Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Leading Businesses. Leading Communities
June 28, 2010
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What Speakers Would You Like to See?
Planning Session, Thursday, July 8, 9am

The Chamber will be holding a key planning session in order to establish priorities and brainstorm speakers for 2010-2011 events. Chamber members are encouraged to attend and help in providing the best possible programming. The Planning Session will take place on July 8 at 9 am at the Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton. RSVP by calling Lisa Keene at 508.586.0500 x 225,, or Kim Prosper, 508.586.0500 x 231,

2009-2010 Government Affairs Speakers Included: Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the House; Geoff Beckwith, Massachusetts Municipal Association, Thomas O'Brien, Plymouth County Treasurer; Tom Kennedy, State Senator; John Regan, Associated Industries of Massachusetts; Chris MacMillan, Brockton City Council President; George Noel, Massachusetts Department of Labor

** Next Government Affairs Meeting Friday, September 10

2009-2010 Good Morning Metro South Speakers Included: Linda Balzotti, Mayor of Brockton; Dr. Matthew Malone, Brockton Superintendent; J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of UMass Boston; Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulations; Steven Gordon, Good Samaritan Medical Center President; Kathy Manson, Office of Safety, Department of Industrial Accidents; Harvey Hirschhorn, Managing Director & Chief Portfolio for Bank of America

** Next Good Morning Metro South: Wednesday, September 22 with featured speaker Charlie Baker, Candidate for Governor.  For more information, contact Kim.

China Info 2

Over 65 Already Registered, 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!


For more information on the Chamber Led Trip to China, visit  To RSVP for the info session, call Alison van Dam, past China Trip Traveler at 508.586.0500 x 222 or email
Advantage Home Health Care Services
Relocation/Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, July 22, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
1778 Washington Street, Suite 7B, Stoughton.

grand openingPlease join us on July 22 as we celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony at Advantage Home Health Care Services' new location at a beautiful new plaza on route 138, Stoughton, 1/2 mile past the Easton Town line.  Celebrate with light refreshments, a tour of the facility, and networking opportunities.

Advantage Home Health Care Services provides a professional and friendly healthcare leadership team with over 50 years experience. The company provides care to you or you loved ones at home with quality, caring licensed nursing, physical therapy and homehealth aides.
In addition, Advantage will be adding a class room at their new location where they will offer continuing education, programs and classes in the fall.

For more information, call 781-436-5071.

June 2010 Action Report
Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops


New Metro South Chamber Member, Cartridge World, Weymouth is offering a 5% discount to all Chamber members.  Cartridge World is located at 646 Middle Street, Weymouth Ma.  For more information, call Rachel at 781-331-1909.

Monday, June 28: Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Visioning Workshop sponsored by the Old Colony Planning Council.  7pm at the Brockton Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton.  The RTP helps to determine how federal and state funding will be spent on transportation infrastructure and services in our communities over the next 20 years.

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

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,, 508-584-3234.

July 8- August 27: Drop in Days every Thursday and Friday at the Children's Museum, Easton.  Exploring a variety of different fun and educational themes.  Free with admission and any age may participate. 10:30am-3pm.  For a complete schedule of the Summer Drop in Days, visit
July 8: Tue Dye Drop in Day
July 9: Doggie Days Drop in Day

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.

Wednesday, July 14: Regional Transportation Plan Update sponsored by Old Colony Council Open House Event.  7-9 pm at the Peruvian Place Restaurant, 55 City Hall Plaza, Brockton.

Thursday, July 15:  Winfree Business Growth Advisors Free Sales Workshop.   This workshop is specifically for Business Owners, Independent Sales Agents, and Sales Managers and space is limited to 8 select participants.  The workshop will be held at the Board Room, 25 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 200, Braintree from 8:30 am - 10:30 am.  Call 781-930-3220 for more information.

