September 21, 2022

Event Calendar

September 27

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Gentle Dental Raynham

September 28


October 6

Learn About Engayge and How They Can Help Your Business

October 12

Coffee & Conversation at 

Manet Community Health Center

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Who can you find roasting ethical, sustainable, and fresh coffee? The Neighbors Coffee & Co. of course, and they happen to be the newest member of the TACC!!

It all started when Rachel had a vision of creating a company that was good for the community, and the world, and what better way than around a cup of coffee! ️All of their beans are freshly roasted in Dartmouth, MA and are shared throughout southeastern MA and RI. They can currently be found at local farmers markets, farm stands and pop-up events, with the hope of someday opening up a shop in their hometown of Taunton, MA. They can’t wait to serve you your next cup of coffee!

Check out where they’ll be popping up next by following them on Facebook + Instagram. Shop their products on their website (they even offer free local delivery to #Taunton residents!) - a portion of profits is donated to community needs. 

We are so excited about having our new Neighbors join the TACC family! Welcome Rachel and crew - we’re so glad you’re here!

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Gentle Dental Raynham

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


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!

We will be raffling off a $500 VISA gift card, donated by The Lopes Companies. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Homes For Our Troops!

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.”

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.


Diamonds in the Rough Ladies Golf Outing

Business Information

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know the nearly five million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States contribute more than $800 billion to the American economy annually? During Hispanic Heritage Month, learn about resources to help Hispanic entrepreneurs start, grow, expand and recover businesses. Learn more.

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.

Now Is the Perfect Time to Tell Your Business Story

Telling your business story is a compelling way to get your audience more invested in you and to help build know, like, and trust. But your business story shouldn’t be a dry About Us page filled with dates you first opened and how many locations you’ve been through over the course of your business history. 

Your business story is a lasso that draws people in and holds them there. But it can also be a feel-good moment in a sea of dread. With the pending recession and economic struggles most are enduring, now is the perfect time to cultivate and share your business story. Read more

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Join us at Manet Community Health Center for Coffee & Conversation! Can't make our evening Business After Hours? Then we have a solution - a morning networking event! Stop by Manet on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and continental breakfast while meeting other local business professionals. Register below. 

Member News

Jack Rua Invitational Raises Over $60k to Benefit Camp Jack

On Tuesday, September 13, People Incorporated held its annual Jack Rua Invitational at Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth. The golf tournament raises funds to support the Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes, a program of the Diabetes Association, Inc., which is an affiliate organization of People Incorporated. With over 60 sponsors, the event raised over $60,000, which will go directly into operating “Camp Jack” each summer. Read the press release

BCSB Named a MA Top Charitable Contributor

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB)recently announced that it was named one of the Top Charitable Contributors in MA by Boston Business Journal for the sixth consecutive year at the publication’s 2022 Corporate Citizenship Awards held last week. Read the press release.

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.

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.

Essentials of Starting a New Business – 6 Weekly Sessions

SCORE is starting a new workshop series on how to best start up a new business. The sessions begin in October and will run for six weeks into November 2022. Each one will take place in Southeastern, MA. (exact location TBD) 

After the sessions, you’ll have a better understanding of:

• Starting Your Journey

• Defining Your Idea

• Business Plans and Models

• Financial Plans

• Setting Up Your Business

• Next Steps

The cost is $120, with $20 rebate for each session attended (e.g., FREE for those who attend all six sessions). 

SCORE is trying to gauge interest in this set of workshops to see if they have critical mass. If interested, please send and email to peter.poulin@SCOREvolunteer.org.

Business Foundation - Learn How to Sell Better

Thurs, Sept. 29 | 12:00 Noon

Sales is the key to success in starting and growing your business. Every small business owner is responsible for uncovering prospects and turning them into paying customers, and this webinar highlights the techniques and processes to help you.

Presenters: Dick Rossman and Bev Gottleib; SCORE Boston Mentors

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

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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