Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Leading Businesses. Leading Communities
May 17, 2010
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Tuesday, May 18
"Connecting to LinkedIn and Facebook"
Business After Hours Networking
at HarborOne Credit Union

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
770 Oak Street, Brockton

harboronebuildingJoin 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
Ribbon Cutting at McGuiggan's Pub
Friday, May 21, 2010, 3:00 pm
546 Washington Street, Whitman

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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 or call Danielle at 781-447-7333.

Abington Bank Open House
Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
6 Harrison Avenue, Abington

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Join the Chamber for an Open House at Abington Bank, 6 Harrison Avenue, Abington on May 25 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 about Abington Bank, call 781-878-0045 or visit

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

November 30 - December 7, 2010


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Visit the Christmas Markets, see the Hofburg, and the "Golden Roof," set against the lovely Austrian Alps, enjoy a panoramic tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel and Olympic Park, explore the Mirabell Gardens and Mozart's birthplace, and more. $2199 includes airfare, hotel, transfers, and 10 meals.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 5:30 pm
West Bridgewater Public Library, 80 Howard Street
Call 508.586.0500 x 225 for more info.

See the full itinerary at

May 2010 Action Report
Brockton Map Release Celebration/Bill Beyer Signing

Friday, June 4, 2010, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gourmet Cafe, 245 Main Street, Brockton

There will be a Brockton map release celebration and artist signing with Bill Beyer on June 4 at Gourmet Cafe, 245 Main Street, Brockton between the hours of 11 am - 2 pm. This event is being co-sponsored by Crescent Credit Union., Renaissance Credit Card and BizChecks. Stop by to pick up your map, have it signed, and enjoy refreshements. RSVP is strongly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Contact Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231.

The Metro South ChamBill beyersber (designer Alison van Dam) has designed and produced a new street map of Brockton. The new Brockton map features street listings, libraries, hospitals, schools, police stations, post offices, and more. The reverse side of the map features landmarks of Brockton painted by local artist Bill Beyer. Bill Beyer has won many national awards, including the Grumbacher-Kol-I-Noor Award, and he has been nominated Elder-prenuer of 1996 by the John Hancock Company in Boston. In addition he has exhibited his work in a one-man show "In Retrospect" at the Milton Art Museum. For more information on Bill Beyer, visit

The Chamber will be producing more maps in the fall. Businesses interested in advertising in the next
round of maps can contact Alison at 508.586.0500 x 222 or email
201 CMR 17.00 JumpStart Workshop
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street

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 the regulations.

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.
This workshop, presented by iComplyNow is back by popular demand. Register for this workshop online.  The cost is $25.  For more information, call 888-445-4843.
Mansfield Bank Ribbon Cutting & Business After Hours
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
73 Belmont Street, Easton MA

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Business After Hours at the newest Mansfield Bank in Easton at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, June 8.  This is a great opportunity to network while enjoying refreshments and welcoming a new business to the area.

Mansfield Bank, founded in 1883, is a mutual banking institution, which means the bank is owned by its customers. The bank currently has offices in Mansfield, Norton, West Bridgewater and Plainville/North Attleboro.

"We think Mansfield Bank will be very well received in this community, and we believe it's a great area for growth. We specialize in fast, local decisions, exceptional customer service and in our commitment to community involvement."  says Tom Moretti, who will be the Easton Branch Manager.

This event is free to attend.  Reserve your space by calling Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231 or email
Marketing in Tough Economic Times
Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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. The presenter will be Dr. Cliff Robbins, a visiting lecturer at UMASS Dartmouth, A Senior Business Advisor and a battle scarred veteran of growing, marketing and selling his own business.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the program running from 9:00 am - 10:30 am at Crescent Credit Union, 115 Commercial Street, Brockton. Parking is limited, so please arrive early and park on the perimeter of the lot. To register, please visit the MSBDC website at click on Event Calendar or call Tammi or Alison at the MSBDC office at 508.673.9783.
ATHENA Award Breakfast & EXPO : Honoring Women
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

athena statueThe 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 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.
Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops

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 to register.  Please register early, seating is limited to 50 guests. 

Tuesday, May 18: SPRING MAKEOVERS, PEDICURES &  AN OPEN HOUSE TOO!!  6:45 PM, Mary Kay Studio, 400 Franklin Street, Braintree Five Corners.  Come pamper yourself for a Spring makeover.  Contact Carla at 508-246-6549.  Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, May 19: In an effort to support loved ones caring for those that are diagnosed with cancer, Signature Healthcare is offering a Caregiver support group facilitated by Marie E. Albert, RN, Patient Navigator. This group will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month beginning on May 19, 2010 from 3-4pm at 110 Liberty Street Brockton, MA. Please register by calling OneCall at 508-941-7979.

