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.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
In this quick video, we show you how to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote your business through Barnstable-Hyannis Patch.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
When Barnstable-Hyannis Patch launched, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. Now, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from Patch should contact you to …
Friday, August 24, 2012
You voted - the best businesses in Barnstable.
Cocktails: Embargo Lobster Roll: Osterville Village Cafe Margarita: Sam Diego's Chinese: Dragon Lite Ice Cream: Four Seas Pizza: Barbone Coffee: Nirvana Burger: Wimpy's Fried Clams: Spanky's Cleaners: Centerville Cleaners Gym: Fitness 500 Fish Market: Osterville Fish Too People Watching: Main Street in Hyannis
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Each year, the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding businesses, business people, and citizens.
Awards will be given at the Hyannis Chamber's 30th Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held October 3, 2012 at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa. If you know of a deserving person and or business, please review the awards and criteria below and submit your nominations to Jessica Sylver at email@example.com or hard copy to P.O. Box 100, Hyannis, MA 02601 August 31st. The Awards: Patrick Butler Citizen of the Year This award recognizes those who have distinguished themselves through their volunteerism; those whose dedication to their occupation is substantially beyond the normal performance of one’s job description, with an emphasis on community involvement; and those that have made a recognizable contribution to business in town. JFK Jr. …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Homemade beauty products across Cape Cod.
Michelle Angelides followed a circuitous path to owning a own business. Morning Bird Botanicals—which can be found at the Green Harvest Farmers Market, and a number of other fairs in the Cape area, as well as online—was the culmination of steadily accumulated knowledge and experience, passion for a new hobby, and the support of family and friends. After leaving her career in marketing at a hospital in Connecticut to raise what would become “a large batch of sons,” Angelides kept herself busy by running the family's horse-breeding operation, keeping bees, making sugar and maple syrup, and tending chickens. But when, after 15 years, her marriage dissolved, Angelides was suddenly uncertain about her next step. “Marketing had drastically …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Two longtime friends formed a company that fulfills their entrepreneurial spirit, expresses the uniqueness of living on Cape Cod and creates original "Cape wear for babies and kids."
When Diane O'Dowd and Ellen McPartlan met while working at the Chatham Squire they quickly discovered that they had similar entrepreneurial spirits. Having both worked in the restaurant industry for other entrepreneurs--O’Dowd in Boston and Ocean City, New Jersey and McPartlan in New York City and California--they decided to start their own venture in 2010 with the Cape Cod Baby Company. “Our lives were quickly changing and we were interested in starting something new,” McPartlan said, and the “inspiration came from our own growing families and the sheer beauty of life on Cape Cod.” So, they decided to create a line of clothing for babies (and soon after toddlers and kids) that reflected good quality, was affordable for families on a …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Shawn Vecchione turned his passion for surfing into a business creating surfboards, used by people all over the world.
It might come as a surprise to hear there is a surfboard company on Cape Cod, but Vec Surfboards founder, Shawn Vecchione, has been surfing the waves of Cape Cod since he was a kid. The surf community “used to be really localized,” he says, but now people from off-Cape know “we get a pretty good amount of waves, and in the winter we get world class types of waves.” Vecchione was born on Cape Cod, but spent some of his childhood in his mother’s native Hawaii. He says he “dabbled in surfing” in Hawaii, but the first time he really took to the waves was at Coast Guard beach. After graduating from Barnstable High School, Vecchione tried his luck as a professional snowboarder in Waterville. An injury sent him back to Hawaii where he spent three…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Cape Cod Hospital was recognized for excellent patient safety.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to announce that Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital have earned a national distinction for excellence in patient safety, as documented in national patient safety measures. The two hospitals received an “A,” the highest grade available, in The Leapfrog Group’s patient safety rating program. More than 2,600 hospitals across the United States were issued a Hospital Safety Score, when the results were announced earlier this month. The Hospital Safety Score grades hospitals on how safe they are for patients. Each score, ranging from A to F, is derived from expert analysis of publicly available data on rates of infections, injuries and errors. The scores for each hospital are available at www.…
New owner, new name - but what isn't the same? Tell us what you think of the newly remade Wianno Green Cafe.
Transformed from the "Osterville Cheese Shop," the new Wianno Green Café is a quaint cafe that boasts it is big on flavor. Whether you're hoping for breakfast goodies take to work or delicious, gourmet sandwiches to take to the beach, you'll find it on the menu here. It offers full breakfast, lunch, and fresh fruit smoothies. Nathanael Cote, 34, purchased the Wianno Green Cafe in Apri 2011. Tell us! What do you think about the new look, food and owner in the comments and listing page?
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The sun should be shining for the opening today.
The Mid-Cape Farmers in Hyannis has a new location at 468 Main Street in Hyannis - the corner of Main and High School Road on the lawn of the First Baptist Church. Every Wednesday from 2-6 pm Sample a colorful array of locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, jams, jellies,eggs, lobsters, meat, cheese, smoked seafood,and cut flowers as well as eggs, artisan breads, candles, honey, handmade soaps, herbal teas, and body products. There is plenty of free parking adjacent to the market, and great music.