May 11, 2022

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Watch the replay below of TACC's 105th Annual Meeting & Awards:
Business Information
SBA THRIVE Program Overview May 19

Join SBA on Thursday, May 19th at 12:00 p.m. for a virtual info session to learn more about the newly reimagined SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. program!

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative program is an intense 6-month course that includes in-person, self-paced, instruction, mentoring, and class room time. Providing small businesses the opportunity to work with experienced professionals at no financial cost. Learn more here. Apply online here.

Register here.
5 Great Lessons from Customer Service Mistakes

Every business is convinced they offer stellar service but if you can’t think of a company in your area that offers bad service, it might be you. It’s statistically impossible, not to mention an abuse of a superlative, for every business to offer “the best” service. One is better than the other. We aren’t all 5-stars all the time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from the experience. If you’ve recently received some bad reviews or customer service complaints, here’s how you can learn from them.
Taunton Federal Credit Union will be hosting a Business After Hours on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Stop by and see their new branch at 403 Winthrop Street in Taunton. Co-sponsored by Brownstone Realty Group.

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.
From Simple to Sophisticated: Small Business Retirement Plans
Join us for this informational webinar via Zoom on Tuesday, May 24th at 12:00 noon.

Presented by Dean Kramer, Retirement Plans Regional Consultant Wealth Management Solutions, Ameriprise Financial.
Learn about different retirement plans available for small business owners:
  1. Self-employed business owners with no employees
  2. Small business owners with just a few employees
  3. Those who have full and part time employees
  4. Those with both high and more moderate income earners
Register below.
The MA Health Connector will be hosting a public informational webinar session on Wednesday, June 8 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. This information session will focus on health insurance options available to small employers and their employees through Health Connector for Business at www.MAhealthconnector.org/business. They will also review available options for sole proprietors and owner-only groups who do not yet have the employees to qualify for a small group plan through the Health Connector for Business.

Health Connector for Business offers quality, affordable health insurance options to help small businesses (with 1-50 full-time employees) save on their premium costs.

How can this session help you? Learn about:

  • Coverage options for small employers through Health Connector for Business
  • Flexible Employee Choice models
  • Exclusive cost-saving benefits through the Health Connector for Business such as the ConnectWell rebate program and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • Health insurance options for sole proprietors and owner-only groups not eligible for small group coverage
  • Health Connector as an alternative to COBRA
Member News
Morton Hospital Earns "A" Safety Grade

Morton Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Morton Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. Read the press release.
Girls Inc. of Taunton Women's Workshop - May 13

Girls Inc. of Taunton is excited to announce Stronger, Smarter, Bolder. A Women’s Workshop! It was designed to bring their mission to women in our community. The workshop will be held on Friday, May 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Participate in the Taunton High School Career Exploration Fair May 19

You are invited to participate in the sixth annual Taunton High School (THS) Career Exploration Fair, which will be held on Thursday, May 19th from 8:00am-10:00am. This year, THS is again hoping to provide students with the opportunity to speak with professionals about career opportunities after High School. Click here for more info.
Community News
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.
Website Planning 101
Wed, May 18 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Ready for a new website? Whether you're building it yourself or you decide to work with a pro, getting organized is the key to your website's success!

• Define your audience.
• Set your website's goals.
• Determine key functionality and features.
• Plan your website content.
• Get your accounts and logins in order.

After this webinar, you'll have a comprehensive plan in place for your business's website. Attendees may also request the free workbook upon completion of the webinar.

Presenter: Jessica Baldwin, Co-Founder of Cardsetter

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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20% off your first month membership or class package. Email Melynda for more info

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10% off first week temporary services.
Email Joni for more info.

15% off contracted services.
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10% off photobooth experience for Chamber Members

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free estimates for all moves and 10% off the first month of storage for Chamber members. Contact Pauline for more info.

10% off most services. Contact Kerry for more info.
5% off your auto insurance. Contact Luke for details.

10% off cleaning services
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Relaxation Works Spa
$10 off any facial. Enter code TACC online. (Does not include membership appointments.)

Small Business Sizzle
Discount on Energy Leadership Profile Assessment (normal fee $130, discounted to $97). Email Sue for more info.

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.

10% all parts, labor on applicable services. Email Ken Rubino for more information.

10% off for TACC Members
Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, 6 Pleasant Street, Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-4068