At Your Service. At Your Doorstep.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Massasoit Conference Center, Rt. 27, Brockton
EXPO: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Business-to-Business Expo is a great opportunity to reach over 400 hundred business people throughout the Metro South region. The cost of a booth is $309. In
previous years, the Chamber's
response to this opportunity has
been very strong. Since space is
limited, registrations are on a first
come, first served basis. Call Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231 to reserve your table. Download the EXPO application. See page 2 of the November 09 Action Report for a list of exhibitors.
Luncheon: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The keynote speaker will be Harvey B.
Managing Director &
Harvey B. Hirschhorn
oversees the development
strategies for clients served by the
Global Wealth & Investment
Management division of Bank of
America. In this role, he evaluates the
current and expected market environments and determines their potential
impact on investment portfolios. Singing the national anthem
will be Brockton High School
Seniors Chris Louis and Mark Joseph. Also at this event, Economic Impact awards will be presented. The cost to attend is $45 for members and $55 for non-members and includes a full lunch and entry into the EXPO. Register by calling 508-586-0500 x 231, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online at www.metrosouthchamber.com. Corporate tables of 10 are available.
Gain Exposure and promote your service or product by becoming an event
sponsor or donating a raffle price. Call Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231 for
November 2009 Action Report
|Regional Business After Hours
Wednesday, November 4, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mansfield Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Drive, Mansfield
Join the nine Southeastern Massachusetts area Chambers of Commerce for a Regional Business After Hours. In attendance will be business people from the Attleboro, Cranberry County, Metro South, New Bedford, Fall River, North Attleboro, Tri-Town, Plymouth and Taunton Chambers of Commerce. Last year's networking event brought together a crowd of nearly 300 business professionals and entrepreneurs. This is a great opportunity to meet members from surrounding chambers.
To register for this event please call the Chamber at 508.586.0500 ext. 231 or respond to this email. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Come and enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, 50/50 raffle, cash bar and most importantly a lot of NETWORKING! Don't forget your business cards.
|Member Led Workshop
OnPoint Coaching Workshop
The "Fundamental Approach" for Small Business Growth - Part I
Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 am -10:30 am
Chamber Office, 60 School Street, Brockton
Open to: General public
A.) If you're a small business owner, this workshop will expand your business
acumen on fundamental growth strategies.
B.) If you're an entrepreneur past the concept stage and in the development
stage, this workshop will assist you and your business endeavors with the
strategy process and execution.
· Client Relationship Management · Marketing Plan Development
· New Business Development · Strategic Planning
This free workshop will take place directly following the monthly
Ambassador Meeting. To, contact John D. Lloyd, Founder/Principal of
OnPoint Coaching at: Phone: 617.359.0099 | Email: email@example.com | Website: www.onpointcoachingservices.com
|Government Affairs Lunch Meeting
Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Chamber Office, 60 School Street, Brockton
The featured speaker will be George E. Noel, Director of the MA Department of Labor. George E. Noel was appointed by Governor Patrick to serve as Director of the Massachusetts Department of Labor in January 2007. As Director, he oversees the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Division of Occupational Safety, the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration, the Labor Relations Committee and the Joint Labor-Management Committee. Noel brings decades of experience in labor-management relations and advocacy for workers and working families to the position.If you would like to attend this lunch meeting, please contact Lisa at 508.586. 0500 x 225, or you may register online at metrosouthchamber.com/register.html. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
|Added Benefits for Chamber Members Constellation NewEnergy Power Program: An Electricity aggregation program to help members better manage their energy costs.Expanded Health Insurance Services from Health Services Administrators (HSA): Introducing the One Resource Solution website, offering up to dating information and resources to help you, your business and employees find the best plan.
|Plymouth County/Cape Cod Railroad Excursion
Saturday, November 21, 2009
2:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Middleboro/Lakeville MBTA Station,
125 Commercial Drive, Lakeville
Travel along a beautiful rail line featuring forests, wetlands and cranberry bogs. Traverse the unique counter-weight railroad bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal. Pass through the charming and historic Sandwich Village. Enjoy a tasty three course meal aboard the wonderfully restored dining cars of the Cape Cod Central railroad. A cash bar will be available on board.The price of a ticket is $75.00 per person and includes a beverage. In addition, professional photographs by Rich Morgan Photography will be available for purchase following the event to help you cherish this one-of-a-kind experience. Call Kim Prosper 508.586.0500 x 231 if you have any questions or if you would like to reserve your seat. You may also register online at www.metrosouthchamber.com/register.html.Plan your business or family Holiday Outing with us aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad!
SCORE Workshop: Money Management for Small Business
Wednesday, November 18,
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (registration at 5:00 pm)
Stoughton Public Library, 84 Park Street, Stoughton
You provide great products and services for your customers, but feel you're not capitalizing on the full financial potential of your business. This workshop can put you on the path to better financial results. Get advice you can use to improve cash flow, increase profits and get your business financially secure.
