Monday, September 28, 2020

The Business Page

First Friday has Vineyard Haven hopping

On August 3 and Sept. 7 (the first Friday of each month), galleries and local businesses on Main Street in Tisbury will get a lift from wandering shoppers and lovers of art, from 4...

Finance 101: When wildness lies in wait

“The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly...

Quote of the week

“We’ve got a solid committee of interested, active, bright individuals adding lots to the conversation. We’re enthusiastic we’ll pull it off.” –Nat Benjamin, speaking on behalf of a group of investors trying to purchase four...

The Big Question: Island mail

Have difficulties with Island mail delivery affected your business?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

Ask the Geek: Should I go GoPro?

Dear Geek, With summer here, I want to take video of some fun stuff I like to do. Do you use an action camera to record things, and if so, which one do you use? Thanks, Go...

The Big Question

Do you think golf carts should be allowed on public roads? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

Quote of the week

“We’ve got a solid committee of interested, active, bright individuals adding lots to the conversation. We’re enthusiastic we’ll pull it off.” –Nat Benjamin, speaking on behalf of a group of investors trying to purchase four...

A different take on rentals

Three years ago, Leah Jampel returned to the Island to set up shop for Vacasa, the largest vacation rental management company in the U.S. She looked at the move as a way to get...

Habitat for Humanity announces Cathy Chu is licensed as Unrestricted Construction Supervisor

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is pleased to announce that board member Cathy Chu has successfully passed the Massachusetts State Licensing Examination, and is licensed as an Unrestricted Construction Supervisor. According to a...

Feiner Real Estate donated $1,125 to Vineyard House

Feiner Real Estate on July 16 awarded 10 percent of a commission on a recent real estate transaction to Vineyard House. The commission was earned for the sale of 76 Edgartown Rd. With Feiner’s...

Hustle Sports/Hustle & Thrive Co. and NYC nonprofit Connective Inc. announce partnership

India Rose, Islander and owner of Hustle Sports Marketing and Hustle & Thrive Co. has partnered with Connective Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in New York City and led by director Ian Thomas...

Finance 101: Control what you can control

In today’s hyper-connected information and news-cycle world, we are constantly buffeted with more, often contradictory, messages. Everything moves fast. We are subject to so much more than we previously were. Whether it’s politics, the...

Good Life MV concierge and lifestyle services

A new concierge and lifestyle services company has come to the Island. According to a press release, lifelong summer resident Pam Rogers, has turned her passion about the Vineyard into a new venture. Ms....

Ask the Geek: Summer checklist

Dear Geek, I have two questions for you. I have renters coming in to my house each week throughout the summer. Tech-wise, what should I do to prepare for potential tech-related issues that might occur?...

Quote of the week

“One-quarter of all working adults are in poverty-level jobs.” –Paul Osterman, addressing the ACE MV 10th anniversary fundraiser

The Big Question: Floating workshops

Should floating workshops or businesses be allowed in Vineyard Haven Harbor? Response: I think that only businesses that are dependent on water should be allowed in the harbor.  The very definition of harbor is “a part...

Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt

Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt is a Down Island Farm product conceived when Heidi Feldman was happily munching her way through a bag of sea salt and vinegar potato chips at Alley’s General Store in...

Big Question: Metered taxis?

Do you think the Island should have metered taxis?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

Quote of the week

“For me personally, technology has made my job harder, in that there’s less time on the sales floor and more time needed staring at a computer screen or phone.” –Heather Kochin, owner of Rainy...

B Corp. names South Mountain Co. among ‘Best for the World.’

South Mountain Co., the West Tisbury architecture, building, and renewable energy firm, has been recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact, according to the nonprofit B Lab. According to a press release, South Mountain is honored...