04/05 /17
Inside our April issue -
The Blue Economy & more!

Here in our community, the ocean plays a tremendous role. From marine tourism to fishing to underwater robotics, water drives much of our local economy. In this issue, read about recent efforts that have focused on harnessing the power of that connection to create true, sustainable economic
growth. Also in this issue, read about the husband-and-wife team leading Plymouth Rock Kitchens, learn from the experts in our Toolbox articles, and catch up on all the regional business news you need.
Read the full issue here. 
Employer confidence rises again in March
Massachusetts employer confidence inched higher during March amid a swirl of contradictory economic and political signals. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index increased 0.3 points to 62.4 last month, 5.9 points higher than its level of a year earlier and the highest reading since August 2004. The seventh consecutive monthly improvement reflected an increase in the U.S. Index of national business conditions, which has risen 9.1 points during the previous year, and a bullish overall view of current conditions. Read more here.   
The Future of Marketing - in photos!
At The Future of Marketing conference on March 23, attendees discovered
new techniques and tools from some of the most innovative minds in marketing today, and networked with fellow entrepreneurs. To see the photos from The Future of Marketing conference, click here: The Future of Marketing 2017   
Cape Cod Five pledges $250K to CCCC Nursing
and Allied Health Teaching Laboratory
The $3.7M renovation and expansion of Cape Cod Community College's Nursing and Allied Health Program Clinical Teaching Laboratory and Learning Center moved much closer to reality this afternoon after Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank President and CEO Dorothy A. Savarese announced a $250,000 five-year challenge grant to the project. Made through the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust, the funds must be matched to be received by the College, and Kathy McNamara, CCCC Educational Foundation Executive Director noted that the challenge has been accepted, and an aggressive fund-raising campaign is underway. Read more here. 

Commercial Banking: Building an outside team for your business

By Rob Reisner
It is very easy for business owners to get caught up in the day to day details of running a business and then not have time to step back and look at the big picture. Many business owners know that one of the keys to success is having a solid management team to oversee various divisions within their business. Read the full article here.
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