September 14, 2022

Event Calendar


HR Resource Group - Difference Between Management and Leadership

September 21

Berkley & Dighton Business Resource and Networking Reception

September 27

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Gentle Dental Raynham

September 28


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Think about the leaders you look up to – they can make leadership look so easy, but it isn’t. We live in a world where most employees are promoted based on their functional expertise but then are often expected in their new role to manage and ultimately lead others. Are these folks naturally good managers or leaders? What is the difference between leadership and management?

Have you ever wondered?

•            Other than my title, why should people follow me?

•            What do smart leaders do?

•            What is the best leadership style?

•            Does genetics play a role in leadership – what influence do I have over this?

•            How does emotional intelligence play a role?

Come and join us to discuss some of these mysteries.

David Meyerovitz is one of the top Bristol Community College corporate instructors on our Business Solutions and Partnerships team. He will lead this session for the TACC HR Group, which is intended to be informative and interactive. Register below.


Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Gentle Dental Raynham

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be at 12:00 noon. We hope to see you there!

TACC Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Watch the replay of last week's Q&A with Mayor O'Connell:

Business Information

SBA MPP Presents: Joint Venture Roundtable

Are you a small business owner in the federal government marketplace? Join SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program Community of Practice webinar on TOMORROW, to learn about joint ventures, how to meet your business development needs & avoid protests, and much more. Learn more and register here.

New England Regional Lender Training

U.S. Small Business Administration, SEED Corporation, and RISCPA/RI Business Forum are 

partnering to bring back an in-person SBA 504 and 7A Training on Tuesday, September 27th from 7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Middletown , RI . Topics covered will include all the latest SOP updates, lending practices, mechanics, and benefits to the SBA 504 and 7A programs, franchises changes, environmental reviews, SBA liquidation/servicing, EIDL subordinations, historic property certifications, and much more! Commercial lenders, accountants, realtors, and economic development officials are encouraged to attend. Learn more.

Is It Time to Join Forces with Another Business?

If you’re looking for new ways to entice your target market to buy, consider pairing with a business that serves a similar market. A successful pairing begins before you approach the other business. You want to understand your target audience and their needs. Once you’ve done that, consider their likes and desires. Read more

Chamber Events

Join us for a lively Oktoberfest celebration on Wednesday, September 28th! Our festivities will be held at Berkley Beer Company where we will have the entire restaurant to ourselves! Come by between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. and enjoy their beautiful outdoor patio area complete with cornhole, giant Jenga and Connect Four! All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a door prize!

Ticket prices: $30 for members; $35 for non-members

Ticket includes: pizza, appetizers, a pint of beer, live entertainment, lawn games and socializing!

Last year this event sold out!

Register below to attend, this will admit you to the event, no physical tickets will be distributed.


SCORE SE MA and the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will co-host a 2-part DEI training session for members of TACC and SCORE. Diversity and Human Resources Consultant Lisa Harrison will facilitate the workshop titled Challenging Unconscious Bias and Moving Toward Racial Equity. Topics will include “Challenging your Unconscious Bias”, “Moving from Microinequities to Microaffirmations”; and “Bringing Racial Equity into the Workplace.”

There are 13 spots for TACC members.

The workshop will be held in the Margaret Stone Conference Room at Morton Hospital in Taunton, on September 30th and October 6th from 8:30 – 11:30AMThe registration fee is $50 and is reimbursable if registrants attend both sessions. A certificate of completion will be given to participants who attend both sessions.

Register online below. 

For more information, contact Lisa at the the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce at info@tauntonareachamber.org.

Workshop Presenter: LISA M. HARRISON

Lisa Harrison is a consultant who has been working in the public and private sector for over 20 years. Lisa develops and delivers in-person training as well as virtual trainings, custom eLearning, and creating strategic plans. The focus of Lisa’s work has been on diversity and inclusion and how to make organizations become more inclusive and value the diversity of employees, customers, and students. Lisa holds a BA from Simmons University and an MBA from the Simmons School of Management.

Member News

FREE Community Shred Day at Mechanics  - Saturday, September 17th!

A shredding truck will be at the Mechanics Cooperative Bank Loan Center at 15 West Britannia Street in Taunton. Employees will be on-site to remove shred materials from the trunk or backseat of your vehicle! This event is open to ALL customers and non-customers within the communities they serve. Share this event with family, friends and your neighbors! (Please remove all paper clips, staples and other bindings before arriving. Limit of 3 boxes per vehicle.)

Engayge Halloween Costume Party and Fundraiser!

One of TACC's newest members, Engayge is hosting a Halloween Fundraiser and Costume Party on October 14th from 6-9:30PM at Club Cafe in Boston! This is a non-profit event under a 501(c)3, and all donations and/or sponsorships are tax deductible!

Engayge is offering 2 FREE VIP PACKAGE TICKETS to the first taker. VIP Package includes 2 admission tickets; 2 drink tickets; private pub table; and Engayge swag. Email kris@tauntonareachamber.org to claim these free tickets! 

The event includes:

• Entertainment:

  • 2-3 Stand-Up Comedian acts (including Co-Founder Jamie G.)
  • 3 Drag Performers

• Passed hors d'oeuvres 

• Cash Bar

• Silent Auction

• 50/50 Raffle

• Gift Basket Raffle

• Costume Contest

Click here to purchase tickets.


Sponsorship opportunities are available with varying perks/benefits, that can help get your business more visibility within the LGBTQ+ community, as a "Queer-Friendly" business.


A large portion of the attendees will be from the Taunton area, therefore donations of gift certificates or something pertaining to your business would be a great addition! The more creative the better! If you need help with some ideas or would like to discuss a donation, please reach out to Jamie and Rudy from Engayge at: info@engayge.us.

Community News

Town of Dighton Welcomes New Council on Aging Team, Announces Expansion of Comprehensive Programming  

Town Administer Michael Mullen and Executive Director of the Dighton Council on Aging Anabela Powell are pleased to welcome new Council on Aging team members and announce the expansion of comprehensive COA programming for senior residents. Read more here

Raynham Community Day 2022

Raynham Community Day is Sunday, September 18th. It will be held 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Gazebo Park - Borden Colony Complex. Learn more 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.

The Effective Elevator Pitch

Mon, Sept. 19 | 2:00 PM 

As a business owner, you are always selling. You must have a concise message that tells prospective buyers what is your unique value proposition, what you do and how you can help them.

This message will also be used in your website and any other promotional and sales materials you use.

In this workshop you will learn how to write an effective elevator pitch. 

• First a short presentation on an how to put together an elevator pitch will be discussed.

• We will utilizing break out groups, where you will work in a small 4-5 person group to create your elevator speech with a SCORE mentor facilitating. 

• We will than rejoin as a large group

• You will be given a chance to present yours to the group where you will receive feedback from your peers on ways to prefect your presentation (you don't have to)


Margaret Coughlin, Health Care Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Agency Principal, Marketing Communications Executive, Marketing Consultant, Non-profits, B2B, B2C

Tim Nelson, Built & sold national executive benefits consulting practice. Expertise in sales and marketing, consulting and plan administration. Worked with Fortune 500 companies and recently started new consulting business that develops communication strategies for member-owned golf clubs. All profits go to charities for children.

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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·    Cash Management

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

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

KS Dance Studio

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

$10 off any facial. Enter code TACC online. (Does not include membership appointments.)

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.

Weir Village Pest Control

10% off for TACC 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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