January 25, 2023

Event Calendar


Cannabis Q & A Panel (virtual)

February 1

Member Orientation at TACC Office

February 16

Chamber Chat


March 23

Comedy Show

The District Center for the Arts

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Chamber News

The Chamber is proud to honor local businesses that have differentiated themselves through their exemplary commitment to their customers, employees and the community. The three categories are Large Business, Small Business, and Community Impact Award.

Be sure to submit your nomination under the appropriate category. Deadline to submit a nomination is March 1st. Honorees will be announced at the Annual Meeting to be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center on April 27th. (​TACC Board Member businesses are exempt from nomination. )

We couldn't be more pumped to welcome Fun City Adventure Park to the Taunton community and our TACC family! They are the FIRST trampoline park in Taunton, and they have some pretty spectacular stuff that we saw at last week's ribbon cutting! 

It truly is a fun destination for all ages, whether you're into rock climbing, jumping, ninja courses, basketball dunking, or arcade games! 🤸‍♀️

Check out their website for tickets, party bookings, and gift cards at www.funcitytaunton.com.

Welcome, Ethan! We're excited to have you in the TACC family and look forward to long-lasting partnership! ✨ 

It's true...food brings people together, no matter what the occasion! That's what got this business owner, Michelle, into making people smile while enjoying fresh, delicious treats. 🧀

Whether you're looking for a grazing box, board, or tablescape for your next special occasion or "just because" you'll want to connect with Michelle's Ah-Mazing Grazing in Taunton! Give her a follow on her socials at @Michelles_Ahmazing_Life on Instagram and Michelle's Ah-Mazing Grazing on Facebook and take a look at her beautiful boards that will be sure to get your tastebuds craving something good!

Welcome to the TACC, Michelle! We're so excited to have you! ✨


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 LLCCommonwealth Alternative CareFreshly Baked Company, and Greatest Hits Cannabis Company

This session is sponsored by 1 Connection LLC

Submit questions in advance here. Register below to attend this virtual event. FREE for TACC Members and $10 for Prospective Members.

Sponsor a Quarterly Q&A!

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


Contact Kris for more info. or to sponsor this fun, new event! Ticket info. available soon.

Holiday Cheer Campaign Check Deliveries

Thanks to a matching sponsorship from Morton Hospital, the Holiday Cheer Campaign raised a total of $3,000 for local non-profit organizations! The checks were delivered last week to Old Colony History Museum, A Life Worth Living, Corp. , and Taunton Diversity Network.


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, February 1st 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 so please register in advance below. FREE to members and prospective members!


Coffee & Conversation at 4YEW

Ribbon Cutting at Kundalini Pearls-Yoni Steaming Spa

Host a Networking Event & Build Awareness of Your Business!

Interested in getting your name out there or generating more business connections? Consider hosting an event with the Chamber in 2023!

What are the advantages of hosting an event? Learn more here.

Network with local business professionals at your place of business. Opening your doors to fellow Chamber members gives you the opportunity to showcase your business and services in your own element. You supply the light refreshments and we will invite the guests!

Event Options:

  • Coffee & Conversation
  • Noontime Networking
  • Business After Hours

Host a morning, afternoon, or evening event. We have several options to suit your schedule. Contact Lisa for availability and more details. 

The TACC is pleased to once again host Jay Pateakos, VP of Business Development for MassDevelopment, in our offices for monthly drop-in hours! No appointment necessary!


Stop by the Chamber's new office at 170 Dean Street, Taunton, on Monday, January 30th from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m., and chat with Jay to see how MassDevelopment may be able to assist your business! Contact Jay directly if you're unable to make it that day. 


MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth. Their bond financing programs offer a cost-effective w ay for companies to finance capital projects, new equipment purchases, and facility expansions. They also provide loans and guarantees to help grow your operations, and development assistance for early-stage projects. 

Business Information

Deadline to File W-2 Forms January 31th

The IRS urges employers to be aware of the January 31, 2023 deadline to file Forms W-2 and other wage statements. Learn more here.

MSBDC Free Legal Clinic February 17

Christopher Cassara, Esq., partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PSH), is beginning to hold free Legal Clinics via Zoom sessions. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to meet one-time, one-on-one for 30 minutes, to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, and various other business related issues.  Click here to learn more and register for an appointment.

NEW Cybersecurity Training: You Have Been Hacked… Now What?!?

