December 7, 2022

Event Calendar


Holiday Cocktail Party

December 13

Quarterly Q&A - Cannabis Panel


March 23

Comedy Show

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


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 LLC, Commonwealth Alternative Care, Freshly Baked Company, and Greatest Hits Cannabis Company.

This session is sponsored by 1 Connection LLC. 

Submit questions in advance here. Register below to attend.

Sponsor the Next Quarterly Q&A!

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


Get Your Name Out There By 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. 

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of 4YEW

The TACC Says Goodbye to Debbie Dutra

The Taunton Area Chamber and Board of Directors would like to thank Debbie Dutra of The Lopes Companies for her 10 years of service on the board. We are grateful for your leadership and helping us navigate during uncertain times at the height of COVID.

You will be greatly missed by the Chamber staff and Board of Directors! We wish you the best and look forward to continuing our relationship in the new year and many years to come!

Watch the replay below of Hiring How-To:

Learn How to be Competitive in Recruiting

Business Information

Accessing Workforce Development Funds for your Organization

Join AIM as they speak with Christine Abrams, Executive Director of Commonwealth Corporation, to learn about the MA resources that have been earmarked for workforce development. This free webinar will be held on TOMORROW at 1:00 p.m.

They will provide an overview of funding available to organizations for hiring, training, and developing your workforce. Register here.

4 Psychological Techniques for Increased Sales During Small Business Season

It's a noisy world out there and there's lots of competition. If you want to stand out, you must provide excellent value and persuasive copy. Without these two things the holiday season will not be the boon you are hoping for. Luckily, creating copy that drives your audience to action is very easy during the holiday season. While many people have a strict budget this year, they want to provide a nice holiday for their friends and family. That means they are looking to buy. Here's how you can help them decide to buy from you

Member News

December Programs and Events at the OCHM


All are invited to join the Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) for family-friendly events, both in person and virtually this month. To see all the events they have to offer, visit the calendar online. Highlight tours with the Curator take place daily at noon, and our regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Community News

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.

How to Trademark Your Business Brand



Is your brand name, slogan and logo safe from being stolen? Do you know if your brand name, slogan or logo is unique and isn’t used by another business? Trademarking and registering your brand identifiers can protect them legally and keep you from using names, symbols and phrases that are already claimed.

In this webinar, the expert presenter will explain what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups need to know about trademarks.

You’ll learn:

  • What is a trademark, and what can you trademark
  • The benefits of federal trademark registration
  • How to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable

Presenter: Jason Lott,  Managing Attorney for Trademarks Customer Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Register here.

Can You Start a Business in a Recession?

Tues, Dec. 13 | 1:00 PM


What do Uber, Airbnb, Instagram, Venmo, FedEx, Trader Joe’s, Burger King, and Bath & Body Works have in common? They all started and grew during a recession. Economic downturns can be good for business and good for startups.

Are we entering a recession now and can you start a business in a recession? History tells us that the biggest opportunities await in hard times. Markets become hungry for something different, something better, and more efficient.

You’ll learn the following:

  • What are the unique advantages for entrepreneurs in recession times?
  • How do small business owners weather the storm and even flourish?
  • What should I be doing now to prepare or pivot?
  • Why is now a great time to create and find startup investments?

Presenter: Allen Clary, teaches entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida and is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center

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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