The Business Page

The Big Question: Sales tax on house rental

Should individuals renting out their homes on portals such as Airbnb and HomeAway be required to pay sales tax?

Ask the Geek: Podcasts

Dear Geek, School vacation week is coming up and though the prospect of allowing screens in the car to keep my children quiet during a long ride is appealing, my moral compass is steering me...

Best Construction awarded Best of Houzz 2018

Best Construction of Martha's Vineyard has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. According to a press release, the 15-year-old general contractor was chosen by the...

MVSB celebrates Patriots’ day

MVSB celebrates Patriots’ day Patriots’ day at MVSB was on Friday, Jan. 19, to congratulate the New England Patriots for earning another trip to the AFC Championship Game. According to a press release, to show...

Colonial Reproductions turns 40

Colonial Reproductions of Edgartown is celebrating 40 years of business on Martha’s Vineyard. According to a press release, owner and president Norman Rankow started the business in 1978 after moving to the Island with...

Ralf Pirozzi joins board of directors

Ralf Pirozzi, co-owner of Resortman–Vineyard Coach & Martha’s Vineyard Transport, has been invited to join the board of directors of the New England Livery Association. According to a press release, New England Livery Association (NELA)...

February Chamber workshops

Free workshops, sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SCORE, will be offered this February: Managing the Millennial Workforce Presented by Paul Chatelain Tuesday, Feb. 6 4 - 5:30 pm West Tisbury library   Top 10...

A talk with James Anthony, CEO of MVSB

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank CEO James Anthony about how he ended up here on the Island, what he sees as the role of a small local...

Quote of the week

“This will be a long-term investment; I’m looking forward to bringing it back to its past glory.” –Bernard Chiu, founder of Upland Capital Corp., on plans to renovate the newly acquired Harbor View Hotel.  

The Big Question: Offshore drilling

Are you in favor of offshore oil and gas drilling in the North Atlantic? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

Finance 101: We get happier as we age

I have long followed Tadas Viskanta's excellent blog, Abnormal Returns .  As an advisor and planner, I find it to be an excellent resource for thought-provoking writing and articles for the somewhat nerdy financial...

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund awards eight grants to Island nonprofits

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund awarded eight grants totaling $12,680 to seven Island nonprofits: Island Children’s School, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club, Martha’s Vineyard Public...

Ask the Geek: Wireless gateways

Dear Geek, I received a "wireless gateway" from Comcast recently, but my current router and modem work just fine ... I thought I owned them, but the new piece of equipment is considered a “rental”...

Trade show hosted by Martha’s Vineyard Made

A wholesale trade show is being hosted by Martha's Vineyard Made for Island business owners on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 am to 3 pm. According to a press release, approximately 25 Island producers...

Big Question: Beach road

What’s your idea to improve Beach Road in Vineyard Haven? Response: Getting fed up with the flooding on Beach Rd. after a heavy rain. When are we going to get some positive construction done? – Faith Laskaris Reply online as a...

Finance 101: Bull markets

This run in the stock markets, over the past 20-plus months, has been pretty impressive. Since the lows in February 2016, global stocks, as measured by the ACWI global stock index, have returned 40...

Bad Martha Beer donates $5,000 to the Island Food Pantry

Bad Martha Brewing Co. recently announced that it is making a $5,000 donation to the Island Food Pantry to help them with their important mission to feed the hungry. “We believe it is our...

Ask the Geek: Coolest tech gadgets you gave?

Dear Geek, Hope you had a nice holiday season, and thanks for your tech rendition of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Aside from the devices you mentioned in your last article, was there any cool...

New business consulting company launched on Martha’s Vineyard

India Rose, the founder and former executive director of the Island nonprofit CEO Martha’s Vineyard, announced this week that she has launched Hustle and Thrive Co., a new Island-based business consulting firm. “I am...

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival names new appointees

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival announced that Noavakay Knight, Ollie Becker, and Danielle Mulcahy have been hired to expand the organization’s growing team. According to a press release, the Film Festival’s directors are confident...