At Your Service. At Your Doorstep.
Good Morning Metro South
Wednesday, December 9, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Inn, Brockton, 195 Westgate DriveCost: $20 members, $25 non-members
The featured speaker
is J. Keith Motley, Ph.D., the 8th chancellor
of the University of
As chancellor of
15,000 students, a
faculty of more
than 900, and a
in UMass Boston's faculty research
spending, which has increased to
more than $46 million in 2008-2009,
and the university's expansion of private
development funding, which has
increased by nearly 200% under his leadership.Motley also serves
on the American Council on
Education's Commission on Effective Leadership and works as a mentor for the
American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Millennium
Prior to his appointment as chancellor
on July 1, 2007, Dr. Motley served as
vice president for business, marketing,
and public affairs at the University of Massachusetts President's Office.
Also at this meeting,
Lees Yunits, wife
of former Mayor Jack
Yunits, will discuss
her book, "We the
Mayor," a memoir of
her husband's tenure
in Brockton City Hall
from 1996-2006. In addition, Kathleen Ludgate, Regional Director of the U.S. Census Bureau will speak about the upcoming 2010 census.
Good Morning Metro South is being
sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical
Center. To register, contact Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231, email email@example.com, or register online.
|Metro South Chamber Privacy AcademyDATA SECURITY LAWS CONFERENCE
Tuesday, December 15
Holiday Inn, Brockton, 195 Westgate Drive
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Networking
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Panel Discussion
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: EXPO/ Product Demo, Networking, Cash Bar
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has issued rules, which take effect on March 1, 2010, that impose significant data security requirements on business possessing personal information of state residents, including businesses based outside Massachusetts. Learn what you need to know about the law and gain new perspectives from regulators and enforcers of the law.
Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Barbara was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick in May, 2009. She has spent her career promoting consumer causes, and is one of the state's most well-known consumer advocates and is a highly respected public interest lawyer.
Scott D. Schafer, Chief, Consumer Protection Division, Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Scott investigates and prosecutes those that violate the MA Consumer Protection Act, with a focus on predatory lending, foreclosure and loan modification issues, internet safety and security, electronic commerce and privacy and security of consumers' personal information.
Data Security Expo
If your organization has a data security product or service you are encouraged to attend as an exhibitor. Each exhibiting company will have time for a live product demonstration. The cost to exhibit is $129 for members and $179 for non-members. Exhibit space is limited, call the Chamber office today, 508.586.0500 x 231.
Friday, December 11, 12:00 pm
Chamber Office, 60 School Street, Brockton
The featured speaker will be Thomas J. O'Brien is the Treasurer of Plymouth County, appointed in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 for a 6 year term. As treasurer, O'Brien, manages the budget, makes sure the bills are paid, and finds ways to provide services while saving money. He is also chairman of the Plymouth County Retirement Association.
Prior to serving as treasurer, O'Brien was State Representative of the 12th Plymouth District. He also worked for MetLife Insurance Company, a Boston law firm, and was a financial consultant.
The cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. To register, please contact Lisa at 508.586.0500 x 225, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.metrosouthchamber.com/register.html
December 2009 Action Report
|Travel to India with the Chamber
March 23-March 31 2010
9 days for only $1,999
Visit www.metrosouthchamber.com/india.html for more information
This trip will take travelers through some of India's most historic
cities including Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Taj Mahal,The Lotus Temple and the Ambar
Palace will be among the trip's highlights, as well as, Qutub Minar and
Rajghat. In addition to many tourist destinations, this nine-day trip
will offer a firsthand experience with one of the world's fastest
Price includes deluxe hotels, airport transfers, sightseeing, buffet breakfasts, elephant ride and international flights from JFK.
A $300 per-person, non-refundable fee is due by Jan. 1 and is
included in the total fare. The trip balance is due before Jan. 15. A
valid passport is required and all travelers must have an Indian visa.
Travelers must obtain their own visa by applying online at
www.indian-visa.com. Call Lisa at 508.586.0500 x 225 with any questions.
an extraordinary tour of Ireland with the Metro South Chamber of
Commerce and the Irish Cultural Centre of New England. Travel to
Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Limmerick where a cultural journey into
the Music, History, Sports, and Dance of Ireland awaits you! Journey Into Ireland
April 17-25, 2010
From $1999 pp
· Roundtrip airfare from Boston
· 7 nights hotel accommodations
· Breakfast daily
· 3 Hotel dinners
· Irish Ceili at the Bunratty Barn
· Entrance fees to Guinness Storehouse, Croke Park, Shannon River Viking Cruise, and Bunratty Folk Park
· Sightseeing includes Dublin, Ring of Kerry, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher And more!
