October 19, 2022

Event Calendar

October 26

Noontime Networking at The Arbors

November 2

Chamber Chat

November 9

Business After Hours at Platinum City Gaming

November 16

Learn About Supplier Certification 

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October 19th is “Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day!” We are incredibly grateful for the amazing members we have in our TACC family.

Together, we make our businesses and economy stronger, and our communities even greater.

Together, we support one another professionally.

Together, we learn, grow, overcome, and celebrate.

The TACC is better because of you! We are #bettertogether.

Join the campaign! Share with us how the TACC has helped you, or your business, in an impactful way! Use this graphic and tag @TauntonAreaChamber on social media!


Join us at The Arbors on Wednesday, October 26th for Noontime Networking! Can't make our Business After Hours? Then this event is for you. Mix and mingle during your lunch hour! 

Enjoy soup and sandwiches while networking with other Chamber members. Tours of the facility will be offered. Don't forget to bring your business cards to exchange and to enter in the raffle for the door prize! 

If you are interested in hosting a Noontime Networking event, contact Lisa.


We'd love to introduce another new member! Patricia isn’t a stranger to the TACC family, but she is such a TACC super-fan that she decided to add her second business to the membership list! How amazing is that!! 

Growth Arise Consulting, LCC is ready to add value for your growth with coaching, training, and speaking services. Chamber members receive 20% off DISC assessment with debriefing. Contact Patricia for more info. Give her a follow on Facebook & Instagram @growthariseconsultingllc to stay connected! 

We are thrilled to have this second partnership with you, Patricia! We’re looking forward to some exciting collaborations ahead! 

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Business Information

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month! Now more than ever, small businesses are finding it challenging to hire talented workers. Hiring disabled workers can help businesses meet their talent needs while strengthening their competitive edge.

By hiring individuals with disabilities, businesses can:

• Expand their pool of talent

• Create a culture of diversity

• Meet their workforce needs

• Foster creative business solutions

• Generate goodwill among customers

Learn more

Webinar About the Development of STEM TECH Academies

Join MBAE, state, and industry leaders during STEM Week for a virtual event and an exciting announcement about the launch of a new STEM-focused pathway that will prepare students for careers in STEM and help close equity gaps in the workforce. STEM-Tech Academies will be partnerships between industry, high schools, and community colleges and will focus on graduating students with Associate Degrees and credentials in priority industry sectors. The webinar will be held on October 20th at 12 noon. Register here

SBA Cyber Summit

Cyberattacks cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars a year and pose a big threat to small businesses. During the SBA Cyber Summit on October 26th, you'll learn how to adequately protect your digital systems for storing, accessing, and disseminating data and information. Register here.

Become a Cyber Secure Organization

Let Braver Technology help you BECOME A CYBER SECURE ORGANIZATION with their COMPREHENSIVE CYBERSECURITY Training for your entire staff! The training will be held Thursday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m.

Staff awareness training is the single most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of employee error and maintain good cyber hygiene. Braver's Cybersecurity Training Webinar provides an all-inclusive overview of everything you need to educate your organization to withstand, and combat cyberattacks. This training will also satisfy your cyber insurance requirements! REGISTER TODAY for Braver's ALL-NEW Updated Live Comprehensive training!

Workforce in Recovery Symposium: Lawmakers to Speak

Are you a Massachusetts employer, human resources administrator, or other business leader looking for skilled and committed workers? Are you struggling to find and keep staff?

This no-cost virtual symposium is designed to help employers learn how to:

1. Find creative answers to the great workforce shortage;

2. Find and keep qualified, motivated staff who are in recovery;

3. Get resources to meet your recruitment and retention needs;

4. Develop HR policies and practices that support people in recovery; and

5. Create a recovery-ready workplace.

The symposium, held on November 2nd at 10:00 a.m.,  will include Massachusetts state legislators, employers, and employees with lived experience, all who will speak about the importance of including individuals in recovery from substance use disorders in the labor market.

Learn more and register here.

7 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and that can be a big spend time whether you’re in retail, hospitality, or services. It can also be a lucrative time for your employees as many people generously tip at the end of the year. But good tippers want a great experience and if your business isn’t ready for the holidays, it won’t just hurt your revenue. It could affect your employees’ earning potential as well. Here are a few suggestions to help your business get ready and have the best holiday season yet.

Chamber Events

Join us for the next session of our Chamber Chat virtual networking series! Meet other members in this fun and informal setting with trivia and prizes! This session is Wednesday, November 2nd at noon and is sponsored by Bristol Community College.

Register below for this event.

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


Platinum City Gaming will be hosting a Business After Hours on Wednesday, November 9th, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

Business After Hours is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship among Chamber members and their guests, with a chance to network, make new friends, and meet potential customers.

Would you like to host a Business After Hours? Contact Lisa for more information.


Join the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce and M&A Supplier Diversity Consultants and unravel the value and utilization of certification. Learn about supplier certifications to boost your business in this 45-minute seminar on Wednesday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. You can attend in-person or virtually. Register below.

Businesses and Non-Profits qualify for certifications as long as they meet certain requirements. Learn more here

Member News

Entrepreneurship 101 at BCC

Cultivating the mindset of an entrepreneur is a life-changing practice. Entrepreneurs have great ideas but some lack practical business experience.

In this 10-hour course, entrepreneurs will focus on 5 key areas to prepare them to run a successful business.

Throughout the 10 hour training, entrepreneurs will learn how to step into a management role, hire and manage a team with relevant skills, engage with their community and understand and most importantly - embracing best business practices. This course will get you working on your business instead of in your business. Learn more and register here

Community  Events

Town of Dighton COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster & Flu Shot Clinic - Saturday Oct. 22nd

This Saturday, October 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Town of Dighton is partnering with Manet Community Health Center to offer a COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster & Flu Shot Clinic for Dighton residents and employees. The Clinic will be located at the Council on Aging/Prime Time Building at 1059 Somerset Avenue.  Learn more here.

O'Connell Announces $60K Urban Forestry Grant

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently  announced the City of Taunton received a $60,000 Greening the Gateway Cities Implementation Grant from the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) to promote urban forestry.  Read the press release

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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 -

Legal Issues Facing Business Owners

Thurs, Oct. 27 | 12:00 PM

Join this presentation on the legal issues facing all business owners.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Discuss the basics of contracts, leases and licenses
  • How to set up an agreement between Co-owners
  • Do you need a trademark, copyright or patent?
  • What types of insurance will you need?
  • What banking accounts should be established?
  • ....and more

Presenter: David Berman, 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 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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