April 12, 2023

Event Calendar

April 18 (NEW DATE)

Ribbon Cutting at Greatest Hits

April 25

Ribbon Cutting at City Suds

April 27

TACC 106th Annual Meeting & Awards

May 2

Coffee & Conversation at Aroma Joe's

May 9

HR Resource Group - Understanding Unemployment Insurance

May 16

Legislative Update

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Chamber News


Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening Celebration of Greatest Hits Cannabis Company! The opening event takes place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. They will have refreshments, vendor pop-ups, and special guests including Mayor O'Connell, State Rep Carol Doherty, and Greg Hill from WEEI. Special pricing will be available and they'll have a live DJ in-store that evening.

We hope you can attend! 

ANNUAL MEETING - Deadline 4/18!

Must register by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 18th!


Let's give a big Chamber welcome to New York Life agent Brad Ferris! 👏🏾

"Helping clients understand their options and achieve their goals are what make my job so rewarding. Every client is unique, so together we can develop a personalized approach that meets today's needs and tomorrow's as well." 

Brad is locally located in Bridgewater so reach out to him for your insurance needs whether it's for personal or business. 

Brad recently attended our Member Orientation and joined on the spot!! We're SO glad he did! Welcome, Brad!✨

Leave your kitchen hood safe and sparkling when you use our newest member's services, Clean Hood Services LLC!

They have been in business for 15+ years. Clean Hood Services strives on keeping their customers happy and safe when it comes to clean exhausts and fire prevention. 🔥

"We also strive to spread awareness and education of the lightly known industry. We offer free consultation to owners & operators of commercial kitchen hood exhaust systems. Thankfully, our hard honest work has enabled us to grow and continue on our mission!" 

Learn more about their services at cleanhoodservices.com and follow them at Clean Hood Services LLC to stay connected, or call at 508-993-0233 to get a free quote.

Welcome, Francisco! We're so glad you're part of the TACC! ✨ 

Multi-Chamber Event at Plainridge Park Casino

The Taunton Area Chamber was one of 11 Chambers that participated in the Multi-Chamber Networking Event at Plainridge Park Casino on Monday, April 10th!

It was the Opening Day of Live Harness Racing and it was a great turnout from all participating Chambers.

Business After Hours at Silvia & Quinn Building

Ribbon Cutting at Botera

Business Information

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined

Do you want to accelerate your business growth with FREE training and coaching? The SBA Massachusetts District Office is once again hosting a cohort to support small business growth. Application deadline is April 30th. Program starts June 20th. For additional information contact the Program Manager: Oreste Varela, Oreste.varela@sba.gov.

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined provides entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series offers opportunities for small business owners to work with professional coaches and mentors, gain skills needed to grow, and develop connections with peers, local leaders, and the financial community. Learn more and submit application here.

MassHealth and Health Connector Redeterminations Presentation for Employers and Brokers

Federal COVID-related Medicaid coverage rules are ending in April 2023, which means hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents are expected to need new health insurance as their MassHealth coverage ends. MassHealth’s process of redetermining the eligibility of 2.3 million people who are currently MassHealth members will take approximately 12 months, starting in April 2023.

Many of those individuals who lose MassHealth coverage during this time may be employees who need coverage through their employer’s plan. Learn more here. View the slides from the recent webinar here.

NEW Toolkit for the Health Connector for Business 5/10 Webinar

This webinar toolkit will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at 12:00 noon to help get the word out through social media to promote this free, live information session to help Massachusetts small employers (with 1-50 full-time employees) learn about their options and savings through the Health Connector for Business.

Staff members also review available options for sole proprietors and owner-only groups who do not yet have the employees to qualify for a small group plan through the Health Connector for Business. Note: Multiple dates are available for this session when registering. Register here.

5 Ways to Improve (or Build) Team Culture in Your Small Business

Many small businesses overlook the importance of team culture. They might do so because they feel they have a transient workforce and people won’t stick around. It’s possible they believe they’re simply too small and team culture is for larger companies like Nike. But that’s not the case. Team culture is important in small business because it shapes the attitudes, behaviors, and interactions of employees within the group. A strong team culture can create a sense of unity and shared purpose among employees, which can lead to increased productivity, satisfaction, and revenue. Read more.

Chamber Events


City Suds is celebrating their Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, April 25th. Join us at 1:00 p.m. at 106 Weir Stree in Taunton for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Help us welcome this great new business to the community!

