Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Leading Businesses. Leading Communities
September 7, 2010
Sponsored by:
Community Bank Finance Banner

Government Affairs
Friday, September 10, 12:00 pm
Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton

Michael BradyThe featured speaker at the next Government Affairs Meeting will be State Representative Michael Brady. Michael Brady was born and raised in Brockton.  Has has represented the 9th Plymouth District and Ward 2 since 1996, first as a  Member of the School Committee (1996-1997), then as a City Councilor (1997-2009) and City Council President (2002).  In 2008, Brady was elected State Representative of the Ninth Plymouth District.

Brady currently serves on the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Joint Committee on Public Service.

To attend this meeting, please contact Lisa at 508.586.0500 x 225 or register online at metrosouthchamber.com/register.html.  The cost to attend is $5 for members and $15 for non-members and includes lunch.

Good Morning Metro South
Wednesday, September 22, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Westgate Conference Center, 195 Westgate Drive, Brockton

Join us on Wednesday, September 22 at the Westgate Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn) for the kickoff of the Good Morning Metro South Breakfast Program Series.  The featured speaker will be Charlie Baker, 2010 Candidate for Governor.

Charlie BakerCharlie Baker has spent his career bringing success and strong management to both the private and public sectors in Massachusetts. Among the highlights of his career are helping to start the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research and working for the Weld/Cellucci Administration as Undersecretary for Health in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.  In addition, Baker served as Secretary of Health and Human Services and also served as Secretary of Administration and Finance.  In this position, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Governor's Association in 1998.
Following this, Baker became CEO of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) and was soon recruited by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to serve as its CEO.

Also speaking will be Mr. Kim Hollon, new President and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Healthcare

Good Morning Metro South is being sponsored by United Way of Greater Plymouth County. Tickets are $20 for members and $35 for non-members and includes breakfast and networking opportunities. As always, don't forget your business cards! For more information, contact Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231, or email kprosper@metrosouthchamber.com.  You may also register online.
NEW September Action Report
Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Referral Marketing System Workshop
Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton 


Attend this FREE Member-Led workshop and you will learn how to create your own referral generation system including how to:

1. Become more referable - learn the 5 ways to get people to refer your business more often.
2. Target your sources - learn to develop a laserbeam focus when identifying good referral prospects
3. Educate your sources - discover powerful methods to educate your referral sources so that they refer you more with exactly the right words
4. Motivate your sources - understand what will motivate your referral sources so they refer more business to you.
5. Follow-up with all - find out the best ways to keep your referral sources "in the know" about the progress you are making.


To register, email Joe Constantino, joe@businessmarketingsuccess.com. A seasoned marketing strategist & Speaker; Joe is also the owner of Business Marketing Success and a Certified Duct Tape Marketing Coach.



Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Marketing Strategies Using Social Media
Crescent Credit Union, 115 Commercial Street, Brockton


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.

The presenter is Tricia White, Senior Business Advisor with the MA Small Business Development Centre Network (MSBDC) - SE Region. The MSBDC provides free and confidential business advisory services to existing or prospective small business people. They also offer training seminars on a variety of topics, including starting a business, financial planning, government procurement, marketing and strategic planning.


To register or for more information, call Tammi or Alison at the MSBDC office at 508.673.9783 or register online at www.msbdc.org/semass. Additional workshops in the series: Using LinkedIn & Facebook on October 20, and Tweets and Blogs on November 10.



Friday, September 24, 2010 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
Metro South Chamber,  60 School Street, Brockton

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce, Operational Services Division, Supplier Diversity Office and Program announced today that a FREE workshop "Connecting your Business to the Commonwealth" will be held at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton, Massachusetts on Friday, September 24.

The Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth Workshop provides businesses that are interested in doing business with the Commonwealth training on; where to find bidding opportunities, bidding process for Statewide and Departmental Contracts, where to find American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (federal stimulus) procurement & grant opportunities, the NEW Small Business Purchasing Program, overview of Comm-PASS (the Commonwealth's e- Procurement system), marketing to public entities, how to become SDO Certified, how the SDP supports SDO Certified businesses and more!

The Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth Workshop is an interactive session scheduled to start at 9:00 am with registration at 8:30 am. We expect this workshop to be packed with businesses energized for success. Additional details are available on the Operational Services web site training
web pages at www.mass.gov/osd.

To register, contact Lisa Keene at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email lkeene@metrosouthchamber.com




SCORE WORKSHOP SERIES
September 29-November 10

Is Starting a Business Right for You?
The SCORE QuickSTART TM Series Workshops will help you:

Define and evaluate your ideas, Develop a marketing strategy,Identify the best ways to fund your business, Turn your idea into action with tools and templates,Get useful and helpful mentoring sessions, Connect with other entrepreneurs.

The SCORE QuickSTARTTM Series provides five, three-hour workshops with action steps:
Start-up Basics               9/29 and 10/6
Business­ Concept         10/20
Marketing Plan               10/27
Financial Projections    11/3
Funding Sources           11/10

Get started today. Attend all 5 SCORE QuickSTARTTM Series Workshops. For course descriptions and to register visit  www.massasoit.mass.edu  Use the Quick Course Search and select Fall 2010, Brockton Campus, non-credit, business) or call Community Education Director Rose Paquette at 508-588-9100 x1307 rpaquette@massasoit.mass.edu. Start-up Basics is $15.  The other four workshops can be purchased as a series for $100. Sponsored by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce and the Community Bank.

Business After Hours
Thursday, September 30, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Resident Inn by Marriott, 124 Liberty Street, Brockton

Residence Inn by Marriott, Boston/Brockton, offers Studio, 1- Bedroom and 2-bedroom suites, with fully equipped kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, luxury bedding, friendly staff, Wi-Fi and free highspeed internet in all guest rooms, nightly social hours and weekly barbeques. The social hour for hotel guests are Mon-Thurs featuring light dinner, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. You will find a warm welcome at Business After Hours at the Residence Inn Residence Inn, Boston/Brockton. For room reservations at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Boston/Brockton, call 508-583-3600 or visit www.residenceinnbrockton.com.

The event is being co-sponsored by Rob Peters Entertainment which will be providing the music. Visit www.robpetersentertainment.com. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, like to register, please call Kim at 508- 586.0500 x231 or email kprosper@metrosouthchamber.com.
Legislative Reception
Thursday, October 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Donahue Hall, Stonehill College


donahue hall The reception is sponsored by Stonehill College and Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. The reception is a casual event at which business leaders, elected officials, and candidates for public office can renew face-to-face contacts and discuss issues of importance to them and the business community while enjoying complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

Legislative actions at municipal offices, on Beacon Hill and in Washington are having far greater impact on Metro South area businesses than ever before. As a result, there is a greater need for our business community to speak out and be heard on regulations affecting commerce and industry. As a member of the Metro South Chamber, your organization has a vested interest in helping foster stronger relationships with local officials.

The Legislative Reception is an excellent and cost-effective way for you, your key staff, and colleagues to initiate or renew face-to-face contacts at the state, federal and local level. We encourage your firm to participate and support the unified voice of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce. Together, we can ensure that government understands and supports the needs and concerns of the business community in our region. If you have questions, call Lisa at 508. 586.0500 ext. 225 or email lkeene@metrosouthchamber.com. This event is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is necessary. Register online.

97th Annual Meeting & Business EXPO
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Massasoit Conference Center, Brockton

97th annual meeting  busienss expo

Annual Meeting Luncheon: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Mary RichardsonJoin other business people and community leaders and attend the Annual Meeting to celebrate businesses working together for the future of the Metro South Region. The Featured Speaker will be Mary Richardson, former co-anchor of WCVBTV's Chronicle, and new Community Liaison for Caritas Christi Health Care. The cost to attend is $45 for members and $55 nonmembers. Call Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231 or email kprosper@metrosouthchamber.com for more information.

