SCORE announces 2017 award winners

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The Annual Cape Cod SCORE Awards Breakfast will be held May 18, 2017, at the Old Yarmouth Inn, 223 Rte 6A, Yarmouth Port. The event will begin at approximate 8:00 with an official welcome by Chapter President Marc Goldberg and Keynote Speaker David Troutman, Co-owner of Scargo Café, who will speak on The Golden Rule of Business Growth.
The 2017 presentation of SCORE’s Small Business Owner of the Year will be made to Mario Spindola of ohDeer Martha’s Vineyard. The Small Business Champion Award will be presented to Nauset Disposal for their commitment to small business on the Cape.
The presentation of the Chapter’s Better Mousetrap Awards to 18 Cape & Islands small business owners as selected by their respective Chambers of Commerce will follow.
Cape Cod SCORE’s Awards Breakfast is sponsored by: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Eastern Bank, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Community Development Partnership, Rockland Trust, Coastal Community Capital, Seamen’s Bank and TD Bank.
Summary of Award Winners:
SCORE Small Business of the Year ohDeer MV
SCORE Small Business Champion Nauset Disposal
Better Mousetrap Award Winners
Brewster – Guapo’s Tortilla Shack
Cape Cod Chamber – Cape Cod Marble & Granite
Cape Cod Canal Region – The Body Mechanist
Chatham – Cape Cod Daily Deal, LLC
Dennis – Monroe Motors, Inc., Auto Repair
Eastham – Beanstock Coffee Roasters
Falmouth iKitchens, Etc., LLC
Harwich – Hot Stove Saloon
Hyannis – Rendezous Café & Creperie
Martha’s Vineyard – ohDeer MV
Mashpee – Gustare Oils & Vinegars- Mashpee
Nantucket – Nantucket Hotel & Resort
Orleans – Animal Hospital of Orleans
Provincetown – Provincetown Jazz Festival
Sandwich – Home Instead Senior Care, Inc.
Truro – Long Point Electric, Inc.
Wellfleet – Brundage Site Work
Yarmouth – Cathy’s Place Resort Wear & Accessories
SCORE Small Business of the Year and Martha’s Vineyard Build a Better Mousetrap winner
ohDeer MV
Mario Spindola
PO Box 482
Edgartown, MA 02539
P) 508-627-2928
Mario Spindola was the first ohDeer franchisee in the USA, He has exclusive rights to Martha’s Vineyard as well as “rights of first refusal” to another east coast territory which may come to fruition in 2018.
ohDeer uses a National Organic Program (NOP) and FIFRA 25 compliant spray. His products, which are human safe, are composed of essential oils, i.e. seder, peppermint, soybean, wintergreen and rosemary. They have been approved and certified to be safe with animals and humans outside in the immediate area as well as in open waters.
In less than 3 years from start up, Mario’s 2016 revenue grew over 50% from 2015 to 2016 with a 40% gross margin. ohDeer’’s estimated revenue for 2017 is expected to grow again with over 200 unique customers. He started as a solopreneur, with part time help from his mother and wife (a 12 year member of the Army National Guard and Iraqi war vet).
ohDeer recently hired four additional Martha’s Vineyard full time hourly employees, with benefits, to cover his expanded business while he focuses on the organization’s growth. Within 3 years ohDeer has grown to 5 full time employees with continued part time support from his wife and mother. ohDeer is the preferred solution for several of the Island’s largest landscapers, as well.
From one spray truck he now has two with another planned this May.
Here’s what Mario wrote to Mike Adell, his mentor, last summer, “Hi Michael, The reason I decided to ask for a mentor is because of the value and expertise someone can bring to my company. The key areas I believe you can be of value are employee hiring, leadership development and projecting my current numbers into the future. I would love to get into public relations and marketing but it has been very limited due to the high demand and fast growth.”
Mario has approached being a franchise as an entrepreneur would:
1. Went to landscaper contacts to seek recruits for full employment and hired 4 people
2. Proposed a geese control spraying business through his two landscaper customers for their customers. That will start this Fall.
