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(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA recently welcomed Steven Hiersche, Jr. as the new Director of Information Technology for the company. Hiersche will oversee technology including PC networks, telecommunications and infrastructure for all divisions within The Davenport Companies including Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Thirwood Place, Red Jacket Resorts, Cape Cod Fence Company, Blue Rock Golf Course and All Cape Self Storage. A graduate of Champlain College in Vermont with a degree in Networking & PC Support, Hiersche most recently served as the Sr. Systems Administrator for SmartPak, an equine supplement and tack company... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Port Report
(South Yarmouth and West Harwich, MA) – The John K. & Thirza F. Davenport Foundation has offered a $20,000 challenge grant to the Cape Cod Theatre Company - Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre. The challenge grant will match donations from new donors, grants or fundraisers between now and June 30, 2017. The John K. & Thirza F. Davenport Foundation grants scholarships to students and assists in funding requests from Barnstable County based nonprofit organizations with a commitment to excellence in the visual and performing arts. The primary funding for the Foundation has come from family members, Davenport Realty Trust... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA have announced the promotion of Ann Millett to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Davenport Companies. Millett has been with the company for 27 years, most recently holding the position of Controller. In her new role, she will oversee day-to-day management of the finances of all divisions within The Davenport Companies including Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Thirwood Place, Red Jacket Resorts, Cape Cod Fence Company, Blue Rock Golf Course and All Cape Self Storage. Steve Aschettino, who has served as the company’s C.F.O. for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – Red Jacket Resorts is excited to announce the addition of Hannah Menard to their sales team as an Event Manager. Hannah was born and raised in South Yarmouth, very close to the five Red Jacket Resorts on Cape Cod. She began her hospitality career at the front desk at Red Jacket Beach Resort in 2012 and has gathered experience in a variety of positions within the company since that time. She recently graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, MA with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In her new role as Event Manager, she will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Port Report
Yarmouth Chamber Hosts Annual Dinner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2016 The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce (YCC) hosted their Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 26th at The Loft Restaurant in West Yarmouth. The room was filled with attendees and among them were State Representative Tim Whelan, Select Board Member Tracy Post, and Select Board Member Eric Tolley. The presenting sponsor for the event was the Whydah Pirate Museum. Barry Clifford of the Whydah Pirate Museum gave a sneak peek into the life of a real pirate and explained how Yarmouth was the perfect location for the museum.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary with a vintage-style gala at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. The company retrospective spanning 60 years in business was held on stage in the playhouse, complete with videos and a multimedia presentation. State Representative Tim Whelan congratulated all 200+ guests on their hard work, community involvement and ability to work together to sustain a strong business for 60 years. He also presented Jane Davenport with citations from both the House of Representatives and the Governor’s office recognizing the achievement. The celebration then moved... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth, MA has been named #1 on the list of “Best Executive Golf Courses in New England” by New England Golf Monthly. The 2016 Best of New England Awards were determined by an online survey, global/national/regional level award lists and a panel of judges from the golf industry. New England Golf Monthly is the #1 read golf publication in the New England region serving the interest of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine golf communities as well as the organizations in support of the game... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Port Report
(South Yarmouth, MA) – Red Jacket Resorts, a group of seven New England resorts owned and operated by The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA have recently accepted multiple awards for their resort properties on Cape Cod, MA and in North Conway, NH. