May 3, 2023

Event Calendar

May 9

HR Resource Group - Understanding Unemployment Insurance

May 16

Legislative Update

May 18

Webinar: Small Business Resource Toolkit

May 24

Noontime Networking at The Arbors

E-News Sponsor

Contact Lisa for more info.

Chamber News & Events

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 questions or topics prior to the event to info@tauntonareachamber.org. Register below.


The TACC Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 26th at LeBaron Hills Country Club. A portion of the proceeds supports the Charles E. Volkmann Scholarship Fund.

Sponsorships still available starting at $150! We still have room for golfers and we appreciate any raffle item donations! Contact Lisa for more info. Click below to register or learn more.


Perfect way to start off May with our first new member of the month! Let's welcome Santos Recycling Inc.! 🎉 

Santos Recycling, Inc. is a full-service, family owned and operated scrap metal yard in Taunton, MA. They're committed to offering you exceptional customer service and top dollar for catalytic converters, as well as other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They happily accept aluminum wheels, automotive cores, batteries, copper, brass, aluminum, wire, heavy iron, rotors, light iron and much more!

Reach out to them on Facebook with any questions about pricing or services. 

Welcome, Eric! We're looking forward to a strong partnership! ✨

MAY 18

This virtual presentation will be held on May 18th at noon. It is presented by the Office of the Treasurer & Receiver General and participants will learn about the Small Business Resource Toolkit and how it can help plan, fund and manage your business

There is no cost for Chamber Members. Prospective Members can participate for $10. Register below.


MAY 24

Join us at The Arbors on Wednesday, May 24th for Noontime Networking! Can't make our Business After Hours? Then this event is for you. Mix and mingle during your lunch hour! 

Enjoy a light lunch while networking with other Chamber members. There will also be tours of the facility. No cost for TACC Members and Prospective Members can attend 1 time for free.

Don't forget to bring your business cards to exchange and to enter for a chance to win the door prize! Register below. 


TACC's 106th Annual Meeting & Awards

Keynote Speaker: Frederick W. Clark, Jr., Esq., President of Bridgewater State University

Educator of the Year: Jerilyn Karam-Kozak, B-P Scholarship Recipients: Joseph Kazlauskas , THS, and Avery LaValle, B-P

The Taunton Federal Credit Union Large Business Award was presented to G. Lopes Construction.

The Bristol County Savings Bank Community Impact Award was presented to Our Daily Bread.

The Bluestone Bank Small Business Award was presented to Ryan Family Amusements.

A great turnout for our first in-person Annual Meeting in a few years.

Some of the new Chamber members showcasing at the event included The Neighbors Coffee & Co. LLC , Aroma Joe's Raynham, and The Purpose Locker Foundation.

Homes for Our Troops Volunteer Day

Business Information

Business Leaders Survey on Behalf of MBAE

We are asking C-suite executives, hiring managers, HR professionals, government affairs, and policy professionals to take a few minutes to complete an online survey about workforce, our education system, and the state’s economic competitiveness. Your insights are critical to effective advocacy on your behalf.


Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and 30 to 40 other business groups from across the Commonwealth are joining to distribute this survey to employers and hope to gather input from companies of all sizes in all industries. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will only be analyzed together with other responses, and will never be used to identify you personally.

Click here to take the survey.

Braver Technology Solutions Webinar May 9 -

2023: The Year to Outrun Your Outdated Technology

The technology landscape is shifting and changing at breakneck speed these days. Businesses are regularly faced with the conundrum of where to best allocate precious funds to keep things running smoothly.  


It is easy to go the easy route - putting off purchasing newer technology in favor of hanging on to aging hardware and software. The pitfall here is that this ends up actually costing more, and not just in the obvious ways.  


Join Braver Technology Solutions on Tuesday, May 9th at 12:00 noon for a 30-minute conversation followed by 15 minutes of live Q&A (ask us anything!) around how your (potentially) dusty systems and processes have devastating impacts on cybersecurity, people, and business efficiency - AND what you can do about it. Register here.

NEW Toolkit for the Health Connector for Business

The Health Connector for Business will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, May 10 at 12:00 noon. In this session, experts from the state health insurance marketplace will cover how Massachusetts small businesses can offer flexible coverage from a wide range of providers and coverage levels. Register here.

MSBDC Webinar May 11 - Top Employment Law Issues and Updates

MSBDC is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 11th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. to discuss Top Employment Law Issues and Updates. Register here.

The post-COVID employment law landscape is still a minefield to navigate. With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Federal Trade Comminsion (FTC) making overreaching decisions about standard employment agreements and still dealing with implementing new laws like PFML, it’s hard to catch up! In this webinar they will discuss some top compliance issues, employment law updates, future potential changes, and answer your questions!

Speaker: Wendy L. Hansen, Attorney, Foley & Foley, P.C.

Co-Sponsors: New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC); Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

Small Business Owners:

It’s Time to Think Big

As a small business owner, it's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day operations of your business. You're constantly juggling tasks like managing inventory or staff, paying bills, and dealing with customer service issues. It can be challenging to find time to think about the big picture, let alone act on it. However, it's essential to think bigger if you want your business to grow and thrive. Now’s as good a time as any. Read more.

Member News

May Events at 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 our regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


For registration details, ticket ordering, and to see all the events we have to offer, please visit the online calendar at http://www.oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org/events or find them on Eventbrite at http://oldcolonyhistorymuseum.eventbrite.com.

Is Your Small Business Secure?

No matter the size of your business or what industry you’re in, all businesses need data protection.

Ask yourself these questions: 

  1. Do I spend a lot of time fixing technology issues, which could be spent doing more important things?
  2. Am I tired of spending money on IT problems instead of investing in projects?
  3. Do I see a lot of downtime due to servers or networks not staying reliable?

If the answer is “yes” to any or all of these questions, it’s crucial to work with an IT company that you know you can trust.

At Wright Technology Group (WTG), we offer customized services that align with your company, its size, and your needs. With a flat-rate fee, you won’t ever have to worry about paying additional charges for support — it’s all included! Ready to learn more? Contact WTG.

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.  

Nonprofits - What Do I Need For a Grant Proposal?

Tues, May 9| 12:00 NOON


What are the components of a grant? What information do I need to be successful in getting a grant. We will breakdown each part of a grant proposal and discuss what you need to know to be successful.

Presenter: Sam Solomon, SCORE Boston Mentor

Register here.

Registering to Sell to the Federal Government Market 

Tues, May 16 | 12:00 NOON


Did you know that 23+ percent of all prime government contract dollars are awarded to small businesses? Learn what’s required to be a federal supplier so you can tap into this major market opportunity.

In this webinar, SCORE expert business mentor and retired Northrup Grumman executive Karen Williams will explain how to become certified as a federal "small business."

In this webinar you will learn:

Reasons to consider selling to the Federal Government market

The different types of Federal Government certifications

How to determine if your business qualifies

About determining small business set-aside eligibility

To learn how to take advantage of your new status as a federal ‘small business,’ we encourage you to also attend the next webinar in the series: “Selling to the Federal Government Market”

Attendees will receive the presentation materials and a link to this webinar recording.


Presenter: Karen Williams, SCORE Certified Mentor

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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$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. 


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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