Happy Easter

NFIB Call with Agency Leadership
Robert "Bob" Nelson
District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Mike Kennealy
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development
Friday, April 10
12:00 PM Noon
Dial-in: +1 629-255-0324
Conference ID: 167 482 120#

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, NFIB is taking steps to provide the most updated information to our members, which includes engaging with agency officials.
Robert "Bob" Nelson, District Director, U.S. SBA, and Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development would like to share about efforts related to, but not limited to:
  • Paycheck Protection Program Loans
  • Economic Disaster Injury Loans
  • Grant Programs

Comments, Questions, and Answers
All call participants will be muted. Instructions for live comments and questions will be provided. If you would like to submit your question before the call so that the speakers have time to research if necessary, contact .
Sharing your stories and questions is important to help government officials understand the economic impact of COVID-19 and in their decision making.
We thank you for your support of NFIB. Please note NFIB's website is regularly updated and a central information resource for small businesses during this pandemic. Please check
for more information as the situation continues to unfold.
Sharing your stories and questions is important to help government officials in their decision making. With the application process opening Friday, April 3 for the Paycheck Protection Progam Loan (PPPL), challenges for applying for loans have surfaced. Banks are either not prepared or not offering the PPP forgivable loans to new customers. Small businesses need financial assistance now.
Thank you for taking action by clicking here to personalize a message and to tell your legislators how important it is that they fix these problems now.
For more information please visit  or contact Elizabeth Parks at 251-391-0706 (mobile) or by email at .

Please find the first in a series of marketing ideas we've created for different categories.We know these are very unusual times for business. We understand the challenges that this current climate brings as businesses are forced to rethink strategies and reconfigure operations.
We want to help. Our first piece, on ideas for restaurants, comes from thoughts from across the country: from trade groups, bloggers, industry press, and social media. Just one idea could make a difference.
EXPAND YOUR SERVICE DELIVERY MODELS: Clearly, everyone has turned to delivery models as a first step, usually a combination of take out, curb side delivery, contactless delivery, or using the delivery services (Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats.) We've seen some build on these, such as "Open your Trunk", where a customer calls as they drive up, open their trunk, and a server places the order in the car. Some establishments have taped off 6 foot waiting points in the restaurant for clients to maintain social distancing while taking out.
EXPAND YOUR DELIVERY SERVICE AREA: "Chinatown Delivers" is a program creating a delivery service for participating Chinatown restaurants to deliver food to Boston suburbs where they don't normally service. Perhaps Cape Cod establishments to deliver local specialties up through the South Shore. 
ADAPT YOUR PRODUCT TO THE TIMES: Many consumers are now looking for Family Sized meals. Other product enhancements include updating menus to be more "delivery friendly" and focusing only on best sellers. Some are creating pre-packaged to go meals, full multi course dinner kits, or specific dinner kits to make at home.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS: It's important to communicate your changes to customers and listen to their changing needs. It's a good time to review your advertising messages for relevance and tonality but also communicate new stock arrivals, new hours, or new offerings. It's a good time to update your Google Business page as well as your social media pages. 
USE VIRTUAL/ONLINE ENHANCEMENTS: Use social media to interact with your customer base in a new way. For example, the Clover Food Labs founder hosts a live cooking show with only pantry staples. 
TRY PROMOTIONAL TACTICS FROM RETAIL: The world of retail holds some interesting promotional techniques that could be leveraged for restaurants. Common tactics such as percentage off discounts, gift with purchase, buy one, get one free, tiered discounts, or loyalty programs could drive traffic and repeat business.
INCREASE CROSS SELL: In California, liquor licenses have been relaxed so that restaurants can sell bottles of wine with takeout. Others are cross selling salad or dessert with the entrée for a complete meal. Others are selling "perishables" bags- vegetables for consumers to pick up at the point of take out.
LEVERAGE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE CONSUMER'S BENEFIT: Some restaurants are utilizing their commercial food suppliers to offer groceries with prepared take out. Although our agricultural season is different here on Cape Cod, other cities are leveraging their produce, meat and seafood providers to offer added sales. In California, some restaurants are offering a weekly CSA which customers can pick up with take out. One California shop is offering bulk staples such as legumes and meats, sourced from their suppliers, in addition to take out. Could your business offer local produce and seafood as an option, along with the regular take out?
CONSIDER CAUSE RELATED MARKETING: Many organizations are participating in #feedthefrontline to send food or a buy one, send one, to hospital workers. A Nashville restaurant is donating free meals to anyone who's out of work in the local music industry.
KEEP YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR: A local restaurant is offering a free roll of toilet paper with take-out orders. A Buffalo Wings restaurant admonishes customers to "Get Your Wings & Go Home!"  

