Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 8, 2014 - The United Regional Chamber of Commerce eNews

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce
April 8, 2014
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Dear Stephen,
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce strives to keep our members informed. As a member, you receive our weekly electronic newsletter, eNews, and occasional eNews alerts of upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive future editions of this electronic newsletter, please email Lisa or call her at 508-222-0801.
In This Issue...
Spotlight on Education Breakfast
Best-Practices Sales Summit
Scholarships Available!
Ribbon Cutting April 24
Request for Grant Proposals
Ribbon Cutting April 30
Ribbon Cutting May 7
Want to Co-Host a Business After Hours?
Golf Tournament

Spotlight on Education Breakfast May 29  
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The United Regional Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Spotlight on Education breakfast. The event will honor this year's recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award, as well as scholarship recipients, Unsung Heroes, and the Top Ten students from the graduating high school classes in the communities served by the Chamber. This event will be held at Lake Pearl Luciano's in Wrentham. The cost for tickets is $22. Students being recognized at the event are invited to attend for free. However, we need local businesses to sponsor these students. Please consider donating $250 to cover one class of students, or $500 to cover a class plus distribute your company's information at the breakfast. Call Lisa at 508-222-0801 for more information. We thank the following companies for already confirming their scholar sponsorships!
                Wheaton College 3.11Tri-County

The Spotlight on Education Breakfast and Teacher of the Year Award are generously sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank.

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Best-Practices Sales Summit Tomorrow 
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its Best-Practices Sales Summit tomorrow (April 9) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Ben Couto of Reynolds DeWalt will facilitate the meeting at The United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 42 Union St., Attleboro. The topic for the meeting will be "Sales Process: What are the steps?" The sales process has evolved over the past 15 years, especially in the last 5 years. We will be discussing what we can do to be effective in this ever changing process.Register by email.

Share your passion for sales in the Best-Practice Sales Summit. This interactive group discusses selling approach, overcoming challenges, and developing a sales pipeline. The Best-Practice Sales Summit is a benefit of membership in The United Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Do You Have a High School Senior?
We Have Money! 

High school seniors planning to attend a 4-year college or university and who are members of the Chamber (or who have parents that work for a Chamber member) are encouraged to apply for college scholarships through the Chamber. Scholarships are provided by Chamber's Jacqueline C. Stack scholarship fund, Metalor and Mansfield Bank. Applications are due by April 15.

Ribbon Cutting April 24
in North Attleborough 
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Join us to celebrate the opening of Ambrosia Tavern, 116 Elm St., North Attleborough, for "east, west, and in-between" cuisine on April 24 at 1:45 p.m.

Request for Grant Proposals  

Massachusetts Gaming Commission has issued a Request for Grant Proposals for Small Business Capacity Building Program for Plainridge Park Casino. The goal is to ensure that small businesses in the region have the support they need to be suppliers to the Category 2 Casino. The deadline for submitting grant proposals is April 25. Get complete details here.  

Ribbon Cutting in Wrentham April 30  
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Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration for the grand opening of Bedrock Granite's Wrentham showroom. Come to the showroom at 1092 South St., Wrentham, at 10:15 am. on April 30!

Ribbon Cutting in Attleboro May 7 
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We'll welcome the new office of Timmons Wealth Management at 8 North Main St., Suite 403, Attleboro, with a ribbon cutting event. Please join us on May 7 at 1:45 p.m.

Want to Co-Host a Business After Hours? 
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Interested in hosting a Business After Hours? Don't Have a Facility or Want to Split the Cost? Here's a great opportunity! Co-host a Business After Hours at Country Gardens, 339 Tremont Street, Rehoboth, on Wed., June 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will set up tables to showcase their businesses, and will split the fee and cost of food. Country Gardens is a beautiful facility and Chamber events there always attract a lot of members! If you're interested in participating, call the Chamber at 508-222-0801 by May 21.

Golf with the Chamber June 16 

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual golf tournament will be held on Monday, June 16 at Franklin Country Club at noon. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Get your registration form here to get early-bird pricing! 

Members in the News.... 

Jane I. Coogan (center, left), associate attorney at Coogan, Smith, McGahan, Lorincz, Jacobi & Shanley, LLP in Attleboro, and Edwin R. Hurley (center, right), president of Hockomock Area YMCA, were named corporators of Beacon Bancorp, the parent company of Bristol County Savings Bank, for the Attleboro area at its recent annual meeting.