3. Established a unique contract with his franchisor that protects his exclusive territory and gives him right of first refusal for another territory he has in mind. He also helped construct franchisee agreements that protect all parties, helped reduced overall costs to franchisees and assisted in leading their first ohDeer sales conference. Mario is considered the lead franchise.
4. Developed job descriptions, interview techniques, a compensation plan that includes bonuses with specific goals
5. Wrote clear job descriptions for all his employees and a clear line of communication
6. Determined and developed business and tax structure, P&L, cash flow and balance sheet statements
7. Seeking a line of credit with his bank
Mario is a contributing member of the MV Chamber of Commerce for the past four years. He participates in many Chamber activities and workshops. In 2015 he was recognized by the Chamber as one of their “40 Under 40 Movers and Shakers” These are professional leaders in their industry and in our community.
As a contributing member of the MV community, Mario:
• Provides free monthly spraying to preschools and day care centers for the spring/summer season.
• Is a sponsor of the Sharks MV minor league baseball team.
• Is a lodge officer and monthly volunteer at the Oriental Martha’s Vineyard Masonic Lodge.

Mario’s mother brought him to America when he was 12 with $200 to her name and worked two jobs to build a better life for Mario. As Mario states, “It is hard to describe unless you have lived it because no one can understand the impossible obstacles an immigrant sees as opportunities. There is so much that it would take me hours to explain but we are proud to be Americans. This country is what I call home.”
SCORE Small Business Champion Award
Nauset Disposal
Shawn DeLude
PO Box 826
3 Rayber Road
Orleans, MA 02653
P (508) 255-1419
Founded in 2001 by owner Shawn DeLude with only a pair of work gloves and his trusty Toyota pickup truck, Nauset Disposal has grown to become one of the largest private waste haulers on Cape Cod. Servicing residents and commercial businesses on Cape Cod from Provincetown to Falmouth, the Orleans based company now has approximately 50 employees and recently added a 33rd vehicle to its fleet.
DeLude’s 27 years in waste and recycling hauling includes experience working for small, local haulers as well as in the large corporate world. His start in the industry began with Bayside Disposal, a small business that was bought out in 1993 by BFI. Included in the BFI acquisition, Shawn was suddenly thrust into the corporate world; he quickly rose through the ranks of sales and management but was continually frustrated by the lack of customer relations and community focus. In 1997, a group of investors invited Shawn to help rebuild Bayside Disposal and come on board as a manager. Just two short years later however, Bayside was bought out by Allied Waste and Shawn was suddenly alienated from the industry.
Taking some time to reflect on his past work experience, DeLude felt the larger waste haulers were missing the mark by not investing enough in the local community. He soon realized there was room in the market for a disposal company that believed customer service, satisfaction and community impact should be considered priorities. His depth of experience in the industry, coupled with a passion for excellent, customer based service, soon resulted in the inception of Nauset Disposal. A company founded on the basis of providing excellent customer service, Nauset Disposal also considers its commitment to the Cape Cod community – and the environment – top priorities.
16 years later with over 1,200 commercial accounts, Nauset Disposal is proud to be a company known for contributing to the local community and helping to sustain a viable economic climate on Cape Cod. A phrase often heard in the office is “If they’re not making it, we’re not taking it”, meaning if commercial customers are not doing well, neither is Nauset Disposal. That’s why the company offers several free marketing initiatives for its commercial accounts, giving customers the opportunity to grow their business by partnering with Nauset Disposal. Our “Better Bills” program allows businesses to include a geo-targeted Val-Pak like flyer in printed invoices; monthly giveaways and spotlight opportunities for commercial businesses each month in our e-newsletter reach over 7,000 primary or secondary homeowners and business owners on Cape Cod; event partnership opportunities and social media posts are just a few of the ways we commit to support (and grow) local business.
