Thursday, May 9, 2013
Results from a recent executive survey ranked Massachusetts 47th for business.
A CEO magazine ranks Massachusetts as one of the worst states in the nation for business. Chief Executive Magazine ranked Massachusetts 47th based on a survey of corporate leaders. Survey respondents reported the Bay State is one of the worst for taxation and regulation. The state Republican Party is pointing to the survey and saying that Gov. Deval Patrick and the Democratic-led Legislature are bad for the economy and business. What do you think about Massachusetts’ business climate? Is this a good state in which to do business? Let us know in the comments section.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cape & Plymouth Business’ announced this year’s 40 Under 40 Winners today.
Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine honors 40 business people each year who are making a mark in the region and exceling in their industry. The magazine worked with the Cape Cod Young Professionals and South Shore Young Professionals to select the winners from hundreds of nominations. The winners will be honored June 19 at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis. Here is the full list of this year’s honorees:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The new Union Fish Seafood & Raw Bar will bring a neighborhood feel and creative seafood to The Launch at Hingham Shipyard.
The owners of Union Fish are opening another location at the Hingham Shipyard, adding to the growing wealth of restaurants. In May, Dramshop Hospitality will add high end seafood to the area when it opens its second Union Fish Seafood & Raw Bar between Alma Nove and Zendo Asian Bistro at The Launch at Hingham Shipyard. At Union Fish Hingham, Executive Chef Brandon Babiarz will elevate the casual seafood shack feel of the original Plymouth location with a base in approachable New England classics and an extensive raw bard that will be a focal point of the restaurant. While the restaurant business can be unpredictable, co-owner Chris Tocchio is planning to open May 10, Mother's Day weekend. Union Fish Hingham is in a new building at the …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled after a Massachusetts customer sued the Texas-based chain for collecting her name, credit card number, and zip code.
The state’s highest court ruled this week that an arts and crafts chain can not collect zip codes from its credit card customers. The suit came about when Melissa Tyler was asked for her zip code when making a purchase at the Michael's store in Everett, according to a report in Legal Newsline. Michaels has a store in Plymouth in Colony Place. Michaels had a policy of collecting customers’ name, credit card number, and zip code, and then used that data along with other databases to find their address. The company then sent marketing material to the customer’s home, Legal Newsline reports. To read complete coverage of the SJC’s decision, read Legal Newsline’s complete coverage. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Canton-based company is lobbying the White House to changes its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports.
Canton-based Dunkin' Brands has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare, according to a Newsmax.com report this week. Specifically, Dunkin' is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times, according to The Huffington Post. The change would leave Dunkin', as well as other companies, with fewer workers to insure under the health care reform law, which requires large employers to provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents. Those companies who fail to provide coverage could face a penalty of $2,000 per worker. The …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The survey showed that a significant number of South Shore Women’s Business Network members expanded or boosted their earnings in 2012.
A recent survey released by the South Shore Women's Business Network shows that some South Shore businesses are experiencing growth despite the bad economy. The survey showed that a significant number of South Shore Women’s Business Network members expanded or boosted their earnings in 2012, according to SSWBN media spokewswoman Jennifer Logue. The survey showed one-third of SSWBN members said their businesses grew or expanded last year, with an equal number reporting financial growth in 2012. In addition, the survey also showed that 70 percent of respondents said the economy had a negative impact on their businesses in 2012 and more than 10 percent of respondents reported experiencing a financial decline in 2012 – up from just 2.9 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Work it Wednesday networking group meets at Waterfront Bar & Grill.
1. Season tickets to the new New England College Baseball League team, the Plymouth Pilgrims, are on sale at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce and online at plymouthchamber.com. Season tickets are $50 and provide access to all 23 home games of the Pilgrims. The first pitch goes out June 7 against the Mystic Schooners at Plymouth’s Forges Field. Get the best value for your money with season tickets that cost just over $2 per game. Credit cards, checks or cash will be accepted for season tickets. For more information call 508-830-1620. 2. Work it Wednesday networking group meets at Waterfront Bar & Grill. Come earlier to network if it fits your schedule, we start arriving after noon and the networking begins when you get there. Speaker …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A Plymouth resident has created a mobile application that allows businesses to share their sales, specials, and events with their customers
Matt O’Keefe, 40, thought up the Plymouth Pass application when he was working as a salesman selling mobile applications to businesses and discovered that most local businesses don’t have the budgets to afford the valuable marketing strategy. While Facebook has worked for many local business, and many are turning to Twitter as well, Facebook’s new pay-for-views strategy has turned some business owners off to the social media behemoths. That’s where O’Keefe hopes Plymouth Pass can step in and fill the niche. “Mobile replaces about 20 percent of a business’s marketing and advertising budget,” O’Keefe said. “It shouldn’t replace all of it, but it should be a part.” The Plymouth Pass provides a place for Plymouth businesses to post their …
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Plymouth Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Plymouth Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum--hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments, and we'll feature your business in our roundup later this week.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Jordan Hospital broke ground on a new office building for its OB-GYN and Midwifery department.
Jordan Hospital broke ground on a 30,000 sq. ft. medical office building on the hospital campus, Monday, Jan. 7. The building will provide offices for Jordan's OB-GYN and Midwifery, primary care, and specialists. The office is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013, and is being developed by real estate company Whelan Associates of New Bedford.