Business News Update
 August 16, 2016 
mid-month edition
In This Issue
Welcome New Members
Joint Business After Hours
Save the Dates
Bits 'n Pieces
Red Maple Swamp Trail
H-2B Workshop/Seminar
And the Band Played On...
Disposing Hazardous Products
Member News
Major Sponsors
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Welcome New Members   

Business After Hours   
Outer Cape Chambers Joint Networking Event
Truro Vineyards
September 7
The four Outer Cape Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Cape Cod Chamber invite you to attend a Joint 'Members Only' Networking and Social gathering at Truro Vineyards.
Over-the-Top Appetizers
Host Door Prize Valued at $100 

Pre-Registration Required 
Visitor Info Booth  
Our experienced staff personally interacts with all visitors to the Info Booth. As a member of the Eastham Chamber of Commerce -  MAKE US WORK FOR YOU - we can represent your business through a variety of marketing materials (your booklets, brochures, rack cards), promotional support and advertising opportunities, as well as verbally providing recommendations and referrals.
It's such a short season, don't miss this chance to maximize your impact on our Visitor market-base. Let our "know-how" pay off for YOU !!!
Your staff is ready and eager -
John, Linda, Patti, Donna and Vicky  
2016 Guidebooks 
2016 Eastham Guidebook & Directory
Hannon Distribution will again deliver the books to your lobby racks. To replenish your supply of guidebooks this year contact the chamber office (508) 240-7211 or
Save the Date
Save the Date
September 7Outer Cape Chambers Joint Networking Event - Truro Vineyards 
September 29 Eastham Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet - Captains Golf Course and Elks Lodge 2572
October 6 Main Street Block Party - Main Street Mercantile
November 17 Lower Cape Chambers Joint Networking Event - Wequassett Inn & Resort
November 19 Eastham Turnip Festival
November 25 - December 31 Eastham Holiday Celebrations
November 26 Small Business Saturday
December 3 Eastham Holiday Festival - Gift Barn & Elks Lodge
December 3 Carols on the Green - Windmill Green
January 11 Eastham Networking Event - Seamen's Bank
February 9 Brown Bag Auction - Elk's Lodge
March 11 Eastham & Orleans Networking Event - oldCape Sotheby's International Realty
April 8 Lower Cape Home & Garden EXPO - Cape Cod Tech
May 4 Annual Business Meeting & Breakfast - Four Points Sheraton-Eastham 
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Jim's Notes
Hold on, you're rounding the corner and coming into the home stretch leading up to Labor Day. However, the season is hardly over as we are still looking forward to a busy September and October.

Meanwhile, I'm planning some great events following Labor Day that you won't want to miss; the Outer Cape Chambers Gala at Truro Vineyards on September 7, the Eastham Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet on September 29; and then the Main Street Block Party on October 6. Register for all of them. You've worked hard and deserve the reward.
Jim Russo
Executive Director
Bit's 'n Pieces
Nauset Light Preservation Society is holding a contest to guess how many Party size (14oz) bags of Cape Cod Potato Chips it will take to fill Nauset Light. MORE>>> 

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Cape Cod National Seashore's Bicycle Safety Committee will host the 6th annual "Bicycle Safety at the Seashore" event on Fri, Aug 5. MORE>>> Cape Cod National Seashore will host a program about white shark research off the coast of Cape Cod presented by biologist Dr. Greg Skomal. MORE>>>

hsa Health Services Administrators issues that for those of you that could be effected by the Cadillac Tax on your health insurance plan please read the attached UPDATE>>> 

Outermost Toast is the Lower Cape chapter of Toastmasters International. The public is invited to attend their meeting on the first & third Monday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30PM at Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. MORE>>> 

SCORE of Cape Cod SCORE is offering you an invaluable opportunity, Individual Business Mentoring with SCORE counselors right here at CDP in Eastham. Appointment Required. MORE>>> 

epl Eastham Public Library despite its temporary quarters continues its tradition of offering a very ambitious year round calendar of events with a full gamut of media styles, for every age group. CALENDAR>>> 

