The Chamber is celebrated 100 years of serving the business community in 2013. The year long celebration included special events, publications and a campaign to raise money for the building, and concluded in an Open House celebration so that sponsors, members, and the community had the chance to see the renovations made possible through their generous donations.
The Metro South Chamber of Commerce raised over the goal of $350,000 for modifications and updates including a new roof for the 60 School Street building in Brockton, new carpets, fresh paint, updated technology and other needed improvements to the building. As the hub for business in the area, the Chamber not only connects businesses but helps new businesses succeed. With the necessary improvements and a modern updated facility, the Chamber’s building will reflect the progressive thinking characterized by the Chamber and portray the image of a successful, well funded and supported organization within the community.
A Place to Preserve Your Good Name
In order to bolster these efforts, we need your support! You can make a difference for the Metro South economy. A gift of $250, $500 or any amount you are able to contribute will make a considerable impact on enhancing the competitiveness and advancement of entrepreneurs and workers in the Metro South region. Your donation is tax deductible.
In acknowledgement of your donation, your business or organization will appear on the donor’s page with a link to your own website. Schedule a time to visit the Chamber Office and learn more by contacting Christopher Cooney, Chamber President & CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org, 508.586.0500 x 223.
Why is this a good investment? Take a closer look…
- The Chamber Office houses business partners; the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO), SCORE Counselors, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), Brockton 21st Century Corporation, Brockton Redevelopment Authority (BRA), MassDevelopment, Attorney General’s HomeCorps, Health in Careers Partnership and Brockton Parking Authority.
- The Business Assistance Center within the building contains useful business resources, including computers, programs and workshops, furthering the education and workforce development within the community.
- The Connecting Activities Program, offered through the Chamber, connects youth with employers for valuable internship opportunities.
- The Edison Business Incubators within the Chamber building provide below market rental space for start-up and expanding enterprises needing assistance.
- The Chamber and the Metro South Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) advocate for business, opposing the Meals Tax, encouraging a lower commercial tax rate, and tackling regional water supply/water reclamation issues.
The Metro South Chamber of Commerce building, located at 60 School Street in Brockton, is part of the Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station built between 1883 and 1907. It was here that Thomas Edison first perfected and demonstrated one of his greatest inventions of all time, the underground three-wire incandescent illumination and electrical distribution system. Much of Thomas Edison the history can still be seen within the building’s brick walls.