News & Offerings from the Community Development Partnership
September 2018
A Word from Jay...
Sunday, September 16th was a glorious day for a 57.5 mile bike ride to benefit the work we do here at the Community Development Partnership.  

Our team of eight riders trained throughout the summer and reached out to friends and family to support our efforts with a contribution to the CDP. 

I'm incredibly proud that collectively, we raised over $25,000 - an impressive accomplishment given that this was the first time the CDP participated in the Last Gasp.

Held each fall for the past 27 years, The Last Gasp is a charity bike ride benefiting a host of worthy non-profits on Cape Cod.  It is a great example of our community coming together to enjoy the beauty of our region and support the important work of the non-profit sector.  

Our participation was also a great example of CDP supporters, Board Members, staff and spouses coming together to raise important funds for the organization.
And for me, participating in the Last Gasp was a great opportunity to get back into bike riding and drop a few pounds riding up and down the hills of Truro!  Our goal for next year is to recruit more riders and raise more funds.  How about joining us?

As always,

Jay - short
Supporting Local Businesses
When a little expertise is all you need...

"But no one is an expert at everything. That's why this program is so essential." 
Shayna Ferullo, Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters

Over the years, the CDP has helped launch and strengthen over 2200 businesses on the Lower Cape. We are always amazed at the passion, skill, and determination that people bring to starting (or growing) their own businesses.
Still, no matter how impressive a local business owner's capabilities may be, there are times when outside expertise can make a big difference. That's where our mini-grants for professional services come in.
Shayna Ferullo and Manuel Ainzuain, founders of Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters in Brewster, are known for their skill at sourcing, roasting, brewing, and serving up superb coffee. But their inventory systems weren't working for them.

Providing Safe, Stable & Affordable Housing
How affordable housing paves the way to small business success...

"There's so much to think about in starting a business...But one of the most important things was that I didn't have to worry about our housing situation.
Nate Lewis, Nate's Landscaping

Nate Lewis is doing what he loves-working outdoors, tending plants and setting stone pathways and walls. He's also raising a family in Ea stham. It's the life he envisi oned, though getting started wasn't easy. No matter, he says. Hard work suits him.
Two years ago, Nate launched his own small business, Nate's Landscaping. But he would not have found the path to success, Nate says, without the stability that came from having an affordable apartment.
Nate's story shows just how closely linked small business development and affordable housing are here on the Lower Cape.
Support Spotlight
The CDP and Polhemus Savery DaSilva find a shared mission

"We see housing affordability as a key concern for people and we want to help."
            Aaron Polhemus, Polhemus Savery DaSilva

Since 2010, Polhemus Savery DaSilva, the Cape Cod-based architectural design and construction firm, has given back to the community through its PSD Fund for Working Families.  The CDP has been a recipient of their support as they share an overarching mission of addressing issues that concern working families on Cape Cod.
"The PSD Fund for Working Families was started as a means to assist those who face challenges living and working on the Cape," says Aaron Polhemus, the company's President & CEO. "One of the ways our vision and the CDP's mission align is that we see housing affordability as a key concern and we want to help." 

Upcoming Events and Workshops  
Fall Business Workshops

QuickBooks Online Workshop
October 11 & 18
5:00 - 7:30 PM at CDP Offices in Eastham
$50 for both workshops

Human Resources Fall Series
October 23, November 6, November 27
5:30-7:00 PM, $15 per session

Cape & Islands Green - Level 1
O ct ober 30
5:30 -7: 30, $75 for businesses with less than 10 employees

Thank you to our sponsors! Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Cape Cod 5 and Seamen's Bank
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,  October 17
 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
CDP Conference Room, 3 Main Street Mercantile, Unit 8 in Eastham.
Fall Housing Workshops

First Time Home Buyer Workshop
October 17, 22 and 24
6:00 - 9:00 PM at CDP offices in Eastham

Thank you to  Seamen's Bank for sponsoring our FTHB series!

Housing Rehabilitation Information Session - Truro
November 7 from 10:00 - 11:00
Truro Council on Aging (this event is free)
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.

October 10
: Jill Scalise, Housing Coordinator for Brewster and John Stewart of the Chatham Housing Authority discuss housing challenges and solutions such as rent escrow programs. 

October 24 :  "Where Are They Now?"...find out what's been going on with Solace Food Truck and Sunbird Kitchen from owners John Arsenault and J'aime Sparrow.

Click Here to Listen to or Watch Past Shows
If you have an idea for a guest or topic - Contact Britt Beedenbender
Team CDP bikes from Sandwich to P'Town in the Last Gasp!
A heartfelt thank you from TEAM CDP to our wonderful riders, volunteers and sponsors who supported us in the Last Gasp.
This was our first year as a beneficiary and we raised over $25,000 to support the CDP's ongoing efforts to nurture a vibrant Lower Cape through creating affordable housing and strengthening local businesses.               

2018 Last Gasp Sponsors
JB's Pizza Bar & Grill        Kaplansky Insurance                    Moby Dick's
Montano's Restaurant       PJ's Family Restaurant                 Red Barn Pizza
Seaside Liquors                Wellfleet Bookstore & Restaurant
                                       Wellfleet Marketplace
Yes! I want to support the CDP!
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