Eastham Senior Center is a steady resource of magnificent cultural, educational and social programs available to everyone. With so much scheduled, you will easily find something that is of interest to you.
COA Schedule Jul & Aug>>>

Eastham Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet
Philanthropy is a great way of giving back. It's also a way of paying forward. Whichever you believe, it cannot happen without you.
On September 29 the Eastham Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet. It is our single philanthropic fundraising event of the year and we need your help to continue its success. It's also so much fun that once you experience the camaraderie that this event generates you will be back every year.
Every aspect of this event, from the greens fees and dinner, to the sponsors and raffles helps several great causes that the Eastham Chamber embraces:
Betty Fleming Nursing Scholarship
Entering Freshmen and Undergraduate College Scholarships
Tradesman Toolship
Neighbors in Need
Community Events & Community Support
Click the link for DETAILS>>>

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PRINTABLE POSTER to display in your business
Tourism Marketing Overview: April-June 2016
The Cape Cod Chamber works 12 months a year to promote Cape Cod as the destination of choice for travelers!  We are launching this quarterly e-newsletter to give you an update on our marketing strategies and tactics, and their results.  This report covers April through June, and shows a strong response to our advertising and promotions, with especially strong results from our search remarketing! MORE>>>
H-2B Seminar
The Cape Cod Chamber will again present the annual H-2B seminar on September 8th to help employers navigate the H-2B process and prepare for 2017. Representatives from Tocci & Lee, Peak Season Workforce and Antioch Associates will review the basic process, explore the 2015 regulations again, and review "lessons learned" from FY2016. Further, representatives from Congressman Keating's office will be present as well to provide us with a legislative update. REGISTER>>>
Monday Concerts on the Green
The Summer Concert Series on Windmill Green continues to delight young and old with an eclectic montage to suit all musical tastes. Visitors and residents will enjoy a perfect assortment of free live music performed by our talented local musicians.

Toss a chair or blanket in the car, pack a picnic basket and join your family and friends for some toe-tapping entertainment. Eastham Windmill Green at the Bandstand Sponsored by the Eastham Visitor Service Board. Samoset Road at Route 6. Monday Evenings 7 - 8 PM. FREE! Printable Schedule>>>
Household Hazardous Products
hazardous waste
The Eastham-Orleans Household Hazardous Products Collections are a cooperative effort of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans, funded in part by Barnstable County. This opportunity is FREE for Eastham and Orleans residents and taxpayers.
Small businesses can rid of their waste locally and receive a bill of lading that is legal and acceptable to MA DEP and their local board of health, paying only county-bid pricing, which is generally $3/gallon and with no stop fees (usually $450+). Contact Kalliope Erin Egloff, Environmental Specialist: (508) 375-6699 or Cell (774) 487-8802
When: Saturday, September 17th Time: 9:00 AM to NOON
Where: Orleans Highway Garage, Bay Ridge Lane, off Route 6A.
Questions: Eastham Health Dept. (508) 240-5907 x 229
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Click this link and start saving now!  
Member News
Cape Cod Dog Cape Cod Dog is having a Tent Sale with unbelievable discounts on some of your pets' favorite items on Aug 19 & 20. MORE>>>

Chequessett Yacht & Country Club will hold a Family Day & Parent/Child Golf Outing that is open to the public on Sun, Aug 21. RSVP by Aug 18 at

CDP logoCommunity Development Partnership (CDP) will wrap up summer with local farmers and shellfishermen at their 3rd Annual Summer Evening on the Farm

Elks Lodge will hold Huge Yard Sale for two days, Sept 3rd and 4th. 10 McKoy Rd, Eastham

Crown & Anchor present singing sensation, Levi Kreis on Aug 16& 17. TICKET INFO>>>

Chocolate Café owner, Elaine Gremila has raised over $310,000 when she finished riding in her 23rd Pan Mass Challenge Race.

