August 17, 2022

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You are invited to a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Grand Opening at our newest restaurant member, Malis located at 1550 New State Hwy., Raynham on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:00 noon. Their passion is street food and they believe their menu will bring joy to the community and help spread an awareness of Southeast Asia street food culture. We hope to see you there!
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!

You can donate a discount coupon, small gift card, or company swag to the prize wheel and it's a win for the spinner and your business! Contact Lisa to participate.

Please register below if you plan to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Noon.
Everyone’s a winner when you donate a small gift card, discount coupon and/or company swag (no item too small!) to the Prize Wheel for our Open House and Member Appreciation Day on September 8th. The spinner gets a prize, and your business gets the exposure! If you have something to donate, please contact Lisa at info@tauntonareachamber.org

  • 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 (2 available) 
  • Beer Garden Sponsors $150 

Contact Kris for more information about Oktoberfest sponsorships.
Office Space for Lease

We’ve got some beautiful new office space FOR LEASE at the TACC HQ! What you’ll get: two offices (350 total sq ft), access to a shared kitchen, conference room, bathroom, and separate entrance for just $900/mo. (utilities included). Located just off the bustling Rt. 44 corridor and close to Rt. 24 at 170 Dean Street in Taunton. BONUS: the friendliest office neighbors you could ask for! Have questions or want to check it out? Reach out to Kris@tauntonareachamber.org or call 508.824.4068.
Business Information
“Coffee with Your Congressman” Community, Conversation, and Coffee with Jake Auchincloss

Congressman Jake Auchincloss is hosting a series of “Coffee with Your Congressman” gatherings at local cafes and restaurants throughout the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District in August. The Congressman and his staff look forward to meeting you, hearing what’s on your mind, and answering your questions.

See this signup form for a list of days, times, and town/city locations and RSVP for the event you wish to attend. The Congressman’s office will send a confirmation email with details, including the name and address of the venue, just before the event.

TAUNTON on Tuesday, August 23 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
DIGHTON on Thursday, August 25 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

These events are free and open to the public.

If you have questions, please call Congressman Auchincloss’s Newton office at (617) 332-3333 or the Attleboro office at (508) 431-1110.
SBA’s Elevating Small Business Webinar: Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurship

Join SBA for a virtual armchair discussion to celebrate rural entrepreneurship on August 25, 2022. Learn about the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth through business ownership, and increasing equity and access to opportunities to help uplift and support rural-owned small businesses. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources that support small business recovery, new rural startups seeking to launch, and existing rural-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world, a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration and Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.

Register here.
What's Your Biggest Marketing Challenge?

If you’re contemplating stepping up your business marketing, you need more than a scheduler. You need someone who understands the different kinds of marketing, your audience, and how to nurture prospects. Read more here.
Chamber Events
Make Your Website Work for You - NEW DATE
Thurs, Aug 25 | 2:00 PM
81% of customers visit your website before doing business with you. It doesn’t matter what goods or services you offer -- a website is an important part of your business’ visibility. You don’t have to have an intricate, professionally designed website for it to work for your business. Join us to learn how to create an informative, search-friendly website or spruce up your existing one to make it more accessible to customers.

Join Bryan Caplan, your Dedicated Trainer for Grow with Google, as he walks you through the ins and outs of getting your website on Google in this value-packed virtual class. Seats are limited, so register today!
Get an update on city happenings and have your questions answered during this Q&A with Taunton Mayor Shaunna O’Connell and Economic Development Director Bill Roth. This session is sponsored by BankFive. Submit questions or topics for discussion in advance here. Register below to attend this virtual meeting.

Sponsor the Next Quarterly Q&A!
You could sponsor the next Quarterly Q&A for only $200! Contact Lisa for more info.
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.
Member News
John McCaul, Patsy Peterson, and Leah Smith Elected to the CO-OP Board of Directors

Cooperative Production Inc., also known as CO-OP, is pleased to announce the appointment of John McCaul, Patsy Peterson, and Leah Smith to the board of directors. Read the press release.
Community News
New Sign and Façade Program and Expansion of Rent Rebate Program  to Provide Financial Assistance to Local Businesses 

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently announced the opening of the City of Taunton’s new Sign and Façade Program for eligible commercial properties as well as expansion of the City’s successful Rent Rebate Program to the Weir and Whittenton commercial areas.

Funded by Taunton’s allocation of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) federal funds, the Sign and Façade program will allow commercial property owners in qualified census tract areas to receive assistance toward improving the appearance and integrity of their buildings, in turn enhancing the beautification of the City’s urban neighborhoods and villages. Learn more.
Town of Dighton, SRPEDD Launch Effort to Create Economic Development Plan 

Town Administrator Michael Mullen and Dighton Development and Industrial Commission Chairman Daniel Higgins are pleased to officially announce that the town has partnered with the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District to begin drafting an Economic Development Plan for the town. The Town of Dighton is utilizing funds from a Community Compact Cabinet (CCC) Best Practices Program grant awarded to the Town in 2021 to create an Economic Development Plan. The Economic Development Plan will help town officials plan for managed economic growth in the community and future infrastructure investments while capitalizing on the culture and character of the town. Read more here.
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.
SCORE Celebrates #BlackOwnedBusiness Month

Black entrepreneurs face unique barriers to business success. SCORE is working to change that by providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. Browse their comprehensive collection of resources that address the specific challenges Black business owners face in today's world.
Email Marketing Strategies to Propel Your Business Growth

Research says that for every $1 spent on email marketing, there is an average $44 return on investment. You must implement the right strategy if your business wants to generate similar results.

In this webinar, expert presenter Patty Ross will show you the fundamentals and the advanced techniques of email marketing that will help propel your email efforts into a positive return on investment.

In this webinar, you will learn:

The 5 C’s of email marketing
What to look for when choosing an email platform for your business
  • How to use a content calendar to plan your email campaigns

Presenter: Patty Ross, California Wine Marketing

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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Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, 170 Dean Street, Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-4068