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The New Bedford Area

Chamber Focus Business News for and about Members of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Inside January - February 2016 Message from the CEO ..........................2 Friday Forums .........................................3 2016 Legal Holidays Calendar...............5 Good News ..............................................6 Welcome New Members ......................10 Featured Member Discounts ...............13 Connecting Activities ...........................14

January - February 2016

The 28th Annual Greater New Bedford Home Show will be held March 5th & 6th The 28th Annual Greater New Bedford Home Show is being held at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School located at 1121 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford on Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (both days).

furnishings, in-home specialty parties, decorating, mattresses and everything in between, then this is the show you want to exhibit in! Exhibiting at the Greater New Bedford Home Show will give you the opportunity to show current and potential customers what your business can add to their home, family and life.

If your company specializes in the areas of: home improvements, health & wellness, garden & outdoor specialty services, landscaping, arts & crafts, home

Being the largest home and lifestyle show in the region, this event provides area residents the unique chance to learn and connect with area home, service and

2016 Home Show Sponsors

product providers face to face. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with thousands of area residents looking to improve their homes. There will also be a limited number of educational workshops and seminars available for exhibitors to showcase their products and services in an informative manner. Spread your company’s message in an interactive way by engaging with thousands of local residents at the 2016 Greater New Bedford Home Show.

To secure your space in the 2016 Greater New Bedford Home Show, or for more information please contact Deven Tillman, Manager of Programs and Events, at the New Bedford Area Chamber, 508-999-5231, ext. 26 or visit For updates and news about the event, be sure to “like” the Home Show on Facebook at NewBedfordHomeShow.

The New Bedford Area Chamber Focus is the official news publication of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce 794 Purchase Street • New Bedford, MA 02740 508-999-5231 • fax 508-999-5237 • Editor: Rebecca Laliberte • Photographer: Rebecca Laliberte Board of Directors Chair of the Board David Maher, Lockheed Martin Chair Elect Joseph Michaud, Law Office of Joseph L. Michaud Vice Chair of Government Affairs Kim Perry, Waring Sullivan Homes of Memorial Tribute/SCI Vice Chair of Economic Affairs Beth Sylvia Caldwell, Sylvia Group Vice Chair of Membership Advancement Jeffrey P. Pagliuca, Webster Bank Vice Chair of Community Affairs Daniel E. Waltz, Southern Mass Credit Union Treasurer Carl W. Taber, BayCoast Bank Immediate Past Chair Mary Harrington, South Coast Consulting LLC Directors Nathan Araujo, R4L Management Henry Arruda, WJFD-FM Stephen Canessa, Southcoast Health Systems Hank Conaty, Acushnet Company Stephen W. Connulty, Paul & Dixon Insurance Wendy Cullum, Michel Cullum Associates Ron Ellis, Edward Jones Gail Fortes, YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts Jeffrey Glassman, Darn It, Inc. Ellen Gitlin, Diversified Marketing Group Jen Hartley, Hampton Inn Bob Jackson, Courtyard by Marriott Gerry Kavanaugh, UMASS-Dartmouth Chuck Lord, AHEAD Lynne Mastera, Precix Lynn Motta, BankFive Peter J. Muise, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union Caroline Paradis, Junior Achievement John Sbrega, Bristol Community College John Silva, Santander Bank A. Jack Silva, Bristol County Savings Bank Rober Unger, Unger LeBlanc Nate Weare, Fairfield Inn & Suites Martha Worley, Worley Beds Factory Outlet Director Emeritus Joel E. Burns Your Chamber Staff 508-999-5231 President & CEO, Rick Kidder - Ext. 25 Director of Operations & Finance, Dorothy Botelho, IOM - Ext. 20 Manager of Workforce & Business Development, Ian Abreu - Ext. 24 Supported Employment Network Coordinator, Joanne Rego - Ext. 28 Communications Manager, Rebecca Laliberte - Ext. 27 Programs & Events Manager - Deven Tillman - Ext. 26 Membership Development Account Representative - Alex Paleologos - Ext. 29

Chamber Update

A brief report on Chamber Activities from the President/CEO Every new year is a re-birth of sorts. We make resolutions, and sometimes we keep them. We make resolutions we may not be able to keep, but if we fixed everything about ourselves in one year, what good would the next new year be? The New Bedford Area Chamber is no different from the rest of us as individuals. The Chamber also makes resolutions, and all we resolve is designed to make the member experience better and better every day and to place the needs of the member at the core of what we do.

el best practices for business by being a not-for-profit that functions as if a for-profit company. As a 501.c.6 organization, the Chamber is a non-profit entity, but we represent the forprofit job creators of the business community. We exist to help businesses improve their bottom lines, and to do so we, too, must maintain a healthy balance sheet and adhere to a strong budgetary process that helps ensure our ability to serve the business community in perpetuity. The Chamber helps the business community grow by growing ourselves, and the year ahead is targeting membership growth as a priority. You, our loyal members, can help us grow through your referrals.

