May 17, 2023

Event Calendar


Ribbon Cutting at ENL Training

May 18

Webinar: Small Business Resource Toolkit

May 24

Noontime Networking at The Arbors

June 3

Ribbon Cutting at Burger King

June 6

Q&A w/Congressman Auchincloss

June 7

Member Orientation

E-News Sponsor

Contact Lisa for more info.

Chamber News & Events


ENL Training is holding a Grand Opening on Wednesday, May 17th at 4:30 p.m. Join us at their new location on 1050 Williams Street in Dighton for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

We hope you can attend to help us celebrate!


This short 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. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session.

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. 



Please join us in celebrating the GRAND OPENING of JSC Management Group's newest Burger King restaurant located at 716 County St.! Giveaways and live music. Please arrive by 4:30 pm for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Learn more.


Join us and our co-host Cranberry Country Chamber for the next Quarterly Q&A will guest speaker Congressman Auchincloss. We are honored to have him address our members. This session is sponsored by BankFive.

Submit questions in advance here. Register below to attend this virtual meeting

Sponsor the Next Quarterly Q&A!

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



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 Wednesday, June 7th from 9-10 a.m. at the Chamber’s 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 so please register in advance below. Free to members and prospective members.


We're excited to welcome Bentley Group Logistics to the TACC! 🎉

If you're unfamiliar with the name, they are an Amazon Delivery Service Partner. 🚚 

They happen to be hiring, too!! They are now accepting applications for multiple positions, such as:

- Regular Van

- CDV 

- Step-Van Delivery Associates

If you're interested, learn more and apply at bentleygrouplogistics.com today!

Welcome to the Chamber, Peter & crew! We're so glad you're here! ✨

Are you a business owner looking for some guidance and support? We have a new member who is in the business of helping other start-ups and small business owners pursue their dreams! 🎉

Meet Susie, owner of shawconsultingllc! 👋🏽

"With experience in sales support, promotion, incubation and strategies, I thrive on sharing my experience and knowledge to help you make a success of your business. My track record proves that clear communication and expert collaboration will boost your bottom line."

Her services include: 

📌 Social Media Strategies

📌 Networking & Event Strategies

📌 Business Planning

📌 And more!!

If you could use someone in your corner to help you start or re-energize your business, visit shawconsulting.co to learn more about her approach, services, testimonials, and more! Follow along on her social channels for some extra motivation, networking, and learning opportunities! 

Welcome to the TACC, Susie! We are so happy to partner with you!! ✨

The Taunton Area Chamber is fully committed to being engaged on the local, state, and federal level and has established a Government Affairs Council to focus on this vital aspect of our services. Members of the Council include: Chair - Mary Ellen DeFrias, GATRA; Michael Cancelliere, CO-OP; Phil Duarte, Freshly Baked; Peter Daly, People Incorporated; Corinne King, GTR Proto Plus; Tracy Schonhoff, Taunton Federal Credit Union; and Cynthia Sierra, Manet Healthcare.

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Council hosted yesterday’s Legislative Update. View the session by clicking on the video below. 

Watch the replay of yesterday's Legislative Update:

Homes For Our Troops Key Ceremony for Army CW2 Rebecca Mann

Thanks to the generosity of our members who purchased raffle tickets at last year's Oktoberfest, the Chamber donated over $1,000 toward the new home of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Rebecca Mann through Homes for Our Troops. Chamber representatives assisted with landscaping on the Volunteer Day and were thrilled to attend the Key Ceremony on May 13th!

Business Information

Economic Development Planning Process

On May 5th, Governor Healey, Lt. Governor Driscoll, and Economic Development Secretary Hao kicked off the state’s economic development planning process with the first meeting of the Economic Development Planning Council at the State House. 

As part of the Planning process, the Council will hold Regional Listening Sessions across the Commonwealth, where stakeholders and members of the public are invited to participate in discussions that will inform the substance of the eventual Economic Development Plan. Below are the confirmed locations and dates for the first three regional sessions:

We ask for your help in getting the word out so that we can maximize this event and collect the insight that we need to make the best plan possible. There will be breakout sessions at each location. 

Please RSVP for the session you plan to attend by registering. You may register by clicking on the name of the session you plan to attend and completing the free Eventbrite form.

Advocacy Day at the State House

Advocacy Day is an event held annually by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) to rally for legislation that advances the rights and opportunities of women and girls across the Commonwealth. The MCSW invites all members of the community to join them for Advocacy Day 2023 at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 11am - 3pm ET.

Register now for Advocacy Day 2023. Registration closes May 19th. Learn more here.

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.

Time to Get Influential: Leveraging the Power of the Influencer in Your Business

Influencer marketing is a powerful strategy for businesses looking to reach a wider audience and build brand awareness. But it’s not just for the big guys. You can leverage the power of the influencer even as a small business. You may not have the pockets to bring in Michael Jordan, but you can build an audience by working with (smaller) influencers. Learn more here.

Member News

Making the Most of Social Security: What You Need to Know

This webinar, presented by New York Life, will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:00pm. The keynote speaker, Mary Beth Franklin, is one of the country's leading experts on Social Security and Medicare. An award-winning journalist, Mary Beth writes a column on retirement issues for Investment News, a publication for financial advisors.

In this seminar, she will explain how:

  • Claiming age, marital status, and earnings restrictions can affect Social Security benefit amounts.
  •  To apply Social Security claiming strategies to maximize benefits for some married couples and eligible divorced spouses.
  •  Social Security retirement and survivor benefits represent two different pots of money and may be claimed at different times.

Register here.

Watch On-Demand: It's Time to Outrun Your Outdated Tech

Couldn't make it to the live event? Had to duck out early? Want to share with a team member? Braver Technology Solutions has got you covered. Watch the replay here.

Top 3 Takeaways:

1. The primary risk of outdated technology is the cybersecurity risk that it brings to an organization.

2. Continually assess and plan for your technology spend (business reviews, technology roadmaps, etc).

3. Consumers want to do business with a company that invests in itself.

Community News

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.

Pearson Scholarship Offers Funding for Local Students

The Cassie Pearson Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in Nov 2020 for the purpose of providing scholarship funds to academically deserving and financially insufficient students. According to Cassie’s father, Eric Pearson of Taunton, “We created the fund as a way to memorialize our daughter who was stricken with lymphoma early in 2020 and passed after a short but hard fought battle 8 months later.” They are now focused on providing annual scholarships at the area high schools for students looking to begin their collegiate journey. They chose Taunton High as their first school and will be awarding (3) $500 scholarships to deserving THS seniors. For more information on Cassie and the foundation you can visit https://www.cassiepearsonmsf.com or Facebook at Cassie Pearson Memorial Scholarship.

ACT May Events

View the upcoming May events for the Arts Collaborative of Taunton 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.

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.  

Creating The Effective Elevator Pitch

Mon, May 22 | 12:00 NOON | $10


You must have a concise message that tells prospective buyers what is your unique value proposition, what you do and how you can help them.

This is an interactive webinar and you will be working in groups on your pitch.

Register here.

Simple Steps: Marketing Plan

Tues, May 23 | 6:00 PM


This workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach.


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

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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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