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Connections – Aug 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

It’s August, and summer’s heat and humidity has not slowed down our members at all — in fact, I am pleased to say that the connections are heating up!

Judy Rizzo of Rizzo Plumbing & Heating LLC sends a warm thanks to Kristen and JoeHernandez of Première Pros for a great job referral!  “I also want to thank them for doing an outstanding paint job on our new shop.  They are a great team and a pleasure to do business with!” said Judy. Read more

Connections – Jul 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

Rosemarie Lanchester of Everything you Wish For reports that she is delighted and VERY grateful to Nancy O’Keefe ofSimple Small Business Solutions, who introduced her to Nicole Perry, WATD 95.9 FM talk show host for Powerful Women Revealed.  As a result Ms. Perry interviewed Rosemarie and aired it twice.  “I received four new clients as a result of the interview, and she asked me to be on her One Year Anniversary that aired on June 29th!” said Rosemarie.  “I am so honored!” Read more

Connections – June 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

(A particularly moving pair of Connections comes from Brenda Stewart, Independent Long Term Care Insurance Agent/Consultant with Genworth Financial.  In telling the story of her father’s recent passing, Brenda brings home the often deeply personal side of our Network’s ability to connect people when they need it most.   Read more

Connections – May 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

There is a real theme of connection in my column this month.

It’s making me recall what Jessica Foley said at the SSWBN Spring into Networking event at Dave and Busters recently.  She said that you really need to work at networking.  That means that you shouldn’t just be trading business cards at an event!  Shake hands.  Make eye contact.  Listen to what they are saying.  Strive to make a connection with them.  Follow up with them after the event, and once the connection is made, maintain that connection. 

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Connections – Apr 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

Finally, the snow has melted, and the bright blossoms of thanks and appreciation of SSWBN members are breaking out all around us!

Stacey Corbett of USA Mobile Drug Testing of Greater Brockton would like to thank Tracy Dieselman of South Shore Pool Supply for her business. “At Tracy’s request we implemented a Drug-Free Workplace Program for her business, including policy and testing measures.  Thank you, Tracy, for putting your trust in us to help protect your business.” Read more

Connections – Mar 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

Some winters it’s hard to keep slogging through an unending cycle of Nor’easters. Does it seem like the weatherman is using the same estimated snowfall slide every storm? If so, why am I always in the bullseye?

Don’t worry: I know an old song that warms up that numb midwinter feeling with a message of hope. It goes, Love, like the yellow daffodil, is coming through the snow. Love, like the yellow daffodil is lord of all I know.” As you can see in the generous outpouring of thanks and appreciation below, SSWBN members are certainly feeling the love this month:

Dr. Lisa Lewis of Cohasset Family Chiropracticsends warm appreciation to Alison Schirone ofYarn’s End for her help in choosing her next knitting project, making yarn suggestions and offering the loan of a book of free patterns. Dr. Lisa said, “I am new to knitting. I’ve only been at it for a little over a year and I find her encouragement and suggestions invaluable!”

Jean Delany of Father Bill’s & Mainspring sends thanks to Susana Griffin from Bank of Canton. “Susana provided my son and his fiancé with just the right first-time buyer’s mortgage and they were able to purchase their first home in Pembroke!”

Kristen Ford-Hernandez of Premiere Pros would like to thank Judy Rizzo of Rizzo Plumbing and Heating for not only referring a number of customers to her in the past few months, but for also hiring Premier Pros to paint her new location in Weymouth. She said, “Joe and I truly appreciate your trust and loyalty!” Kristen also gives her “… gratitude to Kat Ogar of Infinite Health and Wellness for spotlighting my son’s business in hernewsletter.   Also, big thanks to Janet LaBerge ofGood Deeds, Alison Schirone of Yarn’s End andLori Cook of A Fork in the Road for allowing my son to showcase his business products at their locations. Your support has meant the world to us and we cannot thank you all enough!”

