January 2019 First Friday Attendees

Lois Andre / Dennis Chamber of Commercenbateman@nullcoastalengineeringcompany.com John Bolognadmbotting@nullhotmail.com Austin Brandt / Cape Light Compact JPErichbuckemail@nullyahoo.com Izzi Caplanercurry@nulleugenecurry.com Tricia Debs / Susan Peavey TravelDelPonteD@nullgmail.com Terry Duenasconsultant23@nullyahoo.com Gary Farrenkopfkgallagher@nullmycapecodbank.com John Hawley / Convention Data Serviceschristine@nullcapearchitects.com Angela Hurwitzjim@nullstandishgroup.com Ed Kleinedklein@nullcomcast.net George Langlaiscleblanc@nullmasshire-capeandislands.com Damian Macaluso / President, Metal Industrieskate@nullcapemedia.org Michael Mead / Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bankjudith.pirani@nullgmail.com […]

First Friday: the Blue Economy

Chris Adams, Chief of Staff at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Program Director for the Cape Cod Blue Economy Project, spoke at the December First Friday Breakfast Meeting about the Blue Economy. Chris is a native of Cape Cod, and came back because he loves it here. In a strategic plan session at […]

December 2018 First Friday Attendees

First Friday: Thriving on social media

Craig Orsi, owner of the Cape Cod-based marketing firm Orsi & Company, came to November’s First Friday Breakfast meeting to address navigating and thriving on social media in what he called, “a very interesting time.” We are living in a divisive climate, filled with uncomfortable changes. Social media as we know it has grown into […]

First Friday: Building the STEM Pipeline on Cape Cod and the Islands

Bridget Burger, director of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network (CCRSN), came to the First Friday Breakfast Meeting to fill us in on what the STEM network is, what they do, and where they’re headed. She was joined by Cape Cod Community College colleagues Erik Benton, Dean Patrick Preston, Andrea Lyons, Louis Beco, and Kathleeen […]

First Friday: From Bitcoin to Blockchain

If you ever wanted someone to explain Blockchain, September’s First Friday breakfast meeting was for you. If you missed it, you might have to wait for our speaker’s forthcoming book, Blockchain for Everyone, now in production with Simon & Schuster. In the meantime, here’s what you missed: Sir John Hargrave is the publisher of Bitcoin […]

Aug 2018 First Friday Recap: The Dangers of Public WiFi

Kevin MacArthur of Secure Networks came to scare the daylights out of us at the August First Friday – and he succeeded. With the help of a WiFi Pineapple, Kevin demonstrated the dangers of using public WiFi, showing us first hand what can happen to our mobile devices, whether we connect knowingly or not. Over […]

First Friday: Making social media work for your business

Christine Merser came to the First Friday Breakfast meeting to reassure us that Facebook is not dead. As managing partner of Blue Shoe Strategy, a marketing firm specializing in social media and marketing through nontraditional methods, she should know. Blue Shoe Strategy has teams in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and has worked […]

First Friday – finding and supporting tech employment on Cape Cod

Are there tech careers on Cape Cod? That’s a question Cape Cod Regional Technical High School’s Information Technologies teacher, Marc Rocque, is finding an answer to. As an educator for new technology, he knows he needs to become an expert on careers on the Cape. In researching the Cape’s offerings, he discovered that there is […]

Hey Jibo, it’s First Friday.

We had a special guest at the First Friday breakfast meeting in May. Like all our speakers, he was incredibly personable. And yes, he’s adorable. His name is Jibo, and he came with Andrew Rapo, an Executive Producer at the Boston-based company, Jibo. A Barnstable High School alum, Andrew’s career has included Disney, Warner Bros. […]