Take Advantage of Chamber's Job Board
Help Wanted Does your company have an open position that you'd like to advertise? Post it on The United Regional Chamber of Commerce's website job board! Posting positions are totally free to Chamber members - one of the many member benefits! Email Lisa to have your job posted on the Chamber website or visit the Chamber website to see what positions are available.

Monthly Groups

*Extreme Networking Group I meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:45 a.m. The group meets at Best Deli, 391 East Central St., Franklin. Contact: Ed McDonough, 508-308-8224
*Extreme Networking Group III is exclusively business-to-business and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. This group meets at Commonwealth Financial Group, 4 Broad Street in Plainville. Contact: Janet Letourneau, 508-699-4415.

*Best-Practice Sales Summit is held the second Wednesday of every month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 42 Union St., Attleboro. Contact: Ben Couto, 617-530-0997.

*Executive Express-o is held the first Friday of every month from 8 a.m. sharp to 8:55 a.m. at The United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 42 Union St., Attleboro. Contact: Charlie Miller.

There is no additional cost to participate in any of these groups. Participation is a benefit of membership in The United Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you for taking time to read this issue of eNewsThis is your Chamber and we value your comments. My door is always open to Chamber members. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns about the Chamber you might have. One of our most highly effective means of communicating with our members is eNews. To ensure you continue to receive eNews, please add to your address book.

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Jack Lank
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Zoo Fundraiser   

Friends of Capron Park Zoo
The Friends of the Capron Park Zoo are hosting an event at the Alex and Ani store in Foxboro at Patriot Place. 15% of all sales will go directly to Friends of Capron Park Zoo. Enjoy lite bites and punch tonight from 6 8 p.m. RSVP by email. Get more information here.

Anniversary Celebration    

Johnny's Hometown Diner, 625 East Washington St., North Attleborough, is celebrating its first anniversary on April 12 with a big celebration and specials all week long! Get all the details here

Easter Egg Hunt  

Proctor Mansion
The Proctor Mansion is hosting an Easter egg hunt on April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Come support 4 Paws Animal Shelter. 

Student Job Fair  

On April 14 from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School(B-P) is holding its 3rd Annual Job Fair for students. Whether you are looking to hire co-op, part-time, summer or full-time, B-P has students for your positions. B-P is located at 207 Hart Street in Taunton. For more information, call 508-823-5151, ext.130.  

Rail Trail Events

Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail
The Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee is hosting several upcoming events:
Trail Clean-up - April 12
Public Forum - April 16
Road Race & Walk - May 3
Visit the website for information.

Dean Leadership Institute  

Dean College
On April 17 at 8 a.m., The Dean Leadership Institute is hosting a Leadership In Action seminar with Pat Hurley, senior director of operations for the Deutsche Bank Championship and Tiger Woods Foundation. RSVP to

Wine Tasting Event

Storage Pros, 14 Grove Street, Franklin, is hosting a free Wine Tasting on April 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is being held to celebrate the recent renovation of the facility. All Chamber members are invited to attend. RSVP by April 7. More information is available here.

Manufacturing Summit 

MA Advanced Manufacturing Summit will be held April 19 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Get details here.  

Cupcake Parade 

Downtown Associates of North Attleborough is looking for participants for its 2nd Annual Cupcake Parade which will be held April 24. Click here for details.  

Senior Spectacular 

On April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., State Rep. Elizabeth Poirier and area senior providers will once again host the Senior Spectacular. This combination wellness and resource fair will take place at the North Attleboro Middle School, 564 Landry Ave., North Attleboro. Over 100 vendors will be on hand. Download a registration form and flyer

Rehoboth Networking 

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The Rehoboth Business Association has organized a night of networking on April 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Anjulans Florist & Gardens, 221 Winthrop St., Rehoboth. The cost of $10 includes a light buffet. RSVP by April 25 by email.

Tri-County Golf Tourney 

Tri-County RVT High School in Franklin is hosting a golf tournament on May 3. If you'd like to golf, or if you'd like to be a sponsor or donate a prize, please see the attached brochure. 

Spring Break Luncheon 

Community VNA will host its First Annual Spring Break Luncheon on Sun., May 4 at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a sit-down luncheon, musical entertainment by the a capella singers, Custom Blend, raffle prizes and at Highland Country Club for $35 per ticket. Funds raised will help meet the costs of providing care and support,  including hospice care, Alzheimer's care and specialized services. See the flyer for complete details.
Purchase tickets online or call 800-220-0110.

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce | 42 Union Street | Attleboro | MA | 02703

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