TACC E-NEWS

July 12, 2023


Event Calendar




TOMORROW!

Ribbon Cutting at Old Colony YMCA


August 1

Employee Retention Strategies


August 24

Noontime Networking at Old Colony YMCA


September 13

Diamonds in the Rough Ladies Golf Outing

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TOMORROW!

Join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the newly renovated Old Colony YMCA - Taunton Division! It will be begin at 3:00pm on Thursday, July 13th, with the ribbon cutting taking place at 4:15 pm. RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

AUGUST 1

Employee retention is one of the biggest challenges businesses currently face. In this free webinar, Brad Ferris from New York Life will discuss practices, philosophies, and tactics to best reward, retain, and recruit your team. Register below to attend. 

REGISTER

AUGUST 24

Join us at Old Colony YMCA in Taunton on Thursday, August 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 newly renovated building. 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. 

REGISTER

The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering once again with the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce to present the 21st Annual Diamonds in the Rough Ladies' Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. It will be held at Hillside Country Club, 82 Hillside Avenue in Rehoboth.


Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. We will be playing 9 holes and the course will be played in a scramble format, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $80 per player or $300 per foursome and includes green fees, ½ cart, breakfast, lunch, and a gift bag. You can sign up as a single, twosome, threesome, or foursome. There will be prizes on various holes and also raffle drawings.


Princess-Cut Sponsors: BayCoast Bank, Bristol County Savings Bank, The Lopes Companies, & Morton Hospital

14 Cart Sponsors: Pet Recess, T.M. Ryder Insurance Agency

Putting Contest Sponsor: Jennifer Oldfield -loanDepot

Beverage Cart Sponsor: Available! ($500)

Breakfast Sponsor: The Lopes Companies

Hole Sponsors: Available! ($100)


If you choose not to golf, you can also contribute by sponsoring a hole ($100), donating a prize item or gift certificate, or providing 80 items for the players' goody bags. You can attend the lunch only for $30. Sign up to play or sponsor below.

REGISTER

Contact Kris for more info. about sponsoring Oktoberfest.

We have a new TACC member to share with you! Introducing...Soulibre! If you're ready to chase your dreams and reach your fullest potential, Jordan is the coach for you to attract success!


"Through one-on-one mentoring, workshops, and lunch and learns, I help my clients push past their limiting beliefs about themselves, money, and their ability to deal with setbacks so that they can attract success, reach their full potential, and live authentic, fulfilling lives. This mentorship involves shifting your energy using mindfulness, mental fitness, and meditation practices so that you can move toward your career and business goals with an empowering and optimistic perspective that will allow you to thrive."


If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or interested in learning more, please visit www.soulibre.life to schedule a call or email Jordan at jordan@soulibre.life.


**𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙞𝙫𝙚 10% 𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙣𝙚-𝙤𝙣-𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜!**


Welcome, Jordan! We're so excited to have this new partnership with you and the TACC!

We're making your day a little brighter by announcing our newest TACC member, Renew Cannabis Co in Berkley!


"We’re dedicated to providing excellent, personal service in a comfortable environment where you can count on finding the best quality cannabis products available at competitive prices.

We’re committed to supporting diversity in our hiring practices and offering outreach initiatives that create a positive social and economic impact in our community."


Renew Cannabis Co. is unique because they are entirely independent! They treat their customers and employees like family. They also want you to find a way to feel better and live better!


Stop in and check them out!

Mon-Sun from 10am-7pm

44 County Street in Berkley


Welcome to the TACC, Matthew and crew! We're thrilled you chose the TACC as the Chamber to grow with!

VOLUNTEER WITH US!


Are you interested in volunteering to support the communities we serve? Join the TACC Community Service Corps! This new group will engage in various hands-on service that may include community clean-ups; meal prep/service; event assistance; and other opportunities to be determined!


If you’re interested in joining or would like to learn more, contact TACC President Kris Silva at kris@tauntonareachamber.org; 508-824-4068 x 1.

Ice Cream Social at The Star Drive-In

A portion of the proceeds from this fun event helped support The Purpose Locker Foundation.

Business Information

MA Permanent Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities


The MA Permanent Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities is holding an Inaugural National Disability Employment Awareness month celebration at the State House on October 5 at 11am with remarks from Governor Healey and Representative Denise Garlick. 


As part of this celebration, they will be awarding businesses who strive to create and sustain authentic inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace. To help identify those businesses, they have created this nomination form. More information about the event can be found here.

