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Leading Businesses
Leading Communities                   Meet Creator Jeff Taylor!
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                                     Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm                                                                                                                Tax Hike to Halt Reform
                                                                                                                                                                                              Let’s give reform some more
                                             The Metro South Small                                                                                                                            time to work before a 25% tax
                                     Business Awards Luncheon is                                                               who will entertain and inspire.                                hike is considered...
                                     scheduled for Wednesday, May                                                                      As always, the Metro South Small                       See page 10 for full story
CHAMBER MISSION                      13, at The Shaw’s Center from                                                             Business Awards luncheon is a great
To serve the interests of            12:00 - 1:30 pm. The Metro South                                                          networking opportunity. In addition,
member businesses while                                                                                                                                                                       Case Basis on Business Ban
                                     Chamber of Commerce and                                                                   do not miss the Business Expo from                             “Brockton businesses are by
providing community                  Bank of America Small Business                                                            10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Pre-registration is
leadership to ensure the                                                                                                                                                                      and large good businesses run
                                     Services have joined forces to rec-                                                       required. Tickets for the luncheon are                         by responsible people. This
economic advancement
                                     ognize small business achieve-                                                            $35 for members and $45 for non-                               year they have endured prop-
of the Metro South region.
                                     ments and their economic                                                                  members. The Expo is open to the                               erty tax, water and sewer rate
                                     impact on the region. The fea-                                                            public. To register or for further infor-                      increases while weathering a
                                     tured speaker at the luncheon is                                                          mation call the Chamber at                                     national economic storm...”
                                     Jeffrey Taylor, &                                                             508.586.0500 ext 231. Registration is                          See page 10 for full story
                                                                          Jeffrey Taylor, and Eons Founder
                            Creator.                                                                         also available online at www.met-
                                          Taylor, an entrepreneur has                                                                                           Buy Local
                                     combined innovation with technology to build a                      Prior Small Business of the Year Recipients                                          Now, more than ever, local
                                     successful career in business. His “monster idea”                   Heights Crossing, Westgate Lanes, Cindy’s Kitchen, Northeast Wholesale Nail &        merchants      and     service
                                     has become the world’s leading online career site                   Fastener Supply Co., Duplitron, Inc., Modern Auto Body, United Furniture, Inc.,      providers (your friends and
                                                                                                         Robert Sharkansky & Company, CPA
                                     and consists of 22 local content and language sites                                                                                                      neighbors) are offering excep-
                                     in 20 countries and serves 20 million unique visi-                   Prior Entrepreneur of the Year Recipients                                           tional value at convenient
                                                                                                          Robert Monahan of UPPA Baby, Howard Wright of Wright Technology, Rob Peters of
  Willy Stadelmann, Page 4           tors monthly. Taylor’s latest unprecedented ven-                                                                                                         locations...
                                                                                                          Rob Peters Entertainment, Jeffrey Chrzanowski of Spark Street Autobody, Charles
                                     ture is as the Founder & CEO of, an                         Bernard of The DJ Experience, James Messinger of The Crazy Chefs Caterers, Jerome   See page 10 for full story
                                     online social community designed specifically for                    Offutt of Top Quality Staffing, Randy Yanoff of Eye of the Tiger Karate
                                     baby boomers. Taylor is a well regarded speaker                     For more information on the 2009 Business Expo, see page 2
                                                                                                                                                                                              Brockton Tops Mass. Cities
                                             Grand Sponsor:                    Supporting Sponsors:                                                                                           In the areas of industry, edu-
                                                                                                                                                                                              cation and progress, Brockton
                                                                                                                                                                                              has fared better than virtually
                                                                                                                                                                                              any city in Massachusetts,
                                     Honoring Women; Awards, Expo, Noted Author                                                                                                               according to studies by
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pioneer Institute and the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Massachusetts Department of
                                    Wednesday, June 17, 7:30 am - 10:00 am                                          Soul of a Leader and has written for many business
   Shannon Oriola, Page 7                                                                                           and managerial magazine publications. Margaret
                                                             On Wednesday, June 17, at                                                                                                        See page 10 for full story
                                                                                                                    will discuss how businesses can thrive in tough eco-
                                                        the Shaw’s Center, Brockton, the
                                                                                                                    nomic times, relating stories of business owners who
                                                        Metro South Chamber of
                                                        Commerce will present the 11th                                                        “Today's global community desper-
                                                                                                                                               ately needs leaders with soul.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Comcast Supports
                                                        Annual ATHENA Award during
                                                        a special breakfast to an excep-
                                                                                                                                               Margaret Benefiel's ground break-
                                                                                                                                               ing book meets that need beautiful-
                                                                                                                                                                                                Chamber Programs
                                                        tional individual who has                                                              ly, by teaching principles of soulful
                                                        achieved excellence in his/her                                                         leadership, illustrated with stories of
                                                                                                                                             real leaders who practice them.
                                                        business or profession, has served
                                                                                                                                             Required reading.”
                                                        the community in a meaningful                                                                     - Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
                                                        way, and has assisted women in                                                                        Nobel Peace Prize Winner
                                     reaching their full leadership potential.
                                                                                                                    keep their employees fully engaged in their work,
 Dana Mohler-Faria, Page 8                The ATHENA Awards Program was created in
                                                                                                                    resulting in powerful financial benefits.
                                     1982 and has expanded to over 500 cities in the
                                                                                                                         Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-
                                     United States, Russia, Canada, China, The United
CONTENTS                                                                                                            members. The first 100 attendees at the breakfast
                                     Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The Metro
                                                                                                                    will receive a copy of Benefiel’s book, The Soul of a
Calendar of Events           3       South Chamber of Commerce believes in the values
                                                                                                                    Leader. Tables of 10 are still available. To register or
                                     underlying the ATHENA Foundation’s philosophy
Good News                    4                                                                                      to nominate an individual, please call Kim Prosper
                                     of incorporating the talents and expertise of women
                                                                                                                    at 508.586.0500 x 231, or visit www.met-
                                     into the leadership of our businesses, communities
Renewing Members 10                                                                                                                                                Mike Iannetta, Comcast, and Christopher
                                     and government. By honoring exceptional leaders,                                                                                                              Cooney, Chamber President & CEO
New Members             10           others will be encouraged to excel.                                                 For information on the ATHENA Expo, see page 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                    recently met to discuss Comcast’s
                                          The featured speaker is Margaret Benefiel,                                                                                                                promotion of the their expanded
Printing Donated by                  Ph.D., CEO of & Noted Author.                                                                                                               business services within the region
   the Enterprise                    Margaret Benefiel is the author of Soul at Work and The
2                                                                                                     ACTION Report May 2009                                                                          

Small Business Expo 2009                                                                                                        Business After Hours at New Radiation Center
                                                    Wednesday, May 13, 2009
                                                                                                                                 Thursday, May 21, Good Samaritan, 5:30-7:30 pm
                                       10am - 12pm: Business Expo
                                       12pm - 1:30pm: Small Business Luncheon
                                           Featuring Creator Jeffrey Taylor and
                                           Small Business & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards                                                                                                      therapy (IGRT). The center also has a CT
                                       1:30pm - 3pm: Business Expo                                                                                                                               scanner which is used to develop more
                                                                                                                                                                                                 precise and accurate treatment plans for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 patients. It is also the home of the Cancer
       Promote your company to prospective clients at the 2009 Business Expo pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Support Group and houses the Millie
    sented in conjunction with the Small Business Awards Luncheon. More than 30
                                                                                                                                        The next Business After Hours will                       Moynihan Cancer Resource Center,
    businesses will be featured in this table top Expo. Reserve your table by May 8
                                                                                                                                take place on Thursday, May 21 from 5:30                         which allows the public to research can-
    and secure an early bird rate of $259 for members and $359 for non members.
                                                                                                                                pm-7:30 pm at Good Samaritan’s new                               cer diagnoses and available treatments.
    After May 8, the cost of a table will increase to $299 for members and $399 for non-
                                                                                                                                Radiation Therapy Center at 818 Oak                              The addition of radiation therapy enables
    members. Prices include 1 lunch ticket. For more information call, Kim Prosper
                                                                                                                                Street, Brockton on the main campus.                             patients to receive world-class cancer care
    at 508.586.0500 x 231. The Expo is free to attend.
                                                                                                                                       Radiation Therapy at the Good                             without leaving the community.
    1460 WXBR Radio, Bank of America, Boston Business Journal, Boston Medical Center
    HealthNet Plan, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Brockton 21st Century Corporation/                                                Samaritan Cancer Center completes the                                 This is a casual event that presents a
    Building a Better Brockton, Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board, Comcast,                                              circle of comprehensive cancer care avail-                       great way to make business contacts so
    Costco Wholesale #303, Curry College, HarborOne, Metro PCS, Metro South Chamber,                                            able through Good Samaritan. The cor-                            bring plenty of business cards! The event
    Old Colony YMCA, Rob Peters Entertainment, SCORE, Sign Design, SEED Corp.,                                                                                                                   is $5 for members and $10 for non-mem-
    Sovereign Bank, The Community Bank, WATD 95.9 FM
                                                                                                                                nerstone of care in the radiation therapy
                                                                                                                                building is the linear accelerator, offering                            o
                                                                                                                                                                                                 bers. T register, call Kim at 508.586.0500 x
    ATHENA Expo Promotes Women Owned Business                                                                                   both intensity modulated radiation thera-
                                                                                                                                py (IMRT) and image-guided radiation
                                                                                                                                                                                                 231 or register online at www.met-
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
7:30 am - 8:00 am: Networking & Exhibits                                                                                        Past ATHENA Award Recipients Gather
8:00 am - 9:00 am: ATHENA Award/Breakfast                                                                                                                                                 Past ATHENA Award Recipients gathered for lunch at X&O Restaurant to discuss
9:00 am - 10:00 am: Networking & Exhibits                                                                                                                                                 the ATHENA Program and forming nominating and outreach committees. They
                                                                                                                                                                                          also discussed the creation of a woman’s network where all past nominees and
  If you are a woman owned business, or a business that supports women, we invite                                                                                                         recipients can come together.
you to display at the 2009 ATHENA Expo. Table top displays are $99 for members                                                                                                            Pictured: Noelle Foye, Fuller Craft Museum, Barbara Duffy, BAMSI, Christine
                                                                                                                                                                                          Karavites, Proteas Consulting, Linda Faria Braun, The Adult Learning Center,
and $129 for non-members and includes 1 breakfast ticket. For more information or                                                                                                         Vanessa Tierny, BAMSI. Also in attendance: Loretta Degrazia, East Coast
to reserve your table, contact Kimberly Prosper at 508.586.0500 x 231.                                                                                                                    Petroleum, Shailah Stewart, Brockton Public Schools

