October 26, 2022

Event Calendar

October 29

Ribbon Cutting at HomeTown Furnishings

November 2

Chamber Chat

November 5

Ribbon Cutting at Bristol County Wine & Spirits 

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A1 Pizza Taunton LLC

Alpha Group, Inc.

Belridge Corp. 

Biss Lumber Co.

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

Cooperative Production

Edible Arrangements

Girls Inc. of Taunton


Proline Realty Inc.

Ryan Family Amusements

Scanlon, Michael J., DDS

Signature Healthcare

Silver City Dance Center

Star Drive-In

Taunton Lodge of Elks No. 150

Young Electrical Services, Inc. 



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 Wednesday, November 2nd at noon and is sponsored by Bristol Community College.

Register below for this event.

You could sponsor a future session for just $50! Email Kris for sponsorship details.


Welcome new TACC member, Araujo Farms & Greenhouses in Dighton!

This garden center is a fourth generation, family-owned business since 1927. They grow an incredible selection of fruit, vegetables, plants, and flowers in their greenhouses, in addition to offering classes & events, festivals, community fundraisers, seasonal gifts/items in the store, and more. Check them out at araujofarms.com and their social channels to stay connected!

Welcome to the TACC family Araujo Farms; we're so excited about our new partnership!

Our next new member is Seafood & Cones!

They offer fresh seafood creations and mouth watering ice cream delights right in Raynham! What's even better is they are open year-round Wednesday through Sunday, and have a heated outdoor pavilion to enjoy service during the colder weather months. Their menu truly has something for everyone - check it out at seafoodandcones.com and give Seafood & Cones a follow on their social channels!

Welcome to the TACC family, Dave & Tim! We're so excited to have you!

We are thrilled to announce our newest member, Hometown Furnishings! Their mission is to help you make your house a home by offering you the best pricing, brands, and delivery options. 🏡  

Omar isn't a stranger to the TACC family - he also owns Hometown Tacos Locos! 

Hometown Furnishings has recently moved to a new location in Taunton. They are now located at 265 Broadway so be sure to stop by and say hello 👋🏽, or shop online at myhometownfurnishings.com.

We will be celebrating with them at their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 29th @ noon and we hope members from the TACC community will join us! ✂️

We're so glad you're with us, Omar! We have much to look forward in this exciting partnership! 💙

Business Information

SBA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Join SBA TOMORROW at 1:00 p.m.  for a webinar in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month to learn about disability awareness, inclusion, hiring employees with disabilities, and the importance of equity and opportunity to help uplift and support entrepreneurs with disabilities. Register here

Become a Cyber Secure Organization

Let Braver Technology help you BECOME A CYBER SECURE ORGANIZATION with their COMPREHENSIVE CYBERSECURITY Training for your entire staff! The training will be held TOMORROW at 1:00 p.m.

Staff awareness training is the single most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of employee error and maintain good cyber hygiene. Braver's Cybersecurity Training Webinar provides an all-inclusive overview of everything you need to educate your organization to withstand, and combat cyberattacks. This training will also satisfy your cyber insurance requirements! REGISTER TODAY for Braver's ALL-NEW Updated Live Comprehensive training!

Workforce in Recovery Symposium: Lawmakers to Speak

Are you a Massachusetts employer, human resources administrator, or other business leader looking for skilled and committed workers? Are you struggling to find and keep staff?

This no-cost virtual symposium is designed to help employers learn how to:

1. Find creative answers to the great workforce shortage;

2. Find and keep qualified, motivated staff who are in recovery;

3. Get resources to meet your recruitment and retention needs;

4. Develop HR policies and practices that support people in recovery; and

5. Create a recovery-ready workplace.

The symposium, held on November 2nd at 10:00 a.m., will include MA state legislators, employers, and employees with lived experience, all who will speak about the importance of including individuals in recovery from substance use disorders in the labor market.

Learn more and register here.

SBA Veterans Business Support Workshop - Marching Toward #VETBIZ Success

Join SBA on Wednesday, November 2nd from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. for this Veterans Business Support Workshop

In this virtual workshop, you will learn about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), its' Resource Partners, and free support services available to help you start and grow your Veteran-owned business.

They will also have an SBA Lender Panel explaining how to access capital and you will hear from Veteran Business Owners on their challenges and success.  All are invited to join, you don't have to be a Veteran.

SBA New England Veteran Owned Business Virtual Roundtable 

Building a successful small business requires hard work and dedication – traits that are in no short supply among service members, veterans, and military spouses. Members of the military community are capable and handle the obstacles along the road of being a business owner. They plainly displayed this resilience more than ever during the pandemic.

This National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Veteran Small Business Outreach Center of New England as they celebrate the strength and resilience of the veteran and military small business community on a virtual small business roundtable featuring successful veteran entrepreneurs from throughout New England. This roundtable will be held Wednesday, November 2nd at 11:00am. Learn more and register here

Chamber Events

Platinum City Gaming will be hosting a Business After Hours on Wednesday, November 9th, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

Business After Hours is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship among Chamber members and their guests, with a chance to network, make new friends, and meet potential customers.

Would you like to host a Business After Hours? Contact Lisa for more information.


Google Series: Make Better Decisions with Analytics

November 10 

10:00 a.m.

Join Bryan Caplan, Trainer for Grow with Google, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn , then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. A focus on Google Analytics and how to use this tool to make better business decisions.

(Minimum 25 registrants required to hold this workshop)

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online
  • How to turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions
  • About Google Analytics and how to use this tool to make better business decisions.

Join the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce and M&A Supplier Diversity Consultants and unravel the value and utilization of certification. Learn about supplier certifications to boost your business in this 45-minute seminar on Wednesday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. You can attend in-person or virtually. Register below.

Businesses and Non-Profits qualify for certifications as long as they meet certain requirements. Learn more here


Hiring How-To presented by Career Services at Bridgewater State University. Learn how to be competitive in recruiting. Register below.

Topics include:

  • How to attract new grads and interns
  • On-campus interviews, job fairs and panel opportunities
  • Using Handshake to jobs and internships
  • CUBEs Career Readiness Program 

Attend in-person or via Zoom. Light lunch will be served. 

Member News

Entrepreneurship 101 at BCC

Cultivating the mindset of an entrepreneur is a life-changing practice. Entrepreneurs have great ideas but some lack practical business experience.

In this 10-hour course, entrepreneurs will focus on 5 key areas to prepare them to run a successful business.

Throughout the 10 hour training, entrepreneurs will learn how to step into a management role, hire and manage a team with relevant skills, engage with their community and understand and most importantly - embracing best business practices. This course will get you working on your business instead of in your business. Learn more and register here

Community News

Moving Forward 2050 Transportation Survey

The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is updating its regional long range transportation plan to the year 2050. By completing the  survey, you will help:

• Create a future for transportation in Southeastern Massachusetts, and

• Identify the challenges people experience using the transportation system.

Your responses are completely confidential – they will not be connected to you personally or shared. This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete depending on the detail of your responses. Complete survey.

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.


Business Foundation -

Legal Issues Facing Business Owners

Thurs, Oct. 27 | 12:00 PM

Join this presentation on the legal issues facing all business owners.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Discuss the basics of contracts, leases and licenses
  • How to set up an agreement between Co-owners
  • Do you need a trademark, copyright or patent?
  • What types of insurance will you need?
  • What banking accounts should be established?
  • ....and more

Presenter: David Berman, SCORE Boston Mentor

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

Growth Arise Consulting LLC

20% off DISC assessment with debriefing for Chamber members. Contact Patricia for more info. 

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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