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Above and Beyond – Aug 2014

Were you expecting a slow news month?  Not from the members of SSWBN.  Our members have been busy.

Nancy O’Keefe, owner of Simple Small Business Solutions, launched her new book: Values Based Choices: How Small Business Owners Will Salvage the American Dream, at Suzanne Evans Hell Yeah X Event in New York City on July 25th. Congratulations Nancy!

Starting August 15th the Good Deeds Thrift Store will be adding 3000 square feet of space directly above the current store, doubling its size.  According to Janet LaBerge, owner of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap andGood Deeds Thrift Store, “The additional space will allow us to showcase our items better and have room for classes in things like distress painting, simple upholstery, furniture repair, use of chalk paint, and more.  Thank you to our loyal customers who have supported our store and made this next leap of faith possible.”  This is awesome news, Janet! Read more

Above and Beyond – Jul 2014

School is out and many other activities go on a reduced summer schedule.  Summers in New England are relaxed. Enjoy the lovely weather and the relaxed environment — just don’t forget networking and promoting your business.

Backyard barbeques and walks to the beach provide an opportunity to get to know people in an informal setting. Be sure to keep business cards with you. Read more

Above and Beyond – May 2014

What’s Happening Around the Network

The First Annual Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston Best of Family Awards named Lori Cook of A Fork in the Road at Bryantville as the Best Party PlannerTracy Marino of Tracy Marino Photography was named Best Family Photographer by Macaroni Kids.  The online magazine asked local parents to nominate and vote for their favorite family-friendly businesses.   A Fork in the Road at Bryantville also wonBest Salad at the Taste of Pembroke event.  Congratulations, Lori and Tracy! Read more

Above and Beyond – Apr 2014

One of the many benefits of SSWBN membership, you get to submit your achievements for this column.

I will continue to encourage you to toot your own horn by announcing accomplishments and awards. However, we are expanding the focus of this column to encourage more members to take advantage of the publicity and the Search Engine Optimization that comes with sharing.   Read more

Above and Beyond – Mar 2014

Spring is coming. For many of us that means tackling spring cleaning or other projects we have put off during the winter months. Whatever projects might be on your horizon, consider SSWBN member businesses to help. Check out theMember Directory and theMember to Member Discounts Read more

Above and Beyond – Feb 2014

Congratulations to Janet LeBerge of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and Good Deeds, recently named 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Owners Idea Café!  Each year readers nominate business leaders who have made an impact over the last year, and Janet earned the most online votes (4191).  Of the many great things that voters and nominators had to say about Janet, an example reads:  “[She] does so much for the community.  Dirty Deeds helps people deal with difficult transitions with ease.  And the proceeds from her Good Deeds shop help a different charity each month by giving them a very substantial check.  Her staff is amazing — they always make you feel welcome.”  Read more about Janet and her award here. Read more

Above and Beyond – Jan 2014

Hello, All! 

What were your most positive networking experiences in 2013?  Did you attend an event that was particularly inspiring?  Did you develop relationships?  As you are reflecting, think about what worked well for you as you plan to build networking into 2014.  Wishing each of you a healthy and prosperous New Year! Read more

Movin’ On Up, April 2011

Roberta Sousa, Rockland Trust

Greetings!  There are many exciting accomplishments from our members who have used their Contacts, Coaching and Collaboration…

Congratulations to Paula Harris of WH Cornerstone Investments in Duxbury, recently elected First Vice Chair of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at the Chamber’s annual meeting.  The honor follows terms as both Second Vice Chair and Treasurer for the organization.  “I am honored to be elected to serve the membership of the South Shore Chamber,” said Harris. “The Chamber continually advocates on issues that mean the most for its members to succeed in their businesses, while creating and cultivating relationships with other dynamic business leaders.  I’m proud to have the opportunity to serve this important organization.” Read more