Resolution # 1: The Chamber will work every day with all of our members in the knowledge that we are not entitled to their membership. Resolution # 4: The Chamber will innovate because it is only through innovaEvery member of the New Bedford tion that we build on our success. Area Chamber of Commerce must feel in some way touched by the qual- One of the few banned concepts within ity and relevance of our programming our organization is “But we never did it and service. Loyalty is earned through that way.” This chamber is only going to delivering best in class service, anticipat- succeed in relevance if it attempts to iming members’ needs and continuous im- prove every program we offer through provement in all things we do. We must innovation. New ideas are encouraged, always be better than we were the year and they can come from anywhere. Our before at being essential to our mem- members can give us new ideas. Our bers’ success. Board can provide new ideas, and the staff is encouraged and rewarded for Resolution #2: The Chamber will be the new thinking every day. Great compaactive voice of business before all lev- nies institutionalize and embrace innoels of government and guardians of the vation, and companies that fail to do so business climate in our service area. ultimately fade away. The business community dedicates most or all of its resources to supporting the growth and activities of the businesses they run. Most businesses have few resources of time and energy to track the goings-on of government and to do so would detract from their abilities to get their jobs done. The Chamber exists, in part, to represent businesses collectively to help ensure that the environment in which our businesses operate is the best possible to allow for success. As a unified voice representing a thousand businesses, the Chamber’s voice is strong and impactful. Resolution #3: The Chamber will mod-

For 130 years this Chamber has supported the business community. We must hold fast to our values and our strengths and build on those through realizing our potential every day. On behalf of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and offer you our assistance in accomplishing all of your business resolutions for the year ahead. Sincerely,

Rick Kidder

Connecting businesses on the SouthCoast from Wareham to Westport


SouthCoast Young Professionals Network Continues to Serve its Community The SouthCoast Young Professionals Network held its quarterly “CEO Unplugged” series on December 3, 2015 with Darn It! Inc. President & CEO, Jeffrey Glassman.

continued as the group wrapped holiday gifts for the Child & Family Service “Holiday Hope Project” in which toys and clothing were distributed to families in need this holiday season.

members and other young professionals groups to attract and retain young talent in the SouthCoast region while also establishing our next generation of business and community leaders.

For more information on the SouthCoast Young Professionals Network please contact Alex Paleologos, at 508-999-5231 ext. 29.

Some of the topics discussed amongst Over a dozen local young professionals the well-attended group of young attended the event and were able to professionals were how to “lead by wrap dozens of gifts for our community. example” and build your business. The event was another installment of The SCYPN’s “CEO Unplugged” series the SCPYN “V.I.P.” (Volunteer Initiative is held quarterly and provides young Project). These events bring young professionals with an opportunity to professionals together to give back to connect with and learn from successful our community. In addition to wrapping local CEO’s. Aimed to be a source of gifts for local families need, past projects inspiration and a wealth of knowledge, have also included also helping on the the CEO’s share their personal farm at Sharing the Harvest Community experiences and journey to success with Farm. the participants in an informal, small The mission of the SouthCoast Young group setting. Professionals Network is to work with The busy month for the SCYPN local and regional leaders, Chamber

Friday Forums will begin in January of 2016 Friday Forums are the newest addition to the programs and events offered by the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. These informative presentations give our members the opportunity to learn from experts and each other on a variety of topics. Knowledge is power and

Friday Forums will provide a plethora of information that will benefit your business and add to its SUCCESS! The first edition of Friday Forums will be held on January, 22nd 2016. The presentation from Spectrum Marketing Group will be regarding an innovative way to buy media online. Programmatic Media Buying helps businesses advertise directly to a target market, eliminating waste and becoming more cost effective using laser specific methods. The world is constantly evolving technologically and becoming more reliant on the internet. It is vital for companies to stay up to date and informed on new ways to advertise and market their business. Learn how to take advantage of the

modern, laser specific tools the internet has to offer while saving a substantial amount of advertising expenses from the experts at the Spectrum Marketing Group.

ownership and management successions, as well as business and family continuity. This presentation will inform any business owner on how to achieve a smooth changeover when it comes time to make On February 5th the U.S. Small Business the difficult decision to transition. Administration (SBA) will hold a Friday Forum helping those looking to start or The entire Chamber staff is excited to expand a business. Information will be start a new program that will deliver provided on programs the SBA offers crucial business information to our members. All Friday Forums will be held in order to start a business in today’s at the Chamber Office and start at 9:00 am competitive business environment. unless stated otherwise. Some topics of interest to be discussed will include the Mass. Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), Registration to attend a Friday Forum is Counselors to America’s Small Business available online at (SCORE), SBA Guaranty loans, and under Programs and Events. Government Contracting opportunities. Seats are limited! Learn how to jump start a your dream business and watch it thrive! Currently, Friday Forums are being Another Friday Forum will be held on scheduled for April 2016. the 26th of February. The presentation For more information, will cover Business Succession Planning. sponsorship opportunities or to submit a Gain knowledge of how to successfully proposal, contact transition a business from the experts at Deven Q. Tillman, Baystate Financial. Baystate Financial Programs and Events Manger at representatives will be discussing the parties involved in transitioning a business, or call 508-999-5231.

JOIN US! Be more informed, efficient and successful in today’s competitive ever-changing world of multimedia and advertising. Learn how to help your customer and your business.

January 22, 2016

Spectrum Marketing Group presents

“The Future of Online Marketing: Programmatic Media Buying” February 5th, 2016

U.S. Small Business Administration presents

“Jump-Start Your Business In The Whaling City” February 26th, 2016 Baystate Financial presents