Helping Our Women Helping Our Women (HOW) asks that you donate or support a swimmer in their biggest fundraiser of the year, Swim for Life on Sep 10. MORE>>>

Captains Golf Course will again be offering Off-Season Memberships for the period Sep 1 thru Mar 31. MORE>>>  

Saint Aubin Garden Center will hold a customer appreciation event with 25% off everything including Forsythia Gifts Aug 19 & 20. MORE>>>

Nauset Disposal's marketing & communications manager, Kara Boulé, presented a recycling program to preschool aged classes at The Children's Workshop in South Dennis to help educate the children on recycling. MORE>>>

Local Break Local Break and the knack were both included in CapeCodOnline's choi ce of the  Top 10 Burgers to be found on Cape Cod. Congratulations to both businesses for their consistant ability to excel.

Seamen's Bank recently announced the appointment of two new Trustees, Kristen Roberts of Truro Vineyards and Chris King of Cape Tip Seafoods. MORE>>>

Cape Rep Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Hairspray; based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters. MORE>>>

Bob Sheldon at RE/MAX Spectrum shares his report on the Eastham real estate market from his current newsletter. MORE>>>

Jorie Fleming, Realtor at William Raveis Real Estate Company shares May's real estate market overview for Eastham. MORE>>>

Elks Lodge has a great and very affordable Cookout at the Pavilion every Wednesday night in July and August, 5PM - 7PM. Public Welcome. 10 McKoy Road. Annual two-day Yard Sale will be held on Sept 3rd and 4th. 

Henry Beston Society | Don Wilding will present the highly-acclaimed "Henry Beston's Cape Cod" talk and rough-cut film screening program every Thursday through Sept 1, 7PM at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum, 25 Schoolhouse Road.

Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore presents a full season of free activities every summer through Labor Day, from exciting concerts to riveting lectures for the entire family. MORE>>>    
Business Builder Programs
Business Builder programs are designed and administered by key industry specialists to keep your business up to date on programs that are vital to its strength and success. Each dollar that you expend on education reaps many dollars in profit.
The following are links to programs that are available to you locally. The Business Builder programs give entrepreneurs and employees alike the opportunity to acquire new skills, earn certifications, brush up on technology, improve business practices, or start a new business.
  Community Development Partnership
    SCORE of Cape Cod
  SCORE Cape Cod Online Workshops
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I hope that you enjoyed this edition of the Eastham Chamber's Business News Update. If you want to share your likes and dislikes please feel free to contact me at any time.
Jim Russo, Executive Director
Eastham Chamber of Commerce
(508) 240-7211

Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote and encourage the spirit of fair trade and good business through the sponsorship of activities and programs designed to benefit the commercial, cultural, and civic welfare of the people of the Town of Eastham and vicinity.
Officers and Directors
President, Darin Krum, Eastham ACE Hardware
Vice President, Katrina Boucher, The Cape Cod Dog
Treasurer, Trina Brown, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings
  Secretary, Michael White, Cape Computer Advisors
 Past President, Desiree Cole, COLEwebdev

Jim Russo, Executive Director
Elizabeth Aldred, Cape Cod Children's Place
John Largey, Skyline Homes
Sanette Groenewald, Karoo
Samantha Stone, Inn at the Oaks

Members' Advantage Sponsorship Program 


Members' Advantage is a program that pays dividends in services back to your business when you donate to the Eastham Chamber's Philanthropic and Scholarship Fund.



Proceeds from Members' Advantage Sponsorships go to the Eastham Chamber's Philanthropic and Scholarship Fund and are distributed through the Betty Fleming Nursing Scholarship, Eastham Chamber's College Freshman Scholarships, Eastham Chamber's College Upperclassmen Scholarships, Eastham Chamber's Tradesman Toolship, and the many Philanthropic endeavors and events sponsored for the Eastham Community including the Eastham Chamber's Neighbors-In-Need Fund.


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