It's been the longest year ever so take a break, enjoy time with your family, and have one our regional restaurants provide your Thanksgiving dinner (or just the sides) this year!
Or, if you really want to cook, think about gifting a meal to someone who needs it.
See what our regional restaurants are offering this holiday!
Qtas, Inc. 71 years
Keohane Funeral Home 69 years
Alvin Hollis Co. 58 years
GT Reilly & Company CPAs 52 years
Curry Ace Paint & Hardware 44 years
Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, Inc. 41 years
Granite Lock Co., Inc. 30 years
White and White, P.C. 29 years
Anderson Fuel 27 years
Braintree Electric Light Department 27 years
Boston Higashi School, Inc. 26 years
Hub Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc. 26 years
Unicorn Realty 26 years
Taylor Forest Products, Inc. 25 years
Schlossberg LLC 24 years
Burke & Associates 23 years
Tiny & Sons Glass 23 years
3A Marine Service, Inc. 21 years
M & M Transport Services 20 years
Massachusetts Business Development Corporation 20 years
Fruit Center Inc. 19 years
TK Cleaning Services, Inc. 19 years
East Bridgewater Insurance Agency, Inc. 16 years
Harmon Golf 16 years
SEED Corporation (South Eastern Economic Development Corporation)16 years
Dennis & Associates, P.C. 15 years
Environmental Management Professionals, Inc. 15 years
Independence Insurance Agency, Inc. 15 years
Ryan Financial Services, LLC 14 years
Armstrong Fence Company Inc 10 years
R.H. Pike Insurance Agency, Inc. 10 years
1 - 9 Years
Kellem and Kellem LLP 9 years
Audi Norwell 8 years
Glastonbury Abbey 8 years
Interfaith Social Services 8 years
The Stratagem Group, LLC 8 years
Tullish & Clancy Real Estate, Inc. 8 years
Williamsburg Co., Inc. 8 years
Datalyst, LLC 7 years
Gordon Atlantic Insurance 7 years
WPLM - Today's Easy 99.1 7 years
TAG Global Systems, LLC 6 years
Weymouth Food Pantry 6 years
Beals and Thomas, Inc. 5 years
Fairway Independent Mortgage - Jeremy Devaney 5 years
Gerard Farm 5 years
North and South Rivers Watershed Association 5 years
Calpine Fore River Energy Center 4 years
Kerr Dental Associates PC 4 years
Schooley Mitchell of Cohasset 4 years
ConferenceDirect 3 years
Cray Physical Therapy & Associates - Braintree 3 years
Handyman Connection - South Shore 3 years
South Shore Autism Center 3 years
Wellspring Multi-Service Center 3 years
Hearing Healthcare Professionals, LLC 2 years
Morgan Marketing Solutions 2 years
South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. 2 years
VCA Roberts Animal Hospital 2 years
Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation 1 year
Neutrasafe Corporation 1 year
South Shore Home Life & Style 1 year
Whitman Hanson Community Access 1 year
Glad to have you with us!
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc.
EMD Serono, Inc.
Drohan Tocchio & Morgan, P.C.
Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association
The Arc of the South Shore
Clean Surface Deleading, Inc.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mass., Inc.
Phillips Candy House
South Shore Staffing
Partnering for Performance
Baystate Benefit Services, Inc.
Global Vision Advisors
Metis Psychological Associates, LLC
Black Rock Advertising/South Shore Magazine
Gem Gravure Company, Inc.
radius financial group inc.
Artie Media, LLC
Liz Boston Art Studio
SAJ Strategies, LLC
New York Life Insurance Company
Harper Auto Body
40 with Forman: A Conversation with Kathy Czerny, South Shore Conservatory and Zoe Bradford, The Company Theatre
Kathy Czerny, president of South Shore Conservatory and Zoe Bradford, Founder of The Company Theatre spoke to members about the impact of the pandemic on the arts on the South Shore.
Interestingly, both organizations were started by renting space in local churches over 50 and 40 years ago, respectively and have grown to serves thousands of residents each year and revered as cultural centers for the community. They have pivoted to some online programming, but long to be back in full swing as we all know nothing replaces the magical experience of music and live theatre in person.
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!
In a special effort to support our nearly 85 nonprofit organization members, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce has created a social campaign this Leap Year.
The Leap of Kindness Day project is an initiative created by chambers of commerce across the country. Here at the South Shore Chamber, we continually strive to stay on top of best practices and ways to benefit our own 1200 + members, so we’re asking our 4600 + Facebook Followers to try a #LeapofKindness by answering “What will you do with your extra day this year? Try a #LeapofKindness.”
The call to action is twofold. We are asking nonprofit organization members to post their needs so that regional communities and the Chamber’s social followers can help meet those needs. Items that are needed so far include everything from jams and jelly and hygiene products for local food pantries to “liking” social media to stay informed. The social media community can then review the requests and choose how or what to support.
The goal is to have the Kindness Campaign spread across the South Shore, including the Chamber’s Followers and Facebook Followers of individual member nonprofits, so together we can make an impact, not just in one day but hopefully beyond.
Laurie Maranian is Chair of the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Group of the South Shore Chamber, an industry group within the Chamber with a mission to collaborate, advocate for shared interests and promote the visibility of nonprofits. She is calling the #LeapofKindness initiative “a creative way to engage and hopefully discover new supporters,” adding, “we’re so grateful to the Chamber for taking the lead and leveraging their social presence to help us foster connections and tell our stories.”