Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Leading Businesses. Leading Communities
September 27, 2010
Sponsored by:
Community Bank Finance Banner
Business After Hours
Thursday, September 30, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Residence Inn by Marriott, 124 Liberty Street, Brockton

We invite you to join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, door prizes and entertainment at the Residence Inn by Marriott.

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. For more information about the Residence Inn by Marriott, Boston/Brockton, call 508-583-3600 or visit

The event is being co-sponsored by Rob Peters Entertainment which will be providing the music. Visit The cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for future-members. For more information, like to register, please call Kim at 508- 586.0500 x231 or email
21st Annual Legislative Reception
Thursday, October 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Donahue Hall, Stonehill College
MA State Housewhite housebrockton city hall

The reception is a casual event at which business leaders, elected officials at the state, federal and local levels, 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.

 We encourage you, your key staff and colleagues 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.

The reception is sponsored by Stonehill College and Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. If you have questions or to register, call Lisa at 508. 586.0500 ext. 225 or email This event is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is necessary. Register online.

Sandler Sales Workshop: Overcoming Sales Stigma
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton

 "Overcoming the Sales Stigma: Are comfort zones holding you back from increased success?" This session is designed for business owners, sales managers or independent professionals who are:
· Pressuresalesd to generate new business but who are uneasy with prospecting activities and don't like being considered a sales person.
· Anxious to find a better way to generate revenues without being perceived as aggressive or pushy.
· Curious what business would look like if they planted their feet, and asked some tough questions
· Irritated by
prospects who say "I need to think it over" or "This looks good, I'll get back to you next week"
· Wondering why a positive prospect can be the most dangerous prospect.
· Interested to know how they can speed up a typical sales cycles and what that could mean to their bottom line.
· Troubled by not having a defined and repeatable selling process.
· Upset that sales people seem to be acting more like unpaid consultants.
· Sick and tired of excuses when goals aren't hit, when pipelines gather dust or when prices have to be cut in order to win deals.

To register for this member-led workshop, contact Lisa Keene at 508.586.0500 x 225 or email The cost is free to attend, but participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable items that will be donated to Father Bill's & MainSpring.

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 a ribbon cutting, food, give-aways, networking, and fun! Check out the new Italian deli counter at Bella's II stocked with authentic Italian deli meats, grab and go meals, lasagna, cannolis, cookies and other pastries.  Enjoy a cup of Lavazza, Italy's premium coffee.For the kids there will be popcorn, hot dogs and hamburgers and a moon bounce.
For more information, call 781-293-8788.

NEW September Action Report
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 for more information. You may also register online.

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

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To advertise here, contact Alison van Dam, 508.586.0500 x 222
LAST CHANCE- Advertise in the 2011 Book for Business

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2010 Book for Business
  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.

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

For course descriptions and to register visit 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 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.

To advertise here, contact Alison van Dam, 508.586.0500 x 222
Chamber Member/ Community
Events & Workshops
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 for details.

  Scentsy Offer
Check out our scentsational wickless candles at

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

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.

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

  Sign On For Literacy!
The Patriot Ledger and the Enterprise invite you to include your signature on a special display page alongside other key community and business leaders who value the impact literacy has on ouy quality of life and the future of our communities.  Reach nearly 267,500 readers.  The proceeds will go towards the Enterprise and the Patriot Ledger NIE programs providing over 30,000 newspapers each week to students.  Publication dade: November 1, Deadline: October 18. Supporter signaures range from 50-100 dolalrs. For more information or to take part, contact Cheryl Showstack at 508-427-7010 or email

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

Thursday, September 30:  Free class at HarborOne U, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Home Renovations. In this workshop you'll learn how to make your home renovation or addition a process that will run smoothly through every step, from drawing up the plans to the final results. Learn about environmentally friendly products to use for your project. Presented by Selena Nieto, Interior Designer.  Located at 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield.  Register online at

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

October 1 - October 3:  Submit your adorable pet photo to Gatehouse Media's first annual Pet Idol Contest.  Show us your dogs, cats, reptiles, birds or other small animals for a chance for your pet to become the Pet Idol while supporting Newspapers in Education providing newspapers for children in school.  Logon to to submit your entry.  Vote for your favorites starting November 1.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to pet shelters.  For more information, contact Cherly Showstack at or 508-427-4010.

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 deductible. 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.

Tuesday, October 5: SEED Corp, Bridgewater Savings, MSBDC and the MSCC present a free basic entrepreneurial workshop at Bridgewater Savings Bank, 620 County Road, Hanson.  Registration at 8:30 am.  Session 1: 9am-noon- Learn the fundamentals of planning, preparing for and financing your business.  Session II: 1pm-4pm- Learn to understand financial statements and how they help to determine the health of your business.  For registration/information, contact Tamarah at 508-822-1020.

