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					The New Bedford Area                                                                                                       Inside July - August 2010

Chamber Focus
                                                                                                                           Marriot Fairfield Now Open ..............2
                                                                                                                           Small Business of the Year .................3
                                                                                                                           Regency Apartment Viewing .............5
                                                                                                                           Good News ...........................................6
                                                                                                                           Recent Chamber News ......................11
                                                                                                                           South Coast Rail Update ...................12
                                                                                                                           Working Waterfront Festival ............13
Business News for and about Members of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce                      July - August 2010    Member Highlight .............................14

Chamber Welcomes Over 130 New Members During Campaign!                                                                    2010 SouthCoast Business
The New Bedford Area Chamber of                                                                                           Expo - Bigger and Better
Commerce conducted a very successful
                                                                                                                          Planning for the 16th Annual
New Member Campaign for the Second
                                                                                                                          SouthCoast Business Expo is underway
year in a row! On June 8th and June 9th,
                                                                                                                          and we anticipate it being one of our
over sixty-five business leaders contact-
                                                                                                                          strongest yet.
ed thousands of businesses in Greater
New Bedford. The campaign resulted in                                                                                     This years’s EXPO will take place on
over 130 new members!                                                                                                     Wednesday, October 20th at White’s
                                                                                                                          of Westport. This annual event is
“The success of the New Bedford Area
                                                                                                                          co-sponsored by the New Bedford
Chamber of Commerce’s membership
                                                                                                                          and Fall River Area Chambers of
campaign is evidence of the strength
                                                                                                                          Commerce. Attendees will have the
of our local business community,” said
                                                                                                                          chance to network with exhibitors
James Pratt, Jr., Managing Partner at
                                                                                                                          to find solutions to everyday business
Hodgson, Pratt & Associates, P.C. and
                                                                                                                          challenges beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of
                                                                                                                          and continue until the Business
the Chamber. “Chamber membership
                                                                                                                          After Hours networking event wraps
has never been more valuable to local
                                                                                                                          up at 6:00 p.m.
businesses and it is particularly hearten-
ing to see so many new businesses take                                                                                    With over 100 new members recruited
advantage of the many benefits offered                                                                                    in our membership drive, the New
by the Chamber.”                                                                                                          Beford Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                          continues to build and strengthen.
A special thank you to everyone who
                                                                                                                          We have new members representing
volunteered their time, contributed
                                                                                                                          a myriad of fields in the SouthCoast
a suggestion, or donated an incentive
                                                                                                                          Region and they will be exhibiting at
prize. The generous contribution of time,
                                                                                                                          our Business Expo.
skill, and support continues to strengthen
                             continued on page 4...                                                                                                      continued on page 8...

2010 Chamber Invitational Golf Tournament is
Filling Up Quickly. Register Soon to Get Your Spot
Sponsored by: Wonder Bowl, Holiday
Lanes, East Providence Lanes &
Bristol County Savings Bank

The 2010 Golf Tournament will tee off
at noon on Tuesday, September 7th at the
LeBaron Hills Country Club in Lakeville,
Massachusetts. This championship 18
hole golf course features lush fairways,
sparkling ponds, spacious greens, and
a selection of tees. It’s panoramic “links”
style layout provides challenge and                The 2010 Winning Team, The Nery Corporation,
enjoyment for both the beginner and                (L-R) Kevin Nery, Barry Higham, Paul Debortoli,
accomplished golfer.        continued on page 8... Bruce Barboza
                                                                                                     Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Open in New Bedford
    The New Bedford Area Chamber Focus is the official news publication of the
    New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce                                                             Richard Lafrance, President and C.E.O.
    794 Purchase Street • New Bedford, MA 02740
                                                                                                     of Lafrance Hospitality, announced
    508-999-5231 • fax 508-999-5237 •
    Editor: Kate Ouellette                                                                           that the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites,
    Photographer: Deborah L. Hynes                                                                   located at 185 MacArthur Drive, New
    Printer: The Standard-Times                                                                      Bedford - the newest jewel in the hotel
    DEADLINES: 1st of the month preceding publication for email press releases and camera-ready or
                                                                                                     group, has opened ahead of schedule in
    electronic artwork.
                                                                                                     New Bedford.
    Board of Directors
                                                                                                     “Everyone involved in the project,
    Officers                                                                                                                                         system, and an in-room refrigerator and
    Chair of the Board
                                                                                                     from the general contractors, through
    James R. Pratt, Jr., Hodgson Pratt & Associates                                                  to our new staff members, have given            microwave.
                                                                                                     a tremendous effort to open the hotel
    Vice Chair of Government Affairs
                                                                                                     in time to serve the summer leisure       The facility also offers a business
    Lynne Mastera, Precix                                                                                                                      library, guest laundry, 24-hour market,
                                                                                                     travelers, as well as business clients,” said
    Vice Chair of Community Affairs                                                                  Richard. “We are delighted to announce    fitness center, a hotel courtesy shuttle
    Mary Harrington, SouthCoast Media Group
                                                                                                     that reservations can be made by calling  to area businesses, and an indoor pool
    Vice Chair of Economic Affairs                                                                   the hotel directly, at 774-634-2000, or   and Jacuzzi. There are meeting facilities,
    Jose S. Castelo, The Castelo Group                                                               through the Marriott reservation system   as well, with an Executive Board Room.
                                                                                                     at                A 3,000 square foot full service Confer-
    Vice Chair of Membership Advancement
    Jim Rattray, Southcoast Hospitals                                                                                                          ence Center, called the Waypoint Event
                                                                                                     Construction took about ten months.       Center, which includes a ballroom and
    Treasurer                                                                                                                                  three meeting rooms, is in the final
    Minnie Saleh, Sovereign Bank                                                                     The general contractor was Bufftree
                                                                                                     Building Co.                              stages of planning with an anticipated
    Assistant Treasurer                                                                                                                        September 1st opening. The facility is
    Chuck Mitchell, RothTec
                                                                                                     Extended Stay Suites include separate     the ideal location for both weddings
    Immediate Past Chair                                                                             areas for working, relaxing, and sleeping and regional conferences with ample
    Peter J. Muise, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union                                             – including an entertainment area with    meeting rooms and a function room
    President & CEO                                                                                  flat screen television and ihome stereo   accommodating 175 guests.
    Roy Nascimento, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                                       Eileen Lonergan                                                508.317.3755
    Beth Sylvia Caldwell, Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies                                                   
    Ray Cebula, Acushnet Company
    Timothy H. Dyer, Dyer Capital Management
    Dennis Galvam, NSTAR
    June Goguen, Bridgewater Savings Bank
    Ellen Gitlin, Diversified Marketing Group
    Liz Isherwood, Moore & Isherwood, Inc.
    Charlene J. Jarest, Lafrance Hospitality
    Valarie Lacasse, Citizens Bank
    Douglas Leatham, Leatham & Associates, CPA’s
    Eugene Lonergan, Merrill Lynch
    David Maher, Lockheed Martin
    Joseph Michaud, Law office of Joseph L. Michaud
    Donald Monaghan, Jr., Monaghan Printing Co.
    Lynn Motta, BankFive
    Chris O’Neil, Tomlinson and O’Neil Insurance Agency
    Kevin Pelland, Citizens-Union Savings Bank
    Kim Perry, Waring-Sullivan Funeral Homes
    John Sbrega, Bristol Community College
    Jack Silva, Bristol County Savings Bank
    Paul Vigeant, South Coast Development Partnership

    Director Emeritus
    Del Rocha
    Joel E. Burns

    Your Chamber Staff
    President, Roy M. Nascimento - Ext. 25
    Director of Operations & Finance, Dorothy Botelho - Ext. 20
    Supported Employment Network Coordinator, Joanne Rego - Ext. 28
    Communications Director, Kate Ouellette - Ext. 27
    Events Manager, Robyn Branco - Ext. 26
    Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership - Ext. 5
    Director of Education Workforce Development, Stephanie Barnes - Ext. 24