Business-to-Business EXPO: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm- RESERVE YOUR TABLE!
The Business-to-Business Expo is a great opportunity to reach five hundred business people throughout the Metro South region. Designed to be a personal table-top expo, presenters will be provided with meaningful opportunities
to promote their company to prospect after prospect. It is the right place, the right time, and the right audience. The cost of a table is $309 for members. Register and pay before October 5 and receive the discounted price of $259. In previous years, the Chamber's response to this opportunity has been very strong. Since space is limited, registrations are on a first come, first served basis. If you have any additional questions, contact Kim Prosper, at 508.586.0500 ext. 231.

SPONSORSHIPS ALSO AVAILABLE. Contact Kim Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231 or email kprosper@metrosouthchamber.com.

Bella's Italian Market Ribbon Cutting
Friday, October 1, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
319 Plymouth Street, Halifax



Celebrate the expansion of Bella's II in Halifax with food, give-aways and
networking. For more information, call 781-293-8788



Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops

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J&J Home Improvement Offer

Receive a Free 42 inch high-definition television from George Washington Toma TV (selected styles only) for every $10,000 spent with J&J Home Improvement, see www.jandjhi.com for details.
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  Scentsy Offer
Check out our scentsational wickless candles at www.jennmckeon.Scentsy.us

Receive 10% off September's Scent of the Month, Maple Butter!


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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.
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Prepare for HR Professional Certification - PHR & SPHR

Curry College in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is offering the SHRM Learning System course to help individuals prepare for the PHR and SPHR examinations.  Enroll in these courses at either our Milton and Plymouth campus location.   Classes begin this Fall.  For more information and for class schedules call 617-979-3547 or visit www.curry.edu/phr-sphr.

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Wednesday, September 8: Blood Drive at Porter & Chester Institute, 5 Campinelli Circle, Canton.  9am-2pm.  Bone Marrow registration Available. call 1-800-red cross

Wednesday, September 8:  2010 Chamber Appreciation After Hours Social and Open House presented by WATD 95.9 FM, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at 130 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield.  Tour the WATD Facilities, and enjoy refreshments, fun, and networking.  WATD knows that Chambers of Commerce and their members keep local business alive and thriving.  This is their way of saying thanks!  RSVP to Sandii Rollock at 781-837-1166 x 316 by September 1.

Thursday September 9: Class at HarborOne U in Mansfield.  Finding Work in Hard Times - If you are out of work and feeling overwhelmed, this one's for you. We'll help you enhance your job search, improve your employment prospects, increase your opportunities for interviews, and gain perspective about the job market. Presented by Janet M. Letourneau, MBA, CPBA, president and founder of Peak Performers, Inc. For more information, call Maureen at 508-895-1347 or visit www.harboroneu.com.

Thursday, September 9: Philosopher Thomas Pogge, "The Other Side of Globalization" at the Martin Institute Auditorium on the campus of Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, N. Easton.  Free parking is available in lot 111.  Pogge, a German Philosopher currently teaching at Yale, will argue that rich countries, their corporations, and citizens are violating the human rights of the global poor if they do things, that for the sake of minor gains, foreseeable aggravate severe poverty and disease.  The imposition of the elite on the poor can easily qualify as the largest human rights violation in human history. For more information, please go to http://www.stonehill.edu/mi_events.xml

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.

Saturday, September 11: Scholarship testing at Lincoln Tech.  There will be a pizza party and door prizes before and after the testing.  The location is at the Brockton campus, 11am-1pm.  2011 students please try and be 10-15 mins early.  Call 508-941-0730 x 43504 to reserve your space.  Currently reviewing application for Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Office Assistant, massage Therapy, network Communication Information Systems with Microsoft, Pharmacy Technician.


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 / cfkgolf@brocktonvna.org.