PREPARE FOR THE RECOVERY: As sure as night follows day, this crisis will end. What will your Grand Re-Opening look like?   
We hope these ideas stimulate some thoughts for your business; let us know how we can be of service. We can get through this together.         

Our building will be closed to the public and our Marketing Consultants are working remotely. Please reach out to your Marketing Consultant or to me, Melinda Baker, General Sales Manager, at 508-815-2661 if you have questions or concerns.
We're here to help, because local people matter.

Melinda Baker, General Sales Manager
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On Thursday, April 2 nd , Governor Baker closed state beach parking lots in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Other communities have followed the Governor’s lead by closing their own parking areas. Some local communities have also made the decision to close their beaches. These decisions could drive people to our beaches resulting in potential contagion points.

Therefore, due to the COVID-19 pandemic all public beaches and beach parking areas are closed until further notice. Sale of beach stickers are suspended until further notice. 

Beach closures:
Onset Beach
Riverside Beach
Little Harbor
Swift Beach and Swift Neck
Shell Point

We are taking these proactive measures after careful consideration and understanding that this remains a crucial time in infection control. We are all aware that there is a significantly increased risk to the health and safety of others when large groups gather. The Town has no means of controlling the social distancing behaviors of beach patrons once they arrive.
Closing Wareham’s public beaches is a difficult decision but our top priority is to maintain public health which means maintaining social distancing, limiting exposure to others and closing public gathering areas.
As of today we are keeping the Town’s parks and walking trails open. The beach closures may put pressure on these locations and visitors need to use common sense when using these locations. Please avoid these areas if they appear to be crowded and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitors at all time. We will continue to monitor these locations and determine if they necessitate closing due to abuse.
Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is the only way to get us back to our normal lives. PLEASE TAKE THIS HEALTH PANDEMIC SERIOUSLY

Wareham’s confirmed number of COVID-19 cases now stands at thirteen (13). More people are being tested and the cases will rise. This should be a strong reminder that COVID-19 is here and we need to continue practicing social distancing, especially staying home as much as possible, and practicing good hygiene.
Here are some ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
  • Stay home; this includes your home and property.
  • Have groceries delivered to your doorstep.
  • Avoid contact with others by keeping a distance of at least six (6) feet between you at all times.
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Do not touch your face
  • Monitor yourself for fever, cough or shortness of breath, which are some of the main symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop any of these symptoms, please call your doctor’s office. If you do not have a primary care physician, please call the Southcoast Health 24/7 COVID-19 Nursing Triage Hotline at 508-973-1919

We know that social distancing can be difficult for seniors. If you have elderly family, friends or neighbors please take this time to call them and see how they are doing.

Please think twice before leaving your home. Physical distancing is absolutely paramount in stopping the spread of COVID-19. The choices you make will either help save lives or put them at risk.
While we're spending our days isolating, I'm dreaming of summer, inspired by this design for a client--one of my favorite features is the covered porch to enjoy the company of friends.

We're busy adding collections to our online shop. You'll find  local books , wood charts , jewelry by Jasmine Keane and Individual Icons , tea towels and notebooks from Freckled Fuchsia , and sculpted apparel by Janice Kissinger , just to name a few.
Give us a call if you need anything; we're offering curbside pickup for everything from Easter gifts to wine care packages. We're also transforming in-store events into virtual gatherings.
Yours in Art & Architecture,
Virtual Events 
via Zoom Video Conference
Thursday, April 9 7:30pm - 8:30 pm
Corey Nuffer, our wine salon curator, will take us on an adventure where we learn about and taste a series of local wine and beer through the magic of Zoom conferencing.
Plus, we’ll be toasting the 1st anniversary of The Drawing Room moving to downtown New Bedford!
Save the date for our
Saturday, April 25, 10am - 6pm
Save the date! We'll be holding a special sale on Saturday April 25th.
Each artist will showcase one special item - and it will only be available for one day through our online shop. We can't wait to show you what beautiful things The Drawing Room artists have to share with you. 
We may not get to see each other for upcoming special occasions but we can let each other know how much we care.
The Drawing Room is offering care packages for Easter, birthdays, and other celebrations. We can include chocolates, wine, and artful selections from our shop. Call ahead to place an order and we will arrange contactless delivery or pick up. 
Cre ative Cocktails
We have some drink recipes to share with you for nights when you need to make another night in, a special night in. First is the South Coast Sour from Corey Nuffer and then the Sassy Red Sangria Spritz'd from the Sangria Lady. Click the images above to learn more.
Important Message from Mas shire Cape And Islands Career Center

