TACC E-NEWS

June 7, 2023


Event Calendar




June 13

Coffee & Conversation at Camp Riverside


June 26

TACC Golf Tournament


June 29

Young Professional's Street Food Social



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E-News Sponsor

Armstrong Company

Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group, Inc.

Boston Globe Media Company, LLC

Brewster Ambulance Service

G. Brouillette & Son, Inc.

Greg Brun Carpentry

Burke & Lamb, PC

Callico

Civale & Associates

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

Comcast Business

Commonwealth Family Childcare, Inc.

Distinguished Details, LLP

Enterprise

FBinsure

Frank Corp. Environmental Services

Happy Health Center

Hillside Country Club

Interior Elements Design

Jordan's Furniture

Martignetti Companies

Mill River Professional Center LLC

R&D Cleaning Co.

Redi-Mix Services Incorporated

Riverhead Building Supply

Rockland Trust

Taunton Daily Gazette

Taunton Development Corporation

Toldo Law Group, P.C.

Trucchi's Supermarkets

Tux Towne & Men's Fine Clothing

United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

JUNE 13

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 Camp Riverside on Tuesday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m. to network while enjoying a light breakfast.


This Coffee & Conversation, hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South, is a perfect way to build new connections, and rekindle the old! Don't forget to bring your business cards to exchange and for a chance to win the door prize! FREE for TACC Members and Prospective Members can attend 1 at no charge.


We look forward to seeing you there! Register below to attend.

REGISTER

JUNE 26

To Sponsor or Donate a Raffle Item, Email Lisa at info@tauntonareachamber.

REGISTER TO PLAY GOLF

JUNE 29

Network with other young professionals while enjoying cocktails and street food. This event is hosted & sponsored by Malis. Each guest will receive a complimentary cocktail, courtesy of Taunton Federal Credit Union!


Cost: No cost for TACC Members and $10 for Non-Members. Register below.

REGISTER

Ribbon Cutting at Burger King

Business Information

Informational Event to Introduce BSU to Regional Businesses


Bridgewater State University is holding an event on campus next week, June 12th from 1- 3pm. It is a pilot event jointly between Capital Planning and Procurement to provide information to area businesses, suppliers, contractors on public work and the steps to become DCAMM certified for construction and to become SDO certified as a woman or minority owned business in MassachusettsLearn more.

Regional Economic Strategy Committee of SRPEDD Spring Meeting and Networking Night


Join the Regional Economic Strategy Committee of SRPEDD (RESC) for a night of networking at their Spring Meeting. It will be held on Wednesday, June 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Brack's Grille & Tap in Taunton. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. Register here to attend.

Our Population Is Getting Older. Is Your Marketing Holding Up?


It’s predicted that by 2040, 80.8 million residents of the US will be over the age of 65 (currently, we’re at 47 million). That’s more than double the number in 2000. While we can wring our hands all day worrying about things like social security and healthcare as the population ages, an older demographic can also be a lucrative market to explore for your business. With more people staying active longer, they’re more apt to make their own buying decisions as well. In the past, many seniors got to an age where younger relatives or caretakers were making their purchase decisions. That’s no longer the case. Plus, many seniors are working longer. In some cases, this means more disposable income. Here are a few things you can do to be more appealing to an older demographic.

Member News

BCSB Awards Scholarship Grant to Dighton-Rehoboth Reg. HS Seniors


Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Foundation, recently awarded $1,500 in scholarships for two Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School graduating seniors based on merit and financial need. The scholarships are managed by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation (CSF) of Dighton-Rehoboth and were awarded through the Charles and Janice Terry Scholarship Fund in honor of Charles Terry’s dedication to the Bank while serving on its Board of Directors before his retirement in 2010. Read the press release.

Community News

ACT June Events


To view upcoming Arts Collaborative of Taunton (ACT) June events, click here.

Rotary Club of Taunton’s Family Fun Day is June 10th at Camp Riverside


Everyone is invited to join the members of the Rotary Club of Taunton as they celebrate their community with Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.! It will be at Camp Riverside (388 Harvey Street, Taunton) with train rides, pony rides, live music, a magic act, a balloon artist, climbing tower, archery, splash pad, water slide, and more! Food will be available for purchase from Two Sisters Catering, we’ll enjoy live music by local band The Standards. Learn more.

Rotary Club of Taunton Announces Scholarships for Local High School Seniors


The Rotary Club of Taunton recently awarded its 2023 scholarship awards at their June 1st meeting. A Scholarship Committee reviewed 19 applications from area high schools, and five $1000 scholarships were given to graduating seniors. The criteria are different than many other local scholarships. They strive to make as big a difference as they can and to honor to the Rotary motto of “Service above Self.” To do so, they award scholarships based on an applicant’s need and their record of service. Read the press release.

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.  

Financing A Business

TOMORROW!| 12:00 NOON

 

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


Presented by: by Shankar Hegde, SCORE Boston mentor


Register here.

Should You Buy a Franchise or Start Your Own Business?

TOMORROW!| 1:00 PM

 

Are you looking to become a business owner but don’t know if you should buy a franchise or start your own business? Join us as we break down the pros and cons of buying a franchise vs. starting your own business.


In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain the key factors to consider when investing in a franchise and how that compares to starting your own independent business. By the end of this webinar, you will have the confidence and knowledge to make an informed decision.


You’ll learn:

  • The Pros and Cons of starting your own business
  • The Pros and Cons of franchise ownership
  • How to find the right franchise for you

 

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


Register here.

Tax Preparation for the Self-Employed

Thurs, June 15 | 12:00 NOON

 

Sheila May, a tax preparer with the IRS Enrolled Agent credential, will be giving lots of good tips for the SELF-EMPLOYED. She will tell you easy ways to make tax preparation more manageable. You will gain an understanding about what you can expense and how - an essential for any self-employed taxpayer. Discussed will be what expenses lots of self-employed taxpayers overlook. In addition, she will clarify expenses that are often misunderstood. Finally, she will discuss how self-employed taxpayers are taxed, what can reduce those taxes, how to project your tax liability and how to pay those taxes.

 

Join SEMA SCORE for Tax Preparation for the Self-Employed. Key takeaways you can expect: 

• How you are taxed as a Self-Employed Person

• Knowledge about the options regarding the handling of expenses

• An understanding of what deductions are available

• Tips on common expenses that are overlooked/misunderstood


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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·    2022 Top Marketing Challenges

·    Blogging Tips

·    New Rules of Marketing in 2020

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·    Cash Management

2Plus2Tutoring

$5 off first session for Chamber Members


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.


Burger King

10% off Senior Discount

(only valid at 716 County St., Taunton )

Download the BK App to access exclusive discounts and deals!


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. 

MALIS

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.


PieZoni's

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.


Shaw Consulting LLC

$15 off one hour consultations (per hour) for Chamber members or $50 off per month on a 3-month contract.


The Star Drive-In

10% off any purchase


Staples

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

tauntonareachamber.org

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