February 1, 2023

Event Calendar

February 8

HR Group - Dismissing Staff

February 16

Chamber Chat

February 23

Coffee & Conversation at 1 Connection

March 8

Quarterly Q&A w/Mayor


March 23

Comedy Show

The District Center for the Arts

E-News Sponsor
Chamber News

Active Day

All Washed Up, Inc.

Anytime Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Jaime Barnes, Ameriprise Financial

Bay State College

Berkley Beer Company

Bluestone Bank

Bobby's Place

Clarewood Homes, Inc.

Dermody Cleaners, Inc.

The District Center For The Arts

Donellon, Orcutt, Patch & Stallard, PC

Dough Licious Pizza

Drywall Masonry Supplies, Inc.

E-Z Clean Laundry Center, Inc.

Foley & Foley, PC

Freshly Baked Company

General Dynamics

Gouveia Real Estate Team

Grant's Rental

Grieco Ford

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Drs. James & Kelly Hoye

Independence Associates, Inc.

Leahy, Cody & O'Donnell, LLC

loanDepot - Jennifer Oldfield

Loftus Auto City

Manet Community Health Center, Inc.

Morton Hospital

Oalican Law Group, LLC

O'Keefe Wade Funeral Home, Inc.

Plymouth Podiatry PC

Quality Beverage, L.P.

Raynham Park

Town of Raynham

Reed and Barton - A Development Company

Relaxation Works Spa

Sign Design, Inc.

Silva Funeral Home

Society Coffee Bar

Spindle City Auto Glass

J R Tallman & Company, Inc.

Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant

Allan M. Walker Insurance

Whittenton Hardware

WIN Waste Innovations

Wright Technology Group

The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor local businesses that have differentiated themselves through their exemplary commitment to their customers, employees and the community. The three categories are Large Business, Small Business, and Community Impact Award.

Be sure to submit your nomination under the appropriate category. Deadline to submit a nomination is March 1st. Honorees will be announced at our Annual Meeting to be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center on April 27th. (​TACC Board Member businesses are exempt from nomination. Must be a Member for at least 1 year to qualify. )

Place an Ad in the 2023 Chamber Directory


We are in the process of updating the TACC Business Directory and Community Information Guide for 2023. This guide, published annually, includes:


• Complete Directory of TACC Member Businesses – Listed Alphabetically and by Industry

• Business Resources

• Community Profiles of Taunton, Raynham, Dighton and Berkley

• Directory of Government Officials

• Education and Recreation Information

• Business Holiday Calendar


The TACC Business Directory and Community Information Guide is Distributed to:


• All TACC Member Businesses

• Local Hotels and Conference Centers

• City and Town Halls

• At local events

• Anyone Requesting Relocation or Membership Information with the TACC


Contact Lisa if you would like to place an ad in the 2023 issue. Ad sizes and rates vary, starting at only $150!


Please review your listing on our website for accuracy and notify us of any information that needs to be updated.

We are so excited to welcome Deep Pond Farm and Stables to the TACC community! 🚜 A beautiful NEW facility in East Taunton, Deep Pond opened before Christmas to the delight of local residents. Horses, goats and other farm animals greeted guests who enjoyed hot beverages and treats. 

They are looking forward to welcoming the public for future events and providing a venue for private gatherings as well. 🎉

Stay connected with Deep Pond Farm and Stables for updates, special announcements, and adorable photos of their farm animals! 🐴

Welcome, Deep Pond! We're so happy to have you in the TACC community! ✨


Join us for a discussion about Dismissing Staff, presented by Atty. Wendy Hansen, Foley & Foley, PC. All are welcome to attend. Register below and indicate if you are attending virtually or in-person.

Cost: Included with membership for TACC members; Prospective Members can attend 1 meeting of the TACC HR Resource Group at no charge.


Showcase Your Business!

Contact Kris to sponsor this fun, new event! Ticket info. available soon.

Cannabis Q&A Panel - Watch the Replay:

Business Information

MSBDC Free Legal Clinic February 17


Christopher Cassara, Esq., partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PSH), is beginning to hold free Legal Clinics via Zoom sessions. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to meet one-time, one-on-one for 30 minutes, to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, and various other business related issues. Click here to learn more and register for an appointment.

