November  Newsletter
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Nerds to Go Grand Opening on October 19th:
Join Trucchi’s Supermarkets, Rockland Trust and the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11
Stuff the Truck at Trucchi’s Supermarket – 438 West Grove Street, Middleboro

Since 2004, Trucchi’s annual campaign has helped families and individuals enjoy a special dinner on Thanksgiving with food donations sorted and distributed around the area. A Truck provided by St Vincent De Paul will be available to “Stuff” at the West Grove Street location.  The truck will be present from 10 a.m .to 5 p.m. both days. Volunteers from the Chamber will load donations onto the Truck at Trucchis and unload and sort donations back at St Vincent De Paul’s Sacred Heart Food Pantry in Middleboro. The food pantry will distribute the donations in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Trucchi’s participation allows the family-owned supermarket chain to continue its mission of helping the greater Middleboro community.
Sign up below and choose your time slot!
Battistini's Bakery
Business After Hours

Join us Tuesday, November 13th   5:00 - 7:00 pm
16 Wareham Street -  Middleboro, MA

Cash Bar beverages sponsored by Muckey's Liquors


Cranberry Country Chamber / Rockland Trust / Massasoit Community College present:

Network and Knowledge through our
Monthly Speaker Series….
Become an ACTIVE prospector and CHOOSE to be busy!
Speaker:  Don Wilson
Tuesday, November 20, 2018    7:30-9:00 a.m.
Massasoit Community College
49 Union Street —  Room 109 - Middleboro, MA
You will learn…
“91% of customers would refer their salesperson, however only 11% of sales people ask for referrals.” – Source, Dale Carnegie
How your MOTIVATION contributes to your prospecting success
How your MINDSET determines your behavior every day
How to ACTIVELY prospect new business for you and your network partners
How to ASK FOR REFERRALS 100% of the time in a way that’s personal and effective
Speaker:  Don Wilson
**Click below for registration and bio on Don Wilson**

Cranberry Country Chamber & Taunton Area Chamber

Present NFIB/Ram Grand Bargain Informational Session:

The Massachusetts Legislature Passed a “Grand Bargain” Legislative Package Which Includes a $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Family/Medical Leave Program

Tuesday, November 27  -  8:00 a.m.
Stoneforge Tavern, Raynham, MA


Join fellow small business owners to learn about what was included in the final “Grand Bargain” legislative package. This legislation bundled parts from three ballot questions slated for the November 2018 ballot:

∙ $15 Minimum Wage

∙ Paid Family and Medical Leave

∙ Sales Tax Rollback

This is your opportunity to learn about the final package and how it will impact your business. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions on how best to prepare your business for the new law, some of which goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

Speakers will be Christopher Carlozzi/NFIB and Bill Rennie/RAM

Christopher Carlozzi - NFIB/Massachusetts State Director

Christopher Carlozzi was named Massachusetts State Director of NFIB in June 2017.  Prior to being named State Director, Carlozzi spent the last nine years as NFIB Grassroots Manager working with small business owners in Massachusetts and the other five New England states.  


Bill Rennie - Vice President RAM (Retailers Association of Massachusetts)

Bill joined RAM in March of 2004 as Public Affairs Director for the Association, and in May of 2007, he was promoted to Vice President. As a registered Massachusetts lobbyist, he advocates on behalf of RAM members before all branches of Massachusetts government. 

To learn more about our speakers, click below to read and to register:

Business After Hours
Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant
500 West. Grove St., Middleboro
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11th

If you joined us last year, you KNOW how wonderful this event was!  Join us as we network and announce our Event Attendee Annual Raffle winner!  

Thank you to our Legislative Breakfast Sponsors, Legislators and Attendees!  Thank you, also, to Boston Tavern for hosting!
 Corporate Sponsors:
 Charter Sponsors:
 Friend Sponsors:
Senator Michael Rodrigues, Rep Susan Gifford, Chamber President Valerie Glynn, Senator Marc Pacheco
Panel: Sen. Rodrigues, Rep Gifford, Sen. Pacheco
US Congressman Bill Keating
Senator Michael Rodrigues
Guest Speaker Bill Nunes, Director of Government Affairs Southcoast Health
Thank you to the Fairfield Inn/Marriott and staff for hosting our October Business After Hours!
The renovations are beautiful, the raffle winners will enjoy a night's stay, and everyone enjoyed the food catered by Lorenzo's and beverages catered by The Bartending Service of NE.
   Thank you to Muckey's Liquors for sponsoring a raffle item as well! 
Congratulations to Ryan Amusements
 Grand Re-Opening! 
115 New State Highway, Rte. 44, Raynham
It's not too late....
Check out our incentives for joining by November 6th and be in our 2019 Directory:
The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce is providing service to our members to list job openings.

Advertise your job openings here!  Click below for more information and costs.
Thank you to the following businesses
who brought in New Members during August & September!
Take some time to visit their websites by clicking on their logo to help you personally and professionally!
Wilfred Duphily
(orig of Willy's Auto)
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It's that time of year again...we are printing our 2019 Directory!  Make sure your listing is correct!  Check out the directory on our website to make sure it is up to date!  Watch for a call or letter from PG Chamber for your opportunity to advertise in the Directory!  Call Chamber office if you have any questions or changes at 508-947-1499 or email Pam at
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​​​​​​​December     Business After Hours - Lorenzo's Dec. 11th
January        Speaker Series "What is a Podcast Anyway"
                             January 8th
​​​​​​​                     40th Cranberry Country Chamber Annual Meeting
                             Date To be advised
Legislative Info
Remember...November 6th...Election Day 
Welcome to our New Members!!!!
AAA Northeast
Lakeville Business Center
Ryan Amusements - Raynham
Thank you to our renewing Members:
Apazidis Family Restaurant
Atlas Construction Corp.
Automotion International Inc.
Bridgewater Savings Bank
Cranberry Village Apartments/Woodlands
Dellarocco's Landscape Design  Construction Co. & Garden
Farm Credit East
FBinsure, LLC
Gammons Adams Insurance Agency
​​​​​​​Halifax Sheet Metal
​​​​​​​Fireside Grille
Justice Resource Institute - JRI/Anchor Academy
Kelly's Tire mart Inc.
Kids Dental Care of Fall River PC
Lew Gammons Insurance Agency Inc.
Morton Hospital / Steward Health Care System
Nemasket Health Center
Peroni Financial
Rockland Trust
​​​​​​​Signarama Raynham
Wood Palace Kitchens
Visit our New Members websites by clicking on their logo:
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