WINTER, 2023

THE LOCAL live. work. play.

Winter is here!


Happy Holidays from the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce! This is always an extremely busy time for us. Our programming has been well attended, and our committees have been busy wrapping up 2023 and planning for 2024. Our local markets, Merry Days events, and holiday lights tours went off without a hitch! We have some new economic development initiatives being rolled out in early 2024, along with a new Women in Business Expo that is being planned. Our membership continues to grow along with our staff to ensure we are providing you with the level of service you deserve. Thank you to all of our members for partnering with us to ensure Marshfield and across the South Shore remain healthy and vibrant places to live, work, and play! Our Annual Meeting date will be announced soon, and we cannot wait to welcome our entire membership for a night to celebrate our chamber community. We have a new group of talented professionals who will be joining our Board of Directors that are eager to meet and engage with our membership. I look forward to seeing you all soon! I’m wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy season of giving!


Best, Lara

Marshfield Chamber of Commerce Sponsorship Opportunities

Don't just reach anyone - reach your community!

We recognize how important your marketing dollars are, and we offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to help you maximize your impact, connect with key stakeholders and potential customers, and amplify your business as a true champion of our community.


Sponsorships like yours help us continue to serve Marshfield and the surrounding South Shore communities through economic development, community initiatives, innovative networking, and small business support and education - all while helping your own business grow!


Benefits of a Marshfield Chamber of Commerce sponsorship include wide reach, increased brand awareness, organizational support and so much more.


To learn more about any of our sponsorship levels or additional opportunities, please reach out to Lara Brait, Executive Director at lbrait@marshfieldchamber.org or fill out the form below. 

FILL OUT SPONSORSHIP FORM HERE

LOCAL IMPACT: Real Estate - Levitate Backyard

Wednesday, October 18th

On Wednesday, October 18th, the Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce held a new initiative, LOCAL IMPACT, at Levitate Backyard & Rexicana Surf Cantina. The focus of this initiative was to talk about what type of IMPACT your work has on your local community and the Marshfield Chamber's goal of this initiative was to put the pieces of the puzzle together!


We focused our first LOCAL IMPACT event on ALL THINGS REAL ESTATE and were cohosted by Katie Gerstel at Suzanne & Company-Compass Real Estate and Kortnee Anderson at Jack Conway! We had guest speakers including, Jeremy Devaney with The Devaney Team at Onto Mortgage, Lara Brait, Executive Director, Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, Senator Patrick O'Connor, Michael Baird, Real Estate Attorney, Sarah Johnson Home Staging & Interiors, and Pete Fickeisen with The Fickeisen Group at Cross Country Mortgage. The event encompassed businesses, not only from real estate, but lenders, attorneys, contractors, photographers, and more! We always welcome non-chamber members to join us at our events to see what we have to offer. The Chamber is all about connections!!


We hope you will join us for our next event Please follow our Facebook page for our future events!!!


Non-Profit Round Table- Road to Responsibility Inc.

Thursday, October 28th

On Thursday, October 28th, the Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce held a Non-Profit - Community Impact Initiative Roundtable with Marshfield Chamber non-profit members at Road To Responsibility, Inc..


Our roundtable mastermind session focused on understanding each of our organizations’ missions and distilling them into messages we can share with our communities, partners, and donors. Jessica Ponyrko of Anchor Watch Marketing shared insightful tips on how to tailor our messaging to our intended listeners. – are we reaching the people we want to reach with the message we need to share with them?


We look forward to supporting our non-profits and encourage you to learn about their missions and hope you will consider supporting them by sponsoring or volunteering!

Women in Business - Station Eight

Thursday, November 9th

The Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce held its Women in Business Stress-Free Social Hour last evening at Station Eight. The Chamber is committed to helping local female professionals and business owners promote their businesses, grow, and develop meaningful community connections.


Hope you will join us for our next Women in Business event and take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about other area businesses and share more about your own business! We are looking forward to many new events in 2024!



Many, many thanks to our generous Women in Business Sponsors, Pembroke School of Performing Arts, Katie Gerstel at Suzanne & Company-Compass Real Estate, and Tiny & Sons Glass without their support we would not be able to put on these events! Thank you for your support!

Fall Merchant Market- Stellwagen Beer Company

Sunday, November 12th

The Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce had a very successful Merchant Market at Stellwagen Beer Company on Sunday, November 12th! Many thanks to all who came to support these local small businesses!