“Business Succession Planning” under Programs and Events. 3

N e w B e d f o r d A r e a C h a m b e r ’s 1 2 9 t h F i r s t A n n u a l N e w B e d f o r d H i g h Annual Meeting & Business Luncheon School Career Aca d e m y F a i r B r i d g e s Gap Between Stud e n t s a n d Wo r k f o r c e The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize organizations for their significant investment and contribution to the economic development, educational leadership and outstanding service of the region with the presentation of the 2015 Greater New Bedford Economic Impact Awards, Educational Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Service Award. The awards were presented on November 12, 2015 at the Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting & Business Luncheon at Century House in Acushnet. These businesses, through their investment, have generated economic growth, helped positively impact schools and provided outstanding service throughout the Greater New Bedford Area. The Economic impact awards were presented to four businesses, Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corporation, HTP (Heat Transfer Products), SouthCoast Behavioral Health and LaFrance Hospitality. Since January 2014 Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp. activated 59,000 square feet of underutilized mill space which created 240 new jobs. This new investment in the Upper Harbor district of New Bedford cost approximately $9 million. HTP (Heat Transfer Products): HTP is a recognized innovation leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of space and water heating products. They recently invested $2.9 million to acquire and refurbish a vacant building in the New Bedford Business Park This expansion retained 178 employees, 69 whom are New Bedford residents, and will create 44 new jobs. SouthCoast Behavioral Health: SouthCoast Behavioral Health is a new 120 bed in-patient facility located in Dartmouth provides improved mental health services including both psychiatric and substance abuse issues. The 80,000 sq. ft. facility was constructed at a cost of $33 million and sits on 21 acres and was built with efficient lighting and hot wa4

ter facilities. To date they have hired 145 On Tuesday, January 5th, the Greater employees and project to have hired 250 New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership and Junior Achievement people at full operation. helped co-sponsor the first annual “CaLaFrance Hospitality – TownPlace: The reer Academy Fair” for New Bedford TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel High School freshmen. and Rosebrook Event Center in Wareham opened April 3, 2015. Construction The purpose of the event was to costs for the 60K sq. ft. hotel and event help assimilate ninth graders at the center is $12M, and the hotel has created high school to the National Acad33 new jobs with the potential of up to emy Foundation (NAF) career academy course model as well as priority 50 new jobs. industry career paths throughout the This year’s Educational Leadership Greater SouthCoast region. Award was presented to New Bedford Festival Theatre. For over 10 straight academic school years, Executive Producer Armand Marchand and Artistic Director George Charbonneau have taken Connecting Activities interns from both New Bedford and Dartmouth High School. New Bedford Festival Theatre also hosts a summer apprenticeship program for local New Bedford and surrounding community Public School students where they can learn about theatre, arts and humanities. They work hand-in-hand with theatre professionals during live summer productions.

The Outstanding Service awards was presented to Tracey Medeiros of BankFive. Tracey Medeiros is the Banking Officer – Branch Manager at BankFive located in Fairhaven. In her four year career with BankFive, Tracey’s branch ranked #1 in increased customer deposit growth and she has been promoted three times. Tracey is a vivacious member of the Ambassadors Council for the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. She also sits on the board of the Fairhaven Business Association, is the current Treasurer of the Fairhaven Rotary Club, and has served as President of the Polish Women’s Business Professional Club. She is actively involved in the community and donates her time to the Teach BankFive Literacy Program at Millicent Library as well as educates students at Fairhaven High about finance and banking.

and educational partnership to help highlight all of the career possibilities that our local employers have all while providing a legitimate, sustainable ‘college and career’ pathway for each student.”

Local employers who participated in the “Career Academy Fair” were: Southcoast Health System, Bristol County Savings Bank, Southern Mass Credit Union, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union, Apollo Safety, HTP (Heat Transfer Products), Lockheed Martin Sippican, Pidalia, Northeast Maritime, New The current high school career acad- Bedford National Park, Child & Family emies are: Engineering, Information Services, Doctors Express Urgent Care Technology (IT), Health & Human and The Oaks Nursing Center. Services, Arts & Humanities and Finance. Prior to the event, dozens of Junior Achievement community volunteers visited with each of these ninth grade students in the classroom and prepared them for this fair by educating them career clusters, job interviewing and resume writing.

If you would like more information about volunteering at a future Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities “Career Academy” event, please contact New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Manager of Workforce & Business Development Ian Abreu at: (508) 999-5231, ext. 24, “The classroom instruction provided or, via email at by JA Volunteers was designed to hance the Career Fair experience for the students, encouraging them to become more self-aware, recognizing those things that make them unique individuals such as their skills and interests, as well as their educational and career goals,” said Bristol Community College About the Connecting Activities Partnership Career Specialist and JA Volunteer Kris- The Greater New Bedford Connecting tin Almeida. Activities Partnership, a collaboration of The “Career Academy” Fair was an astounding success due to the collaboration of many different communitybased partners. “This event was a great example of our community collaborating and working together to help our local students make a more informed choice about their career pathway,” said New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Manager of Workforce & Business Development Ian Abreu. “The reality is that there are plenty of great employment opportunities available throughout Greater New Bedford across the board in many priority industries. It is our job as a workforce

the City of New Bedford Office of the Mayor, the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council, Bristol Community College and the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, promotes the connecting of academic and workplace learning through Connecting Activities workplace internships. Area employers assist High School seniors to make more informed decisions about their future education and career choices. Currently, we service students at Dartmouth High School, Fairhaven High School, New Bedford High School, Old Colony Regional Voc-Tech and Old Rochester Regional High School. More information about the partnership is available at or by calling (508) 999-5231.

Good Morning SouthCoast! January & February - Two Fantastic Programs Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:30-9 a.m. New Bedford Whaling Museum, Harbor View Gallery: 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA 02740 Holding office since January 2012, Jon Mitchell is New Bedford’s thirtyeighth mayor. In November 2013, he was the first sitting New Bedford mayor since 1866 not to be opposed for reelection. Jon has sought to re-establish New Bedford as one of the leading cities in the Northeast. Since he took office, New Bedford has moved aggressively to reform its school system, to modernize the Port of New Bedford, to solidify the downtown’s status as the cultural and economic center of Southeastern Massachusetts, and to raise the quality of life of every neighborhood. Under Jon’s leadership, New Bedford has emerged as one of the greenest cities in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, New Bedford is second only to Honolulu in solar energy production per capita, and is poised to become the birthplace of the American offshore wind industry.