During this health crisis,  MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center  has put in place emergency programming to ensure that we can continue to provide critical services to our customers while maintaining social distancing protocols for the health and safety of our community, our customers and our staff. While we are closed to walk-ins, our staff is available to assist people who are looking for employment and employers who have positions that need to be filled now.  Please call 508-771-JOBS (5627) and our staff will work with you to find the right solution for you and your family during this challenging time. You can also visit  our website  for important information regarding COVID-19 resources
Non-Profit Financial Assistance Seminar-CARES Act Funds (W20-911) 4/10/20 & 4/13/20

Online Grant Writing Course (W20-912) 5/11/20, 5/13/20, 5/18/20, & 5/20/20

Westport’s Brownie Girl Scout Troop 540 is hosting an online service

project to benefit local heroes during this time of uncertainty.

As scouts we wanted to do our part to help our community - the community can help in our efforts by donating boxes of girl scout cookies to first responders as part of our project.

“Hearts for Heroes is a great way for our community to let health care workers and first responders know we are thinking of them during this very difficult time.
More information and details on how to donate can be found online at:

For additional information, please e-mail
Due to the Closure of Non-essential businesses in Massachusetts, we will remain temporarily closed until further notice. Our most important focus is the health and safety of our employees, customers, friends and family. 
To our Service customers who commonly drop off their boats for spring work, we ask that you hang onto your boat.

Do not leave it here during the closure. For URGENT service inquiries only, email  

For inquiries regarding the purchase of a boat, engine or trailer, email  

We appreciate your understanding throughout this difficult time. We will not be scheduling or providing any services while closed. We will do our best to accommodate everyone once this health emergency is under control. 

45 Cranberry Highway 
P.O. Box 357 
Orleans MA 02653 
P 508-255-0777 |F 508-255-3906

Retail Banking
  • Overdraft & uncollected fees waived
  • Early CD withdrawal fees waived
  • Mobile deposit limits increase
  • Notary services via drive through
  • FDIC/DIF insurance
Residential Lending
  • Potential payment relief and or deferment
  • Some appraisals are being done via drive-by (Fannie/Freddy)
  • Foreclosure proceedings suspended for 60 days
Commercial Banking
  • Significant amount of requests for Interest Rate Modifications on existing loans
  • 6 Month interest only period for existing Term Loans
  • Flexibility to increase remote & mobile banking limits
  • Paycheck Protection Program

Upper Cape Tech
Adult & Continuing Education remains closed until May 4, 2020 per Governor Baker's mandate.

While we wait to return to campus, why not take a class online?

Current classes include:

Non-Profit Financial Assistance Seminar-CARES Act Funds
Grant Writing
Medical Terminology
Medical Law, Ethics and Culture for the Health Care Professional
EKG & Advanced EKG
Administrative Medical Assistant
Introduction to Pharmacology
Veterinary Assistant Certificate
MA Real Estate and Salesperson Certificate
Intermittent Fasting Seminar
Plant-Based Cooking for Weight Loss

Keep checking back for new online courses! 
Lindsey's Family Restaurant

EASTER DINNER SPECIALS are available for Curbside pickup along with our regular curbside menu on
Easter Sunday, April 12th.

Turkey Dinner
Fresh all white turkey in-house roasted daily served with homemade poultry stuffing, cranberry sauce and pan style gravy. $17.99
Grilled Ham Steak
Double Smoked Ham Steak open fire grilled and juicy, finished with a homemade pineapple raisin sauce served with a potato and fresh vegetable. $1799
Short Ribs Jardinière
Fresh Braised Short Ribs topped with jardinière vegetables and pan style gravy served with potato and fresh vegetable. $17.99
Homemade Coconut Crème Cake
Delicate white cake layered with a scratch made coconut frosting finished with toasted coconut. $6.99

If you are a restaurant and are in need of assistance creating a take out menu, reach out to Southcoast Marketing Group for some assistance.

They are there for you; in this together

Todd Philie 

President | 774.582.0041 office | 508.400.3468 cell | 774.206.5760 fax
Southcoast Marketing Group
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