When Cape & Plymouth Business Media announced their 2022 Watch List, 6 of the companies that made the grade were CapeSpace members. It’s proof that companies that cowork can achieve success in a flexible work environment.
We’re proud to offer them a space where they can thrive and be recognized for their talents and the services they offer to our community. Learn more about what makes each of the honorees stand out below.
The creative force behind our Star Wars and The Office parody videos, Big Tree is making a name for itself as a high-quality video production company on the Cape. And they call our Hyannis location their home.
“One of the best things about CapeSpace is the community,” owner Manx Taiki Magyar said. “As a service provider, it puts me into the community and allows me to get to know other business owners and reps.”
The company’s recent projects have included shooting videos for PB Boulangerie in Wellfleet, a promo for the Seahawks Hockey Club in Dennis, and a piece for YMCA Cape Cod. Last summer, Manx flew out to Colorado, where he was a second camera operator on his first feature film, a Western made by several of his fellow Cape Codders. Big things are on the horizon for our friends at Big Tree.
Every spring, CCYP holds the annual Shape Your Cape Summit, an event that brings together hundreds of business owners, nonprofit leaders, and elected officials to discuss issues that matter most to our region’s future.
Planning for this seminal event takes place at CapeSpace where CCYP has a Business Lounge membership. The nonprofit’s influence on the Cape extends year-round as it works to foster a thriving community for young professionals, advocates for policies that positively impact the quality of life for young Cape Codders, and oversees innovative career development opportunities.
Cape Cod Uncontested Divorce
When attorney Barbara Liftman started her company nearly five years ago, she did a Google search for office space on Cape Cod. When CapeSpace came up, she set up a meeting with owner Robbin Orbison to see whether it was a fit for her fledgling business.
“After that meeting I was so inspired by the warmth and colors of the space,” she said. “Robbin introduced me to Dale [Shadbegian] who created my website and helped with SEO and within a couple of weeks, I had started a business nobody else had thought of. …It has taken off because I met Robbin and Dale. I now have five locations. Robbin changed my life.”
The glowing review of CapeSpace is not unexpected for someone who has used her legal expertise to turn the negative experience of divorce into a positive. “I take the nastiness out of divorce,” she said. “I created this company for people to seek out an easier, friendlier, nicer way for people to get divorced.”
HR at Work
A welcoming, friendly community, all at an affordable cost. That was HR at Work President Pamela Sande’s first impression of CapeSpace when she became a member in 2017.
“CapeSpace afforded me the opportunity to connect with other members and it became a real community,” Pamela said. “There was a group of us who would often meet together, share ideas, learn from each other, and even get referrals from each other.”
It happened at a time when Pamela was launching her first company. “While I’m very, very knowledgeable in human resources, I can tell you I didn’t have a clue how to run a business,” she said. “At the time, CapeSpace was more than just a place to go to work. I was able to learn a lot about running a company.”
On top of that, she was able to afford an office without being locked into a long-term lease. “I didn’t have to provide furniture or all of the other high-tech equipment that is available at CapeSpace,” she said.
Since coming to CapeSpace, she has only grown more impressed with how President Robbin Orbison and her team operates. She pointed to last fall when CapeSpace opened its doors for free, allowing people to charge their electronics, get a free cup of coffee, and stay warm, following a late-October storm that left many in the region without power for several days. “One of the greatest things about CapeSpace is just their spirit of good works,” Pamela said.
When asked how CapeSpace has benefitted her newly redesigned company, owner Kim Marchand said, “it helps my business in several ways. It’s a professional address and office space for meetings with clients. It’s a getaway from my home office for uninterrupted focused work with business service support. And it’s a community where I learn about new things, meet new people, and feel supported.”
That support has allowed MarchandCFO to thrive as witnessed by its inclusion on the 2022 Watch List. “This puts us in very good company and recognizes the value that MarchandCFO brings to Cape businesses,” Marchand said. “We are growing and expanding our services so we are especially grateful to have the support and vote of confidence of so many.”
Since 2001, WE CAN (Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking) has been lifting up women in our region, inspiring them to their full potential through a range of services that includes employment, financial empowerment, mentoring, and personal development. Over the past three years, CapeSpace has supported WE CAN’s work, providing the nonprofit with space where it can conduct one-on-one and group meetings.
“CapeSpace has been a critical partner to WE CAN. Because of CapeSpace, we have been able to have a presence on the Mid- and Upper Cape to serve women in those regions through our legal, work support, financial empowerment, personal development, and mentoring programs,” said WE CAN Executive Director Lisa Guyon.
She was grateful for the recent recognition her nonprofit received from Cape & Plymouth Business Media. “This honor provides visibility for WE CAN’s work and will help us reach new audiences of future program participants, volunteers, and supporters,” she said.
Learn more about Cape & Plymouth Business Media’s 2022 Watch List by clicking this link.