Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Leading Businesses. Leading Communities
June 7, 2010
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ATHENA Award Breakfast & EXPO
: Honoring Women
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Shaw's Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton


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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.

Breakfast Program, 9am-10am:
The featured sathenapeaker 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.

EXPO, 8am-11am:
Athena Booth - Corporate GiftsEXPO BOOTHS STILL AVAILABLE! 

If you are a woman owned business, or a business that supports women, we invite you to display at the 2010 ATHENA Expo. Table top displays are $99 for members and $129 for non-members and include 1 breakfast ticket.  For more information or to reserve your table, contact Kimberly Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231.

The cost of the breakfast is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.  Register Online. Tables of 10 are still available.For more information, please call Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231.



Mansfield Bank Ribbon Cutting & Business After Hours
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
73 Belmont Street, Easton MA

Mansfield BankPlease 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 kprosper@metrosouthchamber.com.
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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 www.msbdc.org/semassand click on Event Calendar or call Tammi or Alison at the MSBDC office at 508.673.9783.
Harris Shilakowsky & Donna McElroy to Perform
Sunday, June 13, 2010, 3:00 pm
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 91 Center Street, North Easton
Chamber China Trip Info Session to follow at 5:30 pm


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This concert will feature music from The Shilakowsky String Quartet, led by Chamber Member Harris Shilakowsky, performing romantic and classical peices. Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, jazz singer Donna McElroy and her band from Berklee College of Music faculty will join in jazz tunes from the 'Great American Songbook" and songs from McElroy's CD, "Fly to Forever."

Shilakowsky has performed as the guest leader of the London Symphony Orchestra, was concertmaster for the European Tour of My Fair Lady, and was the solo violinist for the German production of Sunset Boulevard. In addition, he is the former concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the New Orleans Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Las Palmas and the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra.

McElroy has worked with such artists as Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, BeBe and CeCe Winans and Amy Grant, arranging and singing back-up. She is a recent Grammy nominee for Bigger World, a Dove Award recipient for Songs from the Lofts and a 1993 Best Actress Award recipient for the Circle Players' performance of Sister Mary Regina in Nunsense. Television appearances include Arsenio Hall, the Tonight Show, and the Grammy Awards.


Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.  Donations will benefit St. Marks' Elevator.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Sandy at 508-238-1190 or email sjr16m@verizon.net.  This concert is a non-profit charitable project.


LAST CALL FOR CHINA!!

China Info 2

Over 65 Already Register, Don't Miss Your Chance
Travel to China with the Chamber, All-Inclusive for $2,099.
Visit the World Expo in Shanghai, Climb the Great Wall, and much more!

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FINAL INFO SESSIONS:


Sunday, June 13, 2010, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 91 Center Street, North Easton
 (Following the Perfect Harmony Concert - See Above))

Sunday, June 26, 2010, 3:00 pm
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, 455 Oak Street, Brockton
(Following opening reception of A Look Inside: Unfolding Stories)


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For more information on the Chamber Led Trip to China, visit www.metrosouthchamber.com/china.html.  To RSVP for the info session, call Alison van Dam, past China Trip Traveler at 508.586.0500 x 222 or email avandam@metrosouthchamber.com.
Paramount Rug Relocation Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 11:00 am

Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton

Join the Metro South Chamber and Paramount Rug as we celebrate a Ribbon Cutting/Relocation Ceremony at Paramount's new, state of the art showroom at 71 Manley Street, Brockton, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2010.

Paramount Rug, in business since 1928, offers selection, service and expertise to help you choose a great floor for any room. Floorings include carpeting, area rugs, ceramic tile and stone, hardwood, laminate and more. Visit paramountrug.com

At this event, enjoy wine tasting, hors d'ouevres, consultations with Redesign by Carol and tour the new location. For more information, call Greg or Chris at 508-583-5022. The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 11:00 am with invited guest Mayor Linda Balzotti.