We hope you can attend! 

May 2

Rise and shine with us! We know how hectic schedules can get, and sometimes evening events aren't doable. We have a solution - a morning networking event! Stop by Aroma's Joe's Raynham on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:00 a.m. to network while sampling their delicious coffee and pastries. This is a perfect way to build new connections, and rekindle the old! We look forward to seeing you there!

Register below to see their newest location.


May 9

At the next HR Resource Group meeting, Chuck Bennett, Rapid Response Program Coordinator, will discuss Unemployment Insurance. This meeting will be held in-person on Tuesday, May 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the TACC office. Register below.

Cost: Included with membership for TACC members; Prospective Members can attend 1 meeting of the TACC HR Resource Group at no charge.


MAY 16

Join us on Tuesday, May 16th for this popular annual event! The Legislative Update will be virtual and will feature Senator Marc Pacheco and State Representatives Carol Doherty, Patricia Haddad and Norman Orrall, with welcoming remarks from Taunton Mayor Shaunna O’Connell. Hear what’s happening on the hill during this informative session.

Legislators make themselves available at forums like this to hear your concerns and answer your questions. We encourage you to submit a question prior to the event to info@tauntonareachamber.org. Register below.

Member News

Morton Hospital 1st in Region to Offer Inspire Therapy 

Morton Hospital is now offering upper airway stimulation therapy “Inspire,” a breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea treatment option for those who cannot use or tolerate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. Morton Hospital is the first in the region to offer this treatment option, which involves an FDA-approved implantable device that prevents airway obstruction during sleep. Learn more.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank BankOn Choice Checking Receives National Certification

Mechanics Cooperative Bank recently announced that its BankOn Choice Checking was officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards (2023 - 2024). The national safe account Standards, co-created by consumer advocates, leading national nonprofit organizations, civic leaders, and other financial institutions, designate both core and strongly recommended features that ensure low cost, high functionality, and consumer safety. Read the press release.

Origin Stories opens at the OCHM April 20th

The Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) is pleased to announce their latest special exhibition, Origin Stories, opening on April 20th at 5:00 p.m. Origin Stories pairs the OCHM’s historic document collection and state-of-the-art 3-D printing technology to show how Taunton and surrounding towns were founded back in the 17th century.  Learn more here.

A Life Worth Living, Corp. 1st Annual Gala August 19

A Life Worth Living, Corp. is holding their very first Annual Gala on August 19th from 6-11pm. It will be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center and will have live entertainment, silent auctions and dancing to celebrate their success. Purchase tickets here.

Hackers Using Free QuickBooks Account to Create, Send Fake Invoices

Wright Technology Group (WTG) is warning businesses that hackers are sending a fake invoice from a legitimate QuickBooks domain. This email comes directly from QuickBooks and has a QuickBooks email address. It will pass all standard email authentication checks, domain checks and more. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the text and no malicious links. WTG recommends that users verify that an invoice received from QuickBooks is legitimate by calling the vendor.

Community News

Video Link for Building Taunton's Future: Proposed Public Safety Facility

To help accommodate Taunton residents who are interested in learning more about the proposed Public Safety Facility, but were unable to make it to the in-person meetings, the City of Taunton recorded an interview at TCAM with the Mayor, Chief Walsh and Chief Bradshaw.

Arts Collaborative of Taunton April Event Flyer

View revised flyer of upcoming Arts Collaborative of Taunton (ACT) April events here.

SCORE Business Resources
Help For Your Small Business
Let SCORE business advisors help you navigate the SBA Debt Relief Programs or the start-up and growth of your small business. All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. If you are an existing SCORE client, please send an email to your SCORE counselor to schedule a phone call or Zoom conference. If you are new to SCORE, please complete the Request a Mentor form and someone from SCORE will contact you via email to schedule an appointment with an advisor. Sign up for SCORE webinars here. View upcoming webinars here.

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Visit the hub to see all of SCORE's best content specifically for Black business owners in one place. You'll find success stories, webinars, and other resources you can use for your business.  Learn more.

FREE Excel Workshops

SCORE holds Excel workshops that are LIVE via ZOOM and FREE, and happen just about every week! SCORE also holds workshops in multiple languages. Please check out this link that lists all of the workshops that SCORE conducts for Excel in the coming months.  

