September 22, 2021

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Andi's Aesthetics Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Was a Great Success!
Congratulations Andi's Aesthetics on a wonderful ribbon cutting and grand opening! We were so happy to be there to celebrate with you! Thank you to Raynham Selectmen Joe Pacheco and Pat Riley for attending.
Join us for a lively Oktoberfest celebration on October 6th! Our festivities will be held at Berkley Beer Company where we will have the entire restaurant to ourselves! Come and enjoy their beautiful outdoor patio area complete with cornhole, giant Jenga and Connect Four! All attendees will get aTACC Oktoberfest koozie donated by Quality Beverage and will be entered into a raffle for the door prize, provided by Berkley Beer Company! We anticipate a sold-out event so get your tickets now!

Ticket prices: $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Register online here.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

Beer Garden Sponsors $150 AVAILABLE! Join in the fun and promote your business as a Beer Garden Sponsor! You’ll receive sponsor recognition and 1 complimentary ticket to the event.
Christopher Coute City Council, Express Employment Professionals, Shafer Development Services, Wood Palace Kitchens

Sponsorships Sold:

Entertainment Sponsor $500 – SOLD! The Arbors at Taunton

Pint Sponsor $500 SOLD! Freshly Baked Company

Cornhole Sponsor $500 SOLD! Taunton Federal Credit Union

Contact TACC President Kris Silva if interested.
Stop by the Chamber office at 6 Pleasant Street, Taunton, on Wednesday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and chat with Jay to see how MassDevelopment may be able to assist your business! Can’t make it that day? Check out the future dates listed to the left or contact Jay directly at jpateakos@massdevelopment.com.

The TACC is pleased to host Jay Pateakos, VP of Business Development for MassDevelopment, in our offices for monthly drop-in hours! No appointment necessary! MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth. Their bond financing programs offer a cost-effective way for companies to finance capital projects, new equipment purchases, and facility expansions. They also provide loans and guarantees to help grow your operations, and development assistance for early-stage projects.
We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/.
Business & COVID Information
House Democrats Outline Tax Increases for Wealthy Businesses and Individuals

Senior House Democrats are coalescing around a draft proposal that could raise as much as $2.9 trillion to pay for most of President Biden’s sweeping expansion of the social safety net by increasing taxes on the wealthiest corporations and individuals.

The preliminary proposal, which circulated on and off Capitol Hill on Sunday, would raise the corporate tax rate to 26.5 percent for the richest businesses and impose an additional surtax on individuals who make more than $5 million. Read the press release.
Staggering New Record of Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions

Once again, a worrying record has been set in 2021. According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report for August, small business owners face the highest-ever readings of unfilled job openings since polling started in 1973. A full 50% of all owners report unfilled positions, well over double the 48-year historical average of 22%. Read more here.

Let TACC Help Promote Your Job Openings!

Let the TACC help with your hiring needs! Send us your job postings and we’ll include them in a weekly E-Blast (also shared on Facebook) every Thursday.
Please send a brief (one paragraph max) description of the position and a link to the complete posting online or a pdf document. We will run the posting for 3 weeks and you can contact us if you would like to renew.
Posts must be received by Noon on Wednesday to be included in that week’s E-Blast. Please send information to Lisa at info@tauntonareachamber.org.
Mayor O’Connell Invites Community to Attend ARPA Meeting at City Hall Today

Mayor O’Connell announced the City of Taunton is hosting a Community Engagement Meeting on TODAY, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall to provide organizations, businesses, and residents the opportunity to offer feedback on how the City of Taunton should prioritize its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Learn more here.
La Cámara de Comercio del Área de Taunton se enorgullece de presentar la Serie de Negocios Latinos para nuestros propietarios de pequeñas empresas de habla hispana. Patrocinado por HarborOne Bank, este seminario web gratuito explicará los requisitos contables y bancarios para que su negocio se encamine.

Conozca los pasos básicos que debe seguir una pequeña empresa para encauzar su empresa:
● Abra una cuenta bancaria
● Realice un seguimiento de sus gastos
● Desarrolle un sistema de contabilidad
● Establezca un sistema de nómina
● Determine cómo le pagarán
● Establezca procedimientos de impuestos sobre las ventas si vende bienes
● Determine sus obligaciones fiscales
● Solicite financiamiento, si es necesario
● Busque un contador o CPA de alta calidad Reevalúe
● periódicamente sus procesos

Ingrid Rodríguez, VP, Oficial de Servicios Comerciales de Harbor One brindará consejos sobre cómo elegir el banco correcto y los beneficios de tener una cuenta comercial separada de una cuenta personal.
Member News
BCSB Promotes Three in Commercial Lending Group

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) recently promoted three officers in the Commercial Lending Department: Tim Chaves to First Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending, Linda Sternfelt to Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer and Michael Patacao to Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending and Team Leader for the Taunton Region. Read the press release.
Fall CNA Trainings at BBC

Ready for a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant with possible scholarship assistance? Taught by credentialed nurse instructors with professional experience, BCC’s Certified Nursing Assistant program delivers an engaging curriculum that meets state and federal education regulations. Learn more here.
Free Fall Lecture Series returns to the OCHM

The Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) is pleased to announce four, free lectures scheduled for this fall as the annual Fall Lecture Series returns. 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.
Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime- 2021-22 Cybersecurity Updates

Is your business protected from Cybercrime? Cybersecurity Experts Mitchel Chang, Jon Clay, and Cindy Liebes, will discuss the latest overview on scams and fraud challenges which we are facing in the United States. Sign up the this free Cybersecurity webinar on October 5th at 1:00 p.m.

Detailed examples will be shared of how both organized criminals and cybersecurity professionals are in a technological race by leveraging the latest technology progressions such as artificial intelligence (AI), public cloud, and internet of things (IoT). Register 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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$5 off orders of $50 or more

20% off your first month membership or class package. Email Melynda for more info

Offering Chamber members $10/unit for Botox. $150 off a syringe of Dermal Filler.

10% off first week temporary services.
Email Joni for more info.

10% off most services. Contact Kerry for more info.

5% off your auto insurance.
Relaxation Works Spa
$10 off any facial. Enter code TACC online. (Does not include membership appointments.)

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.

10% all parts, labor on applicable services. Email Ken Rubino for more information.

10% off for TACC Members
Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, 6 Pleasant Street, Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-4068