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 joe@businessmarketingsuccess.com

Tuesday, September 14:  New England Sinai Free Community Lecture Series begins with Don't Take Swallowing for Granted presented by the Sinai Speech-language and swallowing supervisor Jessica Ackerman.  Held in Stoughton at the Brenner Conference Center at 7pm.  Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please call 781-297-1336 to register

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 15:  Workforce Career Fair 2010 at Lombardo's, 6 Billings Street, Randolph, 11am-3pm.    Brought to you by the Enterprise, the Patriot Ledger, Wicked Local, MA one stop career centers, Plymouth/Quincy Career Centers.  Opportunities in professional, technical, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and general openings.

Wednesday, September 15: Class at HarborOne U in Mansfield.  Simplify the College Search - Presented by  Meghan McDonough, Director of Admissions at Anna Maria College, this session will offer advice to parents and high school students on how to make the most of their college search experience. Wed., September 15th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Maureen at 508-895-1347 or visit www.harboroneu.com.

September 16-19: Greek Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak Street, Brockton

Thursday, September 16: Class at HarborOne U in Mansfield. Is a reverse mortgage right for you? A reverse mortgage enables homeowners age 62 and above to convert equity in their home into income. Homeowners do not have to sell or leave their home, give up title, or take on new monthly mortgage payments. This workshop will provide you with details and answer all of your questions. Thurs., September 16th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. For more information, call Maureen at 508-895-1347 or visit www.harboroneu.com.

Thursday, September 16: "Can lean thinking work for entrepreneurs?", program by Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) at UMass Dartmouth, Thursday, September 16, 5:30 p.m., Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center, 151 Martine Street, Fall River.  Become a 2010-11 member for only $75, and attend free. Event non-member cost $20 in advance, $25 at door, includes refreshments.  Register at www.sneef.umassd.edu.

Thursday, September 16: Free Prostate Cancer Screening and Early Detection Program at Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology Center, 818 Oak Street, Brockton.  All men over 50, and men over 40 if African American or have a family history of prostate cancer, should be tested.  The lab work and the prostate exam by a urologist are free and take less than 20 minutes. To register, please call Caritas DoctorFinder at 1-800-488-5959 to register.

September 17-19: Irish Festival at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton.  *Special discount for Chamber members- $10 per day or a weekend pass for $15.  Come in to the Metro South Chamber office, 60 School Street, Brockton.  Tickets will be mailed out soon after.

September 17-December 17:  English for Employment at CareerWorks, 34 School Street, Brockton. 13 week course for those with English as a second language. 9am-12pm every Friday.  Students must speak and understand English at an intermediate to advanced level.  Learn to fill out job applications, write a resume, talk with managers, speak confidently and make a good impression, write thank you notes, work in a computer lap, and learn about us culture and employment.  Call 508-513-3445 to register.

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 www.metrosouthchamber.com/register.html or call Kim at 508.586.0500 x 231.

Wednesday, September 22: Class at HarborOne U in Mansfield. Organizing Tips, Tricks & Tools - Remember the old adage, a place for everything and everything in its place!  Professional Organizer, Janine Cavanaugh will share her tips and tricks on how to create functional, efficient and orderly closets, drawers and cupboards.  Discover simple, affordable solutions to get and keep you organized. Wed., September 22nd from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Maureen at 508-895-1347 or visit www.harboroneu.com.

Thursday, September 23: Class at HarborOne U in Mansfield. First Time Home Buyer Seminar - Make a well-informed decision when you buy your first home. This workshop provides you the opportunity to get answers to your questions from professionals involved in the home buying process. Thursday, September 23rd from 6 - 9 p.m. Presented by Realtors Chris Layton and Kathy Doherty, real estate attorney Roxanne Richard, Insurance Professional Kevin Malloy, and regional lending managers from HarborOne Credit Union.
For more information, call Maureen at 508-895-1347 or visit www.harboroneu.com.

Thursday, September 23: Corporation for Public Management & Beacon Communities LLC presents Autumn Job Fair, 10am-2pm, 469 Pine Grove Drive, Brockton.  Employers join us at no cost to an intimate job fair for CPM's Candidates and Beacon Management Residents.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Wanda Oyola, Employment Specialist/Case Mgr at 508-895-7106.

