Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Business Page

What makes a restaurant successful

Operating a restaurant on the Vineyard comes with its own unique challenges. For openers, many provisions must be sourced off-Island, we have an abbreviated season, and our costs are exceptionally high. On the plus...

Ask a Geek: Stocking up

Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onIsland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “Dear...

Business Brief: MVSB employees support the Relay for Life

The 2017 Relay for Life was held Saturday, June 3, at Waban-Alley Park in Oaks Bluff to raise money for the American Cancer Society. According to a press release, Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank was...

Quote of the week

“People liked having them, but didn’t necessarily want them long-term. We thought, Hey, we might have a business here.” —Pat McBride, oo-owner of Rhent-a-Flock, an on-Island chicken rental service.

The big question

What's one business you thought would never get off the ground, but ended up succeeding wildly? Send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”  

Short-term rental tax is forecast to pass the State Senate

As part of annual budget legislation, the State Senate is expected to approve a tax on short-term rentals via the web such as Airbnb, the State House News Service reported. The tax would be...

B/R Creative turns 25

In 1995, Barry Rosenthal opened up B/R Creative in Vineyard Haven. Until that time there were a number of local designers and writers offering advertising and design services to local merchants, but few if...

Martha’s Vineyard Venture Mentors launches monthly mentoring meetings

Martha’s Vineyard Venture Mentors (MVVM) will launch the first of six monthly mentoring meetings on Tuesday, May 23, from 6 to 8 pm at the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce. According to a press...

Mid-Cape Home Centers honored by Marvin Windows

Marvin Window and Doors has awarded Mid-Cape Home Centers of South East Massachusetts for Outstanding Achievement in 2016. In a press release, Paul Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors, is quoted as saying,...

RE/MAX On Island celebrates successful 2016

The agents at RE/MAX On Island recently celebrated their successful year in 2016 with an award presentations and dinner. According to a press release, Nic Korba of Oak Bluffs, a 2002 graduate of MVRHS,...

Rosewater Wine & Spirits opens in Edgartown

On May 5, Rosewater Market on South Summer Street in Edgartown opened Rosewater Wine & Spirits on 65 Main Street in Edgartown, in the space formerly occupied by Port Supply. The shop will be...

Feiner Real Estate donates $2,500 to M.V. Community Services

Feiner Real Estate has announced its recent "Client's Choice" donation of $2,500 to Martha's Vineyard Community Services. According to a press release, buyers, after consideration, selected MVCS because "they felt it was an organization...

Feiner Real Estate donates $2,500 to M.V. Community Services

Feiner Real Estate has announced its recent "Client's Choice" donation of $2,500 to Martha's Vineyard Community Services. According to a press release, buyers, after consideration, selected MVCS because "they felt it was an organization...

Vineyard Vines signs five-year contract extension with Churchill Downs

Vineyard Vines, a brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, announced that it has inked a five-year contract extension with Churchill Downs as the Official Style of the Kentucky Derby through 2021....

The man behind the Vineyard’s Summer Concert Series

In 2000, Adam Epstein founded Innovation Arts and Entertainment, a Chicago-based company that specializes in the presentation of concerts, theatrical events, and speakers. This is IAE's second year presenting the Summer Concert Series on...

The Big Question

Would pop-up restaurants be a good thing for the Island? Send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

Tech gift for Mom

Dear Geek, With Mother’s Day coming up, what would you recommend for tech-related Mother’s Day gifts for my minimally tech-savvy mother? Thanks, Sonny Dear Sonny, Timely question. I was going to suggest ditching the tech-related gifts and belting out...

Peapod returns to Martha’s VIneyard

Following a successful 2016 season, Peapod, the country’s leading online grocer, has announced it will be returning to Martha’s Vineyard on May 16. According to a press release, Peapod was the first online grocer...

Dear Geek: What’s with all the bytes?

I hear people talk about technology mentioning kilobytes, megabytes, and terabytes, and recently I’m seeing people mentioning an SSD. Sounds like they are mispronouncing a thing I was fortunate to avoid catching from someone...

Presidential vacations good or bad?

Overall, was having two presidents vacation here a good or a bad thing for the Island? Send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”