Santa At the Pier- Town Pier

Saturday, December 2nd

Santa arrived at the Marshfield Town Pier on Saturday, December 2nd! This event was hosted by: Marshfield Kiwanis - Massachusetts, Peter Igo Park, Marshfield Police Department and Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. Many families were able to have photos taken with Santa and enjoy some special treats!



Many thanks to the community who donated to the Marshfield Police Department stuff a truck toy drive! The continued generosity of the following businesses is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! The Chef's Table - Bungalow Kitchen + Catering - Brant Rock Market and the coffee shack. Thank you and please remember to support these businesses whenever you can!!

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Trolley Tours- Levitate Backyard, Station Eight, and B's Ice Cream

Friday, December 8th to Sunday, December 10th

The Marshfield Chamber of Commerce provided free trolley tours from Friday, December 8th to Sunday, December 10th. On Saturday and Sunday nights, the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce offered complimentary appetizers and drinks at Levitate and Station Eight along with a fun activity for the kids, followed by a trolley tour of holiday lights around the town of Marshfield with our guide Ed with ROCKSTAR LIMO. The tour ended at B's Homemade Ice Cream with free ice cream, compliments of the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce!



Smiles all around for some wonderful evenings of food, holiday lights, singing, and lots of treats! Thanks to all who participated - we hope you all enjoyed yourselves! Your chamber chaperones Lara and Laurie loved hosting you for the evening!!

Multi-Chamber Holiday Party - Starland Sportsplex

Thursday, December 14th

The Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce along with Hanover Chamber of Commerce Pembroke Chamber of Commerce and Norwell Chamber of Commerce members attended a Multi-Chamber Holiday Party at Starland Sportsplex & Fun Park on Thursday, December 14th. There was an awesome turnout and the night was even more fun with the photo booth provided by our member Such Fun Photo Booth! Added so much to our event - thank you!



Many thanks to the Hanover Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event - we look forward to collaborating with all of you in the future!


NATOA Winners- Marshfield Community Media!

Exciting news from our friends at Marshfield Community Media!


Marshfield Community Media is proud to announce the receival of an Award of Distinction by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). MCM received recognition in the 38th Annual Government Programming Awards for their video ‘Behind the Business’ - “Every Small Business Has a Story” featuring Kevin Burke of Furngully.


Each year NATOA receives entries submitted by local governments across the country, this year totalling 950 entries. The awards acknowledge excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia, and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. Marshfield Community Media is extremely proud and honored to just be considered among the finalists in this level of competition.


“Receiving an Award of Distinction from NATOA’s Government Programming Awards is a significant achievement as we're not just competing against Community Media Centers of similar size but media departments for major cities such as Washington DC and Los Angeles whose budgets and resources far exceed MCM’s” said MCM Executive Director Jonathan Grabowski.


“Winning this award shows that MCM not only creates high-quality content but plays a critical role in the Marshfield community. We’re proud to partner with so many local organizations like the Marshfield Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce for the Behind the Business series”.


The winning video produced by Production Manager, Yvana Osborne and Production Assistant Heather Allen was a part of our video series in collaboration with the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce ‘Behind the Business’ - “Every Small Business Has a Story.” A series spotlighting local businesses in our community to show the impact each business has in Marshfield. The full award-winning video can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwyaGg_MrQM&t=27s


Thank you to the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce for helping us bring this series to life and to NATOA for the recognition of our hard work.


About Marshfield Community Media (MCM) - Marshfield Community Media is a 501c3 non profit organization whose mission is to connect, inform and educate the Marshfield community through media. For more information on MCM please visit www.marshfieldcommunitymedia.com

Marshfield Community Media

Please try, whenever possible, to support local! Your community depends on you!!

Member Non-Profit Spotlight

School on Wheels of Massachusetts

                                      

School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2024, continuing its mission to educate children and youth impacted by homelessness and poverty.


The organization provides tutoring, mentoring and customized backpacks and school supplies to students from pre-k through post-secondary education and career. Services are orchestrated by trained volunteers, who donate time and heart to shepherd kids through school and college or vocational training.


In 2004, Founder Cheryl Opper began collecting school supplies for students living at a family shelter in Brockton, Massachusetts. She asked neighbors and friends to help gather and customize supplies, using her kitchen table as the meeting space, and her basement as inventory central.