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                                                                                                                             solutions and employee benefits for businesses, business owners
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                                                                                                                             See how the Webster business banking team can find a way for you
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                                                                                                                    and see how we can find a way for you.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                  DIRECTORS                                                                    Networking at Events
                                                                                                                                 is one of the most effective ways
OFFICERS                                            Pasquale Ciaramella -
                                                    Old Colony Planning Council
                                                                                                                                 to grow your business!
Chair of the Board                                  Jack Conway -Jack Conway & Company, Inc.
Scott Sanborn
Sovereign Bank                                      John Costa - B C Tent & Awning Company
                                                    Loretta DeGrazia - East Coast Petroleum
                                                                                                                    MAY Calendar
President and CEO
                                                    Jeffrey Dukess - Frenette & Dukess, PC
Christopher Cooney
Metro South Chamber of Commerce                     Susan Joss -                                                       5,6      Membership Drive                                                     8:30 am
                                                    Brockton Neighborhood Health Center                                          Stonehill College Alumni Hall, Easton
John Holiver -Good Samaritan
                                                    Fred Mason- National Grid                                            7      Affirmative Market Program                                          1:00 pm
Medical Center                                      Dana Mohler-Faria -                                                  8      Government Affairs (State Representative Galvin)                   12:00 pm
                                                    Bridgewater State College
                                                                                                                         9      Homebuyer’s Fair                                                   10:00 am
                                                    Mark Moreau - TD Banknorth                                                  Westgate Mall, Brockton
Gary R. Oman
Gary R. Oman, P.C.
                                                    William Morse - Mutual Bank                                         12       Executive Committee                                                3:00 pm
                                                    Basan Nembirkow - Brockton Public Schools
Vice Chair Community Affairs
                                                                                                                        13      Small Business Awards and Expo
                                                    Peter Neville - Concord Foods                                                Shaw’s Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton
Rick Colon                                                                                                                           Business Expo                                                 10:00 am
                                                    David Orloff - Sharkansky & Co., LLP, CPA’s
Verizon                                                                                                                              Awards & Luncheon                                             12:00 pm
                                                    Andrea Papadopoulos - Arista Associates, Inc.
Vice Chair Economic Development
Robert Kenworthy
                                                    Lester Schindel -
                                                    New England Sinai Hospital
                                                                                                                        19      SOMWBA Workshop                                                    10:00 am
Bank of America
                                                    Andrew Schwartz
                                                                                                                        20       QuickBooks for Beginners                                            8:30 am
Vice Chair Government Affairs                       Law Office of Andrew H. Schwartz, LLC                               21       So, You Want To Be A Consultant                                     8:00 am
Christine Karavites                                 Larry Siskind -
Proteas Customized Consulting                       Siskind and Siskind Attorneys at Law
                                                                                                                        21       Business After Hours                                               5:30 pm
                                                                                                                                 Good Samaritan new Radiation Center, 818 Oak St., Brockton
                                                    John Vlaco - Brophy & Phillips Co., Inc.
Vice Chair Membership Development                                                                                       25       Memorial Day - Chamber Closed
Daniel Trout                                        Charles Wall - Massasoit Community College
The Community Bank                                  Patricia Williams - HarborOne Credit Union                          27      Board of Directors                                                 12:00 pm

Immediate Past Chair
                                                                                                                    Coming Up
Reinald G. Ledoux, Jr.
Brockton Area Transit Authority                                                                                        June
                                                                                                                        3       Ambassador Meeting                                                   8:00 am
                                                                                                                        4       Business After Hours - Ice Cream Social                             5:30 pm
508-586-0500            Front Desk x 221             Kimberly Prosper                                                            Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, 63 Main Street
                                                     Program Director x 231                                              9      China Information Session                                            9:00 am
Christopher Cooney                                                                                                               Moakley Center, Bridgewater State College
President and CEO x 223                              Kathryn Sayles
                                                     Competitive Workforce x 227                                        12       Government Affairs                                                12:00 pm
Lisa Keene
Business Development x 225                           Kerry Sullivan                                                     17      ATHENA Awards Program                                                7:30 am
                                                     Finance x 230                                                               Shaw’s Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton
John Nesti
Member Services x 229                                Alison van Dam
                                                     Director of Communications x 222                                Do You Have an HR Question?
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GOODNews                                                                                                       Send your Good News to

