Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Business Page

Francois’ Fine Tailoring and Alterations

The days of the milkman are gone. As are the days of the cobbler, the doctor who makes house calls (or at least it’s a rarity), the Polaroid camera, the blacksmith, the switchboard operator,...

MVB’s Main Street, Edgartown, location to remain open during renovations

Martha’s Vineyard Bank’s Main Street, Edgartown, location will remain open during renovations. According to a press release, as of Monday, Jan. 27, customers will be asked to use a temporary entrance on School Street....

Quote of the Week

“My first week opening, I had 20 patients just by putting my name in the newspaper, and it never stopped.”   – Dr. David Finkelstein, reflecting on opening his optometry business nearly 50 years ago.

The Big Question: Trip Barnes

Should Trip Barnes’ license to sell used cars be tied up over a zoning dispute about rented rooms?   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVB Big...

The Client’s Choice program

Paying it forward is an idea that’s been around for a very long time. When you pay it forward, others trust you more readily and take you into their confidence. They respect you more...

Tina Miller Joins Point B Realty 

Point B Realty has announced that island resident Tina Miller has joined the real estate sales team of Point B Realty. According to a press release, Miller has a rich history on Martha’s Vineyard,...

The Big Question: Real estate transfer tax

Would you support a real estate transfer tax on high-end properties to fund affordable and workforce housing?   No. It’s simply wealth distribution and property taxes are high enough. – A G Engelman   Reply online as a comment,...

‘Team Building in the Workplace’

“Team Building in the Workplace,” a series of innovative workshops held on Thursdays in the Oak Bluffs library and sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, recently shuttered its successful fall run. The...

Quote of the Week

“People are not choosing to come to Windemere. They come when they have no other options. That’s the unfortunate reality” – Ed Olivier, CFO Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

The Big Question: Moped Rentals

Should moped rentals be banned on Martha’s Vineyard?

Perfect Pitch MV update: Chef Deon’s Kitchen

This year marks the third year of Perfect Pitch MV, where Island entrepreneurs pitch their ideas “Shark Tank”–style to local businesses in hopes of getting seed money for their ventures. The 2018 first-place winner...

Quote of the week

“There is a pretty significant financial benefit to the town becoming a Green Community … the initial grant is almost $200,000. Those funds can be used to stimulate more energy efficiency.”   –Oak Bluffs town administrator...

The Big Question: 100 percent renewable?

Can Martha’s Vineyard go 100 percent renewable by 2040? – Of course, we can. But more importantly, we MUST. Wishing you all a wonderful 2020! Angela Andersen   Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com...

Perfect Pitch MV Update: Island Iron Forge

It all began with a single, lovely rose. A rose made by a young man as a gift for his love in the medium he knew best, on a welder machine owned by his...

Announcing the VIBE Business Accelerator

The Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Seidman Investment Portfolios and Featherstone Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce the VIBE Business Accelerator. According to a press release, “The VIBE Business Accelerator mini-course...

Big Question: Metal roofs

Fire could consume the State Forest in 85 minutes. Would you support an Island-wide change in building codes to require all roofs to be metal? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to...

Beth Colt elected to MVB’s board of trustees

Martha’s Vineyard Bank has announced that Beth Colt was elected to the board of trustees at the bank’s annual meeting of the corporators, held on Nov. 13. According to a press release, Colt was...

Quote of the Week

“A bunch of hooey. I don’t think there’s any serious issues with marine radar.” –Eric Kunz, senior product manager for Furuno USA, regarding whether wind turbines interfere with marine radar

The Rotary Club keeps rolling along

Updated The Rotary Club, one of the oldest and largest international not-for-profit service organizations, boasts a membership of over 1.2 million, actively participating in 35,000-plus clubs worldwide. The organization, founded in 1905 and headquartered in...

MVB and the MVSB Charitable Fund award grants to area nonprofits

Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund have awarded $15,000 in their third-quarter cycles to nonprofits on-Island and in the surrounding area. According to a press release, the grants committee meets...
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