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:

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 they're gone, they'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 where you can download a form and mail it in.

Saturday, May 22: One Day Grecian Food Festival, 11:00 AM at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak Street, Brockton.  Authentic Greek Food, Desserts and Music.  For more information, call 508-559-0910.

Saturday, May 22: Juke Box 1944, a night of live entertainment, dinner and dancing for Brockton's WWII Veterans and seniors.  Sponsored by Mayor Linda Balzotti and the Ballroom Dance Club of Brockton High School.  6-10pm at the Trinity Academy Lower Campus, 629 North Main Street, Brockton.  At the event, Olde Kids on the Block will be performing and there will be a buffet dinner from 6-7pm.  Admission is free for WWII veterans, $10 for seniors and $25 general admission.  Tickets are available that City of Brockton's Veteran's Services Office (508) 580-7850 and the Brockton Council on Again (508) 580-7811).

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 or visit our website at for further golfing information. Sponsorship Opportunities available as well. Please call Sheryl Savage @ 508-588-9100 X2603 or for details.

Tuesday, May 25: CareerWorks will be holding  the 2010 Training and Educational Expo from 9 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 or 508-513-3442.

Wednesday, May 26: The West Bridgewater Public Library is presenting a free program on Wednesday May 26 at 7 PM in the Library Meeting Room, 80 Howard Street, W. Bridgewater, entitled If Laughter is the Best Medicine - Who will administer it?  Keynote speaker is Bob "B.B." Widdop, a West Bridgewater resident.   For the past 15 years the Clown Care program has been an integral part of Children's Hospital in Boston and 19 major pediatric facilities throughout the country.  During this one hour presentation, professional family entertainer, Bob " B.B." Widdop will be sharing some of the wonderful moments of his career  that combine together the full spectrum of the performing circus arts with the medical sciences; bringing measurable and immeasurable results of this funny business.

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

Wednesday, June 2: Science Drop in Day every Wednesday from 10:30 am -11:15 at the Children's Museum in Easton.  Roll up your sleeves and make new discoveries through hands on experiments each week.  Geared for preschoolers and their caregivers.  Call 508-230-3789 for more information.

Thursday, June 3: Self Help, Inc. Employment Opportunity Center Summer 2010 Job Fair.  Free and open to the job seeking public.  Thursday, June 3 from 9am-1pm at the Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street, Brockton.  Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success.  For more information, contact Michael Tartaglia or Richard Dealy at Self Help at 508-588-4049 x 116 or x 117. 

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.

Saturday, June 5: Self Help Inc, presents EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Class.  Beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. EPA Approved 8 hour course: 8am -4pm at YouthBuild, 60 Skinner Street, Brockton.  Course cost is $200.  To register, call 508-588-4049 x 123.

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 @ Event Calendar.

Thursday, June 10: The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum at UMass Dartmouth (SNEEF) will offer a Clam Boil and Networking event, with discussion about innovative social media at 5:30 p.m., Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center, 151 Martine Street, Fall River. A case study will be presented by Dr. Linda Plano, CEO of signedOn, a startup company focused on enabling anyone to create and manage one's own web 2.0 social network.  Following will be a panel review and discussion. Moderator will be Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Director of the Center for Marketing Research at UMass Dartmouth. Panelists are:  Jules Pieri - Founder and CEO of the online marketplace, Daily Grommet; Jaime Leger, Founder and Partner at Sheppard Leger Nowak; and Nicholas Pappas, Principal of the Mass. Technology Development Corp. (MTDC). Registration $30 at  More info at

Saturday, June 12: SCORE Workshop: Live your Dream, Starting your Own Business."  Topics include self assessment, financing requirements, cash flow and basic money management, financing a startup and marketing.  At South Shore Savings Bank in Weymouth, 1530 Main Street.  The cost to attend is $25.  For more information or to register, visit
Sunday, June 13: A blend of classical, jazz and pop music concert  in support of the St. Mark's Accessibility  fund will take place on Sunday, June 13th , at  3:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Church, 91 Center Street, North Easton, MA . The Shilakowsky String Quartet, aka SSQ, led by Easton's concert violinist, Harris Shilakowsky will perform romantic and classical pieces.  Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, jazz singer Donna McElroy and her band from Berklee College of Music faculty will join SSQ in jazz tunes from the Great American Songbook and songs from McElroy's CD, "Fly to Forever". Donations of $15.00 adults, $50.00 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children) will be accepted.  Please make checks payable to "St. Mark's Episcopal Church".   Percent of donations will benefit St. Mark's Elevator. This concert is a non-profit charitable project.

