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Coast to Coast Cuts offers mobile haircuts and styling services

Coast to Coast Cuts provides in-home, outdoor, and on-location haircuts and hairstyling services all across the Island. The business is owned and operated by Angela Prout, licensed cosmetologist and registered mobile stylist, formerly of...

ACE MV aced it

Given that the Vineyard economy depends on a robust summer tourist season and that summer is effectively ‘cancelled,’ on Wednesday, April 29, ACE MV hosted a free Small Business Think Tank for one hour...

MV Bank offers coronavirus relief initiatives

In an effort to address the community’s needs during the coronavirus pandemic, the boards of Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation dedicated $625,000 last week for coronavirus relief for the...

Preparing for recovery

"NOW what do I do?" This is the question on every small business person’s mind. Well, this is the time to prepare yourself for a post-coronavirus world: Especially because you have probably been forced...

First remote IHT homeownership lottery 

On Tuesday, March 10, Island Housing Trust (IHT) held its first remote IHT homeownership lottery via a video conference. According to a press release, six families were selected to purchase new homes on Greenwood...

Quote of the Week

“It was a kick in the gut for everybody; Monday was maybe the most interesting, convoluted day in the history of our business.” –J.B. Blau, Island restaurant owner, on Gov. Charlie Baker shutting down all...

The Big Question: Temperature checks

Should passengers be required to have temperature checks before boarding SSA boats?   Absolutely for temperature checks. The Island has the almost unique opportunity to adopt best practices from more advanced countries battling Covid-19 in Asia. A...

Dream big, work hard

As a little girl, Maggie Mae, owner of Maggie's Salon in Vineyard Haven, always knew she wanted to cut hair. She styled the hair of her dolls and stuffed animals, but when she cut...

The Charlotte Inn earns accolade from Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting The Charlotte Inn with a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Recommended hotel...

The Big Question: Coronavirus business changes

Are you planning on making any changes to your business because of the coronavirus?  

J.B. Blau’s Vineyard commitment

J.B. Blau, owner of the Year-Round Restaurant Group, has been an avid supporter of the Vineyard since 1997. His restaurants include Sharky’s, M.V. Chowder Co., Copper Wok, and Loft & Pizza di Napoli, and...

CCIAOR names Point B agent Katie Dawson to Leadership Academy

Point B Realty announced today that Realtor Katie Dawson has been chosen as one of 15 members for the Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. According to a press release, the...

Jennifer B. DaSilva joins Point B Realty 

Point B Realty announced that Realtor Jennifer B. DaSilva has joined the real estate sales team of the 10-year-old firm. According to a press release, DaSilva has deep family roots and lifelong friends on...

The Big Question: MVRHS field project

Should the MVRHS field project be exempt from Oak Bluffs zoning?  

Quote of the Week

 “We’re at a point where roughly 2 percent of new cars in Massachusetts are electric, but by 2030, between 30 and 50 percent of vehicles will be electric.” – Erik Peckar, Vineyard Power general manager 

The 4th annual Perfect Pitch MV contest

Calling all Applicants! Perfect Pitch MV is a “Shark Tank” style pitch contest where 10 qualified entrepreneurs compete for prize money to support their small business. The contest is open to any Vineyard resident...

Delivering the goods

Services that bring themselves to you — so you don’t need to go to them — have been increasing everywhere, including on the Vineyard. Many entrepreneurs are adding mobile options and/or foregoing brick-and-mortar stores...

MVB and its charitable foundation award $17,000 in grants, donations to nonprofits

Martha’s Vineyard Bank announced that the Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation have awarded $17,000 in their fourth-quarter 2019 cycles to nonprofits on the Island and in the surrounding area. According...

Quote of the Week

“Locally funded, locally sourced, locally grown — those recent articles you read about Canadian companies being ‘the Walmart of weed’ — we’re the opposite of that.” — Noah Eisendrath, on his proposed Main Street Medicinals...

The Big Question: Church Street electric charging station

Are you in favor of the VTA’s proposed $1.4 million electric charging station in Edgartown’s historic district at the Church Street stop?   Reply: I am not against the VTA having a charging station. I am...