2011 "Small Business Owner of the Year" Award
E. A. Barsness & Company, Inc.
Custom Building and Remodeling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod SCORE presented its 18th annual "Small Business Owner of the Year" award to Eric Barsness of E. A. Barsness & Co., Inc. who was selected from among the many small business clients that come to SCORE for business mentoring. Read details below
• Eric Barsness (Right) receiving Small Business of the Year Award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
In addition, SCORE presented "Build a Better Mousetrap" awards to the owners of 16 small businesses selected by Cape & Islands Chambers of Commerce. See details and photos below
The ceremonies took place on May 19th, at SCORE’s annual awards breakfast held at Old Yarmouth Inn, Yarmouthport, MA. Terence Shepherd (pictured right) of Shepherd & Goldstein LLP ROCG Consultants International was the keynote speaker for the event, offering 10 key steps on “How to Strategically Operate Your Business for Better Profitability.
”SCORE gratefully acknowledges Cape Cod Cooperative Bank, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and Ritt Communications as a sponsors of the event. The success of the annual Awards Breakfast was the result of the dedicated work by Jim Garpow, a SCORE Mentor.
SCORE's "2011 Small Business Owner of the Year"
Established in 2004, E.A. Barsness & Co., Inc. is primarily a remodeling company engaged in all forms of residential remodeling and additions for homeowners on the Cape and Islands. For more than a decade, Eric Barsness has also participated in various local rehabilitation programs in various towns on the Cape. These projects have involved all aspects of housing rehabilitation with the scope of work ranging from minor to extensive. Eric said“ These community development programs have been fulfilling to our team in more than just a monetary way. It’s been wonderful for the whole team to participate in the betterment of houses that are in real distress on behalf of the homeowners in need.” In 2006, The Community Development Corporation of Eastham chose the Company to convert an office building to residential affordable housing units in Chatham. This year long project was a great success for the benefactors, the Community Development Partnership, and the new homeowners. For Barsness & Co., the project built a solid foundation of experience, goodwill, and confidence allowing the company to tackle any size project presented since then. Field knowledge and experience, as well as an extreme emphasis on follow up and communication has cultivated this growth pattern. Breaking through to this new level of business volume has presented many challenges. “As a small business owner, it’s hard to find advisors who can devote time and energy to help you when needed. SCORE can be an invaluable resource for motivation and knowledge.” Eric has taken advantage of benefits provided by Cape Cod SCORE over many years which included the SCORE "Successful Small Business" Workshops at Cape Cod Community College.
SCORE's "Build a Better Mousetrap Award" Winners
SCORE's "Build a Better Mousetrap" Award honors companies that survive the critical first five years and appear to be headed for long-term success. All Chambers of Commerce on the Cape & Islands are invited to participate by selecting one of their member companies for recognition. In 2011 SCORE's "Build a Better Mousetrap" Awards go to 16 deserving companies, as listed below.
Brewster Chamber of Commerce honors:
Bud & Carrie Noyes - JT's Seafood Restaurant
2689 Main ST. (Rte. 6A), Brewster, MA 02631-1950
508-896-3355 - www.JT-Seafood.com
"Seafood restaurant with a creative menu and daily specials"
Bud Noyes (right) & Chef Ledor August (left) receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce honors:
Traci A. Medeiros - The Gallery Consignment Shoppe
247 Main Street, Wareham, MA 02571
"Where women can go to meet, shop, chat and share stories"
Traci Medeiros receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Chatham Chamber of Commerce honors:
Susan Williams - Barn Hill Pottery
46 Barn Hill Road, West Chatham, MA 02669
508.945.1027 - www.barnhillpottery.com
"Handmade Chatham pottery, handmade and beautiful"
Susan Williams receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Dennis Chamber Of Commerce honors:
Alex DaCunha - DaCunha Carpet Cleaner
1374 174 Upper County Road # 2-1, Dennisport, MA 02639
774-810-9977 or 508-437-1491 - www.carpetcleanerofcapecod.com
"Certified Carpet Cleaners of Cape Cod"
Alex DaCunha receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Falmouth Chamber of Commerce honors:
Brad Broderick - Broderick Building & Remodeling, Inc.
237 Teaticket Hwy. - East Falmouth, MA 02536
508-548-5200 - www.broderickbuilding.com
"Full Service General Contractor "
BradBroderick receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Harwich Chamber of Commerce honors:
Joseph Della Morte - Cranberry Liquors
555 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA 02646
508-432-8250 - http://spiritofharwichport.com/
"The Spirit of Harwich Port"
Joseph Della Morte receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Hyannis Chamber of Commerce honors:
Todd & Beth Marcus - Cape Cod Beer
1336 Phinney’s Way, Hyannis, MA 02651
508-790-4200 - www.capecodbeer.com
Brewers of "Cape Cod Beer"
Todd and Beth Marcus receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce honors:
Elio Silva - Martha’s Vineyard Coffee Company
P.O. Box 10, Edgartown, MA 02539
"Tisbury Farm Market and Vineyard Grocer"
Elio and Fogaça Silva receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Mashpee Chamber of Commerce honors:
Chef Ralph - Mad Platter
5 Market Street, Mashpee, MA 02649
508-477-0544 - www.madplattermashpee.com
"An eat-in, take-out restaurant and caterer"
Chef Ralph receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Nantucket Chamber of Commerce honors:
Gene Mahon - Mahon About Town
PO Box 929, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-1016 - www.Mahonabouttown.com
"Subsciption based Email weekly newspaper"
Orleans Chamber of Commerce honors:
Bill & Elise Waldron - Cape Cup
54 Main St., Orleans, Ma 02653
508-255-1989 - www.capecup.com
"A friendly Orleans café for sandwiches, soups, coffee and baked goods"
Bill and Elise Waldron receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Provincetown Chamber of Commerce honors:
Douglas & Donna Smart - Atlantic Accents
307 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-7300 - www.AtlanticAccents.com
"Unique hadcrafted jewelry, gift and fashion ideas"
receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Sandwich Chamber of Commerce honors:
Kevin & Patrick Sullivan - Ready-Rooter, Inc.
17 Jan Sebastian Way, Unit 16, P.O. Box 371, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-6055 - www.readyrooter.com
"Repair and installation services for plumbing and septic needs"
Kevin & Patrick Sullivan receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Truro Chamber of Commerce honors:
Bob & Sally Rice - The Whitman House Restaurant & Bass Tavern
5 Great Hollow Road, P.O. Box 1086, Truro, MA 02666
508-487-1740 - www.whitmanhouse.com
"Established 1894 - Welcoming visitors for over 100 years"
Bob & Sally Rice receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce honors:
Peter Hall & Diane E. Hall - Catch of the Day Seafood Market & Grill
975 Route 6, PO Box 535, South Wellfleet MA 02663
508-349-9090 - www.wellfleetcatch.com
"Seafood Restaurant and Market"
Peter & Diane Hall receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow
Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce honors:
Nicole Whitten - Petal & Stem Florist
1196 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
508-394-3013 - www.petalandstemflorist.com
"Florist, proud of wowing folks with products that exceed expectations"
Greg Whitten receiving award from SCORE Awards Chairman and Mentor, James Garpow