Business & Retail: Apple Tree Arts, B2B Smart Source, Blackstone Valley Physical Therapy, Clear Vision Alliance, Concierge Physical Therapy, DColorex, G9 Financial, Grafton Country Store, Hear Joy Audiology, Heidi's Hearing, Holiday Inn Express, Koopman Lumber Company, Little Man Originals, Mill House Wine & Spirits, Orange Salon, Precious Ones Child Care, Quality Transitions, The Yankee Express, UniBank, Whitin Community Center
Food & Farms: Galliford's Restaurant & Tavern, The Green Plate, Whittier Farms
BUSINESS & RETAIL
Apple Tree Arts
Staff and instructors have quickly stepped up to bring you virtual learning opportunities. One-on-one instrumental and voice lessons are now available online using Zoom. Group classes including Mixed Age Move & Groove for ages 1-4, KiddyKeys for ages 3-5, and Keyboard Magic for ages 6-9 will open for registration later this week. Much more is available on Apple Tree's website (link below)
Do you have a supply chain strategy to keep your company safe in the coming months?
Let us eliminate the stress in your life to search for these key items. We’re recommending every company to review their cleaning product needs and develop a 3-month strategy. Then in 2 months review this strategy and create another 3-month plan. Inventory on most cleaning products has been drained from the supply channel. Building inventory is happening and some items will not be seen for 2-3 months. We can help you create a strategy to supply your critical cleaning product needs including Hand Sanitizer, Nitrile Gloves, Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue and more.
Please help by donating to support this 3D printing project being lead by several Technical High Schools throughout the Northeast. The need for medical shields to protect our front line heroes are in high demand. In order to meet the demand, funds are needed to purchase supplies. The team has been flooded by support across Massachusetts and New York to print face shields and demand is increasing. All donations are appreciated. Stay safe everyone!
The four 3D printers at the Blackstone Valley Education Hub, or the Ed Hub, in Whitinsville are “running day and night,” said Jeannie Hebert, president and CEO of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The Ed Hub’s efforts, spearheaded by Hebert and Mark Lyons of Advanced Educational Technologies Labs have resulted in the production and distribution of about 500 face shields to area hospitals and health care facilities, which are very much in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) while combating the coronavirus pandemic.
“I talked to a doctor and showed her the design,” Lyons said. “She thanked me for saving her life. That’s how important these things are.”
BVPTS has shifted over to Telehealth to continue to treat patients safely in the comfort of their own homes. By using a secure video chat they are able to check in and see how a patient is feeling and moving, and correct or progress any exercises as needed. Now may be the time to start getting that painful body part looked at, while most people have more free time. Try a risk-free visit today!
Working in these challenging times with day-to-day uncertainty can cause stress and anxiety. As formally trained business and executive coaches, we are offering 10 hours per week at no charge to the business community. Whether it is for personal dilemmas, business situations, strategizing, planning, etc., we are here for you as a sounding board, thinking partner, and whatever else you need. Each session will be for one hour and are on a first-come, first serve basis. To schedule your complimentary, confidential session, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or Call 413-283-7091. You are not alone! We are all in this Together!
Lynn WhitneyTurner 413.283.7091
Concierge Physical Therapy
Connect by Tele-health "E-Visit" or by phone. Get the care you deserve in the safety of your own home. Contact CPT to set up an appointment today!
Free YouTube Tutorial "Beautiful Castle Watercolor,Painting Project for All Ages". Perfect for all ages! A delightful beginning watercolor project, "Beautiful Castle" teaches students about resist crayon, drawing lines, and handling adjacent colors.
" To say the past few weeks have been crazy in the markets would be an understatement. We understand that many of you are concerned about the markets and your individual portfolios. We would like to give you a few points to consider.
It is important to be patient with the market ups and downs. This is not fun, but it is important to take the down swings with the up swings. The long-term goal of investing is to allow your money to grow for you. Selling at a low is locking in a loss.?
Your Financial Goals
Our role as advisors is to understand your financial goals and dreams and build portfolios with the appropriate risk to meet those goals. It is times like these where we put our strategies and managers to the test to meet those goals and minimize the losses that we take. If your goals have changed, we should know about that.
Opportunity Is Here
If you have the opportunity or cash on the sidelines, now or in the near future is a good time to buy in. We do not have a crystal ball as to when the market will find bottom but we do know it is priced at discount and for those inclined becomes an opportunity to put more money to work for you or increase the risk in your portfolios to take advantage of the up swing in the market when that comes.
The Hear Joy Audiology office is closed until May 4, per the governor's order. Dr. Rancourt can be reached by calling the office at 774-293-1515 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be offering phone, email, video call and telehealth support. Some hearing aid models can be programmed remotely via telehealth and your smart phone. Supplies can be mailed. In the event of a broken hearing aid that cannot be fixed via video call, she can arrange a drop-off/pick up repair. Hearing aid manufacturers are still open and repairing devices. Updates will be on the practice's Facebook page along with tips related to hearing loss during this time. Please contact us if we can be of assistance or if you have any questions
"Out of concern for our patients and staff, we are suspending in-office services as of 3/24/2020. We will still be available by phone and can assist by appointment only for emergencies and supplies. Please contact 508-796-5899 and we will be happy to help. "
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS AND ENJOY A FREE LUNCH!
