Tuesday, May 18
"Connecting to LinkedIn and Facebook"
Small Business Luncheon and Expo
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Shaw's Center, Brockton
8:00 am - 10:00 am: SBA Fee-Relief & Low Interest Rate Loans Workshop (see article further below)
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.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.
for Membership Drive Volunteers
Participate and Win Prizes INCLUDING Red Sox Tickets
This Wednesday & Thursday
Now is the time to give our financial and membership efforts a solid boost.
The Chamber has some aggressive goals for the coming year and we need your
On May 5&6, 8am-12pm your Metro South Chamber will be
holding a membership drive in the board room of Alumni Hall at Stonehill
College. Please give a half day of your time with fellow business
people, sharing the value you derive from being a member. Refreshments will be served and prizes
will be awarded to top sellers! In addition, you will receive recognition in the June Action Report.
Prizes include: 2 Red Sox Tickets; Two
night stay with breakfast
- Westgate Hotel and Conference
Harvest Gift Hamper
- Corporate Gifts Boston, $100
- George Washington TOMA
Family Four Pass -
Carousel Family Fun Center of
Whitman; $25 Gift
Rockstar Pass Revolution Rock Bar & Lounge; 2
Tickets to Skywalk
Skywalk Observation at
; $100 off
"Fun, Feast, n' Flagon" for party of 5 or more
The Medieval Manor; Two
round trip passes - Hyannis to Nantucket
The Steamship Authority; $100
Membership Puppet Showplace Theatre; Two
admissions to Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower; $250
Lucky Strike Pin Party; Two
tickets Improv Asylum; One
Night Stay in a Suite with Friday night seafood buffet for two- Hyatt Regency; One
Night Stay for two
Hyatt Harborside at Logan
Certificate - Whale Watch for two adults
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises; 2 Adult Harbor Cruises
Capt. John Boats; One Free
Fundraising Rides; 4 X $25
Gift Certificates Bella's II Pizzeria; One hour
Michele's Massage Studio; 15
Boston MassPass coupon books
Boston MassPass; $25 Gift
Certificate & Preztel Kit
Aunt Annie's; 2x $25
The Victorian House at TJ Smiths; Tire
Protection Package ($150 value)
Living the Dream Auto Care; Elegant dinner, Sunday Brunch
and Family Supper).
Cape Cod Railroad; (2) 1 year memberships to the Fuller Craft Museum; multiple sets of Brockton Rox tickets; 2 complete F1 Boston racing packages.
For more information, contact John Nesti,
Chamber Member Services at 508.586.0500 x 225,
or email email@example.com, or stop by Alumni Hall on May 5&6.
SBA Fee-Relief &
Low-Interest Rate Loans Workshop
Wednesday, May 12, 2010,
8:00 am - 10:00 am (Prior to Small Biz EXPO)
The Shaw's Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton
Since the implementation of the
Stimulus Act, Coastal Community
Capital has utilized programs under the
Act to provide millions of dollars per
month in loans to the region's small businesses.
These loans are provided in
partnership with the US Small Business
The SBA 504 Loan Program provides
long term, low-fixed-rate financing for the
acquisition of owner-occupied commercial
real estate and equipment, often with only
10% down. The April interest
rate was 5.7% fixed for 20 years.
The SBA 7(a) Loan Program
provides loan guarantees to
lenders making small business
loans. The Recovery Act increased the guaranty to 90%.
Learn the options that are available to
you for your business. If your bank said
no to your commercial loan request, SBA
support may help obtain a "YES"!
Presenters will be Beth Curtain, Coastal
Community Capital and Matt Ledin,
Randolph Savings Bank (invited) and
Donna O'Connor, SBA (invited).
RSVP for this workshop by calling Kim
at 508.586.0500 x 231. For more information,
call Marcia at 508-362-3367 or visit
Friday, May 14, 2010, 12:00 pm
Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton
speaker will be Geoff
Diehl, Candidate for
7th Plymouth District
covering Abington, Whitman and East
Diehl is Account Executive at Poyant
Signs, Co-Owner of Boss Academy of Performing Arts, Member of the Metro
South and South Shore Chambers, member of the Whitman Finance Committee,
former member of the Whitman By-Law
Review Committee, and an Eagle Scout. In
addition, Diehl is responsible for the
Restoration of Whitman's Historic Toll
This is your opportunity to have an
informal discussion with a candidate for
State Rep about important issues currently
being discussed in the State House.
For more information,
please contact Lisa at the Chamber, 508.586.0500 x 225 or register online. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for
non-members and includes lunch.