                                                                                                     During the CAP accreditation process,         Massachusetts.
                            Celebrate the great things going on!                                  inspectors examine the laboratory's records          The Plymouth branch, located off
Stadelmann Honored                                only. Visit to
                                                                                                  and quality control of procedures for the        Samoset Street offers full service, includ-
                      The Boys & Girls Club       register by 5/5. Seating is limited to 60
                                                                                                  preceding two years. The inspectors also         ing the bank's “Totally Free Checking”
                   of Brockton will honor         guests. This series of seminars helps to con-
                                                                                                  examine the entire staff's qualifications, the   program, business banking services, 24-
                   board member Willy             nect women business owners with experts
                                                                                                  laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety       hour ATM service, two-bay drive-up,
                   Stadelmann at its second       and resources.
                                                                                                  program and record, as well as overall           and safe deposit boxes.
                   annual signature event,                                                        management of the laboratory.
                   “Black Tie and Tennis          Mutual Bank Ends 2008 Record High                                                                A Journey Into Irish Culture
                   Shoes”. Stadelmann, a              Mutual CEO Glen S. White presented          Rocky Marciano Calendar
  Willy Stadelmann survivor of the Mumbai                                                                                                             On Saturday, May 9, the Irish Cultural
                                                  the 2008 Report of Operations at their
                                                                                                                        The Rocky Maricano         Centre will hold its new family program-
                   terrorist attack over          annual meeting, saying that the Bank's
                                                                                                                      2010 limited edition                          A
                                                                                                                                                   ming series, “ Journey Into Irish
Thanksgiving weekend last year, will be           total deposits grew to a record high, up $7.5
                                                                                                                      photo calendar is            Culture,” at 1:00pm. The Cultural
feted for his loyal volunteer service to the      million or a 3.9% increase over 2007. Citing
                                                                                                                      now on sale. The cal-        Centre’s Pub will also be open and will
Club over the last two decades. The Boys &        strategic initiatives instituted by the man-
                                                                                                                      endar is 10 1/2 “x 8”        feature a full lunch menu. General
Girls Club of Brockton hopes to raise in          agement team and unwavering dedication
                                                                                                                      and contains infor-          admission is $3.00 per person. Pre-regis-
excess of $100,000 to fund vital services for     by branch managers and staff in embracing
                                                                                                                      mation on every              tration is required. Please call 781.821.
Brockton's youth.                                 the bank's service culture, White said that
                                                                                                  Rocky match and a complete fight sched-          8291.
      This year, the event will be held on        assets closed at a record high of $325 mil-
                                                                                                  ule. The calendar also contains high reso-
Thursday, May 21st, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.        lion.
at The Shaw's Center. Tickets are $150.00            Moreover, Mutual Bank's mortgage loan
                                                                                                  lution photographs and quotes from Rocky         BHS Present Pajama Game
                                                                                                  and other legends. Proceeds to go towards          On May 15-17, Brockton High School
each and are available only in advance by         portfolio grew over 45%, while net income
                                                                                                  the Rocky Marciano Foundation, started by        will present the musical “Pajama Game”
calling 508-584-5209 ext. 106. Tables of ten      for the year exceeded $1 million.
                                                                                                  Rocky’s youngest brother Peter Marciano,         at the BHS Nelson Fine Arts Building.
may also be reserved, and include an ad in           With a year-end surplus of $26.8 million,
                                                                                                  awarding scholarships to student atheletes       Friday and Saturday night shows start at
the program book. Sneakers are the                White said that Mutual Bank is extraordi-
                                                                                                  from Brockton High School. For more              7:30 pm and Sunday’s night show starts
required footwear. Black Tie is optional.         narily well-capitalized and in a position to
                                                                                                  information,    visit    www.rockymar-           at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10 per person.
The event will feature a “Best Decorated          withstand any unforeseen future down-
                                                                                         or call 508-509-3236.        Call 508-580-7653 for more information.
Tennis Shoes” contest, and entertainment          turns.
by Street Magic, an a cappella “doo-wop”
singing group.                                    “Brockton City Lights” Cultural Event           Boucher Named Vice Chair                         3rd Annual Kevin Faulk Softball Game
                                                                             The Brockton            John C. Boucher, President and CEO of           On Saturday, May 16th the 3rd Annual
                                                                         Library Foundation,      South Shore Savings Bank, was recently           Kevin Faulk Celebrity Softball Game will
Poyant Signs Wins Design Awards                                                                   named by the American Bankers
  Poyant Signs, a leading design/build sign                              working together                                                          take place. VIP tailgate party starts at
                                                                         with the Brockton        Association as the Vice Chairman of the          5pm. Proceeds will go to the United Way.
manufacturer serving the New England                                                              Advisory Board of the ABA Stonier
                                                                         Historical Society                                                        First pitch is at 7:05pm. Rare memorabil-
region, won a total of eight awards in five                                                       National Graduate School of Banking at
                                                  and the Greater Brockton Society for                                                             ia will be up for bid during a silent auction.
categories at the Rhode Island Sign                                                               the University of Pennsylvania in
                                                  Poetry and the Arts, will host Brockton                                                          VIP guests will also have a reserved seat
Contractors Association's awards dinner                                                           Philadelphia, PA. He previously served on
                                                  City Lights on Saturday, June 20, 2009,                                                          behind the dugout. VIP tickets are $133.
held recently.                                                                                    the Advisory Council for the America's
                                                  from 8:00 p.m. to 12 a.m. The benefit event                                                      General admission tickets are $10. Many
   In a competitive field of over 100 entries                                                     Community Bankers National School of
                                                  will be held at the Brockton Public Library,                                                     New England Patriots players will be pres-
in 12 categories, Poyant Signs came away                                                          Banking at Fairfield University, which was
                                                  304 Main Street. Brockton City Lights will                                                       ent. For more information, call the ROX
with four First Place awards, two Second                                                          merged into the ABA Stonier National
                                                  feature an evening of live music, great                                                          front office at 508-559-7000.
Place awards and two Merit awards. The                                                            Graduate School of Banking.
                                                  food, jazz, elegant company and engaging
judging criteria included: creativity,                                                                   The ABA Stonier National Graduate         Brockton ARC $10,000 Drawing
                                                  performances with overtones of the beat
uniqueness of design, readability, how well                                                       School of Banking is the preeminent execu-
                                                  generation.                                                                                         On Friday, May 22, the Brockton Area
the signage fits in with the architecture of                                                      tive management school for the financial
                                                     Proceeds from this event will be used to                                                      ARC will hold its $10,000 Drawing Event
the building and how well the design rep-                                                         services industry. Designed to develop
                                                  continue the ongoing mission of the                                                              at the Shaw’s Center, 1 Feinberg Way,
resents the customer's business. To learn                                                         leaders who are able to compete in the 21st
                                                  Brockton Library Foundation, the                                                                 Brockton, from 7:30pm-11:30pm. For a
more about this award-winning company                                                             century, the primary objectives of the
                                                  Brockton Historical Society, and the                                                             $100 ticket (which admits 2), receive a 1 in
and for contact information, please visit                                                         school are to provide attendees with the
                                                  Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and                                                          3 chance to win $10,000. The event will                                                                              knowledge and skills to recognize and
                                                  the Arts. Tickets may be purchased online                                                        include live music, Jim Plunkett, dancing,
                                                  at or by con-        solve executive management problems              food, cash bar, and additional contests.
Women’s Business Exchange                         tacting Barbara Lutz at 508.583.4987.           and to implement solutions.                      The event is to raise money to help chil-
       The Community Bank's Women's                                                                                                                dren and families whose lives are affected
Business Exchange is hosting a seminar            Good Sam Receives Accreditation                 Cordoso Promoted to Branch Manager               by disabilities. For more information or
entitled, “CEO Conversations Over Coffee”           Good Samaritan Medical Center's labora-           Mutual Bank, a community bank with           tickets, call 508.583.8030 x 200.
on T uesday, May 12th beginning at 9:00am         tory has been awarded an accreditation by       nine branches throughout Southeastern
at Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton, MA.            the     Commission        on    Laboratory      Massachusetts and on Cape Cod has                Catholic Charities South Springfest
Vicki Donlan, Business Broker/Consultant          Accreditation of the College of American        named Dalia Cardoso Branch Manager of                  On Wednesday, June 3, Catholic
and Founder of Women's Business and               Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of     its new Plymouth location.                       Charities South will hold is Annual
Kathy Healy, Partner, Healy & Healy will          a recent on-site inspection.                        Cardoso, an Assistant Vice President of      Springfest and Auction at Thorny Lea
share their success stories as well as discuss       The laboratory's director was advised of     Mutual Bank and the former Branch                Golf Club, Brockton, from 6-9pm. At the
the importance of a business plan. T        eri   this national recognition and congratulat-      Manager of the Bank's Brockton West              event, Jane Martin will be honored.
Cavanagh, Director of the Women's                 ed for the “excellence of the services being    branch, oversees operations at the full serv-    Celebrate individual stories that together
Business Exchange will sit in on the panel        provided.” The Good Samaritan Medical           ice Plymouth location which opened its           make a big difference in the journey of
discussion as the moderator. The event will       Center Laboratory is one of more than           doors in December, 2008. The Plymouth            Catholic Charities South and discover
feature a light breakfast and an opportunity      6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nation-       branch, located at T Pilgrim Hill Road is
                                                                                                                      wo                           where your help and hope is needed. For
for networking. Registration will be online       wide.                                           the Bank's 9th location in Southeastern          more information, call 508.587.0815 x 234.                                                        ACTION Report May 2009                                                                                                            5
 Progress over Recession                                                                                                                                    The Metro South Connecting Activities
                                                                                                                                                            Partnership spotlights youth involved in struc-
                                                                                                                                                            tured internships with local employers. To learn
                              For more than ninety five years, the Metro South Chamber of                                                                   more about this and other competitive workforce
                        Commerce has provided business and community leadership for the                                                                     programs, contact Kathryn Sayles at the Chamber
                        greater Brockton area. Our mission, to ensure the economic advance-                                                                 by calling (508) 586-0500 ext. 227 or via e-mail
                        ment of the Metro South region, is as important today as ever.                                                            
                            I want to assure you that the Metro South Chamber of Commerce,
                                                                                                                                 Intern, Michael Marckini,                                 Intern, Matthew Channell,
                        in the face of this economic downturn, is stepping up the services we                                    with supervisor, Meaghan                                  with supervisor, Ed Lofgren.
                        provide to members and the community as a whole. Through well-                                           Glassett. Michael, a student                              Matthew, a student from
                        managed assets and good business counsel, the Metro South Chamber                                        from Whitman-Hanson                                       Whitman-Hanson Regional
                        of Commerce is well-positioned to provide businesses with exception-                                     Regional High School, is                                  High School, is involved in
   Christopher Cooney,                                                                                                           involved in a 15-week                                     a 15-week internship at 3A
Chamber President & CEO al networking, consulting, research, education, and advocacy.                                            internship at the Clipper                                 Marine Service located in
                              Our goal is to provide abundant opportunity for businesses to                                      Express located in Hanson.                                Hingham.
 access what they need most, more customers, credit and credentials. Chamber program-
 ming will increase this year with an emphasis on fostering a competitive workforce and                “Michael Marckini is an intern with the                  “Matt is an intern in the Jobs In Boating
 encouraging greater connectivity among local businesses.                                         Whitman and Hanson Express newspa-                            Program housed at Massasoit
     In order to achieve this, we have hired two additional chamber professionals who will        pers. He works with the staff to ensure                       Community College in Canton and is
 focus their attention on activities that strengthen our workforce and encourage business-        complete and quality coverage of the news                     assigned to 3A Marine Service, a boat
 es to buy from local businesses. We will maintain our vigorous activities around business        for these communities. Michael has gained                     dealership in Hingham. This internship
 assistance, regional promotions, economic development and political advocacy.                    experience working in several areas of the                    is a 'match made in Heaven' for both par-
    In order to position our businesses and region in the best possible way for economic recov-   paper industry, such as working to gather                     ties. Matt is a senior at Whitman-Hanson
 ery, we must all “pull together” and derive strength from our regional economic diversity.       and verify information in the community                       High School who is looking forward to a
 The opportunities are great for communities who choose progress over recession.                  and having articles and photographs pub-                      career as a marine technician, repairing
     I am confident, with your support, we will emerge a stronger community; well-posi-           lished in the Express. He follows directions                  and maintaining boats, marine engines
 tioned to capitalize on our regional strengths of location, infrastructure, workforce and        well, gets his work done on time and he is                    and boating accessories. 3A Marine
 diversity.                                                                                       always ready to start working on the next                     Service sells and services boats, marine
     Thank you for your past support of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce. If you               week's issue. Michael is an enthusiastic and                  engines and boating accessories and
 would like additional information about the Chamber, please contact any one of our               dedicated worker who is able to take on a                     appreciates this hard working, mature,
 chamber professionals, or stop by the Chamber offices at Sixty School Street in Brockton.        great deal of responsibility. He is sharp,                    and pleasant intern who has arrived just
 We are happy to assist you.                                                                      mature and most importantly reliable.”                        in time to contribute to this busy boating
 Sincerely,                                                                                              - Meaghan Glassett, Assistant Editor,                  season.”
                                                                                                                         The Clipper Express                    - Ed Lofgren, President, 3A Marine Service
                                                                                                  Funded through the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education and supported by Mayor James Harrington and the
                                                                                                  City of Brockton, Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board and the Metro South Chamber of Commerce

