December 21, 2022

Event Calendar

Through Dec. 28

Holiday Cheer Campaign

January 18

Coffee & Conversation at

4YEW Juice & Smoothie Bar


March 23

Comedy Show at

The District Center For The Arts

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Chamber News


Get in the holiday spirit by donating to the Holiday Cheer Campaign! Again this year, all donations will be matched by our campaign sponsor Morton Hospital. Proceeds will support Taunton Diversity Network , Old Colony History Museum and A Life Worth Living, Corp.

Let’s show our support for these deserving organizations!

Donations accepted until December 28th. Please donate below.

Thank you to these generous donors:

  • Linda Sternfelt, Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Kris Silva, Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Jaime Barnes, Ameriprise Financial
  • Elizabeth LaBrecque, Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Debbie Dutra, The Lopes Companies
  • John Moran, Bluestone Bank
  • Jenn Oldfield, loanDepot
  • Jenn Nolan, Quality Beverage LP

Today we're introducing AirBorn as our newest member! AirBorn, Inc. a 100% employee-owned company, whose core business is engineering and manufacturing specialized connectors and components for defense, aerospace, medical and industrial leaders. ⚙️

AirBorn Inc. products are trusted to perform in extreme conditions, where mission-critical reliability is vital to success. Customers trust AirBorn products and have for more than 60 years. 

AirBorn believes employees are the company’s most important asset. They, as employee owners, are responsible for the creative ingenuity that contributes to the company’s success. Part of the excitement of working at AirBorn is knowing that each employee plays a role in shaping the future achievements of the company.

We are thrilled about our new partnership with AirBorn! Check them out at airborn.com and follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay connected. 

Welcome to the TACC family! We're glad you're here! ✨

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.


Consider Hosting 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

SBA Learning Center

Whether you're looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA's digital learning platform has everything you need to educate yourself on entrepreneurial best practices and available financing options. Learn more.

Massachusetts Increases Minimum Wage and Ends Premium Pay

The following wage and hour changes will take effect on January 1, 2023.

Minimum Wage

Massachusetts’s minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.75 per hour.

Premium Pay Fully Phased Out

The mandatory premium pay rate for hours worked on Sundays and certain holidays, which only applied to retailers and was down to 1.1 times an employee’s regular rate of pay in 2022, will be eliminated. All employers, of course, will still need to pay nonexempt employees 1.5 times their regular rate for all overtime hours (i.e., hours over 40 hours in a workweek).

Making the Most of Your Minutes 

Small business owners usually have more on their to-do lists than there is time in the day. If becoming more productive is one of your New Year's resolutions, we have a suggestion for you that could be a game changer.

One of the biggest productivity challenges is interruptions. One of the best ways to remain productive through interruptions is by planning. Read more here.

Member News

New Year’s Eve “Family Style” at Ryan’s

Everyone loves New Year’s Eve, but waiting for the ball to drop at midnight can be downright exhausting, especially for kids. That’s why Ryan’s is offering a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration that includes bowling, games, a countdown and a balloon drop -- all at a reasonable hour!

For $14.95, guests can enjoy two hours of bowling - shoes included - plus a $10 players card for the arcade. Non-bowling enthusiasts can opt for a gaming package that includes two hours of unlimited arcade play for $19.95.

Highlighting the evening will be a countdown and festive balloon drop at 7:45 PM, sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.

There are two time slots available, 6-8 PM and 8-10 PM. Guests with reservations beginning at 8:00 are encouraged to arrive a bit early to catch the countdown and balloon drop. Learn more here.

BCSB Appoints Haidri Branch Manager of Franklin Office

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB recently announced the appointment of Amman A. Haidri to the position of Branch Manager at its Franklin office located at 375 W. Central Street. Haidri is responsible for the management of branch operations, customer relations and new business development. 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 A Business On A Shoestring Budget In 2023

Wed, Dec. 28 | 1:00 PM


Starting a business can be overwhelming, but the most significant barrier to starting a business is the cost.

In this webinar, USA TODAY senior small business columnist and author of The Small Business Bible, Steve Strauss, teach you how to save money on the most common startup expenses.

You will learn about:

  • Building a website for little to no money
  • Low-cost marketing options
  • Affordable online business ideas
  • Free or low-cost business resources

Register here.

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

Thur, Jan. 5 | 1:00 PM


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 20% 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 your business on their platform and you will receive a year subscription free of charge. Email Maryellen for more info.

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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