February 8, 2023

Event Calendar

February 16

Chamber Chat

February 23

Coffee & Conversation at 1 Connection

March 8

Quarterly Q&A w/Mayor O'Connell

March 16

Business After Hours at People Inc.


March 23

Comedy Show

The District Center for the Arts

E-News Sponsor
Chamber News

Showcase Your Business!


Headliner: The Lopes Companies, Morton Hospital

Opening Act: Jenn Oldfield - loanDepot, Commonwealth Alternative Care, People Incorporated

Contributor:1 Connection Cannabis Dispensary

Warm Up Act: Engayge

Contact Kris to sponsor this fun, new event! Register online to reserve your seat.

Advertising Opportunity Exclusively for Chamber Members!


We are in the process of updating the TACC Business Directory and Community Information Guide for 2023. 

Ad sizes and rates vary, starting at only $150! This opportunity is exclusively for Chamber Members! Spots are filling up fast! Deadline is March 3rd.

This guide, published annually, includes:


• Complete Directory of TACC Member Businesses – Listed Alphabetically and by Industry

• Business Resources

• Community Profiles of Taunton, Raynham, Dighton and Berkley

• Directory of Government Officials

• Education and Recreation Information

• Business Holiday Calendar


The TACC Business Directory and Community Information Guide is Distributed to:


• All TACC Member Businesses

• Local Hotels and Conference Centers

• City and Town Halls

• At local events

• Anyone Requesting Relocation or Membership Information with the TACC


Contact Lisa if you would like to place an ad in the 2023 issue.


Please review your listing on our website for accuracy and notify us of any information that needs to be updated.

The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor local businesses that have differentiated themselves through their exemplary commitment to their customers, employees and the community. The three categories are Large Business, Small Business, and Community Impact Award.

Be sure to submit your nomination under the appropriate category. Deadline to submit a nomination is March 1st. Honorees will be announced at our Annual Meeting to be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center on April 27th.

(​TACC Board Member businesses are exempt from nomination. Must be a Member for at least 1 year to qualify. A business that has previously received can award cannot be nominated again for 5 years. )

High School seniors residing in the area served by our chamber – Taunton, Raynham, Dighton, or Berkley – are eligible to apply for the prestigious 2023 TACC Charles E. Volkmann Future Leaders Scholarship.

Selection will be based on the student’s interest in a business and management career. Learn more and apply here.

The TACC's Educator of the Year award will honor an educator from the Greater Taunton area who has made significant contributions to their school community, demonstrated a love of learning, and has made an immeasurable impact on students. Members of the community, colleagues, students, and parents may submit nominations. We encourage you to submit your nominations online.

We are thrilled to give....a great BIG welcome to the first of 4 NEW MEMBERS sponsored by BankFive through the Chamber's Business for Business program!

Located in Brockton MA, Mocha Wellness Center pioneers for marginalized communities, and focuses on a customized & personalized experience. Services that are currently offered include: Massage Therapy, Yoga (1 on 1 private instruction or Group Classes), and an online shop which includes a MWC Activewear line. Also provided in the Center by other practitioners are Facials, Waxing, Nails, Lashes, Makeup, Microblading and other services.

Visit www.mochawellnesscenter.com for more info + follow them on social at @mochawellness! Whether you are brand new on your wellness journey, or seasoned in self care you are welcome here!

Welcome, Sharlene! We are so excited to have Mocha Wellness in the TACC community!

[For more information about the Business for Business program, contact TACC President Kris Silva at kris@tauntonareachamber.org.]

Our 2nd BankFive sponsored member is CB Disco!

"We assist locally owned dispensaries who seek convenience by partnering with one, local distributor all while saving employees' time. Let’s Disco!"

Check out the creative work and what CB Disco is all about at www.cbdisco.com and @CB.Disco on Instagram!

Welcome, Andrew! We're happy to have you in the TACC family!

Next up is Kylee Salva and her new business @couturekreations!

Sponsored by BankFive through the Chamber's Business for Business program, Couture Kreations is already building relationships with other members such as Berkley Beer Company! So exciting to see businesses who love to collab!

Take a look at Kylee's creative tumblers & more at www.couturekreations.com and stay updated with her latest projects at @CoutureKreations!

We're so glad you're here, Kylee! Welcome to the TACC!

The Friendly Fizz is a woman owned small business that serves specialty sodas, lemonades, plant based energy drinks and sweet treats!

"As a mobile business, I am able to cater private events as well as larger affairs.”

As Elya’s motto says “Life IS better with bubbles!” we couldn’t agree more!! There are so many fizzalicious drinks you’ll want to try or bring to your next event! Go check out The Friendly Fizz’s menu and mobile booking details at www.thefriendlyfizz.com.

We are so grateful to BankFive for generously sponsoring these businesses and providing them with an opportunity to create partnerships, access resources, and grow their businesses through the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce!


Join us for our Chamber Chat virtual networking series! Meet other members in this fun and informal setting with trivia and prizes! This session is Thursday, February 16th at noon and is sponsored by TMLP Online.

Register below for this event.

You could sponsor a future session for just $50! Email Kris for sponsorship details.

