August 24, 2022

Event Calendar


Grow with Google: Make Your Website Work for You 

August 30

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening at Malis

September 7

Q&A w/Mayor O'Connell

September 8

TACC Open House & Member Appreciation Day

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Let's give a great BIG welcome to our newest member 4YEW Juice and Smoothie Bar! Located at 1550 New State Highway (Rt. 44) in Raynham, this new spot offering food and healthy beverages is sure to please.

Keep an eye out for information about their grand opening and ribbon cutting! Follow them on social for updates, and pictures that will make you say "Wow! I gotta try that!"

Welcome to the TACC family, @4yewofficial! We're so glad you're here!

You are invited to a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Grand Opening at our newest restaurant member, Malis located at 1550 New State Hwy., Raynham on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:00 noon. Their passion is street food and they believe their menu will bring joy to the community and help spread an awareness of Southeast Asia street food culture. 

Join us for food, refreshments, giveaways, and live music!

In celebration of their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, Malis will be hosting Gratitude Day! 10% of sales on the entire week of their grand opening (8/30 - 9/4) will be donated to Raynham Youth Soccer. Please join us in welcoming Malis to the community while also supporting RYS!

We hope to see you there!

Join us as we celebrate our fabulous new offices… and you, our TACC members… at our Open House & Member Appreciation Day on Thursday, September 8th.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is at Noon but feel free to stop by anytime between 12 and 6 p.m. to receive a gift of appreciation and delicious refreshments provided by our members… and take a free spin of our prize wheel! All the fun takes place at the TACC, 170 Dean St. in Taunton (parking is located behind the building). Not yet a member of the TACC? Join that day, or any day that week, and receive 3 months free!

You can donate a discount coupon, small gift card, or company swag to the prize wheel and it's a win for the spinner and your business! Contact Lisa to participate.

Please register below if you plan to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Noon.
Everyone’s a winner when you donate a small gift card, discount coupon and/or company swag (no item too small!) to the Prize Wheel for our Open House and Member Appreciation Day on September 8th. The spinner gets a prize, and your business gets the exposure! If you have something to donate, please contact Lisa at info@tauntonareachamber.org



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 15 spots for TACC members - exclusively small business (25 or fewer employees) owners and managers.

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 – 11:30AM. The 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.


Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available for our popular Oktoberfest event! 


  • Event Sponsors – SOLD! The Lopes Companies & Morton Hospital
  • Cornhole Sponsors – SOLD! Taunton Federal Credit Union & Bristol Community College


  • Entertainment Sponsor $500 - (1 available) 
  • Pint Sponsors $500 (1 available) 
  • Steinholding Contest Sponsors $250 (2 available) 
  • Yodeling Contest Sponsors $250 (2 available) 
  • Beer Garden Sponsors $150 

Contact Kris for more information about Oktoberfest sponsorships.

Office Space for Lease

We’ve got some beautiful new office space FOR LEASE at the TACC HQ! What you’ll get: two offices (350 total sq ft), access to a shared kitchen, conference room, bathroom, and separate entrance for just $900/mo. (utilities included). Located just off the bustling Rt. 44 corridor and close to Rt. 24 at 170 Dean Street in Taunton. BONUS: the friendliest office neighbors you could ask for! Have questions or want to check it out? Reach out to Kris@tauntonareachamber.org or call 508.824.4068.
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“Coffee with Your Congressman” Community, Conversation, and Coffee with Jake Auchincloss

Congressman Jake Auchincloss is hosting a series of “Coffee with Your Congressman” gatherings at local cafes and restaurants throughout the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District in August. The Congressman and his staff look forward to meeting you, hearing what’s on your mind, and answering your questions.

See this signup form for a list of days, times, and town/city locations and RSVP for the event you wish to attend. The Congressman’s office will send a confirmation email with details, including the name and address of the venue, just before the event.

DIGHTON on TOMORROW, August 25 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

These events are free and open to the public.

If you have questions, please call Congressman Auchincloss’s Newton office at (617) 332-3333 or the Attleboro office at (508) 431-1110.

