Build Your Own Business Braintrust - Tuesday, April 27
Small Business Luncheon and Expo
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Shaw's Center, Brockton
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Business EXPO
Promote your company to prospective clients at the 2010 Business Expo
presented in conjunction with the Small Business Awards Luncheon. More
than 30 businesses will be featured in this table top Expo. Reserve
your table by May 3rd and secure an early bird rate of $259 for members
and $359 for non members. After May 3, the cost of a table will
increase to $299 for members and $399 for non-members. Prices include 1 lunch ticket. Sponsorship opportunities are also
available. For more information call, Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Small Business Luncheon
Featured Speaker: Jeanne A. Hulit, Regional Administrator for the Small
Business Administration (SBA) Jeanne A. Hulit was appointed Regional
Administrator for SBA's Region I on August 10, 2009. As
regional administrator, Hulit is responsible for the delivery
of the agency's financial assistance, technical assistance and government contracting activities throughout
the six New England states.At the Luncheon, the Small Business and
Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will be presented.Nominate a Business
.The cost to attend is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Sponsored by Bank of America. To register, call 508.586.0500 x 231, email Kim Prosper, or register online.
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, April 21, 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
1324 Belmont Street, Suite 101, Brockton
New Chamber member, Reynolds, Smith and
Hills, Inc. (RS&H), invites Linda Balzotti and all
chamber and community members to come celebrate the opening
of their Brockton office on April 21 from 3:30
- 7:00pm. RS&H is a leading architectural, engineering, planning, and energy
services firm with extensive experience supporting the national defense infrastructure.
Our new office location is at: 1324 Belmont Street, Suite 101, and we
will be serving light refreshments and drinks. For more information or to RSVP,
please email: Lisa.Thoele@rsandh.com.
April 2010 Action Report
201 CMR 17.00 Data Privacy Law Jump Start Workshop
Tuesday, April 27, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton
This member-led workshop is sponsored by iComplyNow. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. On-Line Registration is available at iComplyNow (click here). Enter Coupon Code at check out: M04202010. Questions: Please call (888) 445-4843. Joe Burns, a 40 year information technology veteran and author of The
Essential Guide for 201 CMR 17.00 Compliance, will present a practical
and cost effective approach for developing your business' specific
Written Information Security Program (WISP) consistent with Massachusetts Data Privacy
The Jump-Start Workshop will demystify the complexities of the law
and provide you with the information needed to quickly and efficiently
create your business' WISP. You will learn how to:
- Locate and protect your personal information.
- Factor company size into the compliance equation.
- Perform an assessment of your current information security program and identify areas needed for improvement.
- Implement and document the complex technical provisions of Section 17.04 of the regulations.
- Create (and format) your WISP.
- Use your WISP to train employees....and much, much more.
Bonus:Each participant will leave
the workshop with a guide for Protecting Personal Information, links to
expert sites and a discount coupon worth $250 toward the purchase of The
Essential Guide for 201 CMR 17.00 Compliance by Joe Burns (maximum of one
coupon per company).
Business After Hours Networking at Old Colony Elder
Thursday, April 29, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
144 Main Street, Brockton
Please join for a Chamber Business After
Hours networking event at Old Colony
Elder Services, 144 Main Street,
Old Colony Elder Services enables
elders to remain in their homes by providing
a broad range of services including:
informational and referral, home
delivered meals, homemaker, personal
care attendant, care management,
adult day health, home health aide
and family caregiver service. Old
Colony Elder Services is your onestop
resource for aging information, advice and solutions. For more information,
This event is $5 for members and
$10 for non-members and includes
refreshments and the chance to win door prizes. In addition, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra Quartet will be performing. For more information, call
Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231 or email email@example.com. You may also register online. As always,
don't forget your business cards!
Sandler Sales Training Workshops
April 29, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton
Join Bill Scher and Peter Oliver of Sandler Training for a series of Member-Led sales training seminars designed to help you grow your business.
April 29: "Upset about long sales cycles? Tired of unpaid consulting? Strategies on how to move your opportunities forward.
