November 2, 2022

Event Calendar

November 5

Ribbon Cutting at Bristol County Wine & Spirits 

November 9

Business After Hours at Platinum City Gaming

November 10

Google Series: Make Better Decisions with Analytics

November 16

Learn About Supplier Certification 

November 17

Hiring How-To: Learn How to be Competitive in Recruiting

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Chamber News


Join us Saturday, November 5th at 11:00 a.m. for a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Bristol County Wine & Spirits at 128 Myricks Street in Berkley!


Platinum City Gaming will be hosting a Business After Hours on Wednesday, November 9th, 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.

Would you like to host a Business After Hours? Contact Lisa for more information.


We're so excited to share our newest member, Caryn from Busch Realty!

She is proud to serve the Taunton area with their real estate needs. If you're looking for an agent, Caryn is your person! She can be reached at www.petersonproperties.com or Caryn Peterson- Realtor!

We are so excited to have you in the the TACC family, Caryn! Welcome!!

Introducing our next new member, Dr. Brian Petrie from Regenerative Medicine of Raynham!

He specializes in alternative, non-invasive treatment modalities to help control pain. Dr. Petrie is ready to help you with a customized treatment plan to get your health back on track. Reach out to him today at www.DrBrianPetrie.com or follow him at @DrBrianPetrie.

We're so glad you're in our TACC family, Dr. Petrie! Welcome!!

Our next new TACC member is Bristol County Wine & Spirits!

They are about to officially open their doors and all are invited to their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this Saturday at 128 Myricks Street in Berkley!

Check out their product offerings at www.bristolcountywineandspirits.com or follow them at @bristolcountywineandspirits!

Welcome to the TACC family, Tom & Kristin! We are thrilled to have you!

Host a Networking Event in 2023!

Would you like to host a Coffee & Conversation, Noontime Networking, or Business After Hours in 2023? Contact Lisa for availability and more details. 

The TACC is pleased to once again host Jay Pateakos, VP of Business Development for MassDevelopment, in our offices for monthly drop-in hours! No appointment necessary!


Stop by the Chamber's new office at 170 Dean Street, Taunton, on Monday, November 7th from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m., and chat with Jay to see how MassDevelopment may be able to assist your business! Contact Jay directly if you're unable to make it that day.


MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth. Their bond financing programs offer a cost-effective w ay for companies to finance capital projects, new equipment purchases, and facility expansions. They also provide loans and guarantees to help grow your operations, and development assistance for early-stage projects.  

Noontime Networking at The Arbors

Ribbon Cutting for New Location of HomeTown Furnishings & HomeTown's Tacos Locos

Business Information

State Tax Refunds - Chapter 62F

The Department of Revenue has release a Technical Information release (TIR) detailing how the Department will administer the excess tax revenue. This TIR describes when taxpayers are eligible to receive an excess revenue credit for the previous taxable year, how the Department determines the credit and how the credit is to be conferred.

How Small Business Season Keeps Money in Our Community

By now you’ve likely seen the statistics that shopping small/local keeps roughly $68 out of every $100 in our community, whereas shopping at a national chain means about $43 remains here. Why is that important and what does it mean to you and your family? A lot more than you may think.

Where Do the Dollars Go?

While it’s difficult to track the exact path of a dollar spent locally versus one spent at a chain, you can imagine it looks something like the chart above.  Read more here

Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

Large employers and chains are vital to our area, but this holiday season we’re asking you to support small business to help ensure they’re around in the coming years.  Here are 7 Reasons to Support Small Business This Holiday Season.

Chamber Events


Google Series: Make Better Decisions with Analytics

November 10 

10:00 a.m.

Join Bryan Caplan, Trainer for Grow with Google, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn , then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. A focus on Google Analytics and how to use this tool to make better business decisions.

(Minimum 25 registrants required to hold this workshop)

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online
  • How to turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions
  • About Google Analytics and how to use this tool to make better business decisions.

Join the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce and M&A Supplier Diversity Consultants and unravel the value and utilization of certification. Learn about supplier certifications to boost your business in this 45-minute seminar on Wednesday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. You can attend in-person or virtually. Register below.

Business certifications come with various perks and resources to help small businesses stand out among competitors. Learn more here


Hiring How-To presented by Career Services at Bridgewater State University. Learn how to be competitive in recruiting. Register below.

Topics include:

  • How to attract new grads and interns
  • On-campus interviews, job fairs and panel opportunities
  • Using Handshake to jobs and internships
  • CUBEs Career Readiness Program 

Attend in-person or via Zoom. Light lunch will be served. 


Tis the season! Join us for the TACC Holiday Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center - Ivy Cafe! Tickets are $25 for TACC members, $30 for future members. Deadline is Monday, November 28th!

Space is limited so get your tickets today! We can’t wait to see you! REGISTER BELOW.

Get in the holiday spirit by donating to the Holiday Cheer Campaign! Learn more here!

Member News

Considering a Work Holiday Party? Have it at Seggy!

What a great way to support your club! Seggy still has some prime days and evenings available in December. Come see Dawn and she'll help you pull together a successful holiday party. Consider Seggy for your holiday party needs! Contact Dawn for more info.

November Programs and Events at the OCHM

All are invited to join the Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) for family-friendly events, both in person and virtually this month. To see all the events they have to offer, please visit the Calendar online at https://www.oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org/events. Highlight tours with the Curator take place daily at noon, and regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more here.

People Incorporated named Top 100 Women-led Businesses

The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute), together with its partner The Boston Globe, recently announced People Incorporated was a part of the 22nd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list, recognizing the honorees during a celebratory breakfast event. These 100 organizations generated nearly $72 billion in total revenue in 2021, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy. Read the press release.

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.

Simplifying Social Media Marketing for Small Business

Thurs, Nov. 10 | 12:00 PM


Social Media can be a powerful tool for winning new customers and clients, as well as continuing a relationship with existing ones, but it can also become very time consuming and expensive. We will help keep you focused and get you moving forward.

This webinar addresses the key questions every small business owner has to answer when they embark on an online marketing effort to support their business: 

• What do I need to start? 

• What Social Media should I use? 

• How does it work? 

• What does it cost? 

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 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

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)

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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