|Good Morning Metro SouthThursday, October 21, 7:30 am - 9:00 amWestgate Hotel & Conference Center, Brockton
The featured speaker will be Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Anthony was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2009. She has spent her career promoting consumer causes, and is one of the state's most well-known consumer advocates and is a highly respected public interest lawyer. Anthony will address issues around: Data Protection, Health care and Insurance Cost Management, Foreclosure Prevention and Loan Modification Scans, Credit and Debt Eduction, Auto Insurance and the Managed Competition Marketplace, Home Improvement Contractor Registration and Complaints, and Consumer Protection and Education.Also speaking will be Glenn Field, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Forecast (NWS). NWS provides timely and accurate warnings and forecasts for southern New England and maintains records of climate data. They are a leader in science research, training and outreach. This event is sponsored by Old Colony Elder Services. Old Colony Elder Services enables elders to remain in their homes. The cost to attend is $20 for members and $35 for future-members and includes breakfast and networking opportunities. Register by calling Alison van Dam at 508.586.0500 x 222, or email email@example.com.
|Catholic Charities South Ribbon CuttingTuesday, October 26, 2pm - 4pm157 Centre Street, Brockton
Catholic Charities South has been serving the City of Brockton for more than 90 years, and will renew its commitment to the city and its surrounding communities with the opening of its new home in October. Join community leaders, Catholic Charities staff, Chamber members and members of the community as they cut the ribbon to their new home. Enjoy networking and refreshments while welcoming Catholic Charities to their new location.Catholic Charities South, a community service center of Catholic Charities of Boston, is a vital community resource, Catholic Charities South Opens New Home offering a continuum of care to 24,000 families in Norfolk and Plymouth Counties each year. The agency provides basic needs emergency services, including a food pantry and financial assistance, as well as family support services and youth mentoring; English, GED and job training classes; and an elder outreach program. In addition, resources and referrals for area human services agencies are offered and Catholic Charities South serves as a host site for Angel Food Ministries, SNAP Benefits and health care options. Visit www.ccab.org to learn more.
NEW October Action Report
KEYNOTE: MARY RICHARDSON
97th Annual Meeting & Business EXPO
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Massasoit Conference Center, Brockton
Annual Meeting Luncheon: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Join 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
|Using LinkedIn and Facebook for Your BusinessWednesday, October 20, 2010, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Crescent Credit Union, 115 Commercial Street, Brockton
Basic walk through of both networks to include: overview of social networking, setting-up personal profiles, identifying business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) uses, building business profiles on each network, and monitoring results.
The presenter is Tricia White, Senior Business Advisor with he 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: Tweets and Blogs on November 10.
TRAVEL TO GREECE WITH THE CHAMBER
May 14 - May 23, 2011
Featuring a 4-Night Greek Islands & Turkey Cruise
Other Highlights: Mycenae, Athens, The Acropolis, Taverna Dinner Show
Visit Greece Travel Webpage for full itinerary and sign-up information.
10 Days. 18 Meals.
Monday, November 8, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm,
West Bridgewater Public Library
If you have any questions, or to register for the info session, please contact Alison van Dam at 508.586.0500 x 222.
|Regional Business After HoursWednesday, November 3, 2010, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mansfield Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield
On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, Chambers In Partnership for Progress (C.H.I.P.P.S) invite you to attend the Regional Business After Hours from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the Mansfield Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield.
Meet business people from the Cranberry County, Cape Cod Canal, Fall River, Metro South, New Bedford, Plymouth Area, Taunton Area, Tri-Town and United Regional Chambers of Commerce. Last year's networking event brought together a crowd of nearly 300 business professionals and entrepreneurs. This is a great opportunity to meet members from surrounding chambers.
To register for this event please call the Chamber at 508.586.0500 ext. 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free for members. Come and enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, 50/50 raffle, cash bar and most importantly a lot of NETWORKING! Don't forget your business cards. Sponsored by Health Services Administrators.
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 www.jandjhi.com for details.
Check out our scentsational wickless candles at www.jennmckeon.Scentsy.us
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.
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 our 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 date: November 1, Deadline: October 18. Supporter signatures range from 50-100 dollars. For more information or to take part, contact Cheryl Showstack at 508-427-4010 or email email@example.com.
October 1 - October 30: 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 www.newenglandnie.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-427-4010.