Small Business of the Year Award Presented                                                             This year’s Small Business of the
                                                                                                       Year Award was presented to
                                                                                                                                                    Small Employer Tax
to NWD Trucking of New Bedford.                                                                        NWD Trucking of New Bedford.
                                                                                                       NWD Trucking was established in
                                                                                                                                                    Credit with Health
                                                                                                       1979 and incorporated in 1982 by             Care Reform Law
                                                                                                       Richard and Lorraine DeCosta. Richard
                                                                                                       DeCosta started the company as a sole        The IRS has issued information on the
                                                                                                       operator with one truck behind a diner       tax credit given to certain small
                                                                                                       in New Bedford. Today, the business          employers who provide employee
                                                                                                       has nearly fifty employees and services      health care coverage, under the new
                                                                                                       the eastern seaboard and the midwest.        health reform law, effective with tax
                                                                                                                                                    years beginning in 2010 through 2013,
                                                                                                       The Entrepreneur of the Year Award           with transition relief for 2010.
                                                                                                       was presented to Townwear of
                                                                                                       Mattapoisett. TownWear is a locally          Eligible small employers or “qualified
                                                                                                       owned, socially conscious apparel line       employers” providing health care
                                                                                                       that was founded in 2006 by Kerrin           coverage need to meet certain
                                                                                                       Adrian to support Mattapoisett’s 150th       requirements. These include: fewer
                                                                                                       anniversary celebration. TownWear’s          than 25 full-time-equivalent employees
                                                                                                       custom-designed, community-specific          for the tax year, an average annual wage
Eric and Loraine DeCosta of NWD Trucking, Inc. accepting the Small Business of the Year Award at the
Good Morning SouthCoast on May 12, 2010.                                                               artwork first appeared in 2007 on t-shirts   for its employees less than $50,000 per
                                                                                                       and hats sold in a local retail store.       FTE, and the employer must pay
The New Bedford Area Chamber of                      Chamber’s Good Morning SouthCoast!                                                             the premiums under a “qualifying
Commerce and BankFive are pleased to                 business series.                                  The remaining four businesses                arrangement.”
recognize the significant contributions                                                                nominated for this year’s awards were:
and achievements of the region’s small               The New Bedford Area Chamber of                   Blue Point Restaurant of Acushnet;     For more information, contact
businesses with the presentation of the              Commerce applauds each small business             PharmaHealth Pharmacy of Dartmouth; Warren Rutherford, The Executive
2010 Greater New Bedford Entrepreneur                for its entrepreneurial spirit and gives          Stephen & Company Hair and Beauty      Suite at 508-778-7770.
and Small Business of the Year Awards.               special recognition to two businesses.            of Dartmouth; and Thompson Farland
The awards were presented on May 12,                 Six outstanding candidates were nomi-             Surveying and Engineering of
2010 at a special edition of the                     nated this year creating a competitive            New Bedford.
                                                     selection process.

Chamber Welcomes Over 130 New                                                       Welcome New Members
Members During Campaign!                                                            ABC Early Learning                            Arena Tile & Stone
Continued from page 1...                                                            21 Sandwich Road                              294 Perry Hill Road
                                                                                    Wareham, MA 02751                             Acushnet, MA 02743
the New Bedford Area Chamber.            Prize Sponsors:                            Phone: 508-295-1734                           Phone: 508-998-3074
With 17 new members, the campaign’s      AAA                                        Acorn Management                              Auto Specialists of NB Inc.
top-recruiter was David Biggs of         Back Nine Club                             218 Willard Street                            1451 Cove Road.
                                                                                    Quincy, MA 02169                              New Bedford, MA 02740
Biggs-Partners & You Communications.     Blithewold Mansion, Gardens &              Phone: 508-984-7788                           Phone: 508-990-3701
James R. Pratt, Jr., CPA of Hodgson,        Arboretum                               Fax: 617-479-2424                             Fax: 508-984-7036
Pratt & Associates PC and Chairman       Buttonwood Park Zoo                        Email:   Email:
of the Chamber’s Board of Directors,     Café Funchal                               Aircraft Repairs Unlimited                    Bento Real Estate Group
came in second with 12 new members       Caddy Shack                                New Bedford Airport                           1 Aster Lane
                                                                                    1800 Shawmut Ave                              Dartmouth, MA 02748
and Julie Lariviere of W.B. Mason        Cardoza’s Wine & Spirits                   Dartmouth, MA 02747                           Phone: 617-901-9671
who brought in 9 new businesses to       Carousel Family Fun Center                 Phone: 508-990-0166
                                                                                                                                  Benevides Brothers Auto Service
the Chamber, placed third. Other top     Cheesecake Factory                         All Clear Title 5 Services, Inc.              54 Grape Street
recruiters included Alan Zexter of       Colonial Air                               30 Cedar Hill Drive                           New Bedford, MA 02740
                                                                                    Acushnet, MA 02743                            Phone: 508-992-2427
Raymon Pielech Zexter PC and             Diversified Marketing                      Phone: 508-763-4431                           Email:
Wendy Cullum of Michel Cullum            Dunkin Donuts                              Phone: 508-763-4137
                                                                                    Fax: 508-763-4168                             Best Friends Construction Co.
Associates, Inc. who both recruited      F1 Boston                                  Email:             62 Chipaway Road
6 new members each.                      Ginger Grille                                            E. Freetown, MA 02717
                                                                                                                                  Phone: 508-958-7466
                                         Grape Moments                              Apollo Safety, Inc.                           Fax: 508-995-3123
The top corporate teams were the         Hodgson Pratt & Associates P.C.            57 Walnut Street                              Email:
“Chamber Ambassadors” captained          JCPenney                                   Fall River, MA 02720
                                                                                                                                  Big Wheels, Inc.
                                                                                    Phone: 508-673-2544
by David Biggs with 32 new members;      LaFrance Hospitality                       Fax: 508-677-0647                             42 Quanapoag Road
“Jack’s Golfers” captained by Jack Silva M&C Café                                   Email:                  E. Freetown, MA 02727
                                                                                                    Phone: 508-763-5927
of Bristol County Savings Bank with      McDonald’s
19 new members; and the “HPA Group” NB Bay Sox                                      Apriori Beauty                                Black Bass
                                                                                    51 Grove Street                               3 Water Street
captained by James R. Pratt, Jr. with 18 New England Revolution                     Norfold, MA 02056                             Dartmouth, MA 02748
new members;                             Preservation Society of Newport            Phone: 508-320-0105                           Phone: 508-999-6975
                                            County                                                                                Ann Borges, CPA
The Chamber would like to recognize      Whareham Crossing                          Arbonne International                         25 Old Westport Road
                                                                                    74 Jenny Lind Street                          Dartmouth, MA 02747
the corporate and prize sponsors who     Seekonk Speedway                           New Bedford, MA 02740                         Phone: 508-992-8787
contributed to the success of the        Tatlock Gallery                            Phone: 774-930-7473
                                                                                                                                  Brick House Mortgage
campaign. To name just a few:            Zeiterion Theatre                          Email:
                                                                                                                                  220 Perry Hill Road
                                         Trinity Repertory Co.                                                                    Acushnet, MA 02743
                                                                                                                                  Phone: 508-995-6053
Campaign Sponsors:                       Vineyard Fast Ferry
                                         Whaling Museum                                                                           The Broken Tee
                                                                                                                                  166 County Road
                                                                                                                                  Lakeville, MA 02347
                                        For a complete list of corporate sponsors                                                 Phone: 508-923-4653
                                        and prize contributors please visit                                                       Brownell Trailers LLC
                                                                                     129 Alden Road
                                                                                                                                  Fairhaven, MA 02719
                                                                                                                                  Phone: 508-996-3110

Media Sponsors:                                                                                                                   Brunswick Biomedical
                                                                                                                                  4 Little Brook Road
Bristol County Women’s Journal                                                                                                    West Wareham, MA 02576
Comcast                                                                                                                           Phone: 508-291-1830
                                                                                                                                  Phone: 508-291-1831
New Bedford Internet                                                                                                              Fax: 508-295-6615
SOCO Magazine                                                                                                                     Email:
SouthCoast Media Group                                                                                                  

Telemundo                                                                                                                         Burns Tools
                                                                                                                                  350 Mariano Bishop Blvd.
WJAR NBC-10                                                                                                                       Fall River, MA 02720
                                                                                                                                  Phone: 508-675-0381
Breakfast & Lunch Sponsors:                                                                                                       Burr Bros Boats Inc.
Domino’s Pizza of New Bedford                                                                                                     309 Front Street
Mirasol’s Café                                                                                                                    Marion, MA 02738
                                                                                                                                  Phone: 508-748-0541