· Improving Profit · Managing Cash Flow · Inventory Management
· Vendor Management · Receivables Management · Analyzing Financial Results · Managing When Cash is Tight
This workshop is free for Chamber Members. Register by calling Lisa Keene at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for non-members is $25.
Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops
Wednesday, November 4: SOWMBA Affirmative Market Program -Connecting your Business to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts free workshop designed for businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the State. At UMASS Dartmouth.
Learn Where to find bidding
opportunities, Bidding process for
Statewide Contracts, Where to find ARRA -
federal stimulus procurement & grant opportunities, Comm-PASS Overview, Marketing to public
entities, How to become SOMWBA
Certified, How the Affirmative Market
Program supports SOMWBA Certified businesses. Visit www.mass.gov/osd.
November 5, 2009 - "Night on
the Town" to benefit Old Colony Hospice @ Grand Ballroom, Granite Links,
Quincy MA. Join us for our fall gala to benefit the patients
and families in our care. Help us celebrate our 30th anniversary and
honor a local community friend ~ HarborOne Credit Union ~ the first
recipient of the Old Colony
Hospice Humanitarian Award. This award is annually presented
to an organization, individual or group that exhibits a deep-seated passion for
improving the quality of life in the community through varied efforts but most
particularly through leadership, philanthropy, promoting volunteerism and
acting as a role model for others to emulate. To sponsor, attend or
receive more information about this event, call Linda Werman at (781) 341-4147 x
204 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Tickets are $125 per person.
Saturday, November 7:
Brockton Historical Society in collaboration
with the Cape Verde
Association, present Voyages from Cape Verde
to Brockton and
surrounding areas. 2-5pm at the Brockton Public Library Lingos Room. This is the first in an ongoing series to get to know, respect and appreciate our
neighbors' talents and gifts. Dr.
Aminah Pilgrim, historian and professor at UMass, Boston and current president
of the Cape Verdean Association along
with Dr. Joao Rosa, Professor at UMass, Dartmouth
will present. There will also be songs, poetry, art and light refreshments. Tickets are $15, and $5 for BHS students with ID. Contact Ellie Wentworth at (508) 588-5174 or the Cape Verdean Association at 508-559-0056.
Tuesday, November 10: The Marge Levy Spirit of Hospice Award 2009 will be presented at the Annual Meeting event scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 at the Shaw's Center. The award is presented to someone who, through their outstanding involvement and dedication, has made a significant contribution of leadership, contributed to the achievement of organizational mission or service which has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of our clients and their families, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or has brought distinction to Old Colony Hospice. For more information, visit www.oldcolonyhospice.org
Wendesday, November 11: On November
11th 2009 at 4:00 pm. the Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and
Society will welcome Pierta Rivoli who will discuss her latest book, The
Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, An Economist Examines the
Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. Pierta Rivoli will
take us on a journey into her study of the cotton industry, discussing history
and economics and the effects they have on the industry today.
The Martin Institute is
on the campus of Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, North Easton, MA.For more information,
please go to http://www.stonehill.edu/mi_events.xml
Wednesday, November 11: Turkey Day at the Easton Country Club. Buy a frozen 15+ turkey and receive your round of golf for FREE. Donations to benefit Main Spring House and My Brother's Keeper. Grocery Store gift certificates will also be gratefully accepted. $15 earns 9 holes and $25 earns 18 holes. Call 508-238-2500 for tee times.
Wednesday, November 11: Brockton Lions Club Fundraising night at Texas Roadhouse, 4 pm-10:30 pm. Pick up a coupon from a Lions Club member and support eye research by eating at Texas Roadhouse, and they will donate 10% of your total food purchases to the fundraiser. Good at the Texas Roadhouse in Westgate Plaza, 124 Westgate Drive, Brockton. Call ahead for seating, 508-427-6244. To receive the coupon, email Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 12:
National Alzheimer's Month.
Attend the free "Rediscover Your Reasons for Caregiving" Workshop In what is often a
24/7 situation, many caregivers are under a great deal of stress, don't get
enough sleep and feel disheartened and powerless as the person they care for
becomes less engaged in the present. Plan to spend a couple of hours away from caregiving and
attend this workshop led by Caregiver Specialist Sheryl Leary. Expect to come
away feeling refreshed. At New England Sinai Hospital's Brenner Conference Center at 150 York Street, Stoughton. Call 781-297-1375 for more info or to register.
Thursday, November 12:
Good Samaritan Medical Center will host a free community
education program on lung cancer awareness in an effort to raise awareness of
the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout from 6-7pm at the Radiation/Oncology Center at Good Samaritan. To register, please RSVP to 1-800-488-5959 x 25.
