November 16, 2022

Event Calendar


Hiring How-To: Learn How to be Competitive in Recruiting

November 30

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at 4YEW Corp.

December 1

Google Series: Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing

LGBTQ+ Competence & Business Solutions Lunch & Learn with Engayge

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Chamber News

Tis the season! Join us for the TACC Holiday Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center - Ivy Cafe! Tickets are $25 for TACC members, $30 for future members. Deadline is Monday, November 28th!

Space is limited so get your tickets today! We can’t wait to see you! REGISTER BELOW.

Get in the holiday spirit by donating to the Holiday Cheer Campaign! Learn more here!


Welcome our new member Helene Moreira of Hills Insurance Agency!

"We can help you with all your insurance needs: personal auto, commercial auto, home, renters, umbrellas, and business. Our office is located in Plymouth County, but we also service customers throughout eastern, central and northern Massachusetts. I am a proud military wife and have four beautiful children. My most important job is not only making sure my family is protected, but to make sure that the things that matter the most to you are always well protected. That is my job as your agent!"

Reach out to Helene today for your insurance needs, and visit their website at www.hillsia.com for quotes & more info.

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

Our next new member is Michelle from Michelle Cuevas Real Estate!

Michelle is a Taunton resident and is eager to help you find your dream home or an investment property in the Greater Boston / Southeastern MA areas!

Reach out to Michelle on her social channels and start your house hunting today. 

We are thrilled to have your partnership with the TACC, Michelle! Welcome!!

Our third new member is WeCare 365!

WeCare is an Adult Foster/Family Care program with HQs in Brockton & Framingham and is for adults living with someone qualified to assist with their activities of daily living, such as: bathing, toileting, transfers, walking, feeding, and dressing, so members can be cared for in-home. Their staff cater to various languages including: English, Spanish, Portguguese, Haitian Creole, Albanian, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and more.

Learn more about this incredible resource at www.WeCare365afc.com or follow them on their social channels at WeCare 365.

Welcome to the TACC family, WeCare 365!

We invite you to join us for the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 4YEW Corp. at 1550 New State Hwy., Raynham, on Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 p.m. It’s a brand new juice and smoothie bar located next door to Malis restaurant. We hope to see you there!

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. Donate below.


Host a Networking Event in 2023!

Would you like to host a Coffee & Conversation, Noontime Networking, or Business After Hours in 2023? Contact Lisa for availability and more details. 

Business After Hours at Platinum City Gaming

Business Information

National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenticeship programs can help small business owners recruit, build, and retain a highly skilled workforce. If you are interested in starting a program, answer a few simple questions and get connected to an apprenticeship consultant who can help you get started. Learn more.

SBA Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

Join SBA for a webinar in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month on November 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. The webinar will focus on the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth through business ownership, and increasing equity and access to opportunities to help uplift and support Native-owned small businesses. Register here.

An Effective E-mail Nurture Campaign for Small Business Season

It's small business season and if you're part of a small business you're probably looking for ways to make the most of your Q4. While mega retailers and big business are slashing prices, that's not the best way for you to be competitive. Small businesses often operate on smaller reserves and slashing prices to the point of taking a loss decreases the revenue you're bringing in. You need something that builds on connections. That’s the small business superpower. 

One of the best ways to do this is through an e-mail nurture campaign. To accomplish this, you need an e-mail list. Ideally, you already have a list of past customers. If you don't, start collecting emails immediately. After all, it's much easier (and cheaper) to sell to someone who has purchased from you before than it is to influence a potential buyer for the first time.  Read more.

Chamber Events



Hiring How-To presented by Career Services at Bridgewater State University. Learn how to be competitive in recruiting. Register below to attend via Zoom.

Topics include:

  • How to attract new grads and interns
  • On-campus interviews, job fairs and panel opportunities
  • Using Handshake to jobs and internships
  • CUBEs Career Readiness Program 

Google Series: Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing

Thurs, Dec. 1 | 10:00 AM

As a new entrepreneur, you’ll need more than good products or services to grow your business. It’s also important to have strong customer-focused marketing strategies to reach your audience and turn them into loyal customers. 

(Minimum 25 registrants required to hold this workshop)

In this workshop, you will learn how to: 

• Create a compelling brand 

• Define your audience 

• Convert customers 

• Build loyalty and advocacy


Ready to increase your profits up to 21%?

Ready to increase your profits up to 21%? Come learn how at Engayge's Lunch & Learn on December 1st at Noon! One person will walk away with a $25 Visa Gift Card! 

Pizza and refreshments will be provided. May attend in-person or via Zoom. Register below.


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 Tuesday, December 6th 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, however we will hold another Member Orientation after the first of the year. Free to members and prospective members.

Member News

We will also be collecting toys at the Chamber office, located at 170 Dean Street in Taunton.

Kris Silva, TACC President & CEO, is excited to join the program this year as a mentor!

Tamarah Bacon Joins SEED's Lending Team

Tamarah Bacon has recently joined SEED Corporation's lending team, as a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, and brings with her over 17 years of experience with traditional and non-traditional lending institutions. Tamarah works with clients and banking partners on micro, small, and SBA 504 loans, as well as SBA Community Advantage Loans.

GATRA - RFP for Legal Services due December 1st

The Greater Attleboro‐Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) is seeking to contract with a qualified legal firm to provide various legal services for GATRA as general counsel starting January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 and continuing for up to four additional years. The firm selected will have to be qualified to do business in the Commonwealth of MA. The firm will be under contract with GATRA and report directly to the GATRA Administrator and related staff. Learn more here.

Seggy Memberships

Segregansett Country Club (Seggy) has corporate and individual membership opportunities available. Please call Dawn Poole at 508-824-9110, ext. 112 for more information.

Community News

O'Connell Engages Students Through Reactivated Taunton Youth Commission

Last week, Mayor Shaunna O’Connell proudly announced the re-establishment of the Taunton Youth Commission. The Commission connects the youth of Taunton with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and community and provides an avenue for their opinions and ideas to be heard and implemented.  Read more.

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.

Business Foundation -

What You Need to Know About Pricing



Pricing your product or service correctly is a key element to profitability. This webinar will walk you through the math and the marketing of pricing for a small business.

Presenter: Gloria Spence, SCORE Boston Mentor

Register here.

How To Ensure Your Website Is Your Workhorse

Mon, Dec. 5 | 12:00 PM


In many cases, your website will provide the first and only impression an individual or organization has of your organization. It needs to be user friendly, reinforce your organization’s credibility, and allow visitors to easily find tools on your site that allow them to complete actions that they value.

But, first your website needs to be found by the right people. In this workshop, you’ll learn from a panel of four New England digital marketing and IT experts.

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

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.

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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