Join us on Feb. 18, 2016, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 for the February Good Morning SouthCoast! breakfast.

Keynote speaker for the February edition is Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser

Holidays 2016

New Years Day • Jan. 1, Fri.

Labor Day • Sept. 5, Mon.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day • Jan. 18, Mon.

Columbus Day • Oct. 10, Mon.

Presidents’ Day • Feb. 15, Mon.

Veterans Day • Nov. 11th Nov. 11, Fri.

Patriots’ Day • Apr. 18, Mon.

Thanksgiving Day • Nov. 24, Thurs.

Memorial Day • May 30, Mon.

Christmas Day • Dec. 25, Sun.

Independence Day • July 4, Mon.

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As Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser directs the Executive Office of Education which is responsible for early education, K-12, and higher education in Massachusetts. Secretary Peyser sits on each of the boards governing the Commonwealth’s education agencies – Department of Early Education and James W. Hunt, Esq. is Vice President Care, Department of Elementary and responsible for overseeing Eversource Secondary Education, and Department Energy’s regulatory affairs and commu- of Higher Education as well as the nity relations activities in Connecticut, University of Massachusetts system. Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He is Governor Baker’s top advisor His duties include guiding and oversee- on education and helps shape the ing the company’s day-to-day interac- Commonwealth’s education reform tions with state utility regulators and agenda. local officials, as well as developing and This popular breakfast series is a highimplementing community relations and profile, fast-paced and educational economic development strategies that program geared towards executives, foster Eversource Energy’s role as an ac- senior managers, professionals and small tive, visible and reliable corporate pres- business owners. Each of the programs ence in every part of its service territory. has a business-oriented focus and Because of his expertise in clean energy, features a popular speaker to present on sustainable development, and commu- a topic of interest to local businesses. nity engagement, Jim plays a leadership The Good Morning SouthCoast! role in advancing Eversource Energy’s breakfast program is also a great way to Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. network with other Chamber members! The cost to attend which includes a buffet breakfast is $27.50 for members/$45.00 for non-members $250.00 for a table of ten (members) For more information or to register, visit or call, 508-999-5231. 5

Good News! L a f r a n c e H o s p i t a l i t y in the region went to South Shore was presented by Surgent Professional Park Zoo. Ms. Monoyios will make a special Education, a leader in the field of visit to the Gomes School in New Bedford W i n s S t a t e A w a r d F o r Millwork of Norton. continuing professional education for to visit with students who are working Rosebrook Hotel Boston The Lafrance Hospitality Company received a Massachusetts Economic Impact Award for its development of a TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Rosebrook Events Center in Wareham.

Presenting the award to Mr. Lafrance, master of ceremonies Lisa Hughes, a WBZ-TV anchor, said the Wareham hotel created 33 new jobs and invested $12 million in the community. She noted that the company is a major sponsor of the Wareham Oyster Festival and also supports numerous other local organizations and initiatives.

BankFive Hires Veteran Banker Maria L. Urdi as Senior Vice President-Director of Risk and Compliance BankFive announced that it has hired Maria L. Urdi as SeniorVice PresidentDirector of Risk and Compliance. She is responsible for bank-wide risk The hotel and conference center management and compliance, as well anchor the A.D. Makepeace Company’s as oversight of Bank Secrecy Act and Rosebrook Place development on Route Community Reinvestment Act activities. 28 at I-195/I-495. The A.D. Makepeace Company nominated Lafrance for the Urdi has extensive prestigious award. experience in risk management and The awards are issued annually by compliance. Positions MassEcon, a private organization she has previously whose mission is to advance economic held include Vice development across the Commonwealth President-Audit, of Massachusetts. President Richard Compliance & CRA Lafrance accepted the award on behalf at Randolph Savings of the Westport-based company. He Bank, Stoughton, was joined at the awards luncheon at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel by Mass.; Compliance Officer-Retail Financial Renee Dufour, director of corporate Services Group at Pierce Atwood LLC, and employee relations; Wareham Town Boston; and Senior Vice President-Chief Administrator Derek Sullivan; A.D. Risk Officer at Slades Ferry Bank, Somerset, Makepeace Company President and Mass. CEO Michael P. Hogan; Robert Karam, vice chairman of the A.D. Makepeace Urdi, of Easton, received a bachelor’s degree Company Board of Directors; and from Stonehill College, North Easton, Mass. Linda Burke, the ADM vice president She is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager. of marketing and communication. Gov. Charlie Baker was the keynote speaker, telling the 18 award winners John T. Lally CPA, PC is pleased to and some 400 other attendees, “Thank announce that John T. Lally CPA and you so much for aspiring to do great Kathy Bergeron have completed the things, and thank you for investing in the seminar Commonwealth.” “The Best Income Tax, Estate Tax and The Lafrance Hospitality Company won Financial Planning Ideas of 2015” . the silver award in the Southeastern Lally commented that this seminar will Massachusetts category. Gold went to help the firm provide its clients with the clothing manufacturer Joseph Abboud latest tax saving strategies. This seminar of New Bedford, and the bronze award 6

CPA’s and other financial professionals. John T. Lally CPA, PC provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to small businesses and individuals in the SouthCoast region.