SBA’s Elevating Small Business Webinar: Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurship - TOMORROW

Join SBA for a virtual armchair discussion to celebrate rural entrepreneurship on August 25, 2022. Learn about the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth through business ownership, and increasing equity and access to opportunities to help uplift and support rural-owned small businesses. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources that support small business recovery, new rural startups seeking to launch, and existing rural-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world, a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration and Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.

Register here.

Stop Procrastinating Tomorrow

Procrastination is an excellent way to miss opportunities, and no one wants that. If you’ve found yourself procrastinating a lot recently, it’s time to get it under control. Take back your tomorrow, and get things done today with these tips and mental shifts.

Chamber Events

Make Your Website Work for You


81% of customers visit your website before doing business with you. It doesn’t matter what goods or services you offer -- a website is an important part of your business’ visibility. You don’t have to have an intricate, professionally designed website for it to work for your business. Join us to learn how to create an informative, search-friendly website or spruce up your existing one to make it more accessible to customers.

Join Bryan Caplan, your Dedicated Trainer for Grow with Google, as he walks you through the ins and outs of getting your website on Google in this value-packed virtual class. Seats are limited, so register today!
Get an update on city happenings and have your questions answered during this Q&A with Taunton Mayor Shaunna O’Connell and Economic Development Director Bill Roth. This session is sponsored by BankFive. Submit questions or topics for discussion in advance here. Register below to attend this virtual meeting.

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

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.

Member News
Community News
New Sign and Façade Program and Expansion of Rent Rebate Program  to Provide Financial Assistance to Local Businesses 

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently announced the opening of the City of Taunton’s new Sign and Façade Program for eligible commercial properties as well as expansion of the City’s successful Rent Rebate Program to the Weir and Whittenton commercial areas.

Funded by Taunton’s allocation of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) federal funds, the Sign and Façade program will allow commercial property owners in qualified census tract areas to receive assistance toward improving the appearance and integrity of their buildings, in turn enhancing the beautification of the City’s urban neighborhoods and villages. Learn more.

Town of Dighton Invites Community Members to Participate in Economic Development Survey

Town Administrator Michael Mullen and Dighton Development and Industrial Commission Chairman Daniel Higgins, together with the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), invite residents to participate in the Town of Dighton’s newly launched Dighton Economic Development Plan survey.

The Dighton Development and Industrial Commission (DDIC) is working with SRPEDD to develop an Economic Development Plan for the Town of Dighton. This plan seeks to help town officials plan for managed economic growth in the community and future infrastructure investments while capitalizing on the culture and character of the town. Learn 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.
SCORE Celebrates #BlackOwnedBusiness Month

Black entrepreneurs face unique barriers to business success. SCORE is working to change that by providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. Browse their comprehensive collection of resources that address the specific challenges Black business owners face in today's world.

Business Planning The Simpler Way

Wed, Sept. 7 | 12:00 PM 

This workshop will explore a simplified means of business and strategic planning through the use of Business Model Canvas.

Register here.

Tax Preparation for the Self-Employed

Wed, Sept. 14 | 12:00 PM 

This is an overview of Schedule C tax return preparation basics. Good practices including record retention policies will be covered. We will walk through the sections on the Schedule C (Profit and Loss From Business) and how it relates to the rest of the tax return. Expenses will be explained and a few specific expenses – auto use, home office and meals - will be described in detail. Deductions of benefit to self-employed people will be addressed. Lastly, there will be discussion of estimates.


Join SEMA SCORE for Tax Preparation for the Self-Employed. Key takeaways you can expect:

·    How to prepare throughout the year for tax time so you are not in a crunch

·    How you are taxed as a Self-Employed person

·    Knowledge of the options for writing off expenses

·    An understanding of what deductions are available

Presenter: Sheila May,  May Tax Services, Inc.

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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·    Consumer Behavior Stats for 2022

·    2022 Top Marketing Challenges

·    Blogging Tips

·    New Rules of Marketing in 2020

·    Digital Marketing Rules

·    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

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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