Wednesday, October 13: University of Massachusetts Darmouth Advancing Technology & Manufacturing Center Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: "Navigating the Immigration Maze for Small-Business Employers and would-be Temporary or Permanent employees" By Richard Iandoli and Madeline Choi Cronin Iandoli & Desai, P.C. Boston, MA. 151 Martine Street, Fall River. Free to attend. RSVP to Tajesh at 508-910-9815 or Amit at 508-910-9815.
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.
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 www.harboroneu.com.
Thursday, October 14: Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) on "Resilience", the ability of an organization to recover quickly from a negative event or outcome, Thursday, October 14, 7:30-9:00 a.m., Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Become 2010-11 SNEEF member for $75, and attend forum free. Event non-member cost $20 in advance, $25 at door, including light breakfast. Register at www.sneef.umassd.edu.
Thursday, October 14: Good Samaritan will team up with the Psi Iota Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to offer a free community breast cancer awareness program. The program will take place from 6-7 p.m. at the Moakley Conference Center at Good Samaritan, 235 N. Pearl St. The evening will focus on an education program on breast cancer screening, risk factors and treatment. A question and answer session will follow. Please register by calling Caritas DoctorFinder at 1-800-488-5959 x27.
Fridays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5: Export Logistics and Regulatory Compliance Certificate Series presented by the MA Export Center. Our four-part Export Logistics & Regulatory Compliance Certificate Series is designed to provide exporters with a comprehensive, working understanding of the day-to-day mechanics of international trade while focusing on the latest trends and requirements essential to achieving full compliance. The Series will provide helpful tips, tools and practices that businesses can use to optimize their export operations. October 15: Export Logistics, Classification and Incoterms. October 22: Export Documentation & Shipping Under Free Trade Agreements. October 29: Export Regulatory Compliance. November 5: Best Practices for Developing Export Procedures & Compliance Programs. $450 for entire series, $150 per session (includes meals and seminar materials) 8am registration, 9am-3pm program, at the Bank of Canton Corporate Headquarters, 490 Turnpike Street, Canton. Visit www.mass.gov/export
Saturday, October 16: Arrive in costume and get ready to be bewitched at the Children's Museum in Easton's annual Halloween Romp. Rain or shine at the Oakes Ames Hall in Easton, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.The Halloween Romp activities for all ages include plenty of Halloween crafts, trick-or-treat bag decorating, fortune telling, a hands-on creepy animal display with New England Reptile and Raptor, spooky music and games, and much more! You can even go on a haunted lantern lit trick-or-treat romp! Tickets to the Romp are $5.00 per person for members and $10.00 per person for non-members. Register by calling 508-230-3789.
Saturday, October 16: Brockton Lion's Club/ Mary Kay Open House. Please come join us at our MK Open House Fundraiser - proceeds will go to Eye Research! Contact us for more details! And of course refreshments will be served! 4-8pm. Call Carla for more information, (508) 583-7491Saturday, October 16: Shop for a Cause at Macy's. Find the magic of giving back. Pay $5 to support Stop Foreclosure Keep American Dream Alive, Inc., and receive coupons ranging from 10-25% off to shop on October 16. Also, enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card. Shop while supporting a great cause. For more information, contact Michael Salabanzi at STOP Foreclosure Keep American Dream Alive, Inc., at 508-857-0895, or email email@example.com Sunday, October 17: Circle of Remembrance, Martin Institute, Stonehill College,320 Washington Street,Easton, MA. 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Please join us for our annual remembrance ceremony. Honor a loved one by coming to this beautiful day of reflection. Place a white rose with the name of someone you want to remember on the wreaths that will display in our offices. If you can't attend, call 781-341-4145 x 313 to ask to have a rose placed on the wreath. This event is free of charge. For more information visit www.oldcolonyhospice.org
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 www.fcr-ma.org.
Wednesday, October 20: Brockton Public Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new grant, Conversation Circles. The grant enables Brockton Public Library to triple its purchases of materials aiding Brockton residents in improving their ability to converse in English, and doubles the classes for conversations. The public is cordially incited to participate, 12-2pm. Refreshments will be provided. Call 508-580-7890 x 205 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 21: Free Sales Workshop. Winfree Business Growth Advisors will conduct a free workshop for business owners, Sales Managers and Independent Agents. Do you need to get in front of better prospects, hire a top performer, or eliminate "think it overs"? Get the answers here. The session will be held from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 200, Braintree, MA. For reservations call Ken Cheo at 781-930-3220 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, October 21: Tamboo 2nd Annual Pink Carpet Affair. Tamboo is partnering with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Come dressed in pink and join us for raffles, music and help those battling Cancer. 7-9pm will feature sounds of Electra 225, R&B vocalist Ashanti Munir, and at 10pm, Belladonna Shades of Love will present a Fashion Show followed by DJ Phree spinning til the end. Donations of $10 will be at the door. Tamboo is located at 252 Main Street, Brockton. Interested in sponsoring? Call Jessica at 508-326-1175.
