JUNE    2018 NEWSLETTER
 
 
 
 
 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:
 
 
 
 
Join us at Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp
to Network and enjoy catered appetizers by
Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant

Brought to us by:
Bookkeeping Connections
Pet Recess
T.M. Ryder Insurance Agency

Tuesday, June 19th
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Loon Pond Lodge
28 Precinct St., Lakeville, MA

 
 
 
 
 
June Speaker Series:

Date:            Tuesday, June 26th
Time:            7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Location:       Massasoit Community 
                      College, 49 Union St.,
                      Middleboro, MA 


Recent changes in the way the government views the ADA within the context of website accessibility has led to a major shift in the responsibility for website owners. This presentation will provide you with the information you need to understand and deal with the following issues:

  • Understanding what web accessibility is and how it applies to you.
  • Learning how to make your website accessible to the greatest number of users possible.
  • Reducing or eliminating the risk of ADA-related lawsuits related to your website.
These answers and many more will be answered.

Presenter: Mike McKenna. Mike is a life-long resident of Middleboro and founder of shotgunflat, inc.-- a website design and development company based in downtown Middleboro. Mike has been working in internet technology since 1995, and has overseen the development of hundreds of sites. In addition to his work at shotgunflat, Mike is a member of the Downtown Improvement Committee and the president of the Middleboro Youth Soccer Association.


 
 
 
 
 
July Speaker Series:  Grant Writing

Employers: Are you interested in staff training and the grants that help pay for it? Please join Massasoit Community College & the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce for


Workforce Training Fund Program Info Session

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

8:30AM – 10:30AM


Massasoit Community College

49 Union St., Middleboro, MA



The Workforce Training Fund is an employer-funded program providing match dollars to eligible Massachusetts employers for staff training. The General program can match up to $250,000! The Express program reimburses up to $3,000 per employee. Come learn about the application and eligibility from Commonwealth Corporation, and see if the Workforce Training Fund Program is right for you.

 Please call Massasoit Community College at 508-588-9100 ext. 1302 or 1322

with any questions.   

This a free workshop but you must register in advance:  



 
 
 
 
 
Friend Sponsors:
 
 
 
 

ENRICH & EMPOWER


Friday, June 8, 2018  8:30am - 3:30pm

TownePlace Suites,  Rosebrook Event Center

50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, MA

Cost:  $125.00 per person



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!

**Click below to learn about our presenters, see schedule, and to register!**

 
 
 
 
 
2018 Cranberry Country Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament

LeBaron Hills Country Club - 183 Rhode Island Road, Lakeville
 Monday, July 16, 2018    7:00 a.m. Registration   /   8:00 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!


 
 
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
(check website for details as dates get closer):

July               Pilgrim Belle Sunset Cruise Business After Hours

August         Seckinger Pool Business After Hours
                      Women's Coffee & Collaboration-Somethin's Brewin

 
 
 
 
 
Member News & Events: 
 
 
 
 
A HUGE thank you to Wood Palace Kitchens for hosting a fabulous and well attended Business After Hours in May!

Over 65 members of the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce and the Taunton Area Chamber enjoyed viewing Wood Palace Kitchens' beautiful showroom, and the food catered by DeAvila's Restaurant & Catering was delicious and The Bartending Service of New England kept our thirst quenched!  The vibe was upbeat and positive as everyone networked...those business cards were flying!  Thank you to all who attended and especially to Tim Holick, Barbi Izzo and the staff of Wood Palace Kitchens!
 
 
 
 
 

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 kcarrelas@bptech.org

 
 
 
 
 

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 dpereira@bridgewatersaings.com for more info.

 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
State DUA Announces Changes to EMAC Supplement – EMAC Tax to Only Apply to Employees 18 & Older!
State to issue credits in 2nd Quarter for taxes paid on minors in 1st Quarter
 
The MA Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the agency responsible for administering the EMAC Supplement tax, recently issued emergency regulations to change and clarify the tax treatment of minor-aged employees.  The quarterly EMAC Supplement took effect on January 1, and employers saw notices and bills at the end of this past first quarter.  
 
 
 
 
Welcome to our New Members!!!!

D R Peck Excavating Inc.
Isagenix
M and M Solution Provider
Onset Bay Association 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to our renewing Members:
Bridgewater Farm Supply Co, Inc.
Canpro Investments Ltd.
Dunkin Donuts
Forms & Graphics, Inc.
Gregory Scot Jewelers, Inc.
Gursewak S. Sandhu MD, PC
JASAM, PC
Poquoy Brook Golf Club
ServPro Marion/Middleboro
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe

 
 
 
 
 
 Do you have an event coming up that you would like to share with our members?  Is your organization celebrating a milestone, new office opening?
Let us help you spread the word!  
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Contact Pam at the Chamber office:  pdziura@cranberrycountry.org
to be added to our Newsletter!  
 
 
    
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