NBSO Announces Educational Program Collaboration The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Buttonwood Park Zoo for the 2015-2016 “Learning in Concert” program, Adaptations in Motion: Animal and Musical. This fall, an NBSO trio of musicians and Education Director, Terry Wolkowicz traveled to over fifty area schools to perform live music in an interactive, cross-curricular program. In this first phase of the program, children heard how classical music demonstrates the same principles of locomotion as shown in various species. Musical compositions were paired with specific types of locomotion that trace motion from ancient fish swimming in water, to Tiktaalik, the revolutionary discovery marking the fish that first emerged from water, to modern day tetrapods that crawl, climb, jump and run on land today. Following the in-school performances, all children received a free pass to the Buttonwood Park Zoo. and a special TRAM map to continue the exploration of motion in animals and music. The zoo has designated TRAM stops posted throughout the zoo where children can observe different types of animal locomotion. While at each TRAM stop, a parent can scan a QR code on their phone which will then launch a video performance of our NBSO trio playing the musical piece that matches the specific motion of each species (crawling, flying, running, climbing, swimming).

on scientific illustrations throughout the school year with Lt. Scott Carola, a New Bedford police officer and talented artist. Lt. Carola’s teaching time at Gomes is due to the generosity of the New Bedford Police Department, with art supplies being donated by the New Bedford Police Union and Dr. Christopher Wolkowicz.

At the Young People’s Concert on February 29, 2016, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will perform the World Premiere of Adaptations in Motion, where over 4,000 student composers, using various compositional techniques, skillfully create musical adaptations that replicate through music the gradual progression of ancient species who moved from swimming and gliding in water to moving, walking or running on land. The concert will also feature scientific illustrations completed by the students, as well as student video interviews and footage collected from our yearlong exploration.

Sylvia Group Welcomes Diane Safioleas to Personal Insurance Team

Diane Safioleas.

Dartmouth, MA Sylvia Group, an agency known for its industry expertise and high level of customer service, recently enhanced its Personal Insurance team with the addition of Client Manager

A lifelong New Bedford resident, Safioleas joined Sylvia Group after 23 years at Help-U-Insure Insurance Agency in Fairhaven, where she worked in multiple While 12,000 students received these special roles, including as customer TRAM passes, any visitors to the zoo can ser vice representative and licensed producer. participate. The NBSO and Buttonwood Park Zoo are also collaborating with a special visit from Kalliopi Monoyios, a Denver-based scientific illustrator who created the visual representation of Tiktaalik. She will be traveling to several local schools and giving a presentation on her work at the Buttonwood

As Client Manager at Sylvia Group, Safioleas is a primary contact for Personal Insurance service issues, including completion and review of applications, renewal requests and endorsements to ensure they comply with underwriting authority and guidelines.

Good News! A graduate of New Bedford High School, Safioleas is active in raising funds for organizations and events including the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Relay for Life and various programs in support of the New Bedford Police Department, in which her husband, Bryan, is a sergeant. Diane also is a past vice president of the New Bedford High School Hockey Booster Club, which raised and distributed more than $20,000 in scholarships during her eight years in office.

spending decisions. Every year St. Anne’s participates in multiple Credit for Life Fairs at local High Schools and the Credit Union’s employees are looking forward to doing so again during this school year.

Seastreak To Operate Seasonal Fer r y Ser vice Between New New VP of Downtown New Bedford earns construction insurance designation Bedford And Nantucket Dartmouth, MA - Amid preparations for one of New Bedford’s most popular festivals

Direct run New Bedford to Nantucket in earlier this fall, Jill White also was under two hours begins in 2016 immersed in a demanding professional The Seastreak Whaling City Express has a education program. new course plotted, and will be providing With White serving on the event seasonal passenger service between New committee and coordinating volunteers, Bedford and Nantucket in under two the New Bedford Seaport Chowder hours! Festival on October 18 drew about 3,000

Donna Haley joins St. Anne’s as Fairhaven Originator Fall River, MA : Ross R. Upton, president and CEO of St. Anne’s Credit Shown in the picture are: (Top picture, left to right) Stephen Parr, Commercial Loan Union of Fall River, announced that Donna Officer; Donna Haley, Fairhaven Branch Haley has joined the Credit Union as the Mortgage Originator; Mary Camara, Fairhaven Office Mortgage Originator, Human Resources Assistant; Kayleigh serving Fairhaven, Wareham and extending Holt, Marketing Assistant; Andrew Olejarz, towards the Cape and the Plymouth area. Information Security Officer; Linda Morad, Donna joins the Credit Union with over 25 Senior Business Development Specialist; years of lending experience, most recently Elizabeth Teixeira, New Bedford Branch with Bridgewater Credit Union. Donna Head Teller; Kelly Baldwin, Marketing & is “excited to start working with a strong CRA Officer.

mortgage team and a Credit Union that is (Bottom picture, at the table left to right) active in the community.” Linda Morad, Senior Business Development St. Anne’s Employees Take Part Specialist; Andrew Olejarz, Information Security Officer; Tim Souza, New Bedford in Credit for Life Fair Branch Mortgage Originator; Jean Correia, Fall River, Massachusetts, December Somerset Branch Mortgage Originator. 2, 2015: Ten St. Anne’s Credit Union employees participated in their first Credit for Life Fair of this school year on Wednesday, December 2nd at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. Credit for Life Fairs teach Junior class students the basics of budgeting and managing credit through a fun, interactive exercise. Students are assigned incomes and credit scores, dictated by their grades and attendance, and then have to create a monthly budget by visiting different booths at the fair that pertain to the various aspects of life, such as housing, transportation, groceries, and insurance to name just a few. St. Anne’s employees act as “credit counselors” during these fairs and are available to provide the students with advice and guidance regarding their budgeting and

positions at Citizens Bank, Compass S y l v i a G r o u p ’ s J i l l W h i t e Bank, and CBRE. He is a resident of Recognized f or Professional Fairhaven, Mass. Achievement, Civic Commitment