 Christopher B. Cooney, CCE
 President & CEO                                                                                                                                                        The Stepping
                                                                                                                                                                        Out for Old
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Local businesses are encouraged to bid on regional stimulus improvement proj-                                                                                          11th Memorial
ects by contacting the Office of Small Business Utilization at
hhtp:// or contact the United States Small Business                                                                                            Walk was a
Administration (SBA) counselor, Donna O'Connor at the Metro South Chamber
of Commerce, 508-586-0500 x221. Donna maintains local office hours at the
                                                                                                                                                                        great success
Chamber of Commerce each Wednesday.                                                                                                                                    thanks to you!
                                                                                                      Old Colony Hospice wants
                              Stephen Fitzgerald, Stonehill Sports Camps Coordinator                  to thank the walkers, their
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                                                                                                      and the volunteers who made
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                                   Executive Sedan & Limousine Service                                of caring for each and every
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6                                                                            ACTION Report May 2009                                                                  

                      GOVERNMENTAffairs                                                            China Trip Draws Praise, Produces Business
                         The monthly Government Affairs meetings are held at the                   Info Session: Tuesday, June 9, Bridgewater State College
                     Chamber and provide an opportunity for member businesses to
                                                                                                   Recent Chamber of Commerce Testimonials Across the Country:
                     discuss issues important to them with their elected officials.
                                                   the Sixth Norfolk District, consisting of       “..Your tour guides were exceptional, and the flow of activities perfectly laid out. Our
                                                                                                   rooms were fantastic..Our guests on the trip gave testimonials all saying they had a won-
                                                   the towns of Avon, Canton and                   derful time. We even had one person on the trip who is now interested in doing business
                                                   Stoughton. Galvin has served in the             in China.. The business mixer was a great opportunity..”
                                                   Massachusetts House since 1991. Prior
                                                   to that, he was on the Board of Library         “ ..[We] just returned from China and the response from our people was just amazing.
                                                   Trustrees and the Canton Board of               Everyone, without exception, was impressed and excited about the experience. I first
                                                   Assessors. Galvin is a an insurance bro-        want to thank you and your China crew for an outstanding experience. Secondly, I
                                                                                                   would like to schedule a second trip!”
                                                   ker by profession. He currently serves
                                                   as the Chair of the House Committee                                                 The Metro
                                                   on Personnel and Administration.                                             South Chamber of
                                                        This is your opportunity to have an                                     Commerce is char-
                                                   informal discussion with legislators                                         tering an all inclu-
                                                   about important issues currently being                                       sive travel trip to
          State Representative William C. Galvin
                                                   discussed in the State House.                                                Beijing, Shanghai,
                                                         If you would like to attend this                                       Suzhou,         and
        The next Government Affairs                meeting, please contact Lisa at the                                          Hangzhou, China.
                                                                                                         Leo Liu, Citislinc
    meeting will be held a the Chamber             Chamber, 508.586.0500 x 225, or regis-           Representative, addresses The        nine-day,
    on Friday, May 8 at 12pm. The                  ter online at www.metrosouthcham-                questions at the China Info seven-night trip
                                                                                                                                                                                      Beijing, China
    speaker will be State Representative  The cost is $5 for            Session at Stonehill     runs from October
    William C. Galvin.                             members and $10 for non-members                                              11 to October 19,                     of 25 will be assigned their own char-
        William C. Galvin (D) represents           and includes lunch.                             2009. The trip is priced at $1,999 per per-                        ter bus and travel guide in China. A
                                                                                                   son (based on double occupancy) and                                deposit is due by June 1. For more
Ice Cream Social at Neighborhood Health Center                                                     includes bus transportation to and from                            information, itinerary, or to pay your
                                                                                                   John F Kennedy International Airport,
                                                                                                            .                                                         deposit, visit www.metrosouthcham-
Thursday, June 4, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, 5:30-7:30 pm                                round-trip international airfare, four                   
                                                                                                   and five-star hotel accommodations, all                               An additional information session
                                                                                                   in-country transportation, three meals a                           has been added on Tuesday, June 9 at
                                                                                                   day and fluent English-speaking tour                               at 9:00 am at the Moakley Center,
                                                                                                   guides. Groups registering with a total                            Bridgewater State College.

                                                            services to low-income and mar-
                                                            ginalized populations in the
                                                                                                    Rocky Marciano Honored
                                                            greater Brockton area. In its
                                                            efforts to meet the health care
                                                            needs of the community, The cen-
                                                            ter currently offers primary, pre-
                                                            ventive and specialty health and
                                                            dental services to more than
                                                            17,000 patients and provides
                                                            more than 90,000 visits annually.
      The June Business After Hours will            BNHC constructed a new $17 million
take place on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30            community health center that doubled             Rocky Marciano Jr., Adopted son of Heavyweight Champion                   New Rocky Marciano Post Office Sign
pm- 7:30 pm at the Brockton                         its capacity and began seeing patients in       Rocky Marciano speaks to a crowd at the post office dedication.            at 120 Commercial Street, Brockton.
Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC),                  November 2007. In the next few                        Photo courtesy of Tim Correira and The Enterprise              Photo courtesy of Tim Correira and The Enterprise
63 Main Street, Brockton.                           months, BNHC will break ground on a
   The BNHC is pleased to host an Old               new expansion.
Fashioned Ice Cream Social and net-                       This is a casual event that presents a
working opportunity. Attendees will                 great way to make business contacts so              Since 1927
also get a chance to see the new facility           bring plenty of business cards! The               3rd Generation
                                                                                                      Family Owned
                                                                                                                                                           Specializing In...
and learn more about health care servic-            event is $5 for members and $10 for non-
es of interest to companies and staff in            members. To register, call Kim at                  & Operated                                                Elegant Floral Designs • Balloons
these challenging economic times.                   508.586.0500 x 231, or register online at                                                                               Fruit Baskets
    BNHC is a non-profit, multicultural,                                                                             Corporate Specialist • Wedding Consultants
community health center providing                   ter.html
                                                                                                                                                                         Funeral Consultants
The Ambassador Team • Win-Win Opportunity!
                                                                                                                                                               DAILY PROMPT DELIVERIES
    The Ambassador Team meets on a monthly basis to serve fellow members                              110 North Leyden Street                                 TO BROCKTON AND VICINITY
by providing information, resources, member-to-member support, increasing                             Brockton, MA 02302                                      OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
awareness and promoting active participation in Chamber programs and serv-
ices. The next Ambassador meeting will meet on June 3 from 8:00 - 9:00 am at                          508-586-2000                                                                                      All Major
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Credit Cards
the Metro South Chamber of Commerce. To become an Ambassador, call Lisa                               visit our website at                                                        Accepted...
Keene at the Chamber, 508.586. 0500 x 225.
m                                                                              ACTION Report May 2009                                                                                                                7

    Chamber Hosts Attorney General Martha Coakley at Legislative Luncheon
                                                                                                                                   Photos by Rich Morgan,
          Sponsored By:                                                                                                            Sound by Rob Peters Entertainment
                                                                                                                                   Flowers Donated by Holmes-McDuffy Florists

               Jim Barretto, Attorney General’s Office;                                                                                                                                              Brian Bezanson, Town of Whitman;
                State Representative Thomas Kennedy                                                                                                                                                   Daniel Salvucci, Town of Whitman
                                                                      Mayor James Harrington, City of Brockton; Tim Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney; Martha Coakley, Attorney
                                                                        General; Christine Karavites, Vice Chair of Government Affairs; Scott Sanborn, Chamber Chair of the Board;
                                                                                                       Christopher Cooney, Chamber President & CEO.