Friday, September 24: Connecting your Business to the Commonwealth at the Metro South Chamber, 60 School Street, Brockton, 9am-2pm. Providing businesses that are interested in doing business with the Commonwealth training on where to find bidding opportunities, bidding process for Statewide and Departmental Contracts, where to find ARC procurement and grant opportunities, the NEW small Business Purchasing Program, overview of Comm-PASS and more.  Brought to you by the MSCC, Operation Services Division, and Supplier Diversity Office and Program.  To register, contact Lisa Keene at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email lkeene@metrosouthchamber.com.

Saturday, September 25: From 10-1pm, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Pediatrics Department will be sponsoring an Asthma Camp to provide Asthma education to residents of Brockton and the surrounding communities. There will be various education stations going over topics such as Asthma Disease, Environmental triggers, symptoms, along with the opportunity to win great prizes and enjoy lunch with those in attendance. To register, call 508-941-7550.

September 25 & 26: The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts announces its annual Fall yard sale, 9am-4pm at the APCSM Adoption Center (1300 West Elm St Ext, Brockton).  APCSM yard sales are well known for their huge and varied selection of items and their bake sales are famous for delicious home-baked treats. All proceeds raised from the sale go directly to providing homeless animals with humane and compassionate care in their time of need.  Donated items for the yard sale are welcome and may be dropped-off at the adoption center now thru 9/18.  For more information about the yard sale or the APCSM, please call: 508-586-2053 or log-on to: www.apcsm.org

Sunday, September 26: Join New England Sinai for the "Stepping Up" Walkathon and help to support seniors.  The 5k Walkathon begins and ends at the Striar YMCA at 445 Central Street in Stoughton.  The walk begins at 9:30am, registration at 8:30am.  Proceeds raised will fund scholarships to Sinai's Adult Day Health Program, which has been providing safe and attentive care since 1983. Walk individually, in teams, become a sponsor or recommend sponsors who may be interested in participating. Business/Corporate Sponsorship levels are: Gold - $5000, Silver - $2500, Bronze - $1000, Brass - $500 and Copper - $250. For more information, contact Bettyann at 781-297-1328 or email bmckenzie@nesinai.org.

Tuesday, September 28:  CareerWorks 2010 Job Fair, 9am-12pm at the Westgate Conference Center (former Holiday Inn), Brockton. As an employer, you face a buyer's market for qualified, highly skilled candidate for your open positions.  Sign up by Friday, September 17 to take advantage of the $299 early registration fee. To download a registration form, visit http://www.careerworks.org/

Friday, October 1:  Massachusetts Green Career Conference at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough.  For more information, visit www.massgreencareers.com

Saturday, October 2: Restoring Lives and Homes, Teen Challenge Fundraising Banquet.  5pm- reception & silent auction. 6pm- dinner. Teen Challenge is located at 1315 Main Street, Brockton.  Tickets are  $30 per person or $250 for a table of 10. Call 508-586-1494.  Program Advertisements and Sponsorships also available. Teen Challenge New England is a 15-21 month long term in-patient facility that helps teens and adults with life controlling issues. We are a 501-c3 non-profit organization so your gifts are fully tax deductable. Each year we rely on businesses like yours to help make our evening more memorable for the years to come. We hope that you consider a contribution at any of our sponsorship levels or even an In-Kind donation for our silent auction. Its business' like yours that help keep our doors open.

October 14: Support Chamber Representative Andrew Milian of Liberty Mutual as he participates in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Night Walk campaign.  The Walk will take place this year at the Boston Common on October 14, 2010.  We're trying to recruit 25 walkers and raise $2500.  We're asking employees/friends/loved ones to register for our Team by visiting our online Team Page: http://pages.lightthenight.org/ma/BostonL10/AndrewMilian.
In addition, everyone is encouraged to invite other co-workers, friends and family members to be part of the team. We encourage each walker on our team to raise $100 or more.  Walkers who raise $100 or more become a Champion For Cures and will receive a special illuminated balloon, t-shirt and a wristband for food on walk night.

