June 15, 2022

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Sneak Peek of our New TACC HQ!
Come take a sneak peek into the new TACC HQ! 🚪We’re still unpacking, but we wanted to share the progress we’ve made so far! ✨Huge thanks to the tech crews who got us online so quickly, and to TACC member, Interior Elements Design , for getting our space looking beautiful! 💫Fresh paint ✔️New furniture ✔️Open for business ✔️ We look forward to seeing you soon at 170 Dean Street, Taunton.
Apps from Hong Kong City and Complimentary Beer & Wine… Yes, Please!!
Happy Health Center will be hosting a Business After Hours on Thursday, June 23rd, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy appetizers from Hong Kong City and complementary beer and wine. Don't forget your business cards for a chance to win the door prize - a gift certificate to Hong Kong City!

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. TACC Members attend at no cost! Register below.
While purging during our recent office move, we gained a new member - meet The Junkluggers!!
Call the GREEN professionals for your next removal project! They’re the best in the business and take the stress out of overwhelming situations! We’re so thrilled to have Charles and his incredible team! Welcome to the TACC!
Business Information
Did you know that June is National Safety Month? Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Stay updated on workplace safety and health with these resources from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Learn more.
Join the SBA on June 30th for a webinar to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month. The webinar will feature a live panel discussion with Larry Webb, District Director, SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Office; Justin Nelson, Co-founder and President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; and small business owner Rachel Kalenberg of Pizza Carrello from Gillette, Wyoming.

The discussion will focus on financial wellness and the importance of equity and opportunity to help uplift and support LGBTQI+-owned small businesses. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources that support small business recovery, LGBTQI+ startups seeking to launch, and help for existing LGBTQI+-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world. Register here.
Proud Innovation 2022: Learn from Accomplished Innovators June 15 and 22

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as they celebrate Pride month with their free, online Proud Innovation 2022 series, coming June 15 and 22. These events are open to all.

SBA 504 & 7A In-Person Training June 24

It's time to catch up on all the latest SOP updates, lending practices, mechanics, and benefits to the SBA 504 & 7A programs! Commercial lenders, accountants, realtors, & economic development officials are encouraged to attend the SEED in-person 2022 SBA 504 & 7a Seminar, presented by SEED Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It will be held on Friday, June 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Boston Tavern, 58 East Grove Street in Middleboro. Register here.
“Small Businessing” Ain’t Easy

There was a time when the biggest concern a business had was bringing in customers. These days, we know you’re worrying about a lot more. We know you’re stressed and anxious, but we are here for you. Small businesses like yours are the backbone of our community and our country. You are not in this alone even though it can feel that way as a business owner. While these are unprecedented times, we are working with all our resources to find solutions. We have experience in business and are bringing business owners together. Read more here.
Email Lisa if you are interested in sponsoring the Annual Golf Tournament, donating a raffle item, or golfing (only 5 spots left!!)
Cool off with a cone and connect at the Chamber’s Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, July 12th at Noon! The Star’s delicious full food menu will be available for purchase as well if you want to grab lunch. We hope to see you there! Register below. (Rain date: July 14)
Member News
Mechanics Cooperative Bank Hires Chris Lynch, Vice President, Commercial Lender

The Mechanics Cooperative Bank Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher J. Lynch as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. The Bank is proud to add Mr. Lynch’s wealth of banking and business management experience to our growing team.  Read the press release.
BCSB Joins Fintech Innovation Consortium Release

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) recently announced that it has joined Alloy Labs Alliance, a consortium of community and mid-sized banks, to more effectively and efficiently adopt technology. The goal of the consortium is to quicken the pace of innovation, helping to level the playing field and enable institutions like Bristol County Savings Bank to compete against large, national players. Read the press release.
Community News
Town of Dighton Awarded $201,000 Municipal Fiber Grant to Improve Public Safety Technological Infrastructure 

Town Administrator Michael Mullen announces that Dighton town officials were honored to accept a $201,000 state Municipal Fiber Program Grant from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. On Thursday, June 2, Lt. Gov. Polito presented Town Administrator Mullen, Fire Chief Chris Maguy, Police Lt. Shawn Cronin, and Board of Selectmen members Leonard Hull, Peter Caron and Kenneth Pacheco the grant at Taunton City Hall. Grant funds will be used to connect Dighton's police and fire department technology with fiber. Learn more here.
Community Invited to Attend Honor Our Military Event

Last week, Mayor Shaunna O'Connell invited the community to attend the 2nd Annual Honor Our Military event in the City of Taunton. The Honor Our Military event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM behind City Hall. There will be a brief opening ceremony starting at 11:00 AM. Many activities are planned for all to enjoy. First responder and military vehicles will be on display, and there will be family activities such as face painting, basketball, a DJ, and an assortment of vendors will offer food for purchase. Complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, and prizes will be available while supplies last.  Learn more here.
Downtown Improvements Continue With Two MassDOT Grants

Earlier this week, Mayor Shaunna O’Connell announced the City of Taunton will be making key enhancements to the pedestrian safety of sidewalks and crosswalks through two grants received from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The City received two grants from MassDOT’s Shared Streets and Spaces program. Read the press release.
Cultural Fair

As you all know, the City of Taunton's Black History Month celebration in February was postponed due to bad weather. They then decided to shift the event to a Juneteenth celebration. However, our City has so many events scheduled for the month of June that it was difficult to find a date that wouldn't conflict with other big events.

After much consideration, the City of Taunton has decided to partner up with the Taunton Diversity Network and support their Cultural Fair scheduled for June 25th from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Weir Riverfront Park. The entertainment originally scheduled for the February event will now be featured at the Cultural Fair instead.

The City of Taunton encourages all of our community partners to join this endeavor and help celebrate at the Cultural Fair. If you would like to participate in the Cultural Fair, please reach out to the Taunton Diversity Network for their guidelines on participation.
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.
Win Customers With Your Website
TODAY | 7:00 PM 

How do you set your website up to win over customers? Your website has to attract and engage visitors, educate them about your products and services, and convert them into customers. Success begins with a plan!

This webinar, presented by Co-Founder of Cardsetter Jessica Baldwin, will show you the key elements your website needs to succeed.

After the session, you’ll have a better understanding of:
• The critical role your website plays in your online marketing strategy
• The features and tools you'll need to execute your plan
• How to get everything working together to achieve your goals
• How to set your website up to attract, engage, and convert your ideal customers

Attendees will receive a free website planning workbook.

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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20% off your first month membership or class package. Email Melynda for more info

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10% off first week temporary services.
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15% off contracted services.
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10% off photobooth experience for Chamber Members

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free estimates for all moves and 10% off the first month of storage for Chamber members. Contact Pauline for more info.

10% off most services. Contact Kerry for more info.
5% off your auto insurance. Contact Luke for details.

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.)

Small Business Sizzle
Discount on Energy Leadership Profile Assessment (normal fee $130, discounted to $97). Email Sue for more info.

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.

10% all parts, labor on applicable services. Email Ken Rubino for more information.

10% off for TACC Members
Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, 170 Dean Street, Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-4068