Will be offering a free lunch for friends and family on 5/8/2020 at 12:00 at Post Office Pub in North Grafton. There will be a presenter from a hearing aid company, along with myself, talking about hearing health care. Please call the number below to reserve your spot!
Due to the recent orders given by Governor Charlie Baker, we are only allowed to lodge essential businesses. These would be construction workers, hospital workers, nurses, doctors, truckers. There may be other industries that would be essential, but for the most part if there is a leisure traveler, meaning one who is wanting to stay at the hotel like a vacation or a night away, we will not be able to accept that reservation at this time. We will update you as time goes on.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone on the front lines and for everyone that has been affected by this virus. We will make it through together and if there is anything that we can do to help, please contact me. Stay safe.
Shop Koopman Lumber online for pick up in store. This site does NOT have building materials currently, but it does have about 90% of what you would find inside our Whitinsville, Uxbridge, Grafton and Sharon locations. You can start shopping now at www.shopkoopman.com!
Koopman Lumber Company
665 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Multiple Locations: Whitinsville, Uxbridge, North Grafton, Sharon, Hudson, Milford Paint, Andover, Distribution Center
"Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we will be closed until Tuesday May 5.
All appointments before then are cancelled and we urge you to book online to ensure that you have an appointment during what will be a busy time. We are sending out this message to contact as many people as possible while individual calls will take some time.
For the duration we strongly caution you not to color your own hair. The chance of it all going horribly wrong is high. We will be posting in social posts and on our website where you can purchase Oribe and R&Co products and use our salon link and code to have products delivered to your house. Both of these manufacturers make a lovely temporary root touch-up spray that washes out and will not alter your natural color.
We hope you are safe and just like you, we want to be back at the salon and get your hair done as soon as possible.
Starting April 1st through December 31, there are several federally mandated acts that impact business with less than 500 employees. Are you compliant? Do you have questions?
Over the prior week’s, we have become aware of the following:
-Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (effective April 1-December 31)
-Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (effective April 1 – December 31)
-Telework / Telecommuting
-Unemployment / Lay offs
-Reservists / National Guard being called up
-Health Insurance / Medicare and the impact
These are just a few of the many challenges facing businesses these days to manage.
Quality Transitions, your local Human Resource Business Partner, are more than happy to lend a helping hand in any of these areas or Human Resources in general.
In fact, starting Monday April 6th we will be offering Free HR Virtual Coaching sessions thru Zoom meetings for the month of April, details below. You can use the coaching session to ask clarifying questions, get advice, or ask quick questions on any topic related to Human Resources. We also have connections to a variety of professionals that specifically deal in specialized areas of Employment Law, Medicare, Health Insurance, etc. As we unite as a community, this is our way to help our neighbors weather the storm.
Maintaining open lines of communication is critical during these challenging times. Touching base with employees who are working remotely via daily / weekly communication (Zoom, Skype, etc.) will keep employees engaged and informed.
Zoom Log in Information:
Topic: Quality Transitions HR Virtual Coaching-Open to MA Businesses
To help you communicate your cancellations, changing hours, closures, takeout options/deliveries, etc. during the next few weeks, send your logo, contact information—and 50-word maximum to News@theYankeeXpress.com.
Our website home page (theYankeeXpress.com) will direct residents to your update. It will appear on our website through April 24, unless you specify different dates in your submission.
To serve customers and assist their financial needs, UniBank will remain open. Transactions are limited to ATM and DRIVE-UP TELLER SERVICE. Customers needing further assistance or access to a safe deposit box should contact their local branch. This will be in effect until further notice.
Effective Saturday, April 4, we will be updating drive-up teller hours at all* branches. Drive-Up Teller hours will be as follows:
Monday - Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
Our Sutton South, Whitinsville Plaza and Shrewsbury branch locations are limited to ATM access. If you would like to visit a nearby branch for drive-up teller access, here are some close-by locations:
Call in orders with curbside pick up! Deliveries can be arranged as well
Build a Bowl, Bunless Burgers, Frozen Heat & Eat meals, and Smoothies available!
We are offering phone orders for take out with curbside pickup during this time. During this time we will also be offering deliveries for those not leaving their homes. Call in your order and we will arrange a time to deliver. Now is a great time to stock up on your freezer items, so check out our Heat & Eat part of the menu. Please follow us on FB or sign up for our weekly specials to also get updates on our hours of operation for the next few weeks as things may change.
Simply call in your order and we will run it out to you. As always we can’t begin to express how thankful we are for your support and love. We’re looking forward to a cafe full of happy smiling friends as soon as possible! Until then, be well.