Nauset Disposal is a member of every Chamber of Commerce on Cape Cod. Each week you can find our employees at Business After Hours, community events and local fundraisers. Nauset Disposal employees sit on boards for Chambers of Commerce and volunteer at annual Chamber events like the Orleans Chamber ClamBQ and the Yarmouth Chamber Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth. Each year, the company supports over 125 non-profit organizations through in-kind or cash donations. The company’s growing employee base, most of whom live locally, contribute to the Cape Cod community through volunteer opportunities and community service. A Cape & Islands Green Level 2 certified company, Nauset Disposal adheres to “Green” office and billing practices and has transitioned 60% of its vehicle fleet to run on power-pro fluid, a premium hydraulic fluid that is non-toxic, biodegradable and water soluble. A primary philosophy within the company is that sustainability – of the local economy, the community, and the environment – are of paramount importance when visualizing the future of Cape Cod.
Brewster Chamber
Guapo’s Tortilla Shack
Kyle Parker and Danna Perry
136 Route 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
P (508) 255-3338
Kyle Parker and Danna Perry opened Guapo’s Tortilla Shack in 2005, leasing the small building next to The Brewster Store on Route 6A in Brewster. They quickly discovered that the building was too small for what they wanted to accomplish; in addition, parking at the location was a problem, and staying open year-round was a strain on cash flow.
So they started looking for a better place, finding it in what had been the Brewster Express on Underpass Road adjacent to the bike trail. Two years after opening on Route 6A they moved in to the new Guapo’s and became seasonal. Kyle said, “You plan and then you do it over. Change is constant and performance is measured in sales!”
In November 2012, Guapo’s opened a second location, this time year-round in Orleans where they struggled at first. Kyle feels strongly that if you “don’t do the sales it’s an indication that people don’t like you, and if they don’t like you, then you have to go.” So, they updated their plan again by asking themselves, “What’s the bigger reason for doing this (business)?” Kyle and Danna both believe that giving back to the community and helping those less fortunate is important. That’s when they started holding fundraisers at the restaurant to support local non-profit organizations that work with children. This proved to be a good formula for improving the business. Some of the organizations that Guapo’s has been able to support include Latham Centers, Inc., Community Connections, CapeAbilities and Cape Cod Children’s Place.
Today, Guapo’s has a total of 60 employees in the summer season: 40 in Orleans and 20 in Brewster. Brewster remains seasonal and Orleans continues to be open year-round. Kyle said “This has been the most amazing journey of my life! Doing good things, helping some people, nothing can stop us!”
Cape Cod is fortunate to have entrepreneurs like Kyle and Danna who aren’t afraid of risk and continue to update their business to meet the needs of the community.
Cape Cod Chamber
Cape Cod Marble & Granite
Harley F. Silva
38 Rosary Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601
P (508) 771-2900
Having survived the critical five-year mark, locally owned and operated Cape Cod Marble and Granite is the largest stone fabricator on Cape Cod, offering a highly trained crew to work with customers through the entire process, from selecting the right stone to installation and ongoing maintenance. The company is thriving both on Cape Cod & the Islands, as they approach every project with the same level of attention to detail, whether it be a fireplace surround to an entire kitchen countertop. The company utilizes the latest technology to measure and precisely cut stone, ensuring projects turn out perfectly.
Not only does Cape Cod Marble and Granite provide great products for Cape Codders, but they also engage civically within their community. Their investments into the community have assisted organization-wide economic growth, while also positively impacting Cape Cod organizations. They are members of the CCYP Mentors Program and Giving Circle, participants in the Hyannis Rotary through the Home & Garden Show, members of the Home Builders & Remodeling Association of Cape Cod, as well as the Massachusetts Masons – Fraternal Lodge A.F.& A.M. Additionally, they support the Barnstable Police – Patrolmen’s Union, the Massachusetts Environmental, and Nantucket High School fundraisers.
Cape Cod Canal Region
The Body Mechanist
Nichole Cross
45 Main Street Suite C1-B, Wareham, MA 02571
P (508) 291-3365
Nichole Cross is the owner of The Body Mechanist, providing performance enhancing massage and body detailing in Buzzards Bay since 2012. Her journey in the spa world started in 1998 when she got her manicurist license and a job at Beyond Beauty in Mashpee, MA. Fairly quickly, wanderlust took her elsewhere and after several moves and job shifts, she soon enrolled in the massage program at Baker College of Clinton Township, located in Michigan. Not only did this amazing program offer 1000 hour of training which would make her compliant with every state in the country, it also earned her an associate’s degree. Nichole further developed her professional training and mentoring by completing her program externship with and ultimately working for one of her instructors, John Gifford, owner of Motionwise. She credits this experience for teaching her about the mind body connection, trigger point work, and professionalism within the field. She went on to become Baker College’s first student teacher in their Massage Therapy Program and, within six months of graduation, Baker College hired her as an adjunct faculty member. She found teaching was extremely rewarding and gave her an even more extensive knowledge of massage and the human body.
