June 8, 2022

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Big Announcement!

𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 a 𝘽𝙄𝙂 𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩!! It’s official....the boxes are packed, the truck is ready and we are MOVING!! We are excited about moving our HQ to 170 Dean Street in Taunton!

This couldn’t have been possible without the hefty work of these amazing teams:

  •  Junkluggers
  • Luka B Signs
  •  MacDonald Movers
  •  TMLP Online
  •  Wright Technology

If you are ever in need of their services, be sure to reach out to them!! They are the BEST in the business!!
Get an update on state happenings and have your questions answered during this Q&A with State Representative Carol Doherty, sponsored by BankFive.
Topics: anticipated tax package promised by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House, the FY23 proposed budget, proposed Elections Law, and others.
Submit questions in advance here. Register below to attend this Zoom session.
Host a Business After Hours

The Business After Hours are held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., typically on a Wednesday or Thursday. The event allows the host to showcase their business and services and offers chamber members the chance to meet one another and network in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Several months are still available. Contact Lisa for more details if you'd like to host in 2022 or 2023.
Other Networking Opportunities

Would you like to host a breakfast or lunch networking event at your place of business? A breakfast event would be held at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. and the lunch event would be held at 12:00 noon. Contact Lisa for more info.
Business Information
Did you know that LGBTQ+ businesses in the United States contribute an estimated $1.7 trillion to America's economy, creating thousands of new jobs each year? Read Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman's statement and explore SBA's website dedicated to Pride Month.
Proud Innovation 2022: Learn from Accomplished Innovators June 15 and 22

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as they celebrate Pride month with their free, online Proud Innovation 2022 series, coming June 15 and 22. These events are open to all.

SBA 504 & 7A In-Person Training June 24

It's time to catch up on all the latest SOP updates, lending practices, mechanics, and benefits to the SBA 504 & 7A programs! Commercial lenders, accountants, realtors, & economic development officials are encouraged to attend the SEED in-person 2022 SBA 504 & 7a Seminar, presented by SEED Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It will be held on Friday, June 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Boston Tavern, 58 East Grove Street in Middleboro. Register here.
How to Get Certified as a Woman-Owned Business

If you’re a woman who owns a business and you’d like to apply for federal contracts, getting officially certified as a woman-owned business is essential. The federal government’s goal is to award at least 5% of its contracts to women-owned small businesses each year. While the certification process may seem daunting, it’s not that difficult if you know the basic application rules and materials needed. Learn more.
Happy Health Center will be hosting a Business After Hours on Wednesday, June 23rd, 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. Register below.
Member News
BCSB Awards $100,000 to 10 Local Non-Profits

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) marked its 25th anniversary celebration with the awarding of grants totaling $100,000 to 10 non-profits in Taunton and Attleboro, MA. All total, the Bank presented $365,800 in grants to 41 organizations in the Taunton/Attleboro region, as well as the New Bedford-Dartmouth/Fall River and Northern Rhode Island regions. Read the press release.
Explore Local History this Summer with the OCHM's Passport to History!

The Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) is pleased to announce the return of the popular program -Passport to History for summer 2022!

Passport to History is a joint effort of local museums to share and explore the diverse history of southeastern MA for FREE from June 1 through September 1. Grab your passport and get started at any of this year’s sixteen participating locations. Learn more here.
Community News
Mayor O'Connell Announces $190 Fiber Grant Award

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently announced the City of Taunton received a $190,000 Community Compact Cabinet Municipal Fiber Grant which will be used to connect one of the City’s water towers, located on Kenneth Welch Drive in Lakeville, via fiber to the existing network. This is the only remaining drinking water reservoir that is not connected to the fiber network. Read the press release.
Cultural Fair

As you all know, the City of Taunton's Black History Month celebration in February was postponed due to bad weather. They then decided to shift the event to a Juneteenth celebration. However, our City has so many events scheduled for the month of June that it was difficult to find a date that wouldn't conflict with other big events.

After much consideration, the City of Taunton has decided to partner up with the Taunton Diversity Network and support their Cultural Fair scheduled for June 25th from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Weir Riverfront Park. The entertainment originally scheduled for the February event will now be featured at the Cultural Fair instead.

The City of Taunton encourages all of our community partners to join this endeavor and help celebrate at the Cultural Fair. If you would like to participate in the Cultural Fair, please reach out to the Taunton Diversity Network for their guidelines on participation.
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.
Your Marketing Roadmap - Get in the Marketing Mindset

Join SCORE and small business expert and entrepreneur Ramon Ray for a fresh and new 4 part series. We'll take you through the ultimate marketing essentials you will need for your business to be a success.

Workshop 1: Your Marketing Mindset.

What mindset do you need to be an effective marketer? Ramon will guide you through the key principles you must focus on before leveraging marketing tactics.

In this webinar you will learn:

Who is your perfect customer?
Do you know them better than they know themselves?
Billion-dollar brands are not your competitors.
The power of winning in small markets.
Follow-up, frequency and engagement are your tickets to successful marketing.

Presenter: Ramon Ray, Entrepreneur, Founder, Author

Register here.
Win Customers With Your Website
Wed., June 15 | 7:00 PM 

How do you set your website up to win over customers? Your website has to attract and engage visitors, educate them about your products and services, and convert them into customers. Success begins with a plan!

This webinar, presented by Co-Founder of Cardsetter Jessica Baldwin, will show you the key elements your website needs to succeed.

After the session, you’ll have a better understanding of:
• The critical role your website plays in your online marketing strategy
• The features and tools you'll need to execute your plan
• How to get everything working together to achieve your goals
• How to set your website up to attract, engage, and convert your ideal customers

Attendees will receive a free website planning workbook.

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