How to Get a Small Business Loan:

A Step-by-Step Guide



Understanding how to get a small business loan is essential for business owner at all stages of growth. However, finding business funding can be a daunting task if you’re new to the world of business financing. That’s why we have invited a financial expert to walk you through the basics of how to get a small business loan.

In this webinar, we will cover the different types of small business funding options available, what the application process will look like, and the various criteria lenders look for during evaluation.

You’ll learn:

  • How to organize your finances for a loan application
  • The 5 C’s of credit worthiness
  • Common questions lenders might ask you

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording.

Register here.

5 Strategies to Run a More Efficient Business

Tues, April 25 | 1:00 PM


Starting and running a small business is no small task, but with the right strategies and tools, you can streamline your processes, increasing your productivity and ultimately leading to more profitability.

In this webinar, our expert presenters will provide a framework to help you implement these five cost-effective strategies so you can optimize your operations and continue to grow your business.

You will learn:

  • How to streamline your workflow, eliminate redundancies, and improve your operational processes
  • How to increase productivity by prioritizing tasks and delegating responsibilities
  • How to identify financial inefficiencies and make the most of your current resources

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording.

Register here.

SCORE’s Small Business Resilience program

This year, during an unprecedented national health crisis, small businesses needed help more than ever before. In order to support these business owners when they needed it most, the SCORE Foundation provided funding for SCORE’s Small Business Resilience program. This platform allowed SCORE to pivot their mentoring and educational services onto virtual platforms, where clients could easily access the pandemic-related information, guidance and resources they needed to survive and thrive. Learn more here.
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Are you looking for ways to help your small business community? Would you like to grow your network or develop professionally? As a SCORE volunteer, you get it all!

Join the SCORE network of 10,000 volunteers. SCORE relies on volunteers to help small business around the country thrive.

Interested? Visit the volunteer web page to find about the many benefits of volunteering and the right opportunity for you!

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A1 Pizza Taunton

$5 off orders of $50 or more

Anchor Barre

20% off your first month membership or class package. Email Melynda for more info

Andi's Aesthetics

Offering Chamber members 10% off regular priced services.

Back Bay Staffing Group

10% off first week temporary services.

Email Joni for more info.

CB Disco

10% discount to members on first order over $250 or

5-10 free lapel pins. Contact Andrew for more info.

The Cleaning Queen

$50 off initial deep cleaning for all Chamber Members

Couture Kreations

10% off first wholesale order for Chamber members.

Contact Kylee for more info.

Distinguished Details, LLC

15% off contracted services.

Email Camille for more info.

Engayge, Inc.

Claim 50% off the LGBTQ+ Competency Audit for TACC Members Only using code: TACCENGAYGE. Email for more info: info@engayge.us.

The Exodus Experience

10% off photobooth experience for Chamber Members

Growth Arise Consulting LLC

20% off DISC assessment with debriefing for Chamber members. Contact Patricia for more info. 

Hometown Furnishings

10% off for Chamber members

Hometown's Tacos Locos

10% off for Chamber members

(discount applies to individual orders for members, not catering events)

Junkluggers of Southeastern MA & RI

$25 off 1/4 truck or more! Please redeem at time of booking. Limit one per household. Cannot be combined with other offers. Learn more here


10% off for Chamber Members

MBL Land Development & Permitting, Corp.

10% off most services. Contact Kerry for more info.

Michelle's Ah-Mazing Grazing

10% off all in-store purchases for Chamber members, including special order grazing boards for a future date - not valid for grazing table setups or purchases made online. Contact Michelle for more info.


15% off for Chamber members. Contact Daniel for details.

Plymouth Rock & Correira Insurance

5% off your auto insurance. Contact Luke for details.

R&D Cleaning Co.

10% off cleaning services

Contact Renay for more info.

Rego Electric

10% off for Chamber Members. Contact Duane for more info.

Relaxation Works Spa

TACC members receive $10 off $95 or more when scheduling a facial or whole health massage. Use code TACC when scheduling online or mention the code at check out.

The Star Drive-In

10% off any purchase


10% off regular price items on the sales floor, and 20% off print and marketing orders over $50.00. Chamber Members must access through the Members Only section of the TACC website. Email Lisa for assistance.

Sullivan Tire

10% all parts, labor on applicable services. Email Ken Rubino for more information.

Kundalini Pearls-Yoni Steaming Spa

25% off for Chamber members.


Ask us how you can participate in the Member to Member Discount Program!

Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, 170 Dean Street, Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-4068
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