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has presented Certificates of Excellence to Blue Water Resort, Green Harbor Resort and Blue Rock Resort, all on Cape Cod, MA in addition to Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and Fox Ridge Resort in North Conway, NH. "With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – DeWitt Davenport and the Davenport family, longstanding philanthropists and well-respected members of Cape Cod’s business community, were awarded the annual Joshua A. Nickerson Society Award at a reception at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on June 9th. Joshua Nickerson of Chatham played an integral part in the development and preservation of such Cape Cod institutions as Cape Cod Hospital, Cape Playhouse and Cape Cod National Seashore, among many others. The Joshua A. Nickerson Society Award was established in 1982 to acknowledge and honor the contributions of individuals who have given of themselves to promote the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – Blue Rock Golf Course congratulates PGA Professional Patrick Fannon on his recent advanced professional certification from the PGA of America. With this elite certification, Fannon has become one of only 535 Certified PGA Professionals in the field of Teaching & Coaching out of 27,000 PGA members nationwide. Described by The PGA of America as “continuing education designed to enrich a PGA member’s arsenal of skills, enabling them to lead the growth of the golf industry”, the program also offers certification in the areas of Golf Operations, General Management and Player Development. The Teaching & Coaching Certification... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – Red Jacket Resorts is excited to welcome three new team members to their family of resorts in North Conway, NH and Cape Cod, MA. Joining the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Indoor Water Park in North Conway are Bob Weir and Matthew Daly. Weir is the new Director of Sales for the resort, bringing with him a wealth of previous experience in both the hospitality and healthcare industries. His position will focus on the continued growth of the group, corporate and wedding business. Boasting an extensive background as a chef and restaurant General Manager, Daly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA, recently visited A Baby Center, Yarmouth Food Pantry and the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund to deliver holiday cheer and supportive donations to these community organizations. With pickup trucks and vans full of requested items, company representatives arrived at each organization to unload the donated goods and present checks to the directors. Donated goods and checks (including a company match) totaling $14,000 were presented to assist with the organizations’ continued good works in the community. Staff from The Davenport Companies, including Davenport Realty, Davenport Building Company, Red Jacket Resorts,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Port Report
(South Yarmouth, MA) - Due to an overwhelming response, the 1st Annual Cape Cod Low Vision Summit for Seniors has added a second date for the summit on June 11, 2015. The original date of May 20th has filled to capacity prompting organizers to add the June 11th date with the time and location remaining the same, from 9:30am – 12:00pm at Thirwood Place in South Yarmouth. The summit is free but advance registration is required. Seniors and their families, caregivers and industry professionals are encouraged to attend. Please call Thirwood Place at 508-398-8006 to register. Additional details and directions... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The oceanfront Green Harbor Resort in West Yarmouth will open for the season on May 15th with new General Manager Craig Boyer welcoming back many returning guests. Boyer has a strong hospitality background and previously held management positions at two of Green Harbor’s sister resorts, Fox Ridge Resort and Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, in North Conway, NH.Boyer will be handed the reins from former GM Dick Schott who recently retired after 43 years with the company. Green Harbor Resort features 50 beautifully decorated suites, cottages and townhouses on 7.5 acres of oceanfront property. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Port Report
The 1st Annual Cape Cod Low Vision Summit for Seniors will be held Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 9:30am – 12:00pm and all seniors, caregivers and industry professionals are encouraged to attend. The first of its kind in the area, the summit recognizes the ongoing and ever-increasing need for education and resources for those with low vision on Cape Cod. Free and open to the public, the summit will be held at Thirwood Place in South Yarmouth, beginning at 9:30am with registration and a continental breakfast followed by a series of short presentations focused on education and resources available to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Port Report
(South Yarmouth, MA) Five local non-profit organizations have been selected as beneficiaries for the 2015 Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community. Each organization has a designated focus for the anticipated $500,000 in funds that will be raised on race day: Calmer Choice – School Mindfulness Programs Cape Cod Healthcare – Heart & Vascular Institute Cape Cod Maritime Museum – School Outreach Programs Katelynn’s Closet – Providing Essential Clothing for Children Independence House – Promoting Safe and Healthy Relationships All race donations and sponsorships are sent to The Cape Cod Foundation, which distributes the funds to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA recently visited A Baby Center, the Yarmouth Food Pantry and the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund to deliver holiday cheer and supportive donations to these community organizations. With pickup trucks and vans full of requested items, company representatives arrived at each organization to unload the donated goods and also presented checks to the directors. Donated goods and employee checks including a company match totaling over $17,000 were presented to assist with the organizations’ continued good works in the community. Employees from The Davenport Companies, including Davenport Realty, Red Jacket... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA have announced the promotion of Paul Rumul to President of The Davenport Companies. Rumul has been with the company for ten years, most recently holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will oversee operations of all divisions within The Davenport Companies including Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Thirwood Place, Red Jacket Resorts, Cape Cod Fence Company, Blue Rock Golf Course and All Cape Self Storage. Rumul’s promotion marks the first time in the company’s history that the position of President will be held... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA recently celebrated the induction of eight staff members into the company’s “15-Year Club”. The Club honors those who have reached 15 years of service at an annual induction celebration, complete with dinner and entertainment, which is attended by the entire company. Recognized this year were: Jessica Benoit of Blue Rock Golf Resort, Nancy Bryson and Beth Smith of Red Jacket Resorts Central Reservations, Janice Copley of Green Harbor Resort, George Jigerjian of Blue Water Resort, Katherine Perry of Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, and Karin Pipatti and Rit Whitehead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA recently visited A Baby Center in Hyannis and the Yarmouth Food Pantry to deliver holiday cheer and supportive donations to these community organizations. With pickup trucks and vans full of requested items, company representatives arrived at each organization to unload the donated goods and also presented checks to the directors. Employees from The Davenport Companies, including Davenport Realty, Red Jacket Resorts, Thirwood Place, All Cape Self Storage and Cape Cod Fence participated in the program. Donated goods and employee checks including a company match totaling over $17,000, were presented... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth, MA, recently hosted their 9th Annual Turkey Shootout & Food Pantry Drive, joining forces with Create the Good. Create the Good is a local non-profit started in 2010 by Yarmouth parents to place a food pantry in every Dennis-Yarmouth school, with constant need requires ongoing community donations. During the two-day event, 140 golfers happily weathered cold temperatures and strong winds as $1,000 from their entry fees was donated to Create the Good. Over a dozen golfers who won turkeys through the closest-to-the-pin contests donated them back to the Thanksgiving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Port Report
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The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA, have announced the promotion of Christian Davenport to Vice President of Operations at The Davenport Companies. Davenport has been with the company for five years, most recently holding numerous positions within the Davenport Building Company, Blue Rock Golf Course and Davenport Realty Yearly Rentals. In his new role, he will oversee operations at all non-resort divisions within The Davenport Companies including such businesses as Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Cape Cod Fence Company, Blue Rock Golf Course and All Cape Self Storage. He will also be heavily involved in off-Cape ventures including... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Port Report
(North Conway, NH) – The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Spa in North Conway, NH, was recently recognized by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, in their 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The family-friendly resort was named #5 on the list of “Top 10 Hotels for Families – United States” and #9 of the “Top 25 Hotels for Families - World”. The only New England hotel named to the prestigious listing for the second consecutive year, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is in good company and even outranked two top resorts at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. According to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Port Report
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – Heather Murphy, Revenue Manager for Red Jacket Resorts, was recently awarded the 2013 Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Lodging Association’s at their annual meeting in Boston. The award is presented each year to one individual in the state who is considered to be a rising star in the hospitality industry. Heather is a business management graduate of Bridgewater State College and has worked with Red Jacket Resorts for 10 years with roles ranging from operations to sales to her current position as Revenue Manager. Her focus is to increase... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Port Report
(Hyannis, MA – January 29, 2013) Seaside LeMans and Cape Cod Healthcare are pleased to announce that they have joined forces for the 2013 Seaside Le Mans ‐ The Race for the Cape Cod Community. The collaboration will further enhance the race’s visibility and help to raise awareness of the valuable contributions to the community made by this year’s race beneficiaries. “We are very pleased to be partnering with Seaside Le Mans for this wonderful event to help raise money for several of our valuable community partners,” said Michael Lauf, CCHC President and CEO. “Cape Cod Healthcare cares deeply about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Port Report