This trip is open to all community members. For
more information, a full itinerary, deposit information, or to RSVP for
the informational session, contact Alison van Dam, 508.586.0500 x 222
or email email@example.com
Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops
*********************************************************************************Every Thursday: Tamboo Bistro & Ultra Lounge Office Party 5:05. Every Thursday at 5:05pm. This is the perfect way to Network with local business, be seen and heard. Each time you attend, drop off your business card. The office with the most business cards by the end of the month will win an office party at the lounge. $5 after work menu, great music, networking, or relax in posh upscale atmosphere. For more information, call 508.584.8585. Tamboo is located at 252 Main Street, Brockton. Spotlight your Office: feature your company info with slideshow, info and microphone, share events, set up a company table, receive VIP treatment. For more information, download the registration form.
*********************************************************************Tuesday, December 8: Blood Drive at
Signature Health/ Brockton Hospital, 41 Libby Street, 9a - 2p. Receive a Best Buy Gift Card Raffle
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! CALL 1-800-448-3543. VISIT GIVELIFE.ORG.Tuesday, December 8: Chair Massages, hand scrubs pizza and tours of the campus at Lincoln Tech. 365 Westgate Drive, Brockton. 4pm. Information about financial aid also available. All friends, family, and anyone interested in going to school are invited.Tuesday, December 8: Boston Business Journal Annual One Day Subscription Sale for Chamber Members. TheBoston Business Journal would like to offer a one-time subscription discount. Our regular subscription price
for one year is $119 but, as a way to say "thank you" to
the business community, we've lowered the rate to $79, a $40 savings! This includes 52 issues of the BBJ delivered to
your home or office, full online access to the current issue and all of our
archived issues, and the 2010 Book of Lists. The Book of Lists will retail for $70 this year
alone. Call Holly Laubinger at
617-316-3238 or send an e-mail to HLaubinger@bizjournals.com If you place an order online, the discount will not apply.
Wednesday, December 9: Children's Museum in Easton Family Picture Day.
Photographer Rich Hudson of Hudson Photography will be at
the Museum from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Reservations for
sitting times must be made in advance, and the cost is $10. Hudson has agreed
to donate all sitting fees to the Museum. Children or family groups of up to 12
people can be accommodated. You will be able to choose from a number of
different photo combinations for purchase, starting at $25. To reserve your sitting, please call the Museum
at (508) 230-3789.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!
Thursday, December 10:
you know of someone without a High School Diploma or GED? We could still help them - send them down for the ATB @ 2:00 Thursday, December 10th.
Lincoln Technical Institute, 365 Westgate Drive. Call 508-941-0703 for more information.
Thursday, December 10: Center for Women and Enterprise, the Building your Business Workshop Series. Creating a basic website for your business. 6-8pm at CWE's Boston office at 24 School Street. 617-532-0225. Our instructor will show you hot to use simple and free online tools to create a website that will help prospects learn about you, help customers know you better and bring your business into the digital age. Class fee is $35, partial scholarships available. For more information visit www.cweonline.org.
Friday, December 11: Donate a gift for homeless children through Holiday Hope for the Homeless. Please take a minute to search the site.
On the children's list page you will find the information for this
year's children. If you are interested in "being an elf" for a child
please e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
the name of the child and I will send you a few items on their list.
All items are under $40. Each child will need two elves to help
fulfill their lists. Gifts should be new and unwrapped and are due before Friday, December 11th.
Friday, December 11: Donate promotional items for the BAARC Christmas Party. We need 150 of each item and would be glad to pick them up. We are looking for for
pens, pencils, pads of paper, etc. to fill the goodie bags. Goodie bags will be donated to those with disabilities. Donate these items by
Friday, December 11, 2009 at the latest. Contact Jim Silverman
- 508-846-9165 or Bob Wisgirda - 508-584-2044 for more details.
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.
-Dec. 16th: Help
spread a little cheer this Holiday Season. Tamboo Bistro is looking for local business' to donate unwrapped presents for kids who need
a little Christmas. You may drop off gifts on Monday, Dec. 14th &
Tuesday, Dec.15th at 252 Main Street, Brockton.
us Wednesday, Dec. 16th forWrap'n'Tini's.Get together with a friend to help wrap the donated gifts for the needy
children while sipping Holiday Martini's. All
Gifts will be donated to a local Charity for Children for the Holiday.
Friday, December 18: United States Census 2010 on-site recruiting/testing at Self Help Inc. Employment Opportunity Center, 142
Crescent Street, Brockton. On-Site Recruiting and Administration of
Basic Skills Exam. Hiring Clerks and Census Takers/Enumerators. Must
pass a 30 minute basic skills multiple choice exam. Exam will be
administered on site @ 9:30am. Must bring valid, legal forms of
Identification to the recruitment/testing, including: valid United
States Passport or; any two of the following: valid drivers' license,
Social Security Card, and/or government issued birth certificate. Good
Pay: $12.50 - $17.00 Hourly. Temporary Positions (Feb.2010-May 2010).
Part-Time Employment (20-40 hours weekly). For More Information, Please
Contact: Monica Sanchez, US Census Recruiting Assistant @ 781-577-2950.
