January 4, 2023

Event Calendar

January 11

Open Discussion on HR Issues & Challenges

January 18

Coffee & Conversation at

4YEW Juice & Smoothie Bar

January 26

Cannabis Q & A Panel (virtual)

February 1

Member Orientation at TACC Office

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Chamber News

Welcome Aroma Joe's in Raynham, our newest member!

Their coffee blend is sustainably grown, ethically sourced and craft roasted in Maine. Each beverage is handcrafted with full-flavored, rich, and deliciously smooth Arabica bean blends! ☕️

Try out a new blend this week at their Raynham location and give Aroma Joe's Coffee a warm TACC welcome. 👋🏽

We're so glad you're part of our TACC crew and we can't wait to see where our partnership takes us in the new year! ✨

A Fond Farewell to Colonial Do-Nut Shop

The Chamber community joins the greater Taunton area in expressing our gratitude to Colonial Do-Nut for over 70 years of providing a warm, welcoming place for people to enjoy their morning coffee and indulge in some delicious donuts. In 2021, we celebrated Colonial’s 45th anniversary as a member of the TACC. We will miss you – and wish you all the best in retirement!


Join us for an open discussion about HR issues and challenges. Get input and feedback from a group of your peers. All are welcome to attend!

Register below.

Cost: Included with membership for TACC members; Prospective Members can attend 1 meeting of the TACC HR Resource Group at no charge, then $15.


Host a Networking Event in 2023!

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

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. 

Business Information

How to Start a Business

If your New Year’s resolution for 2023 is to start your own business, the SBA can help. They are committed to being there with you as you start your business journey, from the minute you have your idea to the moment you’re turning your sign from “coming soon” to “open.” Get tips to help you along the way. Learn more.

One Stop for Growth Expression of Interest (EOI) Period Open

The Expression of Interest (EOI) period for the next round of the One Stop for Growth opened on December 14, 2022. The EOI is an optional, but highly recommended, form that allows applicants to briefly describe their prospective project ideas to receive written feedback prior to completing a full application. It is highly recommended that organizations submit an EOI, especially if applying to the One Stop for the first time. Expression of Interest submissions will be accepted through March 17, 2023.

The Community One Stop for Growth is EOHED’s coordinated method for accessing state grants and transforming the Commonwealth from a funding source into a partner in local economic development strategies.

How to Make Your Product or Service Indispensable

Unless you are extremely fortunate, there’s a lot of competition out there. Your product or service must compete against a host of other businesses not just in your town but, potentially, across the globe. You’re also in competition with inaction or doing nothing at all. 

If you haven’t analyzed the competition lately, you may be surprised by the competitive landscape. So, what can you do? You must find a way to become indispensable. Learn how.

Ten 2023 Trends Hand-picked for Small Business

Whether you sell food, things, or services, we’ve brought together a round-up of trends that you can incorporate into your business in 2023 for increased revenue and better market traction.

Read the ten 2023 trends for small business here.

Chamber Events

Rise and shine with us! We know how hectic schedules can get, and sometimes evening events aren't doable. We have a solution - a morning networking event! Stop by 4YEW on Wednesday, January 18th at 9:00 a.m. to check out this great new spot and meet with other Chamber members. This is a perfect way to build new connections, and rekindle the old! We look forward to seeing you then!

4YEW serves smoothie bowls, smoothies, cold-pressed juices, coffees, matcha, toasts, pastries, and more fun items to the menu coming very soon! Register below.


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 meeting.

Sponsor the Next Quarterly Q&A!

You could sponsor the next Quarterly Q&A for only $200! Contact Lisa 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, 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.

Member News

January 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. Learn more 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.org has been redesigned with your business needs in mind! Easily access the resources and tools you need to succeed. No matter where you are in your business journey, the SCORE website will provide tailored support to help you reach your goals. Select your business stage to find training, resources, and mentors designed to assist you. 

Tax Preparation for the Self-Employed



Sheila May, a tax preparer with the IRS Enrolled Agent credential, will be giving lots of good tips for the SELF-EMPLOYED just in time for tax season. She will tell you easy ways to make tax preparation more manageable. You will gain an understanding about what you can expense and how - an essential for any self-employed taxpayer. Discussed will be what expenses lots of self-employed taxpayers overlook. In addition, she will clarify expenses that are often misunderstood. Finally, she will discuss how self-employed taxpayers are taxed, what can reduce those taxes, how to project your tax liability and how to pay those taxes.. 


Join SEMA SCORE for Tax Preparation for the Self-Employed. Key takeaways you can expect: 

  • How you are taxed as a Self-Employed Person
  • Knowledge about the options regarding the handling of expenses
  • An understanding of what deductions are available
  • Tips on common expenses that are overlooked/misunderstood

Register here.

How To Pay Small Business Taxes Strategically To Avoid One Big Tax Bill



Paying taxes as a small business owner can be tricky. If you don’t plan ahead, you can end up with a huge tax bill when you file your tax return.

In this webinar, our expert presenter will teach you how to avoid penalties by estimating your taxes and choosing the best way to pay your taxes using the different IRS payment options.

You will learn:

  • Which electronic payment method is best suited for your business
  • About underpayment and late payment penalties
  • How IRS payment options can help you avoid a huge tax bill

Presenter: Joseph McCarthy, CPA, Tax Specialist and Communications & Liaison, IRS

Register here.

Excel Functions — Power Tools for Your Formulas

Wed, Jan. 11 | 10:00 AM


Much of Excel’s power lies in the functions you can incorporate into formulas. But there’s a catch, computers do exactly what you say, so if you use a function incorrectly, you get the wrong answer.

This live, one-hour program will explain how functions work, how to discover the proper function for your formula, and how to use Excel features that help you build your functions with confidence that they will produce the correct result every time.

Demonstrations and explanation will cover:

  • What Excel functions are and how they work in formulas;
  • What functions can and can’t do;
  • How to research functions to find the ones best suited to your needs;
  • Benefits of using the Insert Function dialogue box to enter functions into formulas
  • Key function concepts, including syntax, and optional and required arguments;
  • What absolute cell references are, and when you want to use them;
  • Using the IF and other logical functions to write formulas with conditional results;
  • Working with VLOOKUP and other Lookup and Reference Functions;
  • What Date and Time Functions can do; and
  • Using Text functions to manipulate character strings.

There will be plenty of time for questions, so come prepared.

Presenter: Gerald Rosenthal, ComputerImages.com

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.

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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