Kristen also sends big thanks to Paula Lind ofO’Donoghue Insurance for being an AMAZING insurance agent. “From our auto policy to our business policies, anytime we have a question, she is available and has been so patient with the number of questions that have come up lately. She has truly made it a painless process!” Also extending thanks to Paula Lind, Patty Funder ofLaserLight for Men and Women said, “Paula is the Gold Standard in customer service. When I changed over my homeowner’s policy this January, Paula got it bound within an hour of my calling her, and she saved me money, AND she helped me to understand some of the new insurance requirements!”

Alison Schirone thanks Tavern Wench Lynn Feingold of Songs of the Colonial Days “…for visiting Yarn’s End with many sets of knitting needles for donation to the shop.  Our beginner knitters have been using them!” Alison also acknowledges Victor Moulton for cleaning the carpets at Yarn’s End after-hours, on the Sunday of a long, holiday weekend.  “The carpets look and smell great!” she said. “Thank you, too, to Lori Cook of A Fork in the Road for delivering an enormous chicken pot pie to us as our family was recovering from the flu” said Alison.  “Comfort Food rules!”

Stacy Doherty of Errands Etcetera has a number of people to thank this month, starting with Dr. Lisa Lewis of Cohasset Family Chiropractic for hosting January’s Coffee with the President: “Your space is so comfortable and inviting!”  She also sends thanks to Theresa Barbadoro of Baker, Braverman and Barbadoro: “You make working with a lawyer very unintimidating and easy!” Stacy extends two-fold thanks to Nicole Peterkin of NY Life “for a) helping me set up a retirement account and b) giving me a hair stylist referral for a client!”  Finally, she sends special thanks to Nancy O’Keefe of Simple Small Business Solutions:  “Thanks for sharing your experiences with a business coach. I’m excited to be working with you and growing my business!”

Anna Linzi of Light Heart Enterprises sends big thanks to Jessica Foley of Dave & Buster’s. Anna won the $25 gift certificate that Jessica donated to the raffle at the SSWBN February lunch. Anna said, “Then Jessica also gave me two $20 game certificates, so I was able make two adolescents very happy!” Anna would also like to thankRosemarie Lanchester from Everything You Wish For for referring her business to a new customer.

Betsy Donahue of Donahue Associates sends thanks to Julie Cummings from Phase Zero Design for recommending Betsy in the search for a new office location.

Vanessa Leite of Brockton Day Nursery sends sincere thanks to Jacqueline Collinsfrom Partnering for Performance. “Jackie led our Board retreat and helped to identify our strategic goals for the next few years!”

Caroline Chapin of The James Library & Center for the Arts sends sincere appreciation to Welch Healthcare for their sponsorship of their recent concert, An Evening in Vienna, featuring Austrian baritone Georg Lehner. “The sold-out event featured the James’ intimate and elegant concert venue and our Steinway grand piano which is the centerpiece of our concert series and music lesson program. We appreciate that Welch recognizes that the James is such an important part of the cultural fabric of the South Shore. The James is able to offer high-quality arts events while keeping tickets affordable, thanks to local support from businesses like this,” Caroline said.

So as you watch the ice melt, remember the words of this song of hope:

All shall be well, I’m telling you, let the winter come and go.
All shall be well again, I know.


Take care, and see you soon.

Lynn Feingold, Tavern Wench
Songs of the Colonial Days

Connections – Feb 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

It may not seem like it yet, but the days are getting longer.  Soon all of this snow will be a distant memory!  In spite of the wind and weather, many of our members continue to reach out to one another to make meaningful Connections.  Here are a few success stories to brighten up your February! Read more

Connections – Jan 2014

Lynn Feingold

Lynn Feingold

Happy New Year everyone!  The turn of the year is recognized the world over as a point of transition:   a time to turn over a new leaf, start with a clean slate, discard the old in favor of the new.

When you think about yourself or your business, what is it that you would change?  For change to be successful and long-lasting, it should be made in small increments.  So start small — start with a call or an email to another business in our Network for help with whatever it is you need help with to keep your New Year’s resolution. Read more

Connections, April 2011

Kristen Ford Hernandez

Hello members!


Is it really April?  It seemed as if it would never come.  I was so pleased to attend our March luncheon at our new location, the Hingham Beer Works, and to see so many of you there.  To Judy Walsh-Rodriguez of WatchAll: Welcome back my friend!  You made the March 16th luncheon a special one. Read more