For Immediate Release
May 28, 2010
Contact: Marie Oliva, President & CEO 508-759-6000, x12
Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2010 Annual Event “Dine with the Pilgrims” to be held Thursday, June 17th, at Plimoth Plantation Visitor Center ~ Peabody Pavilion. The evening will kickoff at 5:30 pm with Cocktails & Networking, followed by the Award presentation, guest speaker Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon,
and ending with a 1627 Themed dinner served at 7 pm.
Tickets are $ 50 per person, tables are available for purchase. Reservations should be made by June 10th, seating is limited. Visit www.capecodcanalchamber.org or call 508-759-6000, x10 for more info.
The Cape Cod Region Chamber of Commerce is very happy to announce Cape Rail, Inc., parent company for Massachusetts Coastal Railroad and Cape Cod Central Railroad as the recipient of the 2010 Business of the Year Award.
Cape Rail, Inc., headquartered in
, operates both the energy train and award-winning dinner train. They operate all of the rail lines in Southeastern Massachusetts and will soon operate (mid-June) all of the rail lines in the south coast region as well (New Bedford and Fall River), bringing the total rail lines operated to nearly 100 miles. With offices in
, Buzzards Bay and
, they employ between 80 and 100 employees.
Cape Cod Central Railroad contributes significantly to the local tourism industry and overall quality of our region. They have been a large part of our Annual Scallop Fest bringing thousands of patrons into
each September. Last year the Buzzards Bay station where the Chamber’s
are located was added to the regular departure schedule for the dinner & family fun trains.
Mass Coastal’s freight rail service contributes to the local economic engine and allows 20 southeastern Mass industries to make products and provide services and jobs more efficiently. Mass Coastal, which also operates the energy train, strives to maintain an environmentally conscious and community focused presence in the fragile ecosystems and historic communities of southeastern
. One example is that the Energy Train removes over 12,000 truck trips per year from the Cape’s roads and the 2
Cape Cod Canal
John F. Kennedy, President, CEO & Partner of Cape Rail, Inc. has twenty seven years of hands-on ownership, operation, management and outreach with his various railroad companies. He has tirelessly advocated for passenger rail service to Bourne, Sandwich & Wareham and received widespread support for his creative and unique proposal for train service from
to the Lakeville MBTA station.
Sponsors for the Annual Dinner are: Premier - Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Colony Moving & Storage, Comcast Business Class, First Eastern Mortgage Corp. and Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod; Corporate - Best Buy and Cape Cod Life; Pilgrim Sponsors – Canterbury Liquors, Cape Cod Times, Facchetti & Facchetti, Ltd., Foley & Foley, P.C.,
and Sullivan Tire.