Nichole returned to Massachusetts to be closer to her family when her sister had brain surgery. She worked at Bella Boutique (formerly Bella Skin) in Newton, where she realized she also wanted to be an aesthetician. In 2008, she earned her Aesthetics license and added facials and waxing to her growing list of services. She worked at Bella until she moved with her military husband to Fort Bragg North Carolina in 2009, where she opened Cross Therapies. In April of 2012, Nichole and her husband moved back to Massachusetts and she opened The Body Mechanist.
Nichole says, “Massage therapy is one of the greatest loves of my life and it’s a gift to be doing what I love each and every day. I strive to advance my profession while helping my clients get the best care for their bodies. It’s even reflected in the name of my business:
bod·y (n) Your physical structure; the human machine that you drive around every day of your life.
mech·a·nist (n) A person skilled in the repair and maintenance of machines.
I can’t stress enough the importance of caring for your human machine. This is the only one we get and spare or after-market parts are never as good as the original. That’s why The Body Mechanist offers performance enhancing massage and body detailing. We think it’s important to look and feel your best. So from pain management massage to wrinkle reducing facials, our studio caters to our clients’ specific needs.”
The studio has a comfortable, intimate feel and their like-minded practitioners are client centered, putting clients’ needs and concerns first. They will help you understand your amazing human machine and come up with a care plan that suites your lifestyle and budget.
Chatham Chamber
Cape Cod Daily Deal, LLC
Stephen W. Williams
279 Orleans Road
North Chatham, MA 02650
P: (508) 945-6443
Cape Cod Daily Deal was born in January of 2011 as a sister company of Click Cape Cod, LLC. Based in Chatham since its founding in 1998, Click Cape Cod continues to provide website design, development and hosting for businesses of all sizes. In addition, Click Cape Cod offers Internet marketing, consulting, computer sales, and an array of other computer and Internet related IT services.
Based on industry-wide trends in marketing, Cape Cod Daily Deal was conceived, created, and developed in-house from the ground up to provide Cape Cod businesses with a LOCAL 21st century Internet marketing option. Operating on a revenue-share compensation model similar to that of national brands like Groupon and LivingSocial, Cape Cod Daily Deal gives small businesses access to a vast, relevant, and targeted audience. Deals and merchants are tirelessly promoted via email and social media as well as through traditional channels such as print and radio, made possible by Cape Cod Daily Deal’s exclusive LOCAL partnerships.
Owner Stephen Williams has been dedicated to promoting local businesses online for more than 20 years. For him, “building a better mousetrap” comes as the opportunity to create a local grass roots business, Cape Cod Daily Deal. He has been excited about creating the Cape Cod Daily Deal website, database, application code, social media channels, branding… and all that goes with it. He has watched it grow to be a well-known and widely supported local marketing channel and a place where locals can save money and at the same time keep the economy strong and enjoy new experiences. Since launching on August1, 2011, Brett Tendler of Centerville has been working closely with merchants to assemble deals that are appealing to the public and promise to drive business for merchants. Brett and Stephen have committed to make customer service and satisfaction the pillar of the business, recognizing that there should be no customer OR merchant dissatisfied. The team at Cape Cod Daily Deal is honored to have received the SCORE award and recognition, and will look forward to providing more great deals and first rate customer service for years to come.
