News & Offerings from the Community Development Partnership
July 2018
A Word from Jay...
Five years ago, the CDP held our first Summer Evening on the Farm fundraising event. Knowing that the summer calendar is full of events for a host of worthy non-profits, we set out to create something different. And I think it is fair to say we've succeeded.

Our annual gathering is a celebration of the work we do at the CDP to create a stronger Lower Cape community by nurturing small businesses and creating more safe, stable and affordable places for people to live. It is also an evening to address the critical funding needs of our organization.

On Wednesday, August 22nd at 5:00 pm we will gather once again at the beautiful Halcyon Farm on Rt. 6A in Brewster. Mac's Seafood, Truro Vineyards, Devil's Purse Brewing and the Local Scoop are all pitching in to fill us with great food, wine, beer and ice cream.  Click  here   here for more information or to purchase tickets.

We promise no long speeches or tables filled with silent auction items - just a beautiful night to support the causes we care about, celebrate the beauty of the Lower Cape and the people who make our community so rich. 

As always,
Supporting Local Businesses
A focus on sustainability leads to success

"I'm happier focusing on sustainability than on growth."
              Lee Wotherspoon, Quiet Mind Studio

If you catch Lee Wotherspoon during a brief pause behind the desk at her Wellfleet studio, you'll be rewarded with her warm smile and calm presence. Around her, the place is humming with activity-though gently: this is, after all, a yoga and wellness space.
Lee clearly has a success on her hands at Quiet Mind Studio. So it's surprising to hear her say, "I am not, at heart, an entrepreneur."
Providing Safe, Stable & Affordable Housing
Getting on the path to home ownership

"Participants in the classes also stand to gain by sharing stories and creative strategies about the search for affordable housing." 
Andrea Aldana

For over a decade, the CDP has worked in partnership with the nonprofit Citizens' Housing and Planning Association to 
Andrea Aldana, CDP Director of Housing Advocacy
bring First Time Home Buyer Education to the Lower Cape. 

Taking part has been even easier since 2016, when we launched an online version of the course.

Supporter Spotlight
Eric and Sara Whiteley
Seeing the connections between business, housing and community: Eric and Sara Whiteley

"What really lifts me is the sense of connection here....not just to my own family...and to people we grew up with, but to community."
                     Sara Whiteley

Sara and Eric Whiteley are the brother and sister team behind the third generation of W. Vernon Whiteley, Inc. in Chatham. They are also new members of our advisory council with up-close experience in the ways small business success, affordable housing, and community life are interconnected.
The two grew up on the Cape, but left for careers as engineers, with a stop for Eric in the Navy, too. What drew them back in the late 1990s was the chance to help their dad run the plumbing and heating business their grandfather had started in 1952.
Even with a family business to join, they knew that making the move back to the Cape would involve some risks. What if things didn't work out?

Upcoming Events and Workshops  
Want to be part of the coolest cycling team on the Lower Cape?? Join Team CDP as a rider or a sponsor of one!
We are thrilled to be a beneficiary of The Last Gasp this year! This is a 52 mile charitable bike ride from Sandwich to Provincetown, which takes place on September 16.

We are looking for riders and sponsors of "Team CDP."  Won't you join us?

S CORE Business Counseling
Looking for practical business wisdom? The CDP has arranged with Cape Cod SCORE to offer Individual Business Counseling with SCORE counselors right here in Eastham.

When & Where:
One hour mentoring sessions will be available on:
Wednesday,  August 15
 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
CDP Conference Room, 3 Main Street Mercantile, Unit 8 in Eastham.

This Place Matters
 our bi-weekly radio & television show
Tune in
 92.1 WOMR & 91.3 WFMR    
 Wednesdays 12:30pm
                 Also on Lower Cape TV

Join host Jay Coburn & guests to learn more
about activities affecting the people and places on the Lower and Outer Cape Cod.

August 1 :  
Rob Doane of A.R.C. Hatchery discusses aquaculture, the hatchery and the shell fishing industry in general. 

August 15
Rob Brosofsky of Shoal Hope Ciderworks talks about industry recognition and the exciting opportunities ahead.

August 29:
Tom Johnson, of the Orleans Housing Committee, and Andrea Aldana, CDP's Director of Housing Advocacy discuss the results of Town Meetings and the significant gains for affordable housing.

Click Here to Listen to or Watch Past Shows
If you have an idea for a guest or topic - Contact Britt Beedenbender
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