Tuesday, October 5: John Jantsch, best selling author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine will present a workshop on creating a referral system called Teaching Your Business to Market Itself. 4-7:30 pm at Stonehill College.
You can register for this workshop at the early bird rate of $99.00 by visiting  (Chamber Member Business Marketing Success, is part of the collaborative, Business Training Events, that provides targeted, timely and real-world marketing and sales education events to businesses in Eastern New England.)

Tuesday, October 5: Free class at HarborOne U, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Social Securituy Workshop. Regional Communications Director of the Social Security Administration, Kurt Czarnowski, will provide guidance on the benefits and rules of this important part of your future potential retirement income. Located at 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield. Register online at

Wednesday, October 6: "Peace in the Streets" Services and Career Expo for the CORI-challenged individual. Presented by the Brockton Referral Coalition. 11am-2pm at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, rear hall, 24 Pleasant Street, Brockton.  For more information, contact Rich Dealy, 508-588-4049 x 116, or email

Wednesday, October 6: Registration Open House & Art Show, 3-7pm.  Meet local artists whose works have been displayed at HarborOne U, and learn about our upcoming classes and programs. Refreshments, door prizes, no obligation to register. Just come and see what we're all about it. 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield.

Monday, October 11: Crazy Band Skate, 2-4:30pm at Carousel Family Fun Center.  With 2 locations - 4 David Drown Blvd, Fairhaven (call 508-996-4828), or 1055 Auburn Street, Whitman (call 781-857-1286).  Visit for more information.

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:
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.

Thursday, October 14: Class at HarborOne U, 8-9:30 am: Maximize & Protect Business Value - Position yourself and your business for a successful transition from one owner to the next. Gain a better understanding of the overlapping challenges and ways to address them; the importance of maximizing the value of your business; how to position you and your business for success. This program is part of our monthly seminars for family-owned businesses. Presented by MetroWest Business Advisors, LLC Located at 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield. Register online at

Tuesday, October 19: Family & Community Resources Inc presents fall into Patriots tickets fund-razor.  Win a pair of Patriots vs. Viking tickets for Sunday October 31st at Gillette stadium, with free parking and pregame pig roast tailgate party.  Fund-razor will take place at McGuiggan's Pub, 546 Washington Street, Whitman Center on October 19, 5-7pm.  $20 gets you complimentary appetizer buffet and free redhook ale on tap, and the chance to win the tickets.  Purchase tickets at McGuiggan's or online at

Thursday, October 21: Lincoln Technical Institute Open House and Scholarship Testing (6pm).  You're a high school senior, excited about graduating with the rest of your class but not so sure about what you want to do with your future. The purpose of this Open House is to assist students in making an educated decision concerning their career and to outline the necessary steps a person must take when entering postsecondary education. During the open house you will sit with an Admissions Representative and go over your goals and career thoughts. After discussing your career path you will be able to tour the school and learn more about your discipline of choice. 365 Westgate Drive, Brockton.  Call Kari at 541-390-0007 or email

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

Saturday, October 30:
Halloween Party Saturday, 2-4:30pm at Carousel Family Fun Center.  With 2 locations - 4 David Drown Blvd, Fairhaven (call 508-996-4828), or 1055 Auburn Street, Whitman (call 781-857-1286).  Visit for more information.

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

uller 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.
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.

Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue in the Old Fire Station, North Easton
Admission: $6.00 per person. Children under 1 are free.
Tuesdays, September 21-October 26: Trucks on Tuesdays Drop in Days, 10-10:45 am.
Wednesdays, September 22-November 24: "Exploring Music" Drop in Days, 10-10:45am.
Thursdays, Starting Sept. 23: "Animal Happenings" informal petting zoo, 10am-10:45am.

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

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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, or download the advertising agreement.
Why Chamber of Commerce Members
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Contact Frank Sebastian or Frank Roach Today.
508-587-2673 ·
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
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

(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 You can also find
more information on our website at
Metro South Chamber Social Network
(Exclusively for Chamber Members)

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

Contact Alisonat 508.586.0500 x 222 if you have any questions.
In This Issue
Business After Hours
Legislative Reception
Sandler Sales
Ribbon Cutting
NEW Action Report
Annual Meeting & EXPO
Saphire Events
Advertise in B4B
Saphire Events
Community Events
Brockton Map Advertising
SCORE Counselors
Member Benefits
Advertise Here
Upcoming Chamber Meetings:

September 29:
SCORE Workshop Series
More Information

September 30:
Sandler Sales Workshop
More Information

September 30:
Business After Hours at Residence Inn
More Information

October 1:
Bella's II Ribbon Cutting
More Information

October 7:
Legislative Reception
More Information

November  17:
Annual Meeting & EXPO
More Information


Comcast Affinity Program

For more information, contact Mike Iannetta at 617-279-5418.
or email
Mike Iannetta.

Make sure you mention you were referred by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce.
Visit the Chamber Insurance & Special Offers page for more on this and other Member Benefits.




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Watch videos from the 2009 Small Biz Awards Featuring Jeff Taylor, and creator.

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