Announcing New Funding Programs for Succession Planning and Existing Worker Cooperatives in MA

This year, Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership (MassCEO) is pleased to announce expanded service offerings to support existing worker cooperatives and fund transitions to employee ownership through funding from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. Learn about the new Gateway Cities Legacy Business Program and the Capital for Cooperatives Program.

FY24 Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grant Program

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) through the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) is committed to helping communities recover from the impact of COVID-19 and contribute to the long-term strength and sustainability of the Commonwealth. Funded at $2 million through the Capital Budget and the Tourism Trust Fund, the competitive FY24 Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grant Program, will award funds to strengthen the economy of Massachusetts through destination development projects that enhance tourism sustainability and have the potential to increase non-resident visitation.

The FY24 Destination Development Grant Program opened January 25, 2023, with applications due March 31, 2023. Applications must be submitted through MOTT's Submittable Online Application Portal. Grant awards will be announced in June, 2023.

Chamber Events


Join us for our Chamber Chat virtual networking series! Meet other members in this fun and informal setting with trivia and prizes! This session is Thursday, February 16th at noon and is sponsored by TMLP Online.

Register below for this event.

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



Rise and shine with us! We know how hectic schedules can get, and sometimes evening events aren't doable. We have a solution - a morning networking event! Stop by 1 Connection on Thursday, February 23rd at 8:30 a.m. to network and learn more about their products. This is a perfect way to build new connections, and rekindle the old! We look forward to seeing you there!

As a top Massachusetts dispensary, 1 Connection aims to provide the best quality recreational cannabis, cannabis extracts, and infused products available. Register below.

Member News

 1st Annual Cultural Gala : Black Excellence "Sneaker Ball"

The 1st Annual Cultural Gala : Celebrating Black Excellence is being hosted by the Taunton Diversity Network and T.R.U.E. Diversity. It will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Taunton. They will be paying homage to leaders in black history and celebrating local leaders who are truly inspirational in our community. This gala is a charity event. Learn more and register here.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank Employees Dress-Down to Raise Over $14,000 for Local Non-Profits!

The 3rd Annual “Jeans for Charity” fundraiser was another huge success in 2022! Mechanics Cooperative Bank employees that enrolled in the Jeans for Charity program were allowed to wear jeans each Friday and Saturday throughout the year with their charitable contribution made weekly, via payroll deduction. In addition, Mechanics Cooperative Bank agreed to match these employee donations totaling $14,490 raised in 2022! Read the press release.

Host a DipJar & Help BGC Raise Funds!

Display the DipJar at your business to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South raise funds for and awareness of the critical programs they provide for the youth in our community who need us most! Learn more.

Community News


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 - Learn How to Sell Better

Tues, Feb. 7 | 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.

Presenter: Dick Rossman and Bev Gottleib; SCORE Boston Mentors

Register here.

Business Foundation: Financing a Business

Thur, Feb. 9 | 12:00 NOON


Finance Essentials For Small Business, sponsored by SCORE Boston and East Cambridge Savings Bank.

Get all your questions answered about the finances of your business. From Cash Flow to Financing options. Learn from the experts. This Free series is just what you need to assure your success.

During this webinar, you will learn multiple ways of starting and financing a business.

  • You will earn the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and franchising.
  • You will learn different types of financing - owner, debt, grants, and equity.
  • You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of financing and what type would be ideal for your business.
  • You will know the sources of funding and how to go about getting the funds you need – SBA loan, Angel and VC funding, Crowd funding, grants, etc.

This webinar is being presented by Shankar Hegde, SCORE Boston mentor.

Register here.

Small Business Tax Questions - Ask the CPA 2023

Thur, Feb. 9 | 1:00 PM


Tax season will be here sooner than you think! If you have tax questions, we have tax answers.

Join SCORE for this LIVE Q&A session with certified CPA and small business tax expert Micah Fraim. A whole hour dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns, offering tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

Live attendees will receive free business resources, a copy of the slide deck, and a link to this webinar recording.

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 10% 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 50% off the LGBTQ+ Competency Audit for TACC Members Only using code: TACCENGAYGE. Email for more info: info@engayge.us.

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)

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

TACC members receive $10 off $95 or more when scheduling a facial or whole health massage. Use code TACC when scheduling online or mention the code at check out.

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.

Kundalini Pearls-Yoni Steaming Spa

25% off for Chamber 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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