Sunset at Chapin Beach
 
Chapin Beach
Hydrangeas
Paddling on Swan River
Chapin Beach
Oyster Beds at Crowe's Pasture
Corporation Beach
Grand Cove, South Dennis
 
 
Sunset at Mayflower Beach

 

Dennis

All American Town

The Heart of Cape Cod

Chamber Members:  If your business has an upcoming event or information to share and would like to have it mentioned in a future newsletter, please send the information to info@dennischamber.com.

 

We have begun developing the 2019 Dennis Guide. To be in the Dennis Guide, you need to be a member of the Dennis Chamber of Commerce.  We would love to have you in!  Delivery date of the Guide is targeted for Patriots Day. Here is the  Advertisement Contract 

 

Security Seminar for Businesses-Counterfeiting, Electronic, and Securing your Business Transactions

Thursday, March 28
8:30 to 10:00am

An agent from the Boston office of United States Secret Service is one of the presenters along with Paul Forni, IT Security of the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Sponsored by: The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
at the Dennis Police Department Training Room
Register here

New State Regulations for Employees

Larry Drago, President of BizChecks Payroll, will be speaking on the following topics: 

Paid Family Leave –   As part of the Grand Bargain passed last year, all companies will have to collect and remit to the Mass Department of Revenue a tax which will fund the new paid family leave program.  

Section 27 – Another provision of the Grand Bargain is that restaurants must now ensure that tipped wait staff earn the minimum wage on a per shift basis. The requirement effectively serves to increase the minimum wage for tipped employees.

EMAC – This past year employers were hit with an assessment of 5% of wages up to $750 per employee for any employee that participates in the Mass Health Program or a subsidized Connector program.  This has resulted in millions of dollars in unexpected and unbudgeted expenses for many Cape companies.  The law is expected to sunset in 2019 however there is no assurance that this will occur.

Tuesday, April 2nd
9:00am-10:30am
Dennis Public Library, Dennis Port, MA
Register here
 

Short Term Rental Workshop

Kenneth Smith, KAS Hospitality Consulting

Governor Baker signed into law a new bill regulating and taxing short-term rentals. The timeline for implementation of the law will pose significant changes for Realtors conducting short-term rentals in 2019. Join Kenneth Smith of KAS Hospitality Consulting as he explains what this new short-term rental tax means. He will be answering questions such as:

  • When does the law take effect?
  • What do you need to collect taxes on?
  • Where do you remit your taxes to?
  • Who is required to carry insurance?

There will be ample time for networking and Q&A.

Kenneth Smith served as the Senior Vice President of the 7 Red Jacket Resorts located on Cape Cod and in North Conway, NH for the last 8 years. Mr. Smith has more than 30 years in the hospitality industry and has held senior management positions with Red Jacket Resorts for the last 18 years and presently the Catania Hospitality Group. 

Wednesday, April 10 
8:30am to 10am
Dennis Senior Center, Dennis, MA
Register here
Thursday, April 25
5:30 PM – 7 PM
581 Main Street, West Dennis
SAVE THE DATE
Please join us on for our Business After Hours
Thursday, April 25, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Join the Dennis Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours , a networking event where members can make connections, build relationships and renew friendships.
Don’t forget your business cards to enter “The Fish Bowl” Raffle.
No charge for members, $10 for non-members.
Members may invite a colleague or business contact ($10 non-member fee is waived if invited by a chamber member)
SAVE THE DATE
Please join us on for our Business After Hours
Tuesday, May 21st
at Sundancer’s, 116 Main Street, West Dennis.
Join the Dennis Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours , a networking event where members can make connections, build relationships and renew friendships.
Don’t forget your business cards to enter “The Fish Bowl” Raffle.
No charge for members, $10 for non-members.
Members may invite a colleague or business contact ($10 non-member fee is waived if invited by a chamber member)
SAVE THE DATE
Please join us on for our Business After Hours
Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 to 7:00
at The Ebb Tide Restaurant, 94 Chase Avenue, Dennis Port.
Join the Dennis Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours , a networking event where members can make connections, build relationships and renew friendships.
Don’t forget your business cards to enter “The Fish Bowl” Raffle.
No charge for members, $10 for non-members.
Members may invite a colleague or business contact ($10 non-member fee is waived if invited by a chamber member)
 

Dennis Chamber of Commerce

Old Fashioned Clam Bake

Join the Dennis Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the beginning of Summer with an Old Fashioned Clam Bake at the
Swan River Restaurant, 5 Lower County Road, Dennis Port.
Friday, June 21, 2019, 6pm-9pm
More information Coming Soon!
                   

Dennis Chamber of Commerce

Fireworks and Antique Car Parade

Saturday and Sunday, August 24th and 25th

Dennis Chamber of Commerce

Labor Day 5K 

Sunday, September 1st
Johnny Kelly Park, Dennis

Taste of Dennis and Silent Auction hosted by the Dennis Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 17th
West Dennis Yacht Club
West Dennis, MA

Dennis Chamber of Commerce

Annual Dinner and Anchor Awards

Wednesday, November 13th
Ocean House Restaurant, Dennis Port

Dennis Chamber of Commerce

Holiday Gathering

Date and Location to be announced….December