Sunday, November 15: Babysitting class at the Children's Museum in Easton, 12:30 pm-5pm with Jane Rotondi, MASpEd.
are asked to bring a large doll, if you don't have a doll, bring a large teddy
bear to practice diapering and first aid techniques. Please eat lunch prior to class. The workshop is $50 and we ask that potential babysitters be
ages grade 6 and up. Pre-registration is
required, to register call the museum at (508) 230-3789. For more information please visit www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/Babysitting.asp
Tuesday, November 17: The American Dream Demo Team Academy at Hamid's Academy in conjunction with the Friends of DuSable is holding a premier sponsorship event at West End Johnny's on the Side. We are asking for your help, support and donations for our program/ad book with will be featured the night of the event. Each full page ad is $300. You will receive 2 tickets to the event or your business will be mentioned on all promotional materials. The event will feature youth demonstrations, celebrity guests, a peformaing by Exit 18 dance group, autograph singings, a Rocky Marciano video and silent auction. For more information, contact Doug Pendarvis at 617-592-2771.
Wednesday, November 18: Attend a FREE SBA workshop designed to highlight the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their business. General information will be provided on the following: Small Business Counseling (SCORE) Small Business / Development Centers · Business Information Center SBA 7(a) · Loan Guaranty Program · 8(a) Business Development HUB/Zones · Small Disadvantaged Business Assistance Government Contracting Opportunities
The workshop will be held at CareerWorks, 34 School Street, Brockton from 2 - 4. Contact CareerWorks at 508.513.3400 for further workshop information.
Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21:
Please join St. Joseph Manor for our Annual Holiday Bazaar from
9:00am to 3:00pm. Come and browse hand crafted articles, gifts and also
enjoy our white elephant room. There will be raffles too! All
proceeds benefit the Recreational Department at St. Joseph Manor. If you
would like more information or would like to donate items to the Bazaar please
contact, Diana Caperello, Director
of Recreational Activities at 508-583-5834 ext. 3028 or via email at email@example.com
Saturday, December 5: City of Champtions 2009 Jingle Bell Run. Registration at noon at the Holiday Inn, 195 Westgate Drive, Brockton. The race will begin at 1pm. This 2 mile run/walk will benefit the Enterprise Helping Hands Fund. Entry Fees- Adults: $20 cash or check (cash deductable), Children under 12: Bring one new unwrapped toy. Receive afree raffle ticket and enjoy delicious food donated by The Grill and other local restuarants, prizes, silend auction and holiday cheer. Festive holiday costumes encouraged. Prizes awarded to best children's costume, best adult costume and best team. For more information, contact Anne.
Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6: Children's Museum in Easton Kids' Holiday Shop. We are looking for gently used treasures for this event. Items are priced under $2.00. Items can be dropped off at any time, during hours on the Museum's front porch. For more information, call 508-230-3789.
Sunday, December 6: Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter, lecture with Lucy Lacoste at the Fuller Craft Museum. Members and students $7, non-members $10.
On view at Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton. Exhibit will run from Oct. 31, 2009 through Jan. 18, 2010. For more information, visit www.fullercraft.org.
Thursday, December 10: The Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Register online at maconferenceforwomen.org. The day will include keynote speakers including Suze Orman, Marcus Buckingham, Ruth Simmons and Tory
Johnson, the ReWork Career Fair, mentoring, resume critiquing and hundreds of exhibits. The Massachusetts
Conference for Women is THE networking and education event of the year - Early
Registration Discounts end on November 9th, so please help us SPREAD THE WORD!
Saturday, December 12: The Irish Cultural
Centre's $30,000 Annual Drawing in combination with the Annual Christmas Open House. In addition, ten $1,000 prizes will be awarded and four $500 prizes. Purchase a ticket for
this year's Annual Drawing and receive a complimentary individual membership
for the Centre (value $50). This offer is good for new members only.
Tickets are on sale now and make a perfect holiday gift.
Tickets are $100 each. To
purchase tickets or for more information on the Drawing or the Cultural Centre
please call 781-821-8291 or visit www.irishculture.org.
Westgate Mall Kicks off Kids WorldSaturday, October 24: Spook-tacular EventThe gathering of goblins will begin at 2pm in the Children's Play Area. Waldenbooks will host an array of activities from story time to arts and crafts along with a costume contest.Saturday, October 31: Trick or Treat...smell my feet
Fun stuff for kids 12 and under
Select stores will be distributing goodies at 3pm. Look for balloons outside participating stores and see mall customer service desk for details. Children must be 12 years or younger and accompanied by an adult.
Lambert's Deli, Brockton, Special Offer
Lambert's Deli offers a
full-service deli, featuring Boars Head Brand Meats. We have a full
catering menu. We will be happy to deliver within the local area for a
nominal fee. We appreciate a 24-hour notice on all catering orders.
If something should come up quickly, just give us a call. We will make
every effort to accommodate you.
As a fellow Metro South
Chamber member, we would like to offer you a 10% discount on all Fruit Basket
or Catering Orders over $50.00. Should you need further information, please go to our
website at www.lambertsbrockton.com or call (508) 580-2736 or stop by. We have lots
of Pumpkins and fall flowers for all your decorating needs. Please mention offer code:
MSB2B09 when placing your order. Offer expires 12/31/09
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
and Students $5
under 12 Free, Wednesday
Open Daily 10am-5pm.
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Contact Alison at 508.586.0500 x 222 if you have any questions.
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