Baker seeks $259 Mil to replenish underfunded accounts
Gov. Charlie Baker warned lawmakers last summer that they shouldn't override his budget vetoes because their annual budget failed to adequately fund some major spending needs. Lawmakers went ahead and speedily reversed $231 million in spending vetoes. And on Friday, Baker went back to the General Court with a bill outlining the damage associated with underfunded accounts: about $259 million. Read more here. 
Cape Symphony extends contract for conductor Jung-Ho Pak
Cape Symphony has announced that it has reached an agreement with Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak to extend his contract for five years. Pak joined the Cape Symphony in 2007 and is responsible for developing the annual artistic program and leading the orchestra. Read more here. 
Future of Marketing 17 Registration open for The Future
of Marketing Conference
Covering topics ranging from using video to bolster your brand to mobile strategies that really work, the educational sessions at The Future of Marketing on March 23 promise to offer practical strategic information for businesses to improve their marketing efforts. As with the keynotes, the sessions will be led by some of the most innovative minds in marketing today. 
Learn more and register for The Future of Marketing here. 

CapeMade Field Guide seeks makers, growers and crafters for its third edition

LoveLiveLocal is planning the third edition of the CapeMade Field Guide, their print and online handbook to local makers, craftspeople, growers ... and the businesses that support them. The Field Guide features ads from Cape-owned and operated businesses, as well as affordable listings for local makers. With a clear map and editorial content curated by LoveLiveLocal's editors, the Field Guide serves as an awesome resource for locals and visitors alike. The deadline to be included is approaching (March 18), so find out more here and email Amanda, Kate and Jen at hello@lovelivelocal.com.  

40 Under 40 Awards Nominations are now open for our 2017 40 Under 40 Awards
The nomination period for the 2017 Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Awards is now open. The awards honor distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40. This program spotlights the region's top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. Click here for the criteria and nomination form. 

Accounting: Working effectively with your accountant

By Gregory Short, CPA
My experiences as a controller, outside CPA and member of a family running a small business have taught me how to be as effective as possible in exchanges between the owner and their strongest financial ally: their accountant.
Read the full article here.

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