May 2018 Newsletter
Join us Wednesday, May 9th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Wood Palace Kitchens, 7 Mill Street, Middleboro

as we network with members of the
Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce
Thank you to John and staff at Apazidi's Family Restaurant for hosting our Coffee & Collaboration in April!  The breakfast was delicious!  And thank you to Jill Beresford for enlightening us with scientific information regarding the difference between the brains of women and men!  Very informative and entertaining!

There will not be a Coffee & Collaboration in instead join us on June 8th for our
Elements of Excellence
(sign up below)
And watch emails for our next Coffee & Collaboration!
Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Seminar
See flyer below
Date: Tuesday, May 15th
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Place: Massasoit Community College
49 Union Street, Middleboro
Friend Sponsors:


Friday, June 8, 2018  8:30am - 3:00pm

TownePlace Suites,  Rosebrook Event Center

50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, MA

Early bird cost:  $99.00 per person

(early bird price effective through May 18th!  After May 18-$125)

Our presenters:

Stacey Shipman - Move, Breathe, Explore

Jill Beresford - Massachusetts Small Business Development

Rubina Motta - At Capacity

Mary Crandall - Art of the Written Word

Meg Garfield - Open Doors Yoga

...and more opportunities to become enriched & empowered!

2018 Cranberry Country Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament

LeBaron Hills Country Club - 183 Rhode Island Road, Lakeville
 Monday, July 16, 2018    7:30 a.m. Registration   /   9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Proceeds of the Golf Tournament benefit the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce and its Scholarship Fund. The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce has awarded over $56,000 in the last 20 years to deserving, graduating high school students continuing their education in an undergraduate or trade school in a business related field.

Click above to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and to register to play!

(check website for details as dates get closer):

June 19 -  Business After Hours at Loon Pond Lodge hosted by
             Bookkeeping Connections, Pet Recess, T.M. Ryder
            Insurance Agency

July 24 - Workforce Training Fund Session at Massasoit CC
Member News & Events: 
Thank you to all who participated as an exhibitor and attended our Joint Business Expo on April 5th with the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber!
Cranberry Country Member Exhibitors:
Signarama/Raynham, Burgess Pest Mgmt., Comfort of Home Audiology, Right Key Mortgage, ProGroup Contracting, RMS/Residential Mortgage, First Citizens Credit Union, Brabo Benefits, SEED, Cape Cod Five, Cornerstone Financial, Old Colony Elder Services, LaForce Realty/Bachant Builders, Cranberry Country Chamber and 6 Degrees Networking Group, Isagenix, Bryan Parrish Home Inspection, Bridgewater Savings Bank
Welcome to Planet Fitness
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on April 26th
Lakeville Country Club
44 Clear Pond Rd., Lakeville
Presents: Winey Wednesday EVERY week!

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

is looking for volunteers to assist in their

4th Annual Credit for Life Fair on Friday June 8, 2018

The Credit for Life Fair is an interactive financial literacy program that allows students to role play as a 25 year old adult trying to manage a budget.  Each student is given a personalized profile that reflects the income and debt of an entry level professional in their career choice.  The objective is to visit each of the fair’s fourteen booths, which represent the major categories of living expenses and develop a working budget.  Students will have to make decisions such as buy a new or used car, allocate money for food, clothing and items such as a cell phone.  Throughout the process students are challenged to live within their means (not spend more than they make) and budget for life’s needs and wants.  The goal of the fair is to increase student awareness of personal money management and put their potential career and salary to the test! 

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School is located at 207 Hart Street in Taunton.  For more information about this event, please contact Kerrie Carrelas at 508-823-5151, ext.130 or via email at

Save the Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018

16th Annual Bridgewater Savings
Charitable Foundation Golf Classic
at LeBaron Hills Country Club, 183 Rhode Island Road, Lakeville MA​​​​​​​

Contact Diane Pereira at 508-884-3326 
​​​​​​​or for more info.

Join Catholic S.E.A.L.  at
Falmouth Road Race On August 19th
We Are Assembling A Team To Run For Catholic S.E.A.L.
Contact Kerry for more information
Legislative News
Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce
Joins Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Alliance

The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce, Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber,  Metro South Chamber, South Coast Chamber, Taunton Area Chamber, Tri-Town Chamber, and the United Regional Chamber of Commerce make up the:  “Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Alliance”.
The purpose behind the  chambers collaborating on government affairs is to address regional challenges and opportunities in current and future legislation at the State House in Boston and Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Watch your email for updates and further information as we reach out to you to hear your thoughts through surveys as the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce works with you as one voice!
​​​​​​​In 1945, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to pass an equal pay law. But the gender pay gap persists in Massachusetts and across the country. In Massachusetts, on average, women working full time earn only 84.3% of what men earn. The gap is even larger for some women of color. On July 1, 2018, an updated equal pay law will go into effect in Massachusetts, providing more clarity as to what constitutes unlawful wage discrimination and adding protections to ensure greater fairness and equity in the workplace. The statute, Chapter 177 of the Acts of 2016, An Act to Establish Pay Equity, amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, M.G.L. c. 149, § 105A (“MEPA”). Equal Pay for Comparable Work MEPA generally provides that “No employer shall discriminate in any way on the basis of gender in the payment of wages, or pay any person in its employ a salary or wage rate less than the rates paid to its employees of a different gender for comparable work.” 
For FAQ's and to learn more about the change going into effect July 1, 2018, click below:
Welcome to our New Members!!!!

Check Collision/Toyota of Dartmouth
Nerds to Go​​​​​​​
Thank you to our renewing Members:
Accutrac Services / C&A Associates
Apazidi's Family Restaurant
Beacon Financial Planning
​​​​​​​Brabo Benefits
Can-Do Business Services
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Church in the Pines
Claremont Management
​​​​​​​Cushman Insurance
Dermody Cleaners
East Commerce Solutions
Ercon. Inc.
Grant's Rental
​​​​​​​Holiday Inn Express/Middleboro
​​​​​​​LeBaron Hills Country Club
Lenny's Auto Body Inc.
Petro Home Services
Roby's Propane Gas, Inc.
Rousseau's Recreation Rentals
Stephen Dixon, Inc.
Schell Welding & Piping
TownePlace Suites - Wareham
​​​​​​​Trucchi's Supermarkets
Wilmot's Decorating Center 

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