Welcome to the Kingston Business Association

New Update:  April 5, 2020

Katherine Lanatra, State Representative from Kingston, has provided additional information that would be very useful to business owners dealing with this extraordinary situation.  Please see the PDF documents below.

CARES Act Summary

CARES Act FAQ

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KBA Scholarship

The KBA will again be awarding two $500 scholarships to graduates from either Silver Lake or Sacred Heart who are interested in business. Submitted applications are available from either school’s guidance office. All applicants should send their submissions to the KBA by April 30th. If you have any questions please contact the KBA via our website.


A message from our KBA President: 

We understand these are trying times for everyone and we want you to know that the Kingston Business Association is here to help in any way that we can.
In doing our part, the Kingston Business Association will be cancelling all monthly events until further notice.  We will not be able to hold our Annual Candidates Night as we had planned but wish the best to those that are running.

This is an ongoing, fluid situation that changes daily and we understand the impact it is having on Small Business in all communities.  There are resources on both the State and Federal levels along with programs being put in place by our lending institutions to assist those businesses in need.

I have included two links to information that may be helpful.  Please reach out to your current lending institution for information on their individual programs.  If you need further assistance you can reach me at d.smith-bocash@easternbank.com or any of our other Board of Directors by visiting our website at
www.kingstonbusinessassoc.com.

Be well and be safe and we look forward to seeing you all again in the very near future!

 There are resources on both the State and Federal levels along with programs being put in place by our lending institutions to assist those businesses in need.

https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/what-we-offer/emergency-loan-funds/covid-19-loan-fund

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/small-business-assistance-for-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR3tLDYo7t82JrezzeGKRewGDY0idxSBQd1dK9JmSigfpfC9aa03Q19s4K4

 

Please also see our new post on the history of business in Kingston.

Get Ready for the 5th Annual Water Front Festival, Saturday August 22, 2020. To reserve your vendor space, please click HERE.

It was a great day at the 4th Annual Kingston Waterfront Festival!

To View Photos From the Day’s Activities, click here.

The Kingston Business Association’s 4th Annual Kingston Waterfront Festival was a huge success! The day’s events began with the 2nd Annual Kingston Waterfront Festival 5K, where over 150 runners raced through Rocky Nook to raise funds to support the Silver Lake Regional High School Music Department. After the race, the festival officially opened with remarks from event emcee, Plymouth County Treasurer Tom O’Brien and the start of the 2019 George Shiverick Memorial Regatta.

Throughout the day, festival goers were treated to martial arts demonstrations from Thurston Academy, performances from students in the Silver Lake Regional Music Department, and much more. The 40′ inflatable slide and mobile rock climbing wall were a hit with the children, and fresh oysters from Rocky Nook Oyster Farm and cold craft beer from The Pour Garden were a hit with the adults.

This year’s event also offered an opportunity for the Town of Kingston to honor resident Margaret Spalluzzi, who served as a welder in the Hingham Shipyard during World War II, and continues to serve the community at the age of 97!

Our Mission

Promote, Represent, and Protect the Common Interests of, and Improve Business Conditions Among All Kingston Massachusetts Businesses.

Message to Our Members

We would like to thank all of you that have joined the Kingston Business Association and hope you have found your membership valuable. The KBA is committed to serving the businesses in Kingston and the community as a whole.

Our mission is to be an integral part of the community, support business growth and to provide resources to those already doing business in Kingston. We want to be “the force” for change in understanding the challenges that small businesses face and working together to provide solutions. Our membership continues to grow as we celebrate our third year as an Association. We hope that you will take the time if you are not a member to join us at one of our monthly events. We are sure you will see the many good things the Kingston Business Association can do to support you!


Great Resource for Business Owners

The Kingston Public Library is offering a great resources for business owners and all others in the community. If you have a library card and a user PIN you can go to the library’s website www.KingstonPublicLibrary.org and log on to Lynda.com. Lynda.com provides a vast arrary of videos that are availabe without cost to library card holders (and a library card is free). If you have not looked at this wonderful resource please take the time to see what is available. There are literally thousands of instructional videos on a wide variety to topics.