Banker & Tradesman: Brockton’s “Step in the Right Direction”

Brockton is a 35-minute train ride from Boston’s South Station and a century removed from its thriving era as an industrial hub that nearly 100 shoe companies called home. The decline of the city’s manufacturing base brought rising crime and poverty, and the post-war suburban boom emptied the downtown of many of its stores and […]

Chamber Hosts Neil Bluhm to Discuss Casino Future

The application process continues for Brockton to receive the available state gaming license required to move forward with plans for developing a resort casino and entertainment destination on the site of the Brockton Fairgrounds. Since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs announced it would grant the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe the 155 acres in Taunton needed […]

Chamber is Leader in Economic, Political, & Social Activity

As part of the Metro South Chamber’s active accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an environmental scan is produced that summarizes the trends, analysis, and outlook of the Metro South Region, and how the Chamber is involved. Take a look at some of the ways the Metro South Chamber has led or been involved […]

CapeFLYER Train Service Comes to Brockton

At a special press conference held on July 1, 2015, it was announced by Mayor Bill Carpenter and the Cape Cod RTA, along with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, that the CapeFLYER’s weekend train service will now include a stop in Brockton! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the service will operate on Friday evenings and […]

“Careers in Health” Initiative Celebrates Success!

It was on year ago when the Metro South Chamber of Commerce was awarded with a $40,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation to support higher education programs. The award program was part of a partnership between the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and Lumina Foundation to engage the business community in efforts to increase […]

Chamber Testifies at EPA Hearing – “Jobs at Stake”

Chamber Chairman of Economic Development Pat Ciaramella of OCPC and Chamber President and CEO, Christopher Cooney testified before the United States Environmental Protection Agency in support of flow measures for the Brockton Area Water Reclamation Facility (BAWRF). City, County, and State Department of Environmental Affairs officials have all endorsed a flow rate of 20.5 million […]

Chamber Supports Brockton Destination Resort Casino

In the wake of losing six hundred jobs after entertainment gaming (dog racing)was banned in Massachusetts by referendum a few years ago, The Metro South Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted that if entertainment gaming were made legal again in Massachusetts that this region, the Metro South region, should be given top priority. “In […]

Chamber Convenes Regional Roundtable for Priorities

In an effort to encourage regional collaboration, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce recently convened a Regional Roundtable Discussion, bringing together regional town managers, chairmen, and affiliates into one room. The forum provided an opportunity for municipal leaders to connect, share areas of interest and concern, and learn about some of the Chamber’s current regional […]

101st Annual Meeting Draws 500+, Elects Sue Joss as Chair

A sold-out crowd of nearly 500 business people attended the Metro South Chamber of Commerce 101st Annual Meeting & Expo on November 19, 2014 ­­at the Conference Center at Massasoit in Brockton, sponsored by Crescent Credit Union, UMASS Donahue Institute, and Bridgewater State University. The event celebrated the conclusion of the Metro South Chamber’s 100th […]

South Shore Women’s Business Network Becomes Affiliate

Chamber Affiliates Grow Combined Membership to Over 1,600 The South Shore Women’s Business Network (SSWBN), dedicated to the success of over 300 members, recently signed an affiliation agreement with the Metro South Chamber of Commerce. With this latest addition of an affiliate it brings the total number of business members to more than 1,600. SSWBN […]