                                                                              Attorney General Martha Coakley,;                           State Representative              Michael Yunits,
               Attorney General Martha Coakley                               Mayor of Brockton, James Harrington                             Michael Brady                 Town of Holbrook           Shannon Oriola sings the National Anthem

                                                                                     State Representatives Also in Attendance:

      Event Sponsors: Dana Mohler-Faria, President, Bridgewater State College;                                                                                      Kate Archard, Bridgewater State College; John Nesti, Metro South Chamber;
               Charles Wall, President, Massasoit Community College                     State Representative Allen McCarthy   State Representative Daniel Webster                 Anne Beauregard, Brockton Library Foundation

    SBA, SCORE Offer Advice on Recession Survival Secrets
    Article Provided By SCORE                                  Small Business Survival Tips                                     3. Find ways to cut costs. Check your
      Chamber of Commerce members                              1. Stay positive. Be calm and realistic                          cash flow on a regular basis. Re-exam-
    face challenges on many fronts,                            as you review your business. Focus on                            ine your expenses and cut back wher-                            help you make your case and
    including lower consumer spend-                            the fundamentals and what you can                                ever possible. Make sure you have                               SCORE can help prepare you.
    ing, tightening credit, and rising                         control about your business. Look for                            good collection policies. Keep good                             5. Consult your mentors. Get feed-
    unemployment. Inflation pressures                          customer feedback on the things you                              control of your inventory and be care-                          back from informal advisors you
    have hit both businesses and cus-                          do well. There is a bigger payoff in                             ful not to overstock your shelves.                              trust. Ask SCORE for advice and
    tomers.                                                    capitalizing on the things you do well                           4. Look for local funding. Contact the                          meet to review the health of your
          Southeastern Massachusetts                           rather than the areas that need                                  SBA for new programs that you can                               business. Plan for a profitable year
    SCORE       offers   Chamber     of                        improvement.                                                     benefit from. Consider SEED as a                                in 2009, even with potentially little
    Commerce members a free business                            2. Continue your marketing. This is                             possible source of capital for your                             or no growth.
    review and planning session. The                           the time you need marketing the                                  business. Many economic develop-
    volunteer experts at SCORE have                            most. It reassures your customers that                           ment offices have programs for quali-                           For more information, and to schedule a
    experience in a wide range of busi-                        you are still there to serve them.                               fied small firms. At this time commu-                           free, confidential meeting with SCORE
    ness areas. SCORE offers tips on                           Invest in your company's internet                                nity banks and credit unions may be a                           counselors, call 508-587-2673. Visit
    how small businesses can survive                                                                                                                                                            SCORE       online at
                                                               marketing. Consider publishing email                             better source of capital than larger                            SCORE is located inside the Metro South
    and even thrive during a recession.                        newsletters and sales alerts.                                    institutions. A solid business plan can                         Chamber of Commerce Building.
8                                                                    ACTION Report May 2008                                         
                                                                                                           MAYOR'S HIGHER EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
                                                                                                               The Honorable James E. Harrington, Mayor City of Brockton
                                                                                                                    Dr. Charles Wall, Massasoit Community College
                                                                                                                    Dr. J. Lynn Griesemer, UMass Donahue Institute
                                                                                                                Christopher Cooney, Metro South Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                       Bridgewater State College • Brockton 21st Century • Brockton Area Transit •
                                                                                                     Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board • CareerWorks • City of Brockton •
                                                                                                        Curry College • Massasoit Community College • Metro South Chamber of
                                                                                                      Commerce • Old Colony Planning Council • Southeastern Technical Institute •
                                                                                                       Stonehill College • TERI College Access • The University of Massachusetts at
                                                                                                    Boston • The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth • UMass Donahue Institute

    “The business, economic development and                                                                                 “Stonehill College believes in partnerships with
    higher education partnership creates an eco-           T    he Mayor's Higher Education Collaborative, under            the local community. Our students, faculty and
    nomic engine for the region and supports the       the direction of Mayor James E. Harrington, strives to increase      staff engage our neighbors often and in many var-
    region’s adults and high school graduates to       college and career opportunities for the constituents of             ied ways. We believe both we and the community
    enhance their qualifications and career                                                                                 are enriched.”
    opportunities.”                                    Brockton and the Metro South Region.
                                                                                                                                                                   Reverend Mark Cregan,
                       Mayor James E. Harrington,            Business, economic development, transportation, career                                            President, Stonehill College
                                  City of Brockton     and workforce development leaders join the Region's higher
                                                       education institutions to help adults and youth change their         The University of Massachusetts promotes contin-
    “Bridgewater State College is forging deep         lives by promoting “going to college” and expanding their            ued prosperity for the region, its business commu-
    and lasting partnerships with Brockton and                                                                              nity and its constituents with a strong commitment
    the region to educate a new generation of          careers.                                                             of the UMass system through the Donahue
    leaders and to be an engine of positive socioe-        “Connecting to College and Careers” contains information         Institute, CareerWorks, UMass Boston and UMass
    conomic change.”                                   about the higher education institutions in the Region and            Dartmouth.”
                       President Dana Mohler-Faria,                                                                                                                President Jack M. Wilson,
                                                       contains valuable information to help make college and
                           Bridgewater State College                                                                                                             University of Massachusetts
                                                       career choices.
    “Acquiring     new skills and credentials               Certificate programs, professional development workshops        “The University of Massachusetts at Boston sup-
    through a certificate or degree program at         and preparatory courses are offered in downtown Brockton at          ports the region and its citizens to achieve success
    Curry College allows our students and grad-                                                                             in college and careers, promote research and
    uates to improve their marketability and
                                                       three locations through the strong commitment of:                    development, and serve as a resource for our
    increase their earning potential.”                 CareerWorks, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce and                 knowledge-based economy.”
                     President Kenneth K. Quigley,     City Hall.                                                                                                 Chancellor Keith J. Motley,
                                     Curry College        Special information gathering sessions will be held in June                                   University of Massachusetts Boston
                                                       at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce (see schedule) to
     “Massasoit   is the vital link between the                                                                             “The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is
     educational objectives of the citizens living     hear your needs, and in the fall, workshops will be offered to       committed to excellence through instructional pro-
     in the Metro South area and the needs of the      assist with making college and career decisions.                     grams, research and service to the community. We
     business community.”                                 We are here to help you! Please take the time to contact the      play a major role in the economic life of the region.”
                            President Charles Wall,    Collaborative. Good luck as you map your path “Connecting                                               Chancellor Jean MacCormack,
                     Massasoit Community College                                                                                                    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
                                                          to College and Careers”.