Saturday, October 23: The Massasoit Community College Annual Fall Gala will take place at 6 p.m. at the Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street, Brockton. There will be cocktails, dinner, live entertainment featuring the Massasoit Theatre Company in a "Best of Broadway Musical Revue", raffles and an auction. Tickets are $100 per person, $1,000 per table. All net proceeds go toward Massasoit's "United Student Fund." Contact Peggy Reardon at 508-588-9100 x1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship information, contact Sheryl Savage at 508-588-9100 x2603
Saturday, October 23: Conway Brockton office invites you to attend the Annual Pumpkin Party. Fun, Food, Facts. Pumpkin decorating, kids costume contest, and refreshments. Bring the kids and take some time to learn about the local real estate market. 11am-2pm, 1063 North Main Street. Call 508-587-4477.
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
Friday, October 29: "Friend's" Bake Sale presented by the Brockton Council on Aging. 9:30 am - 1pm at Brockton City Hall.
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 www.carouselskate.com for more information.Sunday, October 31: St. Joseph Manor is hosting Trick or Treating on from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to the traditional trick or treating activity we will also have games and prizes for the children. Come join us for a HAUNTINGLY good time. Admission is Free! St. Joseph Manor, 215 Thatcher Street, Brockton, MA 02302. For more information please call, 508-583-5834 and speak with Diana Caperello, Director of Recreational Activities. www.SJMbrockton.org
.Monday, November 8: Advertise in the Brockton Enterprise limited edition of "BROCKTON People make the difference", a comprehensive guide that offers an in depth look at the city of Brockton ahd is designed to be a great resource for residents and visitors alike. Containing community services, government agencies, hostoric sites, parks, schools, recreation centers and more. Ad deadline October 20. Call 508-638-5580 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 www.seedcorp.com.
Saturday, December 11: 30,000 Annual Drawing at the Irish Cultural Centre, plus an additional 15 cash prizes. Drawing held at 6pm at the ICC Christmas Open House. TIckets availbale now by calling 781-821-8291 or email email@example.com.
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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. * ALL BROCKTON RESIDENTS ENJOY FREE ADMISSION TO THE FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM EVERY DAY THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR, THANKS TO BANK OF AMERICA.
On Exhibit: In the Picture with Warren Mather, featuring 27 works by this innocative ceramic artist. A constant innovator, Mather developed a technical process of firing photographic, video, or computer generated images in glaze on a ceramic body. The images are printed in glaze onto wet clay using a silkscreen before the bisque firing, followed by clear glaze and final firing. The result is an image that seems to emerge from the clay rather than simply printed on the surface, and is capable an astonishing level of detail and clarity.The exhibition runs from October 9 through January 23, 2011, and there is a reception on October 24 from 2-5pm. Join us!
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 Easton9 Sullivan Avenue in the Old Fire Station, North Easton508-230-3789, www.childrensmuseumineaston.org 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.
|LAST CHANCE- Advertise in the 2011 Book for Business
|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.
Join the Chamber This Month
You Will Receive:
· 1 FREE member listing in the Action Report newsletter (distribution of 30,000)= OVER $1,100.00 IN PROMOTIONAL BENEFITS
· 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)
Reach Over 5,000 People-
Advertise on the New Brockton Maps & Restaurant Guide
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 firstname.lastname@example.org., or download the advertising agreement.
|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.
Metro South Chamber Social Network
(Exclusively for Chamber Members)
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.
Contact Alisonat 508.586.0500 x 222 if you have any questions.
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. 10/6: Start up Basics. 10/20: Business Concept. 10/27: Marketing Plan. 11/3: Financial Projections. 11/10: Funding Sources.
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 email@example.com
. 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.
|Upcoming Chamber Meetings:|
For more information, contact Mike Iannetta at 617-279-5418.
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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