Grand Prize Sponsors for the Top                                                                                                  The Butcher Shop
                                                                                                                                  123 Dartmouth Street
Recruiters:                                                                                                                       New Bedford, MA 02740
Direct Air                                                                                                                        Phone: 508-994-4942
Fairfield Inn & Suites                                                                                                            Caldwell Architectural Associates, Inc.
Hampton Inn                                                                                                                       10 Whitweed Drive
The Pasta House                                                                                                                   Dartmouth, MA 02747
                                                                                                                                  Phone: 508-965-2526
Waterfront Grille                                                                                                                 Email:
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The Regency’s Sales Office is Up and Running
with Model Apartment Available for Viewing
The extensive redevelopment of            These units will lease fast, so people
The Regency apartment building is on      should not wait.”
track with the sales office now open
and staff in place to show prospective    Working alongside Mr. Nirenberg is
tenants around the model apartment        Sheila A. Adams, who serves as The
that opened for viewing on June 1st.      Regency’s Assistant Property Manager
                                          and supervising leasing agent.
The sales office hours are: 9:00 a.m. -
7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10:00    “This is a completely new Regency,”
a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday; and noon    says Ms. Adams. “I remember this
- 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Acquired by        building in its ‘before’ stage. The trans-
Trinity Financial in 2009, the property   formation that is taking place is pretty
is being managed by HallKeen              incredible. The apartments look great
Management.                               and the views from the building are
                                          unlike anything I have seen in this area.
“With construction fully underway,        The most rewarding part of my job is
now is a great time to find a new home    seeing current residents excited about
in these wonderful apartments with un-    their new apartment, and new residents
imaginable views here at The Regency,”    that are proud to call The Regency home.
says Glenn Nirenberg, Property Man-       People really need to stop by and visit.”
ager of the 16-story luxury residence.
“We have some very great leasing deals    For more information on The Regency,
as we lease up, and I invite people to    visit
come by, talk to one of our leasing       or call HallKeen Management at
agents and get ready to be impressed.     508-996-3800.

    Good News!
John B. Day                                 Matthew                                    The GNB Voc-Tech team of Ryan          or organizations who have made
recently                                    Schondek,                                  Pallatroni and Kyle Ferry placed       a significant contribution to the marine
announced                                   Chief Executive                            third and the team of Matthew          industry.
his intention to                            Officer of Fall                            Blouin and Tyler Hemingway placed
retire in July 2011                         River Municipal                            fourth. Students from both of those
as President                                Credit Union,                              teams are majoring in Programming &
& CEO of                                    is pleased to                              Web Development at GNB Voc-Tech.
Southcoast                                  announce the                               All four are juniors. Mr. Pallatroni
Health System                               promotion of                               lives in Fairhaven, Mr. Ferry lives in
after more than 32                          Nancy Couture                              Dartmouth, and Mr. Blouin and Mr.
years, capping a career that improved       to Branch Manager. Couture has been        Hemingway live in New Bedford.
access to advanced medical services by      with the Credit Union since 2009 and
bringing a strong regional approach to      has 28 years of experience in banking      The contest was sponsored by the
health care.                                working her way up from Teller to          Computer Information Systems De-            The Annual Dinner with the
                                            Branch Manager.                            partment at Bristol Community College       Governor marked the end of Attorney
Day, 59, informed the Southcoast                                                       and the National Science Foundation.        Dan Surprenant’s term as President
Health System Board of Trustees             Mr. Schondek                                                                           of the Bristol County Bar Associa-
of his decision at its June 2nd meeting     is also pleased                            At the                                      tion. Governor Patrick was on hand as
and informed Southcoast employees           to announce                                Commercial                                  the guest speaker on May 12, 2010 at
and physicians on June 3rd. The board       the following                              Marine Expo,                                the annual dinner of the Bristol County
voted unanimously to name Keith A.          additions to                               Mayor Scott                                 Bar Association.
Hovan, currently President & CEO of         the Fall River                             W. Lang hon-
Southcoast Hospitals Group, as Day’s        Municipal Credit                           ored Captain                                The Governor spoke about his
successor. Upon Day’s retirement,           Union staff:                               Martin Manley                               administration’s accomplishments and
Hovan will assume responsibility for        Lorie Gervasio                             and Howard W.                               goals for our area, and thanked Dan
both the Health System and the              has joined Fall                            Nickerson in                                for his service to the bar association
Hospitals Group.                            River Municipal Credit Union has an        perpetuity with                             and a job well done. Attorney Dan
                                            Assistant Branch Manager. Gervasio         the Mayor’s Professional Mariners           Surprenant is with the law firm of
After making his announcement to the        has worked in the banking field for 25     Award and announced Harriet                 Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. which
board, Day reflected on his career at       years and was most recently an Assistant   Didriksen as the 2010 award recipient.      specializes in providing Estate, Tax,
Southcoast and, before that, St. Luke’s     Banking Office Manager at a regional                                                   Medicaid and Disability Planning,
Hospital, where he began as a hospital      bank.                                     Harriet Didriksen is constantly              with offices located in New Bedford
administrator in 1978.                                                                fighting for fishing families, the fishing   and Hyannis MA.
                                            Stephanie                                 way of life, and the American dream.
“Health care has changed in dizzying        Medeiros has                              She steadfastly attends New England          In partnership with the National
ways over the last three decades,” Day      joined Fall River                         Fisheries Management Council                 Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star
said. “The landscape of health care         Municipal Credit                          meetings from Connecticut to Maine.          Families, the New Bedford Whaling
—what services are offered, where pa-       Union has an                              She also is a regular at hearings in         Museum is proud to participate in
tients are treated and how health care is   Assistant Branch                          Washington – which she attends at            the Blue Star Museums Program,
paid for —is vastly different than it was   Manager. Medeiros                         her own expense – and is a tireless          which offers free admission to
when I arrived in 1978. I am proud to       has worked in                             advocate. Harriet owns the F/V Settler.      active-duty military personnel and
say the Southcoast of today can stand       banking for 8                             She owned the F/V Bagatell, which            their families.
with any hospital in the state in terms     years and has                             is now an educational vessel at Stony
of our top-tier services, our dedicated     experience being a Senior Teller and      Brook University. She is owner and           Currently, more than 750 museums are
and compassionate caregivers and our        Operations Manager.                       operator of New Bedford Ship Supply,         part of the program. “We are proud to
strength and stability for our region.”                                               one of the oldest ship chandleries on        participate in this worthy initiative in
In his years leading Southcoast, Day        Student teams from Greater New            the East Coast. Mrs. Didriksen’s father      partnership with the NEA, Blue Star
has overseen more than $450 million in      Bedford Regional Vocational               dragged in the winter and scalloped in       Families and many of the nation’s lead-
capital improvements, the implementa-       Technical High School swept three         the summer. He emigrated from                ing museums. As a Blue Star Museum,
tion of new services such as open heart     of the four top spots at a regional       Norway to Brooklyn and moved to              we invite our servicemen and women,
surgery, comprehensive cancer care,         website design competition sponsored      New Bedford to be closer to Georges          currently serving our country, to
neurosurgery, and weight loss surgery       by Bristol Community College.             Bank. Her uncles were also fishermen.        enjoy the Whaling Museum with their
as well as the building of a health                                                   Her brother is a shore-side business         families at no cost. It is a small way we
system that includes more than 100          Placing first in the BCC competition and vessel owner. She is the mother               can thank them for their service,” says
primary care and specialty physicians       was the team of Ashleigh Mota and         of two. New England fishermen are            James Russell, museum president.
at 20 sites across the region.              Steven DuBois. Miss Mota and Mr.          fortunate to have her on their side.
                                            DuBois graduated from GNB Voc-Tech                                                     Free admission is available to any bearer
                                            this month, majoring in Media Technology. The Mayor’s Professional Mariners            of a Geneva Convention common
                                                                                      Award was created to honor individuals       access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173