Join Braver Technology Solutions for their latest cybersecurity webinar TOMORROW at 1:00 p.m.

While you can’t eliminate the risk of being a victim of a cybercrime, you can control how you react if your identity, accounts, devices, or information is compromised. Responding quickly and systematically limits the damage, facilitates a rapid recovery, and provides you with some needed peace of mind.


In this training, you will learn:

• The important steps to take if you are ever compromised.

• Steps to prevent the spread + assess the damage.

• Step + timeline for organizing the troops.

• How quickly you can recover your data with a live spin-up demo.

• Steps to conduct post-event analysis.

• Ways to help prevent future incidents.

Takeaways: Receive a checklist for your Incidence Response Plan (IRP).

This training is free for everyone! Register here.

Massachusetts Export Expo January 27

The Massachusetts Export Center’s Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide range of export resources available in MA while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day operations. This year’s Export Expo will again be a virtual event that will include an exhibit area featuring government, non-profit and private sector service providers serving the export community. The Export Expo will also feature a lineup of workshops, panel discussions and special addresses on a wide variety of export-related topics. Register here.

What Does It Mean to Be a Chamber Member?

As a chamber member, you are represented by a powerful organization. Because they are not government-affiliated, chambers weather the political storms, cannot get voted out of office, and always represent the business community. And since healthy communities are good places to work with strong employment opportunities, a chamber helps all members of a community. Read more.

Chamber Events


Join us for our Chamber Chat virtual networking series! Meet other members in this fun and informal setting with trivia and prizes! This session is Thursday, February 16th at noon and is sponsored by TMLP Online.

Register below for this event.

You could sponsor a future session for just $50! Email Kris for sponsorship details.

Member News

 Black History Month Sponsor Opportunity

Taunton Diversity Network is looking for sponsors for their "Deeper Than Skin" event on February 25th from 6-10pm at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Taunton. Click here for sponsorships. Deadline is this Friday!

New Year, New Website and New Office for Wright Technology Group

Although they have a new look, they still offer the same, high-quality IT services you can count on!

Browse through the website to: 

• Learn Why You Should Choose Us

• Discover Our Services

• Read Our Blog

• Schedule a Free Assessment

And more.

In addition to launching a new website, they also have a new home! But don’t worry, they didn’t go far — they’re staying in the same historic building but expanding into a different suite.

Host a DipJar & Help BGC Raise Funds!

Display the DipJar at your business to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South raise funds for and awareness of the critical programs they provide for the youth in our community who need us most! Learn more.

BCSB Appoints Thomas Kelly VP/Commercial Loan Officer

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) recently announced the appointment of Thomas D. Kelly to the position of Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer. In this capacity, Kelly develops and manages client relationships in the greater Attleboro area by providing commercial loan solutions, along with a comprehensive range of other financial products. Read the press release.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank Renovation Progress Continues at New Building to Serve as Future Headquarters

Mechanics Cooperative Bank is thrilled to share the renovation progress of the new 42,000 square foot building located at 470 Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, that will soon serve as the bank’s headquarters. Mechanics Cooperative Bank is excited to see the construction improvements come together that will soon create a more efficient and collaborative work environment, specifically designed to support the needs of staff and customers.  Read the press release.

Morton Hospital Welcomes Three New Primary Care Doctors to Taunton and Lakeville 

Morton Hospital and Steward Medical Group recently welcomed three new primary care providers to the Taunton and Lakeville communities. Read the press release.

Community News

O'Connell Announces Taunton's Achievement of Historic Bond Rating

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell proudly announced the City of Taunton’s long-term bond rating has been raised to AA+, the second highest rating available to municipalities. S&P Global Ratings revealed Taunton’s new increased bond rating, which is an upgrade from the City's previous rating of AA, in their RatingsDirect report. TACC President & CEO Kris Silva spoke at the press conference and emphasized how this achievement will positively impact the economic growth of our community. 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.

Business Foundation - Building a Startup Budget

Wed, Feb. 1 | 12:00 NOON


This webinar will guide you through the process of creating a startup and operating budget. Whether you are already in business or working towards starting one, you’ll learn how to create a budget that will guide your spending decisions, monitor your financial performance and identify your cashflow needs. We will work through a specific budget example and distribute an Excel template for you to use for your own business.

Presenter: Michael Sandman, SCORE Boston 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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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.

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 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'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

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

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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