Fairing Way & Dwyer Home (56)
Work Inc. (54)
South Shore Stars (47)
Williams Energy (44)
Colliers International (42)
30 - 39 Years
Quincy Memorials, Inc. (39)
Herbert W. Raymond & Son, Realtors (38)
Hancock Electric Motor Sales & Service (36)
Agnitti Insurance Agency, Inc. (34)
Quint's House of Flowers (32)
10 - 20 Years
F.R. Mahony & Associates, Inc. (29)
Boston Textile Company, Inc. (25)
Campbell Properties (24)
In Sync Centre of the Arts Dance & Music Schools (20)
Pfautz Consulting Group (17)
Elite Envelope & Graphics, Inc. (16)
Partners Technology (16)
Framers Edge (12)
Brookline Transportation Co., Inc. (11)
Blue Hills Spring Water Co., Inc. (10)
1 - 9 Years
STV Incorporated (9)
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (8)
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (8)
Toll Brothers, Inc. (8)
United Way of Massachusetts Bay (8)
Cape & Plymouth Business (7)
Grow Associates, Inc. (7)
Derby Street Shops (6)
Tufts Medical Center (6)
BaneCare Management (5)
Pilgrim Skating Arena (5)
Spark Technologies LLC (5)
Turner Medical Group (5)
Arthur Murray Dance Center (4)
The Residences at Great Pond (4)
Bridgewater State University (1)
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!
Labor and Employment Alert: Unpacking the Federal Stimulus Package’s Direct Payments, Enhanced Unemployment Payments, and FFCRA Leave Extension
For a discussion of these and other legal issues, please visit our website at www.mhtl.com. To receive legal updates via e-mail, contact email@example.com.
There has been a great deal of discussion in the news lately about the latest Congressional stimulus package, which was ultimately signed by President Trump on Sunday, December 27, 2020, following his initial pushback. The stimulus package, officially known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Stimulus”), is a behemoth piece of legislation that consists of nearly 5,600 pages, covering a broad array of appropriation matters.
The Stimulus addresses elements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which were both signed into law in March 2020. The FFCRA provides paid sick leave and family leave entitlements while the CARES Act provides economic relief for both out-of-work employees and businesses that are shut down or have curtailed business operations as a result of COVID-19. Both laws contained sunset provisions with an end date of December 31, 2020. With COVID-19 still ever-present, the Stimulus addresses the continuation of certain elements of the FFCRA and the CARES Act, and also includes a variety of new spending provisions that are unrelated to COVID-19.
The purpose of this Client Alert is to identify the key employment-related elements of the Stimulus in order to better understand what impact it will have on your businesses and organizations.
$600 Direct Payments:
Burgin, Platner & Company, LLC (74)
Colonial Federal Savings Bank (74)
Electro Switch Corp. (71)
Granite City Electric Supply Co. (75)
Scott-Williams, Inc. (74)
Charles G. Jordan, Insurance Agency (51)
Lane, Lane & Kelly, LLP (50)
Mark E. Frano, CPA, P.C. (51)
Albert J. Marchionne Insurance Agency, Inc. (46)
Anderson Insulation, Inc. (44)
Anodyne Medical Services Corp. (42)
Aspire Health Alliance (42)
Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. (42)
Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Homes, Inc. (41)
Di Pesa & Company, CPAs (46)
Drohan Tocchio & Morgan, P.C. (40)
Frye, Blume & Carloni, Inc. dba Frye Agency - Insurance & Real Estate (42)
George Washington Toma TV & Appliance, Inc (47)
Key Realty (44)
M. Holland & Sons Construction, Inc. (40)
Mayflower Council - Boy Scouts of America (40)
Nankin Dental Assoc., Inc. (42)
Rockland Trust Company (47)
Schofield Properties, LLC (47)
Sullivan Tire Company, Inc. (46)
Super Shine Auto Wash Centers (41)
The Murphy Insurance Group (47)
Twinbrook Insurance Brokerage, Inc. (44)
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!
