November 23, 2022

Event Calendar

November 30

Ribbon Cutting at 4YEW Corp.

December 1

Google Series: Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing

LGBTQ+ Competence & Business Solutions Lunch & Learn with Engayge

December 6

Member Orientation

December 7

Holiday Cocktail Party

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Chamber News


Tis the season! Join us for the TACC Holiday Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center - Ivy Cafe! Tickets are $25 for TACC members, $30 for future members. Deadline is Monday, November 28th!

We will be collecting donations for Citizens For Citizens (CFC) and Taunton Area Community Table (TACT). CFC is collecting gift items for children ages 10-12 and TACT will need specific food items. (We will share the list once available.)

Space is limited so get your tickets today! We can’t wait to see you! REGISTER BELOW.

Get in the holiday spirit by donating to the Holiday Cheer Campaign! Learn more here!



We invite you to join us for the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 4YEW Corp. at 1550 New State Hwy., Raynham, on Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 p.m. It’s a brand new juice and smoothie bar located next door to Malis restaurant. We hope to see you there!


Ready to increase your profits up to 21%?

Ready to increase your profits up to 21%? Come learn how at Engayge's Lunch & Learn on December 1st at Noon! One person will walk away with a $25 Visa Gift Card! 

Pizza and refreshments will be provided. May attend in-person or via Zoom. Register below.


Get in the holiday spirit by donating to the Holiday Cheer Campaign! Again this year, all donations will be matched by our campaign sponsor Morton Hospital. Proceeds will support Taunton Diversity Network , Old Colony History Museum and A Life Worth Living, Corp. Let’s show our support for these deserving organizations!

Donations accepted until December 28th. Please donate below.

Thank you to these generous donors:

  • Linda Sternfelt, Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Kris Silva, Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Saturday Proclamation

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell presents TACC member and business owner Karm Syndia of KatieJodly boutique with a Small Business Saturday proclamation. Attending the presentation was Colleen Simmons, Executive Director of the Downtown Taunton Foundation, and TACC President & CEO Kris Silva. “We encourage people to patronize all sorts of small businesses this holiday season. In addition to our retail options, there are dining establishments, personal service providers, even local artisans that need our support. Small Business Season is a way to help our residents develop a better appreciation for how their spending affects our area and quality of life. Small business is the backbone of our economy - 64% of our new jobs in the US come from small business. On average, for every $100 spent locally, $68 of that stays in the local economy,” said Silva.

Want to Gain Exposure for your Business?

Host a Networking Event in 2023!

Would you like to host a Coffee & Conversation, Noontime Networking, or Business After Hours in 2023? 

These events are a great way to gain exposure to your business and make business connections.

Contact Lisa for availability and more details. 

Business Information

Small Business Saturday

Mark your calendar: Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022! Founded by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by SBA since 2011, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. Whether you are a small business owner, shopper or organization, learn how you can prepare for and participate in Small Business Saturday. Learn more.

EIDL: You Got the Loan, Here's How You Pay It Back

Tues, Nov. 29 | 12:00 PM

The amazing news is that when your business most needed money, the SBA made it available.

November is when the deferment ends for early loan recipients with many more borrowers in the queue. In order to get you best prepared to pay it back SCORE is partnering with the SBA to give you the details.

In this informative webinar you’ll learn how to set up your account, make timely payments, and get a plan of action in place to move forward into 2023. You’ll be in excellent company, as over a million borrowers per month are doing the same. Register here.

Presenter: Diane Darling, SBA Lender Relations Specialist

Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Millionaires Tax

Wed, Nov. 30 | 8:30 AM

Proponents of the so-called millionaires tax repeatedly claimed that this income tax surcharge would not impact small business owners…nothing could be further from the truth.


What steps can you take to avoid this onerous tax?


Join tax expert Adam DoVale, Director with Andersen to start learning how to deal with this tax that will go into effect in January 2023!


Register for this NFIB webinar here.

Health Connector for Business: Affordable, Flexible Health Coverage

Wed, Nov. 30 | 12:00 PM

You still have time to sign up for this free public webinar on Wednesday, November 30th from 12:00-1:00pm. This Webinar is in advance of the Annual Small Group Special Enrollment period, where employers may enroll in January 1st coverage with exclusive benefits.   

The agenda for this session includes: 

• Coverage options for small employers through Health Connector for Business

• Flexible Employee Choice models

• Exclusive cost-saving benefits through the Health Connector for Business such as the ConnectWell rebate program and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

• Health insurance options for individuals and families that do not have access to other coverage

Register here.

2022 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Have you ever had a great business idea but didn’t know where to start? Do you need help launching, growing, or protecting your business? Would you like to learn more about raising capital, funding opportunities for research and development, buying inventory, obtaining lines of credit, or building a working prototype? Are you interested in learning how to sell your product or service to federal, state, or local government agencies? 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, register early for the online 2022 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, happening Wednesday, November 30, from 1-4 p.m. This event is open to all, and everyone who is affiliated with the military is encouraged to attend. Register here.

