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Register online or contact Erin Lawrence, (508) 586-0500 x 231, ELawrence@metrosouthchamber.com.
*Wednesday, October 3
29th Annual Legislative Reception
Donahue Hall @ Stonehill College, Easton
320 Washington Street, Easton

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce Invites you and all of your company representatives to attend the 29th Annual Legislative & Candidates Reception at Donahue Hall on the campus of Stonehill College in Easton.

This popular event draws significant and diverse participation from throughout the Metro South region. It is an excellent opportunity to meet with business and community leaders in an informal setting to exchange ideas and gain valuable insight over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. We would appreciate the favor of your reply so that we may prepare for your attendance. All elected officials will be formally introduced.

Elected & selected officials confirmed to attend:
Shirley Asack, Brockton City Councilor; Craig Barger, Easton Selectman; Anne Beauregard, Brockton City Councilor; Eric Beckerman, Avon Selectman; Michael Brady, State Senator; Robert Creeden, Plymouth County Clerk of Courts; Claire Cronin, State Representative; Timothy Cruz, District Attorney; Michelle DuBois, State Representative; Gregory Enos, Avon Town Administrator; Dottie Fulginiti, Chair Easton Board  of Selectmen; William C. Galvin, State Representative; Shawn George, Bridgewater Town Councilor; Lisa Green, Whitman Assistant Town Administrator; Philip Griffin, Deputy Detail Coordinator; Edward Haley, Bridgewater Council Vice President; Louis Kafka, State Representative; Matthew McDonough, Register of Probate; Shaunna O'Connell, State Representative; Daniel Salvucci, Whitman Vice Chairman; Robert Sullivan, Brockton Council President; Sandra M. Wright, Plymouth County Commissioner.

Please RSVP to Erin Lawrence, (508) 586-0500 x 231 or register online at metrosouthchamber.com/calendar-registration.

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*Thursday, October 18
Business After Hours
Wood Palace Kitchens
8 Mill Street, Middleborough

Please join us for a Business After Hours at Wood Palace Kitchens, located at 7 Mill Street in Middleborough. Enjoy refreshments and networking with other members of the Metro South Community! Enjoy delicious food catered by  Italian Kitchen as well as beer, wine, and soft drinks from the Bartending Service of New England. The door prize will be a $50 gift card, don't forget your business cards!

"Wood Palace Kitchens creates excellence in kitchen style and design using natural corian counter and quartz countertops along with beautiful contemporary kitchen cabinets and kitchen island designs. Wood Palace Kitchens has been helping people build their dream kitchen/baths for over 30 years. They assist in creating the perfect design for their lifestyle, needs, space and budget. For more information about Wood Palace Kitchens, visit woodpalacekitchens.com"

Tickets to this event are complimentary, but please RSVP in advance. Register online at  www.metrosouthchamber.com/calendar-registration or by e-mailing your RSVP with your full name and company name to  ErinClick here to register and learn more about the event.

*Wednesday, October 24
Good Morning Metro South
Concord Foods, LLC
10 Minuteman Way, Brockton

Join us Wednesday, October 24, 2018 for a Good Morning Metro South breakfast hosted at Concord Foods located at 10 Minuteman Way in Brockton. 

Dr. Kryzanek will provide an overview of the key issues facing the U.S. and what challenges the American people will face in the coming years. Dr. Goodman will speak on the economy and factors that have and will impact our commonwealth in the year ahead.  Click here to lear more about our speakers!

Dr. Michael Kryzanek                Dr. Michael Goodman


Featured speakers will be (left) Dr. Michael Kryzanek, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Special Advisor to the President of Bridgewater State University, and (right) Dr. Michael Goodman, Professor of Public Policy and Executive Director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Registration is required for this event. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members and include breakfast as well as networking opportunities. Register here! Tables of ten are available as well: $250 for members and $350 for non-members. Season Ticket holders must contact Erin to reserve their complimentary seat.


"Concord Foods, LLC is a leading supplier of retail food products and custom ingredients to nationally recognized supermarkets, food service operators and leading food manufacturers. Their retail division offers a wide variety of produce friendly items from Candy Apple Kits to produce seasoning mixes. Consumers count on our quality products to glaze pies, create guacamole and batter onion rings. Their ingredients division develops and custom designs products for the food service, confectionery, ice cream and dairy industries including beverage bases, syrups, toppings, variegates, flavor bases, baking mixes, breaders and batters. Concord Foods is a pioneer in the food industry." To learn more, visit www.concordfoods.com.

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* Advertise in the Best Book for Business Around.

The 2019 Book for Business is in the works! Secure your ad space and be sure your listing is up to date! Renew your ad space from last year!

For more information on the Book for Business, contact Emma Stratton at (508) 586-0500 x 222.

* Master Your Card Featured Video of the Month:
Choosing the Right Card Processor

Accepting your customers' EMV chip cards pays off in business growth and security. Giving yourself and your customers every possible security benefit builds loyalty and protects hard earned gains. This video from Master Your Card will help small business owners better understand the why EMV chip technology is right for your business.

For more information, please click here.

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Saving Energy in the Office.

Perform an energy check-up! A comfortable, more efficient workspaces starts with diagnosing energy waste in your business. See how simple it is. Watch a video to learn how!

See how you may be wasting energy and money in your office, and the simple solutions that van help reduce your operating costs. Learn more.