" Bill and Peter's training clients include Fortune 500 companies, as well as Massachusetts based businesses involved in financial, professional services, technology, manufacturing,construction, staffing, human resources, business consulting and more.These workshops are free to attend. To register, contact Lisa Keene at508.586.0500 x 225, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to Assist Massachusetts Residents
& Businesses Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding
SBA is offering disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to
homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible up to
$40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Businesses and non-profit organizations of any
size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed
real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business
assets. SBA can also lend additional
funds to help with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or
minimize the same type of disaster damage in the future.
For small businesses and most private non-profit
organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to
help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available
regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
Interest rates are
as low as 2.625 percent for homeowners and renters, 4 percent for businesses and
3 percent for non-profit organization with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and
are based on each applicant's financial condition.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance call the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The locations of Disaster Recovery Centers
and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer
Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the
hearing impaired), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT or sending an email to email@example.com.
residents affected by this disaster may fill out a loan application online by
visiting SBA's secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is May 28, 2010. The deadline to return economic injury
applications is December 29,
May 5& 6
Becoming a member of the Metro
South Chamber of Commerce provides
your business opportunities to accelerate
its growth. When you join the
Chamber, you become a leader within
the business community and a member
of the region's most dynamic advocacy
organization. Membership means
potential new business prospects, new
savings, access to valuable resources
and information, access to health and dental plans, a variety of marketing
opportunities and more, for you and
On May 5 and 6, many community and
business leaders, currently benefiting
from membership in the Chamber, will
contact businesses that could benefit from
membership in the Metro South
Chamber of Commerce. This year's drive
will feature many exciting incentives for
small businesses to join the Chamber,
including free radio and print advertising,
free admission to several Chamber
events, amazing discounts and more.
To discuss how the Chamber can help
you build a stronger business, or if you are
a current member and wish to become a
drive volunteer or donate a prize, call
John at (508) 586-0500 ext. 229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpine Holiday/Chistmas Market in Germany Info Session
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
West Bridgewater Library, 80 Howard Street
Visit Innsbruch, Golden Roof,
Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg
and the Christmas Markets for 8 days with the Metro South Chamber of
Commerce and Collette Vacations from November 30-December 7, 2010 for only $2,199 per person
See the Alpine Alps, Maria
Theresienstrasse, the Hofburg,
Marienplatz, the Glockenspie,
Olympic Park, the Neuschwanstein
Castle, Wies Church, Mirabell
Gardens, Getreidegasse (Mozart's
birthplace) and more.
Price includes round trip air from
Logan Airport, hotel transfers, air
taxes and fees/surcharges, and 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners.
For more information or to
reserve your space, contact Lisa Keeneat 508.586.0500 x 225, or visit www.metrosouthchamber.com/alpineholiday.com
Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops
Starting Friday, April 2: Burrito Wraps Mexican Grill, located at 688 Crescent Street, Brockton is serving Margaritas with their food.
Thursday, April 15: CEO Roundtable. Winfree Business Growth Advisorswill conduct a free workshop for Business Owners and Sales Executives. Do you need a business growth process that
not only tracks results but assures success? Are you looking for a top performing sales person or new and innovative
ways to best differentiate your business? Get the answers here. The session
will be held from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite
200, Braintree, MA. For reservations
call Ken Cheo at 781-930-3220 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, April 15:
As lawmakers in Washington
grapple with healthcare reform, a panel of local experts will discuss the issue
during the 19th annual Peter Mareb Memorial Lecture. "A Rational Talk About Rationing Care- Looking
at Final Options" will be the topic of this year's Mareb Lecture. The event will take place on April 15 at the
Joseph W. Martin Jr. Institute for Law & Society at Stonehill College.
A reception will take place from 6-7:15 p.m. with the lecture immediately
following. Thursday, April 15: Free Webinar about Depression in the Workplace, sponsored by the Massachusetts Workplace Mental Health Initiative. The presentation will address the cost of depression, what depression looks like in the workplace and success stories. Depression
is the number one cause of disability in US, and it ranks among the top three
workplace problems addressed by EAPs. Register for the webinar. If you have questions, call 781-239-0071.
