TACC E-NEWS

January 18, 2023


Event Calendar



January 26

Cannabis Q & A Panel (virtual)


February 1

Member Orientation at TACC Office


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February 16

Chamber Chat


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Chamber News

We're thrilled to welcome our new member, Estele Borges from Realty Executives Metro South / Borges Realty Development Team! Estele represents the Metro South area with an office out of Taunton. Reach out to her today for your real estate needs and follow her at Estele Borges, Broker.


Welcome to the TACC family, Estele! We're looking forward to our new partnership!

Our next newest member is in the business of making you look and feel your best, starting with skin care! 


Maria Skincare in Taunton has an elaborate service menu ranging from waxing, lash lifts, to chemical peels! Maria has been working skincare for over 25 years and nothing makes her happier than a relaxed client with glowing skin! 


Learn more about Maria, her spa, and all the amazing services including online appointment booking at www.maria-skincare.com. Give her a follow on her social channels at @Mariabart5 on Instagram and Maria Skincare on Facebook. 


Welcome, Maria! We're so happy to have you in the TACC! ✨

Our final new member is Kundalini Pearls Yoni Steaming Spa!


Business partners, Maria and Djara, had a vision of creating a safe space using herbal and spiritual healing remedies for women in their local community of Taunton, MA. They officially opened their doors in the summer of '22 and will be celebrating a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this Thursday 1/19 at 3:30!


Learn more about their services at www.kundalini-pearls.com and be sure to check out their social accounts at @kundalinipearls.


We're so glad you're part of the TACC, Maria & Djara! Welcome!!

TOMORROW!

Space is limited so please let us know if you plan on attending by emailing Lisa.

NEXT WEEK!

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 event. FREE for TACC Members and $10 for Prospective Members.


Sponsor the Next Quarterly Q&A!

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

REGISTER

Ribbon Cutting at Fun City Adventure Park

Host a Networking Event


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

NEW Cybersecurity Training: You Have Been Hacked… Now What?!?


Join Braver Technology Solutions for their latest cybersecurity webinar on January 26 at 1:00 p.m.


While you can’t eliminate the risk of being a victim of a cybercrime, you can control how you react if your identity, accounts, devices, or information is compromised. Responding quickly and systematically limits the damage, facilitates a rapid recovery, and provides you with some needed peace of mind.

 

In this training, you will learn:

• The important steps to take if you are ever compromised.

• Steps to prevent the spread + assess the damage.

• Step + timeline for organizing the troops.

• How quickly you can recover your data with a live spin-up demo.

• Steps to conduct post-event analysis.

• Ways to help prevent future incidents.


Takeaways: Receive a checklist for your Incidence Response Plan (IRP).


This training is free for everyone! Register here.

PFML Update: What You Need to Know


Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) is here to help. Each quarter, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) provides you with a listing of the changes and updates that were made over the last three months. These links give you access to the most current information about PFML and provides resources for both employers and employees.  The following are links to the most recent updates available to educate and guide you through PFML. Learn more here.

SBA HUBZone Program


If your small business is in a historically underutilized business zone, you may be eligible to apply for the SBA HUBZone Program which allows businesses to compete for certain government contracts. See a preview of the upcoming HUBZone map, which is changing on July 1, 2023. Learn more.

Massachusetts Export Expo January 27


The Massachusetts Export Center’s Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide range of export resources available in MA while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day operations. This year’s Export Expo will again be a virtual event that will include an exhibit area featuring government, non-profit and private sector service providers serving the export community. The Export Expo will also feature a lineup of workshops, panel discussions and special addresses on a wide variety of export-related topics. Register here.

What’s in Chamber Membership for You?

Hint: it’s more than just a ribbon cutting


Years ago, business professionals joined the chamber because it was expected. It was just something you did. These days membership isn’t automatic but it’s still a valuable investment in your business. In addition to networking events and ribbon cuttings, the chamber offers a lot of benefits that you can’t do for yourself, and chamber benefits can save you a lot of money. If you’re like most business owners, you could really use some cost savings these days. Read more.

Chamber Events

MEMBER ORIENTATION - FEBRUARY 1

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.

REGISTER
Member News

HarborOne’s ONECommunity Scholarship


At HarborOne, we believe education fuels future success. In 2016, HarborOne pledged $1 million over 10 years to provide scholarships to exceptional high school students in an effort to ease the financial burden associated with higher education. 


This year, HarborOne will award twenty $5,000 college scholarships to local high school seniors. Application available online at harborone.com/scholarship from January 15 to March 15, 2023.

Community News

Revised Charter for the City of Taunton


Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently announced that prior to leaving office Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill providing for a revised Charter for the City of Taunton. The revised version of the Charter was approved by the Taunton City Council and passed by both houses of the Massachusetts Legislature before being signed by the Governor. The final step towards adoption of the proposed Charter now sits with the citizens of Taunton when it goes for a final vote of approval at the November 2023 election.  Read the press release.

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.

Starting Your Business

Thurs, Jan. 19 | 12:00 NOON

 

Starting a small business requires more knowledge, skills, perseverance and planning than meets the eye. Save valuable time and money starting here! 


Register here.

Succession Planning - Is Your Business Ready?

Wed, Jan. 25 | 3:00 PM

 

This webinar is designed for organizations of all types, both small and large, and will begin with some guiding principles used by companies with successful succession planning programs.


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.


MALIS

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


Staples

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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