advisors LLC!
Thank you to Harbor Medical Associates, P.C. for their continued support of the Partnership program.
We had a terrific time during our Cohasset Frozen Stroll on Wednesday. A recap & photos can be found here!
10 jobs were posted to our Job Board this week! If you have positions to be filled, be sure to utilize this free member benefit!
Have you seen our Facebook social impact campaign, #LeapOfKindnessDay, to support our NPO Group members. What will YOU do with your extra day?
HAPPY CHAMBERVERSARY to:
Absolute Delivery (10 years)
Barrett Restaurant Group (45 years)
Comcast Business (16 years)
Dave & Buster’s (8 years)
DeLuze Collision Center, Inc. (17 years)
Triangle Inc. (2 years)
2/27 HR Networking @ Players, Rockland
3/5 South of Boston Summit with NEREJ @ The Lantana, Randolph
3/11 Navigating the Chamber @ South Shore Chamber
3/25 Hingham PizzaPalooza @ Hingham High School
3/26 HR Roundtables @ Linden Ponds, Hingham
3/26 Business After Hours with South Shore Young Professionals @ The Tinker's Son, Norwell
Welcome, Crossroads, Glow Beauty Boutique, and Northwestern Mutual!
Thank you to Rockland Trust, O’Connor & Drew PC, National Fire Protection Association, and South Shore YMCA for their continued support of the Partnership program.
We held our first Coffee Connections of the year at NVNA and Hospice last week. NVNA will be celebrating their 100th anniversary this year!
Leadership South Shore Alumni Event at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke. A mixed group of 40 from the alumni and current cohorts got together to network and share best practices around leadership qualities and ways to navigate challenging situations.
Check out our Facebook social impact campaign , #LeapOfKindnessDay, to support our NPO Group members. What will YOU do with your extra day?
Peter caught up with Congressman Lynch this week and they are working on a convenient time for him to address the Chamber.
The Chamber’s Housing Committee had our first meeting for 2020 at The Watson in Quincy. Thanks to NeighborWorks Housing Solutions for hosting and to our committed volunteer group of experts for helping us to move our Housing Initiative forward.
Peter was in DC over the weekend through Tuesday for some meetings with the U.S. Chamber. He had a chance to visit the National Museum of African American History. Timing was nice as he just finished The Warmth of Other Suns about the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North from the World War 1 era up to the 1970’s. He recommends both. If you go to the museum though give yourself several hours – there is a lot to see and read.
Courtney attended a lunch in Boston’s Seaport with new Massport CEO, Lisa Wieland. She talked about the importance of connecting with the business community and provided some updates on existing projects and the authority’s strategic initiatives moving forward. Did you know that if you take the water taxi (think Hull or Hingham) to the aiport, you can get a “ticket to skip” to the front of the security line at Logan? Check it out!
Hull is moving forward with a development strategy around the DCR Park and Carousel. Peter attended a meeting of the Board of Selectman and various local committees to hear a presentation on the plan. It is a solid plan that makes sense. He’ll be posting some more information on the website next week.
Leadership South Shore Class of 2020 attended Economic Development Day on Tuesday, January 28. First stop was hosted by Conway Country in Norwell. Rich Beal, CEO of A.W. Perry gave a presentation update on commercial and housing. New owners of the Plymouth & Brockton Bus line, Win Sargent and John Cogliano, provided an update on their plans to innovate and growth the P&B Bus routes. Current cohort members gave updates from their perspective development roles including Lisa Berardinelli from Hanover Crossing/PREP, Curtis Webb from Bristol Bros. Development, Patrick Brady from Cornerstone Realty Capital, Bill Kingdon from Ellis Realty, and Tom Osuch from South Shore Bank. Second stop took the 25-person cohort to Rock Solid Tops fabrication and design showroom in Pembroke. Final stop of the day was a bus tour led by Rich Beal of Union Point in South Weymouth.
Welcome new members Brookdale Quincy Bay, Bridgewater State University, and PiNZ Kingston!
Peter had a chance to sit down with some relatively new leaders on the South Shore. Dr. Lily Hsu, the new President of Labouré College in Milton who also had a chance to meet our Board. Dr. Joe Froliks is leading New England Quality Care Alliance in Braintree. While at the NPO Group meeting I had a chance to meet Michael Rodrigues the new President of New England Village and look forward to sitting down with him in a few weeks.
He also joined our Economic Development Chair, Rich Beal of A.W. Perry at a forum with the Secretary of Transportation to hear some of the progress and challenges around transportation. Our own Transportation Advisory Group will be launched soon.
Peter will be in Washington next week for some meetings but back in time for our Economic Forecast 7:44 breakfast on Thursday.
NPO Group Annual Meeting on Tuesday at Harmon Golf…about 40 attendees representing 27 organizations! New slate of Officers, Chair Laurie Maranian (Cardinal Cushing Centers); Vice Chair Christine Buckley (Brain Aneurysm Foundation), Secretary Mary Tiernan (May Institute).
Eight new members attended the member orientation, Navigating the Chamber, on Thursday. Next Navigating the Chamber is March 11.
Three winners of the EAT South Shore gift cards are Whitney Knight, Brian Murray, and Martine Taylor! Thank you to all for completing our 2020 Membership Programming Survey!
Speaking of EAT South Shore, the advisory team met to talk about events for this year. We have some fun, different things in the works (as well as the last Hogtoberfest – October 1st!) Our first event will be the Cohasset Frozen Stroll. We will stop by Red Lion Inn, Lenny’s Hideaway, and Bia Bistro! Limited spots available.
We had a special visitor in the office - Courtney's baby, Elle!