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

Friday, June 18: Self Help Inc, presents EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Class. Beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. EPA Approved 8 hour course: 8am -4pm at Head Start, 370 Howard Street, Brockton.  Course cost is $200.  To register, call 508-588-4049 x 123.

Friday, June 18: Casino Night to support quality out-of school opportunities for Brockton's youth.  7pm-midnight at the Shaw's Center (during a ROX home game.)  $10 per person.  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and raffle, with celebrity card dealers.  With Co-chairs Mayor Linda Balzotti, Former Mayors James Harrington and Jack Yunits and Local Business Man John Merian.  Co-sponsored by Brockton Community Schools, the Rox and Brockton Youth Foundation.

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

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

Tuesday, July 6:  Classes start for free Healthcare training.  Certificate awarded in Insurance Billing Specialist and Pre Allied Health.  Sponsored by the Brockton Area Healthcare partnership.  Must have High School Diplome/GED, clean CORI required, courses offered at Massasoit Community College, 3 semesters, evening and weekend classes, personalized academic and career counseling, 27 college credits, a $5,000 value.  For more information, contact Susan McKenna at the Brockton Area WIB,, 508-584-3234.

Wednesday, July 14: Self Help Inc, presents EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Class. Beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. EPA Approved 8 hour course: 8am -4pm at Head Start, 370 Howard Street, Brockton.  Course cost is $200.  To register, call 508-588-4049 x 123.

Saturday, July 17: Second Annual Fundraiser for the American Dream Team at Hamids Academy.  5:00 pm.  Adminission- $10. The funds collected will be used for Hamids Academy Afterschool Program and Summer Camp. Performing will be the Heartbeat Boys,Recording Artist Brandon Cappiello (cousin of Rocky Marciano), and God Father of Boxing and the American Dream Team will perform their Hip Hop Dancing/Martial Arts Presentation.  In addition, the winner of a three day talent competition .  For your application to enter the competition or for information contact Doug Pendarvis at 508-584-1883.  Hamids Academy is located at 399 Westgate Drive, Brockton

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, 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).
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.

Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Members Free, Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5
Children under 12 Free, Wednesday 5:00-9:00pm Free.
Open Tuesday- Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.


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.

Join the Chamber This Week
You Will Receive:

1 FREE member listing in the Action Report newsletter (distribution of 30,000)
FREE Mini Member Profile with Photo in the Action Report (see page 12)
2 FREE listings in the 2011 Book for Business distributed to 5,000 businesses
FREE 2010 Member Directory
FREE set of Membership labels (over 700 businesses)
FREE listing in Chamber online directory with a hotlink to your website
FREE admittance to your first 2 Chamber After Hours Networking Event
5 FREE 30 second radio spots on WXBR Radio AM 1460
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Visit Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, China

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 May 18, 2010. For more information or to register for the information session on May 15, contact Lisa Keene at the Chamber at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email

Visit the China Website Containing an itinerary, travel info, photos from last year's trip, info on the 2010 World Expo, and more.
Metro South Chamber Social Network
(Exclusively for Chamber Members)

New Networking Site
Please take a moment to sign up at
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.
Book for Business Now Available Online
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The Book for Business Member Directory is now available online at or at

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
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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 ( 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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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.

For more information on either of these programs, visit
In This Issue
Networking at HarborOne
Ribbon Cutting
Open House
Alpine Christmas
Action Report
Cafe Luncheon
iComplyNow Workshop
Mansfield Bank Ribbon Cutting
Marketing in Tough Economic Times
Community Events
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iComply June 8, 2010 Workshop

For more on iComplyNow 201 CMR 17.00 Workshop Jump Start on June 8th, 2010 On-line Registration iComplyNow (click here) Questions: Please call (888) 445-4843.
Upcoming Chamber Meetings:

May 19:
Business After Hours
HarborOne Credit Union

May 21:
Ribbon Cutting at McGuiggan's Pub
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May 25:
Open House at
Abington Bank
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May 26:
Board Meeting

May 26:
Alpine Holiday Trip Information Session
More Information

June 4:
Brockton Map Release/Bill Beyer Artist Signing
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June 8:
iComply 201 CMR 17.00 Jump Start Workshop

June 8:
Mansfield Bank
Ribbon Cutting

June 9:
Marketing in Tough Economic Times

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ATHENA Award & Expo





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Watch videos from the
2009 Small Biz Awards
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60 second commercials written and produced by the Chamber currently running on NECN and BCA

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