Dennis Chamber
Monroe Motors, Inc. Auto Repair
Carl Monroe
17 American Way – Unit 7
South Dennis, MA 02660
P: (508)398-2007
Carl Monroe started pumping gas at the old Mobil station on the corner of Old Bass River Road and Route 6A in Dennis at the age of 17. He didn’t go to trade school, but learned automotive repair via on the job training. In 2004, he was hired at Honda where he became a Honda Master Technician, and then earned ASE Master Technician certification, an industry standard. He also holds an L1 Specialist designation, and is the only automotive technician on Cape Cod with all 3 certifications. Carl opened Monroe Motors in 2013, in a single service bay in South Dennis, while also studying at 4C’s through scholarships for non-traditional age students and the CCYP Career Connect program. In 2015 he received his Associate’s Degree in business management. Today he has expanded his business into a second bay and has hired technicians of his own. He credits the training he received along the way, and his mentors for his “survival”. His motto is Quality Workmanship at a Fair Price.
Eastham Chamber
Beanstock Coffee Roasters
John Simonian
165 Holmes Road, Unit #2
Eastham, MA 02642
P: (508) 255-9939
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1482
Wellfleet, MA 02667
John Simonian is President and head of day-to-day operations at Beanstock Coffee Roasters based in Eastham. Founded by friends in 1996, Beanstock has grown from a tiny retail location with a one pound roaster in the heart of Wellfleet to a specialty coffee macro-roaster (over 100,000 lbs./year) by building a prominent, wholesale and internet retailer business with a focus on customers that share their devotion to quality as well as a special affinity for the Cape and Islands. The future continues to look bright as the company is doubling its production space in May of 2017, has recently opened new accounts in Los Angeles and Providence and is planning on opening its first signature café before the end of the calendar year.
John grew up in Syracuse, NY but spent many childhood summers at the family house on Cape Cod. His varied career path includes freelance copywriting for Billboard Magazine, working for wine importer Frederick Wildman in Manhattan, several restaurant positions and a brief stint as an options trader on the Pacific Exchange. John has a B.S. from the University of Hartford.
Falmouth Chamber
iKitchens Etc. LLC
Lou Ann Burgess and Richard Carl
321 East Falmouth Highway
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Rich Carl and Lou Ann Burgess chose Falmouth as the town where they wanted to build their life with their young family in 2002. A few years later, in 2006, they left their jobs in the corporate world and formed iKitchens Etc. LLC as a startup kitchen remodeling company. Working from their home, they could attend the basketball games and the martial arts belt promotions and one of them was able to be home when the kids came home from school. Life was good. Fast forward 10 years…
iKitchens Etc. LLC has grown into a full design/build remodeling business, servicing clients all around the Cape and Islands and the South Shore. Rich believes “Excellent client communication and a solid team of employees are two of the top reasons our company has enjoyed success. All remodeling projects present challenges, unforeseen situations, and changes in direction and our ability to work through these “problems” is really an opportunity to shine.” iKitchens’ success has been recognized by several awards over the past decade.
Last year iKitchens Etc. LLC bought a property in East Falmouth and built a design studio to better serve their clientele. Clients work with the iKitchens staff to plan and design their kitchen and bathroom projects, select cabinetry from a custom line or stock line, and enjoy relaxing in one location to see many selections of tile, flooring and hardware. Once decisions are made, the iKitchens team can create their dream space. The Design Studio at 321 East Falmouth Highway, fulfills Rich and Lou Ann’s dream of a full-service, one-stop shop, for home remodeling.
Harwich Chamber
Hot Stove Saloon
Ron Leidner (Father) Gabe Leidner (Son)
551 Route 28
Harwich Port, MA 02646
The Hot Stove Saloon opened its doors in May of 2005 just a few short weeks after the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park as the World Series Champions. New England had fallen back in love with baseball and what better way to show it than with a new sports pub dating back to the historic times of the Hot Stove League. The Hot Stove League is a term used for off season baseball talk dating back to the early 1900’s before radio and television, people would gather around the stove and talk about their local team.
The Hot Stove Saloon immediately took off. It very quickly became a local hot spot serving delicious American Pub food, with locals trying everything from their native scallops, half pound lobster rolls, clam chowder, burgers, salads and more. Over the years the Hot Stove grew more and more successful. Owners Ron and Gabe Leidner, a father-son team decided to make a change. They stopped accepting credit cards and instead donated their savings to local organizations. Since then the Hot Stove Saloon has donated over $56,700 locally.
