Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Bank of America, the largest bank in Massachusetts, will close its downtown Plymouth branch in March.
Bank of America Corp., the biggest bank in Massachusetts, plans to close four more branches in the state in March. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank announced that it plans to close offices at Center Plaza in Boston, Chace Road in Freetown, Court Street in Plymouth, and North Main Street in Springfield, FOX25 reports. In addition, the bank plans to eliminate the drive-up window at its branch on Main Street in Westfield. The Massachusetts closures are part of a wider plan by the bank to close 750 of its roughly 5,700 U.S. branches and eliminate at least 30,000 jobs over the next few years, according to FOX.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We encourage business owners to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform Plymouth Patch readers.
Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. Charles David Salon & Skin Bar. Christopher F Murray. Those are just three of the local businesses who claimed their listings on Woburn Patch in the last month. Will you be next to take advantage of all our Directory has to offer? When Plymouth Patch launched in December of 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our Directory. Now, Patch Directory is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more. All users can add events taking place at local spots, rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Plymouth residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are just …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sources say 700 jobs are cut across a number of stores in New England.
Shaw's and Star Market are planning to make some cuts to their workforce in New England. The supermarket chains owned by Supervalu, Inc. are cutting 700 positions across 169 stores, according to an AP story on the Huffington Post. This follows a second-quarter loss for the company, which fired its CEO in July. See the full AP story on Huffington Post. About 90 of the employees have been informed of the decision, and a press release picked up on Daily Finance indicates the rest will be notified over the next several days. The company announced that the layoffs do not "impact Shaw's overall commitment to the communities it serves." See the full press release on Daily Finance. At this time, sources do not indicate how these cuts specifically…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Plimoth Plantation is pleased to announce that Ellen Kulik has joined the Museum’s staff in the newly-created role of Director of External Affairs.
Friday, September 28, 2012
As Director of External Affairs, Ellen Kulik will work closely with members of the senior leadership team to help develop, prioritize and communicate the strategies that will maximize the growth of the Museum’s fundraising program. Kulik has more than 20 years of experience with major cultural organizations in Boston and California as a fundraiser, administrator, and consultant. Past management positions have included serving as Director of Development for the American Repertory Theater and the Huntington Theater Company in Boston, as well as the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. She has worked in the Boston and San Diego offices of Arts Consulting Group, Inc. and independently, assisting a range of clients. Kulik began her career in the …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Plymouth Farmers' Market changed location, but nothing else has in the midst of a succesful summer.
Barbara Anglin was worried that a new location and new competition would do serious damage to the farmers' market she's managed and grown over the past nine years. But she's happy to say she was wrong. "It's been crazy," she said during a break at last Thursday's market at its new location on a grassy field at Plimoth Plantation. "It's like the old times when the parking lot was full and people actually had to wait to get in." Anglin credits the support of the farmers and producers who stood by her last year, and the 600-plus people who submitted a petition supporting Anglin's market to the Board of Selectmen. "It's all due to the the people who have stood by us," Anglin said.
Monday, July 23, 2012
A father and son own and operate the North Plymouth destination shop.
Liberio began working in the meat cutting trade as a go-for in Boston’s Haymarket at age 12, learning all the cuts of beef and pork and chicken and lamb, eventually learning how to break down cattle. Erik graduated from the CIA (Culinary Institute of America), working as a chef at the Boston harbor Hotel, the Chatham Bars Inn, The Winsor House, The Coonamessett Inn, learning to make exquisite sauces, soups, sausages. The father and son joined in a business venture, buying Richard’s Meatland next to Benny’s Plaza, 17 years ago. They renamed it Piantedosi’s. They moved up Court Street to a larger building in the heart of North Plymouth in 2000. Liberio Piantedosi oversees the meat cutting operation. Erik Piantedosi does the buying and makes …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Best Western Plus Cold Spring receives the Best Western International's highest award for quality, as well as TripAdvisory's award for excellence.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Best Western Plus Cold Spring on Court Street has just been recognized from Best Western International with their highest honor for outstanding quality standards, the Best Western Chair Award. Additionally, TripAdvisor awarded the motel with it's prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence. "Receiving the Chair Award from Best Western and TripAdvisor's Award of Excellence within a short time of each other is a tremendous honor," Tom Jaeger, owner and General Manager said. "These awards demonstrate Best Western Plus Cold Spring's full staff commitment to providing quality accommodations and superior customer service for our guests. All members of our staff – housekeeping, maintenance, breakfast, and front desk departments – have worked …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The bill calls for employers to be held liable for any workplace bullying by co-workers or superiors.
The Legislature is looking at expanding the law to protect all employees from bullying and harrassment – regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation – from not only employers, but from co-workers as well. According to the Healthy Workplace bill, which passed the House and is now in that chamber's committee for a third reading, upwards of 59 percent of employees experience bullying or abuse on the job. The bill's sponsors, Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst, and Sen. Katherine Clark, D-Melrose, write that this number is four times that of those who experience sexual harrassment. And if maltreated employees cannot establish that the abuse was motivated by race, gender, age, sexual orientataion or another protected status, they have …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Eight small businesses in Plymouth are competing for a $250,000 grant in Mission: Small Business.
Chase credit card company and LivingSocial, an online business that offers daily deals and discounts, is offering small businesses across the country the chance to win a $250,000 grant. According to Mission: Small Business: Mission: Small Business℠ invites small business owners who have been in business for at least two years and have less than 100 employees to apply for a Grant for their business. Small business owners will be required to tell us why their business is unique, outline a proposed plan for utilizing the Grant to grow their business and describe how the business is involved with its community..... At the end of the voting period, small business applicants that have received 250 votes will have their applications evaluated and…