Saturday, April 17:
join St. Joseph Manor in celebrating their 45th Year Anniversary at
their Anniversary Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Massasoit
Conference Center, 770 Crescent Street Brockton, MA. Cocktails at 6:30
p.m. and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the band
GQ and the Lady. Come join us for this special event and enjoy a fabulous
night of dinner and dancing in addition to great raffle prizes and silent
auction items! Admission is $60 per person. Tickets are available
at St. Joseph Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton, by calling 508-583-5834, or
emailing mdunton@SJMBrockton.orgSaturday, April 17: Brockton City Lights, at Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, 7pm-1am. Please join us for an elegant and stylish party, cocktails, dinner and dancing and live music, eye popping artwork and a great night to remember. For tickets, visit www.brocktoncitylights.com.Sunday, April 18:
springtime and baseball season has begun. Come down to the Children's Museum in
Easton from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and meet PAWS, the mascot of the
Pawtucket Red Sox. Don't forget to bring your camera! Admission is $6.00 per person; members and children under 1
are free. The Museum is open during school vacation week on Saturday and Sunday
from Noon to 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All
activities are free with admission. Call 508-230-3789 for more information.
Wednesday, April 20: Blood Drive at the Brockton Holiday Inn,195 Westgate Drive, Brockton. All donors will receive a coupon for a free Qdoba Craft 2, a meal created by mixing and matching smaller portions of five popular items and a free Red Cross umbrella. Make an appointment to donate blood and save a life by calling 1-800-redcross or logging into redcrossblood.org.
Wednesday, April 21: Attend a FREE SBAworkshop 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 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Contact CareerWorks at 508.513.3400 for further workshop information.Wednesday, April 21: Money Management for Small Business, Weymouth Public Library, 46 Broad Street, Weymouth
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 on the path to
better financial results. Get practical
advice you can use right away to
improve cash flow, increase profits and get your business on a more secure financial footing. Workshop topics include improving
profit; managing cash flow
including inventory management,
vendor management, and receivables
management; analyzing financial results; and managing when cash is tight. This workshop is free for Chamber
Members and is $25 for non-members. Register by calling Lisa Keene at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org.Saturday, April 24: Visit The Children's Museum
in Easton as they Celebrate Spring Fling! from 12-4pm. Celebrate the great outdoors while learning about creating your own family
garden and how important community gardens are to us. Activities include "Going Green in Your Backyard" where kids will
learn (and meet!) about the animals that live in their own backyard and explore
how they survive. Other activities include planting
a starter herb garden with Miss Candy, learning about organic gardening and
exploring various farming equipment that will be there throughout the day, and
much more. Call 508-230-3789 for more information.
Saturday, April 24: Keep Brockton Beautiful Day. For the past 5 years, the City of Brockton and its residents have come together to make sure that our City puts its best foot forward in the Spring. The City and the CDC want you to help take back our neighborhoods. Lets all help "Keep the Scene Clean"! This event has proven to be a great way to meet new people and at the same time, show off your "Brockton Pride"! Stick around for food and fun. Contact Fredson Gomes for more information or to sign up as a volunteer, 508-588-4049 x 118.
Sunday, April 25: More than 1,500 friends of old Colony Hospice will set out on either a 2-mile or a 4-mile loop at the Irish Cultural Centre campus in Canton to honor the memory of a loved one of a friend at the 12th Memorial Stepping Out for Old Colony Hospice Walk. We walk rain or shine. Whether you walk as an individual or as part of a team, you will embark on a journey to help raise funds that will make a difference in the life of a hospice patient today. Check in as at 11:30 am and the walk begins at 12:30 pm. For more information or to register, visit www.oldcolonyhospice.com.Tuesday, April 27 & Wednesday, April 28: Good Samaritan Medical Center "One-Stop Shopping" for
cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose), body mass and blood
pressure screenings at the Trinity
1367 Main St, Brockton. Tuesday: from 2-5pm. Wednesday: from 5-7pm.
Tuesday, April 27: Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board Open House,
8am- 9:30 am. There will be a door prize and refreshments will be
served. Please respond by April 13 to 508-584-3235 or email
email@example.com. BAWIB, located on the 2nd floor at 34 School Street
provides current members of the workforce and those seeking employment
with the training they need.
