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. 🎉
Contact Kris to sponsor this fun, new event! Ticket info. available soon.
Cannabis Q&A Panel - Watch the Replay:
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.
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 Krisfor 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.
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.
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 Mentorform 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
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.
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!
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.