Friday, July 16:  Sandler Training 2 hour complimentary sales workshop for business owners, presidents & ceos who are concerned with their salespeople. 8:30 am - 10:30 am, Suite 131G, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly.  Registration required, contact Joe Ippolito at 978-232-9040 or email

Friday July 16:  Green & Renewable Energy Training Program Info Session at Self Help, 142 Crescent Street, Brockton.  Call 508-588-4049 x 116 to register. The training will take place from August 16-November 22. 12 weeks Classroom Training, mon-fri, 9am-5pm, 2 week internship, mon-fri, 9am-5pm.  Training will be held at Operation ABLE of Great Boston.  For more information, call 617-542-4180

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

Saturday, July 17:Come join the fun at St. Joseph Manor's Barbeque Bash on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 375 Foundry St., Rte 106. North Easton, MA from 6:00pm-10:00pm Enjoy this fun summertime event with all-you-can eat barbeque, live music and great raffle prizes! Admission is $15 per person.  Tickets are available at St. Joseph Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton, by calling 508-583-5834, or emailing

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. The Entry Deadline is July 1.

Tuesday, July 20:  Free Dale Carnegie Training Workshop- Leadership Training for Managers.  4-5:30 pm in Waltham, MA.  Stop Managing and start leading.  Register for this workshop.

Thursday, July 22: The Greater Brockton Community Health Network Area (CHNA), in collaboration with Lincoln Tech, is seeking residents of Abington, Avon, Brockton, the Bridgewaters, Easton, Holbrook, Stoughton and Whitman, age 18 and older, to view a 30-minute video about community health, followed by a confidential discussion about health concerns in these communities. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win $50, $20, or $10 gift cards.  Representatives from Liberty Tax, Lincoln Tech and Self Help will be present.  Call 508-941-0730 to reserve your seat. Please reference this event when calling.  At Lincoln Tech, 365 Westgate Drive.

Wednesday, July 28: Regional Transportation Plan Update sponsored by Old Colony Council Open House Event.  8:30 am - 4 pm at Old Colony Planning Council, 70 School Street, Brockton.

Saturday, August 14: Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience Dinner and Show, to benefit children, adolescent and adult victim services at Brockton Family & Community Resources.  6pm at Showcase Live at Patriot Place.  Tickets are $50 per person and include appetizer, dinner, cash bar, raffles and silent auction.  Tickets are available online at For more information, contact

Wednesday, August 18: Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Visioning Workshop sponsored by the Old Colony Planning Council.  7pm at the Plymouth Main Library, 132 South St., Plymouth.  The RTP helps to determine how federal and state funding will be spent on transportation infrastructure and services in our communities over the next 20 years.

August 22:  Summer Sunday in the Park presented by the Office of Mayor Linda M. Balzotti.  DW Field Park, Brockton, 12pm-6pm. The Summer Sunday Planning Committee is counting on your continuing support to make it a great event. Please contact us if you are interested on being a vendor, performing, sponsoring and/or to learn more ways to participate in this year's event. If interested you should contact Maysa de Oliveira at the Mayor's Office at 508-580-7123/ or Connie Tevis at

Monday, September 13: Please Join Brockton Visiting Nurse Association at Thorny Lea Golf Club  for the 21st Annual Caring for Kids Golf Tournament for a fun filled day of golf with meals and an awards reception.   Every golfer will receive a special gift. There are many ways to participate via corporate sponsorship and/or playing golf.   To reserve your corporate sponsorship or golf registration online, go to www.brocktonvna.orgCaring for Kids 21st Annual Golf Tournament.  For more information contact Linda Richards, Tournament Coordinator at 508-894-5286 /

October 2: $10,000 Raffle Drawing Fundraiser at Generations Function Hall, 81 Memorial Drive, Avon.  The proceeds will fund DALLSS Transitional Home for Homeless Women.  Ticket sales for the drawing are limited to 300 tickets.  Each $125 ticket includes admission for one and the chance to win $10,000.  The evening will include live entertainment (Oldies but Goodies Band), dancing, dinner and cash bar.  There will also be other gifts and prizes.  Cocktails at 7pm, dinner at 8pm, $10,000 drawing at 10pm.  You don't have to be present to win.  For tickets contact Louise or Danelle at 508-232-7747.

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 or call 1-800-894-4445.

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.

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.

Henson Jackson Art Gallery & Framery
Trackside Plaza, 2 Canton Street, Suite 8, Stoughton
Open Monday-Wednesday, 10am- 5pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sunday by appointment.  Contact 781-297-5520.


Regional Transportation Plan Survey
Old Colony Planning Council, the regional planning agency for Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman, is in the process of updating the Regional Transportation Plan. The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) helps to determine how federal and state funding will be spent on transportation infrastructure and services in the next 20 years. Please visit to fill out a survey so that we may solicit initiatives including mobility needs, quality-of-life and environmental issues.

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.

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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
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