April 2017 Newsletter
CapeSpace Coffeehouse Presents:  
Folk Songs of the Sixties & Seventies
Friday, April 7, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The first in our new coffeehouse series will feature wonderful local artists Kathleen Healy and Kim Moberg performing the songs of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and other folk music legends of the era.  

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  
This is an alcohol-free event so all ages are welcome.  
Includes coffee and dessert.  
Come sing along with Kathleen and Kim!  

Register Here

Announcements & News
Great New Low Meeting Room Rates
Meetings at your house, the coffee shop, even the home office are not ideal.  Check out our new low rates on meeting and conference space.  

Reserve your room today!

Announcing Our New SKYPE Room
No laptop?  No problem.  Just book time in our new Skype Room!  

Free for members. Just $15/hour for non-members.  

Call 508-202-1680 to reserve!

8 Great Tools for Digital Marketing Efficiency

Are you spending a ridiculous amount of time on your digital marketing efforts? The field is so vast and complex, you can get lost in just one aspect of it for hours. For a while I rejected the many tools that a lot of digital marketers use to

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The Workplace of the Future

According to WorkDesign Magazine, "Today, most companies see the workplace as a source of competitive advantage, not simply a cost burden." Today's workplace decisions take into account the changing dynamics of workers and the impact of place on...

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Take 10 Member Spotlight:  Amy Dowd

What is your name?  Amy Dowd

What's your current job?  I am Owner and Chief Geek of Coastal Marketing Solutions. I help clients grow their business by identifying the best and most cost efficient ways to engage their customers.

What do you love most about it? I love seeing my clients' businesses grow by making just a few smart changes. I have a great group of clients and really enjoy the relationships I have built with them.They know I have been around marketing on Cape Cod for a long time and know how to reach any target market.

How long have you been a member of Cape Space and what do you like most about it thus far?  I have been a member of Cape Space since September of 2016.  Well first of all, Robbin, Anna, Jeffrey & Katelyn! They are great to work with and go out of their way to help find anything you might need. I usually work from home and that can be very isolating and also not convenient to meet with clients.  Having the chance to come in and work in the business lounge and feed off of the energy of being in an office setting is great. I also love having the opportunity to using the interview rooms to meet with a client or vendor.

You are also a CapeSpace Affinity Program Vendor. Why don't you tell us a little about that and your offer? Yes, I am really pleased to be involved. I am a Solution Provider with Constant Contact now, but way, WAY before that I was a customer of theirs in my past life as a Marketing Director at a local bank. I know first hand how important it is to stay in front of your customers to maintain the relationship, because if you don't your competitors will lure them away.  That is why I recommend that people use Constant Contact and my clients have been very successful using it to educate, inform and make offers to their customers and prospects.  There is an offer for CapeSpace members to signup for Constant Contact using my link in the offer and I will create a template that matches their company branding ($250 value).  Already signed up with them? Let's talk, I will find another offer!

When not working, what do you like to do?  I love golfing and spending time with friends and family. I love watching the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots.  

Guilty Pleasure: What can you not live without? French fries ... always has, always will be.  I try to limit how often I have them now, but I love them too much to ever give them up! 

Favorite Movie? This is a tough one for me, I like a lot of favorites in different genres. Comedy would have to be National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, not only do I know all the lines but it just seems like something that would happen in my family. Love the Bond movies for action, especially if it is Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig. The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law for Romance.  And probably The Thomas Crown Affair with Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan for overall drama.

Favorite Book? I don't have as much time to read as I once did. Generally speaking I like mysteries and also your typical beach book romances. I have a bunch of books ready to read on my iPad but not enough hours in the day!

Favorite TV Show? Again, way too many.  The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Blue Bloods, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS: Los Angeles, Madam Secretary, and The Voice, I watch regularly. My newest obsessions are This is Us on NBC and Billions on Showtime!

What is one thing that you would like people to know about you?  I like to have fun and laugh a lot. Don't get me wrong, I am serious when I need to be but I I like to keep things positive and light-hearted when I can because it just makes life so much better.

Upcoming Events
Creative Journey: An Art Retreat on Cape Cod
Saturday, April 8, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017
9 AM - 4 PM

Paper-crafting expert Jenn Shurkus brings her popular Art Retreat Weekend to Cape Cod for the first time right here at CapeSpace.   

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An Evening of Card Making with Jenn Sherkus
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Jenn Shurkus returns with an evening of card-making.  Learn to craft beautiful, unique, handmade cards with a master instructor.  

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Constant Contact Classes for All Levels
Our very own CapeSpace member, affinity partner, and newsletter Editor-in-Chief, Amy Dowd, shares her wealth of wisdom for getting the most out of Constant Contact.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
8 AM - 10 AM
New to Email Marketing?

Getting Started with Constant Contact
New to Email Marketing? We will present a live, guided demonstration of the tools and features inside Constant Contact's email marketing system. It is a time-efficient and highly practical. You will learn the basics, from setting up an account to creating an email campaign to importing an email list. Bring your questions!

No experience necessary! You can bring your laptop, but it is not necessary.

Register Here

Thursday, April 20, 2017
11 AM - 1 PM
Making the Most of Your
Constant Contact Account

Take Your Email Marketing to the Next Level
What do you want to accomplish this year? Find new customers? Increase repeat business? This class is designed for people using Constant Contact but want to improve their results. I will discuss marketing objectives and the best strategies of using Constant Contact to achieve them.

Bring all your questions, I will do my best to answer them!

CapeSpace Wine & Cheese Event
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Getting Involved in Non-Profit Boards 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Getting Involved in Non-Profit Boards with Liz Rabideau and Maggie French. If you’ve ever thought about joining a non-profit board this presentation is for you.  Learn how to join and what to do when you get there from experienced non-profit professionals.  

Watch for the invitation.

Canva Workshop
Monday, May 8, 2017
5:30 PM - 7 PM
Marketing consultant, social media expert and CCC instructor Tricia White will show us how to make great graphics in a flash with this fantastic free tool.  If you don’t know Canva, or want to know it better, don’t miss this event.  Watch for invitation.

Watch for the invitation.

Recent Events Held at Cape Space
100 Independence Drive Community Lunch, March 2
CapeSpace was delighted to host a lunch event for everyone who works in our building. Many thanks to Rosalie Edes, Tom Zurn and Morrie Burke from CapeAbilities, Kristen Davies from Child & Family Services, and our own wonderful Anna Derbeneva who all contributed food and hard work.  

We had a terrific turnout from our employees and CapeSpace members, plus our friends from General Dentistry of Cape Cod and Pediatric Associates.  We had so much fun we decided to make it an annual event!  
One Click from Disaster, March 23

We had the great pleasure of being joined by Jeremie Mailloux of itWORKS!  Did you know that hackers can crack a six-digit password in one trillionth of a second? This is one of many eye-opening facts we learned from Jeremie, but we also learned practical, effective ways to protect ourselves.  Many thanks to Jeremie, Chris and Joel at itWORKS! for an outstanding presentation.

Cape Cod Makers Meetup, March 30

CapeSpace was once again pleased to host the Cape Cod Makers Meetup.  Looking forward to the Maker Faire on April 29!

Mindfulness & Meditation, April 3

Do you know the difference between mindfulness and meditation?  Caroline Paradis gave us a great introduction to both concepts and led us on a delightful guided meditation.  She is currently soliciting interest in a four-session meditation workshop at CapeSpace.  
Contact Caroline if you are interested.

Thank you Caroline for a great stress relieving event!

Red Sox Opening Day at CapeSpace!

We sang the national anthem, had pretzels and beer, and the Sox won!

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