Chamber Awards Small Businesses

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce recently held the 2014 Small Business Awards Breakfast & Expo at the Shaw’s Center in Brockton. Awards for Small Business of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Bank of America, were presented to businesses that have displayed employment/staying power, growth, innovation, and social responsibilities. The Small […]

When Metro South is Home, Everything’s Within Reach: Regional Branding Update

Over the past few months, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce has been collaborating with Connelly Partners, an advertising and media company contracted by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, on a major Regional Branding of the Metro South region. The goal is to create a brand identity to develop the Metro South region […]

Water/Sewer Rates: Chamber Urges Freeze

The Brockton Water Commission recently held a hearing to consider a rate increase where Chamber president and CEO Christopher Cooney, CCE testified. Cooney requested a comprehensive strategic plan be developed by the commission with specific items such as efficiency measures and cost cutting analysis be made prior to any increase. Cooney said, “Brockton is well […]

Property Tax Increases Opposed by Business Community

“Unattractive commercial property tax rates discourage business and benefit competitors,” – Chamber President and CEO, Christopher Cooney ( testimony before the Brockton City Council ) In an evening involving lengthy testimony from Cooney, the business community, and many concerned citizens, the Brocton City Council, after nineteen rounds of voting, set a new commercial tax rate […]

Chamber Centennial Draws 500+ to Celebration: Governor Patrick Pledges $32 Million; Bill Morse Re-elected Chair

A sold-out crowd of nearly 500 business people attended the Metro South Chamber of Commerce 100th Annual Meeting & Expo on November 20, 2013 at the Conference Center at Massasoit in Brockton, sponsored by Crescent Credit Union, UMass Donahue Institute, and Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board . The Centennial celebration paid homage to the Chamber’s […]

Health Care Reform Act: Myth vs. Fact

There have been many questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and for a good reason. It’s important for business owners to be aware of how the Affordable Care Act will affect their businesses. However, with all of the misconceptions about the ACA lately, this is difficult for employers to do. The U.S. Small Business […]

Loans Available to Brockton Businesses

Mayor Linda Balzotti announced today that the City of Brockton, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce and the Brockton 21st Century Corporation are working with the South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation to deliver a Micro Loan Program to the city’s small businesses.  “We recognize that small businesses in our downtown and our neighborhoods often […]

Brockton Mayoral Candidates on Business Issues

The September 17th primary election results are in and the race for Mayor will be between incumbent Linda Balzotti and Ward 6 School Committee member Bill Carpenter. The Metro South Chamber of Commerce recently raised awareness of business issues by hosting a Mayoral Candidates Forum on September 6th as part of the monthly Government Affairs […]

Chamber Leads Regional Issues

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce and the Metro South Regional Economic Development Organization  have made substantial progress on a number of regional initiatives this summer that will help promote the economic vitality of the Metro South region by competitively positioning the region, spreading awareness of the region’s value proposition, and highlighting available commercial/ development […]

Chamber Holds Retreat to Look Forward and Set Priorities

Incorporated February 14, 1913, “The purpose of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, Inc. shall be: to develop, encourage, promote, and protect the commercial, industrial, professional, financial and general business interests of the region; to promote the civic interests and to improve the quality of life in the region.” Chamber Board members and staff recently […]