Category: December 2019 Issue

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands

Helping to define and coordinate the business of charitable giving By Carol K. Dumas Every year, businesses and corporations from all over the country write checks to charities of their choice, donations which nonprofits depend on for survival. For-profits, in turn, get a tax-write off and feel good about investing in the community. Since 1991, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) (formally known as the Planned Giving Council of Cape Cod) has been encouraging charitable giving on Cape Cod, bridging the gap between the two sectors.  Through its popular Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod (first held in...

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The Peejamas Story: How 3 Simple Campaigns Generated $100,000 in 7 Months

By Lauren Shepherd It’s no secret that being a parent to a toddler is a hard job. You’re literally trying to turn a tiny tot into a productive member of society (some day). And in between the late nights, potty training, and effort it requires to develop a person, most parents have a 9 to 5 on top of that. Craig Hammond and his wife certainly did. And it took their child having one too many night-time accidents in bed to spark the idea for Peejamas. What are Peejamas?  Peejamas are an environmentally friendly, more affordable, and more stylish alternative to disposable night-time...

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Cape Gun Works

Paving the Way in Firearms Training on Cape Cod By Ann Luongo Friends and business partners Brendon Bricklin and Toby Leary once shared a dream of bringing to the Cape a place where gun enthusiasts, hunters, military and law enforcement could all come to practice their shooting skills in a safe, controlled environment.  They had both been passionate about shooting from a young age, and felt that the Cape would be a great place to make their dream a reality. “I’ve been interested in hunting and shooting ever since my uncle, John, would take me deer hunting when I...

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Alan Batson, Great White Gallery & Smoke Shop

A Tiger Chained In his earlier career as a head chef, Alan Batson built a reputation for fixing restaurants that had problems in the kitchen. He’s now proprietor of Great White Gallery and Smoke Shop in Hyannis, where he appears to have found the right recipe for succeeding as a cannabis pioneer. Great White opened in September 2018, selling  artwork as well as hand-blown glass pipes and bongs. “Some of my best customers are the Woodstock crowd,” says Batson, referring to aging baby boomers who attended the famous music festival. He says they favor the artisan hand-blown pipes. According...

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My Foresight is 20/20…or Is It?

By: Rob Brown, CFP®, CPWA® and Clinton Lynch, CFP®, CPWA® Imagine you wake up tomorrow, pour your morning brew, flip open your iPad, and start reading the Wall Street Journal. Suddenly, by some strange twist of fate, you realize you are reading the stock market results one week into the future, rather than yesterday’s closing prices! This has always been a dream of many financial professionals, as well as individual investors. In actuality, no one has consistently predicted short-term stock market performance. In fact, it has been said that, when it comes to the market, there are two types...

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