                     Bridgewater State College
                     Bridgewater, Massachusetts                                                                University of Massachusetts Boston
                                                                                            Boston, Massachusetts
                           (508) 531-1000                                                                      
                                                                                                                          (617) 287-6000
                Office of Professional Development
                         Jenna Stephenson                                                                              Division of Corporate
                           (508) 531-2725                                                                            and Professional Training
                                                                                                                         Olga Lauterbach
                            Curry College                                                                                 (617) 287-7298
                        Milton, Massachusetts
                                                                                      University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
                            (617) 333-2364                                                                         Dartmouth, Massachusetts
              Continuing Education & Graduate Studies                                                                     (508) 999-8000
                        Marjorie A. Duffy
                          (617) 979-3547                                                                     Professional & Continuing Education Center
                                                                                                                        Joy McGuirl Hadley
                  Massasoit Community College                                                                               (508) 999-8621
                      Brockton, Massachusetts
                                                                         University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute
                           (508) 588-9100                                                                          Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
                 Professional Development Center                                                                         (774) 455-7361
                            James Miller
                   (508) 588-9100, extension 2013                                                                          Corporate Training
                                                                                                                          Christopher Robbins
                          Stonehill College                                                                                  (508) 856-1307
                        Easton, Massachusetts
                            (508) 565-1321                                                                               Brockton, Massachusetts
                 Center for Nonprofit Management                                                                
                      Georgia Antonopoulos                                                                                    (508) 856-1307
                           (508) 565-1858                                                                                         ACTION Report May 2009                                                                                                                                      9
                                                                       J uniors & Seniors : P lan Y our C ollege C areer
    June                      July                  August              September              October             November December January February                                                         March                  April                  May

T a k e SAT I and      P a r t i c i p a t e in   T a l k to parents   V i s i t college    M e e t with guid-   W r i t e draft of    R e s e a r c h potential C o m p l e t e and     Complete            Schedule              College               Inform
SAT II tests if pre-   a summer pro-              about college        campuses on          ance counselor or    college essay -       scholarships, grants submit the FAFSA             individual          college               acceptance and        college about
registered             gram, internship           suggestions          “top ten” list       college advisor to   Ask teachers to       and loans                 as soon after           college financial   interviews            rejection letters     your decision to
                       or college prep                                                      plan courses and     review and make                                 January 1 as pos-       aid forms                                 begin to arrive       accept or reject
T a l k to advisor -   program                    R e q u e s t col-   A s k teachers for   evaluate tran-                             C o m p l e t e final     sible
                                                                                                                 comments                                                                                                                                Admission Offer
Make sure you are                                 lege catalogues,     letters of recom-    script                                     draft of college essay
still on track to    R e q u e s t appli-         applications and     mendation -                               N a r r o w college                             C h e c k college
                                                                                                                                       R e m i n d teachers to application                                                                               GRADUATION!
graduate             cations from                 financial aid        Provide copies of    T a k e SAT l, SAT   applications to six
                     organizations                information          forms                ll, Subject Tests,   to eight colleges     complete and submit deadlines
                     that sponsor                 online                                    ACT if pre-regis-                          their letters of rec-
                     scholarships                                                           tered                                      ommendation
                                                  V i s i t college
                                                  campuses                                                                             M a k e copies of
                                                                                                                                       FAFSA and scholar-
                                                                                                                                       ship application
                                                                                                                                       forms                                       Reprinted with permission from the National Association for College, Admission Counseling. 2009

                       Degree Completion                                                           Discover More About Careers                                                                                 Useful Websites
  Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009                                                              Through Internships                                                    - American College T       esting program that pro-
The Occupational Outlook Handbook - a nationally                                                                                                                                       vides monthly newsletters and tips for college-bound stu-
recognized source of career information - provides                                                                                                                                     dents and their parents
valuable assistance to individuals making decisions                                                                                                                           - Coalition of America's Colleges
about their future work lives.                                                                                                                                                         and Universities provides information on how to choose and
Hundreds of different jobs listed-such as teacher,                                                                                                                                     pay for college
lawyer, and nurse!                                                                                                                                                            - US Department of Education - Provides
The Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:                                                                                                                                           important information and a road map through the college
                                                                                                        Connecting Activities provides High                                            planning process - Includes good articles and advice for stu-
• the training and education needed
                                                                                                   School Seniors throughout the Metro South                                           dents and parents.
• earnings
                                                                                                   Region the opportunity to participate in a                                 CONNECT goals: T improve theo
• expected job prospects
                                                                                                   structured internship with area employers.                                          quality, accessibility and affordability of higher education - To
• what workers do on the job
                                                                                                   The workplace experience assists students to                                        advance the economic, educational and cultural life of
• working conditions
                                                                                                   make more informed decisions about their                                            Southeastern Massachusetts.
• gives job search tips
                                                                                                   future education and career choices while                                  - Federal student financial aid infor-
• links to information about the job market in each
                                                                                                   developing fundamental skills for success in                                        mation and assistance in completing the FAFSA aid form.
  State, and more.
                                                                                                   high performance workplaces.                                               - Straight-up, practical advice from
For more information visit the Occupational Outlook
                                                                                                       To learn more about the Connecting                                              first-generation students who have made it to college.
Handbook website:
                                                                                                   Activities Program, please visit the Metro                                 - American Council on Education -
• To find out about a specific occupation or topic, use
                                                                                                   South Connecting Activities Partnership                                             Focus on assisting students and parents in the college appli-
   the Search box that is on every page-enter your
                                                                                                   website located at www.metrosouthcham-                                              cation process.
   search term in the box.
                                                                                          or contact Kathryn Sayles at                               - White House
• To find out about many occupations, browse
                                                                                                   the Chamber by calling (508) 586-0500, exten-                                       Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans -
   through listings using the Occupations links that
                                                                                                   sion 227.                                                                           Contains information on preparing for and paying for college.
   are on the left side of each page
                                                                                                      Every month, the Metro South Connecting                                 - The College Board - Helps connect
                                                                                                   Activities Partnership highlights youth                                             students to college information.
  Mayor's Higher Ed. Collaborative                                                                 involved in structured internships with their
                                                                                                   employers. Please see page 5 for this month’s
                                                                                                                                                                              - National Association for College
                                                                                                                                                                                       Admission Counseling - Great newsletters and resources for
  Upcoming Workshops & Listserve                                                                   “Connecting Activities Spotlight.”                                                  parents and students. Newsletter “Steps to College” - English
   Look for upcoming workshops in the fall! These                                                     Connecting Activities is an initiative fund-                                     and Spanish Guides for parents
workshops will help students, parents and adults                                                   ed through the Department of Elementary                                    - Loads of information on select-
preprare for and connect to college and success.                                                   and Secondary Education and is supported                                            ing schools - Advice on how to fill out applications -
   Add your name and email to the Mayor’s Higher                                                   by the Metro South Connecting Activities                                            Scholarship information and college/university rankings.
Education listserve to receive information about                                                   Partnership, a collaboration of the City of                                - Lots of information for parents
upcoming Workshops/ Professional Development/                                                      Brockton Office of Mayor James E.                                                   on how to help your son or daughter as they search for the
Degree and Certificate Programs. Visit met-                                                        Harrington, the Brockton Area Workforce                                             right college or educational program, or email your                                                    Investment Board, and the Metro South                                      - Information on colleges and universities in
information to                                                       Chamber of Commerce.                                                                Rhode Island - Financial aid and scholarship information -
                                                                                                                                                                                       French, Spanish, Portuguese, English college application
   W e w a n t t o h e a r f r o m y o u ! Your input will help us as we design upcoming programs                                                                                      information.
                                                                                                                                                                              - College Search site that helps
   Information Gathering Sessions to hear your needs:                                                       Contact Us:                                                                find the school that is the best match for you. Resources for
   Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 5:30 - 6:30 pm                                                                    Christine Karavites,                                                       parents, too!
   Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 3:00 - 4:00 pm & 5:30 - 6:30 pm                                                 Collaborative Coordinator                                         - MA Department of Education -
   Location: Metro South Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                    Sites encourages more high school and middle school stu-
             60 School Street, Brockton, MA                                                                 508.982.4276                                                               dents to think about attending college.
                                                                                                            Kathryn Sayles,                                                   - Lots of good information about financial
                                                                                                            Connecting Activities Coordinator                                          aid and federal and local programs to help students get ready
   Respond to online survey:                                                                                                                    to attend college.                                                                      508.586.0500 x 227                                                         Reprinted with permission from the National Association for College
                                                                                                                                                                                       Admission Counseling, 2009.
10                                                                    ACTION Report May 2009                                                  

