Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Leading Businesses. Leading Communities
July 12, 2010
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July/August Action Report

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.
Metro South Chamber of Commerce
2010/2011 Season Ticket

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Registering for events has never been easier.  Become a Season Ticket holder for Metro South's most informative and innovative programs and events.

 Includes all Good Morning Metro South Programs, Business After Hours, Annual Legislative Luncheon, ATHENA Award Breakfast, Small Business Awards Luncheon, and a ticket to the Taste of Metro South.

Only $175 for one seat, or $1080 for 4 seats.  Download the flyer and fax back to 508.587.1340, mail back to the Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton, or call Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231 for more information.
Advertise in the 2011 Book for Business

2010 Book for Business
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The Metro South Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to publish the 2011 Book for Business, a four-color publication that includes a complete membership directory and guide to the Metro South region, including town profiles, legislative information, a map of the region, and information on industrial parks, education, health care facilities and recreation.

The Chamber publishes 5,000 copies of the Book for Business distributes them to all chamber members, real estate offices, town offices, colleges, hotels and families interested in relocating to the Metro South region.  Last year, 4,000 books were mailed to area businesses
The Chamber invites your business to advertise in the 2011 Book for Business.Reply by Monday, August 2, 2010 to secure current advertising rates. Don't have the time or the funds to create an ad?  Our talented designer will create an ad for you free of charge.  Should you have additional questions, please call Alison van Dam at 508-586-0500 ext. 222.

Business After Hours
Tuesday, August 10, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Baypointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center
50 Christy Place, Brockton

Join us for an evening of networking at Baypointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center. Baypointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center offers comprehensive, cost-effective rehabilitation and nursing care in a skilled care setting. At Baypointe, we are dedicated to providing an intensive, short-term program for medically stable patients. Our goal is to help patients reach optimum level of functioning so that they may return home or to a like-community.

This events is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. As always, don't forget your business cards. To register, contact Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231, or email

Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops

NOTE:  Alison van Dam, Director of Communications at the Chamber, will be out of the office from July 12-July 21. New Event notices for the section below will not be added until the July 26th E-Update.
  Thank you.


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.

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

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.  5-7 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.

Thursday, July 15:  First Time Home Buyer Seminar from 6-9pm at HarborOne U, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield.  Visit for more information.

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

Friday, July 16:  Bandmasters Inc. is hosting the area's first Open Class Drum Corps International show, and its annual summer Drum Corps International Show at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Stadium in Bridgewater. Doors open at 6, showtime at 7. Tickets may be purchased
online at or contact Rosa at 1-781-963-2345. Flyer with information.

Friday, July 16:  Brockton Historical Society's 40th Anniversary at the Shaw's Center, Brockton.  Cash bar at 6 and dinner and program at 7. Highlights of the evening will include the naming of the society's Fire Museum in memory of the late Brockton firefighter, William "Billy" Donovan and the release of the newly published book by society president, James Benson, Images of America, Brockton, which will be available for the discounted price of $19.99.  Tickets are $35.00 and available at the Chamber Office, 60 School Street, Brockton.

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
Saturday, July 17:  Sullivan Tire Customer Appreciation Day from 10am-12pm.  Join us for food, prizes, great specials and a chance to win Red Sox Tickets.  Also, come see Wally the Green Monster.  1320 Blemont Street, Brockton.  Sullivan Tire Coupons.

Friday, July 18: stop by Tamboo Bistro, 252 Main Street at 5pm for Cosmos and Couture. Scour your closet for new or gently worn garments or accessories that you can bear to part with - then bring them - along with your friends, and trade them in for (almost!) new items of your own! The purpose of Cosmos and Couture is to catalyze and energize interest in downtown Brockton as a  destination for fine dining, fine arts, elegant venues, and a great place to have fun, network, and make new and lasting friends.

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.

Wednesday, July 21:  Sandler Training. Sales workshop for business owners, presidents & CEO's who are concerned with common mistakes salespeople make, wonder why traditional sales approaches aren't working, and are frustrated by prospects who always want to buy on price. 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 420 Lakeside Ave (rte 20), Marlborough. Registration required, Complimentary for Chamber members-$49 for non-members contact Chamber member Bill Scher @ 781-915-7254 or register

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.

