July’s First Friday: buried treasure

In 2010 Tom Keyes and his wife bought an 1817 colonial in Sandwich – or at least he thought they did. At our First Friday Breakfast in July, Tom told us what he discovered about his house, and how it became an archeological site and topic of learning at Sandwich’s STEM program for middle schoolers. […]

Think global, invest local.

It’s not a bumper sticker (yet), but to think global and invest local is good financial practice according to First Friday speaker Michael A. Tyler, Chief Investment Officer of Eastern Bank Wealth Management Division. Michael began with an economic overview, saying the summer 2015 rebound was welcome, but it’s been choppy and erratic. The drivers of the […]

First Friday: from table to farm

The topic for June’s First Friday was black soldier fly larvae, because who doesn’t want to hear about fly larvae over breakfast? As one student said, “they’re not a pest fly, so they won’t land on your sandwich.” Joseph Fisher, Ann Marie Luppino, and Jack Rogers, students in the Upper Cape Regional Tech’s Environmental Science […]

John Landry’s year ahead: 2015 edition

John Landry has been addressing the Cape Cod Tech Council for so long, he’s come to think of us as “Easter with the inlaws.” Looking through his addresses from previous years, John realized that for the most part things haven’t really changed that much. But how things are being used has changed dramatically, and it […]

Algae – the new/old wastewater technology

Could something tiny be the answer to one of Cape Cod’s biggest problems? January’s First Friday Breakfast speaker, Brian Braginton-Smith, thinks it might be. Braginton-Smith is CEO of AquaGen Infrastructure Systems, Inc.  and Executive Director of the Lewis Bay Research Center, as well as being a long time Cape resident. He has seen our coastal […]

August First Friday – Snows goes mobile

Snows Home and Garden is about as old school a family business as you can get – which is why Sid Snow was the speaker at our First Friday Breakfast in August. The business was started 127 years ago by Sid’s great, great grandfather (whose home was the Orleans Inn). When Sid came home in […]

First Friday: David Churbuck and digital marketing

Local is the new organic. According to our First Friday speaker David C. Churbuck, there’s a shift toward local, which began with the food movement and is continuing into retail.  Amazon killing Main Street, he says, is a myth.  He sees a migration away from the mall and big box stores, and back to local […]

First Friday: John Landry forecasts 2014 (w/video)

Entrepreneur and investor John Landry’s technology forecasts regularly give the Weather Channel a run for their money at our First Friday breakfasts. When he starts reviewing the year behind and predicting what lies ahead, no one cares what’s going on outside. It’s a mesmerizing, informative hour, and we were very glad to welcome him to […]

First Friday: Cranberries on the silicon sandbar

Even third-generation cranberry growers need technology. November’s First Friday speaker was Dawn Gates-Allen, Communications Manager of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association. She’s also a fourth generation grower. Founded in 1888, CCCGA developed standards for the cranberry industry, including barrel size and pricing. Ongoing efforts include marketing, environmental affairs and keeping the neighbors happy. While […]

October’s First Friday: Video on the Web with Jay Sheehan

Ready to produce some content? The October First Friday breakfast meeting was in Cape Cod Community Media Center‘s 8800 square feet of studio. They provide tools, training and technology to make it happen. What is “it?” That’s up to you. The Media Center is programming by community, for community. They also have a 2100 square […]