   Good News!
ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID             each took time to award grants and honor Leadership SouthCoast is pleased
card, which includes active duty military   the dedication of these individuals.     to announce the 4 partial scholarship
(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast                                               recipients in this year’s class of 23
Guard), National Guard and Reserve          SFN Group,                               students. They are Linnea Michel,
members, and up to five immediate           parent Company                           Esq., Supervisor of the Community
family members.                             to Spherion                              Development Clinic at the UMass Law
                                            Staffing, recently                       School; Michaela Gagne, Teacher and
For the full list of participating          held their annual                        Art Therapist at St. Vincent’s Home
museums, visit       meeting in                               in Fall River; Mary Cochrane, MSW,
museums. The program ends on Labor          Denver, CO. The                          LICSW, Clinical Consultant,
Day, Sept. 6, 2010.                         Sales Excellence                         Steppingstone; and Catherine
                                            award was given                          Bourassa, Director of Programs
                                            to Karen Enroth                          and Services, YWCA SEMA.
                                            recognizing her consistent sales focus
                                            and positive attitude in a down economy. The scholarships for these four women
                                            With an overall increase in business,    were made possible by contributions
                                            including an expansion of her territory from BankFive, Southcoast Hospitals
                                            has given Karen the number one spot      Group, The Women’s Fund, Saint Anne’s
                                            in the New England group.                Hospital, the Community Foundation
                                                                                     of Southeastern MA, the New Bedford
                                            Spherion, specializes in Temp/Contract, Area Chamber of Commerce, and
Angel Flight Northeast announced            Direct Hire Placement in the South-      individual donations from graduates
that Richard (“Richie”) Canastra,           eastern MA area. Whether your looking and Board members of Leadership
an Angel Flight Northeast volunteer         for work or looking for employees, call SouthCoast.
pilot since 2005, has been honored          Spherion today.
as a Community MVP by the New                                                        The recruitment process has begun for
England Patriots Charitable                                                          the new class beginning in September,
Foundation.                                                                          2010. The application are now available
“We are thrilled that Richie has been
recognized as a Community MVP. He                                                       Do you have any good news to share?
is a great example of the dedication of                                                 Please e-mail your press releases with photos
our volunteer pilots who give tirelessly                                                to
of their time, airplane, and the cost of                                                Due to space limitations, we can not guarantee
flying to ensure our patients in need                                                   any articles will be printed. We do try our best
to the medical care they could not                                                      to fit as much member news in the Chamber
                                            Dartmouth Building Supply has               Focus as possible.
otherwise have access to,” said Larry       completed installation of the region’s
Camerlin, President of Angel Flight         largest private solar energy project
Northeast. “We could not serve those        at its 958 Reed Road manufacturing
in need of air transportation without       facilities location in North Dartmouth.
the generosity and compassion of
Richie and our entire network of          The solar photovoltaic grid system consists
volunteer pilots.”                        of 960 solar panels producing 201,600
                                          kilowatts of electricity annually― enough
The New England Patriots Community to provide 80% of DBS’s manufacturing
MVP Awards, supported by the              facilities’ power needs. Unused power
Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund            generated on weekends will be sold back
(“Gift Fund”), honors individuals who     to the grid. According to President Joseph
exemplify leadership, dedication, and     Delgado, “investment in solar energy
a commitment to improving their           represents our ongoing commitment to
communities through volunteerism.         long-term growth, cost containment and
This year, 21 individuals were recognized leadership in Green Technology.”
whose charitable and volunteer efforts
around New England help improve           The project qualified for financial rebates
their communities. A recognition          granted through the Massachusetts
luncheon was held at Gillette Stadium     Renewable Energy Trust and will further
on Thursday, May 27th. Attendees          receive Federal Energy Tax Credits that
included Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick,    reduce the firm’s investment cost and
Andre Tippett, and Kevin Faulk who        payback period.

    2010 Chamber Invitational Golf Tournament is
    Filling Up Quickly. Register Soon to Get Your Spot
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    Proceeds of this tournament support the efforts of the New Bedford Area
    Chamber of Commerce in our mission to enhance education, economic
    development, and tourism in our region. The registration fee, which includes
    a box lunch, 18 holes of golf, bottled water during play, gift bag full of goodies,
    awards ceremony, and dinner, is just $150 per player!

    Registration for the Golf Tournament will begin on the 7th at 11:00 am. The event
    will wrap up after dinner which begins at 6:00 p.m.

    Please register by calling the chamber at 508-999-5231, emailing events@newbed-, or visiting

    2010 SouthCoast Business Expo - Bigger and Better
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    This business to business trade show will provide your company with the
    exposure it needs to help market your services effectively and efficiently in
    this one day all inclusive Expo. A great way to expose yourself in addition to
    a booth is to host a workshop or seminar!

    Past exhibitors will be given first right of refusal…deadline is August 20, 2010
    You can download applications for workshops and exhibitor booths at

