February 2018 Newsletter
Thank you to all who attended and sponsored our 38th Annual Meeting!

Congratulations to those honored:
Debbie Blais, Gregory Scot Jewelers, Todd Philie, Kira Watkins.  Thank you to Alec Stern, our speaker, and to The Fireside Grille for hosting our event this year!



Julia Dixon, Chairman, Pet Recess Doggie Daycare - 2019

Jason Gerrish, Treasurer, Eastern Bank - 2020

Torie Sylvia, Vice Chair, Taunton Federal Credit Union - 2018

Glenn Sherman, Past Chair, Bridgewater Savings Bank- 2018


Matt Arguin, Southcoast Kitchens - 2018

Itamar Chalif, Rockland Trust - 2018

Wilfred Duphily, Willie's Auto Supply - 2018

Wayne Perkins - 2019

Susan Okolita, Old Colony YMCA - 2018

John Olivieri Jr, JK Olivieri Insurance Agency - 2018

Rose Paquette, Massasoit Community College - 2018

Kira Watkins, TM Ryder Insurance Agency - 2020

Pat Gaughan, Mechanics Cooperative - 2021


Valerie Glynn, President and CEO

Pam Dziura, Admin and Marketing

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Premier Sponsors:
Lead Sponsor
Corporate Sponsors:
Charter Sponsors:
Congratulations to:
2017 Business of the Year
Gregory Scot Jewelers - Scot Dean
2017 Business Person of the Year
Todd Philie - Southcoast Marketing Group
2017 Volunteer of the Year
Kira Watkins - T.M.Ryder Insurance Agency
Volunteer of 4th Quarter 2017
Michelle Cote
Serv Pro Marion/Middleboro
February Business After Hours

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time:  5:00  - 7:00 p.m.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Rosebrook Event Center
50 Rosebrook Place - Wareham, MA
Join your fellow Chamber members to socialize and participate in Networking activities!
 Women's Coffee &     Collaboration

Friday, February, 16, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast at:
The Hideaway
9 Station St., Middleboro, MA
Cost  $15.00/person

Register below and we will invoice you.
Speaker Series:  How to be a great Owner/Manager

Speaker:  Kevin Glynn, Lighthouse Strategic Partners

Date:        Tuesday, February 27, 2018 

Time:        8-9:30am

Place:       Massasoit Community College

                                            49 Union St., Middleboro

What are the skills to run a highly performing organization? How do you get the most out of your people? What are the ways to build trust in the organization?

How  do you get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus?

How do you effectively manage your time to think clearly and stay on your plan?
Learn why creating a budget for profit will help you get there.

Join us at this high impact seminar to become the best Boss you can be!

Speaker Series: Using Live Video (Facebook Live) to Market your Small Business
Speaker: Brad Powell
Date:       Tuesday, March 20th
Time:       8-9:30 a.m.
Place:      Massasoit Community College
                 49 Union Street, Middleboro

You’ve heard of Social Media Marketing, but did you know that you can use live video, for example Facebook Live, to drive customers to your small business?Come to this interactive workshop to learn how!

We’ll cover the strategic aspects of using live video for marketing, and talk about how to get people to “know, like, and trust” you and your business. We’ll discuss how to convert your video viewers into clients, so that your videos are doing your selling for you. We’ll talk about how to grow your audience quickly, easily, and without spending a lot of time or money. We’ll discuss what might be holding you back, and give you easy tips for learning the ropes. Bring your smartphone and get started with live video marketing right in the workshop!

Presented by Brad Powell: Brad is a business video coach and live streaming videographer who teaches entrepreneurs how easy it is to create engaging video campaigns with just a smartphone and good storytelling. Brad inspires entrepreneurs to find everyday moments that make great marketing and he's dedicated to helping small businesses get over the limiting belief that video marketing is too daunting.

In conjunction with Wareham Community & Economic Development and the Southcoast and Cape Cod Canal Region Chambers, join the Cranberry Country Chamber in the annual Business Expo being held this year on Thursday, April 5th.  Showcase your business!  Expand your market beyond our local chamber area!  Learn about other businesses that may complement or help you in growing your organization!
Click below for details on registering!
Locaton:  TownePlace Suites - Rosebrook Event Center
50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, MA

March 16 - "Southeastern Mass Legislative Alliance" / Cape Cod Five Bank-Wareham

March 20 - Speaker Series: "Using Live Video (Facebook Live) to Market your
                   Small Business" - Massasoit Community College 8-9:30 a.m.

April 5 - Business Expo with Cape Cod Canal Chamber 12:30-5:30

May 9 - Business After Hours with Taunton Chamber / Wood Palace Kitchens 5-7pm

June 8 (to be confirmed) - Elements for Excellence / TownePlace Suites-Wareham

July 16 - 2018 Scholarship Golf Tournament / Lebaron Hills Country Club
Member News: 
Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce Board of Director, Susan Okolita, recognized for her dedication to the Old Colony YMCA and our local community. 

The Middleboro Gazette January 28, 2018 edition recognized Susan Okolita:
"Three decades of giving back for the YMCA’s Okolita"

Moving to our community back in 1981, Susan has been an active force in many organizations, including the Cranberry Country Chamber.  See the article from the Middleboro Gazette by clicking below:


Raynham, MASSACHUSETTS, January 29, 2018. Bridgewater Savings announced that its Charitable Foundation has made a donation of $1,500 to Heidrea for Heroes.

Heidrea for Heroes (H4H) is a veteran services organization that was founded in 2013 by two Marine Corp veterans who saw a need to offer struggling veterans resources not typically delivered through traditional post-military service agencies. The funds donated by the Bridgewater Savings Charitable Foundation will be used to support their mission to provide adaptive housing renovations, vehicle modifications, qualifying home repairs, specialized mobility equipment, veteran/family support and workforce readiness programs that will inspire and motivate veterans and families to move forward through challenges. For more on Heidrea for Heroes, please visit: heidrea4heroes.org/.

About Bridgewater Savings Bank:
Established under state charter in 1872, Bridgewater Savings is a full service financial institution offering commercial and residential loans as well as business and personal banking. Please visit BridgewaterSavings.com or call 508.884.3300 for additional information. Bridgewater Savings is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). Bridgewater Savings is an Equal Housing Lender
Welcome to our New Members!!!!

Bento Real Estate Group
Burgess Pest Management
Cornerstone Financial Group LLC
RMS Mortgage Services Inc. 
Thank you to our renewing Members:
The Arc of Bristol County
Mid-Cape Home Centers
Southcoast Marketing
T.M. Ryder Insurance Agency
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