Governor’s Listening Sessions Series
Wednesday, May 17 at 1pm – Massasoit Conference Center with Lt. Governor Polito
Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 – Mass Challenge with Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Housing & Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash
These sessions offer an excellent opportunity to express your concerns and offer suggestions to the state’s economic development policy. For all locations and registration information, click here.
2017 Hannon Open – Sponsorships available!
The Hannon Foundation’s major annual fundraiser, the golf tournament, enables them to help our community one family at a time. In record time, 10 days to be exact, the Hannon Open golf tournament filled to capacity! It’s sure to be a great day on June 2nd at Brookmeadow Country Club! Hole Sponsors are essential to a successful tournament and your business or family can participate! Your support as a major sponsor, donor or volunteer ensures that they’re able to assist a family who’s been impacted financially by the loss of a parent’s job or the medical condition of a family member. For more information on how you can help, email info@hannonelec
2016 Award Winners
Thomas A. Deubler, President and CEO of North Easton Savings Bank has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Business Citizen Award. For over 30 years Deubler has played an integral role in the growth and success of the bank, and under his leadership he has encouraged every bank employee to volunteer and serve their community. He has also advocated for the financial support of numerous non-profits in town as well has dedicated countless hours of his own time serving these organizations. The recipient of the 2016 Community Service Scholarship is Anna L. Nelson of Oliver Ames High School. This award is given to a high school senior to recognize a service project that has positively impacted the local community and its citizens. Nelson will be recognized for her years of volunteerism at School on Wheels of Massachusetts. Both awards will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Business Appreciation Night on January 26.
New online application & payment
The chamber is excited to announce it just launched a new online application and payment option to the website. New members can join and current members can renew online. See the drop-down menu under Membership.
Annual Business Appreciation Night-January 26, 2017
The Chamber is excited to announce that the annual Business Appreciation Night will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6 pm, Easton Country Club. All members of the Easton business community are welcome to attend. Members receive 2 complimentary tickets and non-members are $30 each. The featured speaker will be Jim Orcutt, founder of My Brother’s Keeper. The evening will also feature the presentation of two awards:
Outstanding Business Citizen Award – nomination form.
Community Service Scholarship – application form.
The deadline to nominate or apply for an award is Monday, December 5, 2016.
The American Pickers, Mike and Frank (History Channel show), are thinking about heading to Massachusetts this October and their job is to look for people throughout the region that may be owners of large private collections of items. These items can be anything from old cars and car parts to sheds filled with large old neon signs — the more the merrier are always encouraged. We are helping to spread the word in the Easton area so that people have the opportunity to give them an idea of what kinds of gems may be in our community.Phone number: 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878)
More about Mike and Frank: http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers
Easton Economic Development Council
Released a new website, Think Easton
The site is designed to showcase Easton as a great place to do business.
Community Highlight Video Series
With the support of Easton’s Economic Development Council, the Town is happy to announce the release of a new community highlight video series, viewable on the home page at www.easton.ma.us – this series highlights many of the amenities that make Easton a great place to live, work, and visit!
Save the date for the Taste of Easton scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2016
from 6-8:30 pm! Tickets go on sale April 25. Buy tickets early, the event usually sells out.
Check out the Winter Newsletter!
Annual Business Appreciation Night
The chamber is pleased to announce the guest speaker for the Business Appreciation Night scheduled for January 28, 2016 at the Easton Club. Kristi Marsh is a Celebrated National Speaker & Award Winning Author who is passionate, uplifting and inspirational. She is an eco-health speaker leading the movement for healthier bodies, homes and work environments. She has present at a press conference in Washington D.C., received a letter for the First Lady, and shared GMO education on a worldwide webinar. Her book, Little Changes, was selected as the 2014 Evergreen Gold Medal for being a ‘world-changing’ book of this millennium. Visit her website for more insight.
Annual Business Appreciation Night
Nomination forms are available for the Outstanding Business Citizen Award and Scholarship applications for the Community Service Scholarship. The deadline for submission is Monday, December 7, 2015. Both recipients will be honored at the annual Business Appreciation Night being held on Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Consider it Local
Check out the first couple of episodes of the new monthly business spotlight program on ECAT called Consider it Local.October 16, 2015Mangia celebrates their 1-year Birthday
Mangia Neapolitan Pizzeria is celebrating their 1-year work anniversary and would like to offer Easton chamber members 50% off their next office-wide lunch. Please call them at 508-285-4400 at least 1-day in advance to place your order. Delivery is available. This offer expires November 15, 2015.
1st episode of Consider it Local on ECAT
September 18, 2015
press release – Chamber thanks 10 year members
New Business Spotlight Program on ECAT
Easton Community Access Television has partnered with the Chamber on a new cable program that will spotlight a local business each month. The Chamber’s own Gail Devins, of Shoo Geese! Border Patrol will serve as the host of the show and will interview the businesses. The Chamber will kick-off their first segment at the Easton Country Club in September, and its expected to air in October. Easton Chamber of Commerce members can sign up for a monthly spotlight through the chamber office by phone or email.
My Hometown Map
The Chamber has once again partnered with My Hometown Map to provide an Easton map. The maps will be direct mailed to every household in town, reaching over 22,000 residents.My Hometown Map is an experienced publisher that has partnered with many chambers to make maps in print and online. There are some great advertising opportunities for area businesses, and discounted ads available to Easton Chamber members. Check out their website to see some online local area maps and ads. For more information please call Jerry Saval at 508-930-7065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HarborOne Bank is excited to renew ten college scholarships of $1,000 each for the upcoming academic year to deserving high school seniors who embody a commitment to community and academic excellence. Attached is a copy of the application with further details for your reference. In addition, the application can be found on the banks website – select scholarship.
Small Business Bill of Rights
On February 12, 2015 the Board of Directors of the Easton Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted to endorse the Small Business Bill of Rights as authored by State Representative Shaunna O’Connell – Third Bristol District, Taunton & Easton. Click here for more information.
Invoices for 2015 Membership Dues were mailed to all members on December 10. Payment is requested by January 31, 2015 to keep one’s membership in good standing. If payment is postmarked by January 2, deduct $20.
Member Referral Credit
If a current members refers a business to join the Chamber before January 31, 2015, they receive a $50 credit towards their 2015 membership dues.
On June 9, 2014, the Board of Selectmen approved a charge for the Economic Development Council of Easton. The council charge is available here.This Council is tasked with the promotion of sustainable economic development of the Town of Easton through collaboration with neighborhoods, businesses, and regional governments to create employment opportunities and sustainable growth.Membership of this Council is composed as follows:Seven (7) persons appointed by the Board of Selectmen consisting of: two (2) Board of Selectmen members, the Town Administrator, and (4) private sector appointees chosen from a pool of candidates who applied for a seat on the council.