September 28, 2022

Event Calendar

October 12

Coffee & Conversation at 

Manet Community Health Center

October 18

Cybersecurity Seminar

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Chamber News

Bear's Den

Bloom Bus Lines, Inc.

Cape Cod Cafe

Jockey Club Restaurant & Pub

LeBaron Hills Country Club

Life Care Center of Raynham


PayQuick, LLC

RPC Packaging Supply, Inc.

Taunton Gardens

We are thrilled to welcome new member Mellyssa Coutinho from Loan Depot!

Mellyssa shares, “A city with higher homeownership percentages results in a strong community that cares more. I am raising my kids here and I mean to keep helping this community with the skills and knowledge I possess and can share.”

Learn more about her services and contact info at www.loandepot.com/mcoutinho or on Facebook at Mellyssa Coutinho - Loan Consultant, NMLS #1622749.

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

Let’s give a warm welcome to another new member, Patricia Juba, founder of the Taunton based non-profit “A Life Worth Living”. She makes it her mission to service the community by helping those moving from shelter to home. She is also a certified Life Coach.

“I have always had a passion for helping others in one capacity or another, especially women who are having difficulties navigating their own paths.”

Learn more about this amazing organization at www.alifeworthlivingcorp.org or on social media @ALifeWorthLivingCorp.

Welcome to the TACC family, Patricia! We are so inspired by you already, and look forward to our new partnership!

Join us at Manet Community Health Center for Coffee & Conversation! Can't make our evening Business After Hours? Then we have a solution - a morning networking event! Stop by Manet on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and continental breakfast while meeting other local business professionals. Register below. 


Berkley & Dighton Business Resource and Networking Reception

Business Information

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the SBA

Join SBA's webinar on October 6th at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The webinar will feature a panel discussion with Gabe Esparza, Associate Administrator, SBA’s Office of International Trade; and small business owners Eduardo Ortiz of Coforma, LLC, in Washington, D.C. and Alejandro Ramirez of Universal Spartan, LLC, in Vine Grove, Kentucky. 

The discussion will focus on financial wellness and the importance of equity and opportunity to help uplift and support Hispanic-owned small businesses. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources that support small business recovery, Hispanic-owned startups seeking to launch and help for existing Hispanic-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world. Register here

Gearing Up to Capture the Holiday Dollar

MasterCard recently announced its prediction that holiday spending by customers would increase by 7.1% over last year. This is good news for businesses that were thinking inflation may quell holiday spending. Assuming customers are out there, here are a few ways you can capture their dollars this season.

Chamber Events
Member News

Mechanics Cooperative Bank Awards $20k in Scholarships

Mechanics Cooperative Bank is once again proud to announce the recipients of their annual Scholarship Awards! The Mechanics Cooperative Bank scholarship program was created to support local students who excelled in academics, athletics, and community service, to help toward their pursuit for higher education. There was an amazing class of highly qualified students who applied in 2022 compelling the Bank to award more scholarships than ever before! Read the press release.

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!

Engayge is offering 2 FREE VIP PACKAGE TICKETS to the first taker. VIP Package includes 2 admission tickets; 2 drink tickets; private pub table; and Engayge swag. Email kris@tauntonareachamber.org to claim these free tickets! 

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.

Essentials of Starting a New Business – 6 Weekly Sessions

SCORE is starting a new workshop series on how to best start up a new business. The sessions begin in October and will run for six weeks into November 2022. Each one will take place in Southeastern, MA. (exact location TBD) 

After the sessions, you’ll have a better understanding of:

• Starting Your Journey

• Defining Your Idea

• Business Plans and Models

• Financial Plans

• Setting Up Your Business

• Next Steps

The cost is $120, with $20 rebate for each session attended (e.g., FREE for those who attend all six sessions). 

SCORE is trying to gauge interest in this set of workshops to see if they have critical mass. If interested, please send and email to peter.poulin@SCOREvolunteer.org.

Business Foundation - Learn How to Sell Better

Thurs, Sept. 29 | 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.

Presenters: Dick Rossman and Bev Gottleib; SCORE Boston Mentors

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!

SCORE's Partners In Success Newsletters

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·    How Consumers Learn About Products in 2022

·    Consumer Behavior Stats for 2022

·    2022 Top Marketing Challenges

·    Blogging Tips

·    New Rules of Marketing in 2020

·    Digital Marketing Rules

·    Cash Management

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.

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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