        Save the Date • November 18, 2010 • Annual Meeting

 Welcome New Members
 Dr. Susan M. Camacho                                            Ann Desnoyers, Chiropractor                                         Flagship Roofing & Sheet Metal          ITWorks!
 118 Alden Road                                                  982 Kempton Street                                                  159 County Road                         1611 Main Street, Route 6A
 Fairhaven, MA 02719                                             New Bedford, MA 02740                                               E. Freetown, MA 02717                   West Barnstable, MA 02668
 Phone: 508-994-2255                                             Phone: 508-990-1217                                                 Phone: 508-763-8883                     Phone: 508-477-6444
                                                                                                                                                                             Phone: 508-375-6444
 Captain Frank’s Seafood Market                                  Douglas Wine & Spirits                                              Fleet Fisheries, Inc.                   Fax: 508-539-3111
 360 Hathaway Road                                               500 Kings Hwy                                                       20 Blackmer Street                      Email:
 New Bedford, MA 02740                                           New Bedford, MA 02745                                               New Bedford, MA 02744
 Phone: 508-992-3000                                             Phone: 508-985-9600                                                 Phone: 508-996-3742                     J & J Driving School & Logistics, Inc.
 Phone: 508-993-3335                                             The leading name in wine & spirits retail.                          Fax: 508-996-3785                       978 Nash Road
 Fax: 508-984-1905                                               Douglas Wine & Spirits, experience the difference!                  Email:         New Bedford, MA 02745
                                                                                                                                                                             Phone: 508-992-0342
 Celia’s Boutique                                                Down to Earth Natural Foods Inc.                                    Foundation Gaming Group
 111 William Street                                              751 Kempton Street                                                  9414 Three Rivers Road                  Joe’s Auto Mall Inc.
 New Bedford, MA 02740                                           New Bedford, MA 02740                                               Suite 1                                 547 Belleville Avenue
 Email:                                      Phone: 508-999-1995                                                 Gulfpost, MS 39503                      New Bedford, MA 02740
 Phone: 508-994-3833                                             Email:                                            Phone: 228-576-4879                     Phone: 508-994-3381
 Fax: 508-994-9799                                                                          Phone: 508-951-8284                                                                                                              Email:                 John C. Bentley Jr. & Associates, P.C.
                                                                 Downing Custom Builders                                              32 Cornell Street
 Celtic Coffee House                                             11 Evergreen Drive                                                                                          New Bedford, MA 02740
 42 North Water Street                                           Acushnet, MA 02743                                                                                          Phone: 508-992-0104
                                                                                                                                     Fresca Grill
 New Bedford, MA 02740                                           Phone: 774-202-7772                                                 418 Rivet Street
 Phone: 508-992-1004                                                                                                                                                         Joseph’s Hair Design
                                                                                                                                     New Bedford, MA 02740
                                                                 Duponte Landscaping                                                                                         54 Wood Street
 Ceramtec Dental Studio Inc.                                                                                                         Phone: 508-99-FRESH (37374)
                                                                 P. O. Box 375                                                                                               New Bedford, MA 02745
 4 Mark Drive                                                                                                                        Email:
                                                                 Mattapoisett, MA 02738                                                                                      Phone: 508-998-7147
 Fairhaven, MA 02719                                                                                                       
                                                                 Phone: 508-758-6508                                                                                         Email:
 Phone: 508-999-5939                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                     Mark Gallant, CPA
                                                                 Eastern Auto Sales
 Charlton College of Business UMass Dartmouth                                                                                        683 State Road
                                                                 832 Rockdale Avenue                                                                                         Kitchen & Bath Details
 285 Old Westport Road                                                                                                               Westport, MA 02790
                                                                 New Bedford, MA 02740                                                                                       81 1/2 Fairhaven Road
 Dartmouth, MA 02747                                                                                                                 Phone: 508-679-5929
                                                                 Phone: 508-999-4475                                                                                         P. O. Box 1297
 Phone: 508-999-9288                                                                                                                                                         Mattapoisett, MA 02739
                                                                                                                                     Green Gal Catering
 Fax: 508-999-8776                                               Ecco Lounge                                                                                                 Phone: 508-758-6083
                                                                                                                                     191 Hixville Road
 Email:                                 1669 Acushnet Avenue                                                                                        Phone: 508-758-6087
                                                                                                                                     Dartmouth, MA 02747                                         New Bedford, MA 02746
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 508-294-7087
 The Charlton College of Business strives to create future       Phone: 508-400-0005                                                                                         Knuckleheads Bar & Grille LLC
 business leaders and good citizens for the region and beyond                                                                        Hair In Motion                          85 MaCarthur Drive
 by offering a well rounded general education, including an      Edie & Marie Boat Settlements                                                                               New Bedford, MA 02740
                                                                                                                                     219 Rockdale Avenue
 understanding of the global environment, evolving information   113 MacArthur Drive                                                                                         Phone: 508-984-0008
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 774-526-0238
 technology and the ethical practice of business. The College    New Bedford, MA 02740                                                                                       Phone: 508-654-3065
                                                                                                                                     Dartmouth, MA 02748
 offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with    Phone: 508-996-0525                                                                                         Email:
 seven majors and offers an MBA degree as well as graduate       Fax: 508-991-3227                                                   Hathaway Mills LLC
 certificates.                                                                                                                       84 Gifford Street                       LaBelle Shore Engineering, Inc.
                                                                 Edward Jones-Marion                                                                                         4 Fielding Street
                                                                                                                                     New Bedford, MA 02740
 China Star                                                      340 Front Street, Unit C                                                                                    New Bedford, MA 02745
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 508-990-4202
 963 Kempton Street                                              Marion, MA 02738                                                                                            Phone: 508-965-2573
 New Bedford, MA 02740                                           Phone: 508-748-0908                                                 Healthy Grille Restaurant & Lounge      Email:
 Email:                                         Phone: 877-511-7699                                                 634 D State Road
 Phone: 508-999-2391                                                                                                                 North Dartmouth, MA 02747               Lech Garage & Auto Body Shop
                                                                 Elegant Nails by Jacqueline                                                                                 103 North Front
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 508-984-5298
 CLE Engineering                                                 106 New Boston Road                                                                                         New Bedford, MA 02740
 15 Creek Road, Suite 101                                        Fairhaven, MA 02719                                                                                         Phone: 508-993-7661
 Marion, MA 02738                                                Phone: 508-990-0383
 Phone: 508-748-0937                                                                                                                 Henley House B & B                      Local Oracle
                                                                 Executive Dog                                                                                               56 North Water Street
                                                                                                                                     194 Rockland Street
 Anne T. Converse, Photography                                   105 Sconticut Neck Road                                                                                     New Bedford, MA 02740
                                                                                                                                     Dartmouth, MA 02748
 P.O. Box 209                                                    Fairhaven, MA 02719                                                                                         Phone: 508-369-3942
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 508-991-7210
 Marion, MA 02738                                                Phone: 508-990-7070                                                                                         Phone: 808-386-9435
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 978-808-6414
 Phone: 508-748-0638                                                                                                                 Email: djones194@comcast. net           Email:
                                                                 Fairfield Inn & Suites, Marriott/Waypoint Event
 Thomas Crotty & Associates, PC                                  185 MacArthur Drive                                                                                         Eileen Lonergan, Inc.
                                                                                                                                     Holden & Associates Advertising, Inc.
 388 County Street, 3rd Floor                                    New Bedford, MA 02740                                                                                       58 Cove Corcle
                                                                                                                                     78 Faunce Corner Road
 New Bedford, MA 02740                                           Phone: 774-634-2000                                                                                         Marion, MA 02738
                                                                                                                                     Dartmouth, MA 02747
 Phone: 508-996-8201                                             Fax: 774-634-2001                                                                                           Phone: 508-317-7355
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 508-990-7300
                                                                                                                                     Fax: 508-997-8659
 Dartmouth Wasabi                                                                                                                           Lynch Botelho Corporation
 747 State Road                                                                                                                                                              250 Cape Highway
 Dartmouth, MA 02747                                             Farrell Electric                                                                                            East Taunton, MA 02718
                                                                                                                                     C. L. Hollis Insurance Agency
 Phone: 508-951-8284                                             93 County Road                                                                                              Phone: 508-880-7406
                                                                                                                                     184 Main Street
 Email:                                    Marion, MA 02738                                                                                            Phone: 508-962-2852
                                                                                                                                     Wareham, MA 02571                                                 Phone: 508-748-1236
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 508-295-9500
                                                                                                                                                                             M & B Sea Products, Inc.
                                                                 Field Engineering Co., Inc.                                         Phone: 781-344-8578
 Decas Cranberry Products Inc.                                                                                                                                               110 Herman Melville Blvd.
                                                                 P. O. Box 1178                                                      Fax: 508-259-9898
 4 Old Forge Drive                                                                                                                                                           New Bedford, MA 02740
                                                                 11 D Industrial Drive                                               Email:
 Carver, MA 02330                                                                                                                                                            Phone: 508-979-1020
                                                                 Mattapoisett, MA 02739                                    
 Phone: 508-866-8506                                                                                                                                                         Email:
 Fax: 508-866-9020                                               Phone: 508-758-2749                                                                               
                                                                                                                                     Housing Solutions
 Email:                           Fax: 508-758-2849
                                                                                                                                     1143 Tucker Road                                          Email:                                                                                Martha’s Bike Shop
                                                                                                                                     Phone: 508-996-1109
                                                                                                                                                 4 Lagoon Pond Road
                                                                                                                                     Fax: 508-999-6101
 Designed Temperatures, Inc.                                     We are a full service consulting engineering firm                                                           P. O. Box 990
                                                                                                                                     Dartmouth, MA 02747
 27 Veranda Avenue                                               providing professional design services from initial site planning                                           Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
 Fairhaven, MA 02719                                             and design through project construction for residential,                                                    Phone: 508-693-6593
 Phone: 508-992-7255                                             commercial, and industrial site development projects.
 Fax: 508-990-1087
 Email:                                                                                                                                                   continued on page 13...

ENTERPRISING MINDS                                                                             Back to School Already?
by Joanne Rego, Supported Employment Network Coordinator
                                                                                               I know. Summer is just beginning and
Taco Bell’s Hard Working Crew Member                                                           the next school year is in the distant
                                                                                               future. While you are enjoying the sun
Jose Sanchez, often referred by his
                                                                                               and the beach, it is a good time to be
co-workers as Johnny, was initially hired
                                                                                               thinking about staffing and contributing
to work at Taco Bell in Fairhaven for two
                                                                                               to the community during the upcoming
days a week. The shrewd management
of Taco Bell was so impressed with
Sanchez’s job performance that they soon                                                       The Greater New Bedford Connecting
increased his schedule to five days a week.                                                    Activities Partnership will once again
                                                                                               be working with area businesses to
Sanchez has been employed with Taco
                                                                                               provide youth with a meaningful                                         with area youth during the past year.
Bell for almost three years. His duties
                                              Sean O’Brien, Jose Sanchez, and Nolan Clark at   worksite experience. We work with all                                   This year we are offering more ways
there include: attending to dining room
                                              work at Taco Bell, Fairhaven, MA                 regions in the Greater New Bedford                                      than ever for employers to become
and kitchen maintenance, bathroom
                                                                                               Area and focus on creating a strong                                     more involved. In addition to
maintenance, trash clean up, window           Working at Taco Bell is not only a
                                                                                               student/employer match.                                                 internships for students, there is also
washing, and parking lot maintenance.         pleasure for Sanchez but because he is
                                                                                                                                                                       an opportunity for job shadowing,
                                              a recently married man, his paycheck             These experiences are centered around
Sanchez says that working at Taco Bell                                                                                                                                 teacher externships, and career fairs. All
                                              is essential. He and his wife have their         internships which are typically one
is “so good! This is one of the best                                                                                                                                   participation will help area youth to gain
                                              own apartment so there are bills to pay          semester with a flexible weekly and
jobs that I ever had.” He says he has                                                                                                                                  more career knowledge and improve
                                              each month. When there is extra money,           hourly schedule, and are unpaid. They
gotten to know all of his co-workers                                                                                                                                   the skills of our future workforce.
                                              Sanchez likes to treat his wife to dinner        provide an opportunity for high school
personally and they have become good          and a movie or go to local festivals.            seniors to experience a career that they                                Please contact Stephanie Barnes,
friends to him adding “we are like family
                                                                                               may be interested in pursuing. The stu-                                 Employer Specialist for Connecting
here.” Co-worker Sean O’Brien from            If you have any questions about the
                                                                                               dents gain valuable skills as interns, and                              Activities, at 508-999-5231 ext 24 or
Taco Bell says that Mr. Sanchez is “a         Supported Employment Network or
                                                                                               also provide valuable support for their                        to
great guy and a hard worker. Johnny is        are interested in hiring a person with
                                                                                               employers. Through our program, over                                    participate in this program. We look
fun to be around and a real pleasure to       a disability please call Joanne Rego at
                                                                                               250 employers have already worked                                       forward to working with you.
work with.”                                   the Chamber, 508-999-5231 ext. 28.