Chamber Member & Community Events  
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Want to see your workshops and events here? Add your events to the Chamber website at: metrosouthchamber.com/community/calendar

Saturday, September 27 - October 8
Downtown Fest Brockton
Tuesday, October 2
Wednesday, October 3 MA Economic Development Incentive Program Info Session
Thursday, October 4 Tariff Wars: Strategies for Managing Change in a Volatile Global Trade Environment (webinar)
Thursday, October 4 The Future of Manufacturing Symposium
Saturday, October 6
Towerfest 2018 @ Memorial Tower (call 508-586-4425 for info)
Saturday, October 6 CBD Informational Session @ Simpson Spring contact Stephanie Gabriel
Through October 7
Thursday, October 11 The Charity Guild's Annual Gala
Friday, October 12 The New Export Control Reform Act & Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act: Implications for Trade & Investment (webinar)
Saturday, October 13
Fuller Craft Museum: Uneasy Beauty Reception and Fashion Presentation
Saturday, October 13 - October 14
Tuesday, October 16 - Thursday, October 18 Workshop: Scalable Manufacturing Methods for Flexible Hybrid Electronics
Tuesday, October 16 Health Imperatives: 3rd Annual Purple Purse & Purple Tie Awards
Wednesday, October 17
Marketing for Manufacturers Redefined & 10 Tips to Implement Now
Thursday, October 18
Boys & Girls Club of Brockton: 2018 Great Futures Gala
Thursday, October 18 Developing Your Export Compliance Program (webinar)
Thursday, October 18 Cybersecurity ISO 27001 Information Session
Friday, October 19
Saturday, October 20 DJ Dream Fund Game Changer FUNdraiser
Friday, October 23
Wednesday, October 24 Building a Strategic Marketing Plan Primed for Growth & Marketing Tools that every Manufacturer Should Leverage
Wednesday, October 24
Wednesday, October 24 Curry College 2018 Fall Networking Event
Thursday, October 25
DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliance Workshop
Thursday, November 1 Best Practices for Export Control Classification & Licensing (North Reading)
Friday, November 2
Establishing, Managing and Motivating International Distribution Channels (Mansfield)
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8 SCORE: Small Business Success Virtual Conference webinar series
Tuesday, November 27 Norwell Chamber of Commerce: November Biz Bites
Sunday, December 2 Bridgewater Business Association: 26th Christmas on the Common 
Friday, December 7 MSBDC Export Expo
Ongoing Fuller Craft Museum Current Exhibitions
Food Network - casting Holiday & Halloween Baking Championship

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October 3
Legislative Reception @ Donahue Hall, Stonehill College

October 18
Business After Hours @
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October 24
Good Morning Metro South @
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November 14
Annual Meeting @
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Chamber/Regional Studies 

Market Analysis of Exit 18 Development and Life Science Industry Options in Brockton
Prepared for the Metro South Chamber by Dan Hodge, Hodge Economic Consulting

Desalination Plant Financial Analysis & Discussion
Prepared for the Metro South Chamber by Dan Hodge, Hodge Economic Consulting

Market Analysis of Re-Use Options at Brockton Fairgrounds
Prepared for the Metro South Chamber by Dan Hodge, Hodge Economic Consulting
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Live Webinar Series

The holidays will be here before you know it. Do you have a holiday marketing strategy yet?
This webinar, presented by Noah Turner and Sonia Mansfield of Deluxe Corporation, will explain how to get-and stay-in front of your customers this holiday season, including tools and SEO tips so shoppers can find your website.

The key to a successful business: customers. Let's face it, without customers you'd have no business. Yet, for a new or growing business, your budget can often be tight, and determining the best way to engage customers can be challenging. This is especially true in our fast-paced world and shorter attention spans.
In this webinar, presented by Kristie Arslan with Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, we'll discuss how to help improve your interactions with customers to boost your bottom line.

Do you have a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system or thinking of getting one?  For a CRM system to make sense, it must be able to increase sales, profits and cash flow.
In this webinar, CRM expert Gene Marks will share exactly how this can be done and why smart business owners are investing in this asset.

The idea of creating a visual content campaign or infographics to promote your products and services can be time-consuming and overwhelming for small businesses, especially if you don't have graphic design experience!
Luckily, bite-sized infographics and images used through social media can be just as compelling as long scrolling infographics.  Your customers are busy too, and more likely to consume and engage with visual content they can quickly process, digest, and share with their networks!

Did you recently start a business or planning to start one?  While starting a business is an exciting venture, it can be overwhelming and daunting to navigate without proper planning, understanding and execution. Join this webinar, as SCORE Mentor Julie Brander guides you down the path for a smart start to your business.  She will provide you with expert advice on the basic and essential elements necessary for launching and operating a successful business.

When you're a business owner, strong credit scores can be an asset by helping you qualify for a business credit card, an SBA loan and many other types of funding.  But if you're not careful, your business can hurt your credit.
Nav Education Director Gerri Detweiler has been answering individuals' credit questions for more than 20 years.

Want to learn the best tips for launching or sprucing up your business website?
In this workshop, Google's Dave Meyer will offer tips for:  Building a goal-oriented website;  Creating useful content for your audience;  Ensuring your site is useful for visitors, on any and every device;  Increasing visibility with search engine optimization (SEO);  Establishing a search-friendly site that's useful for customers and supports your business goals.

When Metro South is Home, Everything is Within Reach

Metro South Chamber of Commerce
60 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301 
P: (508) 586-0500  *  F: (508) 587-1340
metrosouthchamber.com * info@metrosouthchamber.com