In 2016, Ron and Gabe saw an opportunity for expansion. Cranberry Valley Golf Course was seeking a new restaurant to run their club house. Ron and Gabe put in a bid and opened for the 2016 season. This new venue was different for Hot Stove – it was golf and breakfast, but that didn’t stop them. They adapted, re-decorated and opened up for the 2016 season. With a new menu for breakfast and lunch only, Hot Stove at Cranberry Valley quickly took off. Golfers began to arrive and several hundred sandwich and beer orders later Hot Stove at Cranberry Valley was up and running full steam ahead.
Greater Hyannis Area Chamber
Rendezvous Café & Creperie
Dylan Jordan
394 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Rendezvous Café & Creperie was launched in April, 2012. Their concept combines specialty espresso and coffees, panini, and crepes They use fresh ingredients and everything is prepared to order and in an open style viewable from the customers in the café and on the street as they walk by. Rendezvous has a valuable connection with their neighbor, Puritan Clothing, where you can dine and shop all at once under the same roof. Since they have been open they strive to continue innovating and changing their products to keep their individuality fresh. Dylan Jordan is a Johnson & Wales Graduate with degrees in food service management and culinary arts. After working as a chef for many years he came back to Cape Cod where he was born in Hyannis, and so he has a strong commitment to being a positive influence on Main Street and the community.
Mashpee Chamber
Gustare Oils & Vinegars – Mashpee
Dave and Catherine Ferraresi
4 North Street
Mashpee, MA 02649
Catherine and Dave Ferraresi established Gustare Oils & Vinegars with the dream of bringing the highest quality artisanal extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and other regional gourmet food products to Cape Cod. The Italian word Gustare translates into English as “to taste, to enjoy, to savor” and those sensations are a guarantee for guests as they discover their favorite selections in the European-style tasting rooms.
Nantucket Island Chamber
Nantucket Hotel & Resort
Mark and Gwenn Snider
77 Easton Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
The Nantucket Hotel is a grand, historic, all-season island vacation destination, situated downtown that is ideal for families and couples. Originally built in 1891 and completely renovated in 2012 by Mark and Gwenn Snider, the Nantucket Hotel’s exterior is classic Nantucket and its interior is everything a guest would expect from a new hotel meeting the needs of today’s travelers – along with resort services.
The Nantucket Hotel has received numerous awards including:
Named #1 out of the “Top 25 Hotels in the United States” in TripAdvisor’s® 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards!
Accolades from the New York Times as the most family friendly lodging option on Nantucket!
One of the “Top Hotels in New England” by Conde Nast Traveler in their 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards!
The Nantucket Hotel is an important contributor to the Nantucket community. It sponsors an annual New Year’s Eve masquerade ball, offers “stay-cation” overnight deals to Nantucket residents, and hosts multiple community events in its ballroom. In 2015, the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce presented its “Tourism Advocate of the Year” award to Mark Snider in recognition of the success of the hotel as well as his leadership to establish a free shuttle service between the ferry terminals and out-of-town parking lots.
Orleans Chamber
Animal Hospital of Orleans
Karen Bohon, DVM, owner
Renee Lincoln, CVT, practice manager
65 Finlay Road
Orleans, MA 02653
The Animal Hospital of Orleans is a friendly, caring, family-oriented veterinary hospital located in Orleans, MA. Dr. Karen Bohon has owned the Animal Hospital of Orleans since 1993. Their veterinarians and healthcare team take their mission of providing their clients and patients with the highest quality veterinary care and service, delivered with integrity, compassion and professionalism, very seriously.
Client education is a priority in their practice and they feel as though their clients should always be informed about their pet’s needs, treatment and care. They also continue to learn through continuing education to improve their services and to offer the most up-to-date and comprehensive care available.
As a locally owned and operated small business, the Animal Hospital of Orleans knows the importance of community involvement and giving back. They support local businesses, participate in community building events, and donate to local and national charities. Dr. Bohon and the healthcare team also established the Santana Fund with the mission of providing crucial veterinary services to deserving pets who are unable to receive the necessary treatment due to financial constraints.