Business After Hours Networking
at HarborOne Credit Union
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
770 Oak Street, Brockton
Join us for cocktails and Hors
d'ouevres, win a gift card or prize by
spinning the "prize wheel," and enter
to win a gift card to a local restaurant.
For every attendee, HarborOne will
donate $10 to S.K.I.P. (Special
Kindness in Packages). Please help
us support our troops.
With $1.8 billion in assets,
HarborOne is the largest community-
based credit union in New
England and one of the 100 largest
in the United States. It has received
its five consecutive Outstanding ratings
for performance under the
Community Reinvestment Act
(CRA) from the Division of Banks,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This is a casual event that presents
a great way to make business
contacts so bring plenty of business
cards! This event is free of charge,
but reservations are required. To
register, call Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribbon Cutting at
Friday, May 21, 2010, 3:00 pm
546 Washington Street, Whitman
Join McGuiggan's Pub and the
Metro South Chamber of Commerce
on Friday, May 21 at 3:00 pm for a ribbon
cutting ceremony to welcome the
area's finest new Irish Pub and restaurant.
Local elected officials, chamber
members and friends are invited to
the festivities at 546 Washington Street
in downtown Whitman. Enjoy a cold
beverage and half-priced appetizers
on a Friday afternoon.
McGuiggan's Pub is a fashionable
upscale Irish sports pub featuring a
wheelchair-accessible 60-person dining
area, 50-person bar, 8 flatscreen
Tvs, Keno screens, and more.
For more information, visit
Danielle at 781-447-7333.
Abington Bank Open House
Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
6 Harrison Avenue, Abington
an Open House
at Abington Bank, 6
Abington on May 25 from 5:30 pm -
Looking for great rates? Tired of
the "big bank" impersonal service?
Then it's time you tried the truly local
alternative - Abington Bank.
Abington Bank has been quietly
meeting the financial needs of families
and individuals since 1888. They
are proud of their record and proud
to be local. Abington
Bank is also involved in
many fundraisers and
giving back to the community.
24 ATM available. For more information
Bank, call 781-878-0045 or
This is a casual event that presents
a great way to make business
contacts, so bring plenty of business
cards! In addition, refreshments
will be served. This event is
free of charge, but reservations are
required. To register, call Kim at
508.586.0500 x 231 or email email@example.com.
May 2010 Action Report
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.html
ATHENA Award Breakfast & EXPO
Thursday, June 17,
Shaw's Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton
8:00 am - 9:00 am: Networking & Exhibits
9:00 am - 10:00 am: ATHENA Award/Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:00 am: Networking & Exhibits
The Metro South Chamber of Commerce and HarborOne Credit Union will present the 12th Annual ATHENA Award during a special breakfast to an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in his/her business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way, and has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential.
The ATHENA Awards Program was created in 1982 and has expanded to over 500 cities in the United States, Russia, Canada, China, The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The Metro South Chamber of Commerce believes in the values underlying the ATHENA Foundation's philosophy of incorporating the talents and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, communities and government. By honoring exceptional leaders, others will be encouraged to excel.
The featured speaker will be Dorie Clark presenting Personal Branding for Leadership Success. Great leadership can dramatically accelerate the growth of your business and enhance your own life satisfaction. In this thought provoking talk, Dorie Clark - a marketing and branding expert who has consulted for Google, the National Park Service, and Yale University- will discuss concrete strategies to develop your own leadership by cultivating a powerful personal brand. You'll learn how to identify the essence of your brand, communicate it effectively to others, and enjoy the professional rewards of being viewed as a trusted expert and leader.The breakfast awards program will begin at 9am. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Register Online. Tables of 10 are still available.For more information or to nominate an individual for an ATHENA award, please call Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231. For more information on the EXPO running from 8-9am and from 10-11am, visit the events page.
Book for Business Now Available Online
The Book for Business Member Directory is now available online at www.metrosouthchamber.com/b4b.html or at www.metrosouthchamber.com/directory.html.
The Metro South Chamber of Commerce 2010 Book for Business is a full color 99 page publication featuring area dining, lodging, public golf courses, recreation, legislative leaders, community demographics, regional and economic data and a complete membership listing. The book also includes a full color map of the Metro South region, highlighting hotels, golf courses, industrial parks, town halls and other points of interest. For more information, contact Alison at 508.586.0500 x 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 6: 2010 High School Event at Lincoln Tech, Brockton, 4-6pm. Financial Aid and admissions representatives will be on hand, chair and hand massages, scholarship presentation, pizza and refreshments, campus tours, parents are encouraged to come. Bring a 2010 grad who is a friend or family member and get a prize. Call 508-941-0730 x 43504 for more information.
