From the Chamber of Commerce
June 10th, 2019
Chamber Events & News
Letter From the Director
June will mark the first full month in my new role as the Chamber Director. A few weeks ago we had to say goodbye to Chamber Assistant Diane Martin who has been with us for 5 years. Diane was the glue that held everything together. She was the voice on the phone or the face at the Welcome Center and the behind the scenes organizer for our Business After Hours, Member Services, SandwichFest, Holly Days and so much more. We will miss her! Diane is heading back to her roots in Manchester NH to be closer to family and grow her real estate business.

Starting today, June 10 th , we welcome our newest staff member Stacy Hylinski as the Assistant Director. Stacy lives in Sandwich and has a background in administration, sales, membership support, event coordination and social media marketing. I think we will make a great team and we would love the opportunity to meet as many of our members as we can. So come by our beautiful Welcome Center or we will be stopping in to see you!

We are both excited to kick off the summer and wish our members a great season and rest of the year. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

Cliff Robbins of MSBDC will be offering free business consultations at the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce between 10:30am and 3:00pm on the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting time with him, contact the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783.
Topics include, but aren't limited to: business plan development, pre-venture feasibility, cash flow analysis, personnel & organizational issues, conventional & non-conventional financing, and marketing.  Learn more at .
Newsworthy Members
Nauset Disposal
Nauset Disposal is pleased to announce the return of Gil Ricci to the company’s management team. Gil re-joins the company after spending three years at Cape Air managing their Materials Department. Gil is no stranger to the waste industry as he served in several managerial roles over 3 years at Nauset Disposal.

Ricci’s new position at Nauset Disposal will be as Site Services Manager for the company’s new location in Plymouth. In this role, Gil will leverage his experience in Multi-Site management to ensure Nauset Disposal’s customers continue to receive top-notch customer service. He will oversee operations relating to residential services, job site portable toilets/dumpsters, event restrooms, special jobs, and temporary fencing.
Cape Cod Healthcare Neurosurgery
Cape Cod Healthcare Neurosurgery is opening an office in Plymouth, bringing high-quality neurological surgery care to the area. All five surgeons in the group will be seeing patients at the Plymouth location at 74 Long Pond Road, and will perform surgery for patients who need follow-up at Cape Cod Hospital.

The Plymouth office will be open and prepared to see patients as of May 30, 2019.

“We look forward to bringing our neurosurgical surgery services to the Plymouth area,” said Dr. Houle. “We have known for a long time that there is a need here, and have reached a place in the growth of our practice to be able to serve the Plymouth community with the same great care we have provided to the Cape Cod community for the last 25 years.”
Events Around Town
C ape Cod Healthcare Blood Drives

Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare.

The majority of them will be held in the CCHC Blood Mobile, which is located in the parking lot of sponsoring organizations. All blood collected stays on Cape Cod to help our families, friends and neighbors.

Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 508-86BLOOD or visit .
Sandwich Artisans 2019 Fine Arts & Crafts shows
These juried shows are held on the lawn of the Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St., Sandwich, MA from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. The upcoming dates are July 6, August 3, August 31, September 21, and October 12.

The shows features fine art, jewelry, pottery, glass work, photographs, hand-crafted clothing, home accessories, wooden items, and much more made by local artisans!

All artisan fees are donated to the Sandwich Public Library!

Sagamore Inn Sperry Tent

We have recently added a beautiful 46x86 Sperry tent to our back grounds and would love it if you could be a part of our celebration. 

On Wednesday, June 12th, from 5:30-7:30pm we will be holding a tent grand opening (see invite below), and would love to kick off the warm months ahead with a celebration. This will be a chance for the community to mingle, chat, and enjoy a fun night! 
Sandwich Fest 2019!
Sat Jun 29th 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sandwich’s Annual Summer Kickoff Sandwich Fest will be here Saturday, June 29, from 10 am to 4 pm! More than 100 arts and crafts vendors will be set up along the road. The “Best Sandwich in Sandwich” competition, featuring offerings from six (6) area restaurants, will take place near the Hoxie House, from 11 am to 1 pm. Bragging rights are up for grabs as local chefs vie for the People’s or Judges Choice coveted Best Sandwich in Sandwich Trophy.
The restaurants are: the British Beer Company, Graziella’s Artisan Pizza, Holly Ridge Golf Club, Marshland Restaurants, Sagamore Inn and Tomatillos Southwestern Grille. Participants can purchase a ticket to sample all of the restaurant offerings and cast their vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award. Tickets are $20.
Seating’s are available at 11 am, and 12 and 1 pm. A panel of five judges few will determine which restaurant will secure the enviable Judge’s Choice Best Sandwich in Sandwich Trophy.  

Register for the Dog Parade!
Pre-register your best friend for the 8th annual pet parade. Come in costume or just their birthday suit! Register to win Best Costume, Look a Like, Best Kisser and/or Best Trick.

The Parade begins at 2:30 and will march up Water Street through the SandwichFest Festival up to the Hoxie House. The judges will be waiting at the Hoxie House where you and your dog will show off.

Please show up at the corner of the Deacon Eldred House lawn on Water St at 2:00 so you can check in, receive your goodie bag and any special instructions.

Thank you to Oceanside Animal Hospital for being the supporting organization for this event!

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The mission of the Sandwich Chamber is to promote the wealth and well-being of Sandwich business while preserving our town's natural beauty and character. Together, we can achieve much more than individually possible.