                                                                                                 Upcoming Business After Hours

                                                                                                 Thursday, July 22, 2010
                                                                                                 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the
                                                                                                 651 Orchard Street, 4th Floor
                                                                                                 New Bedford, MA 02744
                                                                                                 Sponsored by: Office Technology Group

                                                                                                 Wednesday, August 18, 2010
                                                                                                 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at
                                                                                                 Bristol County Savings Bank
                                                                                                 1307 Ashley Boulevard
                                                                                                 New Bedford, MA 02745
                                                                                                 Sponsored by: BankFive
                                                                                                 To register for upcoming Business After Hours, please call the Chamber office at
                                                                                                 508-999-5231 or email

South Coast Rail Update
South Coast Rail announced that            As part of the agreement, the
the Massachusetts Department of            Commonwealth now controls the
Transportation (MassDOT) has closed        tracks and will be able to dispatch
on the legal transaction with CSX          passenger trains once the South Coast
Transportation to acquire the rail lines   Rail line begins operation.
necessary for the restoration of
commuter rail service between Boston       Also, a new request for proposals was
and the South Coast region.                released June 10th for the reconstruction
                                           of three rail bridges in New Bedford.
The newly-acquired 30 miles of track       The Obama Administration awarded
run from Cotley Junction in Taunton        MassDOT $20 million in competitive
along the Fall River Secondary to Fall     stimulus TIGER funds to replace the
River and separately along the New         deteriorating railroad bridges. Bridge
Bedford Main Line to New Bedford.          construction will begin in the fall.

                                                                                                                    Buzzards Bay Fueling Operation Lures Yachts to
Welcome New Members                                                                                                 Historic Whaling Port with Concierge Services
                                                                                                                    Sea Fuels Marine collaborates with world-class gourmet grocer Sid Wainer & Son
Marx Enterprises, Inc. dba Marx Auto Center   Precision Plumbing & Heating                                          and seafood wholesaler Fleet Fisheries ‘skip the middleman’ Fisherman’s Market
132 Rockdale Avenue                           11 Moravia Avenue
Dartmouth, MA 02748                           Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: 508-997-2377                           Phone: 508-996-3349                                                   The secret is out. Buzzards Bay is in. According to editors at the internationally-
                                              Reis Asphalt Inc.
                                                                                                                    respected Superyacht Services Guide to the U.S. (www.superyachtservicesguide.
Good people, Great cars, Excellent service.   476 Hixville Road                                                     com), New Bedford harbor’s status as an East Coast destination for the luxury
                                              Dartmouth, MA 02747
Auto sales & Repair service.
                                              Phone: 508-996-0735
                                                                                                                    yachting set is on the rise (“New Bedford and Fairhaven are fast becoming major
Medical Equipment Dynamics, Inc.              Specializing in Driveways and Parking lots. Full range of ser-        Superyacht destinations.”) and John Liarikos’ fueling facility in the heart of this
                                              vices: patios, hydroseeding, retaining walls, tree & stump removal,
171 Mount Vernon Street                       water & sewer connections. We also sell loam, fill, mulch, and        dynamic working waterfront is in the driver’s seat.
New Bedford, MA 02740                         wallstone. Family owned for over 24 years.
Phone: 508-996-9005
Fax: 774-202-6575                             Robert Paul Properties                                                As president of Sea Fuels Marine Services, a subsidiary of the Sea Land Energy
Melaleuca, Independent Representative
                                              155 Front Street                                                      Group (, Liarikos’ launch of a Concierge Service Desk
                                              P. O. Box 428
1098 Phillips Road                            Marion, MA 02738                                                      – that helps to source specialty provisions and coordinates courtesy drivers to shuttle
New Bedford, MA 02745
Phone: 508-985-3636
                                              Phone: 508-748-2400                                                   captains and chefs to procure them – is very much in synch with New Bedford’s
                                              Fax: 508-748-2414
Phone: 508-985-3746                                                                                                 ‘creative economy’ and a business ethic that focuses attention on customers.
Email:            Saigon Cafe Restaurant                             37 Rockdale Avenue, #4
                                              New Bedford, MA 02740                                                 “We saw an opportunity to deliver a service and the superior food products that
Moby Dick Motel
671 State Road
                                              Phone: 508-999-4410                                                   megayachts want,” says Liarikos, “and recognized the benefits of collaborating
                                              Fax: 508-999-4466
Dartmouth, MA 02747                           Email:                                  with top local businesses like The Gourmet Outlet at Sid Wainer & Son and Fleet
Phone: 508-993-4440
                                              Sanders & Associates                                                  Fisheries’ new Fisherman’s Market, suppliers that can help ‘siphon off ’ a share
Moniz Insurance Agency, Inc.
268 County Street
                                              35 Arnold Street                                                      of those luxury yachts that frequent nearby ports, like Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard,
                                              New Bedford, MA 02740
New Bedford, MA 02740                         Phone: 508-999-2010                                                   Nantucket, Newport, and Block Island, during the summer season.
Phone: 508-991-7662                           Fax: 508-999-5120
Monster Mini Golf                             Scott’s Electrical Services
8 Sarah’s Way                                 820 Hixville Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719                           Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: 508-999-4222                           Phone: 508-996-6896
Fax: 508-999-0105
Email:          Screen Works, LLC                       208 Main Street
                                              Fairhaven, MA 02719
New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home, Inc.    Phone: 508-993-1860
200 Hawthorn Street                           Fax: 508-993-1860
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-997-9314                           Seaside Seafood Restaurant
Fax: 508-996-3664                             1 Brigham Street
Email:                      New Bedford, MA 02740
                                              Phone: 508-999-4200
Oriental Food Market                          Email:
418 Quequechan Street
Fall River, MA 02723                          Send Out Cards
Phone: 508-677-9278                           c/o Roland Manny
                                              11 Burt Street
Paul’s Electric                               Acushnet, MA 02743
739 Ashley Boulevard                          Phone: 508-965-4288
New Bedford, MA 02745                                                                                               Sea Fuels Marine Services, 250 Ft. Fuel Dock
Phone: 508-998-5333                           Shawmut Diner
Fax: 508-998-8511                             943 Shawmut Avenue
Email:                   New Bedford, MA 02746
                                              Phone: 508-993-3073                                                   Working Waterfront Festival Unveils Winning Design
Peking Garden Buffet                          Phone: 508-993-3161
33 Faunce Corner Road                         Email:
Dartmouth, MA                                                                                                       The Working Waterfront Festival is pleased to announce the
Phone: 508-990-1128                           Shepley Insurance & Financial Services                                winner of its 2010 Design Contest. Julie (Nagel) Joseph of
Fax: 508-990-3232                             55 County Road
Email:                         P. O. Box 748                                                         New Bedford submitted the winning design. “We were
People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc.
                                              Mattapoisett, MA 02739                                                impressed with Julie’s artistic ability and we liked the way she
                                              Phone: 508-758-3731
166 William Street                            Fax: 508-758-2412                                                     incorporated so many elements of the theme into her design,”
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-999-9928
                                              Email:                                            said Laura Orleans, Festival Director.
Fax: 508-999-3728                             Slocum Sales
Web Site:                    352 Slocum Road                                                       Slated for September 25th & 26th, the 2010 Working Waterfront
                                              Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phillips & Garcia PC                          Phone: 508-415-5638                                                   Festival will explore the many ways that immigrants from around the globe
13 Ventura Drive
Dartmouth, MA 02747
                                              Email:                                        have shaped New England’s working waterfront communities with the theme
Phone: 508-998-0800                           Southeastern Insurance Agency                                         All in One Boat: the Cultural Mosaic of New England’s Working Ports.
                                              439 State Road
Portas Da Cidade                              Dartmouth, MA 02747
231 State Road                                Phone: 508-997-6061                                                   The Working Waterfront Festival is an award winning, family friendly event
Westport, MA 02790
Phone: 508-614-4004
                                              Fax: 508-992-3538                                                     celebrating the history and culture of New England’s commercial fishing industry.
Fax: 508-837-6815                                                                  The free festival presents all that goes into bringing seafood from the ocean to the
                                                                                                                    table in a way that is hands-on, educational and fun and features: live music, children’s
                                                                                                                    activities, cooking demonstrations, vessel and harbor tours, fisherman’s contests,
                                              continued on page 14...
                                                                                                                    and much more. Navigate to the Festival at

