October 20, 2021

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Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at
the Boutique at Relaxation Works Spa -
We are excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Boutique at Relaxation Works Spa on Friday, October 22nd. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. The Grand Opening event is 1:00 - 7:30 p.m. and will feature sales on all merchandise, gift bags, sales on services, food and refreshments, and prizes! We hope to see you there!
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
The more effort you put into interacting with the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), the more you can gain. After all, when you support an organization whose mission is to bolster the local economy, your business will reap the benefits.

Fun fact: The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce was established over 100 years ago, in 1917!

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." – Napolean Hill

5 Ways to Keep Supporting Your Local Chamber of Commerce

  1. Support Other Chamber Members - Visiting TACC member businesses strengthens community ties, boosts the local economy, improves TACC’s reputation and influence and creates professional relationships among members.
  2. Volunteer - Volunteers are vital to ensuring that TACC is able to provide the workshops, services and events businesses need to grow in their markets. Check out TACC’s upcoming events calendar to see your opportunities to get involved, or even offer to host an event at your business. We appreciate all the help we can get! You know you can count on us to help your business, so why not return the favor?
  3. Encourage Other Businesses to Join - Becoming a TACC member helps businesses establish a good reputation, as consumers are 49% more likely to think favorably of member businesses as well as 80% are more likely to purchase goods or services from them. More TACC members leads to a larger number of small businesses prospering in the area, and therefore a stronger local economy.
  4. Follow Your Chamber on Social Media - If you haven’t already, follow TACC on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn @tauntonareachamber to stay up to date on the programs and events we're offering.
  5. Communicate - TACC exists to support our communities and bolster business growth. If there are services, information or training you need to aid productivity, don’t hesitate to reach out to board members to see if they can set something up. Your membership is a powerful resource. Odds are, if your business is struggling with a problem, other businesses are as well.

-Taken from U.S. Chamber of Commerce website.
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!

Stop by the Chamber office at 6 Pleasant Street, Taunton, on Monday, October 25th 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? Save the Date for the 11/29 Drop In Hours, or contact Jay directly at jpateakos@massdevelopment.com.

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 w ay 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.
Business & COVID Information
Resources and Relief for Your Small Business - Veterans

The SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute have teamed up to provide small business owners with a series of webinars that will cover resources to help small businesses grow and thrive. Join us for the next session on Wednesday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Resources and Relief for Your Small Business - Veterans.

During this webinar, you will:
• Learn more about COVID EIDL and how you can take advantage before December 31, 2021
• Discover tools and resources you can use to start and grow your business
• Have your questions answered by SBA leadership and small business experts
• Learn how you can become a vaccine leader in your community
• Get an update regarding programs and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration

Register here.
Details on Vaccine Mandates for Federal Contractors & Sub Contractors

The Biden Administration recently announced new guidance requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to have their employees fully vaccinated by Dec. 8th. This requirement will be needed to obtain new business with the federal government or to maintain existing business.  Learn more here.
SBA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Join the SBA on October 28 at 1:00 p.m. for an online panel discussion with disabled-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. Learn more about SBA resources to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace, receive counseling, and launch or expand businesses. Also, learn more about disability inclusion and discovering untapped sources of talent. Register here.
Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

Are you a woman-owned small business interested in growing your business through federal contracting? Check out the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program.
Downtown Taunton Pumpkin Extravaganza

Downtown Taunton Foundation (DTF) invites the public to join them for the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Extravaganza in beautiful and historic downtown Taunton. Pumpkins will be displayed at Liberty & Union Park as well as on Main Street in Downtown Taunton from Friday October 22nd thru Sunday October 31st.  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.
Join us for the next session of our Chamber Chat virtual networking series! Meet other members in this fun and informal setting with trivia and prizes! This session is Monday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m. and is sponsored by our newest member The Star Drive-In.

Register below for this event.

You could sponsor a future session for just $50! Email Kris Silva, the Chamber President, for sponsorship details.
Get an update on state happenings and have your questions answered during this Q&A with State Representative Carol Doherty. Submit questions in advance here. Register below to attend this Zoom session on Tuesday, November 30th at 9:00 a.m.

Sponsor this Q&A!
You could sponsor this Quarterly Q&A for only $200! Contact Lisa for more info.
Member News
Fall Lecture Series at OCHM

The Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) is pleased to offer “A History of Plants and People,” tomorrow, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. as the second of their free Fall Lecture Series. Learn more here.
Mechanics Cooperative Bank Wants to Celebrate You!

Visit your local Mechanics Cooperative Bank branch during normal business hours on Friday, October 22nd for refreshments, prizes, and a special thank you gift!*

*No purchase necessary, while supplies last.
AHS Participating in Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program

Associates for Human Services, Inc. has been selected to be a part of the Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

For the month of October, each time a $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at the Shaw's located at 300 New State Highway, Raynham, $1 will be donated to Associates for Human Services, Inc. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for their cause. To learn more about this program, please visit shaws.bags4mycause.com. Please email Debbie at dhowland@ahsinc.org with any questions.
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.
Learn How to Sell Better
Thur, Oct 28 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

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. Register here.

Presenter: Dick Rossman and Bev Gottleib; SCORE Boston Mentors
11 Sales Techniques to Help Grow Your Small Business

Wondering what types of sales strategies your small business should use? Use these 11 tips to grow your small business sales. Read the article.
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 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.

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