Today the organization provides backpacks to more than 9,000 students, pairs high school and post-secondary students with mentors, and tutors children at family shelters, transitional housing, libraries, and more recently, hotels. Tutoring sessions take place in fourteen communities, from Lowell to New Bedford, including on the South Shore - Brockton, Middleboro, Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Stoughton, Taunton and Weymouth. The organization is always looking for volunteers to collect and assemble backpacks and school supplies, help students with homework and learning skills, and guide students into and through college, vocational training and careers.



For information or to volunteer or donate, visit www.sowma.org

SCHOOL ON WHEELS WEBSITE
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Salt and Sea Floral

Salty Harbor Shop

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Stoneridge Design

 Such Fun Photo Booth

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A Message From Shoreline Aviation!

Shoreline Aviation associates helped South Shore Home, Life & Style magazine and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce rock the evening September 13, at Weathervane Golf Club in Weymouth. The setting was the second annual BOSS Bash, celebrating the Best of the South Shore.


Best Local Airline/Airport went to Shoreline Aviation/Marshfield Municipal Airport KGHG, up against competition from the Cape to Rhode Island to Boston. Shoreline was represented at the fun-filled event by Lisa Scharoun, left, Keith Douglass, and Erin Mulcahy. The Shoreline team networked with other BOSS winners and fellow South Shore Chamber members and enjoyed the tastings of several outstanding restaurants, bakeries, distilleries, and brewers.


Shoreline is the fixed base operator (FBO) of the airport, which means it’s the company that manages KGHG for the town of Marshfield. Shoreline also operates a global charter flight service, a renowned aircraft maintenance department, aircraft sales and management services, and flight instruction. Shoreline, headquartered in Marshfield, has an office in Palm Beach, FL. The company operates a fleet of turboprop, and light, medium and large jet aircraft, flown by highly experienced, licensed pilots.



More information is available at shorelineaviation.net. Or call 781-834-4928 to speak with a representative.

SHORELINE AVIATION WEBSITE

Coffee Connections- The Village at Proprietors Green

January 10th, 2024

We are so excited to have a joint member meeting along with South Shore Chamber members! 

Join the Marshfield Chamber AND the South Shore Chamber for a Coffee Connections hosted by The Village at Proprietors Green located at 10 Village Green Way - in Marshfield on Wednesday, January 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Come enjoy the morning with some early networking and conversation.

Coffee Connections is the South Shore Chamber's informal morning gathering that provides members with the opportunity to grow their network and expand their business connections in a small group setting.  

Coffee and continental breakfast items will be provided. 

This event is open to Marshfield Chamber members and South Shore Chamber members only. Please register with the button below!

REGISTER HERE

Marshfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

January 24, 2024

Please join the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce for our Annual Year in Review Meeting. The meeting will be held at Marshfield Country Club on Wednesday, January 24th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and all members are welcome. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.  

We will present our 2023 Year in Review and our planned initiatives for 2024. We will have speakers presenting on our mission, current economic initiatives, and programming. We look forward to connecting with our members and helping your businesses in 2024!

REGISTER HERE


Coming Soon: Marshfield Community Resources Guide

We know that many of our Chamber businesses are looking to hire employees. We hope to help and we have recently created a Job Board on our Marshfield Chamber website. It is really easy to post a job - and it is at no cost to you! All you need to do is:

  • Log-in to the Chamber page using your username and password (if you do not have that you can contact me and I will provide it for you) https://marshfieldchamberma.mcjobboard.net/jobs
  • Click on JOB BOARD on the banner at the top of the page to the right and open
  • Click on POST A JOB on the banner on the top of the page
  • Fill in the information and select save
  • Your job will be posted!

Any questions? Contact: lsolomon@marshfieldchamber.org

Post A Job
  • Please "join", on Facebook, our Marshfield Chamber Members Resource Group. This is a members only page where you can post specials, upcoming events, job postings, reach out for advice or ideas, etc.
  • You can log in to your member profile and post events, coupons and links to your social media accounts!
  • You can pay any open invoices on your account by logging in!
  • You can see how many times your business has been viewed in our directory!
  • Many Chamber members offer discounts and specials for fellow members.
  • Always remember to search our business directory and support your fellow Chamber members!

Contact us! Would you like to be featured in our next newsletter? Send us an e-mail and let us know! Would you like to offer Marshfield Chamber members a discount or promotion? Let us know, and we can advertise it for you in our next newsletter. We hope to hear from you!!

E-mail Laurie Solomon with questions.

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892 Plain Street, P. O. Box 238 Marshfield, MA 02050 www.marshfieldchamber.org