September 7, 2022

Event Calendar


TACC Open House & Member Appreciation Day

September 15

HR Resource Group - Difference Between Management and Leadership

September 21

Berkley & Dighton Business Resource and Networking Reception

September 28


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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!

Please register below if you plan to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Noon.


Think about the leaders you look up to – they can make leadership look so easy, but it isn’t. We live in a world where most employees are promoted based on their functional expertise but then are often expected in their new role to manage and ultimately lead others. Are these folks naturally good managers or leaders? What is the difference between leadership and management?

Have you ever wondered?

•            Other than my title, why should people follow me?

•            What do smart leaders do?

•            What is the best leadership style?

•            Does genetics play a role in leadership – what influence do I have over this?

•            How does emotional intelligence play a role?

Come and join us to discuss some of these mysteries.

David Meyerovitz is one of the top Bristol Community College corporate instructors on our Business Solutions and Partnerships team. He will lead this session for the TACC HR Group, which is intended to be informative and interactive. Register below.


Our newest TACC member, Energy No Limit, is here to show us that the sky is the limit when it comes to fitness!  Energy No Limit (located in Taunton) is a 6,000 square foot turfed facility including a gym ENL TRAINING and a softball facility ENL SOFTBALL.

ENL the gym: Specializes in a few different areas, whether you’re an adult or an athlete. Adults can take classes to get in shape, stay in shape or train 1on1 with one of our awesome coaches! Athletes starting at the middle school level through the college level have multiple class options in sports performance training. Specialized advanced strength programs, foundational programs and 1 on 1 training to name a few!

ENL Softball offers professional instruction for all aspects of the game. Private hitting, pitching and catching instruction is offered year round, with our awesome coaches! We also offer multiple camps and clinics each year, including Fundamental clinics, and Advanced specific to positions.

Stay connected with their schedules, specials, and updates on Facebook and Instagram, or visit www.energynolimit.com.

Welcome to the TACC family, ENL! We’re so glad you’re here!!

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 (1 available) 
  • Beer Garden Sponsors $150 

Contact Kris for more information about Oktoberfest sponsorships.

Business Information

SBA MPP Presents: Joint Venture Roundtable

Are you a small business owner in the federal government marketplace? Join SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program Community of Practice webinar on September 15, to learn about joint ventures, how to meet your business development needs & avoid protests, and much more. Learn more and register here.

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.

Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Organizations

The Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Organizations offers unrestricted grants ranging from $5,000-$75,000 to Massachusetts cultural organizations, collectives, and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC is currently accepting applications for this grant designed to encourage organizations to invest in arts & culture programming. The application deadline is September 28, 2022.

This grant is a great opportunity to get some much-needed funds into the Taunton community to assist cultural organizations. Significant funding is available, and Taunton is one of the cities in the state that is a target area for this grant (so applicants from Taunton will have an advantage as MCC considers applications).

For more information, please visit: https://massculturalcouncil.org/organizations/cultural-sector-recovery-grants-for-organizations.

Your Employees Are Likely Part of the Gig Economy and That’s a Good Thing

What previously was an “either or” situation of working for someone or working on your own, has become yet another “hybrid model.” Many employees are now working for someone and on their own to make ends meet. It’s possible a good portion of your employees have a side hustle and here’s why you should be happy about that.

Chamber Events



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.



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 – 11:30AMThe 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.

Member News

September Events at 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, please visit the calendar online. Highlight tours with the Curator take place daily at noon, and theregular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more here.

FREE Community Shred Day at Mechanics  - Saturday, September 17th!

A shredding truck will be at the Mechanics Cooperative Bank Loan Center at 15 West Britannia Street in Taunton. Employees will be on-site to remove shred materials from the trunk or backseat of your vehicle! This event is open to ALL customers and non-customers within the communities they serve. Share this event with family, friends and your neighbors! (Please remove all paper clips, staples and other bindings before arriving. Limit of 3 boxes per vehicle.)

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!

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.

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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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.

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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