RENEWINGMembers Thank You !                                                                WELCOME New Members
AB General Contractors, Inc.                Holbrook Cooperative Bank                                       Making an Investment in Our Community
Ailano School of Cosmetology/Ultima         Holiday Inn Boston-Brockton                    Advanced Hearing Care, Inc.                     Harrington Insurance Agency, Inc.
Designs                                     Irving's Home Center                           Dr.. Julie Breton                               Mr. Nick McCummings
Anderson Insulation                         John Corcoran & Company                        1324 Belmont Street, Suite 204                  111 Torrey Street, Suite 4
AT & T Advertising Solutions                Law Office of Andrew H. Schwartz, LLC          Brockton, MA 02301                              Brockton, MA 02301
Avon Co-operative Bank                      Michael H Haikal                               (508) 559-9200                                  (508) 583-7393
Back Bay Bagel                              Modern Auto Body                                
Bemis Drug Inc.                             Morse Insurance Agency, Inc.                   Medical                                         Insurance
Boys and Girls Club of Brockton, Inc.       Niccoli Brothers Oil
Bridgewater Credit Union                    North Main Street Veterinary Clinic, Inc.      America'a Best Defense                          MacDonald Plumbing & Heating
Brockton Area Workforce Investment          Old Colony Elder Services, Inc.                Mr. John Tiano                                  Mr. Nathan MacDonald
Board                                       Philip Nessralla, Jr., Esq.                    20 Roche Brothers Way #2                        PO Box 755
Brockton Housing Authority                  Pilling Engineering Group Inc.                 North Easton, MA 02356                          East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Colonial Maintenance Contractors Inc.       Pine Oaks Golf Course                          (508) 238-5633                                  (508) 583-6800
Connolly Insurance                          R. E. Lyons & Son Fire Equipment Corp                                   Plumbing & Heating
Costco Wholesale #303                       Randolph Savings Bank                          Health and Fitness                              National Athletic Training & Fitness Institute
Creedon & Creedon                           Sharkansky & Company, LLP CPA's
                                                                          ,                                                                Mr. Paul Torney
                                                                                           Asiatic Publishing
CWB Contractors, Inc.                       Trojan Recycling, Inc. and Transfer Station                                                    One Pearl Street, Suite 1700
                                                                                           Mr. John C. Williams
Embassy Rehabilitation and Health           VHS Transportation Company, Inc.                                                               Brockton, MA 02301
                                                                                           72 Sycamore Ave.
Center                                      Vieira & DiGianfilippo, Ltd.                                                                   (508) 580-1690
                                                                                           Brockton, MA 02301
EMH Recovery INC.                           W. B. Mason Company, Inc.                                                                      Physical Therapy
                                                                                           (904) 651-7176
Good Days Restaurant, Inc.                  Webster Bank, N.A.                                                                             Southeastern Massachusetts
Gouthro Plumbing & Heating                  Westfield Child Center                                                                         Convention & Visitors Center
Hackwell-Boone Insurance Agency, Inc.       William M. Callahan Real Estate                Dress Barn                                      Mr. Arthur Motta
Hale Street Properties                      World Wide Drying                              Ms. Pauline Bartlett                            70 North Second St.
Hanson Printing Company, Inc.               Wright Technology Group                        39 Memorial Parkway                             New Bedford, MA 02741-0976
Hennessey & MacInnis, Inc.                  Yankee Sprinkler Company                       Randolph, MA 02368                              (508) 997-1250
                                                                                           (781) 963-7061                        
Buy Local                                                                                                       Marketing/Public Relations
      The Metro South Chamber of            venient locations. Special discount offers                                                     Speedee Oil Change & Tune-up
Commerce is urging businesses and           can be registered and viewed on-line at        FSH Realty & Associates                         Mr. Jerry Toppa
                                   To offer a dis-         Ms. Michael Salabanzi                           800 A Crescent Street
consumers to buy local. Now, more
                                                                                           16 Jackson Street                               Brockton, MA 02302
than ever, local merchants and service      count at your business contact Alison van
                                                                                           Brockton, MA 02302                              (508) 580-0063
providers (your friends and neighbors)      Dam at avandam@metrosouthcham-
                                                                                           (508) 588-0405                                  speedeeoilchange&
are offering exceptional value at con- or call 508-586-0500 x222.             Real Estate/Residential                         Automotive Service
Chamber Urges Case Basis on Business Ban                                                   Gomes Plaster & Drywall
                                                                                           Mr. John Gomes, Sr.
                                                                                                                                           Stonehill Sports Camp
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Stephen Fitzgerald
       Chamber President and CEO,          weathering a national economic storm. The       54 Michael Road                                 320 Washington Street
Christopher Cooney, testified before       vast majority of them give more than any-       Bridgewater, MA 02324-1652                      Easton, MA 02357-5210
the Brockton City Council urging           thing to this community. As a whole they        (508) 697-3552                                  (508) 565-1773
                                                                                           Contractors Specialty                 
restraint on placing any additional bur-   contribute a great deal to this community
                                                                                                                                           Summer Camp
den on local businesses. “Brockton         and few of them have anything to do with
businesses are by and large good busi-
nesses run by responsible people. This
                                           the incidents that have led to this over-
                                           reaching proposal. I urge you to take action
                                                                                           Brockton Tops Mass. Cities
year they have endured property tax,       on a case by case basis,” said Christopher          In the areas of industry, education and     the last two school years.” according to the
water/sewer rate increases while           Cooney.                                         progress Brockton has fared better than vir-    Pioneer Institute. In addition, a recent
Brockton Homebuyers Fair May 9th                                                           tually any city in Massachusetts. “Between
                                                                                           2001 and 2006, Brockton experienced the
                                                                                                                                           Massachusetts Department of Education
                                                                                                                                           study has placed Brockton among the best
                                                                                           fastest rate of business growth of any of the   cities for high school graduation rates. “I
      Qualified home buyers can receive up to $10,500. in assistance to buy a
                                                                                           14 Middle Cities, seeing gains in 16 of 18      believe Brockton is one of the very few
bank-owned, foreclosed or short sale property in Brockton. The current 30 year
                                                                                           industries analyzed. The city schools have      urban school districts in Massachusetts
interest rate is 4.5% with no points. The program is valid for a limited time and
                                                                                           also been achieving gains, reaching their       where people move to the community for
number of properties. The property may be financed up to a 100% value. The
                                                                                           mandated adequate yearly progress for           the quality of the schools”, said Chamber
loan will be underwritten by a local bank or credit union. The Buy Brockton
                                                                                           improving student performance in each of        President and CEO Christopher Cooney.
program is a partnership between the Brockton Housing Partnership, Mayor
James Harrington and the Metro South Chamber of Commerce. To learn more,
visit the Brockton Home Buyers Fair on Saturday May 9th at the Westgate Mall
                                                                                           Brophy and Phillips Provides Firm Footing
from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm or visit .
                                                                                                                         The Little Red School House, a schoolhouse to thou-
Tax Hike Bad for Local Business                                                                                          sands of former Brockton Elementary School Students
                                                                                                                         and current site of the city wide spelling bee, recently
  Let's give reform some more time to work before a 25% tax hike is considered. Each                                     underwent some major repairs to its failing front steps.
week as the leadership pursues pension and budget reform we learn of more pension                                        John Vlaco, President of Brophy and Phillips, donated
and tax abuses. The call for “reform before revenue” actually seems to be working. Let's                                 the construction and materials to completely repair
see how far it can take us before considering these huge sales tax increase proposals.                                   and rebuild the stairs. Special thanks go out to John
This proposal discourages consumers from buying local. It only benefits out of state                                     and the entire crew for putting our students on a firm
and on-line retailers. This tax proposal is bad for local business.                                                      footing once more.                                            ACTION Report May 2009                                                                                 11

 AMP Workshop for SOMWBA                                                              SOMWBA Workshop
                                                                                                             Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
                                                                                            Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton
                                                                                           The State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA)
                Thursday, May 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                          reviews the eligibility of minority and women business enterprises, and minori-
       Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton                    ty and female controlled non-profits, to participate in affirmative purchasing and
 The Commonwealth's Affirmative Market Program (AMP) invites                          contracting opportunities. Workshops are required for all interested principals of
 all Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs) who are new to state               minority and women businesses or nonprofit organizations applying for certifi-
 procurement and are interested in learning:                                          cation through the State Office of Minority & Women Business Assistance.
                                                                                      WHAT THE WORKSHOP WILL COVER…
                  • How to maximize your M/WBE status;
                                                                                      Business Affirmative Market Programs, SOMWBA's certification application,
           • How to find opportunities for AMP partnerships; and
                                                                                      explanation of regulatory language & criteria necessary to be certified, required
           • How to market as an AMP participant to state entities.
                                                                                      documentation for certification, explanation of the certification process
    These trainings are designed as an introduction to the services that AMP          WHO SHOULD ATTEND…
 provides and what it means to be a certified vendor. All M/WBES in all fields        The eligible owner/principal of any minority or women business enterprise, those assist-
 including goods, services, construction and design are welcome to join us. To        ing in the SOMWBA certification process (attorney, business advisor, or accountant)
 register, call Lisa, 508-586-0500 x 225 or email          Pre-registration is required. To register, visit or call
 This workshop is free to attend.                                                     617-973-8692. An additional SOMWBA workshop is scheduled for June 18.