BankFive Hires Russell A. Bergeron as Vice President, Facilities and Security B a n k F i v e announced that it has hired Russell A. Bergeron as Vice President, Facilities and Security. Bergeron has overall responsibility for facilities management, physical security, and financial crimes investigations for the bank’s main office, 12 branches and two loan offices. Bergeron has held facilities management

James Barker, Seastreak President, said “Seastreak is delighted to announce the inauguration of the New BedfordNantucket ferry connection. It is an indication of our continuing growth in the level of service we provide and a renewal of the historical relationship that exists between the island of Nantucket and the Whaling City. The benefits are across the board for all of our constituencies. Our passengers can avoid the stress of sitting in Cape traffic, and Cape roads are relieved of traffic congestion during the summer months. ” “We are pleased with the Steamship Authority’s decision to allow the expanded service,” John Silvia, Seastreak Operations Manager, stated. “The schedule will allow residents of Nantucket and visitors alike to travel round trip in one day and conduct business either on the mainland or on island. There are special island resident, senior, and child fares available, and customers can book reservations directly on the Seastreak website.” The new route will begin operating with two weekday trips Monday through Thursday and three weekend trips Friday through Sunday beginning May 27, 2016 through September 6, 2016. Seastreak offers high-speed catamaran services to points in Manhattan from Central New Jersey, seasonal ferry service to Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, and seasonal ferry service to Nantucket beginning in 2016. The catamarans are also available for private charter, and special event services are offered year round. For more information, visit or call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743).

visitors to the waterfront to sample food from more than 20 SouthCoast restaurants and raised close to $17,000 for

Downtown New Bedford, Inc. to promote and support local businesses. Ten days later, she was installed as Vice President of Downtown New Bedford and chair of all the organization’s events, adding to her role on its board of directors. And the professional education program? On November 17, White received her Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certificate from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), adding to a list of credentials that make her a highly respected Commercial Lines Account Executive with area insurance, employee benefits and financial planning leader Sylvia Group. A lifelong Dartmouth resident and member of Sylvia Group since 2012, White earned the CRIS designation by completing a series of five courses designed to provide insurance professionals with specialized expertise in construction insurance and risk management: • Commercial Auto, Surety, CIPs and Misc. Lines. • Commercial Liability Insurance for Contractors. • Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction. • Property Insurance for Contractors. • Workers Compensation for Contractors

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Join Us on a Trip to Cuba! September 8-15, 2016

The New Bedford Area Chamber of ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME TRIP Commerce announced that it is offering a trip to Cuba in September, 2016 for Travelers will also have the opportunity members of the organization and their to meet with local business owners and friends and families. discuss the challenges and opportunities of owning a business in Cuba if they so The six-day, seven-night trip runs from wish. September 8 - 15th of 2016. The trip is priced at $2,849 per person double Price is based on double occupancy. A occupancy and includes airfare from $500 per person deposit is due at the Boston to Miami, and the international time of registration and is included in flight to Cuba. The trip includes: one the total fare. The trip balance is due Night in Miami (Marriott Hotel or on or before June 17, 2016 (90 days similar), a tour of “Little Havana,” prior to departure). A valid passport is two nights in Trinidad at the Hotel required. Travelers may obtain optional Brisas, and four nights in Havana at the cancellation waiver and insurance for an Memories Miramar. additional cost. Optional extensions and single supplements are also available. Trip highlights include: 17 total meals, a ceramic studio visit and hands-on The Chamber is sponsoring this trip pottery demonstration, Manaca Iznaga’s to Cuba in partnership with Sagres ex sugar factory and estate tour, salsa Vacations; a family-owned full service dance lesson, lunch in a typical Cuban travel agency and tour operator that is “paladar” (home grown restaurant), visit headquarted in Fall River, MA. to the Playa Giron Museum to learn about the Bay of Pigs invasion from a local expert, and a drive though the A full itinerary and additional street of Havana to dinner aboard a information about the trip can be found classic American Car. by visiting the chamber’s Web site at Also included in this once-in-a-lifetime trip is a visit to a Cigar Factory in Havana and the chance to meet local Cuban artists at their home studio and learn first-hand about their life as independent artists and their unique and revealing perspective of Cuban art today. 8

w w w. n e w b e d f o r d c h a m b e r. c o m / chamber-trips. Space is limited. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 508-9995231, ext.24.


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Welcome New Members Barley Family Healthcare Chiropractic, Wellness & Spa 270 Huttleston Ave. Fairhaven, MA 02719 (508) 997-9100

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Groundwork! Member 1213 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740 (617) 433-8113

Marine Hydraulics Nordic Fisheries,Inc.

256 Herman Melville Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 990-2866

Terra Cura, Inc.

