APRIL 2020
The current state of the world has brought a whole new way of doing business, as you know.  Here at the Cranberry Country Chamber, we are striving to keep business as usual as much as possible and engage our members in new and different manners.  But the bottom line is that we will all get through this, and our companies will survive and thrive again!  To keep "business as usual" our newsletter will focus on the usual...upcoming events, lighthearted photos from past events, spotlighting our members, and keeping our contacts updated on information from current members.

Keep us in the loop on your business and how we can help support you; and we hope to see you virtually at our events!

Stay Safe!  Stay Healthy!
We have our sights on supporting your business!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth brings together families in need, dedicated volunteers, and generous business partners to turn dreams of affordable home ownership into reality.

Our volunteers have many backgrounds and they bring their commitment to making a difference in their community to the job sites. Often, our Habitat families are working alongside, as they put their “sweat equity” hours into building a home full of pride, joy and hope.

HFHFGP was founded in 1997 and serves the towns of Plymouth, Carver, Middleboro, Lakeville, Kingston and Plympton. Since last spring, we have been in an unprecedented period of construction for our small affiliate, building 4 homes simultaneously! The homeowner in Kingston moved in a few weeks ago, and the remaining three are still underway in Plymouth (two of these are designated to Veterans).

Our ReStore operation is moving now into a new, larger location at 160 N. Main St., Carver (next to Tractor Supply). We look forward to opening our doors when the COVID-19 crisis has abated. Shopping at the ReStore, or donating items for re-sale, supports our mission. Come take a look for gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, lighting, building materials and more — the inventory changes all the time!

More information about HFHGP can be found at www.hfhplymouth.org. We are grateful for all online donations and will put them to good use supporting our work right here in our local area. To be added to our e-newsletter list or to learn more about how your business can get involved, please email support@hfhplymouth.org.
Business Help In this COVID-19 crisis
On Friday, March 27th, the Chamber held an informational Zoom meeting helping businesses through this crisis. 

It was sponsored by and featured:
Mitzi Hollenbeck, CPA, Partner at Citrin Cooperman,
Laurie Driscoll, Vice President Commercial Lending, SEED Corp and
Jill Beresford, Senior Advisor, Mass. Small Business Development Center
    [Next meeting is Friday, 4/3...see below for details]

Click below to hear audio of the meeting:
5 ways to keep coronavirus from stopping work at your small business
from Intuit Quickbooks
Join us at our Zoom Events!
Casual Attire!
Zoom into Networking
Meeting ID 367-264-009

April 7th:  "Read My Lips"....bring sentence describing your business; and while on MUTE, our networkers will guess what you are saying.
April 14th:  "The Cranberry Country Chamber Caper"...Help us tell the tale of ...... ?  Each networker will participate in telling the story of the Chamber Caper....bring your best and most funny additions to the tale as we record it and share later.  
April 21st:  "Alpha Trivia"  

FRIDAYS 12:00 PM (BYOL...lunch)
60 seconds to discuss your business
Bring two words to discuss your business or what a good referral would be for you. 
First word=begins with first letter of your first name
Second word=begins with first letter of last name
Working from Home?  Get a crash course on keeping your business moving and you on task!

Gina Gillen, a network marketer with Isogenix, is going to present a “Work from Home” Crash Course on Thursday 10am. She will cover Zoom, Marco Polo, and Google Meet.

Thursday, April 2  10 a.m.     https://zoom.us/j/7471600572   
or click below:
Get the latest info on supporting your business financially with help from Citrin Cooperman, South Eastern Economic Development (SEED), and Mass Small Business Development Center at our next ZOOM meeting.  

Friday, April 3, 10 a.m.

Meeting ID: 316-252-883
Ways you can help
our businesses and economy:
Support Chamber Member Businesses!
Check out our list of  Cranberry Country Chamber Members
and go On-Line shopping or purchase Gift Certificates!
During our latest Zoom into Networking, our attendees shared two words describing their business using the first letter of their First and Last names.  Visit their websites to learn why (click on their logos below).  Thank you to the group who joined us! 
Don't miss future ones: Fridays at 12 noon or Tuesdays at 5 pm.
Sandy Richter, Middleboro Gas & Electric shared:
Service      Ready
Marcel Sorel of Custom Paint & Power Wash shared:
Master of painting   Service

Bob Dovner, Your Personal Automotive Consultant shared:
Best     Deal
Albert Mui of Edward Jones provided:
Agility      Management
Paula Fisher of See Plymouth shared:
Positive       Future
David Sawyer of Safer Places suggested:
Dependable      Service
Kira Watkins of T.M. Ryder Insurance Agency shared:
Knowledgeable      Warm
Paul Key, Massasoit Community College provided:
Personable        Kick Ass
Valerie Glynn, Cranberry Country Chamber presented:
Go Giver
Pam Dziura, Cranberry Country Chamber provided:
Oh What a SWEET TREAT it is having you as a Member!  Have we stopped by yet? 
We WILL once we get through this crisis! 
Here are few pics from the visits along the Sweet Treat Trail so far!​​​​​​​
Everett Street Storage
Between the Roses
Bay State Sewage
Hannah B.G. Shaw Home
Hideaway Restaurant
Bookkeeping Connections
Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts
Sign Design
Thanks to our Sweet Treat sponsors
Cape Cod Provisions and Forms & Graphics
DATES To Be Confirmed

Tentative...May 12 - Check Collision/Mattapoisett  Bus. After Hours 5-7 pm
Tentative...May 13 - Lunch & Learn with Comcast Business 12:00
June 10 - Bus. After Hours HyLine Sunset Cruise/Cape Cod Canal Reg.CoC
July -      Pilgrim Belle Sunset Cruise Bus After Hours Date tba
September - Boston Tavern Business After Hours  Date tba
September 23 - Diamonds in the Rough Ladies' Golf Open with Taunton Area
October 19 - Annual Golf Open/LeBaron Hills Country Club
October 20 - Allen & Major Bus. After Hours 5-7 pm  
October 22 -  Elements for Excellence
October - Legislative Luncheon Boston Tavern  Date tba
November - Business After Hours - Joint Chamber event - details tba
November - Stuff the Truck at Trucchi's Middleboro - details tba
December - Lorenzo's Ital. Restaurant Bus. After Hours  date tba

Speaker Series to be added monthly
Thank you to our renewing Members:
CAN-DO Business Services
Cape Cod Provisions
Hannah B.G. Shaw Home
Gammons Insurance
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Realty One Group LLC
Roger Keith & Sons Insurance Agency Inc.
Toyota of Dartmouth/Check Collision
Woodstoves & Fireplaces Unltd.