  QuickBooks Workshop                                                                 So You Want To Be A Consultant!
                 Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
                                                                                                       Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:00 am - 10:30 am
        Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton
                                                                                              Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton
                  8:30 am - 12:30 pm: QuickBooks for Beginners.
                                                                                           If you're thinking about taking your expertise and              Sponsred by:
 Gain the tools you need to successfully operate your business. You will receive a
                                                                                      experience to become a consultant, join us for a free
 quick overview of QuickBooks, learn key setup features and understand the
 basics of recording income, expenses and reconciling bank accounts.                  workshop on How to Start a Consulting Practice. Let us
                                                                                      give you the tools to help you build a successful consult-
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: How to Use QuickBooks to Manage Difficult Times              ing practice in these difficult economic times.
 Learn to use QuickBooks to manage your business more effectively during these
 difficult economic times. Learn about budgeting and advanced reporting fea-             The workshop will focus on the following topics:
 tures that allow you to dig deeper into QuickBooks data and go beyond the stan-                  • Legal and start up issues
 dard Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet. After this workshop, you will be able to             • Management and financial issues
 isolate and intelligently analyze out of control expenses or sagging sales.                    • Marketing and identity issues
 Instructor Frank Guinan has owned his own business,                                      The panelists will include Kate Archard at BSC, Trish White, Senior
 Integrity Business Solutions for 8 years. Through his busi-                          Management Advisor at MSBDC and Melinda Ailes, Regional Director at
 ness he provides CFO services including internal system                              MSBDC. To register, please call Lisa, 508-586-0500 x 225 or email lkeene@met-
 review, financial report analysis, and strategic planning. He              
 is also a “QuickBooks Guru” providing setup, maintenance
 and troubleshooting as a Certified ProAdvisor.                                       U.S. Small Business Administration Programs
 To register for this workshop, please call Lisa at 508.586.0500                          Attend a FREE SBA workshop designed to highlight the various SBA
 x 225 or email lkeene@metrosouth This                                   programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepre-
 workshop, co-sponsored by Coastal Community Capital, is                              neurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their business. General
 free to attend.                                                                      information will be provided on the following:
Brockton Shoes to Carlton Fisk                                                                            Small Business Counseling (SCORE)
                                                                                        Small Business / Development Centers • Business Information Center
                                    Red Sox Catcher and Hall of Famer, Carlton Fisk     SBA 7(a) • Loan Guaranty Program • 8(a) Business
                               was recently presented one of the very last pairs of     Development HUB/Zones • Small Disadvantaged
                               custom, hand-made shoes to be produced in                              Business Assistance
                               Brockton(FootJoy). He received the gift in a presen-            Government Contracting Opportunities
                               tation from Chamber President Christopher Cooney,          The workshop will be held at CareerWorks, 34 School Street, Brockton
                               Mayor James Harrington, Rox President Jack Yunits      from 2 - 4 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. The next workshops
                               and former Rox manager Ed Nottles during a recent      will be held on May 20 and June 17, 2009. Contact CareerWorks at
 visit to the area. The Red Sox slugger was very impressed with the gift. He imme-    508.513.3400 for further workshop information.
 diately put the golf shoes on and wore them the entire evening. Fisk visited the
 area to help present scholarships to students during the annual meeting of the       Brockton, Canton, Southfield; BioReady
 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research.
                                                                                         Bio Tech companies have recently received notice by the Massachusetts
 Main Street Facades to Get Face Lift                                                 Biotechnology Council, that Brockton, Canton and Southfield(Weymouth,
                                                                                      Abington and Rockland) have been deemed BioReady. The designation recog-
   Building a Better Brockton will announce a new Main Street façade improvement      nizes these communities as having superior facilities and resources to provide the
 program soon. The program will provide incentives for building owners to invest      best suited buildings and sites for the expansion of Biotech companies within
 some creativity in sprucing up their building facades. It is designed to encourage   Massachusetts. In the coming months, the Brockton City Council will be requested
 upgraded facades that will be attractive to consumers visiting Main Street in        to approve additional items that will place Brockton at the top of the list. An abun-
 Brockton. The Chamber will assist with marketing the program when it is              dant water supply through the construction of a desalination plant has further
 announced within the coming weeks.                                                   strengthened Brockton's BioReady designation.
12                                                                                                  ACTION Report May 2009                                                                      

                                                              It is a Great Time to Join the Chamber
                              Join the Chamber During the Month of May to Enjoy:                                                                                                   Chamber Membership is
                                                    • Free Mini Member Profile                                                                                                   Key to Your Business Success
                             distributed to over 35,000 homes and businesses through The Enterprise
 New Member Profile Examples:                                                                                                                                                                 “The Metro South Chamber of
                                                             Bridgewater Square Chiropractic                                                                                                  Commerce is a major force promoting
             New York’s X’Clusive                               A Creating Wellness Center                                     Punch Kettlebell Gym                                           and serving Brockton’s business com-
                                                                                                                                                                                              munity. I always encourage area busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                              nesses to become active in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Chamber. The Chamber is a great
                                                                                                                                                                                              advocate for the city and we’re fortu-
                                                                                                                                                                                nate to have such a committed organization working
                                                                                                                                                                                to enhance the future of Brockton.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    James Harrington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mayor, City of Brockton

                                                                                                                                                                                             “My membership in the Chamber con-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ibility of my business through quality
                                                                                                                                                                                             networking, the directory listing, and
       39 Torrey Street, Brockton • 508-588-0028                63 Main Street, Bridgewater • 508-697-0050              609 Belmont Street, Brockton • 508-559-9900                          advertising opportunities. The
                                                                                 Chamber offers key information for
 “Brockton’s Newest Female Clothing Store,” located        Dr. Kevin Perry stands next to the ProAdjuster, a new     Punch Kettlebell Gym uses kettebells as the central                     the growth of my business and is
 next door to West Side Pizza. Come see our unique         computerized instrument that can analyze and treat the    tool for strength, endurance and body shaping. It          one of my best business partners!”
 great quality styles we offer. “Dress Expensive..Pay      spine for sublaxations and nerve impringement syn-        represents the hottest new trend in American fitness                                                John Costa,
 Les.” Free gift with every purchase of $30 or more.       drome, which is the root of many common health condi-     with appeal for all fitness levels, ages and genders.                                         BC Tent & Awning
 Pictured: Nessley Pierre, Eva Rodrigues, Stanley Pierre   tions. It is one of the few in the area.                  Pictured: Rick, Derek, and Denise Goldsmith.

                                                           In addition, you will receive . . .                                                                                                   “The Metro South Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Commerce has always been an
 • Free chance to win a membership                          • Free 2009 Membership Directory                             • Free set of membership mailing                                        important element in the fabric of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the community. The chamber does a
    for one year (2nd year)                                 • Ten Free 30-second radio spots on                             labels (over 800 businesses)                                         great job bringing businesses and
 • 2 Free Listings in the Metro South                         WXBR Radio AM 1460                                         • Free listing in the Chamber’s                                         our elected officials together to find
   2010 Book for Business                                   • Free pass to attend next 2 Chamber                           Action Report” newsletter
                                                                                                                           “                                                                     solutions to challenging issues.”
 • Free listing on the Chamber                               Events: Business After Hours on                             • Health insurance opportunities                                                     Christine Karavites,
   website with an active link to                            May 21 and ATHENA Awards                                    • Money back guarantee                                                               Proteas Consulting,
   YOUR website                                              Breakfast on June 17                                           (Call for details)                                          Chamber Vice Chair of Government Affairs

                                                       To join the Chamber, call John Nesti, Membership Services Director
                                                          at 508.586.0500 x 229 or email

       May 8                                                         May 13                                                        May 21                                                  IT’S EASY TO REGISTER!
       Government Affairs                                            Business Luncheon & EXPO                                      Business After Hours
                                                                                                                                   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm                                       508-586-0500 x 231
        12:00 pm                                                     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
        Metro South Chamber of Commerce                              The Shaw’s Center                                             Good Samaritan Medical Center                           508-587-1340
        60 School Street, Brockton                                   1 Feinberg Way, Brockton                                      New Radiation Center, 818 Oak St., Brockton   
        Join other Chamber members for this opportuni-               Be a part of this premier venue showcasing products           This is a great way to make business contacts in a      Register online at
        ty to interact with legislators and learn more               and services from local businesses. The day is packed         casual setting.
        about activity on Beacon Hill. Featuring State               with events, speakers, and awards. Featuring                                                                          Send reservation and payment to:
        Representative Galvin.                              Creator Jeffrey Taylor at noon lunch.                                                                     MSCC
        Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members                            Tickets: $35 members, $45 non-members                         Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members                    Sixty School Street
                                                                                                                                                                                           Brockton, MA 02301-4087
        Please RSVP at Call 508.586.0500 x 225                       Please RSVP at 508.586.0500 ext. 231                          Please RSVP at 508.586.0500 ext. 231

  PREREGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. Individuals registering at the event will be charged a $5.00 late fee. For companies wishing to be billed there is a $3.00 billing charge.
  Cancellations for all events must be received 24 hours in advance of the event, otherwise the company will be charged regardless of attendance.

                                                                                                                               Names of Persons Attending:___________________________________________
                   GRO-N-THINGS, INC.
                    Interior Plant Maintenance and Design Service                                                              _______________________________________________________________
        P.O. Box 1246
        Middleboro, MA 02346                                                              Shelley Tierney                      Company:________________________________________________________
        508.947.8433 (p)                                                                  OWNER                                Phone:__________________________________________________________
        781.767.2244 (f)
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