Groundwork! Member 1213 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 561-0064

Cafe Restaurante Algarve, Inc. 128 County Street New Bedford, MA 02744 (508) 858-5043

INEX Advisors, LLC

Groundwork! Member 1213 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740

Noreast Aviation Services, Inc. 1475 Airport Road New Bedford, MA 02746 (508) 996-1832

Altus Dental Insurance Company 10 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904 (877) 223-0577

Churrascaria Novo Mundo 98c County St. New Bedford, MA 02744 (508) 991-8661


Dwell SOCO Real Estate

My Generation Energy

Fred’s Auto Maintenance

Our Lady’s Haven Skilled Nursing Center

398 County Street New Bedford, MA 02740 (407) 506-2785

126 County Street New Bedford, MA 02744 (508) 858-5121

Inner City Youth

3 Diamonds Path, Unit #2 South Dennis, MA 02660 (508) 685-6891

71 Center St. Fairhaven, MA 02719 (508) 999-4561

151 Cedar St. New Bedford, MA 02740 (774) 305-8126

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Sacred Heart Home Skilled Nursing Center

New Bedford, MA (508) 992-8163

Groundwork! Member 1213 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 858-8522

359 Summer Street New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 996-6751

Heirloom Photography


17 Gabriel Farm Drive Acushnet, MA (508) 415-3195

Leader of the Stack

Groundwork! Member 1213 Purchase Street 02740 New Bedford, MA

Marion Institute

Groundwork! Member 1213 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740

Orkin Pest Control 60 Sharp St. Hingham, MA 02043 (781) 654-1767


Groundwork! Member 1213 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 294-7665

S2G of Massachusetts 645 Belleville Ave. New Bedford, MA 02745 1-866-828-4416

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The Silverbrook Farm 934 Main Street Acushnet, MA 02743 (774) 202-1027

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Recent Events


2. 1) Volunteering to bell ring at Market Basket for The Salvation Army 2) Kids visiting Santa at the park 3) Extra-Special guest speaker Joseph Abboud at the Annual Meeting. 4) Chamber staff (Deven, Ian, Alex) wrapping gifts for SCYPN *Photo credit Sergio:






Business After Hours Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at EJ’s Restaurant & Deli 111 Huttleston Avenue Fairhaven, MA Sponsored by:

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Main Campus) Woodland Commons 285 Old Westport Road North Dartmouth Sponsored by:

Charlton College of Business

Register online for upcoming Business After Hours by visiting or calling (508) 999-5231.

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Calendar of Chamber Committee Meetings

Contact the Chamber office for more information on any of these committees.


Ambassadors Council - Thursday, Jan. 7th - 11:30am Government Affairs Committee Meeting - Friday, Jan. 8th - 8:30 a.m. SCYPN - Wednesday, Jan. 20th - 8:30 a.m. SCHRC Meeting - Wednesday, Jan. 20th - 11:30 a.m. Board of Directors - Thursday, Jan. 28th - 8:30 a.m. Chamber New Members Orientation - Friday, Jan. 29th - 12:30 a.m.


Ambassador’s Council - Thursday, Feb. 4th - 11:30am Executive Committee Meeting - Thursday, Feb. 11th - 8:30 a.m. SCYPN Meeting - Thursday, Feb. 11th - 5:30 p.m. Government Affairs Committee Meeting - Friday, Feb. 12th - 8:30 a.m. SCYPN - Wednesay, Feb. 17th - 8:00 a.m. The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Presents

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Member Spotlight Barley Wellness and Spa for your well being... Since 1988, Barley Family Healthcare has been recognized as a world-class leader in their mission to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles to South Coast residents. Doctor Dennis Barley along with his passionate team has positioned the Barley brand of services as a centerpiece in the community, creating happier, healthier families. “Wellness is a way of life for all of our employees, we truly live and believe in what we do,” said Jonell Ward, Operations Manager for the facility. When asked their thoughts on the reason Barley Health has been so successful, she insisted, “Our office feels education is the key to success, we educate our patients and clients each step of the way.” While chiropractic and rehabilitative care are great

reasons to call the Barley team, consider it only one of many. Barley Wellness, a sister brand under the umbrella of the company is recognized as one of the top Ideal Protein Clinics for weight-loss in North America. Chamber members are encouraged to tour their all-new weightloss center and luxury spa located in the Lifestyles Plaza in Fairhaven. The clinic affords members and guests the opportunity to learn about how to develop a healthy lifestyle and encourages you to call their office to schedule an appointment to tour the facility. All the tools to reaching healthy lifestyle goals in 2016 are available all in one place; Barley Family Healthcare. Contact them today and begin your path to wellness and healthy living for the new year.

Give them a call today at (774) 206.6006

SouthCoast Regional State of the City address Manufacturing Executive Mayor Jon Mitchell will deliver his State Briefing The New Bedford Area Chamber in partnership with Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend the SouthCoast Regional Manufacturing Executive Briefing on January 21st, 8:30 a.m. at the UMass Dartmouth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA. The AIM and MassMEP Regional Manufacturing Executive Briefing is one of a series of events and programs designed to respond to the recommendations in a study conducted by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) earlier this year that identified barriers to manufacturing growth as viewed by manufacturers in the Bristol County area. The goal for the program developed jointly by AIM and MassMEP, is to initiate ongoing programs and to establish a dialog to assist manufactures in the region to grow their business during the period ahead.

of the City Address over lunch on Thursday, March 24th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech High School. Each year, the Mayor delivers the State of the City address detailing past accomplishments, goals, planned policies and objectives for the city of New Bedford for the coming year. Nearly 500 business, community, media, and political leaders are expected to attend this luncheon program. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event visit or contact Deven Tillman, Programs and Events Manager at (508) 999 5231 ext. 26 email: Fees $50 - Individual Member Admission $60 - Individual Non - Member $500 - Table of Ten

News from the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) Workforce Development in Today’s World Credentialing By George Hempe, Executive Director / CEO, Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) Both employers and workers today are challenged with new realities and unknowns that current public policies and programs were not designed to address. Many factors have and are contributing to this new frontier such as The Great Recession and ever-changing industry and technology landscapes not to mention the difference in the timelines of how quickly things change today and our present educational models.

still the same: a well-educated, highly skilled, workforce which would be competitive by meeting the needs of the private and public sectors. Credentialing is one goal of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Regionally all training and education that the GNBWIB engages in through its program operators should result in a recognized credential. Below are just a few examples.