Thursday, May 6: Skin cancer is one of the most common of all cancers. Good
Samaritan Medical Center and South Shore Dermatology Physicians will team up to
offer the public a free skin cancer screening, 6-8:30
p.m. in the Moakley Outpatient Department at Good Samaritan Medical Center, 235 North Pearl Street. Those attending the screening will also learn skin
self- examination and receive tips on protecting their skin from the sun. Any one wishing to attend is asked to pre-register by
calling DoctorFinder at 1-800-488-5959 extension 275.
Saturday, May 8: Green and Sustainable Initiatives brought to you by Curry College, 1071 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, 10am-1:00pm.
Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on Green and
Sustainable Initiatives including members of the South Shore community. As
green living and lending are becoming more mainstream, we are offering this
event as a way to answer questions and provide insight for those interested. Presentations by: Nexamp and
Energy Council. RSVP to Jaime Haughey at email@example.com.
May 8 & May 9:
& BAKE SALE: The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts will
be having it's annual spring yard sale on Sat & Sun May 8th
& 9th, 9am-4pm, at it's adoption center (1300 West Elm St Ext,
Brockton). There will be something for everyone including housewares, pet
supplies, books, toys, holiday decorations & much more! Plus delicious fresh baked treats will be
available. All Proceeds benefit the
shelter. Have items you would like to
donate? Bring them to the adoption
center until May 2nd (sorry no computers, paint or hazardous
materials). The APCSM is an open
admission animal care & adoption facility committed to providing homeless
animals with humane & compassionate care in their time of need, while
finding families that want to provide them their forever homes.
Friday, May 14: Attend a Chamber Member Led Workshop brought to you by Aflac, American Bookkeeping Solutions, the Law Office of George H. Boerger and OnPoint Coaching. A seminar that is designed for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, the "Essentials on Running a Business" will expand your business acument and assist you with your business endeavors for sustainable development and growth. This seminar will cover topics such as:
Insurance, Financial Management, Business Law and Marketing. Drawing
from 50+ years of combined experience, Angel Nieves, George Boerger, Joe
Kameese and John Lloyd will provide the latest in best practices for operating, growing and sustaining a viable business. This seminar will be informative, interactive and should not be missed! The seminar will be held on Friday,
May 14th from 9am-11am at the Business Center at the BAWIB office
(top floor), located at 34 School Street, Brockton. For directions, visit
www.bawib.org. To register, contact John Lloyd at 617.359.0099 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by ChiMark Financial
Services, Cushman Insurance and Accutrac payroll Services.
May 9-May 15: The City of Brockton, Lincoln Tech and National Hospital Association recognize National Hospital Week promoting the theme of "Celebrating Health, Hope & Healing.
Thursday, May 13:
Business Growth Advisors will conduct a free workshop for business owners and
Independent Agents. Do you need to get
in front of better prospects, hire a top performer, or eliminate "think it
overs"? 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.
May 14-16: On May 14-16, Brockton High School will present the musical "Hello, Dolly" at the BHS Nelson Fine Arts Building.Friday and Saturday night shows start at7:30 pm and Sunday's show starts at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Call 508-580-7653 for more information.
Saturday, May 15: Annual Kevin Faulk Celebrity Softball Game will take place. VIP tailgate party starts at 5pm.Proceeds will go to the United Way. First pitch is at 7:05pm. Rare memorabilia will be up for bid during a silent auction. VIP guests will also have a reserved seat behind the dugout. VIP tickets are $150. General admission tickets are $10. Many New England Patriots players will be present.For more information, call the ROX front office at 508-559-7000.
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.
Sunday, May 16: 2010 South Shore Arthritis Walk, 10:30 am in Plymouth. Support Chamber Member Chris Aghjayan of US Office Solutions as he walks for Arthritis for his 3rd year. 1 in 5 people suffer
from the pain of arthritis. By the year 2030, 67 million people in the U.S., or
1 in 4 adults, will be living with arthritis. Please join Chris by either donating or signing up.Visit Chris' personal web page, where you can make a donation or register. You
can start a team of your own, join our team, or just sign up as an individual.
Whatever you decide to do, please know that I appreciate your commitment to
helping us find a cure for arthritis on behalf of millions of people.
Tuesday, May 18:
The Community Bank's
Women's Business Exchange is hosting a seminar entitled, "Connecting to LinkedIn and Facebook"
on Tuesday, May 18th beginning at 9:00am at Thorny Lea Golf Club,
Brockton, MA. Tricia White, Senior
Business Advisor at the MA Small Business Development Center, will cover: the
importance of social networking in marketing today, basic account setup for
LinkedIn and Facebook, registering your business (in LinkedIn) and how to start
a fan page (in Facebook) and the powers of both networks for Business to
Business and Business to Consumer connections. The event will feature a light breakfast and an opportunity for
networking. Registration will be online
only. Kindly visit www.communitybank.comto register by 5/11. Please register
early, seating is limited to 50 guests.