Saturday, December 19: Do you know of a 2010 Grad? Invite them to
our Scholarship Event: Saturday,
December 19th @ 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast will be provided. Lincoln Technical Institute, 365 Westgate Drive, Brockton. 508-941-0730.
December 19th: TAMBOO
will be hosting Santa's Coming to Town
party for kids
Santa will be here
from the North Pole to give each child a present and available for
Parent must bring a wrapped present to add to Santa's bag for your
Please put your child's first and last name on the package and say from
Santa).You may drop off your child's present off in advance on Dec.
17th or 18th) December 19 and 20:
Contrapose Dance presents A Christmas Toy Story, The charming fable
of elves, broken toys, a great gust of wind, and the resourcefulness of friends at
Bridgewater State College Auditorium at the Rondileau Campus Center. December 19: 5:30 pm show. December 20: 3:00 pm show. This hour-length show combines performances by seven
Contrapose dancers and 30 students, aged 9 to 17.
will delight the whole family with its upbeat dancing and message about the
power of working together.
adults $8 for
children (aged 12 and under). For information
and reservations, please call 508-631-1706.
Monday, December 21: Blood Drive at the Holiday Inn Brockton, 195 Westgate Drive from 2pm-7pm. Receive a souvenir travel mug. Schedule an appointment today. Call 1-800-448-3543 or visit givelife.org
Thursday, December 31: Children's Museum in Easton Family New Year's Eve Parties, 11:30am-2pm or 4:30 pm to 7pm.
dancing, noisemakers, and mask making to help mark the New Year!
Tickets for this event are on sale now.
They are priced at $5.00 for members and
$10.00 for non-members. Children under 1 are free. Pizza and drinks will be available for
purchase. This event sells out every year, so be sure to reserve your tickets
in advance. For more information or to order tickets, please
call The Children's Museum in Easton at (508) 230-3789
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday, January 3: Holiday Skate at Carousel Family Fun Center, 1055 Auburn Street, Whitman. Chamber Members Admission and Skates are Free! 12pm-2pm. Call 781-857-1286 for more information. Visit Carousel Family Fun online at www.carouselskate.com.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, January 14: SEED free workshops at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton. Basic Entrepreneurial Workshops. Session 1: 9am-12pm - Learn the fundamentals of planning, preparing for and financing your business. Session 2: 1pm-4pm - Learn to understand financial statements and how they determine the health of your business. For registration/information, contact Tamarah at 508-822-1020.
Massasoit Community College Holiday Greetings
Massasoit Community College invites members of the community
to send a special holiday greeting to loved ones serving in the armed forces
through their own, personal radio show. Your show can include favorite songs,
special messages, and conversation from family and friends while you are apart
during the holidays. This is a free service in support of those serving our
country in the Armed Forces.
The shows will be broadcast from December 11th
through January 15th via the Massasoit Radio Club's internet radio
station, Massasoit onDemand, and on iTunes®. Visit www.massasoit.mass.edu for more
This is a free service for our community. Contact Professor
Bob Bowers at 508-588-9100 extension 1906 or Virginia Hunter at extension 1983
or email email@example.com
for more information about how to schedule a recording session. Our staff will
guide you through the recording process and complete the production of your
radio segment for you.
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.
Want to see your workshops and events here? email Alison van Dam a short description of your event with "eUpdate" in the subject line. First come, first served basis. Please submit in the format you see above.
Take the Sustainability Survey
A recent study revealed that 83%
of consumers say it is somewhat or very important to them to purchase products
and services from responsible, sustainable companies, but few companies know
how to improve sustainability performance and communicate their green and
sustainable efforts to customers and employees.
The Metro South Chamber has partnered with Green Plus (www.gogreenplus.org) to announce a new initiative which will allow businesses to achieve a credible "green" certification in order to convey their commitment to responsible and sustainable operations. Please complete a brief survey on sustainability so that the Chamber may assess the needs of the business community and help to increase knowledge, community engagement, environmental impact and business success. Sustainability Survey.
NEW: Metro South Chamber Social Network
(Exclusively for Chamber Members)
Please take a
moment to sign up at mymetrosouthchamber.ning.com.
This site has a lot of potential in the
future for maintaining a strong Chamber and a strong business community. Over 35 Chamber members have already joined.
Contact Alison at 508.586.0500 x 222 if you have any questions.
|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.
|Support the Chamber and Share your Experiences
Share your experiences while gaining exposure. Please email your testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will feature testimonials in future e-updates, Action Reports, and presentations.
- Have you found an important lead through the Chamber?
- Have you developed invaluable relationships?
- Has the Chamber helped your business flourish?
- Has the Chamber gone above and beyond your expectations in a particular way?
- Has an event touched you, or have you learned a valuable lesson from one of our speakers or staff members?
- What has Chamber membership meant to you?
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