Regional Water Forum
Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Shaw's Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton


The Metro South Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a regional water forum on Wednesday June 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 at the Shaw's Center in Brockton. Mayor Linda Balzotti, Alfredo Andres of Inema USA, and officials from various state and local water authorities will meet to discuss the future of regional water supply in the region.

Inema USA owns and operates the only desalination plant in New England on the banks of the Taunton River in the town of Dighton. The plant is licensed to supply water to communities and private users within Southeastern Massachusetts. Also on the agenda will be regional sewer capacity needs. Several local communities have identified the need for future sewer capacity with no clear plans approved for addressing the anticipated need.

Please RSVP to Kimbery Prosper at the Chamber (508) 586-0500 x 231, or email kprosper@metrosouthchamber.com.

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Events & Workshops

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.

Wednesday, June 2: Free Legal Small Business Workshop. The Lawyer's Committee, in association with Ropes & Gray LLP, the Montello Business Association, Brockton 21st Century, MSBDC and Score is hoston a free business legal workshop where business attorneys will give an overview of legal issues that many small businesses face.  6-8pm  at the Montello Business Association, St. Edith Stein Church, Basement, 631 Main Street, Brockton. RSVP 617-988-0611.

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. 

Thursday, June 3: 2010 Good Scout Award Reception to benefit the Old Colony Council, Boy Scouts of America at Concord Foods, 10 Minuteman Way, Brockton, 5:30 pm.  Hors D'Oeuvres and beverages will be served.  Honored will be John Cirelli of Cirelli Foods, Inc., and Philomena Hare, Director of Family Ministries at the Brockton Salvation Army.  Ray Ledoux, Brockton Area Transit Authority Administrator will be the Master of Ceremonies.  For more information, call 781-828-8360.

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, The Benefits of BuyBrockton for Realtors, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Shaw's Center, 1 Lexington Street, Brockton.  For Real Estate Professionals doing business in Brockton.  Learn how you can become a Preferred BuyBrockton Realtor.  Free Continuing Education Course.  FORECLOSURES (RE28RC07) Presented by: Ruth Dillingham, Esq. First American Title Insurance.  Register online.

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: College Career & Job Fair hosted by TERI for students at Brockton High School.  Opportunities includes summer jobs, volunteer work, career planning, full and part time jobs, colleges/universities.  Businesses wishing to participate should call 508-586-3146.  Students- visit BHS Green Guidance for more information.  The Fair will take place from 3-5pm at the Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton.

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 www.sneef.umassd.edu.  More info at Jrandall@umassd.edu.

Thursday, June 10:  Free Sales Workshop with Winfree Business Growth Advisors.This is an opportunity for business owners, independent sales agents, and sales managers to constructively address questions like...
Are you looking for ways to get in front of more of the right kind of prospects?
Do you need a more predictable and controllable selling system?
Do you want to be talking with people who buy rather than "think it over?"
Are you wondering how you will get to the next level with all that you are doing now? Limited to 8 participants. 8:30 am - 10:30 am,  25 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 200. To register, call 781-930-3220 or email kcheo@winfree.org.

Thursday, June 10: Mechanics Cooperative Bank will be offering a FREE First Time Home Buyer Seminar featuring a panel of real estate experts who
will discuss legal issues, current market trends, tax credits and more. At the
Mechanics Cooperative Bank Taunton Loan Center, 53 County St (Rt. 140), Taunton, MA, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If you would like to attend this seminar please contact Tracy Hallisey at 1-888-MECHANICS (632-4264) ext. 1154 or
thallisey@mechanics-coop.com.
 

Friday, June 11: First Evangelical Lutheran Church 20th Annual Golf Tournament at the Brockton Country Club.  8am Shotgun Start/Scramble Format.  This year's event in in memory of Paul A. Pearson, on of the events founders.  Corporate sponsorship - $500, includes golf and meal for four, coffee and pastry and tee or green sponsorship.  Team of 4, Individual, and tee or green sponsorships also available ranging from $100-$400.  Banquet Only- $30.  For further information, contact Jim Benson at 508-586-9021 or email jbenson@firstevlutheran.org.