 Welcome New Members                                                        Member Highlight
                                                                            First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union
                                                                            Eileen Bravo, Branch Manager
 Southeastern Massachusetts Educational    Town & Country HCP, LLC          1341 Cove Rd., New Bedford, MA
 Collaborative                             P. O. Box 8173
 12 Welby Road                             New Bedford, MA 02740
                                                                            508-997-6267 •
 New Bedford, MA 02745                     Phone: 508-984-1055
 Phone: 508-991-5477                       Fax: 508-984-1160
 Fax: 508-998-5959                         Email:
                                                                            How would you describe First
                                                                            Citizens’ Federal Credit Union to
 Surf N Turfs/ Captain Clam Cakes          Vasco Da Gama Restaurant, Inc.
 164 South Main Street                     86 Dartmouth Street              Chamber members?
 Acushnet, MA 02743                        New Bedford, MA 02740            First Citizens’ is proud to be a local
 Phone: 508-998-3333                       Phone: 508-993-4340                                                         community-based financial institution.
                                           Veterans Transition House
 Summit Referral Group, Inc.               20 Willis Street
                                                                            We believe in building strong, long-
 c/o 500 Faunce Corner Road                New Bedford, MA 02740            term relationships with our members
 Building 100, Suite 120                   Phone: 508-992-5313 x11
 Dartmouth, MA 02747                       Phone: 508-990-3458
                                                                            and are committed to the communities
 Phone: 508-742-9242                       Fax: 508-999-3909                we serve. We are aware of the issues
 Fax: 508-742-9342                         Email:
                                                                            faced by the people we do business                                                with and understand that our primary        Eileen Bravo, Branch Manager of the First Citizens’
                                           Voice Solutions                                                              Federal Credit Union South New Bedford Bank.
 Sweet Ginger                              306 Hancock Street               purpose and function is to take care of
 181 Huttleston Avenue                     Fall River, MA 02721             the financial assets of our members.        organizations that allow them to reach
 Fairhaven, MA 02719                       Phone: 508-672-5622
 Phone: 508-717-0278                                                                                                    out to our membership. Through the             Walmart - Dartmouth              We continuously search for and develop “Think Community” program, local
                                           506 State Road
 Technical Solutions                       Dartmouth, MA 02747              new resources to help members better        charitable organizations can advertise
 2510B Cranberry Highway                   Phone: 508-984-7771              manage their finances. Whether per-         upcoming events going on in the com-
 Wareham, MA 02571                         Fax: 508-984-7781
 Phone: 508-294-1400                                                        sonal or business banking, we are dedi- munity. These listings are posted on our
                                           Warrior Fuel
 Fax: 508-295-2663
                                           13 MacArthur Drive
                                                                            cated to supporting our members in          Facebook fan page and on the news
 Thermax, Inc.                             New Bedford, MA 02740            reaching their financial goals. We strive page at
 540 Hawthorn Street                       Phone: 508-992-9524
 Dartmouth, MA 02747
                                                                            to provide the very best in personal
 Phone: 508-999-1231                                                        service, innovative financial products      In addition, as free a benefit of doing
 Fax: 508-993-4036
                                                                            and state-of-the-art technology for your your business banking at First Citizens’,
                                                                            current and future banking needs.           each business is offered special advertis-
                                                                                                                        ing and cross marketing opportunities.
     Silkwraps • Acrylics • Gells • Manicures • Pedicures                   How has your company impacted               Many of our business members also
                                                                            the region?                                 choose to offer a special or discount ex-
     Elegant Nails                                                          Responsible management, prudent and clusive to other First Citizens’ members.
                                                                            careful decision-making and awareness This generates extra value for our mem-
     By Jacqueline
                                                                            of market conditions has allowed us         bers, translating into more dollars spent
                                                                            to continue to offer financial stability    with community-based merchants.
     Jaqueline Marashio • 508-990-0383
                                                                            throughout difficult economic times. To
     106 New Boston Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719
                                                                            this end, we also develop products and Also, each month we spotlight one of
                                                                            services that make a difference in the      our business members and one chari-
     Kick off the Summer Season! a $25 dollar pedicure,
                                                                            community. For example, the Hero and table organization in our e-newsletter.
     regular 30 will get you in tip toe shape.
                                                                            Champion accounts, and mortgage and
                                                                            lending programs like The Home for          What accomplishments are you
     Bridal Packages & Manicure/Pedicure Parties
                                                                            the Brave program allow us to positive- most proud of since starting with
     Resonable Rental Space for hair dresser or massage therapist.          ly impact the financial and economic        First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union?
                                                                            well being of the people who work and Fifteen years ago, I started my banking
                                                                            live in our neighborhoods and beyond. career at First Citizens’ as a part time
                                                                                                                        teller. Over the years I have con-
                                                                            Plans are also in place to support          tinuously developed my professional
                                                                            continued growth of our company and abilities and resources while working in
                                                                            the expansion of our geographic foot- various departments and advancing my
                                                                            print, resulting in job creation in the     position. First Citizens’ is dedicated to
                                                                            region. Now, and in future endeavors,       the education and advancement of their
                                                                            we look to build relationships with area employees and promotes from within
                                                                            businesses and support local business       whenever possible. I am proud to say
                                                                            in the communities that we serve.           I was recently promoted to the branch
                                                                                                                        manager of our South New Bedford
                                                                            What is one aspect of your company Branch location. I am very excited to
                                                                            many people do not know about?              take this next step in my career and I
                                                                            First Citizens’ has great opportunities     look forward to the new challenges that
                                                                            available for local business and non-profit this opportunity presents.

Member - to - Member Discount Program
Take advantage of these great discounts offered by your fellow Chamber members by showing your company ID card or business card. It’s that simple!

