Wednesday, November 12, 2014

United Regional Chamber of Commerce - eNews - Nov 11, 2014

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 11, 2014
   United Regional Chamber of Commerce
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...
Sales Summit Nov. 12
Volunteers Needed for Committee
Meet Our Chamber Volunteers
Are you a Gourmet Guy?
Be a Santa to a Senior
Members in the News
School Seeks Professional Mentors

Veterans Day 2014
Veteran's Day
In observation of Veterans Day,
The United Regional Chamber
of Commerce office is closed today. 

Sales Summit Nov. 12

Tomorrow's Best Practice Sales Summit will explore "Inbound Lead Generation" which is clients calling/finding you. Dave Miles, owner of Miles Internet Marketing, will facilitate this in-depth discussion, highlighting how potential customers use theinternet to make purchase decisions. We'll identify what it takes to be in the right place at the right time when these consumers are doing their buying homework.

Join the Sales Summit on Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 42 Union St., Attleboro. 

Volunteers Needed for Programs and Events Committee
Are you interested in getting more involved with the Chamber? Do you have a passion for putting on great events? If so, WE WANT YOU! Recently the Board of Directors formed a programs and events committee and we are looking for a few good women and men. Our role will be to help improve existing events, create new events and serve as a resource and sounding board for people putting on Business after Hours and other events.

If this sounds like something that you are interested in getting involved in we would love to have you. For additional information please contact Ken Abrahams.

Meet Our Chamber Volunteers

In an effort to introduce you to the many volunteers that help make our Chamber run, we introduced this new Meet Our Chamber Volunteers feature in our eNews. This week, we introduce you to John Sullivan of Wheaton College.

How long have you been a chamber member? Since 2006, 8 years.

What is your current role on the board?
Currently, vice chair, former secretary

Why did you choose to get involved?
It's in keeping with the College's philosophy of supporting our local communities, their local businesses and residents. It's another facet of town-gown relations that support the best of the town, the college and its industry. Last, it's a philanthropic way that the college can give back to those communities that have supported us.

What are one or two things that chamber members need to know or that you would like them to know about you?
I strive to make a difference every day in what I do and for whom I serve. Whether it's the members of our great college community, or in the exemplary towns that surround us, I hope that my time and effort has a positive impact!

Is there one Chamber event or series of events that you are particularly fond of?
The Spotlight on Education Breakfast and Teacher of the Year Award. It showcases all the best in our community and promotes the bright future of our young adults and educators. Great event where students, parents, school administrators and businesses celebrate local accomplishments with pride.

Are you a Gourmet Guy?
New Hope Gourmet Guys
Are you a great chef?! Do you have a specialty your wife or family loves? Sign up as a chef for New Hope's Annual Gourmet Guys! New Hope, Inc. will host its 25th annual "Gourmet Guys" Chefs community event on Nov. 21 at the Attleboro Lodge of Elks, 887 South Main St., Attleboro, at 7 p.m. Approximately 65 amateur and professional chefs prepare their specialties. Tickets are on sale for $30 for adults and $20 for seniors and children under 12. To register as a chef or purchase tickets to attend, email New Hope's Development Office.   

Be A Santa to a Senior

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care in Attleboro to provide holiday gifts to senior citizens in need. Visit the Attleboro office at the Chamber and select a tag. Purchase the item(s) listed on the tag and return the tag and gift(s) to the Chamber office by Dec. 11. Home Instead Senior Care and community volunteers will wrap and deliver the gifts.

Members in the News...
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Sturdy Memorial Hospital was honored with an "A" grade in The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, and infections.
Lori Sousa has been appointed the new vice-president of development at New Hope. Previously she served in the Peace Corps stationed in Ukraine and as director of sales and marketing for the American Institute of Architects.

School Seeks Professional Mentors
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School has an exciting new opportunity to become involved with its students. The school is recruiting professionals to become mentors to sophomore students in 18 technical areas. The program is designed to help with career exploration. The program will be begin January and end in June. We ask that mentors and mentees meet 6-8 times. Meetings can include tour of your employment, tours of local businesses, local colleges and trade schools. Some tours will be arranged by the school, while other tours will be schedule through the mentor. If you have any questions, call Kerrie Carrelas at 508-823-5151x130.  

Looking for a Job? Check Our Job Board!

Have you checked out the Job Board on the Chamber's website? There are lots of new listings. If your company has an open position that you'd like to advertise, post it on The United Regional Chamber of Commerce's website job board! It's free for Chamber members to post a position - 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. at Game 7 Sports Bar and Grill, 60 Man Mar Dr., Plainville. 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.

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.

If you would prefer to not receive this weekly electronic newsletter, please email or call the Chamber at 508-222-0801. The Chamber eNews subscriber list is not sold or distributed.


Jack Lank
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce

Quick Links

Parkinson's Support Group
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On Nov. 12, the Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Hosted by Community VNA, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, this group is designed for caregivers and their loved ones. It is free and open to the public.

The Estate at Franklin Grand Opening
The Estate at Franklin, 656 King St., Franklin, is hosting a grand opening presentation on Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. Tour the new senior living community offering assisted living and memory care. Enjoy refreshments and live entertainment. RSVP to Jackie at 508-520-1150.

MS Open House
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The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Sturdy Memorial Hospital is hosting a free Open House on Nov. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This informational session will give community a chance to meet the MS Center team, ask questions, enjoy refreshments, and more. To register, call 508-236-8020

Memory Screening
Pond Home
As part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Pond Home will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Nov. 18. Screenings will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pond Home, 289 East St. (Route 140) in Wrentham. A healthcare professional will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take 5 to 10 minutes to administer. Walk-ins are welcome, email Terri Avery.

Community Programs
Dyer-Lake is hosting two upcoming community service programs. "Protect Yourself from Schemes, Fraud and Abuse" will be held Nov. 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Dyer-Lake, 161 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro. Learn about this program here.

During the month of November, Dyer-Lake is offering to check the batteries in smoke alarms for seniors (65+) living independently. They will replace the batteries free of charge and if the smoke alarm is not operational, they will replace it free of charge. Find more information here.

Auditor Training
MassMEP ISO Internal Auditor Training will be held in Worcester on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. This course is designed to increase your understanding of auditing techniques and will take you step by step through the stages of an internal audit. Get more information and register here.

Proctor Mansion Events
Proctor Mansion
Proctor Mansion Inn is hosting two holiday events:
Dec. 6, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Holiday Victorian Tea, $38.50 (excluding tax & gratuity) featuring Victorian carolers
Dec. 12, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.), Holiday Concert featuring Dear Prudence, $18 in advance ($22 at the door).

Planning Workshop
The Arc of Bristol County
The Arc of Bristol County is hosting Life Long Planning for Your Relative with Special Needs on Jan. 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Venus de Milo Restaurant. This workshop will address the unique needs that families have in planning for the financial and legal future of their relative with a developmental disability. $25 per person includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Register here.

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