HarborOne Small Business Pitch Contest


Attention small business owners! HarborOne Bank will be hosting its 8th Annual Small Business Pitch Contest on September 28th and its application open on July 7th! 


It’s an amazing opportunity to showcase your business, and of course pick up a check for $10,000 to help your business grow. HarborOne recognizes the important contribution small business owners make in our community, and our Pitch Contest is one way we can support the businesses in the communities we serve.


Criteria and eligibility to enter can be found here. Applicants do not have to be a customer of HarborOne Bank to participate.


To help complete your application, make full use of the comprehensive range of business planning tools, templates and help in the Voyage Business Hub. If you have any questions, please email info@harboroneu.com.

Is Threads Right for Your Business?

If you’re on Instagram, the answer is probably. And it’s easy to do.


Threads is the newest baby of the Meta world, and it’s taking aim at Twitter. Threads allows you to log in with your Instagram username. You have the option of importing from Instagram or creating a new bio from scratch. Just like Instagram, you can make your profile public or private. The app is powered by Instagram, and it uses your Instagram information to personalize ads and other experiences across the two platforms. Learn more here.

Member News

July Events at the Old Colony History Museum


All are invited to join the Old Colony History Museum 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. Learn more here.

Click on the QR code above to purchase tickets. View sponsorships here. Email Patricia Juba for more information.

Temporary Closure of Gental Dental Raynham


The Gentle Dental location in Raynham will be temporarily closed for practice improvements effective July 13th and anticipate a re-open date towards the end of 2023. Continued care is their priority, and they are excited to be able to offer multi-specialty dental care at their sister location in Milford, MA. Gentle Dental Milford is just 30 minutes away and will be able to support all patients and necessary treatment. The Raynham location will re-open for care at the end of 2023 upon practice improvement completion. 

Community News

(R.A.V.E.) Raynham Community Day Meeting


The Raynham Association of Volunteers for Education, (R.A.V.E.), Inc., will host a special meeting on Monday, July 17, to begin planning Raynham Community Day 2023. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald McKinnon Municipal Meeting Room at Veterans Memorial Town Hall located at 558 South Main Street. Anyone who is interested in helping plan the event or who is interested in volunteering to help at the event or who wants information about participating in the event is invited to attend the meeting. Learn more.

"Taunton Leading City" Initiative to Promote Economic and Community Development


Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently announced the creation of the “Taunton Leading City” (TLC) initiative to build long-term economic success for the City. The TLC initiative will consist of innovative programs to support local businesses, promote community and economic development, and provide residents with a helping hand when needed.  Read the press release.

Veterans Toxic Exposure Info Session


Calling all Veterans and their families!


Toxic Exposure Info Session


Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other occupational toxic hazards, and their survivors may be entitled to additional VA healthcare and benefits.


Join the City of Taunton Department of Veterans Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, July 26 from 6pm-8pm (Open House at 5pm) at Taunton City Hall Council Chambers (15 Summer Street) for more information.


The information session will include:

  • PACT Act legislation info
  • VA healthcare enrollment
  • Disability claims info
  • Toxic exposure screenings
  • Meet your Veterans Service Officer (VSO)
  • Snacks, food and fellowship
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.  

Increase Your Sales by Attracting Your Target Market

TOMORROW! | 1:00 PM

 

Understanding your target market is one of the most effective ways to increase your business sales. Your target market is your ideal customers who pay, stay and refer others to your business, resulting in a consistent rise in sales over time.


In this webinar, the expert presenter will show you how to determine your target market and how to structure your business to attract your ideal customer.


You'll learn:

  • How to find your best customers who pay, stay, and refer others like themselves
  • How quality customers can be more valuable than having more customers
  • How to attract your best customers and repel the folks you don't want
  • How to stand out from the competition by creating irresistible offers


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

                      

Register here.

How Small Businesses Are Using AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Thurs, July 20 | 11:00APM

 

Learn how small business owners are using AI to improve their impact on Social Media, Product Development, Blogs and more. Questions are encouraged in this LIVE webinar. Examples will be presented by Small Business Owners.

                      

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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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. 


High Quality Installations CO

5% off for Chamber Members. Contact Joanne 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.


Soulibre, LLC

10% off workshops and one-on-one mentoring for Chamber Members. Contact Jordan for more info.


The Star Drive-In

10% off any purchase


Staples

Sign up for the Staples Chamber Discount Program and get 30% off all purchases! Chamber Members must sign up through this form and also register for a rewards account either online or in person at the store.


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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