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.
Wednesday, May 19: The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board invites you to participate in an Employer Forum about how juveniles' arrest and court records affect their lives in today's workforce. The forum will be held from 1pm-2:30pm at BAWIB, 34 School Street, 2nd Floor, Brockton. Address the impact on youth employment and CORI involvement and learn about youth rights. The training will be conducted by Lisa Thurau, Strategies for Youth. Please RSVP to Krystel Love at theBAWIB office by May 12th, 2010 at 508-584-3234 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Thursday, May 20: SEED free workshop, 80 Dean Street, Taunton. Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing for and FInancing your Business. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Registration at 5pm. Call Tamarah at 508-822-1020 to register.
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 email@example.com or
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Tuesday, May 25: CareerWorks will be holding the 2010 Training and Educational Expo from 9 a.m.to noon at The Shaw'sCenter in Brockton. Public and private providers of educational and training services - from certificate programs to college degrees - are encouraged to participate.The expo provides great value to vendors who are eager to promote their programs.For a $500 early registration fee, participants will receive recognition through media, exposure through CareerWorks' network of community partners and jobseekers and a booth at The Shaw's Center.To reserve your space, please contact Senior Employer Services Representative Andrea Kingman at email@example.com or 508-513-3442.
Thursday, May 27: SEED free workshop,
80 Dean Street, Taunton. Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How they Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Registration at
5pm. Call Tamarah at 508-822-1020 to register.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.
Wednesday, June 9: United Way of Greater Plymouth County 88th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon.11:30 am at the Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street, Brockton. Spnoosred by Baynes and National Grid. For more information, contact 508-583-6306.
Wednesday, June 9: The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Southeast
Regional Office, Metro South Chamber of Commerce & Crescent Credit Union present Marketing in Tough Economic Times. 9-11am at Crescent Credit Union, 115 Commercial Street, Brockton. Times are tough. But this is not the time to
just cut your marketing efforts and budget. Learn low cost ways to actually increase your market penetration and sales revenue at
this FREE workshop! For
Registration contact Tammi or Alison at the MSBDC
@ 508-673-9783 or register online @ www.msbdc.org/semass
under Event Calendar.
Sunday, June 13: A blend of classical, jazz, and pop music concert in support of the St. Mark's Accessibility fund at 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. Dove Award winner andGrammy nominee, jazz singer Donna McElroy and her band from Berklee College of Music faculty will join in jazz tunes from the Great American Songbookand songs from McElroy's CD "Fly to Forever." Donations of $15 adults or $50 for a family of 4 will be accepted. 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
Monday, June 21: 8th Annual Teen Challenge Golf Classic at the Brookside Club, Bourne, MA, to benefit the Teen Challenge Brockton Men's Campus. $130 per person or $500 team of four. Scramble format. Registration at 8am, tee-off at 9am, awards dinner following play. For tournament information or sponsorship and donations, call Jonathan Mello at 508-326-1085. Teen Challenge New England is a 15 -
21 month long term in-patient facility that focuses on the life threatening
circumstances teens and young adults battle with each and every day. We are a
very unique program, which does not turn away a struggling person due to lack
of insurance or their financial position. Our lives are committed to stopping
this drug epidemic and we can't do it all on our own.
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/
Sunday, June 27: On June 27, 2010, McGuiggan's Pub will be hosting the first annual McGuiggan's Pub 5k Road Race. The race course, which will be USATF certified, will begin and end in Whitman Center. All proceeds from this race will be donated to the Whitman Food pantry and the WHRHS athletic department to help offset student user fees.We are currently seeking sponsors for the race and will proudly display the name of all $100 donors on the back of the race t-shirts that all race participants will receive. Please send your contributions to McGuiggan's Pub 5k, P.O. Box128, Whitman, 02382. Become a participant by signing up at www.mcguigganspub.com
Monday, July 19: 17th Annual 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.
Brockton Mayors Task Force Findings
Mayor Linda M. Balzotti announced today that the five citizen-led task
forces she established have reported out their findings. The task forces addressed the issues of Public Safety, Street Violence, Education, Economic Growth and Housing and Neighborhood Stabilization. Beginning Friday, April 16, 2010, the report of each task force will be made available to the public on the city's website, www.brockton.ma.us. Using the website, residents will
be able to read the reports and submit their comments (in addition, reports will be available in PDF-form for downloading).
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
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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.
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