Tuesday, April 27:
The Community Bank's
Women's Business Exchange is hosting a seminar entitled, "Build Your Own
Business Braintrust" on Tuesday, April 27th beginning at 9:00am at Thorny
Lea Golf Club, Brockton, MA. Kathy
Robbins, founder of Three C's Coaching and Therapy, will discuss how to select
the right people to be in a business brain trust, develop an advisory team to
make life more manageable and create an accessible support network. The event will feature a light breakfast and
an opportunity for networking. Registration will be online only. Kindly visit www.communitybank.com to register by 4/20. Please register early, seating is limited to 50
guests. Wednesday, April 28: 13th
Annual Career Day at The Shaw's Center in Brockton from 8:15-11:45. This initiative is designed as an opportunity to build
stronger connections between schools and the community. By connecting schools with area businesses
and organizations, students can see the meaning and relevance of what they are
learning in school, invigorating the school culture and the classroom, while
they begin to consider their potential careers. Businesses, organizations, and High Schools wishing
information on participation can contact Cheryl
Showstack, Educational Outreach Manager at 508-427-4010.
Wednesday, April 28:
Good Samaritan Medical Center continues to offer "one-stop
shopping" for cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose), body mass and blood pressure
screenings during two days next week. The next screenings will be held on Tuesday, April 27 from
2-5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist
Church, 1367 Main Street. The goal is to make these screenings accessible to people in
the community with potential health issues and are open to people of all ages. No
insurance is necessary to undergo the screening. Call 1-800-488-5959 to
Thursday, April 29: The second session of Sandler Training Sales Seminar at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce: "Upset
about long sales cycles? Tired of giving unpaid consulting? Strategies on how
to move your opportunities forward!" Sandler Training's clients include Fortune 500 companies, as well as
Massachusetts based businesses involved in financial, professional services,
technology, manufacturing, construction, staffing, human resources, business
consulting, and more. To register, contact Lisa Keene at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Sunday, May 2nd: 3:00 P.M.
Brockton Symphony Spring concert at West Middle School.
Admission $20, and $15 for seniors and students. Works by
Stravinsky-Firebird Suite, Rimsky- Korsakov-Capriccio Espagnol, Lalo-The cello
concerto, featuring 12 year-old Leland Ko, and other works. Visit www.brocktonsymphony.com for further
Sunday, May 2:
join Signature Healthcare in their fight against cancer. We hope all in
the community will participate in whatever capacity they can, be it
volunteering, fundraising or donating. For many of you this is an annual
event; but for some it will be your first time walking with us from
Signature-Healthcare and The Chrystine M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation. Please take a moment to visit our website at www.signature-healthcare.organd
click on the purple box to print off your pledge sheet, to get more
information, to donate directly online, or to create your own personalized
donation page. If you have any questions or need more assistance please
feel free to call us at 508-941-7078. The Walk will take palce from 8am-10am and will also feature a gala celebration, cook out, fun and entertainment.
Tuesday, May 4: Southeastern Technical Institute Open House. Spring into a new career! Day programs: office technology, dental assisting, practical nursing, medical assisting. Evening programs: A+ certification/pc specialist, health claims specialist, HVAC, massage therapy, phlebotomy. 20 week program, hands on training, externships and financial aid available. Tour classrooms and labs, speak with teachers and students, win raffels and prizes, and get your application fee waived. 2:30pm-5:00 pm, 250 Foundry Street, S. Easton. For more information, call 508-238-1860 or visit www.sti-tech.info.
Thursday, May 6: Massasoit Community College Division of Workplace Development and Community Education presents Business Interruption & Disaster Planning Conference from 8am-12:30 pm at the Massasoit Conference Center. "It's not a matter of if a disaster strikes, but when.." Speaking will be Diana McCLure, Institute for Business and Home Safety, FM Generator, ColoSpace, US Office Solutions and Time Savers. The cost to attend is $79. For more information, call 508-588-9100 x 1322 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, May 16: Charity Guild Race Against Hunger at 11:am at DW Field. Park This a
family oriented day with food and drink and a magician, etc
All are welcomed to
participate since it is a 5.5 k race for the running enthusiasts and a 3 k walk
for families. All details are on our website at thecharityguild.org. Or
if anyone needs information, they may call us at 508-583-5280.