Accessing Workforce Development Funds for your Organization

Join AIM as they speak with Christine Abrams, Executive Director of Commonwealth Corporation, to learn about the MA resources that have been earmarked for workforce development. This free webinar will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 1:00 p.m.

They will provide an overview of funding available to organizations for hiring, training, and developing your workforce. Register here.

Sprucing Up Your Website for the Holidays

Most people research online before they purchase. That could take the form of looking up prices, options, or educating themselves on the product or service they’re in the market for. Many buyers also use a business website to verify hours, availability, make reservations, etc. During the holiday season people are busier than ever and it’s common to check things out online before getting in a car. If your website isn’t easy to navigate, with important information front and center, you may be missing out on a host of customers. Here’s how you can ensure it’s in good shape.

Chamber Events

Google Series: Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing

Thurs, Dec. 1 | 10:00 AM

As a new entrepreneur, you’ll need more than good products or services to grow your business. It’s also important to have strong customer-focused marketing strategies to reach your audience and turn them into loyal customers. 

(Minimum 25 registrants required to hold this workshop)

In this workshop, you will learn how to: 

• Create a compelling brand 

• Define your audience 

• Convert customers 

• Build loyalty and advocacy


Whether you have been a member of the chamber for 5 years or 5 minutes – or if you’re just thinking about it – join us for Member Orientation on Tuesday, December 6th from 9-10 a.m. at the Chamber’s new office, 170 Dean St. in Taunton. See the office, meet the staff, hear about our benefits and programs, and learn how you can best maximize your investment with the TACC!

Seating is limited, however we will hold another Member Orientation after the first of the year. Free to members and prospective members.


Google Series: Establish a Professional Domain, Website & Email

Wed, Dec. 7 | 12:00 PM

If you’re curious about bringing your existing business online, or you’re just starting a business and want to know where to begin, it all starts with a domain: your online address and home on the web.

(Minimum 25 registrants required to hold this workshop)

In this session we’ll cover: 

• The benefits of owning a domain 

• Helpful web terms to know 

• How to get the most out of your domain


Curious about cannabis? Have your questions answered, myths dispelled, concerns addressed, and so much more at the next Quarterly Q&A with a panel of our cannabis industry members 1 Connection LLC, Commonwealth Alternative Care, Freshly Baked Company, and Greatest Hits Cannabis Company. This session is sponsored by 1 Connection LLC. 

Submit questions in advance here. Register below to attend.

Sponsor the Next Quarterly Q&A!

You could sponsor the next Quarterly Q&A for only $200! Contact Lisa for more info.

Member News

Black Friday at Ryan Family Amusements


Ryan Family Amusements is gearing up to help Black Friday shoppers make the big day a success! They’re offering half off all Ryan’s gift cards until noon on November 25! That’s right, grab as many cards as you’d like - valued between $20 and $100 - and you’ll get them at half price! Then celebrate your gifting success with half price bowling and free shoes from 8-11 AM at all of their bowling centers. Ryan’s will open at 8am and is located at 115 New State Highway in Raynham.

Morton Hospital Earns "A" Hospital Safety Grade 

Morton Hospital earned an "A" rating for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes Morton’s steadfast commitment to patient safety, even under the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read the press release.

We will also be collecting toys at the Chamber office, located at 170 Dean Street in Taunton.

Kris Silva, TACC President & CEO, is excited to join the program this year as a mentor!

Community News

Mayor O'Connell Announces Grant for Environmental Cleanup

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently announced the City of Taunton received a $200,000 grant from the MassDevelopment Brownfields Redevelopment Fund for the environmental cleanup of a site on Nickerson Avenue.  Read the press release.

Upcoming Christmas Festivities in Taunton

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell invites City of Taunton residents to join in upcoming Christmas festivities, including the annual Lights On Festival and Christmas Parade.  

The City of Taunton’s 109th Lighting of the Green is being held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 followed by the Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 4, 2022. This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World.”  Learn more.

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.

How To Ensure Your Website Is Your Workhorse

Mon, Dec. 5 | 12:00 PM


In many cases, your website will provide the first and only impression an individual or organization has of your organization. It needs to be user friendly, reinforce your organization’s credibility, and allow visitors to easily find tools on your site that allow them to complete actions that they value.

But, first your website needs to be found by the right people. In this workshop, you’ll learn from a panel of four New England digital marketing and IT experts.

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 20% off regular priced services.

Back Bay Staffing Group

10% off first week temporary services.

Email Joni for more info.

Distinguished Details, LLC

15% off contracted services.

Email Camille for more info.

Engayge, Inc.

Claim your business on their platform and you will receive a year subscription free of charge. Email Maryellen for more info.

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)

JDN Publications

10% off for Chamber members

KS Dance Studio

10% off for Chamber members

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

$10 off any facial. Enter code TACC online. (Does not include membership appointments.)

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.

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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