Thank you to our Senators and Representatives who approved the Housing Choice legislation as part of the larger $625 million economic development bill. The South Shore Chamber of Commerce was an early supporter of this proposal to promote more housing. By collaborating, advocating, and supporting housing initiatives on state and municipal levels, we see housing production as an economic development strategy that increases our region’s housing choices and improves our region's economic competitiveness.
The legislation encourages cities & towns to adopt zoning best practices related to housing development by a changing the threshold from a super-majority (66%) to a simple majority vote (51%) on 9 types of zoning reform. It does not mandate towns to make zoning changes, but gives them the tools to introduce new housing types and support local economic activity and growth.
Our South Shore 2030 vision is to create an environment for current and future businesses and our resident workforce to thrive. Housing is a major component in creating this environment and our Housing Initiative encourages more housing options that attract the next generation of workers and keep our population of retirees here in our region. This housing choice legislation helps to advance our goals of adding an additional 44,000 housing units to the region by 2030, a critical initiative in our larger South Shore 2030 economic development agenda.
“The state’s housing crunch is not just a Boston problem, but also a suburban problem. The legislation will help communities allow the type of housing in the right area that helps promote community stability and economic growth. We reached out to our legislative delegation this week to reiterate the importance of this piece of the bill for our housing initiative and encouraged by their action,” said Peter Forman, President & CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.
News coverage from Patriot Ledger:
Video below: Launch of Housing Choice Initiative (December 2017) featuring comments from Chamber President & CEO, Peter Forman.
The Small Business Administration recognizes December as National Write a Business Plan Month.
The pandemic is impacting small businesses across America, so now is a good reminder to review your business plan and make any necessary adjustments. The SBA offers a step-by-step approach to writing or updating your business plan whether it's a Traditional Plan or a Lean Startup Plan. For all the details visit the SBA's link and get started today. http://ow.ly/zjlV50Cqyxg
Chamber Director’s Partner, blumshapiro is the 2020 Underwriter for the NPO Group.
The NPO Group is a mission-driven group for Nonprofit professionals to provide a way to come together, collaborate, and to share common challenges and best practices.
blumshapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax, and business advisory firm based in New England. The NPO Group invited them to present a one-hour virtual education on trending hot topics and how they apply to non-profits specifically.
Topics covered in this recording include: Internal Finance Controls in a Remote Environment; Cybersecurity, and Attracting & Retaining Talent. They covered these subjects at a high level, need-to-know "punch list" like a best practice format. An open Q&A forum follow the conclusion of this very informative webinar.
Now, more than, ever it is important to shop at our local retailers and restaurants for your holiday gift giving! We've compiled a list of businesses who are offering specials this upcoming weekend or throughout the holiday season.
Bookmark this page as it will be updated as we receive more information!
South Shore Chamber update on MBTA proposed service cuts
The MBTA proposed a series of transit cuts earlier this month in an attempt to answer some budget shortfalls due to a decrease in revenue and ridership. These proposed cuts affect Ferry Service in Hingham & Hull, as well as some bus and commuter rail service in the region.
The proposed MBTA service cuts could impact far more people and interests than simply the individual riders of ferries, buses, and trains. Some of the proposals threaten the region’s economic future. Municipalities, developers, businesses, and homeowners have planned, invested, or located around long-term transit assets.
The South Shore Chamber of Commerce has been engaged in dozens of public and private discussions with state and local officials as well as residents and businesses. The Chamber recognizes the financial pressure on the MBTA during the COVID-19 slowdown when people have been asked to stay at home. However, we are also looking to the recovery. We are concerned that deep cuts or elimination of services during a slowdown may mean no services during the recovery. Mass-transit services are not easily reinstated once capital and personnel changes are made.
The Chamber has submitted a formal statement to the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board. The FMCB will be making their decisions in the next few weeks.
Chamber's advocacy efforts
On November 17th, organized and led meeting with Joe Aiello, Fiscal and Management Control Board Chair for the MBTA with 50 + regional leaders, stakeholders, local officials.
Submission of an official letter to MBTA outlining concerns. See link to full letter.
Creation of member sign-on letter. Chamber members can support our position and express concern by reading and signing the letter via the link provided.