Provincetown Chamber
Provincetown Jazz Festival
Bart Weisman, Founder, Executive Producer & Performer
36 Freedom Trail
Orleans, MA 02653
Since 2005, the Provincetown Jazz Festival™ has been held in Provincetown, the Oldest Continuous Art Colony in the United States and Jazz musicians from the United States, Canada, South America, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have appeared at concerts in Provincetown and Cotuit on Cape Cod. The festival is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Organization donating a portion of the proceeds to worthy causes including the Jazz in Schools Program on Cape Cod which presents Jazz to schools from Provincetown to Falmouth.
Sandwich Chamber
Home Instead Senior Care, Inc.
Denise Dever and Frank Allosso co owners
125 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
Denise Dever and her partner, Frank Allosso, opened their Home Instead Senior Care office in Sandwich in March 1998. They both were in the process of leaving their corporate positions and wanted to live and work on Cape Cod.
Working with seniors was a natural for them as they helped to take care of various family members over the years and realized that there were so many seniors that needed help to remain in their homes. Home Instead has been providing their services to hundreds of Cape Cod seniors over the years to help them to live independently and with dignity. And just as important, they have employed hundreds of wonderful Care Givers who love working with seniors.
Truro Chamber
Long Point Electric, Inc.
Sandra Silver, President
105 Shore Road
PO Box 737
North Truro, MA 02652
In 1983, Gary and Sandy Silva decided to start their own electrical business. With a second hand van and a small business loan from Seamen’s Bank they began their journey to success. Gary sadly passed away in 2002; Sandy became President and elected Jim Meads to be Vice President. To this day they use Gary’s values to guide Long Point Electric, Inc. in the work they do and try to provide the best possible customer service. We are dedicated to providing all of our customers with the highest levels of electrical service and quality to their home or business no matter what size the job is and providing our customers personal service by having a person in our office to answer their calls and questions.
Wellfleet Chamber
Brundage Site Work
Corey Brundage
400 Massasoit Road
Eastham MA 02642
100 Old Chequessett Neck Road,
Wellfleet MA 02667
With few dollars in his pocket after being laid off, Corey Brundage founded his construction company Brundage Site Work in the spring of 2010. At first tackling any job he could handle with a small pickup truck, rake and lawn mower, he began to establish his name with the cautious mindset, “you must crawl before you can run.” He created a trustworthy reputation amongst the Outer Cape community with a strong work ethic and quality workmanship, and so gradually built his company by acquiring more efficient vehicles and equipment, which allowed him to take on bigger projects and expand the business to the next level.
Today, Brundage Site Work continues to walk, not so much crawl. The company employs four full-time crew members and an office manager, with the team expanding to six members in the spring and summer months. Reputed as being the company that can handle the responsibilities of any sized project, they are busy year-round thanks to the diversity of their many scopes of work, such as septic system installation, design-build landscape projects, concrete flatwork, decorative epoxy overlays, patios of all sizes and types, stone and shell driveways, annual spring and fall cleanups, weekly serviced landscape accounts, tree removal, and general excavation. Brundage Site Work is a certified town water installer in Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet.
Well on his way to “running”, Corey Brundage has successfully grown his business over the years into a local household name while still not forgetting about the customers and community who helped him “crawl” years before.
Yarmouth Chamber
Cathy’s Place Resort Wear & Accessories
Cathy and Reuven Lahav
525 Route 28
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Cathy’s Place has been providing women with boutique resort wear for over twenty-five years. The business is owned and operated by Cathy and her husband, Reuven Lahav whose success began in the early 1990’s with the opening of a small store in Mashpee. Their business grew over the span of the following years with storefronts opening in Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and South Florida. After years of successful business in Cape Cod, Cathy and Reuven decided to open a permanent location in South Yarmouth with the ultimate vision of downsizing into one storefront that could be managed by the owners themselves. Cathy prides herself on providing customers with a one-on-one shopping experience that is aimed at serving women’s fashion needs in an interpersonal, energetic, and fun-filled manner. Women from all over New England consider Cathy’s Place a local gem and favorite for all of their fashion needs. What makes the store so special is its capacity to provide customer service to women across generations; whether it be a granddaughter, mother or grandmother. Cathy has every customer taken care of and leaving the store with joy.

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