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Register online or contact Erin Lawrence, (508) 586-0500 x 231, ELawrence@metrosouthchamber.com.
*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 to Italian Kitchen, don't forget your business cards!

Have you seen their showroom lately? 
Every room offers a different and unique style of kitchen atmosphere. The one room of the home where everyone gathers, this is the perfect place to network and enjoy delicious food from Italian Kitchen of Brockton.

"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.

stay up-to-date
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.
Interise Business Bootcamp Deadline is October 20th--Save Your Seat!

Interise is offering a Business Bootcamp program consisting of  13 Sessions/twice a month starting 10/23 from 5-8 in New Bedford at the Quest Center.  "Enroll in StreetWise 'MBA' program to create a solid, three-year strategic growth plan."  Click here for more information.

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

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
Tuesday, October 16
Tuesday, October 16
 "Treat Yourself Well" Schedule Your Annual Screening Mammogram @ Good Samaritan
Wednesday, October 17
Marketing for Manufacturers Redefined & 10 Tips to Implement Now
Wednesday, October 17 "Treat Yourself Well" Schedule Your Annual Screening Mammogram @ Good Samaritan
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 Professional Development IMC Workshop at Stonehill College Explores Creativity
Friday, October 19
Friday, October 19 Family Autism Event @ the Children's Museum in Easton
Saturday, October 20 DJ Dream Fund Game Changer FUNdraiser
Saturday, October 20 Halloween Spook-tacular @ the Children's Museum in Easton
Saturday, October 20 Intro to Modern Calligraphy workshop @ Fuller Craft
Tuesday, October 23
Tuesday, October 23
Tuesday, October 23 Free Seminar: "Sustained Success through Goal Setting" for businesses and non-profits. Contact Bruce Marquis, Marquis Consulting for details.
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
Wednesday, October 24
Thursday, October 25
DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliance Workshop
Thursday, October 25
Friday, October 26
Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28 Massasoit Theatre Company: Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, October 26 - Saturday, November 3 BSU Fall Musical: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Saturday, October 27 Knit Bangle Bracelet workshop @ Fuller Craft
Tuesday, October 30  "Treat Yourself Well" Schedule Your Annual Screening Mammogram @ Good Samaritan
Wednesday, October 31
Thursday, November 1 Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing workshop @ Fuller Craft (6 week class)
Thursday, November 1 Best Practices for Export Control Classification & Licensing (North Reading)
Friday, November 2
Establishing, Managing and Motivating International Distribution Channels (Mansfield)
Friday, November 2 Computer Training Courses @ Massasoit Canton Campus
Saturday, November 3 Kids Drawing Studio @ Fuller Craft
Saturday, November 3 - November 4
Wonderful Wire Knitting workshop @ Fuller Craft
Wednesday, November 7
Wednesday, November 7 Computer Training Courses @ Massasoit Canton Campus
Thursday, November 8 SCORE: Small Business Success Virtual Conference webinar series
Thursday, November 8 Computer Training Courses @ Massasoit Brockton Campus
Saturday, November 10 Kids Drawing Studio @ Fuller Craft
Friday, November 16 Computer Training Courses @ Massasoit Canton Campus
Saturday, November 17 Kids Drawing Studio @ Fuller Craft
Saturday, November 17 Felted Bead Workshop @ Fuller Craft
Sunday, November 18 Hand Embroidery Basics @ Fuller Craft
Saturday, November 24 Kids Drawing Studio @ Fuller Craft
Tuesday, November 27 Norwell Chamber of Commerce: November Biz Bites
Thursday, November 29 Computer Training Courses @ Massasoit Brockton Campus
Saturday, December 1 Kids Drawing Studio @ Fuller Craft
Saturday, December 1 Wood Turning: Wooden Pen workshop @ Fuller Craft
Sunday, December 2 Bridgewater Business Association: 26th Christmas on the Common 
Friday, December 7 MSBDC Export Expo
Saturday, December 8 Kids Drawing Studio @ Fuller Craft
Saturday, December 8 - December 9 Mixed Media Mosaic workshop @ Fuller Craft
Ongoing Fuller Craft Museum Current Exhibitions
Food Network - casting Holiday & Halloween Baking Championship

October 15, 2018

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Business After Hours @
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October 24
Good Morning Metro South @
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November 7
SEED Workshop @
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Annual Meeting @
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29th Annual 
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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

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.

Hiring talented, hard-working employees is a vital part of running a successful business. But it's not always easy - nor is it risk-free. Make one wrong move, and a job seeker could sue your company for discriminatory or unfair hiring practices.  In this climate of heightened attention and regulatory enforcement, you can't afford to cut corners when hiring. Strict compliance with employment laws comes into play at nearly every stage - from writing a job description and placing an ad to interviewing and screening applicants.

Whether you're a fully-established business or just opening your doors, the relationships that you make and the manner in which you communicate with your customers and prospects will have a significant impact on your success.  In the world of email marketing, your list has tremendous potential value -- value that "doing the same old thing" or "taking no action at all" won't tap. In this mobile-first era, it's imperative to rethink how that message is being delivered and consumed.

For small business owners, your store location is often the number one factor influencing your ability to catapult your business to its full potential.  Commercial real estate experts from Kimco Realty will fill you in on little-known factors to consider when choosing the right location for your retail business, including:  How to determine the right amount of square footage for your store;  How your neighboring tenants can make or break your business;  Common location blunders to avoid.

Some of the questions asked by a loan officer when you're applying for a loan make sense, but others might not. For example, your personal credit history really doesn't have anything to do with your business' creditworthiness, does it?  Why do they ask about it? Even more importantly, the questions you ask yourself will help you determine where to look, what kind of options your business might have, or if you need to step back and better prepare.

Let's face it - HR is not getting any easier, and it can be especially challenging for smaller employers with limited resources.  Join us for this educational webinar, presented by HR Consultants Mandy Loera and Brianna Brockway with Paychex, that will discuss some of the most critical areas you need to be aware of to avoid HR-related fines, penalties or lawsuits.  We'll cover the foundational laws that influence how you should be running your business, as well as strategies to help you with the complex issues.  
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Metro South Chamber of Commerce
60 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301 
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