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                                  CIWIB Weekly Update


Volume: 8 Issue: #40

Thursday December 15th 2011

Avoid the Pitfalls of Small Business Management. Enroll in SCORE’s Successful Small Business Management Workshop

Interested in learning how to better manage your business? Looking to expand? Unsure how to develop a strategic business plan? Enroll in SCORE’s Successful Small Business Management Workshop, a 7-session program geared to small business owners and start-ups. Topics to be covered include business planning, financial management, sales and marketing, pricing strategies and more. Held on Thursdays from 7-9PM the course starts January 26 at Cape Cod Community College and on Tuesdays starting April 3 at Upper Cape Tech in Bourne.

Experienced professionals familiar with the issues facing Cape business owners teach the workshop. Sign up today. For CCCC: call 508-375-4012 (course is WGB075) and for Upper Cape call 508-759-7711, Ext. 211. Cost for the 7-session workshop is $130 and includes SCORE’s updated Handbook for Small Business. For more information go to:

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Greetings!In the week ending December 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 366,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 385,000. The 4-week moving average was 387,750, a decrease of 6,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 394,250.
 Cape & Islands Self Reliance New Combustion Safety CourseDue to overwhelming response to our December 19th Combustion Safety Training, we are happy to offer an additional training on December 28th.This course is approved for 1 unit of continue education for those BPI certified.

 Training & test

The course will follow the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) Standards including setting up the house, establishing worst case conditions and working with multiple combustion appliance zones (CAZ).  This course does not provide national certification, but BPI Continuing Education Credits will be available.

It is intended for contractors who participate in the Mass Save Home Energy Services Program and attended Weatherization Boot Camp but require Combustion Safety training to comply with the program credential requirements effective October 1, 2011.  The list price of the training is $200.  A $150 subsidy is provided for WAP contractors who hold Advanced Air Sealing and/or Advanced Insulation authorizations and successfully pass the combustion safety exam. Please keep in mind that only two employees per company are eligible, so please do not sign up if any of your employees/coworkers have been to other Combustion Safety trainings around the state.

Combustion Safety Testing Objectives

  • Mission of Combustion Safety Testing;
  • Understand the system relationship of conditioning the air in the house;
  • Understand the principles of the combustion process;
  • Appreciate “safety first” and apply that criteria to gas and oil systems;
  • Recognize the NFPA venting categories;
  • Conduct a combustion safety test and interpret results

Pre-registration is required!  Attendance is limited to 6 participants per session.

Event Info
Cape & Islands Self Reliance
1396 Route 28A, Cataumet, MA 02534
PO BOX 396, North Falmouth, MA 02556

December 28, 2011


Upcoming Meetings

WIB Marketing Community Relations Committee Meeting: Monday December 19th 4:00pm WIB Office

WIB Planning Evaluation Committee Meeting: Wednesday January 11th 3:00pm
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WIB Executive Committee Meeting: Thursday January 12th 8:00am WIB Office

WIB Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday January 24th 8:00am Career Opportunities

YC Executive Committee Meeting: Tuesday January 31st 9:00am WIB Office

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