Aaron Pools & Spas Inc.                             folia                                              Interstate All Battery Center                     Pateakos & Poulin
595 State Road                                      An Invitation & Stationery Boutique                154G Faunce Corner Road                           Attorneys at Law
Dartmouth, MA 02747                                 by Wendy Joblon                                    Dartmouth, MA 02747                               324 Union Street
508-996-3320                                        354 Elm Street                                     1-866-299-8019/508-991-8028                       New Bedford, MA 02740
Free preferred customer discount card good for      Dartmouth, MA 02748                                                    508-985-9535
15% off all chemicals, free                         508-992-2950                                       10% discount off all products.          
curbside delivery on spas.                          10-20% off on all invitations & stationery                                                           $100 off any real estate closing.
                                                                                                       Mallard Printing
Avis-Rent-A Car                                     The Fox Center for Aesthetic Surgery &             657 Quarry Street                                 Paul & Dixon Insurance
New Bedford Regional Airport                        MEDI SPA                                           Fall River, MA 02723                              388 County Street
1569 Airport Road                                   Richard S. Fox, M.D., P.C.                         508-675-5733                                      New Bedford, MA 02740
New Bedford MA 02745                                300A Faunce Corner Road, Suite 202                 15% discount on all services.                     508-996-8593
508-999-9602                                        North Dartmouth, MA 02747                                                                  
Additional 10% off for Chamber members              508-995-2226 •                MetLife Home Loans,                               Free complete analysis of your business
                                                    10% discount on Restylane & Perlane                a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A.                  or personal insurance program.
Brandon Woods Adult Day Health                      treatments - $100 off Cutera Pearl Laser treat-    28 County Way                                     Includes alternative quotes.
567 Dartmouth Street                                ment - 10% discount off Therapeutic Message        Dartmouth, MA
Dartmouth, MA 02748                                 or Signature Facial - Free Skin Analysis           508-997-9381 •                Paychex, Inc.
508-997-3956                                                                                           $200 off closing costs for a reverse              200 Foxborough Boulevard
$5/day savings if person attends                    Greater NB Regional Voc-Tech                       mortgage.                                         Foxborough, MA 02035
program 5-6 days/week or one free take home         Adult Education                                                                                      508-698-9600
meal/week if person attends 3 or more days/         1121 Ashley Boulevard                              Merrill Lynch                                     15% off of payroll processing
week. New clients only.                             New Bedford, MA 02745                              Eugene G. Loneran, CFP, CRPC                      (offer valid to new customers only)
                                                    508-998-3321 •                   One Citizens Plaza, Suite 1000
The Castelo Group                                   $10 off weekly classes, $5 off Saturday and        Providence, RI 02903                              The Sylvia Group of Insurance
1815 Acushnet Avenue                                seminar classes. Winter and spring sessions.       401-863-8624                                      Agencies
New Bedford, MA 02740                                                                                  Free Retirement Plan Review                       500 Faunce Corner Road
508-995-6291                                        Hampton Inn New Bedford-Fairhaven                                                                    Building 100, Suite 120
1 year home warranty                                1 Hampton Way                                      Mirasol’s Cafe                                    Dartmouth, MA 02747
                                                    Fairhaven, MA                                      439 State Road                                    508-995-4553 •
Chiropractic USA at Faunce Corner                   508-990-8500                                       North Dartmouth, MA 02747                         Insurance program review at no cost
145 Faunce Corner Road #2                              508-996-2323 •
Dartmouth, MA 02747                                 20% off our rack rate for overnight stays, based                              Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.
508-999-4045                                        upon availability & $25 off meeting room           10% discount on all private events held at the    35 Arnold Street
Set Your Healing Power Free! Full spine             rentals.                                           cafe, up to 75 guests. Plus, the one-day liquor   New Bedford, MA 02740
& nervous system evaluation: consultation,                                                             permit fee will be waived. Contact Mirasol’s      508-994-5200 •
exam & x-rays for just $35 to members.              Healthtrax at the Southcoast Wellness              Cafe for full details.                            Free 1-hour consultation for new clients
                                                    Center                                             Also, send the CHiPPiMobile to your best
Extra Space Storage                                 250 Faunce Corner Road                             clients or your staff as a Thank You!!! The       Technobuffs, Inc.
3131 Acushnet Avenue                                Dartmouth, MA 02747                                CHiPPiMobile fees will be waived.                 651 Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA 02745                               508-999-2171                                                                                         New Bedford, MA 02744
508-998-2494                                        2 week complimentary “first time”                  Arthur Moniz Gallery                              508-990-9788
One month Free Storage                              membership to local residents 18+ years            22 William Street                                 Free onsite consultation & analysis
                                                                                                       New Bedford, MA 02740                             of your computer & networking needs
Eye Health Vision Centers                           High Point Real Property Appraisers                508-997-8644
51 State Road                                       138 Hatch Street                                                 Thompson Farland, Inc.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747                           New Bedford, MA 02742                              10% off all custom framing & inhouse framed       Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
508-994-1400                                        508-993-5534                                       pieces.                                           30 N. Water Street
1. Laser Vision Correction: $500 off normal fee     Fax: 508-999-9881                                                                                    New Bedford, MA 02740
or $100 less than currently advertised special      10% off your next residential Real Estate          New Bedford Festival Theatre                      508-717-3479
2. Hearing Aids: 35% to 65% off MSRP                Appraisal                                          684 Purchase Street                     
3. Contact Lenses: 20% off hard;                                                                       New Bedford, MA 02740                   
10% off soft                                        Hodgson, Pratt & Associates, P.C.                  508-991-5212                                      10% off any engineering or land surveying
4. Complete pair eyeglasses starting at $89.00 or   72 North Water Street                                             service for new clients
30% off most frames in the store                    New Bedford, MA 02740                              $4 off all ticket prices for GYPSY -
                                                    508-990-2600 •                   The Greatest Americal Musical.                    Anne Whiting Real Estate
Fileguard Records Management and Stor-              Free 1-hour consultation for new clients           July 16th - 18th and 22nd - 25th at the           253 Elm Street
age Corporation                                                                                        Zeiterion Theatre.                                Dartmouth, MA 02748
7 Industrial Drive                                  Howland Place Fitness Center                                                                         508-999-1010 •
Mattapoisett, MA 02747                              651 Orchard Street                                 Nery Corporation                                  Buyers-1 Year Home Warranty,
508-758-2112 •              New Bedford, MA 02744                              700 Pleasant Street, Suite 330                    Sellers-Free Deed & Prehome Inspection
Free 30 day trial of services, please               508-994-2100 •                    New Bedford, MA 02740
contact Matt Murphy,                                              508-990-9800                                      Your Theatre                            One year membership for only $199.                                    136 Rivet Street
                                                    ($100 Savings)                                     Free 1 hour consultation for Business             New Bedford, MA 02744
Fine Finish Contracting, Inc.                                                                          Owners contemplating selling their                508-993-0772
15 Sleepy Hollow Road                                                                                  company.                                          $2 off regular ticket price.
Dartmouth, MA 02747
10% off labor costs for any job we
preform with a $500 minimum per project.

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Linda Rodriques, Mary, and Paul Mello of Citizens-Union Savings Bank joined us at the May Business            Mike of Agritec Americas Corp. networks with Leah            on Twitter.
After Hours held at Waterfront Grille in New Bedford.                                                         and Geri of Anne Whiting Real Estate.              

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                                                                                                                                                                       794 Purchase Street
Held at BankFive, the June Business After Hours        Dave Biggs of Biggs-Partners & You Communications      Charlie Fellows of Lafrance Hospitality and Paul
was a very successful networking event with over 100   and Cynthia Gilchrest of Common Sense Environmental,   Medeiros of BankFive.                                    P.O. Box 8827
attendees.                                             Inc. joined us at the June Business After Hours.                                                                New Bedford, MA 02742

  New Bedford Chamber Calendar - Upcoming Events
 Business After Hours                 Business After Hours                   Chamber Invitational                SouthCoast Human                       Business After Hours           SouthCoast
                                                                             Golf Tournament                     Resources Council                                                     Business Expo
 Thursday, July 22 at the
                                      Wednesday, August 18 at
                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, September 22 at

 Skyroom                              Bristol County Savings Bank            Tuesday, September 7th at           Wednesday, September 15nd at           Southern Mass Credit Union     Wednesday, October 20th at
                                                                             LeBaron Hills Country Club          Rachel’s Lakeside, 5:30 p.m.                                          White’s of Westport
 651 Orchard Street                   1307 Ashley Boulevard                                                      Part 1: Health Care Reform             2926 Acushnet Ave.
 4th Floor                            New Bedford, MA 02745                  183 Rhode Island Road               2010-2011                              New Bedford, MA 02745          66 State Road
 New Bedford, MA 02744                5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.                 Lakeville, MA 02347                                                        5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.           Westport, MA
 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.                                                      11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.             Wednesday, October 20 at nd
                                                                                                                                                                                       10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                                      Free for Chamber members                                                   White’s of Westport, Noon              Free for Chamber members
 Free for Chamber members             & $15 for non-members (cash            $150 per player                     Part 2: Health Care Reform             & $15 for non-members          Free for attendees
 & $15 for non-members (cash          at door)                               $600 per foursome                   2012 and Beyond                        (cash at door)
 at door)
                                      Sponsored by:                          Sponsored by:                       Sponsored by: Foley & Foley P.C.       Sponsored by: Southern Mass
 Sponsored by:                        Bristol County Savings Bank            Wonder Bowl - Holiday Lanes -                                              Credit Union
 Office Technology Group                                                     East Providence Lanes &             Call Dorothy Botelho to register,
                                                                             Bristol County Savings Bank         508-999-5231 x20

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