Wednesday, May 19: 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 pm on the third Wednesday of each month.
Contact CareerWorks at 508.513.3400 for further workshop information.
Thursday, May 20: The Boys and Girls Club will celebrate its twentieth birthday by honoring one of its board members and devoted supporters-Barry Koretz-at the organization's third annual signature event, "Black Tie and Tennis Shoes". The Club hopes to raise $200,000 to fund vital services for Brockton's youth. Thursday, May 20th, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at The Shaw's Center. Tickets are $150.00 each and are available only in advance by calling 508-584-5209 ext. 106. Tables of ten may also be reserved, and include an ad in the program book. Sneakers are the required footwear. Black Tie is optional. The event will feature a "Best Decorated Tennis Shoes" contest, and entertainment by Vincent Macrina's United Brass Quintet.
Friday, May 21:
The Brockton Area
Arc is giving you a chance to win $10,000! Only 300 tickets
will be sold! Once there're gone, there're gone. For $100, you could win
$10,000 and you and a guest will enjoy music and entertainment by Boston
legend, Jim Plunkett; dancing, yummy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and a night
out. There will be other raffle tickets for sale & a Silent
Auction. The event will be
held at The Shaw's Center in Brockton. Contact the Brockton Area Arc for details and tickets at 508-583-8030 or check
out our website at www.brocktonareaarc.org
where you can download a form and mail it in.
Monday, May 24:
Massasoit Community College Foundation Golf Classic at Thorny Lea Golf Club,11:30 a.m. registration/box lunch and 1:00 p.m. shotgun
start, scramble start. $200 per player, includes lunch, golf, and dinner. Contact Marilyn Burke @
508-588-9100, x2602 or firstname.lastname@example.org
visit our website at www.massasoit.mass.edu for further golfing information.
Sponsorship Opportunities available as well. Please call Sheryl Savage @
508-588-9100 X2603 or email@example.com details.
Friday, May 28: The Brockton Rox will kick off the baseball season with a three game home set against the Worcester Tornadoes. For a full schedule, visit www.brocktonrox.com.
Friday, June 4: Deadline for the Brockton Blooms Garden Contest. Open to all Brockton resident, business or organization gardens. Amateur gardeners work only.
Photograph (only 1-4x6
color) or image submitted to the "Brockton
Blooms" committee become property of committee, which may be used for press or
marketing purposes. The committee has the
right to choose the appropriate garden category for entrants if one has not
been chosen or if committee believes the garden should be placed in a different
category. For more information please
call Janice at (508) 580-7811.
Sunday, June 13: A blend of classical, jazz, and pop music concert in support of the St. Mark's Accessibility fundat 3:00 pm at St. Mark's Church, 91 Center Street, North Easton. Performing romantic and classical pieces will be the Shilakowsky String Quartet led by Chamber member Harris Shilakowsky. Also performing will be Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee jazz singer Donna McElroy and her band from Berklee College of Music faculty. Donations of $15 adults or $50 for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) will be accepts. This concert is a non-profit charitable project. Please make checks payable to 'St. Mark's Episcopal Church."
Monday, June 14:
St. Joseph Manor Health Care in Brockton,
Massachusetts, will hold its 19th
Annual Golf Tournament at the Easton Country Club in South Easton, Massachusetts.
