Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn: A Rare Find on Cape Cod

by Nicola Burnell

Photo courtesy of Perpetually Chic

When Annabelle Hunton decided she was ready for a career change she had no idea how quickly her transition would occur.

A former Sales Director of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Annabelle had not worked in the hospitality industry before she purchased a sea captain's home (circa 1830s) on Belmont Road in Harwich, which had been licensed as an Inn since 1943.

Although new to the business, Annabelle wasted no time getting to work – she closed the Inn for the entire 2010 season for renovations. "I didn't want to try to run something that wasn't mine," she explains.

When the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn opened in April 2011, the formerly Victorian-styled accommodations had been transformed into a contemporary, European flavored establishment.


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Superior Guestroom at The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn

Superior Guestroom at The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn

BPW Celebrates 90 Years

by Patricia Monahan

2011 Cranberry District Women of Achievement Awards Dinner

The Massachusetts chapter of the BPWMA is celebrating 90 years of advocating for women.

In 1919, during WWI, the Government recognized the valuable skills of working women and assisted in forming the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club to organize their resources.

That group is now known as Business and Professional Women's Foundation.

In 1920, women won the right to vote and the BPW has been working for fairness and equity in the workplace ever since.

The Massachusetts chapter was founded in 1921 and continues a long-standing tradition of assistance, compassion and empowerment for women as we celebrate our 90th anniversary.

While the state and local chapters focus to assist those within their regions, each region helps to unite the working women within the nation, and hopefully one day throughout the globe.

We have two chapters currently here on Cape Cod that make up the Cranberry District of the BPW/MA: BPW Upper Cape and BPW Lower Cape.


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Investing in Yourself

by Beverly Ryle

Whenever I'm away I return to a full inbox. Often a number of the emails I have received are from people over 50 who have been laid off and can't find work.

For months, in some cases years, these people have carried on discouraging job-search campaigns directed toward securing the kind of work they did before "the bottom fell out" of their professional lives. They've reached the point where they feel they "can't buy a job" and are at their wits end as to what to do next.

At first I wondered, what do I say to these people? But then I noticed that none of them mentioned doing anything to create something new. No one said anything like, "I've started to explore web design," or "I've been taking a course in non-profit management," or "I've been studying one of the healing arts" on their own, through adult education classes, or at a community college.


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