Sunday, October 24, 3 P.M. West Middle School , West Street Brockton, Brockton Symphony concert, music of Franz Liszt with pianist Michael Lewin. For information telephone 508-588-3841 or www.brocktonsymphony.org

November 18:  SEED's Annual Meeting at White's of Westport in Westport.  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  For more information, visit www.seedcorp.com.

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F
uller 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.
Now on exhibit:  "Boxed and their Makers."  A show featuring the work of 32 contemporary woodworkers who have constructed conceptual and functional pieces that express their unique artistic visions and blur the boundaries of art and craft.

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.


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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 www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011RTP 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.

Reach Over 5,000 People-
Advertise on the New Brockton Maps & Restaurant Guide

Brockton map

The Metro South Chamber receives numerous daily requests from new arrivals, tourists and businesses for maps of the area.  The first round of maps, produced earlier this year, sold out in 2 months.  Due to high demand, the Chamber will be producing a new Brockton Street Map this Fall!  The Brockton map is a double sided 4-color process publication containing a street guide, libraries, post offices, police departments, schools, hospitals and more.  This year, the back side of the map will contain a restaurant listing of the City of Brockon. 

When you advertised you will receive a numbered location on the map.  Don't have time to create an ad?  Our in house designer will create one for you free of charge.  Full panels, 1/2 panels and 1/4 panels available.  For more information, contact Alison van Dam at 508.586.0500 x 222, email avandam@metrosouthchamber.com., or download the advertising agreement.
Metro South Chamber of Commerce
2010/2011 Season Ticket


season ticket 2010/2011
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
book for business 2010
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.

Why Chamber of Commerce Members
Should Become Score Counselors


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Reason #7:

SCORE IS ACTIVELY RECRUITING CHAMBER MEMBERS TO BETTER SERVICE OUR CLIENTS WITH THE SKILLS THEY DESPERATELY NEED. HELP US HELP THEM.


Contact Frank Sebastian or Frank Roach Today.
508-587-2673 ·  www.scoresema.org
Added Benefits for Chamber Members

Comcast Affinity Program: Save up to $750 on Comcast Business Class Internet, Voice and TV.

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 www.metrosouthchamber.com/insurance.html
Join the Chamber This Month
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
· FREE opportunity to promote your events in the E-Update (3,000 people)
· Group Health Insurance, Comcast Savings, and Energy Purchasing Program

= OVER $1,100.00 IN PROMOTIONAL BENEFITS
(Base Rate is $295 + $5 per full time employee)

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact John Nesti at
508.586.0500 x 229 or email jnesti@metrosouthchamber.com. You can also find
more information on our website at www.metrosouthchamber.com.
Metro South Chamber Social Network
(Exclusively for Chamber Members)

New Networking Site
 
Please take a moment to sign up at mymetrosouthchamber.ning.com.
This site has a lot of potential in the future for maintaining a strong Chamber and a strong business community. Over 80 Chamber members have already joined.

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In This Issue
Government Affairs Meeting
Good Morning Metro South
NEW Action Report
Workshops
Business After Hours
Legislative Reception
Annual Meeting & EXPO
Ribbon Cutting
Community Events
Brockton Map Advertising
Season Ticket
Advertise in B4B
SCORE Counselors
Member Benefits
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Upcoming Chamber Meetings:


September 10:
Government Affairs Meeting
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September 14:
Installing  a Referral
Marketing System
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September 15:
Marketing Strategies Using Social Media
More Information

September 22:
Good Morning Metro South with Featured Speaker Charlie Baker
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September 24:
AMP Workshop- Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
More Information

September 29:
SCORE Workshop Series
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September 30:
Sandler Sales Workshop
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September 30:
Business After Hours at Residence Inn
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October 1:
Bella's II Ribbon Cutting
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October 7:
Legislative Reception
More Information

November  17:
Annual Meeting & EXPO
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