All proceeds directly benefit our 118 residents and 60 adult day health
clients. Tournament costs $135.00 and includes cart, giveaways, player
prizes, continental breakfast and luncheon. Don't golf? Participate
by becoming a sponsor or advertising in our program booklet. To register
as a golfer, sponsor or for additional information please contact Marni Dunton,
Marketing Coordinator at 508-583-5834 ext. 3058 or via email at mdunton@SJMbrockton.org
Saturday, June 26: 50th Birthday Party for BHS '78 Classmates.Celebrate with a picnic/cookout at a Brockton
Rox baseball game at Campanelli Stadium! It'll be a great
opportunity to see one another and to catch up with high school friends
we haven't seen for years! It is a night game. The cookout starts at
5PM and is an all you can eat picnic with burgers, hot dogs, salad,
lemonade, iced tea, and BIRTHDAY CAKE! For more information, and pay the $25 per person fee, visit http://brockton.projectalumni.org/brockton/
Monday, July 19: 17th Abnual OE+ Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Brockton Area Arc at the Fall River Country Club, 4235 North Main Street, Fall River. Registration and contests will take place from 12-1pm with the shotgun start at 1:15pm, cocktails and 6pm, and dinner and awards at 6:45pm. Cost per player is $175 which includes golf, cart, dinner, goodie bag and entry into the "skins" contest. A Players Package is available for $25 and includes entry into the chipping, putting, and 50/50 contests along with $50 of raffle tickets. $10,000 cash for a whole in one. The Brockton Area Arc works to provide information and direct services for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Crescent Credit Union Children's Book Drive
Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 30, please drop off new or used
children's books at your nearest Crescent Credit Union location in Brockton, Taunton,
Lincoln Tech Massage Clinic: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-7pm.
Lincoln Tech at 365 Westgate Drive, Brockton is offering student massage clinics. The clinic provides students and alumni the support they need to become professional massage therapists. Come in for a one hour massage for only $20. Call 508-941-0730 x 43527 to schedule an appointment.
The Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton is offering Tin Whistle, Bodhran, Fiddle, Gaelic Language, Set Dancing, Step Dancing, Rambling House and Irish Banking classes for beginners to advance levels. For dates, times and prices, please visit www.irishculture.org or call 781-821-8291.
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
and Students $5
under 12 Free, Wednesday
5:00-9:00pm Free.Open Tuesday- Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.
Free Tax Preparation If you are a low to moderate income
family, live in the Greater Brockton area and at least one member of your
household worked, even part time in 2009, you may be eligible for this free
service. Don't go to tax preparers who
charge you to do your taxes and charge you again to get a loan for an early
refund. Most people can get their state
refund in 3 to 5 days and their federal approximately 7days later and save
hundreds of additional dollars in preparer and loan fees. Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a
federal and state tax benefit for people who work. With both the federal and state tax credits,
workers may get up to $5,657 in refunds.
Workers can claim both the federal and state EITC, even if they do not
owe income tax, simply by filing federal and state income tax returns. You will receive a state credit equal to 15%
of the federal amount. Where and When:Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting February 1, 2010:MultiCultural Banking Center, HarborOne, 68 Legion Parkway, BrocktonSaturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. starting
January 30 and Wednesday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting February
3, 2010: Self Help Healthy
Housing and Community Resource Center, 142 Crescent St., Brockton
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.
Visit Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, China
October 11-19, 2010
NEW China Website
Containing an itinerary, travel info, photos from last year's trip,
info on the 2010 World Expo, and more.
Featured Attractions on the Trip:World Expo 2010, the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, Yu Garden, Jade Factory, Summer Palace, Kunming Lake, Longevity Hill, Tiger Hill, Green Tea Plantation, Chinese Acrobat Show, Pudong Economic Development Zone, Huaqing Hot Spring Park, and more ...Space is Limited! Reserve your Place Now! *Price of 1,999 is based on double occupancy and deposit before April 30. For more information, contact Lisa Keene at the Chamber at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Social Media Workshops at the Irish Cultural Centre
MA Small Business Development Center, Metro South Chamber of Commerce, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Irish Cultural Centre of New England are joining to offer a series of social media workshops.
Tweets & Blogs
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Join us for this FREE workshop where you can learn strategies for
creating business communities using Twitter and blogs.
All workshops will take place at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton. For registration/information, contact Tammi or Alison at the MSBDC at 508-673-9783 or register online at www.msbdc.org/semassand click on Event Calendar. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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 Alisonat 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.
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.
For more on an iComply 201CMR 17.00 Workshop on April 27, 2010, see left column article.
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