Friday, July 23:  Irish Cultural Centre in Canton welcomes back Ireland's best ballad and fold group, the Dublin City Ramblers.  Join us for a lively summer s night of music and dancing under the stars here at the ICCNE. A great family friendly activity to which all are welcome. Band will go on at 8pm. Tickets are $20 ICC Members/ $25 Non-Members.  200 New Boston Drive, Canton.  Call 781-821-8291 for more information.

Tuesday, July 27: Life Directions: Insurance Seminar from 6:30pm-7:30pm at HarborOne U, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield.  Visit for more information.

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.

Wednesday, July 28:  Auto & Home Insurance 101 from 6:30-8pm at HarborOne U, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield.  Visit for more information.

Thursday, July 29: To your Credit: Consumer Credit Seminar from 6-8pm at HarborOne U, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield.  Visit for more information.

Saturday, July 31:  Brockton Lion's Club Fundraiser/Friend raiser.  20% of Papa Gino's Restaurants will go to the Lion's Club Vision and Hearing Programs at Papa Gino's, 885 Belmont Street, Brockton, 4-9pm.

Friday, August 13:  Friday Night Movies at Campanelli Stadium, home of the Brockton Rox.  Watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, free of charge.  Concession stands will be open.  Free small popcorn with purchase of a soda. 7:45pm.  Residents are encouraged to bring picnic blankets.  For more information, contact the Mayor's office, 508-580-7123.

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

Thursday, August 26:  Metro South Chamber Business After Hours and New Member Orientation.  Business After Hours - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  New Member Orientation, 4 pm - 5 pm.  For more information, visit

Monday, September 6: Come join the fun at St. Joseph Manor's Labor Day Picnic-UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT- on the grounds of the Lady of Sorrows Convent, 261 Thatcher Street, Brockton, MA from 11:00am-6:00pm.  Come experience traditional Lithuanian and American foods, live bands, antique car display, games of chance, kids games including: Moonwalk, Radar Speed Pitch, 9-Hole Mini Golf Course and more!  If you would like more information, interested in volunteer opportunities, or acquiring vendor space, please contact John Drusinskas, Chairman, Labor Day Event Committee at 508-583-5834 ext. 3037 or at   

Saturday, September 11: Good Samaritan Medical Center is seeking
vendors for its 21st annual Country Fair & Chicken Barbecue Craft Fair. The event will be held on Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Good Samaritan Medical Center, 235 N. Pearl St., Brockton. The participation fee for craft vendors will be $35 for one space and $60 for two spaces. Vendor set up will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All vendors will be provided with a 10x10 outdoor space. For more information or if you have questions, please call Amanda Voysey at 508-427-3214.

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 /

Tuesday, September 14: Referral Marketing Workshop at the Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton, 9am-10:30am.  Learn to become more referable, target your sources, educate your sources, motivate your sources and follow up.  To register, email Joe Costantino of Business Marketing Success at

Wednesday, September 15:  Marketing Strategies Using Social Media at Crescent Credit Union, 115 Commercial Street, Brockton, 8:30 am - 11am. Attend this workshop for a basic overview of social media tools including search engine optimization (SEO), social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Myspace), Blogs and E-newsletters.  Presented by Tricia White of the MSBDC.  To register, call 508-673-9783.

Wednesday, September 22:  Metro South Chamber of Commerce Good Morning Metro South Season kicks off with Charlie Baker, Candidate for Governor.  7:30 am - 9:00 am at the Westgate Conference Center, 195 Westgate Drive, Brockton.  $20 for members, $25 for non-members.  To register, visit or call Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231.

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.

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1 FREE member listing in the Action Report newsletter (distribution of 30,000)
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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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Contact Alisonat 508.586.0500 x 222 if you have any questions.
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In This Issue
Action Report
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Community Events
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Upcoming Chamber Meetings:

July 22:
Advantage Home Health Care Relocation Ceremony
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August 10:
Business After Hours at Baypointe Rehab
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August 25:
Board of Directors

August 26:
New Member Orientation
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August 26:
Business After Hours at Irish Cultural Centre
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September 1:
Ambassador Meeting

September 10:
Government Affairs Meeting

September 14:
Installing  a Referral
Marketing System
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September 15:
Marketing Strategies Using Social Media
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September 22:
Good Morning Metro South with Featured Speaker Charlie Baker
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