Business Information

Available Grants for Women-Owned Businesses

Grants exist for all types of reasons, but they aren't easy to come by. For a woman business owner seeking financing, the ultimate fantasy is receiving a grant. That’s because grants, unlike loans, don’t need to be repaid. Nor do they require you to give up any percentage of your ownership as equity investors do. As women entrepreneurs have increasingly become a significant force in the small business universe, it’s somewhat easier for some to get financing, and fewer grant programs specifically aimed at women exist. However, there still are several worth checking out. View the list here.

MSBDC Free Legal Clinic - February 17


Christopher Cassara, Esq., partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PSH), is beginning to hold free Legal Clinics via Zoom sessions. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to meet one-time, one-on-one for 30 minutes, to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, and various other business related issues. Click here to learn more and register for an appointment.

Creating a Business Plan for Your Success - March 9

MSBDC will be holding a webinar on Thursday, March 9th from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Creating a Business Plan for Your Success. Join Cliff Robbins, Senior Business Advisor at the MSBDC, for this presentation that will show you why and how to write a business plan paving the way for you to build a successful business. 


Meet a panel of small business experts that will include:

• an attorney

• an accountant

• an insurance agent

• and lenders

This workshop will help you answer these questions and more:

• Why do I need to write a business plan?

• Is there a market for my product and service?

• Is there room in the competitive environment for my company?

Register today to get answers to these and many more questions.

Chamber Events


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 1 Connection on Thursday, February 23rd at 8:30 a.m. to network and learn more about their products. This is a perfect way to build new connections, and rekindle the old! We look forward to seeing you there!

As a top Massachusetts dispensary, 1 Connection aims to provide the best quality recreational cannabis, cannabis extracts, and infused products available. Register below.

Member News

 1st Annual Cultural Gala : Black Excellence "Sneaker Ball"

The 1st Annual Cultural Gala : Celebrating Black Excellence is being hosted by the Taunton Diversity Network and T.R.U.E. Diversity. It will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Taunton. They will be paying homage to leaders in black history and celebrating local leaders who are truly inspirational in our community. This gala is a charity event. Learn more and register here.

February Events at the OCHM

All are invited to join the Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) for family-friendly events, both in person and virtually this month. Highlight tours with the Curator take place daily at noon, and regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the online events calendar for more info.

BCSB Appoints Brandon Cannata AVP-Commercial Loan Officer

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) announces the appointment of Brandon D. Cannata to the position of Assistant Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer. In this capacity, Canatta develops and manages client relationships in the greater Taunton area by providing commercial loan solutions, along with a comprehensive range of other financial products. Read the press release.

Host a DipJar & Help BGC Raise Funds!

Display the DipJar at your business to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South raise funds for and awareness of the critical programs they provide for the youth in our community who need us most! Learn more.

Community News

Your Input is Needed!

Stop by City Hall TONIGHT between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. to give your input into the Route 140 Corridor which is between Taunton Green and the new Commuter Rail.

As a business owner or resident, your input is vital to this process. 

Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is conducting this study and they want to hear from you.

City of Taunton T.R.U.E. Diversity Black History Month Programs

T.R.U.E. Diversity, a Taunton-based civic and social non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for diversity, equity, equality and inclusion within communities, recently announced the “Deeper Than Skin” cultural series and gala to take place during Black History Month. 

In partnership with Taunton Diversity Network, Trescott Street Gallery, Applause Academy, and the City of Taunton, “Deeper Than Skin” will celebrate Black Excellence in art, poetry, music and dance, culminating in a first annual cultural gala, “ Black Excellence Sneaker Ball,” with a portion of gala proceeds to benefit a historically black college/university (HBCU).  Learn more 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.

Business Foundation: Financing a Business

Thur, Feb. 9 | 12:00 NOON


Finance Essentials For Small Business, sponsored by SCORE Boston and East Cambridge Savings Bank.

Get all your questions answered about the finances of your business. From Cash Flow to Financing options. Learn from the experts. This Free series is just what you need to assure your success.

During this webinar, you will learn multiple ways of starting and financing a business.

  • You will earn the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and franchising.
  • You will learn different types of financing - owner, debt, grants, and equity.
  • You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of financing and what type would be ideal for your business.
  • You will know the sources of funding and how to go about getting the funds you need – SBA loan, Angel and VC funding, Crowd funding, grants, etc.

This webinar is being presented by Shankar Hegde, SCORE Boston mentor.

Register here.

Small Business Tax Questions - Ask the CPA 2023

Thur, Feb. 9 | 1:00 PM


Tax season will be here sooner than you think! If you have tax questions, we have tax answers.

Join SCORE for this LIVE Q&A session with certified CPA and small business tax expert Micah Fraim. A whole hour dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns, offering tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

Live attendees will receive free business resources, a copy of the slide deck, 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.
Volunteer At SCORE

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.

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'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

MacDonald Moving Services

free estimates for all moves and 10% off the first month of storage for Chamber members. Contact Pauline for more info.


10% off for Chamber Members

MBL Land Development & Permitting, Corp.

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

Plymouth Rock & Correira Insurance

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

Quesos with Love

10% off for Chamber Members. Email Nery for details.

R&D Cleaning Co.

10% off cleaning services

Contact Renay 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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