These changes include technological advancements at speeds beyond training capacity, globalization, the volatility of the labor markets, limited resources, and changes in demographics. Policies in Workforce Development and education must be literally transformed to more effectively match the needs. The goal is

Currently we are working with our advanced manufacturing consortia in the implementation of training for our employers, employees, and job seekers that will lead to a recognized credential. In this way not only the employer knows what they are getting but the employee/ job seeker better understands why and


where there training will lead them. We are also working on creating new pipelines of potential workers for this industry cluster. We have training for youth with our provider (New Directions) that leads to a recognized certificate in “customer service”. This is very helpful especially for youth because many employers are apprehensive about the job readiness of our less experienced workforce. Our Career Center (also operated by New Directions) offers training in Microsoft Office, Career Readiness 101, and other types of training that have recognized credentials. This increases the marketability of the labor force participating in these trainings and their value overall to the employers. The GNBWIB and its partners will continue

to follow WIOA’s guidelines and insist that all training/educational programs and courses lead to marketable skill sets that have been validated by the regional employers of our area. The GNBWIB is focused on creating a workforce system, not only managing workforce programs. The primary difference is a system supports the “collective impact” of many stakeholders coming together and aligning their strategies and resources to reach greater outcomes and objectives. In this manner, a more sustainable workforce can be developed indefinitely verses a series of programs that will lead to limited training but has less impact on the region and its economy.

Southeastern MA Visitors Bureau Welcomes Kelli Munroe as Tourism Coordinator The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Kelli Munroe to the Southeastern Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau team in the position of Tourism Coordinator.

Local businesses and attractions that are interested in getting more involved with the region’s tourism initiatives are encouraged to contact

Prior to being selected for this position, Kelli served as the Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator for the SE Mass Veterans Housing Program in New Bedford where she helped create their volunteer program, increased sponsorships for fundraiser and developed promotional materials.

Kelli Munroe at or call (508) 999-5231 ext. 22.

Kelli relocated to the New Bedford area from Texas three years ago. “I fell in love with the people and culture of Southeastern Massachusetts. I am excited to work with local attractions to increase tourism in this region.”

Date: January 20, 2016 - 11:30am Location: Rachel’s Lakesid in Dartmouth Topic: Generational Differences Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM Cocktail Reception Location: The Cove, Fall River Program: Networking Event Donations from all SCHRC members for Holiday Toys to be Donated to a local program for children. Bring your gift unwrapped!

ENTERPRISING MINDS by Joanne Rego, Supported Employment Network Coordinator

Area Man Makes an Amazing Come Back with Determination and Motivation Raymond Jinks is one of the most amazing and inspirational men you will ever meet. Mr. Jinks is a true gentleman who was able to face unfathomable challenges that unexpectedly came his way after a tragic accident caused a traumatic brain injury. Jinks’ story is one of an incredible come back. Prior to his accident, Jinks was the successful business owner of RDJ’s Wall and Floor Covering in Folsom California. His business specialized in hardwood floors, ceramic tile, and counter tops. In addition he also designed outdoor waterfalls and pools while keeping the best view of the yard in mind for the homeowner.

Raymond is looking for part time or s e a s o n a l employment. Jinks has tremendous experience in the area of sales or the warehouse. Raymond would be happy to be employed at either a small business or a large chain store. Jinks completely motivated to get back to work and to take another step toward After his tragic accident Jinks moved living a full life. to Massachusetts with his daughter to be nearby his sister while receiving In his free time Jinks enjoys spending rehabilitation services. While in time dining out with his daughter and rehabilitation, his doctors predicted that sister. He also enjoys weight lifting and Jinks would never walk or talk again. cardio exercise at the gym, dancing Raymond defied that bleak prognosis and Facebook/social media. Raymond and pushed himself to talk and walk especially enjoys playing Black Jack and again. While his speech and movement Poker. may be slower than before the accident, Jinks is determined to continue his If you have any questions about the progress and get his life back to the best Supported Employment Network or it can be. The next step for Raymond is are interested in hiring a person with a to find a job. Ideally he would like to stay disability please call Joanne Rego at the in the flooring industry. His expertise New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and knowledge of the flooring and tile at 508-999-5231 ext. 28 business has never left him. Jinks would certainly be an asset to any business or Mark Jardin, Employment Manager that specializes in flooring and ceramic Lifestream, Inc. at tile in the Greater New Bedford area. 508-991-6637 ext. 1033.

For more information or to register, contact Dorothy Botelho at or 508-999-5231 ext. 20. No February Meeting Corporate Sponsor:


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New Bedford Area Chamber Calendar - Upcoming Events Jan. Good Morning Jan. Business SouthCoast After Hours

Greater New Bedford Home Show

January New Member Orientation

February Business After Hours

February Good Morning SouthCoast

Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Weds., Jan. 27th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 29th 2016 12:30 - 1:30

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 5-7 p.m.

EJ’s Restaurant & Deli 111 Huttleston Avenue Fairhaven, MA

Chamber Office 794 Purchase St New Bedford, Ma 02740

$27.50 for Members $45 for non-members

Members - Free Non-Members - $25

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Main Campus) Woodland Commons 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

Sat. & Sun. March 5th & 6th 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech High School 1121 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02745 $5 to attend

Free to attend

Members – Free Non-Members $25.00

Wamsutta Club 427 County Street New Bedford, MA 02740 Member’s $27.50 Non - Members - $45.00

To register for any event or to view a calendar of upcoming Chamber events, visit newbedfordareachamber new-bedford-area-chamberof-commerce

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