March 2020
We have our sights on supporting your business!

Doug Atkins, owner of Words With Copy, grew up in Middleboro and earned his BS in Marketing from Stonehill College. He has one published novel, and has been granted five national writing awards. Also, he’s written for the Boston Globe and the Patriot Ledger.

He has turned his skills to copywriting and the results are found everywhere:

  • Letters & Advertising
  • Direct Response Marketing
  • Websites & Blog posts
  • Marketing Emails
  • Magazines & Newspapers
  • Brochures & Flyers
  • Company & Customer Profiles & Stories

The next time you’re staring at a blank screen, contact Doug!


(774) 766-0597

Thank you to all who attended our 41st Annual Meeting!
Recipient:  The S.E.A.L. Foundation
Recipient:  Robin Moniz, Robin's Corner Flower Shop
Thank you again to our sponsors:
The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce
with Rockland Trust and Massasoit Community College present:

How to Find Target Clients and Rebuild Your Marketing Plan
With Kirsten Furman

Massasoit Community College | 49 Union Street | Middleboro
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Free Event
Did you lose touch with your customers?  Are clients not responding to your marketing campaigns? Should you be on social media or rebuilding your website into a more fancy one?
 In this seminar you will learn why it is crucial to understand exactly who your audience is, how to best get to know them, and how your target customers can guide decisions on the type of marketing that will work best for them.
The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce
with Rockland Trust and Massasoit Community College present:
The Bottom Line: Seven Strategies That Work Together to Double Your Business Profits

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Massasoit Community College | 49 Union Street | Middleboro
​​​​​​​Free Event

Presented by BERNHARD HEINE,  FOUNDER/ Business and Executive Coach
Do you know there are seven 7 essential building blocks for every business that work together to help control the results of the business?
Do you know by making modest improvements across critical areas of your business you can achieve major improvements in your profits?
Would you like to have a better understanding of marketing and sales fundamentals that will help you with your day-to-day business needs?
In this program, PBC, Inc. presenter Bernhard Heine will show you how to measure and improve each of the 7 areas in your business and how by making small incremental improvements in your business, you will see an increase in profits.

Tuesday, March 17th  5:00 - 7:00 pm
Rosebrook Event Center
50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham

You don't need the luck of the Irish to build your business...You need to NETWORK!  Come join us and make you own LUCK!  We welcome green attire!
How can you reach your financial goals and dreams?
 Let Primerica teach you the fundamental concepts that have helped millions of our clients build financial security.

Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY financial workshop to learn about:
    > The three different savings accounts you need
    > Ways to reduce debt
    > Retirement savings strategies    
    > How life insurance really works
    > The high cost of waiting to save … and more!
Location:       Cranberry Chamber of Commerce, 9 Clayton Road, Middleboro, MA 
Date:               Friday, March 20, 2020
Time:              9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
All participants will receive a complimentary How Money Works Book.
Friday, March 27  8:30 a.m.
Cranberry Country Chamber Office
9 Clayton Road, Middleboro
Welcoming our newest members from past year
RSVP by March 20th
41st Annual Meeting
Getting Business Done can be FUN!
Current Board of Directors (below):
Willy Duphily, Glenn Sherman, Jason Gerrish, Itamar Chalif, Julia Dixon, Torie Sylvia, Kira Watkins, Julie Kennedy Paul Key, Valerie Glynn, Denis Lilla, Sandy Richter, Pat Gaughan, Krystal Hilton, Justin Jeffrey, Laurie Driscoll, Brendon Elliot (missing:  John Olivieri)
Our Ambassadors (below):
Gina Gillen, Helena Allen, Kira Watkins, Todd Philie, Julie Ochs, Tom Talbot, Kevin "Quack" Quackenbush, Mario Finkbiner, John Marchiony, John Danahey, Rich Dooley (Missing: Joy Malomo, Arthur Larm, Andy Kelly, Tahnee Warner, Byron Lafferty, Hugo DeMatos)
Our Ambassadors are on the Sweet Treat Trail!  Has your Chamber member business been visited yet? If not, you WILL be!  
Watch future newsletters for pictures.

Take advantage of meeting new business people and growing your network!  Join Networking Group USA (NGU) as a Cranberry Country Chamber member by attending the NGU Southcoast chapter
Night of Networking Event!

Thursday, March 26, 2020
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fireside Classic American Grille
30 Bedford St., Middleboro

Tickets:  $10 each

Contact the Cranberry Country Chamber to request a ticket by clicking below:


April 14 -  Bus. After Hours TBA
April 17 - Vision Board 9-10 a.m.
April 24 - SECURE Act for You and Your Business 8:30-10
May 1 -    Elements for Excellence Rosebrook Event Center
May 12 - Check Collision/Mattapoisett  Bus. After Hours 5-7 pm
June 10 - Bus. After Hours HyLine Sunset Cruise/Cape Cod Canal Reg.CoC
July 13 - Chamber Golf Open LeBaron Hills Country Club
July -      Pilgrim Belle Sunset Cruise Bus After Hours Date tba
September - Boston Tavern Business After Hours  Date tba
September - Diamonds in the Rough Ladies' Golf Open with Taunton Area
             Chamber date tba
October 15 - Allen & Major Bus. After Hours 5-7 pm  
October - Legislative Luncheon Boston Tavern  Date tba
November - Business After Hours - Joint Chamber event - details tba
November - Stuff the Truck at Trucchi's Middleboro - details tba
December - Lorenzo's Ital. Restaurant Bus. After Hours  date tba

Speaker Series to be added monthly
Legislative and Commonwealth Updates
MA Adopts Distracted Driving Law 
Effective February 23, 2020
Governor Baker Files a $44.6B State Budget: Proposes "Real Time"  Sales Tax Collections & Lottery Sales on Debit Cards    

Read More from Retailers Association of Massachusetts January/February 2020 Edition of Newsletter
Employer's Guide to Paid Family and Medical Leave:

Make sure you are following the guidelines!
Thank you to our NEW Members:
Horace Mann Karen Vernomonti Agency
L'Heureux Painting & Maintenance LLC 
Thank you to our renewing Members:
Adams Communications
Albert R. Gamache Carpenter & Builder, Inc.
Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP
​​​​​​​Collins Crane & Rigging Service, Inc.
Willy Duphily
Fireside Classic American Grille
​​​​​​​R. J. Gabriel Construction Co., Inc.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Lakeville Golf Course
​​​​​​​Mac Roofing & Construction Inc.
Muckey's Liquors
PMK Glass Inc.
​​​​​​​Ponderosa Paca Farm
South East Fence Co., Inc.