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 www.scoresema.org.

Saturday, June 12: Family Safety Day hosted by Mechanics Cooperative Bank from 9am-12pm at the Bridgewater Branch, 72 Main Street. This FREE event is open to the public and will offer effective tools for responding to missing child emergencies, helpful tips on fire safety, and have activities designed for children of all ages.  Featuring Digikids, the Bridgewater Fire Department, face painters, coloring contests, and light refreshments.

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

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.

Saturday, June 19:  Blood Drive at Excel Martial Arts & Fitness, 583 Washington Street, Canton, 9am-2pm.  To make your appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, June 20: Children's Museum in Easton 16th Annual Father's Day Road Race and Family Fun Walk. This year's race will include special prizes for the top three finishers in the men and women's divisions. The winners will enjoy delicious lobsters courtesy of local seafood favorites, Fresh Catch Seafood. This year's race will also introduce our newly redesigned course focused on improved safety and beautiful scenic views. The course includes routes through historic North Easton Village, Ames Long Pond in Stoughton, and returns to the Children's Museum for the finish. Supervised childcare will be available for children of pre-registrants only.  9 am with registration at 8am.  For more information, visit www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/fathersdayroadrace.asp.

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.

Wednesday, June 23: Blood Drive at Knights of Columbus, 500 Pleasant Street, Canton, 2pm-7pm.  To make your appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, June 25: Blood Drive at New England Sinai, 150 York Street, Stoughton, 12pm-6pm.  To make your appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. All presenting donors will be entered into a weekly drawing for a vacation package, valued at $350.


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/

Saturday, June 26: Cooking for a Cause with the Old Colony Elder Services Nutrition Program.  11am-4pm at the Middleboro Council on Aging, 558 Plymouth Street, Middleboro.  Sample Cuisines from restaurants including Burrito Wraps, Costco Wholesale, the Hideaway Restaurant and more.  Great raffles include Rox Tickets, Water Wizz ticket, gift certificates to restaurants, autographed sports memorabilia and more.  Performing will be the Baha Brothers.  $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7 for children 10 years old and under.  For more information or tickets, call OCES at 508-584-1561.  Tickets will also be available at the door. 

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

Wednesday, June 30: New Urgent Care at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center Ribbon Cutting.  Corner of Main Street and Legion Parkway, 8:30 am - 10:30 am.  RSVP by June 28 by calling 508-894-3456 or email rsvp@bnhc.org.

June 30-July 11:  Brockton Fair

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 Diploma/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, smckenna@bawib.org, 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.  Admission- $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.


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Disaster Assistance Grants Date Extended to June 28
For homeowners, renters and business owners in the Counties, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, and Worcester who were affected by flooding beginning March 12, 2010, apply by phone 1-800-621-3362 or online www.disasterassistance.gov.
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Crescent Credit Union Food Drive
May 24-July 31, Crescent Credit Union second annual summer food drive to benefit food pantries in the communities it serves.  Crescent branches will be accepting non-perishable food donations during regular business hours from credit union members and non-members alike.  Contributions will be distributed to those in need via St. Vincent de Paul Society in Brockton, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Taunton, and Holy Family Parish in Rockland. For branch locations and hours, please visit www.crescentcredit.org or call 1-800-894-4445.

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Signature Healthcare Caregiver Support Group
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.

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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.
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Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301
www.fullercraft.org

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.

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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 avandam@metrosouthchamber.com.
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Mansfield Bank Ribbon Cutting
Action Report
Marketing in Tough Economic Times
Perfect Harmony
China Info Sessions
Paramount Rug Ribbon Cutting
Regional Water Forum
Community Events
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