May 10, 2023

Event Calendar

May 16

Legislative Update

May 17

Ribbon Cutting at ENL Training

May 18

Webinar: Small Business Resource Toolkit

May 24

Noontime Networking at The Arbors

E-News Sponsor

Contact Lisa for more info.

Chamber News & Events

MAY 16

Join us at 9am on Tuesday, May 16th for this popular annual event! The Legislative Update is virtual and will feature Senator Marc Pacheco and State Representatives Carol Doherty, Patricia Haddad and Norman Orrall, with welcoming remarks from Taunton Mayor Shaunna O’Connell. Hear what’s happening on the hill during this informative session.

Legislators make themselves available at forums like this to hear your concerns and answer your questions. We encourage you to submit questions or topics prior to the event to info@tauntonareachamber.org. Register below.


MAY 17

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!

MAY 18

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. 


We're excited to welcome Elie's Auto & Repair to the TACC! 🚗

Elie's Auto & Repair is an auto shop that has unlimited services and good prices. 

Some of the services include:

🧰 towing and road service

🧰 tire repairs and sales

🧰 electrical services

🧰 full auto services

🧰 and many more! 

Walk-ins are always welcome, and be sure to follow them on Facebook for special promotions! 

We're so glad you're here! Welcome to the Chamber!! 💙

We are already incredibly inspired by our next member. 🎉

Leave the tutoring to this amazing service owned and operated by Nina Carmo, 2Plus2 Tutoring! 📚 When you work with Nina you are: A.) Supporting a Woman-Owned Business; B.) Supporting Someone who Took a Leap to Pursue their Dream; C.) Getting a customized approach to learning.

"I am FULL for the school year, but have open slots for summer 2023 and next school year. I can be contacted on Facebook or via email (2plus2taunton@gmail.com) or phone (774)-955-0025."

If you're in the Taunton area and your student could use Elementary & Middle School Tutoring in math, reading, writing, organization, confidence, & more, definitely reach out to Nina! 👩‍🏫

Welcome to the TACC, Nina! We're so happy you're here and we look forward to a great partnership.

🔥 Special Discount: TACC members get $5 off their first session! 

No time to do it all? No worries, our newest member is always on the run for her customers! 🏃🏽‍♀️

Gotta Run is a personal transportation, food pickup and delivery service, and MORE, serving the Taunton area! Her rates can't be beat and Rochelle is always just a call or text away! 📲

"Customer service is my thing and the service this business will bring to you is going to be nothing less than what I expect when I am receiving a service."

Local Delivery and Transportation Services:

🚗 $5 fee under 5 miles!

🚗 $75 Boston Logan

🚗 $50 TF Green

Follow along on Facebook to see where her clients are sending her...she's always on the RUN!

Welcome to the Chamber, Rochelle! We're so glad you're here and we look forward to a long-lasting partnership! ✨

Watch the replay of TACC's Annual Meeting:

Watch TACC's 106th Annual Meeting and Awards on TV.

The event will air the following times:

Saturday, May 13th at 12 noon & 9pm

Sunday, May 14th at 8:30pm

Tuesday, May 16th at 8pm

Saturday, May 20th at 12 noon & 9pm

Sunday, May 21st at 8:30pm

Tuesday, May 23rd at 9pm

Saturday, May 27th at 1pm & 10pm

Sunday, May 28th at 9:30pm

TCAM TV is Comcast channel 15 & Verizon channel 22.

This month we’re celebrating 5 years with Express Employment Professionals in Taunton! 

They are truly in the business of matching people to great organizations! Since they’ve opened their doors, they have helped 2,800 people find jobs with 200 local companies! 

If you could benefit from their employment services visit their website and follow along on Facebook for the lastest opportunities and updates.

Coffee & Conversation at Aroma Joe's Raynham

Business Information

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.

MSBDC Webinar TOMORROW - Top Employment Law Issues and Updates

MSBDC is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 11th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. to discuss Top Employment Law Issues and Updates. Register here.

The post-COVID employment law landscape is still a minefield to navigate. With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Federal Trade Comminsion (FTC) making overreaching decisions about standard employment agreements and still dealing with implementing new laws like PFML, it’s hard to catch up! In this webinar they will discuss some top compliance issues, employment law updates, future potential changes, and answer your questions!

Speaker: Wendy L. Hansen, Attorney, Foley & Foley, P.C.

Co-Sponsors: New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC); Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

People, Pathways, And Partnerships: Building Cybersecurity Resiliency

Tues, May 16 | 1:00 PM

Next week, as part of the Boston Globe’s Tech Week, Bridgewater State University and the Massachusetts Tech Collaborative are co-hosting a webinar entitled People, Pathways, And Partnerships: Building Cybersecurity Resiliency. The webinar features an expert panel, including moderator Maggie MacAlpine from the Center for Threat Informed Defense; panelists Gary Evee from Evee Security Consultants, Meghan Martinez from Mass CyberTrust, and Steve-Zuromski, BSU’s VP of Information Technology & CIO, Bridgewater State University. 


The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 16th from 1:00pm -2:00pm. The panel will discuss how strategic partnership between municipalities, educational institutions, and the private sector can train a skilled and diverse workforce that protects our communities and institutions, continually cultivates talent in this growing industry, and positions the Commonwealth to serve as a blueprint for the nation on effective, successful cybersecurity practices. You can register here for the webinar.

4 Ways Copycatting Can Help You Build a Following on Social Media

Building a following on your desired platform on social media requires a bit of luck but there are some things you can do to help that luck (and other users) find your profile. But sadly, those things probably don’t have a lot to do with your business. Here are 4 ways copycatting can build a following on social media.

Member News

Community News

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.

Mayor O'Connell Thanks Voters for

Support of Public Safety Building

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently expressed her appreciation to Taunton voters for passing the Special Election referendum on Saturday, April 29, 2023 in support of the new public safety facility which will help first responders work in a safer environment and better serve the City of Taunton. The ballot question passed with over 65% of the vote.  Read the entire press release.

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.  

Registering to Sell to the Federal Government Market 

Tues, May 16 | 12:00 NOON


Did you know that 23+ percent of all prime government contract dollars are awarded to small businesses? Learn what’s required to be a federal supplier so you can tap into this major market opportunity.

In this webinar, SCORE expert business mentor and retired Northrup Grumman executive Karen Williams will explain how to become certified as a federal "small business."

In this webinar you will learn:

Reasons to consider selling to the Federal Government market

The different types of Federal Government certifications

How to determine if your business qualifies

About determining small business set-aside eligibility

To learn how to take advantage of your new status as a federal ‘small business,’ we encourage you to also attend the next webinar in the series: “Selling to the Federal Government Market”

Attendees will receive the presentation materials and a link to this webinar recording.


Presenter: Karen Williams, SCORE Certified Mentor

Register here.

Tools for Building a Solid Marketing Foundation

Wed, May 17 | 11:00 AM


Learn the basic steps on how to create a strong marketing structure that will define, support and promote your business in a tech-savvy world.


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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·    Creating Powerful Ads on Facebook

·    Facebook is Redesigning its News Feed: What Marketers Need to Know

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·    2022 Top Marketing Challenges

·    Blogging Tips

·    New Rules of Marketing in 2020

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·    Cash Management


$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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