June 22, 2022

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Chamber Events

Apps from Hong Kong City and Complimentary Beer & Wine… Yes, Please!!
Happy Health Center will be hosting a Business After Hours TOMORROW 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 to exchange and to enter in the raffle for 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.
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)
The Jockey Club will be hosting a Summer Spectacular Networking on Tuesday, August 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is a joint event with Cranberry Country Chamber. Join us in the tent for some apps and drinks! 

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. Register below.
Business Information
VETRN Offers MBA Online Program for Veteran Small Business Owners and Family Members

VETRN’s President, Lee Goldberg and Program Manager, David Ferrara are excited to announce the start of the 2022 VETRN MBA Online program for the Fall of 2022. The 2022 online cohort is expected to include 20 or more veteran small business owners and family members from across the country. This class marks VETRN’s 8th year of its MBA training program, teaching veteran participants how to successfully grow their veteran-owned small business. To date, 90 veteran small business owners and family members have graduated from the VETRN program, with many successes and successful pivot stories to date. This program is free of charge.

Veteran small business owners and their families interested in being a part of this fantastic program can apply at www.vetrn.org.

All questions and other program-related inquiries can be directed to info@vetrn.org.
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.
Register to attend FutureSkills Regional Upskilling Roadshows 

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, MassHire Career Centers and Workforce Boards, and the Commonwealth Corporation are joining forces to host a virtual FutureSkills roadshow on Monday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. The goal of the roadshow is to connect employers to new and existing workforce supports from the Commonwealth.
The roadshow will feature Secretary Acosta, in addition to other MA workforce representatives. It will be fully virtual – you will receive a call-in link after registering.
• Opening remarks by Secretary Acosta
• Overview of Commonwealth workforce resources for employers
• Introduction to Market Makers
• Regional breakout session to meet local Market Makers and Workforce Boards

Click here to learn more and register.
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.
The State of Small Business

The chamber is the Voice of Business and as the Voice of Business, there’s something we feel the need to express to everyone in this community. Inflation is being felt everywhere, from Fortune 500 companies to solopreneurs just starting out.

However, the difference between large-scale companies and smaller ones are their reserves. According to JP Morgan Chase, the average small business runs with only 27 days of operating expenses in reserves. Increases in utilities, goods and services, real estate, and gas costs; supply chain issues impacting delivery; and employee shortages have taken a toll on businesses, especially our smaller ones.

In this challenging time, while you are dealing with your own concerns over stretching your paycheck, we want to share some things you might not realize. Read more.
Member News
Summer is around the corner, and People Incorporated is looking forward to seeing everyone return for another great Jack Rua Invitational in September. Attached is the sponsor and registration brochure for the tournament. Between playing, sponsoring, advertising, or all of the above, there are many ways to be a part of it! If you have questions or need further info, please reach out to Peter Daley at 774-488-5333 or pdaley@peopleincfr.org.
Community News
Special Town Election Voter Information for Raynham

Dear Voters,
On March 5, 2022, voters district-wide approved the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical School District’s plans to construct a new District High School.

On May 16, 2022, voters at the Raynham Annual Town Meeting approved Article 13 to authorize the Town to exempt from the provisions of Proposition Two-and-one-half the amounts required to pay for the Town’s share of the bonds issued to the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical School District for the purpose of paying the costs of designing, engineering, constructing, and equipping the new District High School to be located at 207 Hart Street in Taunton, including the payment of all incidental costs.

This Special Town Election meets the legal requirements for a “debt exclusion” measure to be approved or denied by registered voters. A “Yes” vote authorizes the debt exclusion measure. A “No” vote requires the Town to find other ways, such as the operating budget, to fund its obligation to pay its share as a member of the Bristol-Plymouth District. It should be noted that a “debt exclusion” is not a permanent Proposition. Two-and-one-half override. It pertains exclusively to the costs related to the particular project.

The election will take place on Tuesday, June 28th, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Road. All precincts vote at the Raynham Middle School. Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
TACC will be there – stop by and say hello! 
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.
The Basics of TikTok Digital Marketing
Thurs, June 30| 1:00 PM 

TikTok is just one tool in every smart marketer’s arsenal, but to begin your TikTok journey on the right foot you need to understand TikTok SEO, hashtags, influencers, and how to optimize your profile.

During this webinar, Mike Corso, founder of Roovio, will walk you through his proprietary 8 Step TikTok Domination Method. Do not waste another minute trying to promote your business on TikTok until you join us on June 30th.

During this one-of-a-kind webinar you will learn:

  • How to master TikTok SEO
  • How the TikTok algorithm works
  • Everything you need to know about TikTok ads
  • What kind of videos to post
  • How to optimize your profile and why it is SO important

Presented by: Mike Corso, Founder and CEO of Roovio Digital Marketing

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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